Dr. Gregory Haidemenos has joined the practice of South Carolina Cancer Specialists and will serve with Dr. Gary Thomas.

Dr. Haidemenos  who is a native of Rhode Island, served as the chief hematology oncology fellow at the Medical University of South Carolina where he completed his hematology/oncology training. 

In addition he completed a fellowship in palliative care medicine at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Haidemenos has relocated to the Lowcountry with his wife Emily and their two dogs Penny and Lola. He will be practicing at both the Hilton Head and Bluffton locations. He is now accepting new patients at these locations.

For more information, call the Hilton Head campus at 843-689-2895, or the Bluffton campus at 843-836-7100.

Nia Faucette, Tierney Femovich and Edith Quinonez have joined the team at J. Banks Design Group.

Faucette joins J. Banks as a design assistant after relocating to the Lowcountry from Charleston, where she worked in flooring sales. Faucette was previously a custom project designer with Darran Furniture in High Point, N.C., and a drafting assistant with Model Home Interiors in Durham, N.C., after attending The Art Institute of Raleigh.

Femovich joins the company as a commercial design assistant. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from SCAD in interior design, maintaining Dean’s List throughout. In addition, she has a BA in creative writing from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Quinonez comes to the business as a procurement coordinator with 10 years of experience in administration/office managerial roles within the furniture industry. She brings a strong background in supply management, which is a great asset to the procurement team.

J. Banks Design Group is located on Hilton Head Island. For more information call 843-681-5122 or visit jbanksdesign.com.

Janet “Jan” Smith has joined the Art Center of Coastal Carolina as senior director of development.

Smith has a career in nonprofit management and development. Career highlights include tenure as the executive director of The Children’s Center, where she led a successful capital campaign. She also worked with the international organization Save the Children, facilitating childrens’ humanitarian projects for the border immigration crisis. Most recently, she was development director for Memory Matters, serving persons with dementia and their families.

In her new position, Smith is responsible for raising support for educational offerings at the Arts Center, and the organization as a whole.

For more information, call 843-686-3945, ext.303 or email jsmith@artshhi.com.

• Kathleen Carmody has opened Senior Matters Home Health Care, offering in-home care and personalized support for seniors in the Bluffton and Hilton Head Island area.

Senior Matters Home Health Care provides compassionate professional in-home care and support to seniors at every level of need. Its mission is to ensure that those facing the challenges of aging and illness can remain in the comfort of their homes while receiving the quality of care they need and deserve.

Before establishing Senior Matters Home Health Care in Columbus, Ohio, in 2010, Carmody worked for large companies in the elder care industry. Motivated by what she saw as a lack of compassionate person-centered care in corporate-run facilities, she was inspired to create a different kind of company to serve in-need seniors and their families, one that works from the philosophy that quality of life depends on the quality of care one receives.

For more information, visit seniormattershomehealthcare.com, call 614-327-9743 or email kathleencw@gmail.com.

• The Professional Women in Building of the Lowcountry (PWB) will host its first-ever Fall PWB Retreat from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 12 at Rowe Farm in Estill.

Emily Cox, founder of Building Badasses of Charleston, headlines the event as the keynote speaker.

The PWB Retreat includes the keynote address, breakout sessions, skeet shooting, hay rides, and lunch. It is an opportunity for local women (and men) to network, gain knowledge about navigating the industry in successful ways, and team-building, with some fun thrown in along the way.

The National Association of Home Builders’ Professional Women in Building Council (PWB) is the voice of women in the building industry, dedicated to promoting industry professionalism and supporting members at the local, state and national levels.

Professional Women in the Building of the Lowcountry, which is the local affiliate chapter established in 2020, is a committed group of inspiring building industry professionals who share a common mission. The group strives to promote, enhance and support professional women in today’s building industry.

The cost is $85, and space is limited. For more information and to register, call Meg James at 843-681-9240 or email meg@hhahba.com.   

• Burr & Forman LLP has announced the addition of Hilton Head-based partner Bret Pruehs and counsel Jennie Cerrati.

Pruehs has practiced law in the Hilton Head Island area since 2005. He joins the Real Estate Practice Group and handles residential and commercial real estate transactions and general corporate law.

Pruehs represents clients in the real estate, hospitality, food and beverage, construction, and non-profit industries. In addition, he represents horizontal property regimes and property owners associations as well as property owners in various property tax-related issues.

Prior to law school, Pruehs worked for the NFL in its Player and Employee Development Department, a division of the NFL Management Council. He attended the University of Colorado where he worked as a local sports writer and covered the Colorado Rockies on behalf of ESPN SportsTicker and the Colorado Rockies Gameday Program.

He received his JD from Tulane University School of Law.

Cerrati joins the Corporate Practice Group and focuses her practice on estate planning, probate, trust and estate administration as well as tax matters.

Cerrati counsels clients in all areas of estate planning including gift and estate tax planning, business succession planning, life insurance planning, lifetime giving, charitable planning, and prenuptial agreements. She also handles all aspects of probate and trust administration, including advising fiduciaries throughout the administrative process.

Cerrati represents clients of all kinds, whether high net worth individuals and families or families looking to adapt to life changes, such as marriages, children and expanding businesses. In addition, she has experience in the areas of civil litigation, and family law.

Cerrati received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and JD from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles.

For more information, visit burr.com.