The Haig Point Foundation was founded in 2018. The foundation’s activities are managed by a volunteer Board of Directors each serving a three year term, and none of whom may also be serving as a Board Member of the Haig Point Club and Community Association (HPCCA).
The Board of Directors may create one or more Board Committees consisting of at least three (3) members led by a Committee Chairperson appointed by the Board of Directors..
Current Board of Directors
Carl Walter, Chairperson
Carl is the founder and retired Chairman of Chess Financial, a boutique financial advisory firm that worked with high net worth families throughout the US. He has served in various roles on both for profit and non-profit boards, including serving as a board member and President of the HPCCA. He and his wife Jo have owned property on Daufuskie Island for nineteen years, and have lived here since 2012.
Tammy Kelley, Vice Chairperson
Tammy, a full time resident of Haig Point, is retired and focuses her time on family, their dog Grayson, tennis, cooking and volunteer work. A CPA, she started her career in Boston at KPMG Peat Marwick on the audit side and eventually became a tax specialist. Once on her own she supported small businesses and their owners with tax and accounting matters including software installations. Tammy loves playing sports in her spare time and has previously opened a start up business in the fitness and health field.
Tammy has served on several committees since becoming a member at Haig Point and currently is on the ARB. She has been married to Kris for 34 years, has two sons Andrew and Shane, both married, and a granddaughter, all of who enjoy Daufuskie Island. The Kelley family found Haig Point almost 20 years ago, love the island and wish to preserve its natural environment for generations to enjoy.
Dr. Mary Keisler, Secretary and Treasurer
Dr. Mary Keisler, a part-time resident at Haig Point, is a practicing Veterinarian from Lexington, South Carolina. She spends her free time vacationing at her beloved Daufuskie Island and in the mountains of North Carolina. Mary graduated from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine and began working at a small animal practice in Washington, DC. She met her husband, Wade, in DC and they moved back to South Carolina. Mary and Wade found Daufuskie Island in 1992 and began to develop their love and passion for this beautiful island. Their two children, Lauren and Caroline, grew up vacationing at Daufuskie and they both share their parents’ passion for the island.
Mary is very active in her community and spends a lot of time working with different volunteer organizations. She is past member of the Board of Veterinary Medicine for the District of Columbia, past president of the South Carolina Association of Veterinarians, current president of the Greater Columbia Association of Veterinarians, chairman of the SC Vets Care not for profit foundation, Wofford College Athletic Board member, director for Woods Family Investment Group, and Treasurer for St. Stephens Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Maureen Devine is the Chair of the Haig Point Environmental Committee. The purpose of the HPEC is to encourage environmental responsibility; promote sustainable practices and to identify ways to protect and preserve our natural island habitat. Maureen and her husband Sean moved to Haig Point four years ago from California after one site visit so moved by the pristine natural qualities of Daufuskie island.
Maureen, in her career as a Marriage Family Therapist, has worked for several non-profits serving those in need. She has worked with multi-disciplinary teams as a case manager and therapist in hospital, hospice and school settings and managed her own Private Practice. Volunteering has always been a passion of Maureen’s, focusing on local needs to support organizations whose mission and vision is to be of service to the community. Such opportunities to serve have included providing pro-bono therapy services to veterans and their families of the Iraq/Afghanistan wars and pastoral care and case management for families in hospice care.
Maureen and Sean’s married children, Sarah and Brendan each have two children. They relish in sharing the joy and wonder of Daufuskie Island with their family who visit frequently.
Dr. Mark Ettinger
Twice President Board of Directors, University of Florida College of Medicine Alumni Association, past President of the Florida Rheumatology Society, and a Founding Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology, Dr. Ettinger Practiced Rheumatology and conducted clinical research in his offices in Stuart Florida. He then founded the Regional Osteoporosis and Clinical Research Centers of South Florida, and participated in numerous ‘Big Pharma’ Medical Advisory Boards.
These were independent Centers in Stuart and Palm Beach County Florida. He was the principal investigator of over 150 clinical trials, has many National scientific Presentations & publications, and is quoted in many medical scientific journals. He is Medical Director Emeritus of Radiant Research, a national consortium of Clinical Research Centers, which he helped found and a member of the Int. Society for Bone and Mineral Research. He was a National Investigator for a multi-year NIH breast cancer prevention trial.
Dr. Ettinger and his wife Mary have loved their Haig Point home and membership since 2008.
Doug is the Chief Executive Officer of the Haig Point Club & Community Association where he manages all aspects of the club and real estate development. Prior to Haig Point, Doug was the General Manager/COO of the prestigious Black Diamond Ranch located near Tampa Bay.
Adam joined the Haig Point Club & Community Association team in 2016 as Director of Sales and Marketing. He has a background in marketing to an international audience through mixed media. His role at Haig Point includes internal member communications, as well as, attracting prospective new members.