Saint Francis Healthcare names senior leaders
Saint Francis Healthcare announced the appointment of two senior leaders for the organization.
Ralph Gonzalez Jr., MD, will transition from his role as Interim Chief Medical Officer to full-time Chief Medical Officer for Saint Francis Healthcare. Gonzalez earned his medical degree at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Christiana Care Medical Center in Newark, Del., and completed a fellowship for Hospitalist Leaders in Healthcare Administration at the University of California-San Francisco. Gonzalez is board certified in Internal Medicine and holds current licensure in the states of Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.
Duran joins The Bancorp, Inc.
The Bancorp, Inc. announced that Jimmy Duran has joined the Small Business Lending team in the role of Vice President, SBA Business Development Officer. Duran offers expertise in Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) lending. He is based in Philadelphia and will provide Small Business Administration (SBA) lending expertise and services to business owners regionally and nationally across a wide range of industries.
Duran brings more than 20 years of experience supporting entrepreneurs and small business owners. Most recently, he served as the Director of Programs and Small Business Development for the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Among his responsibilities, he formulated recommendations and solutions for aspiring entrepreneurs, current businesses and CEOs ready to scale and aligned with their capabilities.
The Bancorp is based in north Wilmington.
Ellingsworth joins Tipton Health Communications
Tipton Health Communications, Newark, welcomed Phil Ellingsworth Jr. as the company’s Strategic Communications Manager.
In his new role at Tipton, he will oversee the development and implementation of robust communication strategies, plans and campaigns, primarily for Tipton’s healthcare and human resources/employee benefits clients.
Prior to joining Tipton Communications, Ellingsworth served as Communications Director for Hahnemann University Hospital where he oversaw internal and external communication strategies for the academic medical center. During his time at Hahnemann, he served as the communications adviser to the organization’s C-suite and managed a number of high-level public relations projects for the hospital.
SoDel names executive chef
Nina Maddox is the new executive chef at Crust & Craft, the Midway restaurant in Rehoboth Beach that specializes in wood-fired pizza, pasta and craft beer. SoDel Concepts purchased Crust & Craft in February 2019.
City of Newark names deputy director
The City of Newark announced Acting Deputy Director of Public Works and Water Resources Ethan Robinson, has officially been promoted to Deputy Director after serving nearly 22 months in the acting role during the City Manager search. Robinson began his career with the Department as the Planning and Design Engineer in 2016.
Before joining the City of Newark, Robinson served as a staff engineer with Pennoni Associates in Newark, where he was responsible for design and construction management of numerous infrastructure improvement projects for the city and several other municipalities.
He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Technology from the University of Delaware and has over 14 years of experience in civil engineering and design and construction management with a strong background in land development, water and wastewater design, and stormwater management design.