Melissa Moore, Director of Operations
A native of Mount Pleasant’s Old Village, Moore earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the College of Charleston before joining the Alliance for Full Acceptance in 2005. She subsequently became a field director for S.C. Equality and then moved on to interim director, where she worked on public policy and community engagement. Since 2010, Moore has served as Executive Director of We Are Family, the only organization in South Carolina focused on the needs of LGBTQ+ and straight ally youth. Through her work with We Are Family, Melissa partnered with the Riley Center for Livable Communities, conducting Charleston County’s first study of youth housing instability and food insecurity, and the City of Charleston, developing a day resource center for people experiencing homelessness. As Director of Operations, she will ensure that Housing for All — Mount Pleasant complies with federal and state regulations while managing financials, fundraising and outreach opportunities.
Wendy Bauerschmidt, Director of Development
Bauerschmidt brings more than 25 years of domestic and international experience in property acquisitions, asset management, land development and entitlements. She oversaw land acquisition and entitlements for 1,200 residential units, acquisition of $350 million of commercial properties and over $1 billion of distressed mortgage debt. Wendy’s career began with the predecessors to JP Morgan Chase, Cedar Realty Trust and Deloitte Consulting. Most recently, she served as a partner in DRG Development Consulting and is currently an Adjunct Professor at the College of Charleston, where she teaches Real Estate in the Community Planning, Policy and Design Program. Wendy also serves on the Urban Land Institute’s Health Leaders Network, a cross-functional group of professionals from across the country dedicated to promoting health in the built environment. Bauerschmidt’s day-to-day responsibilities with Housing for All – Mount Pleasant will include project development, fundraising, land acquisition and entitlements.
The Housing for All – Mount Pleasant Board of Directors is a diverse, all-volunteer group dedicated to the organization’s mission and vision.
Benjy Cooke, Chair
Oswald Cooke & Associates
Rawle Murdy Associates
Chris Brooks, Vice Chair
Dr. Sarah (Sally) Jacob, Secretary
Thomasena Stokes Marshall
Leo J. Russo, Treasurer