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People on the Move: Dec. 23

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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.

Doneene Damon | PHOTO COURTESY OF RLF

Former President and Director of Richards, Layton & Finger Doneene Damon, will now serve as the law firm’s Chief Diversity Director. In her new role, Damon will focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, including through the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, the Diversity and Inclusion Network, the Women’s Initiative, and the Wellness Initiative.

“Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion has been at Richards, Layton & Finger from the start,” Richards Layton President, Lisa Schmidt, said in a statement. “As Chief Diversity Director, Doneene will continue to focus on broadening and deepening our DE&I strategy,” she continued.


Nemours Children’s Health announced David C. Brousseau, MD, MS, will join the organization in March 2023 as chair of Pediatrics at Nemours Children’s and at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Brousseau will serve as the physician leader for excellence across all academic pillars including clinical care, educating the next generation of physicians, and advancing the scholarship and research program growth to improve children’s health.

David Brousseau | PHOTO COURTESY OF NEMOURS

Working with the Delaware Valley leadership team, he will also set the strategic direction to promote clinical growth and partnerships across the Delaware Valley. In addition, Dr. Brousseau will collaborate across departments and with hospital leadership to facilitate continuous improvement in quality and safety with a focus on outcomes.

“Nemours Children’s Health is thrilled to welcome Dr. Brousseau and benefit from his vast clinical and research experience,” Mary Lee, MD, Enterprise Chief Physician Executive and Chief Scientific Officer at Nemours Children’s Health, said. “Dr. Brousseau’s research focused on improving disparities in access to care for children with sickle cell disease is in keeping with our continued commitment to health, value and equity. He has a strong track record of mentoring and developing his faculty which continues to be a major focus at Nemours.”

“I look forward to joining Nemours Children’s Health. I was drawn in by the people and the quality of care that Nemours provides. I am excited by the opportunity to promote clinical growth and expand education and research,” Dr. Brousseau said. “As the Chair of Pediatrics, it is my goal to serve both current and future physicians, providers, and associates. I am excited to work with the team and about their shared purpose to change children’s health for good.”

“As one of the largest pediatric health systems in the country, Nemours Children’s is focused on hiring top talent to advance its mission to create the healthiest generations of children,” Enterprise Chief Operating Officer at Nemours Children’s Health Mark Mumford said. “We are excited for the vision and skill Dr. Brousseau will bring to the role.”

Prior to joining Nemours Children’s, Dr. Brousseau was Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin/Children’s Wisconsin. He also served as Vice Chair of Finance and Clinical Operations for the Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Brousseau was the Founding Director of the Medical College of Wisconsin’s MD/MS Dual Degree Program and Assistant Dean for Scholarly Activities. In addition, he served as a Patient Centered Research Unit Leader for the Children’s Research Institute at Children’s Wisconsin.

Dr. Brousseau is board certified in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. His primary research focus is on sickle cell disease, including health services research, implementation science and clinical trials aimed at improving the disparate care these children receive. He has been continuously federally funded for more than 15 years and has mentored multiple fellows and junior faculty to federal funding. Dr. Brousseau has been the recipient of many professional awards including Best Doctors in America every year since 2009. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Ambulatory Pediatric Association, American Society of Hematology, and a standing member of an NIH study section. He also serves as a reviewer for more than a dozen prestigious journals including JAMA, Pediatrics, Academic Pediatrics, and Annals of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Brousseau received his Bachelor of Arts and Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Virginia and his Master of Science from Brown University. He also completed the Program for Leadership Development at Harvard University, Harvard’s alternative to an executive MBA.


The Delaware Department of Correction announced today that Kimberly Hughey, Deputy Warden of Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution (BWCI), has been promoted to BWCI Warden.

Kimberly Hughey | PHOTO COURTESY OF BWCI

“Warden Hughey is a highly trained and accomplished leader with a proven track record of managing complex security operations, being attentive to the needs of her staff, and embracing innovative practices and programs to meet the treatment, education and rehabilitation needs of the women in our custody,” Bureau Chief of Prisons Shane Troxler said in a statement.

Deputy Bureau Chief of Prisons Kolawole Akinbayo said, ”Warden Hughey has earned the respect of her staff and the individuals under our supervision and has demonstrated the ability to navigate the unique needs and challenges of administering a women’s prison facility.  As Warden she will continue to employ a firm but fair approach to moving BWCI forward.”

In March 2021, she was promoted to BWCI Deputy Warden where she has directed day-to-day facility operations including overall management and administration of staff, offenders, and equipment. Warden Hughey has employed her knowledge and experience as a specialized trainer and mentor for several years, beginning with the “LEAD Program”, which provides training for newly-hired staff and recently-promoted Corporals and Sergeants.

Hughey has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, a Master’s Degree in Administration of Justice, and a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership, Learning & Innovation all from Wilmington University. She is an active member in the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., and the National Honor Society of Criminal Justice (Alpha Phi Sigma).


Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP is thrilled to announce ten lawyers associated with the firm were admitted to the Delaware bar today.

“We applaud this group of new attorneys on this momentous day in their careers,” Morris Nichols partner Jason Russell, chair of the firm’s recruiting committee, said in a statement.

Morris Nichols associates admitted in December 2022 cover the firm’s core practice areas.

Alternative Entity Counseling/Commercial Transactions:

  • Catherine Long
  • Jonathan S. Rhone

Bankruptcy & Restructuring:

  • Evanthea (Evie) Hammer
  • Michael Ingrassia

Corporate & Commercial Litigation:

  • Emily C. Friedman
  • Alec Hoeschel
  • Grant E. Michl

Corporate Counseling:

  • Grace E. Venit

Intellectual Property Litigation:

  • Joseph (Ben) Yenerall

Trust & Estates/Private Client:

  • Anne Grae Martin
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