of Columbia, South Carolina

#C3: Creating Community Connections

Lashonda McFadden​, Community Advocate

It's My Business to KNOW Yo​ur Business

Who is Lashonda McFadden?

  A Tennessee transplant into the Spring Valley area of Northeast Richland County, Lashonda McFadden has called Columbia, South Carolina home for over 10 years! Lashonda and her husband, Trimaine, have 4 school-aged children; 

Justice, Liberty, Noble, & Saint J'Lin.

Since joining the Richland County School District 2 community, the McFadden's have been active participants in the events and activities this area has to offer. Knowing the importance of citizen participation at the local level, Lashonda was appointed to the Greater Columbia Community Relations Council by Richland County Council in November 2017. She is currently the Secretary for the Board of Directors and Chair of the Annual Business Luncheon and Awards Ceremony.

 Mrs. McFadden has also served as the Vice Chair of Spring Valley High School- School Improvement Council and is the current Chair of the Lonnie B. Nelson Elementary School -School Improvement Council. Maintaining a consistent presence at meetings concerning her community and volunteering her services is a value Mrs. McFadden cherishes.

Lashonda became a Community Advocate at Palmetto Health Baptist in the Department of Community Health Improvement.  She was promoted to Patient Liaison at Prisma Health-Richland /USC Medical Group.

Through the partnership with Prisma Health and Transition Shelter, Lashonda volunteers for the Salvation Army Feeding Program where she was accepted into the Palmetto Society of the United Way of Columbia.

The McFadden family are long time members of 

Bible Way Church on Atlas Road where they volunteer in 

Children's Church, New Member's Ministry, and mentorship programs.

Lashonda. is also the Vice Chair of the RUTHHouse, a shelter for Teen Moms founded by Bible Way.

An advocate for education, housing, food access, and a concern for the overall sustainability and future of her community, Lashonda McFadden diligently addresses the challenges and celebrates the success of her community. Becoming a Political Scientist at her Alma Mater; East Tennessee State University, Lashonda brings her expertise of valuing community connections and participating in local governments to the Midlands of South Carolina.