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People on the Move – Oct. 1

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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].


Nicholas Skiles

Swartz Campbell partner Nicholas E. Skiles has been included in The Best Lawyers in America 2022 lsit for the defense practice areas of personal injury litigation and product liability in Wilmington.

Skiles is the managing partner of the firm’s Wilmington office. He represents a number of diverse Fortune 500 companies in litigation. His most recent practice areas in civil litigation includes, but is not limited to, the following: personal iInjury, products liability, toxic tort, insurance and bad faith, and premises liability. Skiles is admitted to practice in Delaware and New Jersey as well as the U.S. District Court of Delaware.


Susan Mannering

Goldey-Beacom College has announced the promotion of Susan Mannering to Assistant Vice President for Financial Services and Human Resources.

Previously the Executive Director of Finance and Human Resources, Mannering has been with the College for 26 years. During this time, she has assumed increased responsibilities, which include operational responsibility for the business office, financial aid, the campus store, human resources and the communications center.

In addition to her leadership role in Human Resources and Financial Services, the recent pandemic offered another opportunity for campus oversight. Mannering chaired the Return-to-Work Task Force and spearheaded the College’s response and policies for COVID-19. Utilizing her Senior Professional in Human Resources certification as well as her analytical, yet compassionate thinking, she managed the needs of students and employees and provided a safe return to on-campus studies and work. She demonstrated yet again her effectiveness in managing executive-level decision making amidst ever-changing scenarios.


Incyte has appointed Dr. Otis Brawley as a new member of its board of directors. Since 2019, Brawley has served as a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Oncology and Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University. 

Prior to his current position at Johns Hopkins, Brawley was the chief medical and scientific officer of the American Cancer Society from 2007 to 2018, and director of the Georgia Cancer Center at Grady Memorial Hospital from 2002 to 2007. From 2001 to 2018, Brawley was also a Professor of Hematology, Oncology, Medicine and Epidemiology at Emory University. He is also a member of the boards of directors of Lyell Immunopharma Inc. and PDS Biotechnology Corporation.


Dr. Matt Richards

Beebe Healthcare announced breast surgeon Dr. Matthew Richards has joined the organization’s medical staff.

Dr. Richards joins Beebe following completion of a comprehensive breast surgical oncology fellowship at ChristianaCare Health System. Working in the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, he collaborated with radiation and medical oncologists, pathologists, genetic specialists, and plastic surgeons to provide integrated, multi-disciplinary care for patients through their journey of breast cancer treatment. In tandem, Dr. Richards devoted much time to clinical research, with particular interest in triple negative breast cancer, breast cancer screening, and care for transgender patients.

Additionally, Dr. Richards pursued a surgical residency at Drexel University College of Medicine with focus on surgical, trauma, and burn intensive care, and at Crozer Chester Medical Center, where he served as chief surgical resident for the organization’s newly established surgical residency program. He earned his medical degree at Jefferson Medical College.

Dr. Richards joins Beebe Healthcare during the continued growth of its Center for Breast Health. Under the leadership of Diana Dickson-Witmer, MD, who leads the Beebe Center for Breast Health, the organization is continuously evolving its breast surgical service line.

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