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Coming together from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, our skilled team of professionals is the backbone of the Greenville Financial Empowerment Center. Their ideas help shape the direction and mission of our organization as it continues to develop.

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Adriana Ramsey
Financial Empowerment Counselor

Adriana was born in Colombia, South America and came to the US at the age of 23. She has 12 years of experience preparing and reviewing tax returns in addition to two years of managing VITA sites as a site coordinator. She earned her certification as a financial counselor from Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund in 2018.  She is  thankful for the opportunity as a FEC counselor to educate, provide resources, and help the vulnerable ones who need assistance the most. She enjoys going hiking, watching lighthearted romance movies, and cooking for friends and family.

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James Cooley
Financial Empowerment Counselor

Before joining our team, James worked in insurance at various levels. He focuses on helping clients feel understood and revels in providing clarity with their personal finances. His goal is to empower those he encounters to recognize their goals and take decisive action in order to help them define their dreams and to set and achieve milestone goals until those dreams become reality.  James spends his time studying and driving.

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Joy Hemphill
Financial Empowerment Counselor

A medically retired U.S. Navy veteran, Joy has spent over 15 years assisting and advocating for veterans in various capacities. Before becoming a Financial Empowerment Counselor, she worked for the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce as a Veterans Workforce consultant.  Joy is a board member for the Greenville Economic Development Board, and currently serves as Regional Director (SE Division) for Psi Zeta Phi Military Sorority.  A service officer for Disabled American Veterans, she holds dual master’s degrees in Human Services Counseling and Criminal Justice from Liberty University, along with B.S. degrees in Healthcare Management from St. Leo University and in Psychology from the University of Sedona.

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Sheryl Hanshaw
Program Manager

Prior to joining the Greenville FEC team, Sheryl worked as a teacher for 10 years.  She loves the opportunity to mentor, empower and encourage the people of Greenville County on their financial journeys.  She enjoys helping clients look at their spending habits in order to create a spending plan that works for their lifestyle.  As many of her clients can attest, having a financial plan is the first step toward achieving your financial goals and attaining financial freedom! In her free time, Sheryl enjoys hiking and cooking.

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