Ellen Makhenzon has been promoted to manager at Jarrard Nowell & Russell LLC. Previously, she was senior accountant. She is a certified public accountant. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting and finance and a minor in economics from the University of Michigan.


Felicia Tharp has joined Charleston-based CresCom Bank as new-account services and call center supervisor based in the West Ashley branch. Previously, she was an assistant branch manager at Bank of America.


Nicole Ortega, Kendra Brownlee, Rodney Bracey and Kellie Evans have joined Sourcenet Medical Billing Associates. Ortega and Brownlee are account managers, Bracey is anesthesia coordinator. Evans is a billing specialist.


Adam Kaylor has been named vice president of construction sales for Savannah Hardscapes Construction’s newly opened Charleston office. He also manages project installation in the Hilton Head and Savannah areas. He has a bachelor’s degree in communications from Clemson University.


Lane Nelson has joined Knowledge Capital Group as a health care analyst. He has a bachelor’s degree from the College of Charleston.


Rebecca Jackson has joined Trident Academy as second- and third-grade teacher in the School for Asperger’s/High-Functioning Autism. She has more than 12 years of experience working with students with special needs. Previously, she was director for support services at Charleston Collegiate School. She has bachelor’s degree in integrative studies from George Mason University.

Health care

Dr. Naomi S. Donnelley has joined the Dermatology & Laser Center of Charleston as a dermatologist. Previously, she practiced in Santa Barbara, Calif. She has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Yale University and a medical degree from the Yale University School of Medicine. She completed a dermatology residency at Northwestern University.


Jeffrey Bogdan has joined Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms LLC as an associate attorney. He practices in the area of civil litigation. Previously, he was with The Hood Law Firm. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the College of Charleston and a law degree from Charleston School of Law.


Kyle S. Osborne has been promoted to mortgage loan originator at the Bank of South Carolina. Previously, he was a loan processor. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance from the College of Charleston.


Demetria Jones and Kat Morgan have joined Trident United Way.

Jones is events and communication coordinator. Previously, she was senior relationship manager with the United Way of Central Carolinas. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.

Morgan is community volunteer manager. Previously, she was assistant director of training and education for Hostelling International USA. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder, a master’s in social work from the University of Denver, and a master’s degree in organization development from American University.

Nick Jaksa and Trish Elsie have joined East Cooper Habitat for Humanity.

Jaksa is construction manager. Previously, he was construction superintendent and deconstruction manager with Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County. He has a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of North Carolina at Asheville.

Elsie is volunteer coordinator and construction assistant. Previously, she was program director for the city of North Charleston. She has a bachelor’s degree in sociology and with a minor in theater and drama studies from the University of Toronto.


Sally Ann “Sam” McLaughlin-Olivier and Minette Hand have joined the Charleston Center for Photography as instructors.

McLaughlin-Olivier has a bachelor’s degree in studio art at Connecticut College and a master’s in technical theater design from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Hand has a bachelor’s degree in studio art from Baylor University.

Real estate

Geoffrey R. Reid has joined CityCraft Ventures as director of CityCraft Centers. Previously, he was manager of the Sustainability Institute’s Green Cities Program and communications director for The Noisette Co. He has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Georgia and a master’s in project management from The Citadel.