Jamie L. Devine has been named president and CEO of Community Assistance Provider, effective Jan. 1.
The Columbia-area nonprofit, established in 1999, specializes in developing safe and affordable housing throughout the Midlands.
Devine, a member of the Richland 1 school board, currently is vice president of Housing Services at CAP. In that role, he is responsible for project development, housing counseling services and property management activities across the organization’s 15-county service area.
He joined CAP in 2005 as housing coordinator after serving as a manager for the Columbia Housing Authority for more than 10 years.
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“Jamie has excelled in this role, and I am certain that he will be an excellent leader for CAP as we strive to continue to provide housing and economic development opportunities,” said outgoing CEO and founder, Veronica V. Rodriguez.
Devine serves on the boards for the Midlands Housing Trust Fund and the Indian Waters Executive Council of Boy Scouts of America. He is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. and Brookland Baptist Church.
Red Cross interim director
Beth Shwedo has been named interim executive director of the American Red Cross of Central SC.
“Our board of directors is thrilled to have Beth in this leadership position,” said Donita Todd, chairwoman of the board of directors for the American Red Cross of Central SC. “Beth has shown great enthusiasm and devotion in supporting significant community programs for more than 30 years, and she understands the critical role the Red Cross plays in supporting our community.”
Shwedo will assist with volunteer recruiting and fundraising activities and will represent the Red Cross at Midlands’ speaking engagements until a permanent executive director is hired.
Shwedo has supported civilian and Department of Defense dependent schools, military child education and spouse programs, and family readiness groups.
A leader from the heart
The American Heart Association has named Columbia College President Beth Dinndorf chairwoman of the 2015 Midlands Go Red For Women Luncheon.
The Midlands Go Red For Women Luncheon seeks to educate women about heart disease and stroke prevention. Dinndorf will lead corporate and community outreach efforts to help raise funds for research and education to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular disease and stroke in the Midlands.
“I am honored to lead the 2015 Go Red For Women movement in the Midlands and to help educate women in our community of their number one health risk and to inspire them to take steps to lead longer and healthier lives,” Dinndorf said.
The Midlands Go Red For Women Luncheon is scheduled for May 28 at the Marriott Columbia. For more information, call (803) 806-3091 or visit heart.org/midlands.