Our People

Our Staff

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; we’re on a mission to change lives!

When he’s not serving at Meals on Wheels, you can find him painting in watercolor all over Charleston, enjoying life with his wife Lynne, and grown daughter Melissa.

Kelley Chapman | Volunteer Manager

Kelley is loud and proud. She enjoys being around smiles and laughter. They are contagious. Smiles and laughter are two of the ingredients for the magic made at East Cooper Meals on Wheels. Because she laughs a lot, this has been the non-profit ride she doesn't want to get off.

Knowing our volunteers make our recipients smile and laugh often makes it all worthwhile. She enjoyed working in a previous non-profit where she helped many parents through the trials of bringing preemies into the world. Now, she is helping homebound recipients receive nutritious meals.

Rachel Hamilton | Recipient Services Manager

Rachel has been living in the south for 3 years now, relocating from San Diego, CA. She has always had a strong passion for public health, working in the non-profit world for over 10 years. Bringing a smile to others has always been an important part of her life and she strives to make each day a great one! Rachel feels it is such a blessing being able to work with others who share her philosophy on life! When not at working at Meals on Wheels you can find Rachel at the beach, hanging with friends, or enjoying the beauty of the south! If she had a super-power it would be flying so she could easily travel all around the world!

Jenny Ladd | Business and Operations Manager

Jenny likes to consider herself a “local,” although she knows that you have to live here all your life to gain that title! She has lived in Charleston with her husband, Todd and 9-year-old daughter, Emma, for the last 15 years. She and her family live on Daniel Island, and would never consider living anywhere else. An avid lover of the arts, Jenny graduated from College of Charleston in 2000 with a BA in Theatre. Jenny worked as a wine rep and an Operations Manager in Charleston, before moving to Meals on Wheels and the nonprofit sector. Jenny loves working here and enjoys all the wonderful volunteers and the incredible staff. She goes home every day with a smile on her face!

Kim LeGere | Program Assistant

In 2009 and straight out of Coastal Carolina University (Go Chants!) with a BA in Art Studio, Kim started working at Meals on Wheels. She’s able to combine her love for helping others and making people smile. As a native, she is blessed to be able to make a difference in the city that she loves and holds dear.

Outside of work, you can find Kim out enjoying the Lowcountry and decorating her home. She loves to travel and loves anything Disney. Kim’s favorite thing to do is spending time with her husband, Adam, their 2 dogs and their son Liam.

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 watching TV, or going on outings with his wife, Ann.

Nadine Hershey | Accountant

Nadine moved to Mt. Pleasant over 30 years ago, back when it really was a small town. She jokes that the pluff mud got in her blood and kept her here, and it must be true – losing her husband, three corporate downsizings, she still refused to leave the beaches and cuisine of the Lowcountry. So, she started her accounting business 9 years ago to help small businesses and non-profits succeed. East Cooper Meals on Wheels is her favorite client because of the great staff, wonderful volunteers, and valuable service provided to the community. There is never a dull day at ECMOW. They can even make crunching numbers fun.

Our Board of Directors

Andrea Ulmer, Chairman
George Durney, Vice Chairman
Abby Kobrovsky, Secretary

Wade Boals
Dennis McLendon
Beth Roth
Cheralaine Dougherty
William Bulsiewicz, M.D.
Tracy Hunter
Eric Walmet
Becki Howard
Gray Ives