Board of Directors
The Board is committed to helping University School of the Lowcountry to grow and flourish and be successful over the long term. As stated by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), “The board is the guardian of the school’s mission. It is the board’s responsibility to ensure that the mission is relevant and vital to the community it serves and to monitor the success of the school in fulfilling its mission.”
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Amy is a proud native New Orleanian and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She earned her Master's and undergraduate degrees, a B.A. in English with Secondary Education certification, from the University of Maryland where she also met her husband. She has been married to Bryan since 1993. Her greatest accomplishment are her three children. All three of her children graduated from USL. Kate was the first student ever! Amy has been involved with USL since it's beginning days. Amy is deeply devoted to University School and is grateful for the way USL helped shape her children into the curious, confident, warm, respectful young adults, citizens of the world, students, siblings, and friends they are today.
Lisa Hand, M.D.
Lisa first became involved with the University School of the Lowcountry as a parent of a student. Her daughter, Sarah, graduated from USL in 2011, and both of her daughters have been mentors for the students. When she is not focused on her role as mother, Lisa is a psychiatrist. After serving as Director of MUSC’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Division and the Director of the Child Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program, Lisa began a private practice in Mount Pleasant. She resides in Mount Pleasant with her husband, daughters and numerous pets.
Russell Horres, Ph.D.
Russell Horres is a native of Charleston and resides in Mount Pleasant. In addition to a lengthy career in medical product development, Dr. Horres served for twenty-five years as an adjunct associate professor of cell biology at Duke University, where he was involved in cardiac research and teaching. He holds twelve U.S. patents and has forty-four publications in his field. He has been listed in American Men and Women of Science, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the West and Who’s Who in Emerging Leaders. Dr. Horres has been a volunteer researcher and interpretive guide for the National Park Service since 2001. In 2006, Dr. Horres helped found the African American Historical Alliance to commemorate and preserve our shared legacy. Dr. Horres has had a long standing interest in educating youth in the Charleston area. He is involved in helping students with career exploration.
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Board of Visitors
The Board of Visitors is an advisory (non-governing) body, and its members have all had direct experience with University School of the Lowcountry students and can speak first-hand about USL and its program. BOV members share the story of University School and help our students stay connected with developments, opportunities, careers, etc. in the world beyond our campus. The group is richly diverse, and USL benefits greatly from each member's unique insight and the group's collective wisdom.
Russell Horres, Ph.D. - Chair
Biomedical consultant and retired medical device company executive. Founding member Board of Visitors and planner for 5 LOTC activities. Volunteer service includes 20 years as Adjunct Associate Professor of Cell Biology at Duke University and 17 years with National Park Service.
Quinn Burke , Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Teacher Education, College of Charleston
Empowering Entrepreneurs at Ceterus, Talent Development at Charleston Digital Corridor, Former Counselor and Job Shadow Coordinator at USL
Director of Education, Charleston Gaillard Center
Dana Bowen Edwards
Special Education Teacher, Moultrie
Deputy Director, Windwood Family Services
Janice Key, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics, Division Director of Adolescent Medicine, and the Boeing Center for Children's Wellness' Director of School and Community-based Programs at MUSC
Law Student - USC School of Law, Carolina Scholar, Graduate - South Carolina Honors College, USL Mentor
Director, Upward Bound and Pre-College Programs, College of Charleston
Head of School, Montessori School of Mount Pleasant
Executive Director, St. James South Santee Senior & Community Center, Awendaw Town Council Member (since 2009)
Stephen Schabel, Jr.
Director of Education, Center for Birds of Prey
Rev. Dr. William Swinton, Jr.
Pastor, Ebenezer AME Church
Carolina One Real Estate, East Cooper Top Producers
Friends of University School
Friends of the School provide support and guidance to University School.
J. Scott Ballenger
Antitrust and Competition / Appellate Law
Latham & Watkins
John L. Eady, M.D.
Chief of Orthopedics
Dorn VA Hospital
Nichole Green, Ph.D.
Research and Program Specialist
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Robert C. (Tres) Heffron III
Bainbridge Island, WA
Rachel Kronick Rothbart
Assistant Director, Career Services, Gould School of Law
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
Joseph Wiendl, CFA CPA
Tampa Bay, FL