CYDC Announces a New Board of Directors

NOTE: As of Feb. 29, 2024, Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC) has rebranded to Landmarks for Families. Our nonprofit, community programs and residential services remain committed to cultivating thriving youth and families in this new chapter.

(Charleston, SC) – Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC) announced today its new Board of Directors. New members from the group of business and community leaders will soon participate in an orientation at the organization’s North Charleston campus.

Charleston-based community leader Bill Watson was elected to lead the Board as its Chairperson, replacing Mount Pleasant business leader John Hyland.

Rounding out the Board of Directors are the following individuals:

Vice Chair
Abby A. Baker
North Charleston, SC

Timothy J. Hyland
Charleston Cancer Center
North Charleston, SC

David F. Santos
Dodds & Hennessy, LLP
Charleston, SC


James Bakker
McAlister Development
Charleston, SC

Jerome Burgess
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Charleston, SC

William H. Fishburne
The Barkley Company
Charleston, SC

Kristen Grimm
The NECPA Commission
Mount Pleasant, SC

Robert A. Hodges
PeopLease Corporation
Mount Pleasant, SC

John F. Hyland
Hyland, Ruddy & Garbett
Mount Pleasant, SC

Wilbur Johnson
Young Clement Rivers, LLP
Charleston, SC

Robert B. Johnston
InterTech Group, Inc.
North Charleston, SC

Michael Kelley
The BMK Group
Mount Pleasant, SC

Patrick J. Kiernan
K-Con Building Systems
Charleston, SC


Wes Koch
Page 23 Media
Hanahan, SC

Jody Martindale
Retired Executive
Charleston, SC

Tom Moorman
Hampton Inn
Charleston, SC

Brenda Myers
Roper St. Francis Healthcare
Moncks Corner, SC

Cyndi Nigh
Mount Pleasant, SC

Charlisa C. Pugh
Community Leader
Mount Pleasant, SC

Douglas Smith
Ilderton Contractors
Awendaw, SC

Amy J. Spencer
Charleston, SC

Eveline (DeDe) Waring, MD
Roper St. Francis Healthcare
Charleston, SC

Decatur Ward Wilson, II
Wilson & Associates Developers, Inc.
North Charleston, SC

[blockquote cite=”Barbara Kelley Duncan, Chief Executive Officer, CYDC”] “We are so grateful to outgoing chair John Hyland for his leadership. We’re excited to welcome Bill Watson as Chair, and new members to the Board. We look forward to working with them as we begin another year providing life-changing services and programs for at risk children and youth throughout the tri-county area. [/blockquote]

The Board of Directors of Carolina Youth Development Center serve three-year terms that run concurrent with the organization’s October to September fiscal year.

About Carolina Youth Development Center:
Founded as the Charleston Orphan House in 1790, Carolina Youth Development Center’s nine programs are dedicated to providing shelter and support services to children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect, and to helping these and other at-risk youth in the community become successful adults. Together these programs serve more than 600 children annually. For more information about Carolina Youth Development Center, visit our website at

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For more than 230 years, we have guided neighbors toward stronger, hopeful futures and now we’re evolving too. We’re grateful to enter this new chapter with you. Welcome to Landmarks for Families!