Meg leads the organization in its efforts to increase access to healthy eating and active living resources in South Carolina. She is a seasoned professional who has worked on public policy campaigns, organizational wellness, and board development. In the past, she worked on several political and issue campaigns as a fundraiser and communications advisor. She also has experience in the fitness and nutrition industry. Meg received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Master of Mass Communications degree from the University of South Carolina. She holds certifications from the Corporate Health and Wellness Association, National Academy of Sports Medicine, and Aerobics and Fitness Association of America.
|Kelsey Allen, MPH, CHES
Manager of Community Initiatives
Kelsey works with local coalitions throughout the state by providing technical assistance and supporting community change toward improving access to healthy eating and active living. Before working with ESMMSC, she was a health educator for SCDHEC as well as a WIC nutritionist where she counseled mothers of young children on healthy eating and active living. She received her Master’s in Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor’s of Science in Nutritional Sciences from Michigan State University. Kelsey is passionate about seeing communities create sustainable changes and working with diverse groups of local coalition members.
|Trimease K. Carter, MSW
Manager of Youth Engagement
Trimease joined ESMMSC as the Youth Coordinator in 2012. She is a graduate of Claflin University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a Master in Social Work. Before joining Eat Smart, Move More SC, Trimease was the Community Education Assistant at Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands and the Project Coordinator for the Building Dreams Mentoring Program. Trimease has a passion for educating and empowering youth as a community based social worker. In 2011, she was named the Girls Inc. of Greater Columbia Strong, Smart, and Bold Volunteer of the Year.
Manager of Policy and Advocacy
Phillip joined the ESMMSC team in April 2018. Prior to joining the team, Phillip was the grant writer for the Regional Medical Center of Orangeburg & Calhoun Counties, where he successfully wrote $1.3 million in funding. Phillip worked closely with the Healthy Eating, Active Living Committee in Orangeburg to implement a plan of increasing community gardens, starting a community cooking class, and executing the Faithful Families Eating Smart and Moving More program. With more than 10 years of experience in politics, nonprofit consulting and community organization, Phillip believes in a grassroots approach to making change happen.
Manager of Communications and Marketing
Brandie works with the ESMMSC team to develop and implement marketing strategies and tools that help make the healthy choice the easy choice. She has extensive experience in graphic design, media relations, public relations, social marketing, and government relations. Brandie received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of South Carolina, with an emphasis on television and radio production. Before joining Eat Smart, Move More SC, she was the Communications Director at the Home Builders Association of South Carolina.