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Zip Code announces partnership director

Zip Code Wilmington announced the addition of Lossie Freeman as the organization’s new director of corporate partnerships. Freemanwill be responsible for growing the nonprofit’s corporate program, including building successful relationships with company CIOs, CTOs and HR professionals. She will evaluate corporate partners’ talent needs and connect them with highly trained, highly qualified and diverse Zip Code Wilmington graduates, so skill gaps are quickly and effectively bridged.

Before joining Zip Code Wilmington, Freeman was a special assistant to the Mayor of the City of Wilmington. In this role, she focused on developing arobust employment infrastructure through partnerships with the local business community to collaboratively promote job placement, job creation and employment skills training opportunities for residents. For eight years, Freeman worked at JPMorgan Investment Bank in New York in various roles across the firm, including client services, global trading, corporate technology and risk management.

Freeman is a member of the Wilmington Rotary Club and the Delaware Fund for Women, and serves on the boards of the Kingswood Community Center, The Delaware Community Foundation, Salem Academy & College Board of Trustees, and The Governor’s Commission on Volunteerism for Delaware. She holds a B.A. in Economics from Salem College and an M.P.A. in Economic Policy Management from Columbia University.

Wilmington & Western excursion railroad names executive director

David Keller has been named Executive Director of the Wilmington & Western Railroad.

Keller served as a development officer at the Music School of Delaware and as former Interim Executive Officer of the Music School of Delaware.

The nonprofit operates a railroad with steam and diesel locomotives that runs from the Prices Corner area west of Wilmington toward the Pennsylvania line.


Nanticoke CEO retiring

Nanticoke’s Board of Directors announces the upcoming retirement of Steven Rose, CEO of Nanticoke Health Services. After more than 11 years with the organization, Rose will be retiring at the end of January 2020.

Rose guided the Seaford-based hospital and health care system through a difficult period and most recently led the effort to affiliate with Salisbury, MD-based peninsula.

Also, Penny Short was recently named President of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital and has already assumed daily operations for the hospital.


Dutton named Community Reinvestment chief at WSFS

Ron Duttonhas joined WSFS Bank as Senior Vice President and Director of Community Reinvestment with oversight of the bank’s Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) program. In this role, Dutton will work with community leaders and government officials. He will represent WSFS in civic, community, and other functions to enhance the bank’s partnerships and commitment to all residents and entities within the neighborhoods it serves. Dutton joins WSFS Bank following the retirement of former WSFS Associate and Director of Community Reinvestment, Terri Hasson.

Dutton’s career includes nearly 20 years with Wells Fargo, where he held numerous positions in government guaranteed lending, community reinvestment, business banking, and government and institutional banking. He also has significant experience in commercial banking, CRA risk and compliance, relationship management, reputation risk management, credit, and public and private sector finance.

Dutton holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the Cheyney University of Pa., and is an Army ROTC Graduate from Widener University in Chester, Pa. Active in his community, he serves on the Board of the African American Chamber of Commerce of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, and the loan committee for True Access Capital.

Parreno Maritza

The Nanticoke Physician Network welcomes physician

The Nanticoke Physician Network welcomed Maritza Parreno, MD, to its active medical staff. Parreno specializes in Internal Medicine.

Parreno comes to Nanticoke with over 20 years of practice in Internal Medicine. She received her Doctor of Medicine from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York and she completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital – UMDNJ in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Parreno is board-certified in Internal Medicine and fluent in English, Spanish and Italian. Her professional affiliations include the American Medical Association and the American College of Physicians.


Patel joins Bayhealth practice

Bayhealth Gastroenterology, Sussex Campus welcomed Shruti Patel, MD. She joins Gautamy Chitiki Dhadham, MD, in the practice.

The practice is part of the Bayhealth Medical Group.

Prior to coming to Bayhealth, Dr. Patel was at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, NY, where shedid an internal medicine residency and completed a fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology. She holds a medical degree from SBKS Medical Institute and Research Center in Vadodara, India.

Patel specializes in treating problems of the gastrointestinal tract including the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts, and liver.

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