Business people: ChristianaCare, Dover Motorsports, Lyons, DRBA, Sussex County, State of Delaware

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ChristianaCare CEO named to board of hospital group

The American Hospital Association elected Janice E. Nevin, MD, to its Board of Trustees for three-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2021. The Board of Trustees has ultimate authority for the governance and management of directions and finances.

Nevin president and CEO of ChristianaCare, Wilmington, Del., a not-for-profit teaching health system with more than 13,400 employees.

Nevin graduated from Harvard University and earned her medical degree with honors from Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, where she is currently a professor.

Dover Motorsports names board members

Dover Motorsports, Inc. announced that the Board of Directors of the Company, at its regularly scheduled quarterly meeting, appointed Radcliffe Hastings and Michael Tatoian, as directors of the company.

Tatoian is CEO of Dover Motorsports will serve as a Class III Director with a term expiring in 2023.

Hall-Long to serve as committee chair of Lt. Governors Association

Delaware’s Lieutenant Gov. Bethany Hall-Long is currently serving as an officer of the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA).

The NLGA is the professional association for the second-highest ranking officials in all fifty (50) states and the U.S. territories.

Hall-Long is now serving as Chair of the NLGA Executive Committee.

Department of Health and Social Services secretary announces leadership changes

Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) Secretary Molly Magarik announced several leadership changes across the organization. The changes:

Marissa Catalon, who previously served as Deputy Director of the Division of Developmental Disabilities Services (DDDS), has been appointed as the new Division Director.

Corinna Getchell, who has served as Director of the Office of Health Facilities Licensing and Certification at the Division of Health Care Quality (DHCQ), will be appointed Division Director.

Melissa Smith, who had been serving as Acting Deputy Director of the Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities (DSAAPD) has been elevated to Deputy Director, serving with Division Director Dava Newnam.

Deborah Talley, who had been serving as Acting Deputy Director of the Division for the Visually Impaired (DVI) has been elevated to Deputy Director.


Lyons Companies promotes Jennie P. Miller, welcomes summer intern


Lyons Companiesis announce the promotion of Jennie P. Miller to Director, Innovation and Implementation. In this newly created role, Miller joins the company’s senior leadership team and will be responsible for identifying and integrating technology, services and processes that drive business performance.Miller’s commitment to improvement and company growth earned her progressive roles with increasing management responsibilities during her 16-year career.After graduating in 2003 from the University of Delaware with a B.S. in business administration with a concentration in marketing, she joined Lyons Companies in January 2004 as Business Development Coordinator supporting the sales team.

As one of the first tasks in her new role, Miller welcomedNick Vagnozzi as Lyons Companies’ summer intern. Vagnozzi, a risk management major attending St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, will work in the Quality Assurance department.


1st female captain for Cape May-Lewes Ferry

Cape May-Lewes Ferry officials announced the promotion of Sharon Lyn Urban to rank of Captain. Urban, is the first permanent female Captain in the history of the ferry service.

Urban joined the Cape May – Lewes Ferry marine department as Ordinary Seaman in 1997. With additional certifications and accrued sea time, she rose through the ranks, serving as an Able-bodied Seaman, Mate, and Pilot prior to her recent promotion.

Urban has a United States Coast Guard Inland Masters License of unlimited tonnage and her USCG First Class Pilot upon the Delaware Bay.


Sussex County names airport chief

Sussex County officials announced that Robert L. Bryant has been appointed as manager of airport and business park operations. Bryant, who began his duties this week, takes over for Eric Littleton, who returned to NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia for a new post after a year in Sussex.

Professional Plumbing Group appoints new executives

Jason Scott joined Professional Plumbing Group (PPG), a provider of plumbing products and solutions, in the new role of chief operations officer (COO).

His responsibilities include strategy and execution of sourcing, purchasing, production and distribution with the goal of boosting customer satisfaction.


Professional Plumbing is based in Glen Mills, PA, and has holdings that include the Speakman brand.

Speakman operated a facility for many years in Wilmington and later New Castle. It was sold a few years ago to PPG.

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