Charlene Dougherty, President

I’m a native of Langhorne, Pennsylvania.  I’ve been married to Steve for over 40 years and we raised two sons in the Northern Virginia area.I am very lucky to have my only grandson living locally.  I started my own accounting business specializing in non-profits and government contractors.  We left the fast paced DC area in in 2005 maintaining our DC client base from Myrtle Beach.  I still work part time with a few of my clients that I’ve had now for over 30 years. When making the decision to become a founder of the Ballroom Dance Preservation Society there wasn’t any doubt that the only way I would be involved was if it was a 501 (c)(3). I love ballroom dancing, I love the social life and the friends that I have made, and I’ve always loved working out and living a healthy lifestyle. And I love putting my energy into making new events happen, promoting all the health benefits and seeing the joy that everyone is getting from our efforts to grow this dance community.



Paul McTaggart, Vice President

Steve Dougherty, Treasurer

I was born in Philadephia, Pennsylvania.  Working as a CPA in the Northern Virginia area with a public accounting firm, then as a controller and then working with my wife in for our own accounting firm was busy.  We love to go on cruises for vacations. About 10 years ago we participated in a ballroom dance class on a cruise. The elderly bartender who was assisting the class took us aside and told us if we started ballroom dancing now, it would be something we could do together for the rest of our lives.  We came back from the cruise and started taking classes.  I enjoy seeing the dance community grow, ensuring that there will be ballroom dancing here so that I may enjoy it for the rest of my life.





Deborah Lomax, Secretary

I was born in Philadephia, Pa.  I earned a BS in Business Administration at Keystone College in LaPlume, PA, National Certification in Medical Assistant from Horry Georgetown Technical College in Myrtle Beach, SC and certification in Medical Coding and Billing at Horry Georgetown Technical College. I studied ballroom dance for 6 years at Vince Brust Studio in Throop, PA, and  at By the Sea Ballroom and Latin Dance Studio in Myrtle Beach, SC. I have been a part of the dance community in Myrtle Beach for 10 years,  I have served on the Board of USA Dance. I am currently employed as an Office Manager and Esthetician at DermaVogue in Garden City, SC



Cindy Reed, Director at Large, Outreach and Education

Local, that’s me!  I am a lifetime resident of the Shallotte/Calabash area of North Carolina.  I am a mother of one, and Nana Cindy to one special grandchild.  I am a full time insurance professional with Farm Bureau Insurance companies in NC. I serve my community by being an active Rotarian with the South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club.  New to dance, I have been captivated by how it transforms one… physically and mentally.. and as I learn more of the “benefits” to all who participate, I am encouraged to be a part of the outreach of the Ballroom Dance Preservation Society.