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People on the Move: May 19

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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.

President Biden announced his intent to appoint Michael S. Beals to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Council was established by Congress in 1980 to lead the nation in commemorating the Holocaust and to raise private funds for and build the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Once the Museum opened in 1993, the Council became the governing board of trustees of the Museum, an independent establishment of the United States government operating as a public-private partnership that receives some federal funding to support operations of the Museum building.

Rabbi Beals has been with Congregation Beth Shalom since August 2004. He is a 1997 graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary. Beals is also a graduate of the University of Judaism in Los Angeles with an M.A. in Hebrew Letters, The American University in Washington, D.C. with an M.A. in International Relations, as well as the University of California at Berkeley with a B.A. in Political Science. He received the Raoul Wallenberg Fellowship at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Beyond his accomplished education, Beals has also worked in a variety of roles from serving as a management analyst developing multicultural training programs to working with the youth and older populations in programs of music therapy, Shabbat programming, and providing pastoral counseling and support for the sick and elderly and to the families that support them.

During Beals’ tenure, Congregation Beth Shalom’s Hebrew School has grown, they have established a nationally recognized Keruv Initiative to welcome and support interfaith families, and re-established an active and involved Sisterhood and Men’s Club. Also during his tenure, the Congregation has transformed its 1950s spiritual home to a modern, accessible, spiritual center. Governor John Carney appointed Beals to be the Director of his Delaware Council of Faith-Based Partnerships. He is a former President of the Delaware Association of Rabbis and Cantors and a regular contributor to the Delaware statewide monthly Jewish magazine, jVOICE, and the radio program The Rabbi Speaks on WDEL. Beals makes his home in Delaware with his wife, Elissa, and his children, Ariella and Shir. Their family also includes dogs and cats.


Newark Charter School announced the appointment of veteran Delaware education leader Sam Golder as its new Head of School. Golder will begin his tenure in late June 2023.

Sam Golder | PHOTO COURTESY OF NEWARK CHARTER SCHOOL

“Newark Charter School has a documented history of success, a fabulous staff, and supportive families. As the community here grows and the school’s popularity continues, it is truly an amazing time to join the Patriot team,” Golder said. He continued, “It’s a unique opportunity to work with families for 13 years, ultimately watching students walk across the graduation stage. I’m incredibly grateful for the trust the Board of Directors has in appointing me to lead a community that means so much to them.”

Golder was hired after a months-long, nationwide search that drew input from all corners of the school community.

Currently, Golder serves as the senior director of Teaching and Learning at the Red Clay Consolidated School District in Wilmington, Delaware. Before this role, he served as the district’s director of school operations. Throughout his 25-year career in education, Golder has also served a principal, vice principal, teacher, and coach for schools across the Mid-Atlantic.

Golder received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland and his Master of Education from Loyola College.


Gavin/Solmonese announced that longtime executives Stanley W. Mastil, CFF, CPA, and Jeremy VanEtten have been promoted to new roles. Mastil, former senior director, will now fulfill the responsibilities of managing director. VanEtten has been promoted from director to senior director.

For over a decade at Gavin/Solmonese, Mastil has served as a chief restructuring officer in bankruptcy and out-of-court matters and has testified multiple times in the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the District of Delaware, New Jersey and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He is a nationally recognized turnaround professional with more than 20 years of experience working with distressed companies and their stakeholders.

Stanley Mastil | PHOTO COURTESY OF GAVIN/SOLMONESE

He is also certified in financial forensics by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and specializes in litigation matters that require forensic accounting investigation. In addition, Mastil is respected for his extensive experience working on cases that involve criminal fraud, money laundering, bank and wire fraud, class-action suits and the reconstruction of financial records.

A graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, Mastil is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) and the AICPA. He serves on the board of Volunteers of America Delaware Valley and coaches several youth baseball teams in south Jersey. Presently, he is serving as president of the Philadelphia/Wilmington chapter of the Turnaround Management Association for the year 2023.

A valued member of Gavin/Solmonese for nearly a dozen years, VanEtten was originally hired as a senior consultant, assisting in the preparation of tax filings and providing bankruptcy consulting services to liquidating trusts. During trust administration matters, he interacted with

Jeremy VanEtten | PHOTO COURTESY OF GAVIN/SOLMONESE

creditors on claims and distributions, oversaw the many regulatory aspects of trust administration, and addressed complex creditor problems.

VanEtten has also provided consulting services to debtors, senior lenders, indenture trustees and unsecured creditors both in Chapter 7 and 11 bankruptcies, as well as out-of-court matters. He has provided modeling, analysis and projections as a financial advisor to bankruptcy committees and has accrued a broad range of experience by serving industries such as technology, automotive, entertainment, gaming, construction, large retail and wholesale. Jeremy is a sought-after expert in bankruptcy preference litigation, serving both plaintiffs and defendants with expert testimony on ordinary course of business defenses.

Prior to joining Gavin/Solmonese, VanEtten was a director at Comcast Spectacor, where he helped the Philadelphia Soul emerge from bankruptcy and make a successful AFL return by overseeing the sales and marketing for the restart of the franchise. VanEtten graduated with a BS in Business Administration from Cairn University School of Business and has an MBA from Temple University Fox School of Business.


Bayhealth Cancer Institute Executive Director and Senior Director of Operations, Oncology Service Line John D. Shevock, FACHE, FACMPE, was presented with the 2023 Senior Level Healthcare Executive Regent Award. 

To earn the award, nominees must demonstrate innovative and creative management, participate in local, state or provincial hospital and health association activities, and contribute to the development of others in the healthcare profession. 

Shevock, who has been with Bayhealth for over 19 years, credits his team with growing and developing the Oncology Service Line from a community cancer program to a full comprehensive program for cancer patients.   

“We’re excited to take our program to the next level as we develop a larger academic profile,” he said. “It’s an honor working with the entire multidisciplinary team.” 

Shevock said it’s important to help others develop in their profession and to share knowledge in order to foster personal connections.  


Bayhealth announced the addition of Board-certified Neurosurgeon Aaron Sigler, DO, who was born and raised in Sussex County, to the Bayhealth Neurosurgery practice. Dr. Sigler offers neurosurgical care for disorders involving the brain and spinal cord, and he has special expertise in minimally invasive treatment of brain and skull base tumors. He is now accepting new patients.

Aaron Sigler | PHOTO COURTESY OF BAYHEALTH

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Sigler join us,” Medical Director of Neurosurgery at Bayhealth Dawn Tartaglione, DO, FACOS, said. “The fact that Dr. Sigler grew up locally and has brought his neurosurgical talents and experience back to Delaware is a wonderful benefit to our communities. He and our Bayhealth Neurosurgery team can provide the most innovative procedures to treat a full range of brain and spinal conditions so central and southern Delawareans don’t have to travel far to get the high-quality care they need.”

Prior to joining Bayhealth, Dr. Sigler spent seven years as a neurosurgeon with Tulane University Medical Group and an assistant professor at Tulane School of Medicine’s Center for Clinical Neurosciences in New Orleans, Louisiana.

After he graduated from Seaford High School and University of Delaware, Dr. Sigler earned a master’s in biomedical sciences followed by his Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) degree from A.T. Still University of Health Sciences in Kirksville, Missouri. He completed an osteopathic internship and a residency in neurological surgery from Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey. He holds board certification from the American Osteopathic Board of Surgeons. 

Dr. Sigler then went on to the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic where he completed an advanced endoscopic and open skull base tumor fellowship program. He specializes in advanced, minimally invasive procedures that allow him to reach areas of the brain using a flexible tube through the nose and to treat brain tumors without removing parts of the skull. This results in a quicker and smoother recovery for patients.


Arthur Hall Insurance announced Vicki Marshall, Commercial Lines account manager, based in the Wilmington, DE office, recently achieved the designation of Certified Professional Insurance Agent (CPIA), a professional designation conferred by the CPIA Program Office.

Marshall successfully completed three CPIA Seminars as well as the course review required for each. The CPIA designation stands for professionalism, commitment to sales training and results, and technical knowledge. The designation requires an annual continuing education update.

Throughout the program, candidates focus on internal and external factors affecting the creation of effective business development goals. Factors discussed include: current state of the insurance marketplace, competitive pressures, and consumer expectations. Implementing and sustaining success workshops explored tools for analyzing consumer need, risk identification techniques, and tips to prepare and present a comprehensive insurance proposal. Finally, participants focused on fulfilling the implied promises in the insuring agreement with policies and procedures for policy review and delivery, endorsements, claims-processing and handling of client issues.


RiversEdge Advisors announced the addition of Theresa Martin, Khristopher Torres, Andrew Matusik, and Mark Rossi to its team.

Martin serves RiversEdge Advisors as director of talent and culture. She is responsible for fostering productive company culture, ensuring existing teammates thrive, and that the organization has access to the best and brightest talent for strategic growth. Theresa has seventeen years of category experience including similar roles at leading digital customer experience organizations including Bounteous and The Archer Group. She earned a B.S. degree in Behavioral Science at Wilmington University.

Torres serves RiversEdge Advisors as investment operations manager. He is responsible for developing and implementing investment operations best practices and aiding in the oversight of firm trading. Khris brings nearly a decade of experience including roles at Alliance Bernstein, USAA, and Citigroup. He earned a B.S. degree in Business Administration and Management at The University of Texas at San Antonio.

Matusik serves RiversEdge Advisors as client service associate. He strives to ensure they are always comfortable reaching out whenever questions or thoughts arise, a sore spot in the industry, and needs are not simply being met, but exceeded. He supports advisors within the daily operations of the firm. Andrew brings four years of industry experience, including posts at Valley Forge Investment Group and SEI. Andrew earned a B.S. degree in Finance at Penn State University.

Rossi serves RiversEdge Advisors as investment operations analyst. He is charged with identifying business solutions and managing portfolio data to create efficiencies within the investment team. He is responsible for developing and implementing investment operations best practices and assisting with firm trading. Mark earned a B.S. degree in Economics and Political Science with a minor in Business at Villanova University.


Delaware Art Museum members voted in a slate of new trustees for three-year terms. Along with new trustees, the Museum is undergoing a change in board leadership, as Christine Moritz was elected to replace outgoing President David Pollack.

Moritz is the director of operations for Eastern States Group, a Wilmington-based real estate business, whose career has taken her from CPA at Ernst & Young to finance and operations at Louis Vuitton North America. She has served on the board of trustees since 2019. A Museum neighbor, Moritz recently led a successful fundraiser, Art of the Cocktail, the proceeds of which will support the Museum’s Kid’s Corner.

Five trustees are joining the Delaware Art Museum board:

Daniel Cole, Attorney with a passion for business law and international law; Associate, currently of Richards, Layton & Finger, transitioning to Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor in mid-June; former editor-in-chief of the Temple International Comparative Law Journal and former president of the Temple Law Student Bar Association.

David Cullmann, Managing Director/COO and co-founder of Active Lifestyle Management, a concierge service company for active adults, following a lifelong career in finance

Richard P. Fitzgerald, Former head of three distinguished independent schools and one nationally-recognized charter school; former Associate Dean at University of Pennsylvania’s Weitzman School of Design; and former Vice President for Advancement at the College of Physicians/Mütter Museum

Kathleen (Kathy) S. Matt, PhD, Former dean of the University of Delaware College of Health Sciences (2009-2022), helped develop the Health Sciences Complex and the Tower on the Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus, a platform that facilitates collaborations engaging academia, businesses and the community with the intent of enhancing health outcomes and growing economic development

Phyllis Woolley Mobley is a past trustee of the Museum for African Art in NYC, and an award winning International Brand & Multicultural Marketing Executive for fortune 100 companies. She is currently an Educator in the Brandywine School District and a poet, writer, and storyteller whose work deeply reflects her Haitian American heritage and her global experiences in Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, Latin America and Oceania

 

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