Meet the Staff
Meet the Staff
President and Chief Executive Officer
Diane Wilush is the President and CEO of UCP of Georgia and UCP of South Carolina. Diane came to UCP of Georgia in 1994, leading the organization in tremendous growth from a small Atlanta-based nonprofit to an acclaimed state-wide organization supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Nine years later, Diane established UCP of South Carolina at the request of local families and individuals with I/DD who wanted more program options in their state. Nationally, Diane currently serves as the Chair of the UCP Board of Trustees, and also serves on the 501(c) Agencies Trust Board of Trustees.
Since January 1988, Brad has worked solely in the field of intellectual & related disabilities in both a regulatory and service provider capacity. He began his career with UCP of South Carolina in June 2006, and has led the organization through immense positive growth. He is dedicated to providing quality care, safety, person-centered services and is a strong advocate for increasing people’s choices and control of their services. Brad was raised in Hartsville, SC, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Coker College with a Major in Psychology.
Chief Administrative Officer
Angela Easter began working with United Cerebral Palsy in Georgia in 2001 as a residential program manger after a 7 year career in the fields of I/DD, aging and mental health in South Carolina. As the Chief Administrative Officer for UCP of Georgia and South Carolina, Angela currently oversees quality improvement initiatives, regulatory compliance, legislative advocacy, policy development, and management of infrastructure needs. When she’s not working with UCP, Angela volunteers with youth soccer, and a fundraising foundation for ovarian cancer research.
Director of Community Living
Rachel Sharp is the Director of Community Living for United Cerebral Palsy of South Carolina. Having extensive management experience, Rachel has devoted the last 20 years providing safe, comfortable homes where people with disabilities can enjoy being part of their communities and live fulfilling lives. Joining UCP of South Carolina in 2014, she is responsible for directing the Community Living options including community training homes, host homes and supported living homes and apartments.
Alanna Boozer has served as the Development Coordinator for United Cerebral Palsy of South Carolina since September 2014. She has a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Master of Mass Communication degree with a concentration in Journalism. At UCP, Alanna is responsible for fundraising, community outreach and awareness, and volunteer opportunities. Prior to joining UCP of South Carolina, Alanna spent six years as a public information specialist for the Florida Communities Trust grant program.
Day Program Director
Jocelin Jenkins has served as the Director of Day Programming for United Cerebral Palsy of South Carolina since March 2016. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice. She has four years of experience working with people with disabilities. Prior to joining UCP of South Carolina, Jocelin worked as an early interventionist for children ages 6 and under.
Kionia Ryant has been with United Cerebral Palsy of South Carolina since March 2014. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a Master in Business Administration degree with a concentration in Human Resources. Kionia has more than six years in progressive beginning to end human resource experience, along with over fifteen years of management experience. In addition to her commitment to UCP of South Carolina, she volunteers with hospice and works closely with a disabled family member as a respite care giver.