Bowe named Teacher of the Year
An elementary special education teacher from the Seaford School District is Delaware’s 2019 State Teacher of the Year.
Dana Bowe, who teaches kindergarten through second grade for the Sussex County Orthopedic Program at West Seaford Elementary School, now is Delaware’s nominee for National Teacher of the Year, a title she hopes will allow her to share her message about all children’s abilities.
After the Sussex Orthopedic Program moved to West Seaford Elementary School, Bowe helped start a “Spread the Word-Respect” campaign at her school, part of a national effort to discourage the use of the derogatory word “retard” and to promote acceptance, compassion, understanding, and inclusion of people with disabilities. This was important for the culture of the school, where some students had not before seen children walking in orthopedic braces, communicating with speech generated devices, or using assistive technologies, she said.
Bowe, has been teaching for 17 years including five in her current position.
2018 DAWN Rising Star Award recipient named
Dawn Hopkins, director of Annual Giving at Delaware State University,was recently honored as the Delaware ACE Women’s Network (DAWN) presented her with its 2018 DAWN Rising Star Award.
DAWN recognized Hopkins for the progression of job advancement that she has realized in her seven years at Delaware State University. The awards program noted that “Dawn’s unfailing work ethic, integrity and commitment to leadership within her sphere of responsibility has been recognized and afforded her five promotions within DSU since she joined the University in 2011.”
Hopkins has a bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies from the University of Maryland University College. She is slated to graduate with a Master’s in Public Administration from DSU in May 2019.
Collins named Executive Committee president
The Delaware Department of Technology and Information (DTI) announced that Chief Information Officer James Collins has been elected to serve as the National Association for State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) Executive Committee President for the 2018-19 program year. Collins previously served as vice president and succeeds Bo Reese, Chief Information Officer for the State of Oklahoma as president.
Under the leadership of Collins, Delaware has worked to expand broadband throughout the state — which boasts some of the highest speeds in the nation — increase citizen engagement, lead the effort to increase open data and utilize data analytics, and achieved 100 percent school connectivity.
Delaware is the only state to implement a single statewide Enterprise Resource Planning system supporting fiscal, payroll and human resources practices for all branches of government, including K-12 and higher education.
Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation names SVP
Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation, parent of The Bryn Mawr Trust Company, announced that Marc Jenkins has been appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Wealth Management division. He reports directly to Jennifer Dempsey Fox, President of BMT Wealth Management.
Bryn Mawr has wealth management operations and a banking branch in northern Delaware.
Jenkins joins BMT from Wells Fargo, where he worked since 2003 and advanced through various roles, including Senior Vice President and Regional Investment Manager, Regional Finance Manager, and Regional Chief Financial Officer. His other previous work includes time at Ernst & Young, LLP; Arthur Anderson, LLP; and JP Morgan & Co., Inc. He holds an MBA in finance and a bachelor’s degree in business administration, both from Temple University.
Mid-Atlantic Services names
Mid-Atlantic Services (MAS), Elkton, MD, announced that Karla Young recently joined the company in the role of Office Manager.
Young has managed offices for a financial institution, a leasing company, and most recently, a school for students with special needs. She is pursuing a degree in finance and accounting from Wilmington University.
Mottola named to College of Art and Design Board of Trustees
Stephen Mottola of The Mottola Group, Long & Foster Real Estate, has been elected to the Delaware College of Art and Design Board of Trustees. He will serve a term through 2020.
Mottola is a veteran of Delaware’s corporate sector, working for companies like MBNA, DuPont, First USA/Bank One and Barclay’s and helping develop the Wilmington riverfront before and after receiving his real estate license in 1987. He has worked full-time in the real estate field since 2008, creating The Mottola Group in 2004. His firm serves the entire state of Delaware; Chester and Delaware counties and Philadelphia in Pennsylvania; southern New Jersey shore communities; and Maryland.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from Elon University in Elon, N.C.
Bayhealth Consultants adds cardiologist
Bayhealth Cardiology Consultants, Milford announced the addition of cardiologist Mussaber Ahmad, DO.
Ahmad comes to Bayhealth from Reading Hospital and Medical Center in Pennsylvania, where he was an attending physician in cardiac electrophysiology. He earned his medical degree fromPhiladelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency in internal medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine/Hahnemann University Hospital.
Ahmad went on to complete a fellowship in general cardiology at Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and two clinical cardiac electrophysiology fellowships—at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts and University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore.
Ahmad is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology, and clinical cardiac electrophysiology. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association and the Heart Rhythm Society.
Celaschijoins Beebe Medical Group and Beebe Healthcare
Beebe Medical Group and Beebe Healthcare welcomed Amanda Celaschi, DO, to Beebe Women Healthcare – Plantations.
Celaschi received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, in Lewisburg, WV, in May 2014. She completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at WellSpan York Hospital, in York, PA., in June.