• Nancy Sulek has been hired as senior director of development for Programs for Exceptional People (PEP).
Sulek joins PEP to oversee all fundraising, event planning and grant writing activity for the organization. Sulek will work with PEP's board and staff to bring more awareness to the organization as PEP enters its 25th year.
Prior to joining PEP, Sulek served as development officer at Volunteers in Medicine Hilton Head Island and was senior account manager for WellTrackOne prior to that.
She holds a Master's Degree from Harvard University Graduate School of Education.
Sulek has lived on Hilton Head Island for 23 years and raised her family during that time along with her husband, Dr. Bob Sulek.
Programs for Exceptional People (PEP) was organized in 1995 by six local families for the purpose of creating programs, structure and ultimately services for their adult children with developmental or intellectual disabilities.
For more information, visit pephhi.org.
• Brenda Dooley has been named executive director of Hilton Head Regional Habitat for Humanity, effective July 1. She will succeed Patricia Wirth, who is retiring June 30 after almost 20 years with the affiliate.
Since 2015, Dooley has served as the affiliate's assistant executive director. Prior to that, she worked for nine years as executive director of the Lowcountry Habitat for Humanity in Beaufort.
In addition, she serves on the board of directors of the South Carolina Association of Habitat Affiliates, the Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island and the Hilton Head Area Home Builders Association.
For more information, visit HabitatHHI.org
• Natalie Diroma of Weichert Realtors - Coastal Properties has successfully completed NAR's e-PRO Certification Program and has been awarded the e-PRO certification, the official technology certification program offered by the National Association of Realtors.
She joins nearly 40,000 real estate professionals who have earned the certification and dedicated their time and effort towards learning how to use the latest social media technologies to create an online presence and reach today's consumers.
Diroma also has earned the nationally recognized Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) certification. The National Association of Realtors offers the PSA certification to Realtors, as determining property values depends on professional expertise and competence, the best use of technology, and a commitment to approach the pricing assignment from various perspectives.
• Hilton Head Public Service District (PSD) has once again been honored with the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control's (DHEC) Facility Excellence Award for the PSD's Recycled Water Plant on Oak Park Drive.
This is the PSD's fourth straight year earning the award, which recognizes the plant for environmental protection and regulatory compliance. The PSD's Recycled Water Plant annually recycles about 1 billion gallons of treated wastewater, producing beneficial recycled water that is then used for golf course irrigation and wetlands nourishment, with zero discharge to area waterways.
In addition, Scott Moffatt, the PSD's water quality supervisor, has been named the Lab Analyst of the Year by the Water Environment Association of South Carolina. Moffatt has served as the PSD's water quality supervisor since 2015.
He holds a Professional Science Master's in Biotechnology from the University of South Carolina, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise from Virginia Tech University. Moffatt holds South Carolina "A" licenses in Water, Water Distribution, and Biological Wastewater and a "C" license in Wastewater Collections.
He began his career as a water quality technician in 2011. His duties at the PSD include the analysis and monitoring of the PSD's drinking water and recycled water quality.
Moffatt has led the PSD's certification in the Partnership for Safe Water, an industry-leading utility optimization program of the American Water Works Association and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.