Business Briefs

• Dr. Tom Dorsel has opened his new practice, Sport Psychology of Hilton Head. He will serve as the company's director.

The practice will offer assessment and consultation, playing lessons, group presentations, and special hands-on demonstrations to individuals, sport academies, athletic departments, country clubs and resorts, as well as other businesses and professional organizations.

Dorsel has 35 years of experience in sport psychology. His clients have included teams, coaches and players, some of whom have made it to the NCAA, the PGA Tour, Wimbledon and World competitions.

Dorsel has been a sport psychology consultant to the University of Notre Dame, working with all 24 teams in the university's athletic department.

Dorsel's education and professional work has been in both experimental and clinical psychology. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, earned his Master of Science degree at the University of Kentucky, and his Ph.D. at the University of New Mexico, with a clinical psychology internship at the University of California-Davis Medical Center.

Dorsel can be contacted at, 843-618-4653 or via

Little Island Preschool of Hilton Head is under new ownership and accepting enrollment for ages 6 weeks to 5 years for its day program and ages 5 to 12 for the afterschool program.

The program is open Saturdays for ages 6 weeks to 12 years.

The new owner is Debora Bernal, who had worked for the previous owner for three years. Jordan Ockovcin is the new director.

Little Island Preschool is located at 77 Arrow Road on Hilton Head Island. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information, call 843-689-5437 or email

A. Thomas Bundy, M.D., FAAD,FACMS of Hilton Head Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center attended the 38th annual meeting of the Florida Society Dermatologic Surgeons, which was held Sept. 27-29 in Orlando, Fla.

This conference provides continuing education for the purpose of ensuring the highest professional quality of dermatologic surgery, a forum for the exchange of ideas and methodology for dermatologic surgery and related basic sciences, and recognizes those physicians who have become proficient in dermatologic surgery.

Stephen Maglione has been named executive director of Mental Health America of Beaufort and Jasper counties (MHABJ), a nonprofit organization serving those with mental illnesses.

Maglione has 35 years of combined work experience in education and human services. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in management from Springfield (Mass.) College, a Master's of Education in administration from the University of Vermont, and a post-Master's Certificate from Duke University in nonprofit management.

Maglione began his career as a middle school educator and coach, and has served as an executive director and CEO for five different organizations supporting citizens living with disabilities in four states.

In his new position, Maglione is responsible for the day-to-day operation of Mental Health America and its Island House program. Island House is a day treatment program designed to empower citizens living with mental illness for whom recovery is a goal.

Within a safe, compassionate environment, clients learn healthy coping skills to recognize, reduce and manage symptoms that enable them to achieve their full potential, free from stigma and prejudice. Maglione's new duties include census and fund development, Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) accreditation, Medicaid compliance, and residential property management.

Mental Health America is located at 4454 Bluffton Park Crescent, Suite 108, in Bluffton. For more information, call 843-757-3900, email or visit

Carol Coppola has been named market executive for Regions Bank in Savannah, Ga., and coastal communities of South Carolina, including Beaufort, Bluffton, Ridgeland and Hilton Head.

As market executive, Coppola will work with colleagues and community members to identify opportunities for the bank to make a meaningful difference through volunteer service, nonprofit support, delivering financial education, and more.

Coppola will also serve as commercial relationship manager for Regions, helping deliver financial resources and guidance to businesses and employers across the area.

Coppola brings more than 20 years of Savannah-based commercial banking experience to her new role. Most recently, she worked as a commercial banker with Ameris Bank. Previously, she served in various commercial banking leadership positions for SunTrust Bank.

Her career has focused on supporting clients in the manufacturing, retail and service sectors, as well as government entities and nonprofit organizations.

A graduate of the University of Georgia, Coppola holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with concentrations in international business and finance. Active in the Savannah community, Coppola is a graduate of Leadership Savannah and Leadership Southeast Georgia.