Komen South Carolina Board of Directors

The Board of Directors functions to advise, assist and aid in our efforts to meet the needs of Komen SC’s 45-county service area. Members of the Board of Directors are from the communities we serve.


Wendy Anderson, Vice Principal Laing Middle School

Kristen Thompson, attorney at Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP
Vice President

Kristen is an associate in the Charleston office where she practices general civil litigation. Her current practice focuses on cases involving medical malpractice, medical device defects, product liability, premises liability, correctional health care, hospitality and retail liability, automobile and motor carrier accidents, and insurance coverage disputes.

John Tripolsky, CEO JTE Marketing

A native of Metro Detroit, John spends his life surrounded by companies of all sizes, various industries and operating in many markets throughout North America. From this experience he knows firsthand that what drives any business is cutting-edge marketing (and a great team).

Sarah Paul, Tax Manager at Elliott Davis Decosimo


Members at Large:

April Messimer, Wealth Management Advisor at Merrill Lynch

Steve Merchant, Financial Advisor at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch

Elizabeth Hyatt, Counselor at Wilson Hall

R. David Miller, Partner RPM Management, Kickin’ Chicken

Mary Jane Weir, ABB Administrative Management

Mary Jensen, VP Capital Markets / Healthcare Trust of America, Inc.

John Muscarella, Fluor Corporation

Charlotte Rufail, CPA at Elliot Davis

Christopher Fowler, Wells Fargo