Wholespire Spartanburg County members represent a variety of sectors in our community so that we can approach the work of improving our community’s health in a holistic manner. Our membership is open to anyone, and we do ask that our members actively participate in our work. One of our goals as a coalition is to develop meaningful collective engagement in our community work. We follow a collective impact model.

Interested in joining our chapter?

We’re always welcoming new members who are passionate about health equity and increasing access to healthy choices

to improve health outcomes.


Alissa Duncan

Alissa Duncan

Wholespire Spartanburg County Coordinator

Coalition & Food System Manager
PAL: Play. Advocate. Live Well.

Core Team

Lori Boyd, PAL: Play. Advocate. Live Well.

Lisa Marshall, Spartanburg Housing Authority

Emily O’Sullivan, SC Hospital Association

Laura Ringo, PAL: Play. Advocate. Live Well.

Page Rogers, SC Department of Health and Environmental Control

Carey Rothschild, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

Kevin Stiens, Spartanburg County Government

Natalia Valenzuela Swanson, Mary Black Foundation

Angel Bourdon, South Carolina Hospital Association, Healthy People Healthy Carolinas Technical Assistance

Darlene Lynch, South Carolina Office of Rural Health, Healthy People Healthy Carolinas Technical Assistance


Kelsey Allen, Wholespire

Inese Alvarez, Molina Healthcare

Dr. Laura Barbas-Rhoden, Wofford College

Emi Bautista, PAL: Play. Advocate. Live Well.

Dr. Jaime Brown, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

Michael Brown, Sustaining Way/Roots of Life

Rev. Rob Brown, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church

Brendan Buttimer, SC Community Loan Fund

Jen Calabria, Pacolet Milliken

Jenni Callahan, Hub City Farmers Market

Richard Carr, Upstate Forever

Nikki Caulk, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Upstate

Muffet Chapman, Community Volunteer, EPIC Program

Wanda Cheeks-Holmes, PAL:  Play. Advocate. Live Well. /City of Spartanburg 

Dallas Conyers, Community Member/Backyard Gardener

Rene Cooksey, Spartanburg School District 7

Nora Curiel-Muñoz, PASOs

JuliSu DiMucci-Ward, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

Ali Ellison, Spartanburg County/Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

Emily Embry, Spartanburg County Public Library

Kelley Ezell, Upstate Family Resource Center

Nora Farrell, American Heart Association

Dr. Alysa Handelsman, Wofford College

Kristina Harris, Clemson University Youth Learning Institute/SNAP-Ed

Channing Houser, PAL: Play. Advocate. Live Well.

Ashley Hutchings, Taylor Boys Produce

JaLisa Jordan, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

Raven Logan, Hub City Farmers Market

Dawn Maddux, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

Wilma Moore, United Way of the Piedmont

Clarissa Nesbitt, PAL: Play. Advocate. Live Well.

James Rice, City of Spartanburg Parks and Recreation

Joylyn Robinson, Spartanburg County School District 7

Sissy Rosebrock, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

Becca Saul, Prisma Health

Tonja Smith, Ruth’s Gleanings/FoodShare Spartanburg

Kerri Stewart, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

Dr. Amy Telligman, Wofford College

Kaitlin Watts, Spartanburg County First Steps

Kelly Wilkins, American Heart Association

Roger Williams, Spartanburg Area Mental Health

Jordan Wolfe, Hub City Farmers Market