Meet our Staff
Donny has served at the United Way of Kershaw County since April of 1992. He has a degree from USC in Psychology and completed graduate work in Counseling at Columbia International University. Sharon and Donny have 4 adult sons, 3 great daughters in law and 3 amazing grandsons. His heart’s desire is to be a servant leader, as together our United Way staff, board and partners impact lives for good.
VP of Community Impact
Molly earned her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science at the University of South Carolina. She has lived in Kershaw County since 1984. She and her husband Grainger have 2 adult sons and a daughter-in-law. After being a stay at home Mom she began volunteering at New Day on Mill which turned into a full time position at United Way in April of 2011.
VP of Resource Development
Kirk spent years working as a firefighter/paramedic. He went on to work at Xerox Corporation and after and early retirement, he started his own business, KM Video Productions, here in Camden. For four years, he served on the UWKC Board of Directors as Vice-Chairman, Communications Committee Chairman, and Chili-Cookoff Chairman. He then came onboard as a staff member and was the Director of the Mobile Nutrition Center. Kirk and his wife Begee have two children, Robbie and Morgan, a daughter-in-law, Pauline and her son Brock have also joined the family!
Financial and Administrative Coordinator
Sharon is a lifelong resident of Kershaw County. She graduated from Lugoff Elgin High School and worked for 32 years serving the families of Kershaw County at the Department of Social Services, prior to joining the United Way family! Sharon has a daughter, Hannah, Son-in-Law, Matthew, and a grandson, Colton!
New Day Transitional Housing Director
Harriet's Picture and Bio coming soon!
Campaign/ Communications Coordinator
Tatiana was born and raised here in Camden, which has driven her passion to serve and give back to her community. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Public Health from Coastal Carolina University in 2019. Before coming to United Way, she served as a Case Manager for Kershaw and Lee County at Wateree Community Actions. Outside of work, Tatiana enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her dog Meena. She is excited to learn and be a part of the family environment at the United Way!
Volunteer/ FoodShare Coordinator
Jennifer Jones is originally from Wilmington, Delaware and relocated to Kershaw County in 2020. She attended Jerusalem College University, Mt. Zion, Israel, Word of Life Christian School as well as the University of Virginia and the University of Delaware. She worked for Delaware and Pennsylvania Law Firms as a Paralegal, and an Art Teacher with the Christiana School District and Boy Scouts of America. Jennifer, also served on the Board of Directors of Interfaith Community Housing. Jennifer has one son who serves in the Army National Guard.
Mobile Nutrition Center Director
Darlene's Picture and Bio coming soon!
Communities Reaching Out Program (CROP) Director
Lori was raised in Camden and earned a BS in HRT from the University of South Carolina. After graduating, Lori and her husband Dennis moved back to Camden and raised their three sons. She has continued her career in Kershaw County and has enjoyed giving back and experiencing all that Kershaw County offers. Lori is currently a Commissioner on the South Carolina State Museum Board and is looking forward to her new opportunity with the United Way.
Transportation Access Coordinator
Lauren is a Camden native that has lived in Savannah, GA and Charlotte, NC. After being away, she has made her way back home to Kershaw County. After graduating from Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology in Charlotte, she went on to serve in the United States Air Force until 2018 when she had her son, Kameron. She has always had a passion for finding ways to help give back to the community that has given so much to her! That passion is what led her to join the United Way family. She is excited to see how she will be able to help make an impact in the place she calls home.
Ready Readers Initiative Coordinator
Staff picture and Bio coming soon!
New Day Transitional Housing Case Manager
Betty Nelson Stewart is a life long resident of Kershaw County. She graduated from Lugoff-Elgin High School and obtained her Bachelor's Degree from Winthrop College in Political Science and Social Science. Prior to joining the United Way team, she spent 33 years serving families at Kershaw County DSS. She is married to James Edward Stewart, and the step-mother to two sons Alex and Daniel.
Homeless Services Coordinator
Michele Dowlen is originally from Tennessee, but she moved to beautiful Kershaw County four years ago with her husband, Michael, and two sons, Zachary and Andrew. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Tennessee Technology University. For 18 years before coming to New Day, Michele worked for Tennessee Department of Children Services. She joined United Way’s New Day program in 2020.
Street Outreach Coordinator
Angie has lived in Kershaw County her whole life. Angie is a certified Peer Support Specialist and she is currently enrolled in Central Carolina Technical College pursuing a degree in Human Services. She is trained as an Executive Chef, but she left the culinary field to follow her heart. Angie has always had a passion to serve the homeless and addicted in Kershaw community, which led her to join the United Way family as our Street Outreach Coordinator.
Mobile Nutrition Center Pantry Manager
Beverly moved to South Carolina from Indiana in 1987 and she's lived in Camden ever since. She has been married to her husband since 1979 and she has 2 sons. Beverly worked for the Kershaw County School District for 23 years in the Pupil Enrichment Program, P.E.P. A few years after leaving the school district, she started volunteering with the Mobile Nutrition Center and she is now employed Part Time as the Pantry Manager. Beverly loves her job and couldn't think of a better way to give back to her community!
Loni's Picture and Bio coming soon!
Board of Directors
Board Vice Chair
Community Care Council Chair
CPO/CVO Association Representative