Joseph Almeida

Joseph Almeida has been named the next Head of School at Cross Schools, beginning June 1. Almeida is currently serving in the role of lower school principal at the school.

Almeida earned a Bachelor of Science in childhood development and learning with teacher licensure from Maryville College, a Master of Science in Educational Leadership, and an Educational Leadership Certificate from Buffalo State SUNY. He is nearing completion of his EdS Doctorate in educational leadership through Gordon College. 

His experience includes serving as a teacher, coach and administrator in Tennessee, Brazil, Georgia and South Carolina. During his 17-year career, he has worked in public and private schools stateside and abroad. 

Almeida and his wife, Kathleen, have five children and live in Bluffton.  

Located in Bluffton, Cross Schools was established in 1998 as an independent Christian school. The school expanded to its Buckwalter Campus at 495 Buckwalter Parkway and serves more than 650 students in preschool through high school. 

For more information, visit or call 843-706-2000.

Suzie Gray has joined Park Plaza Cinema as marketing and events manager, responsible for the oversight and execution of a rebranding marketing strategy.

In this role, Gray will be focused on engaging area professional organizations as well as nonprofits, educational entities and arts groups for private events at the venue.

Gray has more than 25 years’ experience in handling events and marketing for worldwide organizations, including digital marketing and largescale fundraisers.

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• The Seabrook of Hilton Head’s Fraser Health Center has been named one of the Top Four Nursing Homes in South Carolina. According to the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS), The Seabrook of Hilton Head’s Fraser Health Center received CMS’s highest five-star rating, and ranked the health center No. 4 in the state.

The Fraser Health Center is a licensed and Medicare-certified skilled nursing and rehabilitation health center located on The Seabrook of Hilton Head’s 21-acre continuing care campus. For more information about The Seabrook, visit

Dr. Teri N. Moak

Dr. Teri N. Moak recently joined Weniger and Associates Plastic Surgery as a board-eligible plastic surgeon for the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Moak is a graduate of the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), where she completed her undergraduate degrees in physics and biochemistry with minors in chemistry, kinesiology, and Spanish. She pursued Masters of Science degrees in biophysical chemistry at the University of Mississippi and biological medical sciences at Mississippi College. Additionally, she studied physical therapy at the University of Mississippi Medical Center prior to obtaining her medical degree at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Moak later joined the Washington University Plastic and Reconstructive Residency Training Program, the longest-standing and one of the top training programs in the country. She completed an American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery-endorsed fellowship in Aesthetic Surgery with Dr. Grady Core in Birmingham, Alabama.

Weniger and Associates is located in Bluffton.