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Governance

Governance

Clay Jeffcoat, Board chair.

Graduate of USC with a BS in Computer Science and an MBA. He serves as the Access Technology and Project Magnify Coordinator in the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind Vision Outreach Program providing consultation and direct instruction to students, teachers and professionals in the use of Access Technology statewide. He also currently consults with the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind Braille Production Center located at Leath Correctional Facility in Greenwood where he provides training and technical assistance with the sophisticated equipment used to produce Braille. Clay and his wife have a son who graduated from My Amigos in 2014. They value the early education that he received and are supporters of other traits also learned at My Amigos such as manners and appreciation of other cultures. In his spare time, Clay enjoys antique radio restoration, helping others with computer related issues and spending time with his family.

Alison Voravudhi, Vice President .

Alison Voravudhi is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a Masters of Social Work degree. She has a profit for nonprofit management and loves strategic planning and program evaluation. She is fluent in Spanish and spent a year studying in Uruguay during her undergraduate degree. Alison is currently a stay at home mom of her two children, six year old Malai (a My Amigos graduate), and four year old Audrey, who has Angelman Syndrome. She is passionate about education, learning languages, and fighting systemic oppression.

Millie Rinehart-Schmitt, Treasurer.

Has over 30 years of experience in bookkeeping. She has a background in financial bookkeeping for a global advertising and printing company and most recently with a local Midlands CPA office. Millie is a New York native, of Puerto Rican descent, who relocated to Lexington, South Carolina, with her two daughters and husband.

In addition to her dedication to her work, Millie is dedicated to spending time with her family and helping those in need. She currently resides in Lexington with her husband, daughter and granddaughter who graduated from My Amigos Bilingual Education Center in 2017. Millie has a keen interest in event planning and has a talent for focusing on details.

Shannon Richardson, Secretary.

is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science in Management and Management Science and a Masters in Human Resource Management. She teaches part-time in the Darla Moore School of Business at USC. She is a member of Zion Lutheran Church, and an active volunteer in their children’s ministries. Shannon and her husband, Roger, have taught Sunday school at Cristo Rey Iglesia Luterana since 2009.

Beverly Breuer, Board member.

Beverly Breuer graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Masters of Public Health degree. She is the Director of the Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Programs at Senior Resources. Prior to Senior Resources, Beverly spent 32 years working at DHEC where she gained valuable experience in program management and development as well as regulatory programs. In her free time, Beverly enjoys volunteering for the Pelion High School Orchestra and the Pelion Public Library.

Kim Pent, Board member.

Has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with an ESOL endorsement. Kim is a native of Columbia, SC. She has been teaching children for over 30 years including four years in San Jose, Costa Rica where she and her husband served as missionaries for 10 years. After raising five children, she now enjoys spending time with her grandchildren. She is an active member at Radius Church and also enjoys teaching adult ESOL classes through Lexington School District One and substitute teaching at My Amigos.

132 Saint Davids Church Rd, West Columbia, SC 29170-2313.

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