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People on the Move: Mar. 1

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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.

Steven Huege, M.D., MSEd, has been named The Swank Foundation Endowed chair in Memory Care and Geriatrics at ChristianaCare. The chair is made possible by a $2.5 million gift from the Swank Foundation which is dedicated to transforming care for people with memory issues.

Steven Huege | PHOTO COURTESY OF CHRISTIANACARE

“Dr. Huege is a leader in geriatric psychiatry who has committed his career to expert, compassionate care for individuals with memory care disorders and advancing the field of geriatrics,” Bradley Sandella, D.O., clinical director of medical subspecialties, said. “His stewardship will strengthen the Swank Center for Memory Care and Geriatric Consultation in its support of the growing number of people who are coping with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders and those who love them.”

Huege will lead ChristianaCare’s Swank Center for Memory Care and Geriatric Consultation, a resource in Delaware and the region for patients with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory disorders, founded in 2011 with a $1.25 million grant from the Howard W. Swank, Alma K. Swank and Richard Kemper Swank Foundation. At the Swank Memory Care Center, a team that includes geriatricians, nurses, social workers and others, the staff works with patients and families to provide support, education and guidance from diagnosis through treatment.

Huege joins ChristianaCare from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, most recently as clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry. His administrative appointments included interim associate vice chair of continuing medical education.

At the University of California-San Diego, Huege was also program director for the Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program, director of wellness for graduate medical education, and chair of the Health Physician Well-being Committee. He served as a staff psychiatrist in the Department of Behavioral Health at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in San Diego, California.

Huege earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, completed his residency in psychiatry at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and took his clinical fellowship in geriatric psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a master’s degree in medical education from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. He is board certified in psychiatry with added qualifications in geriatric psychiatry.


Scott Kammerer, CEO of the SoDel Family of companies, was voted Best Philanthropist in Sussex County by the readers of Coastal Style magazine. The SoDel family of companies includes Southern Delaware Brewing, Highwater Management, Surf Bagel and SoDel Concepts. 

Scott Kammerer | PHOTO COURTESY OF SODEL

Kammerer founded SoDel Cares in 2015, a charity that raises funds for causes that benefit children, at-risk youth, adults reentering society from the prison system and the elderly who need assistance to honor his mentor, Matt Haley. Kammerer also donates his time to the local community and loves to stay involved with the local sports teams, you can usually find him commentating at a high-school football game or on the sidelines of a wrestling match volunteer coaching.

Kammerer has received many state and regional recognitions, including the Delaware Restaurant Association’s 2016 Cornerstone Award, the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce’s Marvin S. Gilman Superstars in Business Award, and recently named one of the most influential CEOs in the country on the Nation’s Restaurant News list.

“I am always honored to be recognized,” he said. “It is really a testament to the hard work of our employees and the generosity of our local communities.”

Kammerer started out in the Delaware hospitality industry in 1992 as a dishwasher in Rehoboth Beach. By 1996, he was the general manager of a popular seafood restaurant. He is now one of the most successful restaurant developers in the history of Delaware. Kammerer and his wife Lisa live in Rehoboth. They have three sons. He credits his success to his 28 years of sobriety.

Lynn Roberts | PETE DU PONT FREEDOM FOUNDATION


Lynn Roberts has been named the program manager of Pete du Pont Freedom Foundation. Roberts brings experience in entrepreneurship and operations to our team. She is finishing a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems with a concentration in operations and a minor in entrepreneurship at the University of Delaware HORN Entrepreneurship and is set to graduate in May. Additionally, she is on track to complete her Master’s in Data Analytics and Information Technology by December 2024. She is certified as an associate project manager through the Project Management Institute.

With a background that initially focused on molecular biology and biotechnology, Roberts’ interest evolved towards entrepreneurship during a dual enrollment class with Horn Entrepreneurship. As a Delaware Innovation Fellow, she actively participated in high-level internship courses, including Summer Founders, where she successfully prototyped her ideas and secured grant funding, becoming a semifinalist for Hen Hatch and Startup302.


William Dugdale has been promoted to principal at Bernstein Private Wealth Management. Receiving this designation acknowledges his excellence in client service, acquisition, and firm leadership.

Dugdale has paved a path for Bernstein within the Delaware area. His work with entrepreneurs who are planning to sell their business has afforded him the opportunity to highlight his expertise, while differentiating his practice, and providing the best service possible to his clients.

 

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