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People on the Move – July 9

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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 [email protected].


Dr. Lisa Maxwell

Dr. Lisa Maxwell has been appointed as president of the ChristianaCare Medical Group. Her priorities include the adoption of population health measures, the embedding of health equity into care delivery and workforce development, further expansion of access points for patients, and the continuous enhancement of patient and caregiver experience.

Dr. Maxwell previously served as interim president for the Medical Group, where she helped lead the vaccine rollout for patients of ChristianaCare’s primary and specialty care practices. She also was instrumental in helping ChristianaCare accelerate its digital transformation, moving all primary and ambulatory care delivery to telehealth, enabling patients to get vital access to care, and mitigating the risks of exposure for both patients and caregivers.

Dr. Maxwell has served as ChristianaCare’s chief learning officer since March 2019; she was named associate chief learning officer in 2016. Prior to that, she worked in both student and resident education, serving as the program director in Family Medicine, co-program director for the Emergency Medicine-Family Medicine Residency Program and director for Undergraduate Medical Education. She also has served as interim chair for the Department of Family & Community Medicine.

She joined ChristianaCare in 2005, completing a fellowship in faculty development with a focus on the care of underserved populations. In addition to leading efforts in clinical system education, she led efforts to establish the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University’s Delaware Branch Campus for medical students.

She has held regional and local leadership positions in various organizations, including on the board of the Delaware Institute of Medical Education and Research (DIMER). She continues to practice primary care at ChristianaCare Primary Care at Darley Green.


Linda Poland

Leslie Poland joins DANA as Communications Manager. Before joining DANA, Leslie served eight years with the State of Delaware in media and community relations and fourteen years prior within the non-profit community as a marketing project manager and volunteer coordinator.

Nadine Moone joins DANA as the Director of Diversity & Inclusion. She brings her energy and passion for driving true change through diversity, equity, and inclusion education, training, consulting and policy advisement to DANA Members, Board of Directors, and the community. Nadine’s career spans nearly 15 years in the fields of education and human services.


Robert Borny

Dermody Properties announced the promotion of Robert Borny to Partner. Borny has been with the company since October 2017 and previously held the position of senior vice president of capital deployment in the East Region.

In 2020, Borny was named a GlobeSt. Fifty Under 40 award recipient – the award recognizes the achievements of young professionals in the commercial real estate industry. Before joining Dermody Properties, Borny was a Director at HFF in New Jersey, where he was responsible for sourcing and marketing industrial investment property sales. He became a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) in October 2011 and has more than a decade of experience in the industrial real estate development and investment industries.

“I am thrilled to take this next step in my career with Dermody Properties,” said Borny. “The company provides a collaborative and supportive environment that promotes a culture of best-in-class, customer-focused service, and it’s been a pleasure to work alongside some of the smartest in logistics real estate over the past three and a half years. I look forward to stepping into this role and to what’s next to come for Dermody Properties, our investors and our customers.”

Borny will manage land and building acquisitions, build-to-suit projects, development activities and asset management in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut, New York, Maryland and Virginia.


Tracey Mulveny

Tracey Mulveny has been selected to lead Workforce Development for Goodwill of Delaware & Delaware County.

Mulveny brings over two decades of community engagement, business development, education, and program planning experience.  Prior to joining the team at Goodwill, Mulveny was with Tech Impact, most recently leading the strategic planning and implementation of efforts to help communities and businesses cope with the economic impact of COVID-19 through workforce development and registered technology apprenticeships.

Goodwill has grown over it’s 100-year history to become a leading community-based organization providing workforce development services throughout Delaware & Delaware County, PA. “Tracey will oversee Goodwill’s programs and services that focus on aiding those seeking employment through offering one-on-one job search assistance, interview coaching, work readiness training and digital skills training,” said Goodwill of Delaware’s President and CEO, Colleen Morrone.

“Goodwill helps build a stronger regional economy by preparing people who are experiencing barriers to self-sufficiency and responding to employers’ evolving workforce needs across many industries,” said Mulveny. “I am excited about this opportunity to be part of Goodwill’s rich history and expand the impact of Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County’s mission.”


Dr. Heather Barton

Beebe Medical Group and Beebe Healthcare welcome Dr. Heather Barton to Beebe Gastroenterology Associates.

Dr. Barton received her medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School and completed an internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

She focuses on gastroenterology, including inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease and issues that are specific to women and the GI tract. She is employed by Beebe Medical Group and is a member of Beebe Healthcare’s Medical Staff.

“Growing up in Salisbury, small communities like Sussex County are what I am used to and want to continue to be a part of,” said Dr. Barton. “During my training, I developed a sense of what it means to be a part of a bigger GI medical community with the ability to have colleagues to work with and to collaborate with on projects aimed to improve community education and access to the improve overall and gastrointestinal health. I am also excited for the opportunities Beebe brings with their satellite clinics across Sussex County.”

Dr. Barton is one of more than 60 new providers in the last year who have joined Beebe Medical Group, which includes 20-plus specialty offices in more than 40 office locations throughout Sussex County. When patients see providers that are within the Beebe Medical Group, they enjoy the experience of seamless electronic medical correspondence between office visits, outpatient facilities and the hospital.


Christopher Kobus

Whisman Giordano & Associates has announced that Christopher Kobus has earned the designation of Certified Public Accountant. He successfully met all the requirements set by the Delaware State Board of Accountancy.

Christopher is a Supervisor at Whisman Giordano with over 10 years of experience. His specialties are closely-held businesses, health care, low-income housing, construction, and non-profit organizations. He is active in the community and currently serves on the Delaware Contractors Association Young Executives Committee and the finance committee for the Nativity Preparatory School in Wilmington.

Christopher shared, “Obtaining my CPA license demonstrates a unique commitment to my peers, clients, and other professionals in our community – and I’m honored to be able to share this news.  I received tremendous support from my mentors and teammates at Whisman Giordano, and they all were a critical piece in my journey towards this recognized accomplishment.  I appreciate each and every one of them for their encouragement and guidance.”

President and Managing Partner, Joseph V. Giordano says, “We are so incredibly proud of Chris, and thrilled for him.  He’s become an integral member of our firm, has taken on leadership roles within our accounting and auditing department, as well as in our recruiting process, and sets a great example for our less experienced team members.  We’re lucky to have him on our team.”


Erika Cook

Carl M. Freeman Companies has selected Erika Cook to lead the extension of the social and life enrichment courses across all CMFC communities as Director of Life Enrichment. She will also manage the internal wellness programming for staff at CMFC’s Ocean View, DE. office.

“Our community wellness programming focuses primarily on social connection as well as mind and body enrichment,” said Cook. “I am thrilled to help more residents discover new passions and bring more communities together through shared experiences.”

Cook has been a member of the Carl M. Freeman team for the past five years, working previously as Sales & Marketing Coordinator for the Communities division and Marketing Manager for the Sports & Hospitality division. Before her time with the company, she earned her degree in Communications from Salisbury University, and began her professional life in marketing at Honest Tea before moving with her family to the Berlin, MD., area.

“Creating opportunities to enrich lives is at the core of our company mission,” said Michelle Freeman, CMFC, CEO. “We’re so excited to see Erika build on the success of the health and wellness programming for our Bayside residents by launching it to our additional communities.”

In addition to Bayside, the programming will be offered at Bear Trap Dunes, Tidewater Landing, Tower Hill and other Carl M. Freeman communities. For examples of the many courses offered – from Meditation and Dance Fitness to Tours and Happy Hour events – visit the BaysideInstitute.com or contact Erika at [email protected] for more information. classes


Joshua Gross

Polaris Health & Rehabilitation Center at the Milford Wellness Village has announced the hiring of Joshua Gross as its admissions director. Gross is responsible for facilitating all aspects of a smooth transfer throughout the admission process at Polaris. He develops and maintains referral relationships with local hospitals and other medical care providers to assist with patients requiring placement. Many of his additional tasks include coordinating pre-admission interview screening, conducting tours, and providing updates and resources to residents and their family members.

Prior to Polaris, Gross was the Director of Admissions and Marketing for nine years at a nursing care facility in Millsboro, DE. He is originally from Northern New Jersey where he attended Morris College and moved to Delaware almost 20 years ago.

“Our goal is to provide the necessary healthcare services that meet the needs of all residents and families that seek our care,” said Nationwide Healthcare Services CEO Meir Gelley. “Josh plays an important role to make Polaris a warm and welcoming environment for everyone.  Residents can expect nothing short of our consistent delivery of exemplary short-term rehabilitation and long-term care.”

In addition to his professional experience, Gross is also very involved in the Milford community as a volunteer with the Second Street Players at the Riverfront Theatre. He previously served as the President of the Board of Directors for 10 years and remains active with the organization where he regularly interacts with community members and organizes fundraising events and helps manage the theater’s operations.

“I enjoy getting out and talking to the community about what Polaris can do for the area and most importantly to help their loved ones get the care they need,” said Gross. “Milford is a welcoming community to everyone and a great place to live and work.”


Martha “Marti” Bell

NorthNode Group Counseling, a mental health facility and outpatient addiction recovery center in Dover, has brought on Martha “Marti” Bell as the practice’s Director of Human Resources.

Bell has more than 45-years in office management and administration experience in retail and hotel management, and now in mental health. Martha changed industries to become more fulfilled in her work by helping others overcome the daily behavioral and addiction challenges in their lives.

NorthNode Group Counseling is a rapidly growing outpatient behavioral health and substance abuse treatment center located in Dover, Delaware.


Erin Tustin

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach in Greenville welcomes Erin Tustin as a sales associate.

“I joined the company because I was impressed by BHHS Fox & Roach’s standard of service and commitment to the customer. I love that they are a people-driven organization,” says Tustin.

Tustin is a member of the New Castle County Board of Realtors and she serves Northern New Castle County and the Greater Philadelphia area. She resides in Wilmington with her daughter.

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