- D. DuBose Egleston Jr. '93, Head of School
- Audrey Holsten, Academic Dean
- Silvia Davis, Head of Upper School
- Maureen Daily, Middle School Head
- Julie Ellison, Lower School Head
- Molly O'Toole, O'Quinn School Head
DuBose Egleston Jr. has been at Porter-Gaud for 19 years and just competed his 10th year as the Head of School. He attended O’Quinn and then Porter-Gaud for 12 years, graduating in 1993. DuBose enjoys working around young people and watching them grow up in the years they are at PG. He is proud of PG's excellent faculty and staff, and enjoys being a part of a school family that sees so much hope and promise in the next generation. DuBose enjoys sailing and almost any outdoor activity. He and his family have a farm in Bamberg County, and he enjoys the forestry work and time spent on his tractor. DuBose and his wife, Nancy, are grateful to have their three children (DuBose, Mills, and Ellie) at Porter-Gaud.
Furman University, BS Biology, 1997
The Citadel, Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), 2004
Columbia University, Klingenstein Heads of Schools Fellowship, 2013
Audrey works with faculty and administrators from our O’Quinn Schools all the way through Upper School to ensure we are providing a cohesive, rich, and engaging academic experience that inspires a love of learning in our students and prepares them for college and beyond. In her third year at Porter-Gaud and her 21st year in independent schools, Audrey works with colleagues to identify opportunities for growth and sustainable solutions in the areas of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Audrey says collaborating with the dedicated and committed faculty members at Porter-Gaud and O’Quinn is the best part of her job. She enjoys working alongside them to define and work towards our academic goals. A great weekend to Audrey includes waking up early and cycling or walking around downtown Charleston with her husband, visiting the Farmer’s Market for something fresh to cook for dinner, strolling through the Halsey or Gibbes Museum for inspiration, reading, listening to music (jazz, classical, opera, Indie rock), or watching a great documentary.
BA in English - Salem College
MA in English - Wake Forest University
Silvia Davis is the newest member of our leadership team as Head of the Upper School. Silvia’s independent school career spans more than 17 years. Most recently, she was Head of Lower School and Director of Global Experience in the Upper School at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in New Jersey. Prior to Wardlaw+Hartridge, she was a member of the teaching faculty at The Episcopal Academy in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. Silvia is an innovative leader both in and out of the classroom and believes strong relationships and collaboration are the keys to guiding students to be life-long learners. Silvia and her husband, Andrew, enjoy live music and dining out. They have vacationed on Folly Beach for the last 15 years and are thrilled to now call Charleston home.
B.A. Richard Stockton College of New Jersey (now Stockton University)
M.S. Ed. Saint Joseph's University
M.S. Ed. Drexel University
Maureen leads collaboratively with a strong group of middle school staff and faculty to shepherd students through their 5th - 8th grade years. The sense of community and the ability to get to know each and every student and his/her family gives her joy and motivates her to give her all. Working at a school that values both the academic and social-emotional growth of our students is a true gift. Porter-Gaud gives her the chance to laugh and smile each and every day and find meaning in her daily work. Maureen loves to cook - but does so by improvising most of time. She is a city girl, but is most content when walking around in nature. She admits she is a bit too competitive at times, which really comes out when watching Duke basketball or playing ping-pong or board games. Finally, she loves leading the Middle School, but loves Shakespeare and misses teaching Romeo and Juliet each spring, which she had done for about 10 years.
Bachelor of Arts, English and Religious Studies: Stonehill College
Master of Arts, Secondary English Education: Duke University
Julie works collaboratively with a wonderful faculty to build a strong and exciting educational program for our students in grades 1-4. Julie has been working as an educator for 29 years in New Jersey, Maryland, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Julie's career at PG began as a sixth-grade math teacher in 2000 and later as a dean in our Upper School. In 2009, she found her home as the Head of Lower School. Julie has had the unique opportunity to work in all three divisions, allowing her to gain a special perspective of our overall educational program. Working with such dedicated faculty and extraordinary children and families allows all of us to continue to enhance the special Porter-Gaud experience. Porter-Gaud is a family affair for Julie. Her husband and three children are Porter-Gaud graduates; Julie is the only one who did not attend PG as a student, but she can proudly say that she has been here longer than any of her family members and is thankful for all that it has allowed each of us to do!
Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education, The Pennsylvania State University
Masters Degree, School Administration, George Washington University
Molly partners with over ninety faculty and staff members to build upon The O’Quinn School’s well-respected reputation as a nurturing and collaborative community. Understanding the importance of developmentally appropriate and play based curriculum, she is passionate about preschoolers developing a love for learning as they transition into first grade at Porter-Gaud. Molly has been in many different roles at O’Quinn over 16 years: parent, kindergarten teacher, administrative assistant, campus director, and currently executive director. A native of Sullivan’s Island, Molly enjoys the Lowcountry life and everything it offers. Whether she’s crabbing, shopping downtown, catching a play at Dock Street, or walking on the Ravenel, she is home!
Bachelor of Arts, Communication, The College of Charleston
Board of Trustees
Porter-Gaud is under the direction of a board of trustees. Trustees come from many different walks of life — corporations, charitable organizations, education, law, medicine, finance, government, and community service — and volunteer their expertise, energy, and time to the school. Our Board of Trustees is responsible for working with the school’s administration to develop policies and make essential decisions by which the school is governed and guided.
- Dr. Thomas C. Appleby '77
- Mrs. Adriane Malanos Belton '95
- Mr. Stephen Berger
- Dr. Kimberly Brown
- Mrs. Elizabeth Burwell
- Dr. William Melvin Brown III '87
- Mr. James T. H. Buxton '91, Chair Elect
- Mr. J. Walker Coleman IV '82, Chair
- Mr. Peter Fennelly
- Mrs. Dee Fortson
- Mrs. Anne Blakeney Kelley '94
- Dr. Aimee Goedecke
- Mr. Eric A. Jackson
- Dr. John M. McCardell, Jr.
- Mr. Ford P. Menefee '79, Treasurer
- Mr. Ovie Phillip Mughelli '98
- Mrs. Amanda Poletti
- Dr. Andrew Savage IV '94
- Mrs. Jennifer H. Thiem, Secretary
- Mrs. Jamie Tozzi
Thomas C. Appleby, M.D. was born in South Carolina and is a “Native Charlestonian.” The son of a General Surgeon, he followed his father’s career path as a physician. Dr. Appleby graduated from the University of South Carolina in Columbia. He went to Medical School at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He then attended a General Surgery Residency at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in Ohio and received the Max Zinninger Award for Excellence in Surgery. While at the University of Cincinnati, he served as a Resident Representative in the Department of Surgery. Following his General Surgery Residency, he attended a Vascular Surgery Fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
He is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery. Additionally, he is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery in Vascular Surgery and he is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery in Surgical Critical Care.
Dr. Appleby is a Fellow in the American College of Surgery. He is also a member of the following organizations:
- Cincinnati Graduate Surgical Society
- American College of Phlebology
- The H. William Scott, Jr. Society
- Roper St. Francis Xavier Society and the Charleston County Medical Society.
Vice President, Technical Compliance at Mercedes-Benz Research and Development of North America (“MBRDNA”)
As Vice President of Technical Compliance at MBRDNA, Ms. Belton leads a team of engineers and lawyers who are focused on technical compliance topics throughout North America. She is also a member of the MBRDNA Executive Committee which provides for the direction, leadership, and strategic management of the company.
Prior to joining Mercedes in 2016, Ms. Belton practiced law at Womble Bond Dickson (US), LLP (formerly Buist Moore Smythe McGee, PA) in Charleston for thirteen years. Her business litigation practice focused on the areas of employment, immigration, transportation and maritime law. Her experience in the employment litigation arena includes defending allegations of harassment, discrimination, defamation, unpaid wages, and wrongful discharge, among others.
Ms. Belton is a former president of the Charleston Lawyer’s Club and is currently a member of the Propeller Club’s Board of Governors and member of the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance’s Automotive Council.
Ms. Belton was named the 2018 Charleston Women in International Trade (“CWIT”) Woman of the Year. This award recognizes a woman involved in the field of international trade who has made an outstanding contribution to her profession, and in so doing, enhanced the status of women in international trade. In 2018, Ms. Belton was also named to the Charleston Business Magazine as a Lowcountry Legal Elite in Employment Law. She has also been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star.
Hailing from Charleston where she was born and raised, Ms. Belton graduated from Porter-Gaud School, attended Wake Forest University for her undergraduate degree and then went on to Boston University School of Law. She lives in Mount Pleasant with her two sons, Wyatt (13) and Cole (10), and her Springerdoodle, Hunter.
In 2015, Mr. Berger retired from a 30-year career in finance in Asia and relocated to Charleston with his wife, Sarah, to raise their three children.
Mr. Berger’s career in finance started in 1984 when he joined HSBC. After 8 years with HSBC in London, Singapore and Hong Kong, Mr. Berger joined J.P. Morgan & Co. in Hong Kong and ultimately was appointed head of their corporate finance team in Singapore covering Southeast Asia and co-head of M&A across all of Asia.
In 2003, Mr. Berger co-founded boutique corporate finance and investment advisory firm Imprimis (Singapore) Pte Ltd., that grew to three offices in Singapore, Brunei, and Bangkok. Imprimis provided strategic and financial advice to multinational companies, governments, and family-owned enterprises across Southeast Asia, and in 2009, through an Imprimis fund, acquired Piper Aircraft Inc. in Vero Beach FL, where Mr. Berger served as Chairman for many years.
In 2015, Mr. Berger divested his interest in Imprimis’ Asian operations, relocated to Charleston, and reoriented his investments towards small commercial real estate projects.
Mr. Berger has a BA from Dartmouth College and an MA from Trinity College, Cambridge University. An active rower, Mr. Berger was captain of the Dartmouth Heavyweight Rowing team and president of the Cambridge University Boat Club.
Mr. Berger is Chairman of the Lowcountry Maritime School, a non-profit organization providing STEM education to Charleston area schools through boat-building programs, and is also a steward of the Friends of Dartmouth Rowing.
Mr. Berger’s two sons, William and Anderson, are Porter-Gaud students in the classes of 2025 and 2027.
Dr. Kimberly Brown is a native Charlestonian and was raised in an Air Force family. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Sarah Lawrence College with a Masters in Developmental Psychology, and has a Ph.D from the University of South Carolina in School Psychology.
She spent her early career training and working at the Chicago’s Children’s Memorial Hospital, was a post doctoral fellow at the University of South Carolina’s School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics and developed a developmental and educational assessment clinic for young children with developmental and/or academic delays at the Palmetto’s Children’s Hospital Outpatient Clinics. Additionally, Dr. Brown served on the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbia.
Dr. Brown has been employed at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center for the past nine years and held a joint appointment with the Medical University of South Carolina as a clinical instructor. Currently, Dr. Brown is a suicide prevention coordinator at the VA Medical Center and serves as the co-chair of the strategic communications outreach program for suicide prevention.
She has two sons who attend Porter-Gaud, Kyson, Class of 2027, and Kanyon, Class of 2029. Dr. Brown has been active at Porter-Gaud in the Parent Association, specifically with teacher appreciation efforts and the Diversity and Inclusion Parent Alliance.
A 19-year financial industry veteran, Ms. Burwell joined First National Bank in 2019 as Charleston Market President to build and lead their commercial banking team. Prior to her current role, she held various positions with Wells Fargo Bank and its successors. Most recently, she served as a Business Banking Manager in Charleston responsible for a large team of relationship managers, including oversight of their portfolios and operations. Prior to being promoted to leadership in 2015, Elizabeth held roles as Producing Manager and Principal Relationship Manager with the Business Banking Team. Early in her career, she joined the institution as a Licensed Financial Specialist after working as a junior broker with Merrill Lynch Pierce, Fenner & Smith.
A native of Charleston, Ms. Burwell earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of South Carolina. She is very active in her community and currently serves on The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors, Kiawah Cares Foundation Board of Directors, and Ashely Hall Alumni Board of Directors. She is Past President of the Junior League of Charleston and an Elder in Rockville Presbyterian Church.
Ms. Burwell was the 2015 recipient of The Charleston Metro Chamber’s One to Watch Award, recognizing a young professional with outstanding professional success in the business arena demonstrating impeccable leadership qualities in the community. She resides on Johns Island with her husband, Ollie, and their three sons.
William Melvin Brown III is a native Charlestonian, Porter-Gaud alum ‘87, and a 1991 graduate of the US Naval Academy. After years of service and two sea tours in the Navy, Dr. Brown returned to Charleston to teach Naval Science at The Citadel. While at the Citadel, he earned a Masters Degree in Education and Biology and then went on to graduate from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2002. He returned to full active duty in the US Navy as a physician. During his 20 years of service, Dr. Brown received the Navy Commendation Medal six times, the Navy Achievement Medal twice, a Presidential Citation, and two Battle Efficiency ribbons.
Dr. Brown now holds staff privileges at Trident Medical Center and The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston as well as the Lexington Medical Center in Columbia. He is an active member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and the Owls Whist Club. He sits on the executive boards of the Star Gospel Mission and YESCarolina. He and his wife Deborah have two children, Gabriel and Lillian.
Jim Buxton is the managing partner of Buxton & Collie, LLC, a boutique corporate, real estate, estate planning and tax law firm. His practice focuses in the areas of private equity and securities, domestic and international corporate transactions, capital finance, contract negotiation and corporate governance. He deals regularly with corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, shareholder buy-outs and dispute resolution, executive employment agreements and, business purchase and sale agreements including business succession issues.
Jim returned to Charleston in 2007 after practicing at two AmLaw 50 firms, Alston & Bird LLP in Atlanta, Georgia and Hunton & Williams LLP in Richmond, Virginia. He is a Charleston native who graduated from Porter-Gaud School, Princeton University and the University of South Carolina School of Law. Mr. Buxton is also a member of the State Bars of Georgia, South Carolina and Virginia. Jim resides in Mt. Pleasant with his wife, Courtney, and two children, Hugh and Julian.
Member, South Carolina State Bar, State Bar of Georgia, Virginia State Bar
Secretary, S.C. Bar Corporate, Banking, & Securities Committee
Judicial Qualifications Committee, S.C. Bar
Past Board Member-Chairman, Star Gospel Mission
Past Director, Roper Hospital
Past Co-Chair, Roper St. Francis Foundation Board of Fellows
Princeton Alumni Schools Committee, 1995-Present (Chair of Virginia Committee, 2006-2007)
Past-President, Porter-Gaud Alumni Association
Box Man, PG Football Chain Crew
University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D. 2002
Princeton University, B.A., History, 1995
CALI Award, International Business Transactions
James L. Petigru Award for Most Outstanding Student Lawyer
Assoc. Editor-In-Chief, ABA Real Property, Probate & Trust Journal
2001-2002 S.C. Bar Young Lawyers Division, Star of the Quarter, Spring 2008
Walker is a partner in the global law firm K&L Gates LLP. Walker was one of the founding partners of the Charleston office, the firm's 40th office world-wide and 24th office domestically. Walker currently serves on the firm's Management Committee and is the Charleston office Administrative Partner. Walker is a litigator who focuses his practice on representing local, national, and international companies in labor & employment disputes and in business disputes. He also has served on numerous local and regional Boards, and he has been very involved in St. Michael's Church and the local community. Walker has two children, Logan '15 and Walker '19.
Peter Fennelly is Market President of the Charleston office of Colliers International. He has successfully completed over 30 million square feet of real estate transactions. Peter has received Colliers International “Everest Award” for top performance during 2011, 2012, 2015, and 2016. Prior to moving to Charleston, Peter gained a broad spectrum of knowledge working for Colliers in San Diego as a Corporate Real Estate Specialist and for the Staubach Company in Atlanta. Peter is a member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), CoreNet Global, and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). Peter received his B.S. in Accounting from the University of Rhode Island.
Peter and his wife, Patti, have two children - a son Tyler, who is a member of Porter-Gaud’s class of ‘21 and a daughter Audrey. Peter has served for several years on the Real Estate committee, making recommendations on Porter-Gaud’s non-core real estate assets.
Dee is a graduate of Vanderbilt University with a B.A. in History (’90) and an MBA from UNC-Chapel Hill - The Kenan-Flagler School of Business (’96) and grew up in Atlanta, GA and Charleston, SC attending Ashley Hall through 5th grade and graduating from The Westminster Schools in Atlanta, GA. She worked with the Department of Defense and Brand Management and Strategic Marketing roles with Nabisco/Kraft, Sara Lee, Nestle, The Coca-Cola Company and Starbucks Coffee Company based in Germany, the United Kingdom (London) and the United States (NC, NY, and IL).
She consults on innovation/strategic/branding projects with companies such as Wrigley/Mars, PepsiCo, and Starbucks, has been a guest lecturer at The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and also devotes time to raising her family and being involved in her community.
In Charleston, she has helped steer the Landmark Strategic Plan and is the Secretary of the Board for The South Carolina Aquarium. She chairs the Board of Life Resources, a faith based mental health resource center. She is also active at her children’s school, Porter-Gaud, in the Parent’s Association and is the Strategic Planning Chair for the Board of Trustees.
Dee and her husband, John, have two children at Porter-Gaud – Jack, Class of 2024 and Matt, Class of 2025.
Anne Blakeney Kelley is a native Charlestonian and 1994 graduate of Porter-Gaud. After twelve years at PG, Anne attended Wake Forest University, where she graduated cum laude and received a B.A. in Art History. She also received a second B.A. degree in Interior Design from AIU in Atlanta. Anne worked for Cooper Carry Architecture in Atlanta for 2 years, followed by 2 years at CFS Architecture in Augusta, GA. After returning to Charleston in 2003, she worked for ten years for Amelia Handegan Inc. in residential interior design. She now owns her own interior design business.
Anne and her husband Jed are active members of St. Michael's Church and have two three children who currently attend PG - Elizabeth (’25), Harriet (’28) and James ('31).
Born and raised in northern New Jersey, Dr. Aimee Goedecke is a 1993 graduate of Johns Hopkins University. While there her family moved to Hilton Head Island, S.C. and Charleston became her home. She graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina with her medical degree in 1997. She met her husband, Mark, at MUSC while he was a dental student and they were married after graduation. Dr. Goedecke moved to Florida where she did her general pediatrics residency at the University of South Florida, becoming the chief resident of All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL in 2000.
Aimee returned to Charleston in 2001, and for the last 20 years has been a Board Certified Pediatrician at Parkwood Pediatrics in Charleston and Daniel Island. Her specialties include sports nutrition, vaccination, and adolescent medicine.
She is on the medical staff at Bon Secours Roper St. Francis Hospital and the Medical University of South Carolina.
Dr. Goedecke lives in Mount Pleasant with her husband, Mark Goedecke, DMD, and has two children. Their daughter, Erin, is a graduate of Loyola Chicago University and son, Willem ’19, attends Emory University. Willem is a member of the 13-Year Society of Porter-Gaud. Dr. Goedecke is currently a member of the Porter-Gaud Medical Advisory Board.
Mr. Eric Jackson was born and raised in Charleston, SC. After graduating from Burke High School in 1995 he joined the US Navy where he served proudly before receiving an honorable discharge. Eric attended Southern Wesleyan University (SWU) where he received an undergraduate degree in Human Services and a Masters of Science in Management and Leadership. Eric and his loving wife, Kimberly, are the proud parents of two beautiful children, Eric Jackson ’17 and Zihaire Jackson ’23.
Eric is well known for his work in Charleston’s inner-city community. He is the founder of Real Talk Real Action Real Results Incorporated (R3 Inc.). Eric is also the co-founder of Community Solutions Consulting LLC.
Dr. John M. McCardell Jr., has served as Vice-Chancellor at Sewanee: The University of the South since 2010. He is also president emeritus at Middlebury College.
McCardell is a distinguished historian and respected national leader in liberal arts education. He possesses a record of achievement as a scholar of the American South, as the chief executive of one of America’s finest liberal arts colleges, and as a respected national figure in the public discussion about higher education and student life.
A Maryland native, lifelong Episcopalian, and 1971 graduate of Washington and Lee University, he did his graduate work at The Johns Hopkins University and then at Harvard University, where he received his Ph.D. in history in 1976. McCardell has received honorary degrees from Washington and Lee University and from St. Michael’s College.
McCardell joined the history faculty at Middlebury College in 1976 and served as Middlebury’s president from 1992 until he stepped down in 2004.
McCardell served as chairman of the Division III Presidents’ Council of the NCAA in 2003-04 and led a successful, comprehensive reform effort. In 2007 McCardell founded Choose Responsibility, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to engage the public in informed and dispassionate debate about the effects of legislation mandating a legal drinking age of 21.
McCardell is married to Bonnie Greenwald McCardell, an advocate for quality childcare and education as well as eldercare and retirement communities. Bonnie is a graduate of Connecticut College and has a master’s degree in early childhood from the University of South Carolina. They have two grown sons.
Ford is a Senior Vice President, Commercial Lender at The Bank of South Carolina, which serves the Tri-County area as an independent, community oriented commercial bank concentrating on individuals and small and medium sized businesses desiring a high level of personalized service.
Ford grew up on Wadmalaw Isl. and attended Porter-Gaud 1st-12th grade, graduating in 1979. After PG, Ford earned a B.S. in Clinical Psychology from Vanderbilt University with subsequent service as a Commissioned Officer in the US Navy and various positions within the marine finance industry. Married to Deidre since 1996, they have one son, Ford Prioleau (Pri) Menefee, Jr (PG’17).
·SCBA Bankers School (Trustee)
·Old St. James, Goose Creek (Junior Warden)
·Huguenot Society of SC (President)
·St. Andrews Rotary Club (Scholarship Committee)
·Porter-Gaud Alumni Association (Past President)
·Porter-Gaud Fathers Association (Past Treasurer)
·Lowcountry Land Trust (Former Trustee)
Ovie Phillip Mughelli is a 1998 Porter-Gaud graduate. Ovie graduated from Wake Forest University with a B.S. in Health and Exercise Science. After graduating from Wake Forest, Ovie was drafted into the National Football League where he spent 9 years as a starting Pro Bowl fullback for the Atlanta Falcons and Baltimore Ravens. In 2009 Ovie started the Ovie Mughelli Foundation to help engage children through sports and empower them to make a difference in the environment.
Ovie lives in Atlanta, GA with his wife, Masika, and three children, Olivia (7), Niesa (4) and Obasi (1). Ovie is a media sports correspondent working in television, radio and digital broadcasting for Fox Sports, Comcast Sports South, Raycom, CBS Sports Radio, 120 Sports and 680 The Fan. Ovie has also joined the team at Nerium International and has been working with them to improve people's skin and brain health.
Manda Poletti was born and raised in Charleston, and studied Finance & Accounting at Clemson University. After graduating from Clemson, she worked in the accounting field before spending ten years in the pharmaceutical industry as a sales representative, product trainer, and in sales management. Currently, she works in accounting on a part time basis.
Manda’s true passion has always been volunteering in her community. While her children attended elementary school on Sullivan’s Island, she advocated for safe walking/biking routes for students and worked with the SC Department of Transportation to have multiple sidewalks and crosswalks installed. Manda also worked with Charleston County Council to secure a grant to build a handicap accessible boardwalk so all students could have safe and direct access from the elementary school to the beach.
Manda is the President of the Sullivan’s Island Park Foundation, which raises funds to upgrade parks and public spaces on the island. She is also Vice Chair of the Sullivan’s Island Planning Commission, which she has been appointed to for 11 years, and is the current PGPA Treasurer. She has served on multiple other boards in the Charleston area.
In addition, Manda has volunteered as a Guardian Ad Litem, as a Reading Partner in local Title I schools, at Lowcountry Orphan Relief, and has been involved with Charleston Waterkeeper.
Manda and her husband Steve have two children at Porter-Gaud; DeLacy and Logan Class of 2024.
Dr. Andrew Savage IV ’94 graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and returned home to Charleston where he graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina. Following his pediatric residency and chief residency at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, he completed fellowship training in pediatric cardiology at the Medical University of South Carolina. He completed an additional year of training in pediatric heart failure and transplant as well as adult congenital heart disease. He was then recruited as medical director of the Pediatric Heart Failure and Transplant program at MUSC. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2016.
Throughout his career, he has served as an educator, researcher, administrator, and clinician.
As an educator, he has had the privilege of educating students and physicians in training. He has been an invited speaker at many national and international cardiology meetings. He is the primary investigator on multiple national research trials. He has numerous peer-reviewed publications.
As an administrator, he is the Director of Ambulatory Care for the MUSC Children’s Hospital leading the project to open the 100,000 square foot Summey Medical Pavilion in North Charleston. During his leadership, the Children’s Hospital has grown to seeing over 140,000 clinic visits a year both in person and virtually. He is also a member of multiple national and international committees.
As an active and busy clinical cardiologist committed to the highest standards of excellence, Dr. Savage’s favorite part of his job is caring for patients and their families, both in the clinic and in the hospital.
Dr. Savage met his wife, Ashlyn, in medical school. She is an Associate Professor at MUSC and Division Chief of Gynecology. They have two sons, Drew ’28 and Thomas ’27, who are their pride and joy.
Dr. Savage has served on the Medical Advisory Board at Porter-Gaud and is a flag football coach for the City of Charleston Department of Recreation.
Jennifer H. Thiem graduated from the University of Georgia, magna cum laude, in 2002 with a B.B.A. in Risk Management and Insurance. She then entered law school at the University of South Carolina School of Law and graduated cum laude in 2005. She is a partner with the K&L Gates Law Firm and a South Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2013-2015.
Jennifer is a member of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church. She is an active member of Elevate, several Chamber of Commerce groups and a graduate of Leadership Charleston. She is married to Porter-Gaud alum, Ashley Thiem '98 and she has two children who currently attend PG - Hunter ('27) and Caroline ('30).
Jamie Tozzi is a professional coach and speaker passionate about helping executives develop the transformational leadership and communications skills critical to achieving results in today’s complex business climate. Jamie is also a Board Member for two growth stage technology companies, Gladly and Enavate. Jamie is a former technology executive with a 24-year track record of delivering exceptional results. During her 20- year tenure at Microsoft Corporation, Jamie was known as a Transformation and Growth Leader, developing multiple incubation businesses into mature growth businesses for the company. She is a multi-disciplinary leader having held senior positions in sales, marketing, and partner channel fields. Jamie is passionate about focusing on the success of people – team membrs, customers, and partners—as the secret weapon in generating breakthrough results. Prior to joining Microsoft, Jamie held positions in both Audit and Business Applications Consulting practices at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Jamie is passionate about helping create a diverse, thriving business community in Charleston, SC. She volunteers at the Charleston Metro Chamber leading multiple diversity initiatives including the Chamber’s flagship Womens’ Leadership Programming, Thrive. Jamie is a Board Trustee for Porter-Gaud School and the former Chairman of Darkness to Light, a non-profit national organization whose mission is to empower adults to prevent child sexual abuse. Jamie graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Boston College where she pursued studies in both marketing and communications.
Jamie and her husband Jeff live in Mt. Pleasant, SC with their three sons who all attend Porter-Gaud: Luca (Class of 2023), Matteo (Class of 2025), and Ethan (Class of 2027).
Father Lawrence was born in Bakersfield, California, on March 19, 1950. He was educated at California State University, Bakersfield (BA, 1976) and Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry (M. Div. 1980). He has ministered at Church of the Holy Family, Fresno, California (1980), Saint Mark’s, Shafter, California (1981-1984), Saint Stephen’s, McKeesport, Pennsylvania (1984-1997), and Saint Paul’s, Bakersfield, California (1997-2007). Known for being a dedicated pastor-teacher, Mark also served, among many other capacities, as a member of the Commission on Ministry, the Standing Committee, and the Board of Examining Chaplains, the latter of which he chaired. He also served as a deputy to the General Conventions of 2003 and 2006. Father Lawrence is the Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of South Carolina.
Mark has been married to Allison Kathleen Taylor since 1973. They have five children: Chadwick, married to Wendy; they have three children, Esther, Sarah, and Sydney; Adelia , married to Stephen Matson; they have three children, Natalie, Tobias and Macy; Emily, married to Jacob Jefferis; Joseph, married to Joette, and Chelsea.
FR. Greg is the 40th rector of St. John’s Parish Church, having previously served the parish as curate and associate rector. He is a graduate of Trinity School for ministry, and has a Doctor of Philosophy in Geochemistry.
Born in Palo Alto, CA, Fr. Greg was raised in a Navy family, consequently growing up in multiple locations in the U.S. and Spain. Baptized at the age of nine – at Pine Ridge Baptist Church in Brunswick, GA – he attributes that early decision for Christ to the influence of his Vacation Bible School teacher and his maternal grandparents.
Fr. Greg came to the priesthood from a scientific background, and is a member of the Society of Ordained Scientists. Having earned a B.Sc in Geology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, he undertook postgraduate studies (M.Sc and Ph.D) at the Colorado School of Mines, before working for nine years as a Research Professor of Planetary Geology and Geochemistry at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
In addition to his parish duties, Fr. Greg is active within our Diocese, having served on the Diocesan Council, the Committee for Congregational Development, and the Standing Committee (President). He currently chairs the Board of Examining Chaplains, and is an instructor of Old Testament and Theology in the Deacon’s School. Having graduated from Trinity School for Ministry in 2002, he has served on its Board of Trustees since 2007.
Fr. Greg married Elizabeth “Beth” Breland in 1982, who serves the Diocese as Assistant to the Bishop. They have two children: Rachel, who is married to Luke and lives in Colorado; and Sarah, who is a graduate of Samford University in Birmingham, AL.
- Mr. D. DuBose Egleston, Jr. '93, Head of School
- Mr. Richard Starr, Chair, Porter-Gaud Foundation Board
D. DuBose Egleston, Jr. is the 6th Head of School of Porter-Gaud. He attended O’Quinn and then Porter-Gaud for 12 years, graduating in 1993. DuBose studied Chemistry and Biology at Furman University and later completed a Master’s in Business at The Citadel and graduate credits as a Kingenstein Fellow at Columbia University.
DuBose joined the Faculty and Staff at Porter-Gaud as Director of Technology in 2000. In 2006, DuBose became Assistant Head for Finance and Operations. DuBose took over as Interim Head in 2009 and became the permanent Head of School later that school year.
DuBose serves on the Governing Board for the National Association of Episcopal Schools and is a member of the Southern Headmasters’ Association and the Country Day School Headmasters’ Association of the United States.
DuBose and Nancy have been married 17 years and have 3 children who attend Porter-Gaud. They enjoy travel and sailing and the blessing of living on campus.
Richard Star is currently a principal and co-founder of NEXgistics, LLC, a national third- party logistics provider. He has an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and holds Masters degrees from both Duke University and New York University. Richard currently serves as Chairman of the Regional Board for Reading Partners South Carolina, a non-profit focused on addressing literacy gaps in public schools across the state. Richard is also a member of the advisory board for the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. He also serves on the boards of a number of other corporate and non-profit entities. Richard and his wife Shara have two daughters who are students at Porter-Gaud, Samantha (Class of 2027) and Jillian (Class of 2031).