People on the Move: Jan. 28
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National Park Service (NPS) Regional Director Gay Vietzke announced that Joshua Boles will serve as the new superintendent of First State National Historical Park in Delaware and Pennsylvania. He begins his new assignment on February 27.
A 15-year veteran of the NPS, Boles currently serves at Big Cypress National Preserve in Ochopee, Florida as chief of interpretation and education. Previously, he served in the same role at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, Roger Williams National Memorial, and Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park.
First State National Historical Park explores the places, stories, and people that played a role in the settlement of the Delaware Valley, the founding of the nation, the testing of the U.S. Constitution, and the conservation of natural resources.
Nemours Children’s Health announced Karen Marie Wilding as the chief value officer. Wilding will lead the Nemours value journey, which includes the growth of value-based care initiatives that accelerate clinical and business transformation, supporting the organization’s vision of creating the healthiest generations of children. She will also provide oversight for the Delaware Children’s Health Network, Nemours’ clinically integrated primary care network which facilitates partnerships with community practices and payers providing holistic, equitable, and high-quality care for children.
Lynn Robinson, founder of the PAWS for People, received the Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Service Award. PAWS for People is a nonprofit organization committed to providing hope, encouragement, and comfort to people in need through interaction with a gentle, affectionate pet. The Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Service Awards, administered by the State Office of Volunteerism, honors the contributions of individuals and groups in Delaware that have made a positive impact in their communities or across the state through service and volunteering.
Big Brothers Big Sister of Delaware announced the promotions of Anya Lindsey-Jenkins, Aaron Karpas, and Ronike Haynie.
Lindsey has been promoted to executive director. She is an agent of change with over 20 years of experience serving at-risk youth and helping adult learners reach new heights through education and workforce development. Anya is a staple in the Wilmington, Delaware community, as the former Director of Education, Employment, and Training for West End Neighborhood House. Anya has a BA in Journalism from Temple University and a Master of Science in Health Education from St. Joseph’s University.
Karpas serves as the new director of development and communications. A seasoned non-profit professional, Karpas most recently served as an executive director for the YMCA of Greater Brandywine. A New York native, he has spent his entire career in the non-profit sector helping the communities they serve. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, holding a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
Haynie has been promoted to community development director. A graduate of Concord High School and Delaware State University, Haynie is an all-around community and youth advocate. He has coached youth in football for over ten years in the Delaware community and has worked with at-risk youth his entire career. He has worked in the non-profit sector as a program manager at West End Neighborhood House and is currently a Safety Ambassador for Reach Riverside’s Teen Warehouse.