Staff & Board of Directors


Geales Sands | Executive Director gsands@bunnelle.orgdirect line – (843) 237-1582

Geales joined the Foundation in 2004 as its Executive Director and first employee. Previously, she worked in volunteer recruitment and placement as well as in development for nonprofits. She enjoys connecting people and organizations. She is a Riley Fellow and a Senior Fellow with the Waccamaw American Leadership Forum. She holds a B.A. in Art History from Louisiana State University.

Contact Geales for:

• Public speaking • Overview of nonprofit organizations in Georgetown County • Information on Georgetown area nonprofits • General consultation for nonprofits

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Ashley Nelson | Senior Director | direct line – (843) 972-9384

Ashley joined the Bunnelle Foundation in 2014 after working in the telecommunications industry. She is the Project Manager for the Foundation’s Cradle to Career (C2C) Strategic Initiative work. She also develops and implements the Foundation’s Communications strategy. Ashley holds an MBA in Human Resources Management from Strayer University and a B.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications from Winthrop University.

Contact Ashley for:

• Cradle to Career Initiative • Pathways to Possibilities Career Expo • Bunnelle Foundation Youth Board •  Palmetto Giving Day

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Kevin McCray | Grants & Data Manager | direct line – (843) 972-9374

Kevin joined the Foundation in 2019 after working as a fundraiser at a nonprofit in the Piedmont region of South Carolina. Kevin oversees the Foundation’s grantmaking programs. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Coastal Carolina University.

Contact Kevin for:

• Grant Portal/Application Assistance • Grant Proposal Feedback

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Jamie Jayroe | Bunnelle Technology & Accounting | direct line – (843) 314-9274

Jamie joined the Foundation in 2012 after working as both a bookkeeper in the private sector and as a supervisor for an afterschool program (funded by the Bunnelle Foundation). Jamie provides technology and logistics support to Foundation staff and users of the Bunnelle meeting spaces. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from Coastal Carolina University.

Contact Jamie for:

• Technology Assistance • Help with Posting on CICT Forum • Meeting Space Setup • Updating Grantee Directory Information • Billing Inquiries

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Terri Lottchea | Operations | direct line – (843) 972-9388

Terri joined the Foundation in 2019 after working as an Operations Director and high school instructor for a local nonprofit. Terri provides administrative support to Foundation staff, while also managing the operations and office logistics of the Bunnelle Foundation and the Common Issues/Common Threads group. She holds a B.S. in Education from George Mason University.

Contact Terri for:

• Scheduling a meeting with a Staff member • Reserving a Bunnelle Meeting Space • General Information about the Foundation • Common Issues/Common Threads Events

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Sarah Smith | Board Chair | Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments

C. Michael Branham | Director | Young Clement Rivers, LLC

Ray Funnye | Director | Georgetown County Department of Public Services

Michelle Mapp | Director | ACLU of South Carolina

Charles Swenson | Director | Coastal Observer

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