Board of Directors

The board of directors of Partners for Active Living is committed to governing the organization and supporting the work of its mission. Annually, the board meets 10 times, and each board member makes a financial gift.

Chair: Jalitha Moore, Downtown Development Analyst, Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce
Chair-Elect & Board Development Co-Chair: Chad Lawson, Communications Manager, Spartanburg Water
Secretary/ Treasurer & Trails Advisory Committee Liaison: Mark Van Geison, American Credit Acceptance

Strategic Planning Co-Chair: Adrienne Ables, Assistant Dean for Faculty Development & Professor of Pharmacology, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Kyle Brunen, Director of Institutional and Student-Athlete Wellness, USC Upstate
Wanda Cheeks, Recreation Coordinator at City of Spartanburg Parks & Recreation
Strategic Planning Co-Chair: Ty Dawson, Vice President, Milliken & Co.
Michael Forrester, Wells Fargo Manager of Home Mortgage for Upstate SC and Vice Chairman of Spartanburg School District Six School Board
Board Development Chair: Brandt Goodwin, Project Manager, Harper Corporation
Art Littlejohn, Police Major of the Patrol Bureau with Spartanburg Public Safety
Ruth Littlejohn, City Council member & president, South Converse Neighborhood Association
Martin Livingston, Neighborhood Services Director, City of Spartanburg
Anne McCraw, Healthcare business development 
Events Co-Chair: Bill Michels, Lieutenant, City of Spartanburg Public Safety
Ernest Rice, Assistant Principal, Pine Street Elementary
Matt Roos, Leadership Gift Officer, Wofford College
Mac White, Holcombe Bomar

PAL appreciates the work of past board members, especially our chairs!
They include:
2018-2019: Bess Lee, masters in nursing, community volunteer
2016-2018: Steve Stravolo, Founder, Stravolo Wealth Management
2014-2016: Laura Stille, City of Spartanburg City Council, nutritionist, community leader
2012-2014: Matt Lyden, Sports Medicine Manager, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System
2011-2012: Lisa Bishop, community volunteer, past Junior League of Spartanburg president
2010-2011: Sean McEnroe, former CEO & President, ATI Physical Therapy
2008-2010: David Beacham, Sr. Vice President for Administration and Secretary to the Board of Trustees, Wofford College
2006-2008: Ann Angermeier, Executive Director, Upstate Workforce Investment Board
2005-2006: David White, formerly with Duke Energy
2003-2005: Todd Stephens, County Librarian, Spartanburg County Public Libraries

Past chair of Heartwise
2000-2003: James Blackwood, formerly with Spartanburg County Planning Department