Meet the Team: South Carolina

Stephen Black

Stephen Black, President and Founder

Stephen Black, grandson of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Hugo L. Black, grew up in New Mexico after most of his family left the state in the 1950's and 60's following his grandfather's role in controversial Civil Rights decisions, including Brown v. Board of Education. Read More >

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Sarah Louise Smith

Sarah Louise Smith, Executive Director

Sarah Louise Smith, a native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, graduated cum laude from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, in June 2006 with a B.A. in political economy. She received an MBA from The University of Alabama in May 2012. Read More >

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Sarah Jane Umsted

Sarah Jane Umsted, South Carolina State Director

In 2016, Sarah Jane Umsted graduated from The University of North Carolina Asheville with a major in political science and double minors in economics and Africana studies. Read More >

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Tiffany Bannister

Tiffany Bannister, Program Manager

Tiffany Bannister, a native of Santee, SC, graduated cum laude from Claflin University in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in mathematics. Read More >

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Hannah Chen

Hannah Chen, AmeriCorps Member

Hannah Chen, a native of Taiwan, graduated from Emory University where she majored in neuroscience and behavioral biology. Read More >

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Rachel Clark

Rachel Clark, AmeriCorps Member

A native of Huntsville, Alabama, Rachel Clark graduated magna cum laude from Samford University in 2017 with a degree in human development and family life education. Read More >

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Nancy Farag

Nancy Farag, AmeriCorps Member

Nancy Farag graduated cum laude from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelors in public relations and a minor in Islamic world studies. Read More >

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Meghan Guyette

Meghan Guyette, AmeriCorps Member

FocusFirst Coordinator

Meghan Guyette, a native from Middletown, Pennsylvania, graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in May 2017. She majored in human development and family studies, and minored in child maltreatment in advocacy studies Read More >

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Ashley Newcomer

Ashley Newcomer, AmeriCorps Member

Ashley Newcomer, a native of Sacramento, CA, graduated from Willamette University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in biochemistry. Read More >

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Imani Robinson

Imani Robinson, AmeriCorps Member

Imani Robinson was born in San Jos√©, Costa Rica and moved to the US in 2005. She first lived in Waveland, Mississippi with her family, then moved to Greenville, SC at the end of the… Read More >

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Impact America, an AmeriCorps Program, is housed and supported by the Center for Ethics & Social Responsibility at The University of Alabama.  Additional office space is provided by UAB and Maynard, Cooper & Gale, PC.