Our Team

R. Craig Williamson
Director/COO

In 1998, Mr. Williamson established University-Laboratory Associates (ULA) where he developed and managed nuclear science and engineering education and research programs for the U.S. Department of Energy. In 2001, ULA merged with the South Carolina Universities Research and Education Foundation (SCUREF) to form a not-for-profit university consortium representing the research institutions in South Carolina. That same year, Mr. Williamson was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer for SCUREF.

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LaDonna Hall
Financial Officer

Mrs. LaDonna Hall began her work with SCUREF as the Financial Officer in October 2018. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. She is currently working on her master’s degree at Walden University in Corporate Finance, where she has been invited to join two honor societies, the Golden Key International Honor Society and the National Society of Leadership and Success.  Her career began over fifteen years ago in the healthcare industry and has span across telecommunications, banking, insurance, and the not-for-profit industries.  Her roles have ranged from being an accountant to senior accountant, an anti-money laundering business analyst and a finance director.  She has very strong accounting skills in bank reconciliations, audit preparation, internal controls, payroll, and financial statements preparation; to name a few.  LaDonna is also a Certified Quickbooks ProAdvisor.  She is eager to aide in the sustainability of SCUREF’s mission for many years to come.

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Cassandra Hicks-Brown
Administrative Assistant

Cassandra, affectionately known as Sandy, is a graduate of Wagener-Salley High School, Winthrop University (BS in Management), and Strayer University (MHSA) and currently resides in Salley, South Carolina. Cassandra has vast experiences in the nonprofit arena and in human resources. In 2017 Cassandra and her husband started an inflatable business, B.E. Outdoor Rentals, which rents bounce houses, waterslides, tents, and more to those in the surrounding areas. Cassandra is a member of several professional organizations to include Together SC, SCSAE, and SHRM, and believes in the continual advancement of oneself. Aside from professional affiliations, Cassandra is a member of the Sardis Baptist Church and sings on the W-S Voices of Praise Community Choir. In 2019, Cassandra was elected the first African American woman to serve on the Town Council of Salley, an honor to which she is truly appreciative. In 2009 Cassandra celebrated unity with Reco Brown and together they share a son, Nigel, and four fur babies, Jessi, Hershel, Max, and Jerry. In her spare time, she enjoys drawing and spending time with her family and friends.

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Nicole Huchet
Program Manager, Charleston office

Ms. Huchet began working with SCUREF in 2001 as a part-time Program Analyst.  Currently, she manages multiple educational grants for the Departments of Energy, Homeland Security, and Defense.

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Nancy Carder
Program Coordinator, Charleston office

Ms. Carder has coordinated grants for the Departments of Energy, Homeland Security, and Defense since 1997. She specializes in meeting and event planning.

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