Staff & Board

Our Team



Derek Lewis

Executive Director

Derek joined Greenville First Steps in 2008 as executive director after serving as director of youth and teen services with the YMCA of Greenville. Derek serves as a Trustee of the Greenville County School Board. He also sits on a variety of community boards including the United Way Community Impact Cabinet, SCANPO- the SC Association of Non-Profit organizations, and the SC Children's Theatre. He also serves as a gubernatorial appointee to the South Carolina Joint Citizens and Legislator Committee on Children. He was part of Leadership Greenville Class 36 as well as a member of Leadership South Carolina. He is also a member of the South Carolina Education Policy Fellowship program (2011) and was named one of Greenville’s Best and Brightest 35 and Under (2009). Derek is married to Hedrick Lewis, Children Ministry director at Christ Church Episcopal Greenville, and they live in Greenville with their son, William. email-icon-clear

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Financial Transparency

As an organization supported by our government and local private dollars—for the benefit of our local community—we understand the importance of financial transparency. Please take a moment to review the following documents if you are interested in learning more about:
IRS 990 Form
FY15 Audit
FY14 Audit
FY13 Audit
FY12 Audit
IRS Tax Letter
Annual Reports
FY17 Annual Report
FY16 Annual Report
FY15 Annual Report
FY14 Annual Report
FY13 Annual Report
FY12 Annual Report
FY11 Annual Report