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People on the Move: Aug. 18

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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.

Susan Mathers, DNP, MBA, BSN, NEA-BC, has been named senior director of emergency and trauma services. In this role, Mathers will oversee TidalHealth’s Emergency Departments in Crisfield and Salisbury, Md. and in Seaford, Del.

Susan Mathers | PHOTO COURTESY OF TIDALHEALTH

Mathers joins TidalHealth as a passionate and dedicated nursing professional with years of experience in leadership, emergency nursing and critical care nursing. She is commended for her organization, efficiency and interpersonal skills. She has led her team through countless regulatory surveys and process improvement initiatives.

Her most recent role was that of director at Saint Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, Md., where she had worked since 2008. She has also worked at facilities such as Carroll Hospital Center, Northwest Hospital Center, Shock Trauma and others throughout her career.

Mathers holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Capella University and a Master of Business Administration from Baker Flint College. She is affiliated with the Emergency Nurses Association, the American Nurses Association and the Maryland Organization for Nurse Executives.


Ashland Inc. names Robin Lampkin as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary.

Lampkin joined Ashland in 1991 and has held various roles throughout her 32-year tenure including tort litigation and global environmental regulatory and remediation.

As Ashland’s chief compliance officer, she has deep corporate governance experience partnering with a variety of stakeholders on global regulatory compliance, training programs, policy administration and ethics investigations. Lampkin is a strategic advisor for global teams for product safety, sustainability and ESG environment, social and governance (ESG), and she has significant experience in mergers and acquisitions, complex litigation and regulatory affairs.

Lampkin reports regularly to the audit committee of Ashland’s Board of Directors and ensures compliance with many of the company’s Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) controls.

“Robin is a valued member of our executive leadership team and her commitment to our core values has been essential to the management of the company’s transformation,” Guillermo Novo, chair and chief executive officer, Ashland, said. ”Her proven track record of leadership and broad legal experience positions us well for the future, and I want to congratulate Robin on her additional responsibilities and wish her well as we continue responsibly solving for a better world,” Novo concluded.


The YMCA of Delaware names LoriKay Paden the community vice president and executive director of the Sussex Family YMCA. In her new role, Paden will lead the Sussex Family Y located on Church Street in Rehoboth and will also provide leadership support to the Dover YMCA.

LoriKay Paden | PHOTO COURTESY OF YMCA

Paden’s mission is to teach, lead and inspire individuals, groups, and organizations. Most recently, she served as the senior executive director at the YMCA of Western North Carolina. There, she managed the Association’s Healthy Living Department for 7 branches, the operations of three branches, and the Community Health Department.

“The opportunity to join this incredible team excites me to no end,” Padden said. “To see the Y’s impact throughout the state is awe-inspiring. I’m grateful for the opportunity and can’t wait to help improve outcomes for our members and communities.”

For the past 32 years, LoriKay has had the unique opportunity to serve in leadership roles in the public, private, and non-profit recreation sectors to develop successful wellness programs and services. Her past and ongoing experience of consulting for agencies and directly managing large facilities, services, programs, events, and employees has given her insight and knowledge that enlightens and inspires others to achieve excellence in their areas of expertise.

The YMCA of Delaware has also announces three staff promotions across the association. Katrina Gott has been named the new community executive director of the Dover YMCA. Anesha Law has been promoted to community executive director of the Walnut Street YMCA, and Jimia Redden is now the community executive director of Housing at the Central YMCA branch.

Gott, a lifelong Dover resident, has served in a variety of positions including marketing, membership, and operations in her six years with the Y. Regardless of her role, Gott has successfully driven membership and program participation while also spreading awareness of the Y mission, ensuring everyone has access to important Y services like childcare, swim lessons, summer camp and more. Gott is looking forward to expanding programming for children and families, and helping everyone reach their full potential in their health and wellness journey.

Law is a servant leader at heart. Anesha started her career in Atlanta with a variety of child services organizations including the local Boys & Girls Club. Since coming to the Walnut Street YMCA, Law’s high energy and dedication allows her to “reach & teach” young people in a fun, innovative and enriching way which continues to empower youth in the Wilmington community. Law was nominated as one of Delaware’s Top 40 under 40 in 2021. In her new role, Anesha looks forward to ensuring youth achieve their purpose, communities grow stronger, and families thrive.

With more than 20 years of experience in the Social Services field, Redden began her career in the Delaware’s Children Department – Child Mental Health Division. In 2005, she became one of the lead social workers at a local psychiatric hospital and was later offered an opportunity to work for the YMCA of Delaware, in partnership with New Castle Family Court, to develop a juvenile mental health diversion program. Most recently, Redden served as the Director of Housing at the Central YMCA where she managed the 180-unit transitional housing program for single men who were homeless or at-risk of being homeless. In her new community executive director role, Redden oversees day-to-day operations and community engagement for the housing program.


Claudine Wiant joins Prevent Child Abuse Delaware as the executive director.

Claudine Wiant | PHOTO COURTESY OF PCAD

Wiant’s experience with the Beau Biden Foundation creating child protection policies for schools and youth-serving organizations was instrumental in helping to develop the Adult Sexual Misconduct statute, an addendum to Erin’s Law included in the SAFE Package signed into law by Governor Carney last year. This bill further enhanced Erin’s Law by requiring schools to develop policies to prevent boundary-crossing behaviors.

After twenty years of service with the New Castle County police, Claudine retired as a sergeant. During her tenure, she served as a family services unit detective, crime prevention supervisor, media coordinator, and mediator and crisis negotiator. After retiring from law enforcement in 2012, Wiant became a Title IX Civil Rights Investigator and Clery Compliance Coordinator in higher education.

In 2014, Wiant earned her Master of Science in Administration of Justice and served as a volunteer for BBF. In 2019, she graduated from Delaware Law School with her Juris Doctor. Wiant also volunteers as a certified Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) in Delaware. She is the mother of three sons and resides in Chester County, Pennsylvania with her husband Michael.


ChristianaCare Chief Information Security Officer Anahi Santiago, EMBA, CISM, has been recognized with the Routhy Award, which honors one cybersecurity professional each year who delivers a profound impact within health care and the information security profession.

Santiago is recognized as one of the nation’s foremost cybersecurity experts. With over 20 years in Information Technology, Santiago has extensive experience in areas of cybersecurity, privacy, regulatory compliance, program management and infrastructure services.

Santiago has overall responsibility for the organization’s information security program and strategic direction. She leads a team of high performing information security professionals in supporting ChristianaCare’s strategic initiatives. Santiago does this by partnering with the business leaders and managing risks, implementing policies and controls, and generating overall awareness.


Leeann Wallett has joined Mid Atlantic Arts (MAA) as program director, creativity in communities, focusing on overseeing and developing new initiatives that advance equity in the arts through grantmaking and collaborative new programming.

Leeann Wallett | PHOTO COURTESY OF MAA

MAA is one of six Regional Arts Organizations in the United States and works in close partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and its regional members which includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Wallett has a Masters in Management in International Arts Management from Southern Methodist University and HEC Montreal and a Bachelor’s in Visual Communications and Spanish from American University.

Prior to MAA, Wallett was the program officer, community engagement at the Delaware Division of the Arts. She serves on the Jefferson Street Center board of directors and is a member of Americans for the Arts.

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