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.

Link to board portal

Chair: Bess Lee, masters in nursing, community volunteer
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
Linda Bilanchone, retired Wofford College professor and past Spartanburg Water & Sewer Commissioner & City Council member
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
Events Co-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
Events Co-Chair: Bill Michels, Lieutenant, City of Spartanburg Public Safety
Board Development Co-Chair: Jalitha Moore, Strategic Implementation Coordinator, OneSpartanburg
Ned Morris, Rector, Church of the Advent
David Proctor, Legal Counsel, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System
Matt Roos, Leadership Gift Officer, Wofford College
Mac White, Holcombe Bomar

PAL appreciates the work of past board members, especially our chairs!
They include:
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