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Tom Sager receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Tom Sager

Tom Sager

Tom Sager, a Ballard Spahr partner and former General Counsel of DuPont Co., received the Louis L. Redding Lifetime Achievement Honorarium from the Delaware Barristers Association.

The award recognizes Sager’s dedication to diversity in the legal profession and it is given annually to “an individual who has made a lifelong commitment to eradicating racism “¦ in academia and in the legal profession” and who has “triumphed in making the business case for diversity.”

Before joining Ballard Spahr last September, Mr. Sager spent nearly four decades with DuPont Co., where he finished his tenure as General Counsel. He helped pioneer the DuPont Legal Model, which redefined the way law firms measure success-with diversity as one of the key metrics. Under the model, firms that wanted a share of DuPont’s work had to demonstrate a commitment to advancing diversity.

Mr. Sager also helped to found the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA).

The Delaware Barristers Association is a local affiliate of the National Bar Association, founded in 1993. It was created to foster community among Delaware legal professionals, to uphold the principles of justice by fighting discrimination, and to encourage the full participation of all members of the Delaware legal community.

DSU President Dr. Harry Lee Williams joins Bayhealth’s Board of Directors

Dr. Harry Lee Williams

Dr. Harry Lee Williams

Dr. Harry L. Williams joined Bayhealth’s Board of Directors. Williams is the 10th president of Delaware State University, having previously served as the university’s provost and vice president for academic affairs.

During his presidential tenure, Williams has led the formation of partnerships with institutions of higher education in the People’s Republic of China, resulting in abundant student exchanges. Under his leadership, the university has established an Early College High School, now in its second year of operation.





Dr. Joseph DeRanieri

Joseph DeRainieri

Joseph DeRainieri

Dr. Joseph DeRanieri was named executive director of Beebe Healthcare’s orthopaedic services. DeRanieri will coordinate and lead the development of strategies, growth of the clinical enterprise, network affiliations, as well as integration of orthopedic programs across the health system.

Prior to joining the Beebe team, DeRanieri was an assistant professor at the University of Delaware where he served as the coordinator of the Graduate Health Services Administration, and as a financial consultant for the Nurse Managed Health Care Center in Newark.





Cynthia S. Small

Cynthia S. Small

Cynthia S. Small

Cynthia S. Small has joined The University of Delaware’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) as its business resiliency coordinator.

Small will be responsible for helping businesses identify and prepare for risks such as weather events, loss of key staff, systems failures, data loss and cyber-security threats, utilities and power interruption as well as loss of premises.

Small is the former executive director of Kent County Tourism. She has more than 35 years of experience in tourism, economic development, marketing and public relations.




Dr. Jonathan Kaufmann

Dr. Jonathan Kaufmann

Dr. Jonathan Kaufmann

Dr. Jonathan Kaufmann was named to the position of chief medical information officer (CMIO) at Bayhealth. Dr. Kaufmann joins Bayhealth after working as the CMIO at The Queen’s Health System in Honolulu, Hawaii.

He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware and completed medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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