Board of Directors

Tricounty Family Ministries is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board sets the mission and vision for the organization as well as ensures a director is in place to oversee all operations. We are forever indebted to our current board members and Board Emeriti for their dedication and service to the least of these throughout greater Charleston.


Dean Stephens, Chairman
News Anchor, ABC News
Marshall White, MD, Vice President
Neurology & Pain Management
Robert Fetch, Treasurer
Financial Adviser
Karen E. McCormick, Secretary
Family Court Attorney and Mediator
Elsie Smalls
Associate Dean and Professor, Springfield College
Cam Wentz
Senior Financial Advisor, Partner, Harbor Financial Group
Fr. Andrew O’Dell, Asst. Rector
St. Philip’s Church
Eric Selle
Suntrust Bank
Carolyn Murray, News Anchor
News Anchor, WCBD TV 2


Rev. Paul Aebischer
​Kevin Alford
Lynn Bean
Rev. Richard Belser
Lindy Coleman
Rev. David Dubay
​Carl Ehmann, MD
Dwight Freeburg
John Haire
Preston Hipp
Al Jackson
Rev. Cam Keyser
Charles Larson
Bill Pence
Douglas Sass
Rev. Herman Yoos
Rev. Ryan Lyles
David Yarborough

Sue Hanshaw, *CEO

* Chairman and CEO Emeritus

Sue Hanshaw came to Charleston in 1984 with her husband to expand an insurance brokerage agency in South Carolina. She has served in numerous positions in her working career including Business Advisor in a brokerage agency, Owner of a clothing design business, City Clerk/Manager – Raytown, Missouri, Art Gallery owner, Soup kitchen volunteer and businesswoman.

Sue served as the Executive Director of Tricounty Family Ministries from 1991-1997, completed her education and returned as CEO 1999 – 2015. She tried to retire in 2015, but was invited to become the Chairman of the Board of Directors. In 2015, Sue was honored to receive the “Nonprofit Leader of the Year” Award from Trident United Way’s Women’s Leadership Council.

Her compassion and love of service to empower the less fortunate in the community will be a life-long endeavor.

Dean Stephens, Chairman

Dean was elected Chairman of the Board in January 2018. He served as a member of the Tricounty Family Ministries Board from 2011-2014. He has always been a champion for those in need, holding babies and making toddlers smile. He has served as MC for the Tricounty Community Christmas party for twelve years.

Dean has been a fixture on Lowcountry television for over two decades and can be seen weeknights on ABC News 4 at 6, 7. Hired at ABC News 4 in 1990 as the weekend sportscaster, Dean has called Mount Pleasant home ever since. Following several years in the sports department, Dean was first promoted to sports director and then to news anchor.

Dean has been recognized with over 20 industry awards, including Best Sportscaster and Best Reporter in the State of South Carolina and in the Southeast by the South Carolina AP Broadcasters Association and the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas.

He finds a great deal of satisfaction covering the stories of the people of the Lowcountry, and earned statewide broadcasting honors for in-depth stories Dean and his wife Caroline have three boys. Dean is glad to report that all of his boys are happy and healthy.