Our Team

2016-17 Board of Directors

Family Connection is led by a dedicated group of community leaders and professionals committed to our mission. Many of the board members are individuals, parents or relatives of someone with a disability or special healthcare need (denoted by *).

David Palkovitz President Financial Advisor The Braddock Group of Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC

David Palkovitz*

President
Financial Advisor
The Braddock Group of Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC
Columbia, SC

Alex Chastain, CFP Vice-President Financial Advisor Abacus Planning Group, Inc.

Alex Chastain, CFP*

Vice-President
Financial Advisor
Abacus Planning Group, Inc.
Columbia, SC

John Roberts Secretary Associate Attorney Willoughby & Hoefer, P.A.

John Roberts*

Secretary
(2014-2016+)
Associate Attorney
Willoughby & Hoefer, P.A.
Columbia, SC

Sarah Sharpe* Independent Living Specialist and EQUIP Young Adult Leader Able South Carolina

Sarah Sharpe*

Independent Living Specialist and EQUIP Young Adult Leader
Able South Carolina
Columbia, SC

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Carlos Guarderas

Treasurer
Financial Advisor
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Columbia, SC

Antjuan Seawright, Lobbyist President/CEO, Sunrise Communications

Antjuan Seawright*

Lobbyist
President/CEO, Sunrise Communications
Columbia, SC

Bonnie Loomis, Lobbyist SC Petroleum Council

Bonnie Loomis*

Lobbyist
SC Petroleum Council
Columbia, SC

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Cara Parsons O’Neill, MD*

Pediatrician
Columbia, SC

Dr. David Rotholz Executive Director of CDR Center for Disability Resources (CDR), USC School of Medicine/Pediatrics,

Dr. David Rotholz

Executive Director of CDR
Center for Disability Resources (CDR), USC School of Medicine/Pediatrics,
Columbia, SC

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Heidi Mason*

Nurse Manager
USC Specialty Clinics OB/GYN
Columbia, SC

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Pamela Annette Bryant– Jenkins, RN, BSN, MSN

Nurse Manager
Palmetto Health Women’s Center/Palmetto Health USC Medical Group
Columbia, SC

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Amy Holbert

Executive Director
Columbia, SC