Who We Are

bethBeth Lemmonds is the Executive Assistant of the Midlands Housing Trust Fund. Beth recently graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications. She majored in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Sport and Entertainment Management. Beth has extensive experience working in state government and politics. She has worked closely with S.C. Senators, lobbyists, attorneys and other government officials. In her free time, she enjoys reading mystery novels, spending time with her family and her puppy.

Contact: Beth Lemmonds, Executive Assistant
Midlands Housing Trust Fund
4300 North Main Street | Columbia, SC 29203
(803) 764-3976 |


The Midlands Housing Trust Fund is governed by a 15-member Board of Directors:

Jeffrey Allen, Chair 
McNair Law Firm
1221 Main Street
Suite 1800
Columbia, SC 29201
Peyton Bryant, Vice-Chair
Brokerage Associate
807 Gervias Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Jeff Larimore, Treasurer 
ERA Wilder
1730 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Jamie Devine, Secretary 
Chief Executive Officer
Community Assistance Provider
2800 N. Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Kathleen Abraham
Community Development Coordinator
WoodForest Bank
3730 N. Main Street
Suite D
Columbia, SC 29203

Ellis Bleakley
VP/Fair Lending Officer
South State Bank
700 Gervias Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Anita Floyd
Senior Vice President
United Way of the Midlands
1800 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Tommy Harris
Vice President
First Citizens Bank
1314 Park Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Angie Hass
AVP/ Small Business Development Officer
Regions Bank
1010 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Rhonda Hughey
Sr. VP/Loan Officer
Arthur State Bank
1700 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201
John Kessler 
Executive Director
Carolina Children’s Home
P.O. Box 4465
Columbia, SC 29240
Amanda Koehler
Chief Financial Officer
Turner, Padget, Graham and Laney, P.A.
1901 Main Street
Suite 1700
Columbia, SC 29201
John McLean
Watson Savory Tate Architecture
1316 Washington Street
Suite 100
Columbia, SC 29201
Kyle Michel 
Kyle Michel Law Firm
1520 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201