Kay Roper

Kay Roper
Executive Director
Phone: (864) 255-5010

Kay Roper is Executive Director of Cancer Survivors Park Alliance (CSPA).

With a degree in Public Relations and Speech Communication from the University of Georgia, Kay’s background as a marketing and communications professional has supported her efforts with local campaigns as an experienced Executive Director, communications and marketing specialist. She has special interest and skills in making a positive difference through building community partnerships, creating collaborations and developing trusted respectful relationships to achieve both organizational and personal goals. Kay enjoys creative, unique solutions – maintaining high integrity in a joyful, caring and passionate environment which is critical to personal success.  She has demonstrated history of working in communications, health wellness and non profit industry.

A fourth-generation Greenville native, Kay and her “high school sweetheart” husband Phil are proud parents of their two grown children Alex and Jervey and Jervey’s wife and granchild Ava. She is excited to be working alongside the passionate team bringing the Cancer Survivors Park assets to Greenville and the Upstate and to be intimately involved in helping change the way we live with cancer. Cancer took the life of her younger sister Jinks Jervey Page, her grandmother Midge Hamilton, and both her in-laws Joyce and Charlie Roper, which played heavily in her decision to be involved with CSPA.