Our Board of Directors is an important part of the WINGS family. Their fearless leadership and guidance help us achieve our goals and their support and work on our behalf has helped us spread our wings and continue to grow!
This winter, we welcomed five new members to the WINGS Board of Directors. We also announced our new board chair and longtime WINGS supporter, Judith Ranger Smith, who is the executive director of the Singing for Change Foundation.
Read below to learn more about our newest board members or click here for the official press release!
Toya Hampton is a Charleston-based attorney who focuses on residential and commercial real estate. She has practiced law in the Lowcountry region for more than 20 years, and notably served as the director of policy and legal services for the South Carolina School Boards Association in Columbia. Hampton is also on the board of several local nonprofit organizations, including the Historic Charleston Foundation, and was a member of the Charleston County School Board of Trustees for six years.
Arthur Rosen brings decades of expertise in the financial field and has founded Pearl Digital Capital Management, a technology investment fund, and LionEye Capital Management, a hedge fund firm. He has held positions at Bank of America, Royal Bank of Canada, and several investment banks and hedge funds. A graduate of Duke University, Rosen has lived in the Charleston area for the last two years.
Kelly Sach has a background in accounting and investment portfolio management. A dual citizen of the United States and the United Kingdom, Sach lived overseas for two decades and has called Luxembourg, the Czech Republic, and the United Kingdom home. She currently resides on Kiawah Island and has served as the co-head of ticket sales for the Kiawah Arts House Tour for the last two years.
Allie Simmons is an SEL specialist for Pencils of Promise and was integral in establishing an SEL program and curriculum in the nonprofit’s 48 schools in Ghana. Building off of the success of these programs, she is currently leading the implementation of SEL programs in schools in Guatemala and Laos. Prior to her role at Pencils of Promise, Simmons earned a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Kentucky following a career that spanned law, banking, and healthcare. She recently relocated to Austin, Texas, after living in Charleston for several years.
Steve Ward is a graduate of the University of South Carolina. In 2017, he founded an independent wealth management firm, Altheia Advisory Services, after 15 years of working in large investment firms and banks. A lifelong volunteer, Ward has served on the board of several nonprofits, including HALOS and the Exchange Club of Mount Pleasant, and has coached more than 50 seasons of youth sports.
Meet all of our incredible board members on our Leadership page: https://www.wingsforkids.org/about/leadership/.