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People on the Move: Nov. 4

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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. 

WSFS Bank announce Michael A.H. Griffe, CPA, has been named senior vice president, and controller, reporting to Charles K. Mosher, senior vice president, chief accounting officer.

In his new role, Griffe will oversee all aspects of corporate and operational accounting functions, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reporting, ensuring an appropriate internal controls framework and environment are in place, and optimizing the accounting functions and SEC reporting structures to continue supporting the Company’s strategic objectives and drive efficiencies.

“Mike is a skilled financial professional who has played a key role in the growth of WSFS since he joined the team in 2016, including serving as the finance integration leader for the combination with Bryn Mawr Trust earlier this year,” Mosher said. “His leadership, experience and technical accounting acumen are great assets to WSFS and we look forward to his continued contributions to our Company.”

Most recently, Griffe served as vice president, Director of Financial Projects at WSFS and prior to that was Vice President, Manager of Technical Accounting. Before joining WSFS, Griffe worked at Santander Bank N.A., PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and Ally Bank.

Griffe graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. He later earned an Executive MBA from Drexel University and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He serves as treasurer of the WSFS CARES Foundation, the charitable giving arm of WSFS Bank, is active in his local church and volunteers with its mobile food truck ministry, Thy Kingdom Crumb. Griffe and his wife currently reside in Delaware County, Pennsylvania.


Bayhealth welcome Hira Shakeel, MD, the latest specialist to join the Bayhealth Endocrinology, Dover practice. 

Dr. Hira Shakeel | PHOTO COURTESY OF BAYHEALTH

With the prevalence of diabetes and pre-diabetes nearly doubling in Delaware in recent years, Bayhealth is doing what we can to address these growing health concerns. Were very pleased that Dr. Shakeel has joined us to provide thorough and thoughtful care to help those struggling with diabetes and other hormone-related conditions and live out our mission of strengthening the health of our community, Vice President of Physician Services and Clinical Integration Lawrence Ward, MD, said.

Dr. Shakeel comes to Bayhealth from George Washington University in Washington D.C. where she finished a fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism. She holds a medical degree from Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Lahore Medical College in Pakistan, followed by various internships and externships there and in the U.S. She did her internal medicine residency at Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Maryland.  


Goldey-Beacom College announce Jocelyn E. Moses (Byers-Smith) has been promoted to dean of students.

Jocelyn Moses Byers Smith | PHOTO COURTESY OF GBC

In addition to her new role, Moses (Byers-Smith) currently serves as a member of the GBC Extended Leadership Team, a member of the Division of Student Affairs Leadership Team and Chair of the Behavioral Intervention Team.

Previously the director of residence and student life, Moses (Byers-Smith) has been with the College for three years. During this time, she continued to supervise residence life and student activities and has expanded her work to include assisting or leading with aspects of the Freshman Year Experience, New Student Orientation, service learning, community service, family outreach and overseeing all student organizations.

“We have seen her work to improve our New Student Orientation and Welcome programs, and I have delighted in watching her “total student development” understanding as she goes about her work,” Dr. Colleen Perry Keith, president of GBC, said. “She has already taken on key roles with many of our strategic initiatives and this new role acknowledges her work.”

Moses (Byers-Smith) has been working in the higher education field 16 years in both residence life and student engagement. She has been a member of the Mid-Atlantic Association of College and University Housing Officers (MACUHO) since 2007 and currently serves as the director of 

Prior to Goldey-Beacom College, Moses (Byers-Smith) served at Fairleigh Dickinson University as the assistant dean for student engagement and first-year experience. She has also served as the coordinator for the Center for Student Leadership and Engagement as well as a resident director at Bloomfield College, where she found her voice and passion for student engagement.

Moses (Byers-Smith) holds a B.A. in Sociology with a Concentration in Social Work from the College of St. Elizabeth and an M.A. in Business Administration with a Concentration in Human Resources from Goldey-Beacom College.


Patrick J. McGill (PJ) has been selected by AARP, the nonprofit organization for people 50 and older, to receive the 2022 AARP Delaware Andrus Award for Community Service, the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service.

AARP Delaware selected McGill for his remarkable service, which has greatly benefited his community, reflected AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers.

McGill has been an AARP Advocacy Volunteer since 2010, first in Pennsylvania, and more recently working with AARP Delaware. He is a visible force at Legislative Hall in Dover, advocating for issues that make life better for Delawareans age 50 and over. PJ spends many days during Delaware’s Legislative sessions meeting with legislators and their staff, on behalf of AARP Delaware.

McGill developed his love of volunteering very young, while he was a Boy Scout.  He majored in English at Temple University and  served in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves for twenty-one years, where he was an Infantry Officer. He also was a Philadelphia Fire Fighter, an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT,) and a nurse.

He also noted that he was thrilled that these bills benefitted all Delawareans, many of whom are retired Military, Police, Fire Fighters and emergency medical service providers.

AARP Delaware will present the award to McGill at a ceremony on November 16, 2022, 11:30 AM during a luncheon at the Maple Dale Country Club in Dover.

 

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