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Our Staff


Cameron Packett


Cameron graduated with honors from Francis Marion University, earning a business degree in 2015. She was a member of the business honor society Beta Gamma Sigma. She also received the general business administration award for outstanding academic achievement. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in business administration through Francis Marion as well. She is a graduate of Leadership Florence, a program offered by the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce, where she was able to network with fellow up-and-coming local leaders and learn more about the community. In her spare time, Cameron spends quality time with her friends and family, focuses on her health and fitness, and enjoys traveling to new places. She is a fur mom to her dog – a cockapoo named Pippa who enjoys long walks around her neighborhood and endless bouts of fetch.


Jonathan McKnight

Resource Development Director

Jonathan is a native of Florence County and the surrounding areas. He joined the United Way in March of 2023 after more than 20 years of working in the Florence area with companies including ACS Technologies, CareSouth Carolina, and EmployReward Solutions. He and his wife, Joy, have three children: Eden, Hattie, and Kenzi. He is a proud member of the Church at Sandhurst and enjoys camping with his family and friends and playing board games whenever possible. Jonathan completed his M.B.A. from Francis Marion University in 2021. In 2004, he graduated summa cum laude from Welch College in Nashville, Tennessee with a bachelor's in Biblical Studies and Education. 


Jenna Nance

Marketing & Agency Relations Director

Jenna obtained her Bachelor' of Science in Psychology from Francis Marion University and joined the United Way of Florence County team in March 2020. She has worked with multiple non-profits during her undergraduate career and looks forward to continuing her work with United Way. She is a native of Florence, SC and is eager to impact the community that has given her so much.


Deborah Mantone

Finance Director

Deb joined the team in November 2019. Deb previously worked for GE Healthcare before retiring in 2019 after thirty-three years with the company.  She is a Girl Scout and was previously a troop leader.  She volunteers with Prayer Shawl Ministry currently.  She is excited to use her experience in processes and finance at the Modern United Way. Deb received undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Vermont and a Masters of Management Finance Analysis from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She is married to Tony and has two wonderful adult children, Angelina Hurley (married to Charles) and AJ.

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