Personnel file, Nov. 30, 2018


Incytenames chief science officer

Incyte announced the appointment of Dashyant Dhanak, Ph.D. as Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, effectiveDecember 10.

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Dhanak will succeed Dr.Reid Huber, who has been atIncytesince 2002 and is leaving the company to pursue opportunities in the early-stage life sciences community.

Dhanak joinsIncytefromJanssen Research & Development, where he most recently served as Global Head, Discovery Sciences, leading an organization responsible for supporting and enabling the discovery and early development of novel therapeutics. Prior to Janssen, Dhanak spent 25 years at GlaxoSmithKline.

Cover & Rossiter hirings announced

Cover & Rossiter announce the hiring of Rachael Hanak, Rita Grant, and Rosellen Gemino.

Hanak joined the tax department as a staff accountant. She graduated from Widener University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting and a minor in Tax. Hanak interned at Cover & Rossiter in spring 2017 and at Wipfli LLP in summer 2017.

Grant joined the tax department as a staff accountant. She graduated in May with a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting from West Chester University. Grant interned at Cover & Rossiter this past spring and, prior to that, worked as an intern in finance and accounts receivable for Wesco Aircraft.

Gemino joined the administrative staff in June. Her past experience includes working as an office manager/bookkeeper at Profile Technologies, Inc., and working in Corporate Cash Management for Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. Gemino.

Wilmington Renaissance Corporation names managing director

Wilmington Renaissance Corporation’s (WRC) Board of Directors has selected and hired Renata B. Kowalczyk as the organization’s new managing director. Kowalczyk will begin her new role effective immediately.

With over 20 years of experience in the business sector in New York City, the greater Seattle area and in Wilmington, Kowalczyk will bring her skills to the nonprofit sector by leading WRC, an organization with a 25-year history in innovating new ideas and solutions to revitalize Downtown Wilmington.

Kowalczyk’s career includes roles at JPMorgan Chase and Merrill Lynch. She also spent time working as a business consultant for startups and small businesses as well as an angel investor for women-owned businesses.

Kowalczyk is a graduate of Baruch College and Columbia University where she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees respectively, both in business administration.

Light Up The Queen Foundation names director

The Light Up The Queen Foundation announced the appointment of Sarah Koon as Executive Director of all programming and operations. The Light Up the Queen Foundation provides community-based events and innovative programming in arts and music education that enriches the lives of Wilmington residents, particularly those with limited access to the arts.

Koon comes to the Light Up The Queen Foundation with a wealth of knowledge and extensive background in creating community-based educational services and programming. She has held leadership roles in the non-profit sector for over 10 years. As an active musician and performer, she has a very strong relationship with the music community in Wilmington and an understanding of the potential and needs of artists of all ages.

Medical Society of Delaware elects president
Andrew W. Dahlke
, MD, a radiologist with Southern Delaware Imaging Associates in Lewes, was elected the 175thPresident of the Medical Society of Delaware for 2019. Dahlke, a chemical engineering graduate of Cornell University also later received his master’s degree in Business Administration from Cornell University and his medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania (Drexel Medical School).

Other officers who will serve for the coming year include: President-Elect, Joseph J. Straight, MD; Vice President, Matthew J. Burday, DO; Secretary, Robert J. Varipapa, MD; Treasurer, Prayus T. Tailor, MD; Speaker of the Council, Leo W. Raisis, MD.

During the Annual Meeting, the Medical Society of Delaware honored MSD members who graduated from medical school 50 years ago: Sei H. Ahn, MD, Norman H. Boyer, MD, Lois W. Dow, MD, Richard F. Gordon, MD, Paul E. Gorrin, MD, Edwina C. Granada, MD, Mark J. Granada, MD, Stephen L. Hershey, MD, A. Clinton Hewes, MD, Anita H. Hodson, MD, Ali Kalamchi, MD, Joseph F. Kestner, Jr., MD, Robert G. Kettrick, MD, Yong Kak Kim, MD, Shirley P. Klein, MD, Garth A. Koniver, MD, Janet P. Kramer, MD, Edward W. McReynolds, MD, William L Medford, Jr., MD, Somasunderam Padmalingam, MD, Michael B. Peters, Sr., MD, Robert H. Radnich, MD, Mahmood Sadeghee, MD, Narinder G. Singh, MD, John R. Smoluk, MD, Michael F. Whitworth, MD.

Kelly S. Eschbach, MD, Prayus T. Tailor, MD, Victor Battaglia, Sr., state Rep. David Bentz, State Sen. Bryan Townsend, and Karyl Rattay, MD also received special recognition awards for their service and commitment to the practice of medicine in Delaware.

Delaware College Scholars Elect Peter S. Kennedy to Board

Delaware College Scholars (DCS) welcomed Peter S. Kennedy, CPA to its Board of Directors.

A director at Cover & Rossiter, Kennedy heads up the organization’s audit practice, where he has the opportunity to work with many of the region’s nonprofit institutions.

In addition to his role with Delaware College Scholars, Kennedy serves on the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s Not-For-Profit Financial Statement Project Resource Group, which is a national group of 20 individuals recognized for their not-for-profit accounting expertise. He also serves as a member of the Christiana Care Health System Finance Committee, the Delaware Community Foundation Audit Committee, the Delaware State Employee Benefit Plans Management Board Governance Committee and EastSide Charter School’s Citizen’s Budget Oversight Committee.

Kennedy is retired from the Navy Reserve after 22 years of service (six years active duty and the last sixteen as a Reservist). He holds a degree in accounting from Clarkson University; holds active licenses in both Delaware and Pennsylvania; and is affiliated with both the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accounts and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Miro-Wenger named to board of Food Industry Association Executives

Julie Miro-Wengerwas elected to the board of Food Industry Association Executives. Miro-Wenger is president of the Delaware Food Industry Council. The organization represents grocery stores.

Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach welcomes associate

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, Realtors Bear Office, welcomed Andrew Parag as a sales associate. He is a member of the New Castle County Board of Realtors and serves the state of Delaware.

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