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Curtis Harper, 

Chair

Curtis is the President/Broker in Charge of Sirius Realty, LLC.  Sirius specializes in business brokerage, franchising and franchise development, and commercial and residential real estate. He and his wife have two children and have resided in the Greenville area for over 15 years.  He also volunteers with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and serves on the safety team at Newspring Church.

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Sarah Jones,

Vice Chair

Sarah became involved with Switch after returning from Africa where the Lord placed in her a calling to set women free from bondage and a cultivated a passion for working with women in general. Currently, a hairdresser in Greenville Sarah desires to see women set free from everyday insecurities and longs to see sex trafficking and prostitution ended in Upstate and around the world.

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Erin Kornahrens, 

 

   Secretary

Erin is an upstate native who moved back after living and working in various parts of the state as a therapist in group home settings with abused, neglected, and abandoned children. Most recently she does private practice work. She graduated from Winthrop University and received her master’s in clinical counseling from Columbia international University. She lives in Greenville with her husband and children and actively serves at her church Brushy Creek Baptist. Erin claims Isaiah 61 as her life passage and seeks to bring hope to poor, bring hope to the broken-hearted, bring freedom to captives, and see beauty from ashes.

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Karen Watt, 

Treasurer

Karen is a Branch Manager at Woodforest National Bank. A native of South Carolina, she attended Anderson University – where she graduated with a Bachelors in Human Services & Resources, and a Master’s in Business Administration. She and her husband reside on their goat farm in Belton, SC with  3 adult human children and six furry k9 children. Karen serves the community through her work with Junior Achievement, United Way, Our Eyes Were Opened, Safe Harbor, Relay for Life, and is also an active member of Grace Baptist Church in Starr, SC. In her spare time, she loves to read, crochet, and go camping.

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Carolyn Young, 

Strategy & Infrastructure

Carolyn is the principal consultant for Upstate Talent + Leadership Solutions.  She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation. Her professional experience includes establishing the HR function for a national non-profit youth organization. Additionally, Carolyn has experience in corporate HR for Cox Communications and Stanley Martin Homes (one of the largest private homebuilders in the DC Metro area). Carolyn and her husband have recently relocated to Greenville from Iowa, where she served on the board of directors for Set Free – Dubuque, an organization dedicated to stopping human trafficking in the Midwest.  Carolyn and her family attend Bridgeway Church, where she enjoys volunteering with the women’s ministry team.

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Courtnay Laws, 

Fundraising

Courtnay is a native of Greenville, SC, graduated Cum Laude with a double major in Business Management and Real Estate along with a Minor in English Literature from the University of South Carolina. Courtnay obtained her Juris Doctorate from Florida Coastal School of Law and currently practices real estate law with her father, Terry Laws, at J. Terry Laws Attorney, LLC. Courtnay has served on the Membership Committee of the Poinsett Club from 2009-2014, and was the Junior Member Social Co-chair of the Poinsett Club from 2009-2013. She was the President of the Masters of Success BNI group and is one of the original founding members of her chapter. Courtnay and her fiancée, Tom Kassab, owner of Kascar, LLC, enjoy the arts and travel. They are avid supporters of various charities in and around Greenville.

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Katherine Willett

Katie was born and raised in China Grove, North Carolina and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2006.  Katie attended law school at Mercer University School of Law.

Katie is a member of the Georgia Bar, South Carolina Bar, North Carolina Bar, Atlanta Bar Association, and Greenville County Bar Association, Be the Match Organization, and the Upstate Seniors Network. Katie also volunteers her time performing various volunteer services throughout the Upstate.

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Diana Tapp

Diana was born and raised in Miami, Florida, but having lived in SC for almost 20 years she considers herself a native. Diana is a member of Marathon Community church. She's also been an active volunteer at several nonprofit organizations throughout the Upstate. Diana is of Spanish descent and enjoys helping the Hispanic community. Diana serves as a victim advocate for Greenville County Sheriff’s office. Diana has a passion to assist victims of human trafficking and advocate for their needs.  She serves on Switch’s board as well as Co-Chair of the Upstate Human Trafficking Task Force. Diana brings a victim-informed perspective on how we can best serve our participants.

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Donna Meyer

Donna Meyer is originally from Massachusetts and from an early age felt called to serve others.  She pursued this call first through nursing and then with further studies in psychologically and theology. As a spiritual director or retreat leader, she considers it a privilege to provide a space for others tell their stories and together find grace in the ordinary events of life and those dark places where grace seems absent. 

Donna graduated magnum cum laude from Smith College, Northampton, MA and received her Masters of Divinity from Weston Jesuit School of Theology, now Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. She enjoys reading, cooking and gardening.