TCCC staff is growing and changing

LaTisha Vaughn

LaTisha Vaughn

LaTisha Vaughn has been promoted as chief operations officer (COO).  Marcus Trinidad has transitioned from working for TCCC as an AmeriCorps VISTA to a permanent full-time position as collective impact project manager. Mary Butz has joined the staff as administration and operations coordinator.

For the past two years, Vaughn has served as director of networks. As COO, she will oversee daily operations and administrative functions, creating a results-driven culture that is rooted in continuous quality improvement and collective impact. Reporting to the chief executive officer, Vaughn will work with staff and volunteers ensuring effective communication, policies, procedures and strategy that align with TCCC’s mission and vision.

Vaughn previously owned and operated Engineering for Kids Charleston and owned her own consulting business. She also served as director of education initiatives with Charleston Promise Neighborhood, assistant associate superintendent for the Charleston County School District and principal of North Charleston Elementary School.

Marcus Trinidad

She has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Missouri, a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Park College, now Park University, and a master’s degree in educational leadership from Georgia State University.

Trinidad came to TCCC last summer as a full-time AmeriCorps VISTA member after graduating from Oregon State University (OSU). As a VISTA, he worked to improve knowledge and awareness of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) among school district staff and the community. His skills and knowledge in data management, collective impact and racial equity proved highly valuable, and he was offered and accepted a permanent position.

Trinidad will report to TCCC’s COO. His new duties include management of collective impact projects, supporting the work of TCCC’s Kindergarten Readiness and Future Ready networks, researching and sharing best practice models, and establishing shared data, measurement and accountability for projects throughout the organization.

Trinidad graduated from OSU with bachelor’s degrees in mathematical economics and political science and a minor in statistics. He served as editor-in-chief for the school newspaper, The Daily Barometer. Additionally, Trinidad interned for U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley and for Portland’s Black Male Achievement initiative.

Mary Butz

Butz moved to Charleston in 2005 with her former husband and two children.  Together, they built Allied Reliability Group. In addition to Allied, Butz has experience working in the computer information systems, networking, web design, food and beverage, and real estate industries. She has a master’s degree in computer information systems from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College in Terre Haute, Indiana. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, gardening, taking care of her two fur babies and traveling with her husband, Logan.