About

Staff

  • Megan Sweeney Seiner

    Megan Sweeney Seiner

    Executive Director

    Phone : 803.576.3786

    Email : mseiner@scbar.org

  • Megan Sweeney Seiner

    Executive Director

    Phone : 803.576.3786

    Email : mseiner@scbar.org

    Megan Sweeney Seiner serves as the Foundation’s Executive Director. Seiner works with the Bar Foundation’s Board of Directors in advancing justice to all South Carolina citizens through the programs and services offered by the nonprofit’s grantee organizations.

    Seiner has served as the Director of Externship and Special Academic Programs for the University of South Carolina School of Law since August 2014, where she developed strong relationships with students, alumni, attorneys, and state and federal judges throughout South Carolina. Before coming to USC School of Law, Seiner was an attorney for the Federal Emergency Management Agency and prior to that a trademark attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

    Seiner received her Juris Doctor from Rutgers University School of Law – Camden and received her Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources Management from The Catholic University of America.

    In the community, Seiner served on the SC Bar Wellness Committee. She served as the St. Joseph Catholic School Disaster Relief Coordinator, Student Bar Association and SC Bar YLD annual event organizer, and President-elect of the Catholic University of America Board of Governors. Seiner received the SC Bar Star of the Quarter Award, the ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Program’s Law Student Wellness Award, and the USC Black Law Students Association’s Faculty Award.

    Headshots provided by Elizabeth Cardell, PR Specialist at Chernoff Newman

  • Marisa Cebulski

    Marisa Cebulski

    Director of Finance and Administration

    Phone : 803.765.0517 ex. 115

    Email : mcebulski@scbar.org

  • Marisa Cebulski

    Director of Finance and Administration

    Phone : 803.765.0517 ex. 115

    Email : mcebulski@scbar.org

    Marisa Cebulski serves as the Foundation’s Director of Finance and Administration. Cebulski is an accomplished operations and financial manager with progressive experience in private and nonprofit sectors in South Carolina, Maryland and Washington, D.C.

    Before coming to the South Carolina Bar Foundation, Marisa worked for the Congaree Land Trust as well as the Municipal Association of SC. She also previously managed foreign aid projects and international student exchange programs in the former Soviet Union and southeastern Europe.

    Marisa holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Management and a Bachelor’s in Russian Language & Literature from the University of Maryland.

    Marisa currently serves as a snack pack volunteer in partnership with the Optimist Club of St. Andrews-Irmo assembling food items for students in need in six local school districts. She also participates in PalmettoPride’s Adopt-A-Highway program by cleaning up litter along local roadways and promoting beautification in the Columbia area.

    Headshots provided by Elizabeth Cardell, PR Specialist at Chernoff Newman

  • Melissa Spivey

    Director of Marketing and Development

    Phone : 803.576.3791

    Email : mspivey@scbar.org

  • Melissa Spivey

    Director of Marketing and Development

    Phone : 803.576.3791

    Email : mspivey@scbar.org

    As the Foundation’s Director of Marketing and Development, Melissa works closely with the staff to create marketing materials that are cohesive and engaging to promote the mission of the Foundation and increase its recognition throughout the state. In addition to being responsible for the social media, newsletters, and marketing pieces, she also coordinates and plans events hosted by the Foundation and works to educate potential donors of the advantages of helping support the Foundation and in turn those who need access to legal help.

    She received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communications from The University of South Carolina in 2007 with an emphasis on Advertising which she implemented for the past 12 years while working as a free-lance graphic designer and photographer. Melissa is excited to apply the skills she has accumulated in that time for the benefit of the South Carolina Bar Foundation and those it serves.