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.
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.
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.
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.
Diana Tapp-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 and brings a victim-informed perspective on how we can best serve our clients.
Carolyn Young- Carolyn is a human resources and consulting professional with over 15 years of experience. 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.
Katie Williett-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 where she was an active member of the Moot Court Board, serving as an Executive Officer. Katie competed in the Vale National Corporate Law Moot Court Competition where she was a finalist and was later selected to represent Mercer Law at the Houston National Moot Court Championship. Katie was selected as a member of the Order of the Barristers for her work with Moot Court. Also while in law school, Katie chaired the Mercer Law Community Service Committee all three years of her attendance. Katie received the Dean’s Community Service Award upon graduation.
After graduation, Katie worked as a trust and estates attorney in Augusta, GA before becoming a law clerk for the Honorable Eugene M. Benton.
Katie is actively involved with the State Bar of Georgia’s Young Lawyers Division, graduating from the 2013 YLD Leadership Academy. Currently, Katie serves as Director of Community Outreach on the Georgia Bar YLD’s Board of Directors. In 2013, Katie, along with Brandon Elijah, started a pro bono project called the State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division First Responders Wills Clinic. The Wills Clinic pairs attorney volunteers with first responders and their spouses for the preparation and execution of essential estate planning documents. Katie and Brandon Elijah received the YLD Award of Achievement for Outstanding Service to the Public for the Wills Clinic.
Katie was the Co-Chair of the 2014 Georgia Legal Food Frenzy, which is a friendly competition among Georgia’s law firms and legal organizations to raise food and money for Georgia’s food banks. In 2014, the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy raised over 1.4 million pounds of food for the Georgia Food Bank Association. Katie received the YLD Award of Achievement for Outstanding Service to the Public for her work with the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy. After chairing the Legal Food Frenzy, Katie has spent the last couple of years a Director of the program, working diligently to meet the charity’s to raise five million pounds of food in five years for Georgia’s food banks.
In her spare time, Katie volunteers to judge both High School and College Mock Trial Competitions and Law School Moot Court Competitions. Katie also enjoys volunteering her time to coach both boys’ and girls’ youth basketball.
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 Alzheimer’s Association, and the Upstate Seniors Network. Katie also volunteers her time performing various volunteer services throughout the Upstate.
Donna Meyer-Donna Meyer is originally from Massachusetts and is Director of Mission for the Bon Secours St. Francis Health System.
From an early age she was interested in health and spirituality and felt called to serve others. Donna has a diverse nursing background. She worked in critical care areas, community and college health, and an inner city clinic. The work at the clinic reinforced this call as she learned to find grace in places where it seemed absent.
Donna’s attraction to spirituality led her to study theology where she developed an interest in spiritual direction and formation, which she continues to do. She is grateful for all the stories people have shared with her, for her teachers, her spiritual directors, friends, and family—all have made an impact on her life.
Donna is an RN, has a BA (magna cum laude) from Smith College, Northampton, MA and a Masters of Divinity from Weston Jesuit School of Theology, now part of Boston College. She completed 5 units of Clinical Pastoral Education and the Ministry Leadership Intensive of University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Executive Education and the Bon Secours Center for Ministry Leadership.
She’s a member of Phi Beta Kappa, a lector in her church, a Bon Secours Associate, and serves on various committees in the health system. She likes to read, cook, and garden. She and her husband, Paul, have three adult children, four grandchildren, and one very large goldendoodle.
Courtnay M. Laws- 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.