- Sheri Few (Chair)
- Cindy Costa (Vice-Chair)
- Laura Ringo (Secretary)
- Pamela Baker
- Angel Flewelling
- Michelle Parsons Kelley
Sheri Few and her husband Marty Few have lived in Lugoff, South Carolina, for 25 years and have three sons. As the daughter of an Air Force general officer, Sheri grew up all over the world attending high school in England and college in Germany. One of the highlights of her career is founding SC Parents Involved in Education (SCPIE), which focuses on protecting teachers’ pay and parents’ rights while assuring all children have access to excellent education. After a decade of leadership in this nonprofit, Sheri is now an accomplished grant writer and curriculum author. She is known for her expertise in education and family policy. Sheri is the former chair of the Kershaw County GOP and former Board Chairman of the Midlands Women’s Center. Currently she serves as Executive Committeewoman for the Kershaw County GOP, Vice-Chair of the Kershaw County Republican Women and President of Stand Up South Carolina. She was appointed to the Commission on Women in 2009 and currently serves as Vice Chair.
Cindy Costa is the Business Manager for Southeastern Facial Plastic/Cosmetic Surgery Center in Charleston, South Carolina. In addition to being a licensed real estate agent and a former Mrs. South Carolina, USA, Cindy is a founding member of the James Island Christian Church and mother of four. She is currently the Republican National Committeewoman for South Carolina and Co-Chair of Operation Smile in the SC/NC Region. She was a Presidential Appointment to the United Nations from 2002 to 2003 and served as Senior Advisor to the US Mission to the United Nations. Cindy is also the founder and Chair of South Carolina Winning Women.
For the last three and a half years, Laura Ringo has resided in Spartanburg and served as the director of a nonprofit called Partners for Active Living. This organization seeks to encourage a healthy, more livable community by promoting walking, bicycling and physical activity on a daily basis (www.active-living.org). Prior to her time in Spartanburg, Laura attended Furman University in Greenville where she graduated with a degree in history and Latin American studies.
Laura enjoys serving a number of community organizations as a board member and volunteer. These include Leadership Spartanburg Alumni Association Board of Directors, Hampton Heights Neighborhood Association, Habitat for Humanity, Spartanburg Regional Women's Health Advisory Committee, Mayor's Committee for People with Disabilities, McCarthy/ Teszler School Improvement Council and the Spartanburg Area Transportation Study Enhancement Committee.
During free time, Laura and her husband Will are renovating a historic home near downtown Spartanburg.
Pamela Baker is an attorney with McNair Law Firm in Columbia, SC. She is a shareholder with the Firm’s Environmental practice where she assists with the defense of state and federal environmental enforcement actions related to compliance with the environmental and health statutes and regulations. Pamela also represents clients in complex Comprehensive Environmental Response and Liability Act negotiations with EPA and the State. Her practice also includes representing clients before the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control in negotiating air and water permits, Voluntary Cleanup Contracts, and assisting clients with environmental issues associated with property transactions. Pamela routinely appears before the South Carolina Administrative Law Court representing clients in environmental permitting appeals. She was appointed by Governor Sanford to the Commission on Women in 2009. Pamela also serves as a member of the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association, Richland County Bar Association, South Carolina Bar Environmental and Natural Resources Section and Columbia Chapter of The Links, Inc. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the South Carolina Bar Foundation, the Board of Directors for Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands and formerly, the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Columbia.
For nearly 25 years, Angel Flewelling has worked as a volunteer with the Child Abuse Prevention Association. She is a Past President and serves on the Board of Directors for the Exchange Club of Beaufort and is the State Treasurer for the South Carolina District Exchange Clubs. She holds a BA degree from the University of South Carolina Beaufort and is employed at Logan Law Firm with an extensive real estate background. She is an avid volunteer and enjoys charity event planning. She is married to County Councilman Brian Flewelling, has one biological son and 12 grown foster children. She was appointed to the Commission in October 2010.
Michelle Parsons Kelley is currently an associate attorney with Richardson Plowden, practicing litigation and appeals in the Columbia office.
Prior to joining Richardson Plowden, Michelle was an Assistant Attorney General for the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office where Michelle was responsible for prosecuting insurance fraud, direct criminal appeals and post-conviction relief cases. Michelle presented oral arguments before the South Carolina Supreme Court and prosecuted more than 250 post-conviction relief hearings before South Carolina circuit courts. Prior to joining the Attorney General’s office, Michelle clerked for South Carolina Senate and Office of the Governor. She also worked for Judge C. Tolbert Goolsby, Jr., at the South Carolina Court of Appeals.
Michelle graduated Magna Cum Laude with honors from the University of South Carolina (USC) Honors College.
She went on to earn her Juris Doctor and Masters of Public Administration from USC in 2007, which she attended as a Carolina Legal Scholar. During law school, Kelley served as the associate editor and contributing author of the South Carolina Journal of International Law & Business.
Michelle’s hometown is Columbia, South Carolina and she enjoys volunteering in home state. Michelle is an appointed Voluntary Advisor for the South Carolina Federal Credit Union Board of Advisors, as well as the Midlands Chair of the Cinderella Project, a nonprofit sponsored by the South Carolina Bar. The Cinderella Project gives gently used prom dresses to hundreds of high school girls in the greater Columbia area. Michelle also serves as a Special Prosecutor for the South Carolina Attorney General's Office and as such prosecutes criminal domestic violence cases pro bono. She is a member of American Mensa, Women in Law, Columbia Capital Rotary Club, the Junior League of Columbia, and attends First Presbyterian Church.