George Roberts | President and CEO
George uses his 20 years of corporate and 10 years of nonprofit experience to help build the best organization possible to ensure no homebound residents in our area go hungry. He comes to work each day with a big smile knowing our amazing staff and volunteers share this passion. It is not just a job; he says, "we’re on a mission to change lives!"
Kelley Chapman | Volunteer Manager
Kelley is a South Carolina native. She and her family live in Mount Pleasant. Kelly truly enjoys being around smiles and laughter - two important ingredients for the magic made at East Cooper Meals on Wheels.
She says knowing our volunteers make our recipients smile and laugh often makes working here all worthwhile. She was previously employed at another nonprofit, where she helped many parents through the trials of bringing preemies into the world. Now, she is helping homebound recipients receive nutritious meals by coordinating the efforts of 450+ volunteers who pack and deliver every meal!
Christine Dean, RN | Community Health Liaison
Christine [or Chris for short] is a long-time resident of Charleston, having relocated in 1997. Her three children are grown and she is also a grandma!
Chris is no stranger to the world of nonprofits. Prior to becoming a registered nurse, Chris worked for many years at as the chief operating officer of another local nonprofit. Having spent the last 10 years in geriatric and hospice nursing, Chris brings a wealth of experience and insights. She is using her expertise to teach our local medical community about the benefits of the Meals on Wheels Feeding Friends program and expand this service throughout the East Cooper community.
Stacey Haile | Recipient Services Manager
Stacey is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and a huge Ravens fan! She moved to Mount Pleasant with her husband Nick and their two long-haired dachshunds in 2020.
She was a teacher for six years before transitioning to social work with kids and families, but her favorite job ever was working as a waitress in a retirement community. She feels a special connection and energy when working with the elderly, and that's what ultimately led her to work at Meals on Wheels. Stacey loves knowing that she is making a difference while working alongside staff and volunteers who are so generous and caring, too!
Brooke Herr | Development & Events Manager
Brooke was originally born in Pennsylvania but raised just a few hours north of Charleston on Oak Island, N.C. After graduating from Guilford College, she spent the next two years traveling before moving to Austin, T.X. While in Austin, Brooke taught outdoor bootcamps for three years, until she finally decided it was time to move back to the beach. Her passion for helping others live a better life while simultaneously cultivating a fun and positive community is what brought her to Meals on Wheels. During her free time, you can find Brooke running, paddle boarding or relaxing with a good book on the beach.
Arturo Suarez | Operations Assistant
Arturo worked 30 years teaching and coaching and the last few years in service jobs. He believes that Jesus has directed him to his work at Meals on Wheels, where interacting with people, sharing stories, and providing for recipients in need make life rewarding and interesting.
Arturo often whistles while he works. After work, he enjoys playing his guitar, singing, and watching TV.
Kat Swisshelm Martin | Business & Operations Manager
Kat has lived in Mt. Pleasant for over 15 years and first connected with East Cooper Meals on Wheels as a delivery volunteer. After seeing the impact the organization had on the recipients on her route, she knew she wanted to put her skills to work to further the organization’s mission. Kat’s professional background includes managing operations and projects in a variety of fields. She is using her love of details and optimizing systems to ensure our meals continue to improve lives.
On the weekends, Kat enjoys playing nerdy boardgames with her two boys and husband, Eli. She loves being in nature and will head to the beach or take a trip to the mountains any chance she can get.
Our Board of Directors
Becki Phelps, Chairman
Tracy Hunter, Secretary
William Bulsiewicz, M.D.