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People on the Move • January 10, 2017

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Bernardon welcomes new senior project director

James Dechant has been chosen as senior project director for Bernardon. Dechant is a registered architect with more than 16 years of experience in the delivery of complex projects for the health care, pharmaceutical and corporate industries. He holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Temple University, and is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers.

Mike Petka

Mike Petka


New roles at Bancroft Construction

Mike Petka has been named the new vice president of preconstruction services at Bancroft Construction. Mike joined Bancroft Construction in 2000 and has demonstrated capabilities in the areas of project management, team leadership, client relations and new-business development.

Tiffany Brownie

Tiffany Brownie

Tiffany Brownie has been named a new project manager at Bancroft Construction. Brownie began at Bancroft in 2013.

Health care

Beebe Healthcare Home Care recognized as a top performer

Beebe Healthcare Home Care Services has been named to the Top 500 of the 2016 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. For more than ten years, HomeCare Elite has annually identified the top 25 percent of agencies and highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall.

Nemours appoints new director of Delaware Valley government relations

Chris Manning was named director of Delaware Valley government relations for Nemours Children’s Health System. In his new role, Manning is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with elected officials and government agencies in support of Nemours’ work in Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

He holds a bachelor of science degree in community health from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, and a master of public administration degree in health policy and management from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

Dr. Megan Wenner

Dr. Megan Wenner

American Heart Association funds local research

Dr. Megan Wenner and Dr. Ryan Davies have both received grants from the American Heart Association to conduct research. Dr. Wenner will be conducting research on mechanisms that contribute to vascular dysfunction in women and the role of estradiol and the effects of menopause. Dr. Davies will be researching predictors in variation in the neurodevelopment outcomes among children

Dr. Ryan Davies

Dr. Ryan Davies

undergoing cardiac surgery.

Nevin of Christiana Care earns national recognition recognitions

Dr. Janice E. Nevin, president and CEO of Christiana Care Health System, has received several national recognitions as a health system leader from Becker’s Hospital Review, a leading source of information for health care industry leaders.

Nevin was named to its list of 130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know. She also was recently named among Becker’s 135 Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEOs to Know and 110 Physician Leaders to Know.

Christiana Care names new chief officer

Drewry Nash Fennell has been named new chief officer of strategic communication and development at Christiana Care Health System. Fennell comes to Christiana Care from the office of Gov. Jack Markell, where she has served as chief of staff.

As chief officer of strategic communication and development at Christiana Care, Fennell is responsible for leading Christiana Care’s communications strategy and philanthropic efforts in alignment with its strategic aims:  optimal health, exceptional experience and organizational vitality and will serve as the senior advisor on board and trustee engagement.


Swartz Campbell associate is a seminar presenter

Shae Chasanov, an associate with Swartz Campbell LLC, presented at the National Business Institute seminar about advanced uninsured/underinsured motorist benefits. Chasanov has dedicated her practice to the representation of insurance companies in personal injury and bad faith litigation.

She is a graduate of the University of Delaware and earned her law degree from Widener University School of Law.


Deadwyler joins Delaware Community Foundation

Rick Deadwyler Jr. joins the Delaware Community Foundation as vice president for community engagement. Deadwyler has spent the past three years as the University of Delaware’s director of government relations, serving as the primary point of contact for state and local government officials, constituent groups and business leaders, promoting UD’s mission and goals.

Deadwyler holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Delaware and a master’s in elementary education from Wilmington University.


Intellitec Solutions selected for VAR Stars 

Intellitec Solutions has been selected as a member of the Bob Scott’s VAR Stars for 2016, a group of 100 organizations honored for their accomplishments in the field of midmarket financial software. This marks the fifth year in a row Intellitec Solutions has received this distinction. Members of the VAR Stars were selected based on factors such as growth, industry leadership and recognition, and innovation.


Chesapeake Utilities energy plant named  “˜Best Project of the Year’

The Chesapeake Utilities Corp. Eight Flags Energy Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Plant has been named “Best Project of the Year” by Power Engineering magazine. The Eight Flags Energy CHP plant is powered by natural gas, considered one of the cleanest, safest and most efficient energy options. The plant operates on natural gas provided by Florida Public Utilities Co. (FPU) and Peninsula Pipeline Co., two subsidiaries of Chesapeake Utilities Corp., and produces three energy outputs: electricity, steam and heated water. 

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