Meet the Team

Our Leadership

Holly Zipperer

Holly Zipperer

Executive Director Send an email

Holly Zipperer is a career educational leader with 25+ years experience who joined the DSA-GC team in June 2018. She started working with individuals with disabilities in the early nineties in South Carolina. Over the years she has worked in homes, schools, camps and community settings and her life’s work has solely focused on supporting individuals with disabilities and their families. Holly has experience in developing highly successful specialized programs, budgeting and fiscal management, fund development and grant writing; as well as cultivating partnerships with local businesses and community leaders.

A visionary leader, advocate and professional, Holly is a champion for people with disabilities and their families. She is excited to join the DSA-GC team!

Board of Directors - Officers

Chris Coggins

Chris Coggins

President (Daughter, Avery) Send an email
Melina Deleon

Melina Deleon

VP, Programming
Andrew Spafford

Andrew Spafford

VP, Fund Development Send an email
Ernie Hoag

Ernie Hoag

VP, Community Engagement (Daughter, Lily) Send an email

Crystal Garrett

Treasurer Send an email

Sara Weiss

Secretary (Son, Ben) Send an email

Board of Directors - At Large

Jeremy Wallace

Director-at-Large (Son, Charlie)

Brendon Boone

Director (Daughter, Kennedy)
Kelly McSwain-Campbell

Kelly McSwain-Campbell

Director-at-Large (Daughter, Laynie)

Brendan Hammeke

Director-at-Large Send an email

Melissa Yow Thomason

Director-at-Large (Son, Welles) Send an email

Shana Filkins

Director-at-Large (daughter, Zoey) Send an email