CISSC Welcomes New Board Member & Officers

Communities In Schools of South Carolina (CISSC) is excited to announce the addition of a new board member and slate of officers for the 2024-2025 fiscal year. As CISSC continues to expand its impact across the state, these accomplished professionals will play a pivotal role in driving the organization’s mission to provide every student with the support they need to stay in school and unlock their full potential. 

The new board member brings a wealth of experience and expertise from various fields, which will be invaluable in guiding CISSC’s efforts to address the complex challenges faced by students and their families across South Carolina. 

New Board Member: 

Dr. Baron Davis – Founder and Chief Executive Officer, The Noegenesis Group 

With his extensive commitment to the organization and the community, the newly appointed officers will spearhead strategies to strengthen and expand CISSC’s impact. 

2024-25 Board Officers: 

Chair: Mark Fell – Financial Advisor, Conte Fell Advisors 

Vice Chair: Amir Abdullah – Transformation Executive 

Treasurer: Terry Schmoyer – Managing Partner, Schmoyer and Company, LLC 

Secretary: Derek Lewis – Executive Director, Greenville First Steps 

Immediate Past Chair: Porter Johnson – Director Regional Operations, Carolina Gas Transmission, LLC – BHE GT&S 

“We are excited to welcome our new board member who brings a strong commitment to our mission,” said Jamie Cooper, President and CEO of CISSC. “I would like to thank Porter Johnson for his exceptional service as the 2023-24 Board Chair and warmly welcome Mark Fell as the incoming Chair. Their leadership and dedication are instrumental in guiding us as we continue to support students across South Carolina.” 

“I am joined by 12 deeply committed members of the CISSC board,” said Mark Fell, incoming Board Chair. “Together, we pledge to uphold CIS’s mission to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Alongside our dedicated staff, partners, and, most importantly, the incredible students and families, I am optimistic and confident that we will rise to meet the challenges ahead and create even more opportunities for everyone to thrive.” 

The new board members join a distinguished group of returning members who have driven the organization’s success since the statewide merger in 2021. Together, they will work to expand CISSC’s reach and impact, ensuring that more students have the resources and support they need to thrive. 

See a complete list of our Board Members here.

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