President & CEO
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Blakely joined United Way of Horry County in July of 2019. Blakely moved to Myrtle Beach in 2006 from Knoxville, TN, and received her Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Clemson University. She began her career in the Grand Strand at the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce as Membership & Community Programs Manager and Chamber Liaison for gsSCENE for Young Professionals. Blakely then went on to work at Conway Medical Center as the Assistant Director for Foundation and Marketing and just prior to joining United Way was the Director of Administration at Habitat for Humanity of Horry County.
Blakely is a graduate of Leadership Grand Strand Class XXIX, Leadership Conway Class 2013, Nonprofit Leadership Institute at Francis Marion, and U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute of Organizational Management. She currently serves on Conway Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors, the Business Development Committee & West of the Waterway Council for the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, the Santee Cooper Customer Advisory Council and is a member of the Community Engagement Committee for Tidelands Health. Blakely is also an active member of Chicora Rotary where she served as President from 2017-2018 and was a GSE Member to Parana, Brazil.
Blakely is an avid college football fan cheering on her Clemson Tigers and Tennessee Volunteers and enjoys spending time with her husband Barry and two children Reed and Callie.
Community Impact Manager
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Katie joined United Way of Horry County in November 2019 after working at Habitat for Humanity of Horry County for three years.
Katie received her Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health from Coastal Carolina University in May 2016. During her time as a student, she volunteered at many different nonprofits around Horry County and in Washington D.C., making her realize that helping people is what she is supposed to do with her life. She is a part of the Grand Strand Young Professionals, a graduate of Class XLI of Leadership Grand Strand, and is now serving on the Leadership Grand Strand Board of Regents.
Katie is originally from Pennsylvania and enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cheering on the Philadelphia Eagles, traveling the world, and going to the movies and concerts.
Marketing & Events Manager
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Heather joined United Way of Horry County in September 2021.
Heather grew up in Conway, SC, and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Promotion from Coastal Carolina University. After graduation, she worked with Grand Strand Medical Center for almost three years.
In 2016, Heather relocated to Birmingham, AL with her husband, Alex, for several years before returning to the Grand Strand area. Upon her return, she was employed with Grand Strand Medical Center as the Community Relations Coordinator.
In her free time, Heather enjoys spending time with her husband and three-year-old son, Luke, and watching sports.
Administrative & Programs Coordinator
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Angela joined United Way of Horry County in April of 2021.
Angela grew up in North Myrtle Beach and received her degree in human services in 2021 and is currently continuing her education in psychology.
She started as an intern with United Way of Horry County before she was hired into her current position in December 2021 as the Administrative & Programs Coordinator.
Angela is an avid mineral collector, enjoys spending time in nature, and with her 3 children.
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Mandy joined United Way of Horry County in January of 2022. She is from Aynor and comes with over 20+ years of finance and HR experience. Mandy was recently in the insurance business but previously had worked with Horry County Schools in payroll and benefits for 10 years.
She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Coastal Carolina University in 1999 and her MBA from Webster University in 2013.
Mandy enjoys spending time with her family, boating, and reading.
Director of Philanthropy
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Tina joined United Way of Horry County in February of 2022. She moved to the Myrtle Beach area in the spring of 2020 from the Finger Lakes area of Upstate New York. Tina has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 30 years. As a strong advocate for children and families, her career has focused on program development, grant writing, and fundraising.
Tina received her bachelor’s in Social Work from Keuka College. Following an internship, she was hired by The Child and Family Resource Center where she supported families in foster care and provided parenting education for foster care families. Tina then transitioned to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Rochester where she was the Chief Executive Officer and worked for twenty years developing resources and growing services to a five-county region. During that time, she sat on the National Leadership Research Committee to develop school-based programming and also garnered and implemented a state-wide federal grant for mentoring. Throughout her career, Tina has focused on developing resources to support the mission and needs of vulnerable families in our community.
Tina is excited to focus on cultivating meaningful relationships with individuals and corporations and connecting them with UWHC to support the work being done to positively impact our community.