Tiffany Santagati, Chair

Vice President of Operations at Greenville Housing Fund

Tiffany Santagati is vice president of operations for Greenville Housing Fund. She has spent the majority of her career in the banking industry where she served in a variety of strategic and leadership roles. Tiffany has extensive experience working in both the public and private sectors and is adept at building strong collaborative partnerships.

Tiffany has demonstrated a deep commitment to facilitating meaningful community change, promoting economic development and improving quality-of-life for those facing economic and social challenges. She volunteered in leadership roles at multiple non-profit organizations including Greenville Technical College Foundation, the Hispanic Alliance and the American Red Cross of the Upstate.

Tiffany has been recognized as a top young professional by the Greenville Chamber of Commerce and GSA Business Magazine and is a graduate of Leadership Greenville and Furman University’s Diversity Leaders Initiative at the Riley Institute.

A graduate of USC Upstate with a master’s degree in business administration from Webster University, Tiffany serves as the chair on the board for Children’s Trust.

Tiffany represents the 4th Congressional District on our board.

Tiffany Santagati, Chair

Vice President of Operations at Greenville Housing Fund

Lauren Briles

Franchise Owner of Primrose School of Greenville and Primrose School of Midtown Greenville

Lauren Briles is the franchise owner of Primrose School of Greenville and Primrose School of Midtown Greenville. As such, she is involved in all aspects of the daily operations of the schools and is a passionate advocate for quality early education.  

Lauren has also been very involved in the Greenville community volunteering with a variety of organizations. She currently serves on the South Carolina Children’s Theatre board and has held leadership positions with Greenville First Steps, Christ Church Episcopal, Augusta Road Business Association, A Child’s Haven Volunteer Board, and the Junior League of Greenville. 

Originally from Austin, Texas, she settled in Greenville after graduating from Furman University with a Bachelor of Arts in communication studies. 

Lauren represents the 3rd Congressional District on the Board of Directors.

Lauren Briles

Franchise Owner of Primrose School of Greenville and Primrose School of Midtown Greenville

Marc Brown, J.D.

Managing Attorney at Marc Brown Law Firm, LLC

Marc Brown is the managing attorney with the Marc Brown Law Firm, a personal injury law firm that serves clients throughout South Carolina and Georgia. Prior to opening his firm, Marc worked for a national law firm defending multinational corporations. 

Marc is also a member of the United Way of the Midlands’ Young Leaders Society and serves on Communities in Schools of South Carolina’s Advisory Committee.

He has an interest in raising visibility and awareness of child abuse prevention in ways that can impact fundraising and advance policies to better protect children in South Carolina.

He graduated from the University of South Carolina with dual bachelor’s degrees in psychology and criminology. He went on to attend Emory University School of Law, where he graduated with honors.

Marc is an at-large member of the board.

 

 

 

 

Marc Brown, J.D.

Managing Attorney at Marc Brown Law Firm, LLC

Cheryl Holland, CFP, CFBA

President of Abacus Planning Group

Cheryl Holland is the founder and president of Abacus Planning Group, a holistic fee-only financial planning and investment advisory firm managing over $1.7 billion in assets.

Ms. Holland serves as Chair of the Clemson University Foundation Investment Committee, a member of the American Bible Society Board’s Investment Committee, the South Carolina Special Olympics Board, and United Way of the Midlands Board.

With extensive experience in finance, entrepreneurship, management, strategic planning and fund development, she seeks to develop a more successful model for long-term sustainability at Children’s Trust while citing her passion for the organization’s mission.

Ms. Holland is an at-large member of the board.

Cheryl Holland, CFP, CFBA

President of Abacus Planning Group

Tim Lyons, CPA

Partner-in-Charge at Mauldin and Jenkins

Tim Lyons is the partner-in-charge (PIC) of the Columbia office of Mauldin and Jenkins. As the PIC, Tim is responsible for leading a team of approximately forty professionals providing audit, tax and advisory services throughout the Carolinas.

He specializes in serving state and local governmental entities and not-for-profit organizations and is currently a member of the AICPA’s State and Local Government Expert Panel.

Tim is interested in bringing his knowledge and experience to help Children’s Trust define and measure mission impact and to ensure long-term sustainability.

He is a graduate of Furman University and obtained his master’s of accountancy from the College of Charleston. 

Tim is an at-large member of the board.

Tim Lyons, CPA

Partner-in-Charge at Mauldin and Jenkins

Steven T. Moon

Attorney at Rogers Townsend & Thomas

Steve Moon is an attorney and shareholder at Rogers Townsend & Thomas in Columbia. He has worked for many years as counsel for businesses and health care entities while representing clients in all levels of court in South Carolina. Steve earned his undergraduate degree and law degree from the University of South Carolina.

He has frequently worked in professional and community associations over the years, including chairman of the South Carolina Bar Lawyer Physician Relationship Committee, chairman of the Continuing Legal Education Committee, and currently outgoing chairman of the Health Care Law Section. By appointment of the chief justice, Steve was a member and then chairperson of the Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization. In the community, among many endeavors, Steve has served as an officer on the board of the Carolina Ballet.

Recently, Steve completed the Governing for Nonprofit Excellence course at Harvard Business School. He has given numerous educational presentations to lawyers, businesses and health care providers on topics from risk management to the current opioid crisis.

Steve represents the 6th Congressional District on the board.

Steven T. Moon

Attorney at Rogers Townsend & Thomas

Erin Pate

Project Lead with EHP & Associates, LLC

Erin Pate is project lead with EHP & Associates serving a variety of clients in the conservation field. She was the former North Coast Office Director for the Coastal Conservation League.

A graduate of the University of South Carolina, she has had a career in nonprofit leadership and management to include serving as the CEO of SC Association of CPAs and prior to that was the founding executive director of the S.C. Association of Nonprofit Organizations.

She also currently serves on the board of the Black River United Way, the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, Saluda Shoals Park and Horry County Rising.

Erin represents the 7th Congressional District on the Board of Directors.

Erin Pate

Project Lead with EHP & Associates, LLC

Sharon Teague

Senior Vice President at Founders Federal Credit Union

Sharon Teague is the senior vice president of deposit services for Founders Federal Credit Union.

She is a member of the Lancaster Rotary Club, and she serves on the board of directors for the Foundation for Professional Development, which sponsors the STAR Teacher Program. 

Sharon is excited about the work Children’s Trust is doing to strengthen families and wants to help communicate the impact of that work while helping ensure long-term sustainability.

Sharon represents the 5th Congressional District on the Board of Directors.

 

Sharon Teague

Senior Vice President at Founders Federal Credit Union

Additional Members

Additional board members are appointment pending.

Additional Members