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Welcome Hopeful Horizons' New Board Chairman

Hopeful Horizons is pleased to announce that Jim Rumer of Bluffton has been selected as Chairman of the Board of Directors for 2022. He takes on the role previously held by Meredith Bannon of The Bannon Law Group.

Jim is a retired Finance Executive with more than 37 years of finance and accounting experience with a Fortune 500 company. After having assignments around the globe, Jim recently located to the Lowcountry area from Eastern Pennsylvania where he was very active in his local United Way.

“It is an honor to be named chairperson of the Board for Hopeful Horizons, an organization that provides critical services and support to families across the Lowcountry,” said Jim Rumer. “These services are made possible by a team of dedicated employees and the support of our community.”

The slate of 2022 officers is as follows:

  • Jim Rumer, Chairman

  • Sally McAlister, Vice Chairperson

  • Tom Faas, BDO USA, Treasurer

  • Jenn Moneagle, Secretary

The board members include:

  • Sandi Atkins

  • Meredith Bannon, Esq., The Bannon Group

  • Terri Brashears

  • Michelle Elliott, Charter One Realty

  • Renee Harley, Food Lion – Beaufort

  • Andre Nougaret

  • Angela Simmons, USC Beaufort

  • Mark Solow

  • Pamela Steele, Hilton Head Island Elementary School

“I feel very fortunate to work with such a dedicated, talented and generous board of directors,” said Kristin Dubrowski, CEO of Hopeful Horizons. “These individuals are a driving force for ending abuse and changing lives in our community.”

For more information on Hopeful Horizons' Board of Directors, please visit our website.

Hopeful Horizons is a children's advocacy, domestic violence and rape crisis center that works to create safer communities by changing the culture of violence and offering a path to healing. The organization provides safety, hope and healing to survivors through evidence-based practices, outreach, prevention and education. Hopeful Horizons serves Beaufort, Allendale, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties. For more information on the mission and vision of Hopeful Horizons, visit


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