Senior Staff

Beth Ellen Holimon - President

Beth Ellen has been in the public and private arenas for over 20 years with expertise ranging from executive management, fundraising, board development, to strategic planning. She has served as an Area Executive Director for the American Cancer Society,Executive Director at the Bowers-Rodgers Emergency Shelter for Children in South Carolina, and in numerous other executive director roles. Additionally, she was a financial advisor with Smith Barney working with individuals and nonprofit foundations furthering philanthropic goals with strategic wealth planning.
Her work with nonprofits and executives continued when she began consulting in 2006. She is a BoardSource Certified Governance Consultant, a certified executive coach, as well as a consultant with the Connective Leadership Institute.
Beth Ellen’s perspective on leadership and human interaction have been shaped by her early work as a rape crisis counselor, training coordinator for a domestic violence shelter, development director, and as a teacher in South Korea. She was a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar to Mexico to work with Rotary Clubs through three states on issues of domestic violence. She has traveled through Southeast Asia and Central America for months at a time. She now hopes to remain in one place with her two little boys, a giant poodle, and a patient husband. She has served on numerous boards and volunteers her time assisting local organizations with fundraising and board governance work.
She has a BA in Women Studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder and MA in Linguistics from the University of South Florida.
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Wendy Frattolin — Director of Communications and Membership

Wendy became inspired to help women and girls in developing countries through her volunteer work with Ten Thousand Villages. She has been a store volunteer for a number of years and is currently Vice Chair and Marketing Chair for Ten Thousand Villages in Greenville. It was through this work that she first became aware of Dining for Women. “I felt it was a natural extension of what I was already doing with Ten Thousand Villages and, once I attended my first chapter meeting, I was hooked. I love the connections I have made with my fellow chapter members and find my involvement as a chapter member, leader and now a staff member extremely fulfilling.” Wendy is co-leader of the Greenville-1 chapter and joined the DFW staff in April 2014. Professionally, she has more than 20 years of experience in the areas of communications, marketing and development, having worked in both corporate and non-profit settings and as an independent consultant. Wendy is originally from Canada and, in 2007, moved to Greenville, where she lives with her two children, Julia and Joshua.Follow

Dr. Veena Khandke - Director of Grants and Partnerships

Dr. Veena Khandke holds bachelor and master degrees in Psychology from the University of Mumbai (India), and a doctorate in Human Development from the University of California, Davis. Dr. Khandke was born in Hong Kong, grew up in India and is fluent in four of India’s 23 official languages. She has been a US citizen since 2008. Dr. Khandke is an adjunct instructor in Asian studies at Furman University and her academic interests have always focused heavily on poverty in developing countries and women’s rights and empowerment. She is a member of DFW in Greenville, where she resides with her family. “I see working with DFW as the coming together of all parts of me: academic training, passion and contributing to changing the lives of women and girls in developing countries,” Dr. Khandke says.Follow

Gina League - Director of Administration

Gina brings a broad range of experience to Dining for Women including work in education and business and program administration/management. For the latter half of her professional career, she has served in non-profit membership management and development for two large national associations. Although her experience includes development and management of information and technological systems, she truly enjoys the human interface. After moving back to her hometown of Greenville, SC, from the Washington, DC, area where she lived for more than 25 years, Gina is excited to have the opportunity to serve Dining for Women as the organization moves into its second decade of growth.Follow