Donna is the owner of the Rains Group HR a Human Resources consulting company. She started her HR career as Human Resources Director with Hyatt Hotels in Greenville, SC. She grew up in Panama City, FL and loves to visit the beautiful beaches as often as possible, but after moving to Greenville, never saw any reason to live anywhere else.
She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. She has taught several Human Resources classes at the college level. Donna is sought out to discuss her role with nonprofits and give advice on the many aspects of HR Management.
Donna has a passion for giving back to the community through her service to many non-profits. She currently serves as HR Chairman on the Governing Board of Gateway. She is an active member of Rotary and Leadership Greenville and serves on the Greenville Scottish Games Board as Director of Wee Scotland. She is a past board member of Miracle Hill Ministries.
She also serves as is the President of an upstate, women’s political group, is the Legislative Chairman for SC and serves on the Veteran’s Committee for a national organization. She had the privilege of attending the National Convention and Presidential Inauguration.
She is the blessed mom of four boys Brandon (wife Erin), an attorney with Sweeney, Wingate and Barrow, PA, Columbia, SC, Jordan, Captain in the Marines and Field Manager II with Pulte Homes in Charleston, SC, Ashton, is a third year law student at USC and Darren is a recent graduate of Clemson and is employed with GE in Asheville, NC. Donna is Gigi to her awesome and only granddaughter, Ella.
Donna actually joined Senior Action in 2015 to enjoy their line dancing class for exercise. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to raise money for this worthy community service.
She enjoys her family, friends, water sports, travel, piano and is extremely honored to be a part of Dancing With The Carolina Stars.
(Dancing with Dmitri Naumov)