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MDC welcomes three new members to its board of directors

MDC is thrilled to announce the addition of three exceptional individuals to our board of directors, each bringing a wealth of experience and dedication to our mission of advancing equity and economic mobility throughout the South.

Michelle Mapp

Michelle Mapp is the Advocacy Director at the ACLU of South Carolina. She previously worked for 13 years at the South Carolina Community Loan Fund (SCCLF) and served as the organization’s CEO for 7 years. SCCLF is a nonprofit, mission-based lender that has facilitated the development of more than $300 million in community development projects throughout South Carolina.

Michelle, a certified Housing Development Finance Professional, has served on the board of directors for the Affordable Housing Coalition of SC, Business Development Corp., Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Charlotte Branch, Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation, SC Association for Community Economic Development, SC Community Capital Alliance, Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative, TogetherSC, and on the SC Rural Action Plan Taskforce. She has served on numerous advisory committees and taskforce at the local, state, and national levels with a focus on housing and community development.

Monica Dongre

Monica Dongre is a Senior Employment Counsel with RTI International, a nonprofit research institute in the Research Triangle dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. A graduate of Furman University and the University of North Carolina School of Law, she has dedicated most of her career to the practice of labor and employment law. Though she started her career as a litigator with small, well-regarded law firms in Northern Virginia, Monica has spent most of her career as an in-house attorney.

Outside of work, Monica serves on the Furman Alumni Board and volunteers with her local PTA. Monica is also a graduate of The Riley Institute at Furman University’s Diversity Leadership Initiative, where she is now a Riley Fellow.

Stephanie Kang

Dr. Stephanie Kang most recently served in the executive leadership of Nashville’s Metro Public Health Department launching the first Bureau of Health Equity. Previously, she served as the Health Policy Director for Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal. Her professional background also includes founding and scaling several health equity-centered organizations, conducting quality improvement in health care settings, and working in community-based global health projects. She received her Doctor of Public Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, MS in Global Health at Northwestern University, and her BS in Neuroscience at Northeastern University.

Their diverse perspectives and commitment to the South will undoubtedly strengthen our organization’s efforts to create a more equitable future for our community. Please join us in welcoming these innnovative leaders to the MDC family!