Personnel file: Nov. 1, 2023

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Briggs names Deputy Director

The Biggs Museum of American Art announces today that Sandra K. James has been appointed Deputy Director, Head of Philanthropy and External Relations. 

In addition to Philanthropy and External Relations, James will oversee the Membership and Visitor Experience functions in her new role. 

Before joining the Museum in 2022, James spent more than 20 years in External Affairs roles for corporations in the bio-pharmaceutical, chemical, and agriculture industries.


 James was president of her own consulting business, serving both corporate and non-profit clients, including the Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art. 

James served on the Board of Trustees of the Delaware Art Museum and the Delaware College of Art and Design. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Massachusetts and a certificate in Museum Studies from Northwestern University.


Kent-Sussex Industries names CEO

The  Board of Directors of Kent-Sussex Industries, Inc. (KSI) announced the selection of Heath Chasanov as new CEO of KSI, effective December 4.

Chasanov is retiring from his current position of eleven years as the Woodbridge Superintendent of Schools. 

“The Board is incredibly excited about the future of KSI under Heath’s guidance,” stated KSI Board Chairman Travis Frey. “Heath will bring his superior leadership, sense of community and compassion to the KSI team.” Mr. Chasanov’s knowledge of Delaware through his thirty-one years of public education experience will be instrumental in creating a new exciting vision for KSI.”

ChristianaCare promotions

Jeanana Lloyd has been named vice president of talent development for ChristianaCare.


In her new role, Lloyd and her team are responsible for the development and execution of the enterprise strategy for leadership development, performance management, succession planning and talent management programs.

Since joining ChristianaCare in 2015 as a talent advisor, Lloyd has centered her work around talent development, succession planning and executive coaching.

She most recently served as manager of succession planning.

Lloyd earned a master’s degree in strategic communication and leadership from Seton Hall University and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Seton Hall University.


Anna Filip M.D., has been named ChristianaCare Family Medicine Residency program director.

In this new role, Filip is responsible for the oversight of family medicine graduate medical education in the Department of Family & Community Medicine, focusing on recruitment and retention, accreditation and innovative curriculum transformation.

Filip has long been committed to serving marginalized communities, maintaining continuity panels at Westside Family Healthcare, as well as gender wellness sessions at the Family Medicine Center at Wilmington Primary Care located in Wilmington Hospital.

She has led work around global health in academic settings, developed innovative and comprehensive models of gender-affirming care, and is staunchly committed to improving the diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in the department and residency program. She will maintain her gender wellness clinical work at Wilmington Hospital.

Filip has been with ChristianaCare since 2016. She was promoted to associate program Director in 2017, and has served as the residency site director for the Family Medicine Center at Westside Family Healthcare.


Bayhealth hires senior director
Bayhealth announced the hiring of Adam Spengler, MHA, who joined the organization in August in the role of senior director of the Neurosciences service line. 

Prior to his appointment, Spengler held roles at Nemours Children’s Hospital — most recently as administrator of the Cancer and Neuroscience Center, department of Pediatrics. Before his work there, he held finance and strategic planning decision support roles at Penn Medicine (University of Pennsylvania Health System).

Spengler earned a BBA in finance from Millersville University of Pennsylvania and an MHA at Penn State University.
Along with Bayhealth’s Neurosciences Medical Directors, Dawn Tartaglione, DO, FACOS, and Ali Sheharyar, MD, Spengler will build a strategic plan for Neurosciences for the health system that will include targeted growth areas. The leadership team will plan for adding neuro interventional services, expanding outpatient access, opening a clinical practice in the southern region of the state, and identifying other services to add over next several years. The service line expansion will benefit the region as residents grow older, a release stated.

Brandywine Restaurant names management team


Bill Irvin, owner of The Brandywine Restaurant in Wilmington, recently announced the opening team. The establishment at 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue is scheduled to open on Tuesday, Nov. 14.

Andrew Cini is the chef de cuisine, Glennon Travis is the general manager, and Chris Unruh is the restaurant’s beverage director.

Cini has been in the industry since high school when he was a host at Soffritto Italian Grill in Newark. Cini has worked in some of the finest restaurants in the area, including the Columbus Inn and Domaine Hudson. He was the sous chef at Stock and Res Ipsa Café in Philadelphia.

Cini, opened Mezze by Del Fresco in the Market at Liberty Place, a Kennett Square food hall. He also worked at Terrain, the trendsetting eatery in Glen Mills, where he gained banquet experience. 


At The Brandywine Restaurant, Cini works closely with Chef Robert Lhulier, Irvin’s Snuff Mill partner and a consultant.

Glennon Travis has spent 20 years in the restaurant industry in the United States and abroad. 

While studying management at Tulane University, Travis worked in some of New Orleans’ leading restaurants. 

In 2017, he helped develop a luxury hotel and restaurant in the Catskill Mountains. He also led hospitality operations at Soho House New York and participated in house openings in the United States and Europe.

Most recently, Travis lived and worked in the Hamptons, where he helped launch Christian’s by Wölffer Estate Vineyard, an upscale eatery.

Chris Unruh , a Kennett Square native has more than 35 years of experience, including positions at George Perrier’s Le Bec Fin and the  Park Avenue Café in New York.

Unruh was part of the  launch of The Farmers Daughter in Blue Bell,  PA, and in 1906, Longwood Garden’s full-service restaurant.  He was  also a sous chef at Half Moon Saloon in Kennett Square.  Unruh  also worked  Bardea Food & Drink in Wilmington.

Three join Beebe


Beebe Healthcare announced the appointment of three new primary care and family medicine providers who practice as part of Beebe Medical Group.

Erin Royal, MD, is a family medicine physician who sees patients at Beebe Family Practice King Street Row. She offers treatment for acute and chronic illnesses, as well as preventive care services.

Dr. Royal is a graduate of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. She went on to complete the ChristianaCare Family Medicine Residency Program, where she served in several leadership roles, including Chief Resident, Recruitment Committee Chair, and Wellness Committee Chair.


Candace Conaway, FNP-C, is a Family Nurse Practitioner who sees patients at Beebe Primary Care Millville, working with individuals across their lifespans to promote health and well-being. She treats acute injuries and illnesses and helps patients with the management of chronic health conditions.

Conaway is a graduate of the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing and obtained both her Bachelor of Nursing and Master of Nursing degrees from Wilmington University. Additionally, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Salisbury University.

Prior to joining Beebe, Conaway worked at both Atlantic General Hospital and TidalHealth on medical, surgical, and telemetry units.

Stacy Thomas is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner who works at Beebe Primary Care Long Neck. She provides comprehensive family medicine services for pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients. In addition to assessing, diagnosing, and treating patients for a wide range of medical conditions,

Thomas earned her Master of Science in Nursing and is currently in pursuit of her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Duke University School of Nursing.

Thomas worked for more than 10 years as a clinical nurse for the United States Air Force. During her years in service, she worked in medical-surgical, pediatrics, and family health clinical environments, often serving as a team leader for other nurses and medical technicians.

Day to chair Chicken Council 


Randy Day, retired CEO and special advisor to the Perdue Farms Board of Directors, will serve as 2023-2024 Chairman of the National Chicken Council.

Randy led the company’s senior leadership team, which includes Perdue Foods, Perdue AgriBusiness, and Perdue Farms corporate functions. 

He was named CEO in March of 2017 after serving as Chief Operating Officer. Randy began his professional career with Perdue Farms in 1980, holding various positions of increasing responsibility.