Our Board of Directors

Little Steps is governed by a board of directors whose main responsibilities are to ensure adequate financial resources, enhance public standing, and ensure effective planning. The members of this board are community members committed to the success and growth of Little Steps and its programs. Our current board of directors includes the following community leaders:

Beth Jamieson, Board Chair – beth@greenvillefirststeps.org
Strategic Operations Director,
Greenville County First Steps

Jen Hubbell, Secretary – jhubbell@kw.com
Lead Agent, Keller Willliams

Travis Johnson, Treasurer – dajohnso@greenville.k12.sc.us
District Social Worker, Greenville County Schools

Mona Thorton – mthornton@swu.edu
Associate Dean, School of Education,
Southern Wesleyan University

Khai Bryant – c.khaipatterson@gmail.com
VP Credentialing & Licensing,
Oaktree Medical Center 

Kia Keyton – KiaTEF@aim.com
Director of Transitions,
Greenville Technical College

Join our Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is currently seeking additional members. These volunteer positions require attendance at monthly board meetings as well as assistance at community events and fundraisers. Board members use their own network of contacts to promote and make partnerships for Little Steps. If you are interested in joining our board, please click on the link below to submit your application. For more information email our Board Chair, Beth Jamieson at beth@greenvillefirststeps.org

Meet the Founder

Mandy Black
Founder

Little Steps was founded in 2005 by Mandy Black. Its existence was birthed out of Ms. Black’s own personal experiences as a young parent. Acknowledging the level of difficulty for parenting and still trying to accomplish her goals, Ms. Black began mentoring several girls from the local community who were just like her, young parents facing huge obstacles.

Her vision was to create a non-judgmental environment for teen parents during pregnancy and their journey into the world of parenthood. Her goal was to provide program participants with resources, life skills, and encouragement in their time of need so that they could become confident, healthy and self sufficient while learning to become better parents.