The Children’s Museum of The Upstate Begins 10th Anniversary Year with Seven New Board Members
GREENVILLE, SC – February 18, 2019 - The Children’s Museum of the Upstate (TCMU), a leader in innovative family activities and dynamic learning, is pleased to announce the addition of seven new board members, including the full slate of officers and board members for 2019. The listing below details the new members joining the TCMU Board of Trustees.
• Riley Haskell Dannelly owns Greenville Nannies, a local agency dedicated to connecting families with experienced and loving nannies and babysitters. Ms. Dannelly received a Bachelor of Science degree in early childhood education. She currently resides in Greenville, SC with her husband and daughter.
• Rebecca Feldman is a multi-unit franchise owner with her husband, Bryan Feldman, in the Two Men and a Truck moving and storage franchise system. Together they own the local franchise serving the Upstate, as well as ten other Two Men and a Truck franchises in Florida, Texas, and Virginia. Ms. Feldman is a Past President of the Junior League of Greenville. She has been a member of the League for 17 years. In addition to her involvement with the Junior League, she has served in a variety of volunteer roles in the community including PTA president at Augusta Circle Elementary School and as a previous member of the Board of Directors of the Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Ms. Feldman graduated from Hollins University in Roanoke, VA with a B.A. in Art History. She and her husband reside in Greenville, SC with their two children.
• Vince Guerra serves as a business development representative for OneDigital Health and Benefits. He brings a broad level of experience to clients through OneDigital’s specialization in the convergence of employee benefits, human resources and technology. He earned an MBA from Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and a B.S. in Marketing from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Mr. Guerra has also earned three insurance industry professional designations, including the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Registered Health Underwriter (RHU), and Registered Employee Benefits Consultant (REBC). He is a member of Brookwood Church and has previously volunteered with Pendleton Place Children’s Shelter and the YMCA, serving as an athletic coach. Mr. Guerra resides in Taylors, SC with his wife and four children.
• Amanda Lenar is a community engagement specialist with the Roper Mountain Science Center, managing marketing, public relations and annual giving for the organization. Before that, Ms. Lenar worked for The Greenville Health System and some full-service marketing agencies in the Upstate. Prior to moving to Greenville in 2007, she worked for GMMB in Washington D.C., one of the leading issues communications firms in the world. She joins the Children’s Museum of the Upstate with 14 years of experience in marketing, public relations, nonprofit fundraising and special events services. She is a graduate of the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida with BSC degrees in public relations and political science. Ms. Lenar resides in Greenville, SC with her husband and two children.
• Nikki Stafford is the administrator for the Prisma Health Children’s Hospital-Upstate and is also one of the hospital administrators for Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital, with more than 18 years of healthcare experience. In her role with the Children’s Hospital, Ms. Stafford provides leadership, direction and accountability for the Prisma Health Children’s Hospital-Upstate (including its Children's Outpatient Clinics, Kidnetics, In-Hospital Programs, Hospital Shared Services) to ensure long term success. She also supports Greenville Memorial and is responsible for overall operations of the Visitor and Volunteer Service department, including Hospitality Shops and liaison between the auxiliary and Prisma Health-Upstate (formally known as Greenville Health System). Ms. Stafford serves on the South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) Workplace Safety Task Force and is the executive chair of the Greenville Memorial Hospital Patient Family Advisory Committee (PFAC). She is an executive member of the South Carolina Children’s Hospital Association (SCCHA) and is the co-chair for the Prisma Health-Upstate’s Transformative Initiative Resource Committee. Ms. Stafford earned a M.S. in occupational therapy from Washington University in St. Louis and a MBA from the University of South Carolina Moore School of Business. She is board certified in healthcare management as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and is a Fellow of the Riley Institute through Furman University. She currently serves on the Women in Leadership board for the Greenville United Way, tri-chairs the Women in Healthcare affinity group for the Greenville United Way and was the Prisma Health-Upstate 2018 United Way Chair. She is on the board of Soteria and Greenville Little Theatre and is a member of Greenville Women’s Giving. Ms. Stafford resides in Greenville, SC with her husband and 2 children.
• Caroline (Carol) Thompson is a recent transplant from Chicago, IL area, now residing in Greenville, SC. Ms. Thompson brings over 30 years of varied executive experiences, most recently with Komatsu leading global logistics and supply chain operations. Prior experiences Include senior leadership roles with Motorola, Bp, and various private equity and venture capital organizations geographically dispersed from California to New Zealand. Ms. Thompson received her B.S. and M.S. from the University of Wisconsin with concentrations in marketing, international business and organizational design. Her volunteer and NGO experiences include environmental concerns, adult literacy and education of at-risk children.
• Dr. Teresa White is an Early Childhood Professor and Program Coordinator at Limestone College, where she provides leadership in preparing pre-service teachers for certification in grades PK-3rd grade. Dr. White has authored The Vapor Effect book and is the founder and CEO of Student Solutions Early Childhood Consulting company. Teresa received both her B.A. and M.Ed. from Converse College and Doctorate from Northcentral University. She is the pastor's wife at New Life of Excellence church, residing in Greenville, SC.
The Board of Directors for The Children’s Museum is comprised of community leaders committed to igniting a passion for curiosity and learning through play. For a complete listing of TCMU’s Board of Directors, visit the Museum’s website at http://www.tcmupstate.org/about/board-of-directors/.
About the The Children's Museum of the Upstate (TCMU)
The Children's Museum of The Upstate opened in 2009. Conveniently offering reciprocal memberships in two locations, TCMU's downtown Greenville location allows visitors to experience 80,000 square feet and 19 exhibit galleries, with components and programming in the areas of arts, humanities, sciences, health, nutrition, and the environment, suitable to children ages 1-15. TCMU's downtown Spartanburg location offers 6,000 square feet of exhibits and programs designed to support preschool children ages birth - 5. With exhibits specific to Spartanburg's landmarks, culture, and community, the museum features 7 exhibits, including a hospital exhibit, a water table with replicas of the Pacolet and Tyger Rivers, and a treehouse hosting replicas of South Carolina's native plants and birds. TCMU is the nation's 7th largest children's museum and 10th largest in the world. As the nation's first children's museum to become a Smithsonian Affiliate, there are new and exciting programs developed for every age level to stimulate creativity and stirs the imagination. For more information visit www.tcmupstate.org.