Meet The Team

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Halie Tumbleston

President 

Halie, BCBA & M.S. Curriculum & Instruction, started her career as a special education teacher for high school students with moderate to severe disabilities. She expanded her career in ABA while co-founding Be the Change. She is currently working to affirm neurodiverse practice as a BCBA. In her free time, she enjoys spending her time with her Great Dane, Flower & her 2 cats, Jamungii & Petri. 

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Shaina Bermudez

Vice-President

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Shaina, BCBA & M.S. in Curriculum & Instruction, began her career as a high school resource & cross-category teacher for disabled students. She felt called to work more closely with children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) & became an ABA therapist. 

Shaina enjoys creating ceramic arts, crafting, yoga, gardening, & spending time with her husband & son.

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Nathan Todd

Director of Inclusion

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Nathan is an author, life coach, & podcast host on a mission to Eradicate Loneliness through getting people connected & eradicating labels.  Nathan was born 8 weeks prematurely & has Cerebral Palsy. He was a coach for disabled people for almost a decade & moved to entrepreneurship when he wrote 'No Label Defines Me' & more! You can learn more about his podcast, No Label Live here

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Ashley Eppes

Secretary

Ashley is a BCaBA with experience in providing private ABA services to individuals with special needs. Growing up, her family was involved and volunteered in many non-profit organizations including her family's non-profit organization, Angels of Light, which benefiting children and families with life-threatening illnesses. She lives in Mount Pleasant, SC with her husband, Blake, & two children, Coast & Darby Pearl.

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Charles Kapp

Treasurer

Charles is a CPA, who works as a government auditor, primarily conducting the financial statement audits of various South Carolina State agencies, the United States Department of State, and the United States Defense Health Program. Charles currently specializes in government and not-for-profit accounting and auditing. He lives with his wife, Meghan, & daughter, Charlie, in Charleston, SC. 

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Emily Swanson

Director of Outreach

Emily, a Charleston native, is a certified Special Educator. She has over half of a decade of experience teaching abroad & with middle school students with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities. She is currently a medical homebound teacher. When she isn’t teaching she loves travelling, spending time with friends and family, and doing Crossfit! She lives in Summerville with her husband James & her step-son Zander.

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Bree Schorr

Marketing Advisor

Bree, who earned her BA in Business Administration has experience as an event coordinator in Marketing. She actively seeks out opportunities to stay involved in the community - both personally and professionally and is excited to be apart of the Be the Change team! You can find her outdoors exploring new places, checking out new coffee shops with friends an spending time with family.

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Meghan MacNeil

Social Media Specialist

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Meghan earned her B.S. in Psychology & has experience as a therapist for disabled children & youth. As a teen, she started volunteering with Special Olympics & created an adaptive dance class for teen girls. She recently started Inspired Movement an inclusive virtual dance class. You can learn more about Inspired Movement here. Meghan & her husband, Will, live in West Ashley with their two dogs, Hallie & Jet. 

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Thea Bufi

Financial Advisor

Thea, who earned her M.S. in Special Deaf & Blind Education, has experience working with disabled young adults in San Francisco county jails to work towards college. She has experience working as an Autism classroom teacher.  She believes every child deserves an education with caring adults who focus on their strengths to work on their needs. In her spare time, Thea cooks, sews & relaxes with her husband & daughter in their Californian home.