Personnel file: Aug. 2, 2019



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Nemours Delaware Valley executive retiring

Nemours Delaware Valley Chief Operations Executive, Roy Proujansky, MD, announced plans to retire effective August 7 after more than 30 years with the children’ health care system.

He is responsible for all clinical operations at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Nemours duPont Pediatrics and prevention efforts in the Delaware Valley.

Cover & Rossiter promotions

Cover & Rossiter announced that Wendy Rafferty, Mitchell Byerly and Cheyenne Tucker have been promoted within the firm.

Rafferty was promoted to Supervisor in our Business Accounting Services department. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from Wilmington University.

Byerly was promoted to Senior Accountant in the Tax department. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Master of Business Administration from Salisbury University’s Perdue School of Business. He earned his CPA license from the state of Maryland.

Tucker was promoted to Senior Accountant in the Audit department. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from West Chester University.

Taylor named to Artesian Resources COO

The Board of Directors of Artesian Resources Corporation, Newark-Christiana, announced that Nicholle R. Taylor was named Chief Operating Officer, effective August 1. Taylor has been with Artesian for over 28 years and has served as Vice President of the corporation and its subsidiaries since 2004 and Senior Vice President since 2012. In 2007 Taylor was appointed to Artesian Resources’ Board of Directors where she serves on the Strategic Planning, Budget and Finance Committee.

Taylor is the niece of Artesian CEO Dian Taylor. Artesian is a publicly traded company that remains under the control of the Taylor and Eisenbrey families.

Delaware Department of Correction names communications chief

Delaware Department of Correction Commissioner Claire DeMatteis named Jason Miller as Chief of Communications and Community Relations and has designated Deputy Chief of the Bureau of Prisons Paul G. Shavack to also serve as the Bureau’s Public Information Officer. Today’s announcement follows her appointment earlier this week of Delaware State Police Lt. Colonel Monroe Hudson as the Department’s Deputy Commissioner.

Miller will lead the Department of Correction’s (DOC) communications with members of the media, drive public engagement through social media and other information channels and oversee existing outreach programs, including support for victims of crime, informational resources for friends and family members of individuals under DOC supervision and partnerships with community organizations and other stakeholders. He will serve as the primary point of contact for members of the media seeking news and information from the Department.

Shavack, Deputy Chief of the Bureau of Prisons, will serve as the bureau’s Public Information Officer. Miller will direct media inquiries as appropriate to Deputy Chief Shavack to serve as a spokesperson for matters regarding the Bureau of Prisons and related law enforcement matters.

Beebe Healthcare names executive director

Beebe Healthcare recently announced that Mary Frances Suter is the new Executive Director of Cardiac & Vascular Services at the Lewes-based healthcare system.

She comes to Beebe with 30 years of experience at Philadelphia hospitals and a career centered on heart and vascular care. She has a doctorate in nursing.

Arthur Hall Insurance names associate account manager

Arthur Hall Insurance announced the promotion of Monica A. O’Toole, to the position of Associate Account Manager.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from West Chester University. Arthur Hall has an office in Hockessin.

Ducks Unlimited names board member from Delaware

Jim Vachris of Delaware was elected to Ducks Unlimited’s national board of directors during the organization’s 82nd annual national convention held recently in Hawaii.

The Carl M. Freeman Companies promotion

Carl M. Freeman Companies announced that Nick Freeman has been named the Director of Commercial Operations for the Rockville, MD based real estate and land development company. He is a graduate of Georgetown University.

Over the last few years, Freeman has been working with the Carl M. Freeman Foundation on the design of their new office in the Bayside development located in Fenwick Island, DE.

Freeman has extensive property holdings in Coastal Sussex County.

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