Meet the Team

Executive Director

Holly Zipperer is a career educational leader with 25+ years experience who joined the DSA-GC team in June 2018. She started working with individuals with disabilities in the early nineties in South Carolina. Over the years she has worked in homes, schools, camps and community settings and her life's work has solely focused on supporting individuals with disabilities and their families. Holly has experience in developing highly successful specialized programs, budgeting and fiscal management, fund development and grant writing; as well as cultivating partnerships with local businesses and community leaders.

A visionary leader, advocate and professional, Holly is a champion for people with disabilities and their families. She is excited to join the DSA-GC team!

Director of Programming


Board of Directors


President - Chris Coggins

(daughter, Avery)

Vice President, Programming - Melina Deleon

Vice President, Fund Development - Andrew Spafford

Vice President, Community Engagement - Ernie Hoag
(daughter, Lily)

Treasurer - Crystal Garrett

Secretary - Sara Weiss
(son, Ben)

Kelly McSwain-Campbell

Brendon Boone
(daughter, Kennedy)


Brendan Hammeke

Melissa Thomason

(son, Welles)

Shana Filkins
(daughter, Zoey)

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