Marisa is a resident of Boiling Springs and received her bachelor of arts in journalism and mass communications from the University of South Carolina. Prior to joining CCP she was a part of the Spartanburg Regional Foundation team. Marisa became Director of Philanthropy for the foundation in 2015 after serving the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System in other roles since 2009. In her most recent position she directed all Heart and Cancer Division fundraising initiatives for the foundation. Previously, Marisa served as a Physician Development Consultant and as a Clinical Research Physician Liaison and Radiation Oncology Medical Patient Representative for the Gibbs Cancer Center and Research Institute. She is excited about continuing to pursue the focus of much of her career – increasing support for Carolina families grappling with a cancer diagnosis. In her time away from work Marisa enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.