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People on the Move: Aug. 11

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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.

Dr. Suken A. Shah has been named The Shands/MacEwen Endowed Chair of Orthopedics and Chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Nemours Children’s Health, Delaware Valley.

Dr. Suken A. Shah | PHOTO COURTESY OF NEWMOURS

With more than 20 years of service at Nemours, Dr. Shah has amassed a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the care of children with both congenital and acquired musculoskeletal conditions.

Dr. Shah’s academic track record includes more than 4,000 operative cases with a focus on complex spine procedures, 250 invited lectures, 225 peer-reviewed publications, and 25 competitive awards, all while mentoring more than 40 aspiring fellows who are now pediatric orthopedic surgeons practicing worldwide. These academic achievements have earned him widespread recognition and respect as an international leader in pediatric orthopedic surgery.

“After more than two decades at Nemours Children’s, I am thrilled to be taking on the role of Endowed Chair of Orthopedics and furthering Nemours’ mission to create the healthiest generations of children,” Dr. Shah said. “As Chair, I look forward to collaborating with my talented teammates to advance the Department of Orthopedics, expand access for patients with orthopedic conditions and ensure Nemours’ Department of Orthopedics is recognized for its clinical outcomes, scientific discoveries and academic leadership.”

Since 2020, Dr. Shah has served as vice chair of the Department of Orthopedics. He has also served as chief of the Spine and Scoliosis Division of Orthopedics since 2010 and as Clinical Fellowship Director of Orthopedics since 2009. He holds national leadership positions with the Scoliosis Research Society, the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, directs the International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium (IPOSâ), and leads the Harms Study Group and Setting Scoliosis Straight Foundation, dedicated to scientific discovery and improving outcomes from pediatric spine surgery.

Dr. Shah graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in science and subsequently completed his medical degree with Alpha Omega Alpha honors at Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University and his residency in orthopedic surgery at Thomas Jefferson University and the Rothman Institute where he now serves as Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Pediatrics. He matriculated into his fellowship in pediatric orthopedic surgery at the then Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and joined the Nemours faculty in 2000 where he has remained committed to the Nemours legacy of excellence in pediatric orthopedic care.


President of the TidalHealth Foundation Jessica Hales has been named to the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) 2023 40 Under 40 List.

Jessica Hales | PHOTO COURTESY OF TIDAL HEALTH

The AHP 40 Under 40 program is designed to recognize leaders within the healthcare philanthropy community. The AHP honors these 40 young professionals under the age of 40 because they are shaping the future of the healthcare industry, one campaign at a time.

Hales started her philanthropic work with Atlantic General Hospital in 2009, where she worked closely with the development department and enjoyed the fulfillment of watching others give to something they were passionate about. After working careers that included national nonprofit and higher education work, she returned to healthcare in May 2022 as President of the TidalHealth Foundation. Her roles, scope, and influence have continued to evolve to serve the communities in Maryland and Delaware.

“Connecting donors with their passion has always been something that I enjoy,” Hales said. “The possibilities to do that in healthcare are endless: legacy gifts, grateful family gifts, designated gifts for service lines or equipment, endowments, gifts in honor of a provider that made a difference, and the most impactful to me, ‘in memory of’ gifts. These meaningful investment opportunities help transform care for our patients and preserve access to healthcare in the communities we serve for generations to come.”


Electro Sound Systems Inc., an audiovisual and event production company, announces the promotion of Michael Yarabinee to the position of chief operating officer (COO) and the addition of Amanda Cunningham as video technician, and Patrick Sayers and Daniel Getty as audio technicians.

Yarabinee’s promotion to the role of COO is a testament to his outstanding contributions and extensive experience within the entertainment industry. With a background that includes working for the Disney Corporation, Main Light Industries, and many of the region’s theater companies, he has gained valuable insights into event production, media production, and information technology. His degrees in Media Production from Neumann University and Information Technology from Penn State University provide him with a unique skill set to blend technology and artistry seamlessly.

As COO, Yarabinee will continue to drive Electro Sound Systems Inc.’s commitment to excellence, leveraging his expertise to enhance the company’s operational capabilities and ensure the delivery of exceptional event production services. His promotion reflects the company’s dedication to innovation in the audiovisual industry.

Joining the team alongside Yarabinee are three new hires who will further expand Electro Sound Systems Inc.’s capabilities. Cunningham brings experience and expertise in delivering captivating visual experiences for events including Sayers and Getty’s Camp Out for Hunger and many Beasley Media Group projects.


Beebe Healthcare announces the following new team members to its hospital and community-based practices:

Darra Markland, PA-C, is a certified physician assistant who has joined Beebe General Surgery. She assists with surgical cases and performs procedures at the bedside, along with pre-operative and post-operative patient assessments. Markland collaborates with surgeons to provide care for patients undergoing both elective and urgent/emergent procedures.

Darra Markland | PHOTO COURTESY OF BEEBE

Prior to joining Beebe Healthcare, Markland worked for Delaware Cardiovascular Associates as a cardiology physician assistant. Earlier in her career, she worked for Beebe – first as a primary care physician assistant in the Internal Medicine Department and as part of the Walk-In care provider team, and later in the Intensive Care Unit as a critical care physician assistant.

“I am excited to once again be part of Beebe Healthcare, where I have the opportunity to serve the community I consider home,” Markland, who earned a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, said. She is also a graduate of the University of Delaware, where she majored in Exercise Physiology.

Sarah Murphy, FNP-BC, is a family nurse practitioner who works at Beebe’s walk-in care locations across Sussex County, but primarily practices at Beebe Walk-In Care Rehoboth.

Sarah Murphy | PHOTO COURTESY OF BEEBE

“My job is to assess, diagnose, and treat a wide range of acute illnesses and injuries that require prompt medical attention, and I see patients of all ages,” Murphy said.

Prior to joining Beebe Healthcare, Murphy worked for Atracare as a walk-in care provider. Earlier in her career, she worked at Beebe as a clinical nurse in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), and at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, where she served as a clinical nurse on multiple units, including the adult burn unit, trauma intensive care unit, and the pulmonary-focused medical and surgical unit.

Murphy earned a master’s degree in nursing from Wilmington University and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Thomas Jefferson University.  Additionally, she is a graduate of the University of Maryland Baltimore County, where she completed a Bachelor of Arts in Health Administration and Policy.

Stacey Kemp | PHOTO COURTESY OF BEEBE

Stacey Kemp, RNC, MSN, WHCNP, is a nurse practitioner who specializes in the delivery of comprehensive healthcare for women. She treats adolescents 11 and above, as well as women of all ages at Beebe Women’s Health Georgetown.

Kemp has more than 30 years of experience as a registered nurse, with her earliest clinical experiences taking place at Beebe Healthcare as a labor and delivery nurse. Most recently, she worked for the Delaware Center of Excellence in OB/GYN and La Red Health Center. During the span of her career, Kemp has also worked for Dedicated to Women, Bayhealth Medical Center, Planned Parenthood, and Bayside Health Association. She has also served as a preceptor for nurse practitioner students from the University of Delaware, the Frontier School of Midwifery, Alderson Broaddus University, and Wilmington University.

Kemp is a graduate of the Beebe School of Nursing. She later earned her Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner degree at Emory University in Atlanta, along with Master of Science in Nursing from Wesley College in Dover.

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