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People on the Move: April 14

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People on the Move is a rundown of recent hirings, promotions, appointments and other notable movements by professionals in the state. If you’re interested in submitting an entry, please contact news@delawarebusinesstimes.com.

Stanley W. Mastil, CFF, CPA, senior director of bankruptcy and fiduciary services at Gavin/Solmonese, was recently named the 2023 president of the Philadelphia/Wilmington chapter of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA). Mastil is a nationally recognized turnaround professional with more than 20 years of experience working with distressed companies and their stakeholders. He has been an active member of Philly/Wilmington TMA since 2011, serving as a board member since 2017 and as treasurer for several years before becoming president-elect in 2022.

Stanley W. Mastil | PHOTO COURTESY OF TMA

“For over a decade, I’ve had the honor of being part of the Philly/Wilmington TMA chapter. I’ve been provided with the opportunity to be an integral part of the activities that make our chapter one of the strongest, most active and professionally diverse organizations in the corporate restructuring industry,” Mastil said. “During that time, I have had great opportunities to support the chapter while further elevating my own contacts and place in the industry. Philly/Wilmington TMA provides a great source of networking and a place to improve my knowledge and skills to enhance my work in serving clients at Gavin/Solmonese. I am committed to serving this premier organization in its mission to increase the connectivity between restructuring professionals.”

As the 2023 president of Philly/Wilmington TMA, Mastil will help continue moving the chapter forward, while taking the lead in the areas of strategic planning, finance, programming, board management, membership growth and retention, and fundraising. After fulfilling his duties of president for a one-year term, Mastil will take over the role of chairman for the chapter for the year 2024.

A graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, Mastil is also a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He serves on the board of Volunteers of America Delaware Valley and is active coaching multiple youth baseball teams in South Jersey.


The Independence School name Timothy Costello the head of school, the fifth head in its 45-year history. Costello succeeds current Head, Victoria Yatzus, upon her retirement at the end of this school year, her 15th year leading Independence.

Timothy Costello | PHOTO COURTESY OF THE INDEPENDENCE SCHOOL

Costello comes to The Independence School from Science & Arts Academy, an independent day school serving gifted students (junior kindergarten – eighth grade) in suburban Chicago, where he has been head of School since 2013. Prior to that, he was the founding Middle School Head at Open Window School in Bellevue, WA. Costello received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Villanova University and his master’s in school administration from the University of San Francisco. Among other honors, Costello completed the Klingenstein Fellowship for Heads of School from Columbia University Teachers College and holds a certificate from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, Center for Nonprofit Management.

Costello’s selection is the result of a long and thoughtful search that began last spring when the Independence Search Committee launched a national effort to recruit the strongest and best- matched candidate for the school.

Independence Board President Amelia Wyant said, “Tim is a proven leader and looks forward to nurturing the mission, values, and culture of The Independence School. He is excited to begin building, expanding, and deepening relationships at Independence. His professionalism, affability, and enthusiasm were felt by all constituents at Independence during his visits this past fall.”


Nichelle Belton, BSN, RN, a nurse case manager for ChristianaCare HomeHealth, has received a DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.

Nichelle Belton | PHOTO COURTESY OF CHRISTIANACARE

She was nominated by Mary Miles, after caring for her cousin at the end of his life.

“ChristianaCare is fortunate to have Nichelle Belton,” Miles wrote in her nomination. “Her compassion and professional skill cannot be beat. Her care and concern for her patient are outstanding.”

Belton’s care for her patient continued after he passed away, said Juree Hopkins, HomeHealth nurse manager. Belton is “a wealth of knowledge” and cares deeply for all her patients, Hopkins said, and works hard to help them achieve the best outcomes.

“She is proactive in escalating even the most minor changes in her patients’ conditions because she genuinely cares about their health and overall well-being,” Hopkins said. “I never have any doubt that her patients are in good hands.”


Bayhealth announced Certified Nurse Midwife Holly Walton, CNM, is the newest addition to the Bayhealth Women’s Care, Sussex Campus team.

Holly Walton | PHOTO COURTESY OF BAYHEALTH

“We’re proud to bring another experienced women’s healthcare clinician on board here at Bayhealth,” Vice President of Physician Services and Clinical Integration Lawrence Ward, MD, MPH, FACP, said. “As a certified nurse midwife, Holly provides personalized and thorough care for women during pregnancy and childbirth, and at all ages and stages of life. She is helping us better serve the needs of families in Sussex County.”

Walton graduated summa cum laude with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York. She went on to earn a master’s degree and certificate in midwifery from the Midwifery Institute of Jefferson University in Philadelphia.

In the early part of her career as a registered nurse, Walton gained extensive experience caring for delivering women and their newborns in the hospital setting, including the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She then worked as a midwife in a busy private practice, where she applied her skills in contraceptive care, all aspects of pregnancy care and deliveries, as well as co-management of high-risk patients.


Ballard Spahr Partner Tobey M. Daluz has been inducted into the American College of Bankruptcy as a fellow.

Tobey M. Daluz | PHOTO COURTESY OF BS

Daluz, co-leader of Ballard Spahr’s Bankruptcy and Restructuring Group, was inducted March 24 as a member of the College’s 34th Class of Fellows during a ceremony at the Smithsonian Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.

The College conducts professional educational programs, sponsors publication of scholarly reports, and maintains the National Bankruptcy Archives. The organization also funds projects to improve the quality of bankruptcy law and practice, as well as access to justice, in particular through grants by the American College of Bankruptcy Foundation to fund pro bono legal service programs and other activities.

Daluz focuses on corporate restructuring, workouts, and general bankruptcy litigation. She represents debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, insurers, indenture trustees, and official committees in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, as well as buyers of assets in the context of sales under Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code. Daluz also has particular experience in Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcies. She is the founding partner and former office managing partner of the firm’s office in Wilmington, Delaware. She held a position on the firm’s executive management team for five years and served two consecutive three-year terms as a member of the firm’s elected board.


The Caesar Rodney Institute (CRI) announced the addition of four new board members: Greg Lavelle, Dr. Michelle Parsons, M.D., Chad Kifer and Brandon Brice, MS.

Lavelle has been with Puglisi & Associates in Newark, Delaware, since 1987, where he currently serves as a Managing Director. In 2000, he was elected to the 11th District of the Delaware House of Representatives and served as the House Minority Leader for the Republican caucus from 2010-2012. Additionally, in 2012 he was elected to the Delaware State Senate and was Senate Minority Whip for the Republican Caucus from 2012-2018. Lavelle serves on the Board of Directors and as Treasurer of the Delaware Council on Economic Education.

Parsons is a physician and has her private practice in Rehoboth Beach, DE, where she makes house calls and practices primary, integrative, and aesthetic medicine since 2004. Previously, she has worked as a board-certified Emergency Medicine Physician for the University of Maryland at several Eastern Shore hospitals. She is a former USAF flight surgeon working with the Air Force Night Vision Test Center. She also served as the Chief of Aerospace Medicine for the Pennsylvania Air National Guard. Parsons was awarded both the NATO Medal and the Armed Forced Service Medal, awarded the Delaware Small Business Association Minority Owned Business of the Year (2018) and was featured as a Delaware Today Top Doctor (2012).

Brice is the Director of Philanthropy and Equity for the United Way of Delaware. Previously, he was an Associate with the National Urban League’s Economic Opportunity Institute, the Director of Education and African American Affairs for the Office of the New Jersey Governor, Hon. Chris J. Christie and worked at Capitol Hill for the Office of former United States Speaker J. Dennis Hastert.

Kifer is the Director of Philanthropy & Strategic Partnerships at Ashbrook. Previously, he served as the Vice President of Philanthropy at the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI), Executive Director of Advancement at Padua Academy and Executive Director of Constituent and Alumni Affairs at ISI. He also served as an advancement and marketing consultant for various nonprofits, independent and private schools, and community and civic organizations.

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