Anne Sass, grants director at Roper St. Francis Foundation, has been named board chair at AccessHealth Tri-County Network.

Other board members are: Beth Crowder, Casey Liddy, Deborah Blalock, Jenny Hanzel, John Simkovich, Marshall Allen, Dr. Patrick Cawley, Dr. Robert “Casey” Fitts, Ronald Ravenell, Sandra Gilliard, Dr. Steve Shapiro, Steven Skardon, Teresa Finch, Victoria Hollins and William Bartoccini.

The certified public accounting firm of Hood-Rice LLC has opened in Watermark Plaza at 952 Houston Northcutt Blvd. Mount Pleasant. Jonathan Hood and Kathleen Rice are the princpals.

South Carolina State Forester Henry E. “Gene” Kodama has been named the recipent of the Sustained Excellence Award from the American Forest Foundation.

Robert H. Nuttall Jr., Thomas G. Buist Jr. and J. Ryan Welch of Lee & Associates Charleston represented the landlord in the leasing of a 43,000-square-foot warehouse at 1150 Kinzer St., North Charleston, to Water Missions International.

Henry Blackford, senior vice president at First Citizens Bank, has been named the 2012 recipient of the Malcolm Haven Award for Selfless Community Giving by the Coastal Community Foundation.

Edward Robinson of The Beach Co. represented the landlord in leasing of 15,000 square feet of flex space at 3860 Faber Place Drive, North Charleston. The tenant, Allied Technology Group Inc., was represented by Philip Owens with Cushman & Wakefield|Thalhimer Charleston.

John Elliott of Howell & Associates represented the landlord and Tommy Grimes of Keller Williams Charleston Island represented the tenant, Austin Appraisal Co., in leasing space at 825 Lowcountry Blvd., Mount Pleasant.

Marty Whaley Adams Cornwell, Libba Osborne, Heidi Strenck and Jennifer Summers have joined the board of directors for the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry.

Todd P. Garrett of Avison Young represented the sellers in the $326,000 sale of 2.42 acres at 2084 and 2094 Wambaw Creek Road, Charleston, to D.I.G.–Charleston LLC. Peter Fennelly and Simons Johnson of Colliers International represented the buyer.

Marlena Franklin of Coldwell Banker Commercial Atlantic International Inc. represented the seller, First Palmetto Bank, and buyer, Dorchester County, in the $165,000 sale of a 2.7 acres at 0 Bacons Bridge Road, Summerville.

Joyce Nelson, former president and CEO of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, has joined the board of directors of Daniel Island-based Blackbaud Inc.

John P. Sulkowski, senior process engineer at Rhodia’s Charleston plant, has been elected a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Chad Yonce of Southeastern Management Group represented the tenant, Bluewater Imaging, in leasing 2,600 square feet of office space at 1101 Trolley Road, Summerville. The landlord was represented by Jim Davis of Coldwell Banker Commercial.

David Grubbs and Thomas M. Boulware VI of NAI Avant’s Charleston office represented Lowcountry Urology Clinics in its $750,000 purchase of 2.47 acres at 0 Wallace School Road, Charleston. John Tecklenburg of CC&T Real Estate Services represented the seller.

Financial advisers Mildred Kitchell and Gray Coulto of Robert W.Baird & Co.’s Charleston office have obtained the Certified Private Wealth Advisor certification from the Investment Management Consultants Association.

Tiffany Pripeton, an associate financial planner at Morris Financial Concepts Inc. in Mount Pleasant, has passed the Certified Financial Planner exam.

Mount Pleasant-based architecture firm of Stubbs Muldrow Herin has received the 2012 City of Charleston Award for Design Excellence for its work on Ashley Hall Dining Commons.

Kristie Roe of Colliers International represented T. Parker Host Inc. in leasing office space in The Franke Building at 171 Church St., Charleston. Leslie Fellabom of Southwind Commercial Real Estate represented the landlord.

Rosemary Stafford and Beth Plante of Elaine Brabham and Associates represented Redeemer Presbyterian Church in the $1.6 million purchase of 41-43 Wentworth St. Charleston. Mark Mizell of The Sadler Agency represented the seller, Holy Spirit Church.