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People on the Move – Sept. 3

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People on the Move is a part of Delaware Business Times’ For the Record section, 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.


Judge Gregory M. Sleet has joined the board of directors of the Delaware Community Foundation. He was the first African American to be appointed U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware, serving first as judge, chief judge, and later senior judge of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. He served for the District Court for more than 20 years before retiring in the fall of 2018.

Stevie Wishner has been named general manager at Papa Grande’s Coastal Taqueria in Fenwick Island, one of SoDel Concepts’ 11 restaurants. In 2017, shortly after graduation from Florida Gulf Coast University, Wishner began working with SoDel Concepts as a server. “With her work history, we quickly identified her as a rising star,” SoDel Concepts President Scott Kammerer said.

Delaware BioScience Association has named five new members to its board:

  • Bob Dayton, the organization’s immediate past president
  • Myunghee Geerts, CPA, MDA, principal at Cover & Rossiter
  • Ariel Gruswitz, director of innovation for the Delaware Prosperity Partnership
  • Brian Haigh, regional director for VWR, which is part of Avantor
  • Jae Sly, Ph.D., MBA, president of Strategic BioPharm Consulting Inc.

Christiana Care announces the following leadership appointments:

  • Terri Corbo, Pharm.D., MHCDS, FASHP, has been appointed vice president, Laboratory and Pharmacy Services. She will oversee the operations of both departments. She previously served as Christiana Care’s vice president of Pharmacy Services.
  • Heather Farley, M.D., MHCDS, FACEP, has been appointed Christiana Care’s first chief wellness officer. In this role, Dr. Farley will oversee the organizational strategy to advance the professional fulfillment and wellbeing of Christiana Care’s caregivers. She also continues to oversee Christiana Care’s Center for Provider Wellbeing. Dr. Farley developed Christiana Care’s Care for the Caregiver program, one of the nation’s earliest and largest peer support programs for health care providers.
  • Francis A. Gott III, MBA, RRT, has been appointed vice president, Specialty Practices, Christiana Care Medical Group Operations. In this role, Gott will continue to serve as a senior leader in The Medical Group team with a focus on standardizing operations at all specialty practices.
  • Bradley Sandell, D.O., ATC, has been appointed leader of the Musculoskeletal Service Line, overseeing the strategic direction and clinical activities of the service line. He will lead an expansion of sports medicine with a focus on population health to enhance musculoskeletal care in the community.
  • Cydney T. Teal, M.D., has been appointed leader of the Primary Care & Community Medicine Service Line and chair of Family and Community Medicine. In this role, Dr. Teal will lead the development of innovative and effective models of care delivery, focused on increasing access to primary care, advancing health equity and promoting readiness for value-based care. Teal came to Christiana Care from Union Hospital in Elkton, Maryland, where she served as chief medical officer.
  • Rodger Levenson, president and CEO of WSFS Bank, will serve as the chair for the American Heart Association’s annual Philadelphia Heart Ball. The annual Philadelphia Heart Ball raises significant funds to address health disparities in Philadelphia and creates heart-healthy programming that offers equitable access to resources to live a longer, healthier life in communities of need.

SoDel Concepts, a Rehoboth Beach hospitality company, recently received three business awards from the readers of Coastal Style Magazine:

• Scott Kammer, president of SoDel Concepts, received the award for Best Businessman in Sussex County for the fifth consecutive year.

• Lisa Wheeler, the company’s human resources director, received Best Businesswoman in Sussex County.

• SoDel Concepts, was named Best Business in Sussex County.

The New Castle County Chamber of Commerce has named two new people to its team:

• Bob Beichner, has become director of economic development and business incubation, managing both the chamber’s Economic Development Council and its business incubator, the Emerging Enterprise Center. Beichner comes to the chamber after 25 years as an executive at Vanguard, where he recently took early retirement.

• Yvonne Deadwyler, has become director of member relations, a newly created position. She joined the chamber from The Tatnall School, where she had served as director of annual giving.

Gabriel M. Pabon Jr. has become Wilmington’s newest fire marshal. Pabon, a 20-year veteran of the department, became a firefighter on Aug. 2, 1999, after graduating from the 32nd Wilmington Fire Academy. He rose to the rank of lieutenant in 2011 and was promoted to captain in June 2019, and became Deputy Chief for Fire Prevention less than two months later.

Holly M. Smith has joined Landis Rath & Cobb as an associate in the firm’s Bankruptcy and Corporate Litigation practice groups.

Gawthrop Greenwood PC announced that six of the firm’s attorneys have been selected by their peers for recognition in the 26th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America:

  • P. Kristen Bennett (Tax Law)
  • Walter P. Eells (Family Law)
  • Stacey L. Fuller (Land Use and Zoning Law, Municipal Law)
  • Carl W. Heckert (Family Law)
  • Patrick M. McKenna (Land Use and Zoning Law)
  • Joanna Reiver (Trusts and Estates)

Lali Odosashvili, a Fulbright Foreign Student Program grantee from Georgia, will work on marketing research and analytics at the Greater Wilmington Convention & Visitors Bureau for the next year. She will work gathering research from New Castle County hotels and work with area attractions conducting on-site visitor research.

Kim Zarett has rejoined Cover & Rossiter as a principal in the tax department. Zarett has 20 years of experience in public accounting, along with six years of experience working in the hospitality and staffing industries. Prior to joining the firm, she was a principal at Master, Sidlow & Associates, P.A. She has a broad tax background with a strong focus on tax planning for estates, trusts and high net worth individuals.

Lisa Murray has been named director of learning and development for Wohlsen Construction Co., She will be developing programs on leadership development and courses covering interpersonal skills that are essential to creating engaged teams and effective leaders. Lisa is the founder of Lisa Murray Consulting LLC, where she has spent the past 18 years as a consultant, coach, and trainer for individuals and companies in a variety of industries, non-profit organizations, and education institutions.

John C. McMeekin II, a member of Rawle & Henderson LLP’s executive committee, is the new chair-elect of the American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS). He will assume the role of the Section Chair in August 2020.

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