1470 Tobias Gadson Blvd #115, Charleston, SC 29407 | 843-556-2020

Meet the Staff

Bridget Bessinger
Bridgett Bessinger

Bridget has worked for Dr. Draisin for 20 years. She and her husband, Chuck, have two girls, Kelly Jean and Madaline. Bridget and her family are very active in their community and with their church.
Joanne Iversone
Joanne Iverson

Joanne is a native of Minnesota and moved to Charleston 5 years ago. She has been in the eye care field for well over 20 years. In her spare time Joanne and her husband spend time at the beach and also love exploring the beautiful buildings downtown Charleston.
Stephen Jenkins
Stephen Jenkins

Stephen has been with the Draisin Vision Group since Dec. 09. He’s a native of NC where he attended the University of NC at Wilmington double majoring in Communication Studies and General Music. He lives in West Ashley with his wife and 2 dogs. When he’s not working at the Draisin Vision Group he enjoys playing music at local establishments around Charleston.
Rhonda Nossokof
Rhonda Nossokoff

Rhonda Nossokoff has been with Draisin Vision Group since 2010. Rhonda has been married for 39 years and has three adult children. She enjoys working with the public and enriching patient’s lives through patient care coordination.
Susan Owen
Susan Owen

Susan Owen has been working with The Draisin Vision Group since March 2008. She received her B.S. in Marine Science from Coastal Carolina University. She moved here from Maryland 2 yrs ago and lives with her husband, daughter, & 2 dogs in beautiful Charleston. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, baking, and scrapbooking.
Jessie Thomasson
Jessie Thomasson

Jessie moved to Charleston after graduating from Winthrop University in 2009. She has been at The Draisin Vision Group since March 2012, and in the Optometric field for 5 years. She lives with her boyfriend Brett and their 3 dogs. She enjoys singing, reading, movies and animals.
Dawn Wahl

Dawn Wahl is an Ohio native who moved to Charleston in 2008 after visiting her best friend and fell in love with the all the area had to offer. She graduated from Ohio State in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, and is looking forward to working more with the vision therapy side of the office.
Karen Stark

Karen moved from Atlanta, GA to the Charleston area in the summer of 2007. She began working at the Draisin Vision Group in March 2008. Her husband, four children and two grandsons are the light of her life and she loves spending a lot of time with them. She enjoys traveling, reading, and Mah Jongg.
Liz Van Anda

Liz has been with Draisin Vision Group since September 2006. She comes to Charleston from New Jersey. She enjoys exploring the offerings of beautiful historic Charleston and loves living in the low country.