Judy McKenney (Board Chair) – Judy is a recently retired administrative assistant of the Riley Institute at Furman University. She is a community dancer, and works part time at Westminster Presbyterian as a singer and guitarist. Her adult daughter Sarah is on the autism spectrum and is an enthusiastic participant in ATC activities. Judy is active in an international dance troupe and frequently brings her understanding of other cultures into ATC groups.
Julia Turlington, CPA (Treasurer) – Julia is a CPA with many years of experience in that field. She is an active member of Buncombe Street UMC and started the first theatre programming at Triune Mercy Center in 2011. She is a regular performer in the Playback Café, an improvisational theatre group which performs stories for the homeless at Triune and at the Greenville Rescue Mission.
Heather Corley, LISW-CP/S, LAC, MAC – Heather is a licensed therapist with over ten years of clinical experience. Being a therapist is her passion. She works with individuals who are dealing with depression, anxiety, grief, relationship conflict, and trauma. She also enjoys working with women, especially new mothers with postpartum depression, anxiety, and adjustment difficulties. Aside from individual therapy, she works with couples who want to have a healthier and closer relationship, and couples who need help making some tough decisions about their marriage or partnership. Heather is certified and practices EMDR and Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy.
Vernetta Crouch – Sergeant Anderson supervises and manages juveniles, inmates, officers and civilian staff at the Greenville County Juvenile Facility. She works well with others from diverse backgrounds. Her focus is on solving conflict; maintaining confidentiality; listening to others without interrupting; keeping emotions under control; remaining open to others’ ideas and contributing to building a positive team spirit. Most of all, her job consists of maintaining safety and security. She has the ability to successfully work with the juvenile/inmate Population.
Sharon DeFelice – In order to care for her adult intellectually disabled daughter, Sharon retired early after 20 years in sales with General Mills. She learned early on the importance of advocacy, which remains a passion of hers. During years as a member of the Board of Directors of the Barbara Stone Foundation, she gained valuable fundraising experience. Her resourceful, diligent efforts lead to the YMCA crediting her as instrumental in the creation of the highly praised Y R.E.C.E.S.S. day program for our adult special needs community. As a witness to the impact the arts can have, Sharon has been a longtime supporter of local theatre and is honored to serve on the ATC board.
Leigh Ann Huffstetler – Beginning in 2013 Leigh Ann helped to create the YMCA RECESS program with 5 participants and 2 staff. In the years since, the program has grown to include nearly 70 students at 3 locations, 11 staff, and one full time director. As a former high school special education teacher, Leigh Ann is ecstatic to be doing what she loves outside the confines of the classroom.