In Shayne’s program management role, she manages the Carolina Leadership Seminars Program as well as the People of Color Nonprofit Leaders Initiative, including serving as the point of contact for participants, funders, and community partners. She also works with the Knowledge Network Services Manager to support the Board Leadership Seminars Program. She was instrumental in the creation of the Black Nonprofit Leaders Group which hosts People of Color Nonprofit Leaders Symposiums across the state of South Carolina. Most recently she has worked to buttress rural leaders through initiatives such as the Rural Leaders Summit and the Southern Lowcountry Elevating Leaders Fellowship.
Shayne’s awareness of the gap between personal and governmental resources is why she has dedicated more than fifteen years of her life to nonprofits. She has experienced much joy from helping others identify pathways to achieve their personal level of success. She has been pleased to offer programmatic, operational, instructional, organizational, training, and administrative support to the nonprofit sector. Shayne has a passion for serving vulnerable populations and works to bridge inequities through her service on the Race Equity & Inclusion Leadership Collaborative. She finds great delight from her work with Black Women 2020 which seeks to make sure Black women feel “Safe, Seen, and Supported”. She has also enjoyed the privilege of offering dance education to underserved populations for the past eight years. These talented dancers have been invited to perform for special programs, esteemed dignitaries, while the competition dance team has earned countless awards and accolades traveling throughout the southeast. Shayne also serves as School Improvement Council Chair and Title I Parent Advisory Council Representative for a local elementary school.
She was educated at Columbia College where she earned both her bachelor’s degree and master’s in Organizational Leadership. Go Koalas!