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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.

Christophe Tulou has been named executive director of the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays.

Throughout his career, Tulou has developed strategies to reduce or eliminate harm to communities, the environment, and natural resources by bridging science, policy, law and politics to address challenges such as climate change resilience, community sustainability, coastal development, watershed management, and ocean resource protection.

Christophe Tulou | PHOTO COURTESY OF DCIB

He brings extensive executive and legislative experience at all levels of government, having served for ten years in various capacities in the U.S. House of Representatives, as Cabinet Secretary of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control under then-Governor Tom Carper, and as Director of the District of Columbia Department of the Environment in Washington, DC.

“I am thrilled to make this announcement on behalf of the Board,” Susie Ball, board chair. said. “Christophe’s extensive leadership experience in environmental conservation, coalition-building, and science-based policy will be a great asset to the Center and the entire Inland Bays watershed.”

During his long career dedicated to environmental and natural resources conservation, he has also served as executive director of the Pew Oceans Commission, director of the Resilient Coasts Initiative for the H. John Heinz III Center, and acting director of the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council, operating under the umbrella of the Environmental Council of the States.

He earned his B.S. in Biology at the College of William and Mary, two masters in Zoology and Marine Affairs from the University of Rhode Island, and a law degree from Georgetown University.


FMC Corporation announced the planned retirement of Kathleen Shelton, executive vice president and chief technology officer (CTO), following a 33-year career in the chemical industry. Seva Rostovtsev, director of Discovery Chemistry, has been elected vice president and CTO by the board of directors. Shelton and Rostovtsev will transition responsibilities as part of the succession plan during the next several months until her retirement on March 31, 2023.

Shelton joined FMC as CTO in 2017, where she has led the company’s global R&D strategy, overseen an innovation pipeline valued at over $2.5 billion in peak sales from new products and defined a renewed research sustainability platform for new products in discovery and development. Prior to FMC, she spent 25 years with DuPont where she held leadership and senior leadership roles in the U.S. and Europe across several businesses and functions, including crop protection, Regulatory Affairs, Product Stewardship and Central Research. Shelton serves on the boards of directors for the Delaware State University Foundation and the United Way of Delaware, and on the board of trustees for the Health and Environmental Sciences Institute.

Rostovtsev joined FMC as director of Discovery Chemistry in 2017, where he has led a team of scientists that identify and optimize technologies for new, advanced crop protection products used by farmers around the world. As a senior leader in FMC’s research organization, Rostovtsev has driven the company’s strategy to optimize R&D data management and led improvements in the efficiency and effectiveness of agricultural chemistry discovery. Prior to FMC, he held research and technical leadership roles throughout DuPont beginning in 2003, including Process Chemistry and Engineering, Emerging Technologies and Fungicide Discovery Chemistry. He was a postdoctoral scholar at Scripps Research and was the co-inventor of copper-catalyzed Click Chemistry, which won the 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.


Chesapeake Utilities Corporation announced Jim Moriarty, executive vice president, general counsel, corporate secretary and chief policy and risk officer, was selected as one of Attorney Intel’s Top 50 Attorneys of Washington, D.C., and Stacie Roberts, vice president, corporate governance, is among this year’s Top Women in Business, the Delaware Today’s list of the 33 most empowering women doing business in Delaware.

Jim Moriarty | PHOTO COURTESY OF CUC

The Top 50 Attorneys of Washington, D.C. list recognizes high-caliber lawyers who have positively contributed to their organizations, industries and communities. Moriarty joined Chesapeake Utilities after more than 30 years of private practice as a partner in two international law firms in Washington, D.C. He has represented leading companies, financial institutions and governmental bodies on diverse energy projects. Moriarty provides counsel on both the Company’s legal affairs and corporate governance matters to the Chesapeake Utilities team, including the board of directors, senior management and business unit leaders. Moriarty provides guidance on an array of matters related to compliance with applicable laws and regulations, major business transactions, enterprise risk management, governmental relations, strategic communications and legislative activities.

Each year, Delaware Today selects a group of empowering women throughout the State of Delaware who are making a difference. Roberts provides guidance to the Company’s leadership team, including the board of directors, on corporate governance and compliance matters. She is a member of the advisory board at the University of Delaware’s prestigious John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance; Women’s 100 Exclusive Network; and the advisory board of the Middle Atlantic Chapter, Society for Corporate Governance. Roberts is a published author on corporate governance oversight and speaker on corporate governance matters. She has more than 20 years of experience with increasing responsibility in corporate governance, including at a Fortune 500 company.


Julius Mullen | PHOTO COURTESY OF CFF

Children & Families First (CFF) welcomes Julius Mullen as its first chief inclusion officer.

Prior to being named Chief Inclusion Officer, Mullen served as CFF’s chief clinical officer for more than 15 years, the executive director for the Bryan Allen Stevenson School of Excellence for one year, and continues to lead Impact Delaware, a non-profit mentoring organization co-created with his spouse, Natasha Mullen to help youth ages 10 to 25 overcome challenges caused by trauma and adversity.

In his role, Mullen will partner with agency leaders throughout the organization to build upon several strategic priorities. Mullen will work with the Children & Families First leadership team, staff, consumers, and community stakeholders to further embed EDI into every aspect of the organization, including service delivery, human resources, and governance. He will also assist with cultivating an organizational cultural driven by compassion while ensuring professional accountability at all levels of the organization. Mullen will also expand on the agency’s professional learning landscape in alignment with trauma informed care, brain science and other pedagogical methodologies.

“My role is to learn about what’s going well and understand the challenges to gather supports – be it through empirical research, best practices from colleagues around the globe, or our internal intellectual capital,” Mullen said. “This is not a career move for me, this is career alignment. This is the very core of who I am, and I love that this opportunity allows me to further dedicate myself to working collaboratively with many others so all people can have what they need to be successful despite any demographic identity, lived experience or any other life circumstance.”


Beebe Healthcare welcomes physician assistant Sarah Stamm, PA-C, certified nurse midwife Sarah Brissey, CNM, MSN, board-certified psychiatrist Jennifer Yoon, MD, and licensed clinical social worker Jude Johnson-Shupe, LCSW.

Sarah Stamm | PHOTO COURTESY OF BEEBE

Stamm began her career at Beebe Healthcare, working as a physician assistant in the hospital’s intensive care unit as well as the healthcare system’s walk-in care clinics. In 2017, she pursued an opportunity at Mid Atlantic Family Practice, where in addition to managing care for patients diagnosed with acute and chronic medical issues, she played a critical role in developing and implementing treatment protocols and plans for patients diagnosed with or suspected to have COVID-19. During this time, she also served as a preceptor for nurse practitioner students. In 2022, Stamm transitioned back to Beebe, eager to contribute to the healthcare system’s growth, vision, and values.

“I come to work each day with a personal goal to help every patient be the healthiest version of themselves,” Stamm said. “Beebe is a central part of this community and I am happy to be part of a collective group of people who work in the best interest of our patients.”

Stamm is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she earned a master’s degree in physician assistant studies. She also earned a bachelor’s degree in biological science from the University of Delaware. Stamm is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).

Sarah Brissey | PHOTO COURTESY OF BEEBE

Brissey is a certified nurse midwife who serves patients at Beebe Women’s Health Rehoboth. She provides comprehensive obstetrical care, including prenatal, labor and delivery, and postpartum services for patients they navigate the processes of pre-conception planning, pregnancy, childbirth, and the early phases of motherhood. Additionally, Brissey sees patients in need of routine gynecologic care, covering annual GYN visits, preventive screenings, and contraceptive guidance.

Brissey is a graduate of Frontier Nursing University in Hyden, Kentucky, where she earned a master’s degree in nursing with post-graduate concentration in certified nurse midwifery. Additionally, she earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Wilmington University and an associate degree in nursing from Wor-Wic Community College. Brissey is certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB).

Prior to joining Beebe Healthcare, Brissey worked as a certified nurse midwife for Chesapeake Women’s Health in Easton, Maryland. Earlier in her career, she held positions as a triage nurse for Eastern Shore OB/GYN in Salisbury, Maryland, a beside nurse on the med-surg unit at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Maryland, and a rehabilitation/ventilator unit nurse at Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

“I have worked for both small community hospitals and large hospital systems throughout my career,” Brissey said. “At Beebe, you get the best of both worlds, with an opportunity to provide advanced care for women and families across Sussex County, but in a place that carries that small, community-based feel – where each patient is cared for as an individual and with empathy and understanding.”

Dr. Jennifer Yoon | PHOTO COURTESY OF BEEBE

Dr. Yoon provides comprehensive care as a psychiatric consultant at Beebe Healthcare’s Margaret H. Rollins Lewes Campus, specializing in care for patients in the emergency department as well as those who have been admitted to the hospital. Additionally, she sees outpatients at Beebe Behavioral Health in Lewes. At both locations, she diagnoses and treats a wide range of psychiatric disorders while also addressing comorbidities associated with mental health challenges. Dr. Yoon’s patients range in age from young adult through geriatrics.

Dr. Yoon joined Beebe in 2022 after serving as an assistant professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, where she played an instrumental role in leading communications efforts for the COVID-19 intensive care unit. In tandem, she worked for North Texas Veterans Affairs, providing psychiatric consultations at the VA hospital in Dallas.  Earlier in her career, Dr. Yoon worked for multiple healthcare organizations in Maryland, including the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and Sheppard Pratt.

Dr. Yoon is a graduate of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. She went on to pursue residency training focused on psychiatry at the joint program offered by the University of Maryland Medical Center and Sheppard Pratt, one of the largest and leading psychiatric health systems in the country. Dr. Yoon also earned a bachelor’s degree in biology at the University of Virginia.

“It is wonderful to join a health system that shares and supports my view that mental health is an important part of a patient’s overall health,” Dr. Yoon said. “I look forward to joining in Beebe’s efforts to meet the need for psychiatric services in our community.”

Jude Johnson-Shupe | PHOTO COURTESY OF BEEBE

Johnson-Shupe works alongside Dr. Yoon as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Beebe Behavioral Health in Lewes. She offers supportive counseling services for patients age 18 and older who have been diagnosed with wide range of mental health conditions. Johnson-Shupe’s goal is to help her patients improve their social, emotional, and psychological health by applying cognitive behavioral techniques, empowerment theories, coping strategies, and motivational interviewing skills throughout the processes of intervention and recovery.

Johnson-Shupe’s experience with Beebe Healthcare dates back to 2011, when she joined the organization as a social worker in the Tunnell Cancer Center. There, she focused on providing patients and their families with case management guidance, including connection to community resources such as preventive care, psychotherapy services, supportive counseling, and grief support services. She later accepted a job with Jewish Family Services as a licensed clinical social worker and telehealth provider, where she worked for one year before returning to Beebe with a goal to concentrate on counseling services, in 2022.

Johnson-Shupe is a graduate of Delaware State University, where she earned both a Master of Social Work and a Bachelor of Arts in sociology. She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in social work at Tulane University. Johnson-Shupe is licensed to practice as a clinical social worker in both Delaware and Virginia, and she is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC), through courses completed at Delaware Technical Community College.

“I spent many years working in Beebe’s Tunnell Cancer Center, so I am very familiar with the organization,” Johnson-Shupe said. “I am excited to join the Behavioral Health team where I can focus more on counseling services to address mental health issues and serve the community in a new way.”


Partners for Justice (PFJ) recently awarded Defense Services (ODS) Director of Training and Development Dawn Williams with its Legacy Award. Williams received the award for her dedication to collaborative defense and her years of mentoring the next generation of advocates.

Partners for Justice Dawn Williams accepting the Legacy Award | PHOTO COURTESY OF PFJ

“I am truly honored to win this award, but it is an award to be shared with my colleagues at ODS – all of whom recognize the immense value of collaborative, holistic defense. It is an absolute privilege to serve as a mentor to the advocates and to help them grow and use their skills to the betterment of our clients’ lives,” Williams said. “The mission of PFJ and that of our office is something that resonates deeply within me, and it is a privilege to protect the full potential of our clients each and every day.”

Partners for Justice places advocates at public defender agencies throughout the country to work collaboratively with attorneys. Advocates assist clients with ancillary matters, such as finding housing, signing up for benefits, and seeking treatment. Wilmington was one of PFJ’s pilot sites and advocates with PFJ now operate in 25 different locations nationwide.

Williams, a long-time public defender, is responsible for the office’s training program to develop and guide attorneys throughout their career. In 2018, she also began to manage Delaware’s cohort of PFJ advocates.

The Delaware Office of Defense Services consists of the Public Defender’s Office, the Office of Conflicts Counsel, and Central Administration. The office represents anyone who cannot afford an attorney and is charged with a crime that includes potential jail time.


Richards, Layton & Finger announced that 17 associates of the firm have been admitted to the Delaware bar.  The lawyers were admitted to practice in the State of Delaware by the Delaware Supreme Court in a ceremony today.

“I’m proud to welcome these talented young lawyers to the Delaware bar,” Lisa Schmidt, president of Richards Layton, said.  “Today we congratulate them on their remarkable achievements so far, and look forward to the outstanding contributions I know they’ll make to our firm, our clients, and our community.”

Our newly admitted attorneys, their law schools, and their areas of practice are:

  • Andrea M. Bomalaski, Tulane University Law School, Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring
  • Ryan P. Brady, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, Alternative Entities – Partnership and LLC Advisory
  • Noah H. Brown, University of Notre Dame Law School, Alternative Entities – Partnership and LLC Advisory
  • Spencer V. Crawford, Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Corporate & Chancery Litigation
  • Nathalie A. Freeman, Wake Forest University School of Law, Commercial Litigation
  • Morgan R. Harrison, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, Corporate & Chancery Litigation
  • Zachary J. Javorsky, The Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson Law, Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring
  • Adriane M. Kappauf, Widener University Delaware Law School, Corporate & Chancery Litigation
  • Timothy F. Mangan, The Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Law, Alternative Entities – Partnership and LLC Advisory
  • Nicholas F. Mastria, The George Washington University Law School, Corporate & Chancery Litigation
  • Alison S. Mitchell, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, Real Estate Services
  • Grace A. Myers, William & Mary Law School, Corporate Trust & Agency Services
  • Emanuel E. Perris, University of Virginia School of Law, Alternative Entities – Partnership and LLC Advisory
  • Naseeba Saeed, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, Corporate & Chancery Litigation
  • Jennifer P. Siew, Tulane University Law School, Commercial Litigation
  • David L. Teklits, Temple University Beasley School of Law, Commercial Transactions
  • Puja A. Upadhyay, Temple University Beasley School of Law, Commercial Litigation

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