Administration – Full Time
Executive Director – Susi Smith
Susi has served as the executive director of Communities In Schools of Greenville for the past 24 years. Prior to joining CIS, she worked for the Piedmont Council for Prevention of Child Abuse (now the Julie Valentine Center) as a case manager for parenting teens and then as a Prevention Specialist. As a business major, Susi began her career with Liberty Life Insurance Company as a Market Analyst and later became involved in non-profit work through volunteering. Susi believes every child needs and deserves an advocate and a one-on-one relationship with a caring adult, both core values of CIS.
Project Director – Kimberly Mahaffey
Kim began her career in education twenty years ago working for the Office of Student Development at Wingate University. From there she transitioned into teaching elementary school – both private and public – and went on to teach Elementary and Early Childhood Education at South Piedmont Community College where she also doubled as the Professional Development Coordinator under a joint position with the North Carolina Partnership for Children. Kim earned a Master of Education degree from Converse College, a Master’s Certificate in Organizational Change and Leadership from Columbia College, and a Bachelor of Science (Biology) degree from Wingate College. She is an alum of Leadership Greenville Class 36. Kim is serving in her eleventh school year with Communities In Schools of Greenville.
Megan, a native of Pennsylvania, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Millersville University where her passion for social justice and service bloomed. Building on that passion, she received her Master of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University with a concentration in administration, policy, and planning. Megan’s work experience includes efforts focused on poverty alleviation, LGBT youth, students with autism, and inclusive performing arts programming for individuals with disabilities. Megan joined CIS committed to strengthening communities and empowering students to become their best selves.