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Bethany Hall-Long | PHOTO COURTESY OF DELAWARE GOVERNMENT[/caption]
Delaware Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long
was awarded the 2023 National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA) Government Innovators Award. Lt. Governor Hall-Long is the inaugural winner of this award, presented in partnership by the NLGA and Sourcewell.
The Government Innovators Award is presented annually to a lieutenant governor who demonstrates creative solutions that improve efficiencies, best use taxpayer dollars, or bring innovations to state and territorial government. Lt. Governor Hall-Long was recognized for her many efforts as lieutenant governor to improve the quality of life and the delivery of services to Delawareans.
“Thank you to Sourcewell and the NLGA for surprising me with this honor. Just like in my career as a nurse and research scientist, we must constantly search for new and creative ways to solve the issues facing our communities. As they say, if you want something you have never had— you must be willing to do something you have never done” Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long said.
Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) Secretary Molly Magarik announced leadership changes at the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH).
Dr. Elizabeth Brown
, a board-certified family physician who has served as Chief Medical Officer of the Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance (DMMA) since 2018, will assume the role of Interim Director of the Division of Public Health. Dr. Brown will lead the division temporarily as the agency continues the search for a permanent director.
Since joining DMMA in 2018, Dr. Brown has emphasized evidence-informed decision making and grown DMMA’s resources for quality improvement. In addition to general clinical oversight, she has brought special focus to expanding substance use disorder treatment for the Medicaid population, improving outcomes for parents and infants in pregnancy and postpartum, and identifying and addressing social determinants of health.
Dr. Brown earned her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Northwestern University, her medical degree at the University of Chicago and completed her family medicine residency at Brown University. She was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, where she earned a master’s degree in health policy research, focusing on access to primary care for vulnerable populations. Prior to joining DMMA, she was the inaugural Harrington Clinician Scholar at the Christiana Care Health System Value Institute, and a faculty member in Family and Community Medicine. Her work included identifying race, ethnicity, and preferred language in EMR data, evaluating a team-based primary care model, and increasing access to long-acting reversible contraceptives.
Dr. Brown replaces Dr. Rick Hong
, who has served as Interim Director since July 1, 2022. Dr. Hong will move into the role of Casual/Seasonal Physician Adviser for the Division of Public Health.
Dr. Hong has served in various leadership roles at the Division of Public Health during the past 15 years. Prior to stepping into the role as Interim Division Director, he served as DPH Medical Director during much of the COVID-19 pandemic. He has also previously served as Medical Director for the Emergency Medical Services and Preparedness Section.
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston announce leading bankruptcy attorney David B. Stratton
has joined the firm’s Wilmington, Delaware, office as senior counsel.
Mr. Stratton represents debtors, creditors’ committees, secured and individual creditors, and parties-in-interest as both lead and co-counsel in bankruptcy courts in the Districts of Delaware and Maryland, the Southern District of New York and other U.S. bankruptcy courts. He has significant experience representing clients in bankruptcy litigation.
He has also practiced law in Delaware for his entire career and has played important roles in many of the bankruptcy cases in the Delaware bankruptcy court. He served on three merit selection panels, chairing one. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Christiana Care Health Systems and Chairs the Board of Christiana Care Health Services. He also chaired Delaware’s Combined Campaign for Justice and was Chair of the Better Business Bureau of Delaware.
Paul Nussbaum, co-chair of the firm’s Business Solutions, Restructuring & Financial Litigation Section, said, "In addition to his significant experience in the field of bankruptcy, David brings deep Delaware connections and an understanding of the historic economic challenges facing a wide range of industries."
Mr. Stratton is consistently recognized by Chambers USA as a Band 1 leading practitioner in Bankruptcy/Restructuring. He is a Fellow with the American College of Bankruptcy.
Croda, Inc., a bioscience company, appoints Josh Dube to site director of its Atlas Point facility in New Castle.
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Josh Dube | PHOTO COURTESY OF CRODA[/caption]
Dube, an employee of Croda for four years, currently serves as Batch Plant operations manager for Atlas Point. He is responsible for employee safety and well-being; oversees operations and engineering resources; manages union employee contract negotiations; and, most recently, led the facility’s 10-year development plan. In his new role, he will now be responsible for leading all activities at the Atlas Point location. This will include a strong focus on safety, health, and environmental regulations; operations; quality; maintenance; capital planning and execution; supply planning; and employee relations. He will also oversee the Atlas Point Community Advisory Council (CAC).
“I am excited to serve as the new site director at Atlas Point. Living in Wilmington with my family, I care about our community and am proud of Croda’s community engagement initiatives. The health and welfare of our employees and our neighbors is my top priority. I look forward to further diversifying our workforce, supporting our Steelworkers, and keeping our focus on sustainability,” Dube said. “I can’t wait to become more deeply involved in the fabric of the community. Delaware is such a close-knit and dynamic state, and my goal is to ensure Atlas Point reflects this.”
Dube is a graduate of Widener University, is a licensed Professional Engineer, has completed sustainability leadership training with the Cambridge Institute, and is currently earning his MBA at West Chester University.
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Benay Johnson | PHOTO COURTESY OF BEEBE[/caption]
Beebe Healthcare announces the appointments of two new providers to its Women’s Health Services team.
Benay Johnson, DNP, NNP-BC, CPNP-PC, is a neonatal nurse practitioner who provides emergent care to newborn babies in need of specialized medical attention immediately following birth at the Margaret H. Rollins Lewes Campus.
Johnson earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice and a Master of Science in Nursing from Seton Hall University College of Nursing in South Orange, New Jersey. Additionally, she attended the Columbia University School of Nursing in New York, where she earned a University Statutory Certificate as a neonatal nurse practitioner. Johnson also graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing from California State University.
Most recently, Johnson worked as a pediatric nurse practitioner in the Well-Baby Nursery (WBN) at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Prior to that role, she worked as a neonatal nurse practitioner at BronxCare Health System in the Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Earlier in her career, in addition to her clinical work in several hospitals on the east coast, Johnson dedicated time to teaching and research. She is an adjunct faculty member in the department of clinical pediatrics at her alma mater, Seton Hall College of Nursing. She also worked as a clinical research nurse and faculty member in the department of pediatrics at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York Presbyterian and the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons.
Shauntey Singletary, WHNP-BC, APRN, MSN, is a nurse practitioner who is part Beebe Medical Group. She sees patients at Beebe Women’s Health Rehoboth, specializing in well-woman care, reproductive health, gynecological care, and prenatal and postpartum care.
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Shauntey Singletary | PHOTO COURTESY OF BEEBE[/caption]
Singletary earned a master’s degree in nursing from Frontier Nursing University and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Wilmington University. She also graduated from Beebe Healthcare’s two-year Nursing Program at the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing. She is certified as a Neonatal Resuscitation Program Provider and a S.T.A.B.L.E Program Provider, which qualifies her to provide post-resuscitation and pre-transport stabilization care for newborn babies required specialized and urgent critical care. Locally, Singletary is active with the Delaware Nurses Association and the Delaware Coalition of Nurse Practitioners.
Following her graduation from the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing, Singletary joined Beebe’s Labor and Delivery team as a graduate nurse in the residency program. Over time, she went on to pursue clinical opportunities as a registered nurse at TidalHealth Peninsula Regional Medical Center, EPIC Health Services, and Caroline Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Capital Bank Home Loans, a mortgage lender, announces the addition of two new loan officers, Joe Gensoli and Karrie Herman, to their Rehoboth Beach branch.
Gensoli is a homeowner and property investor. He understands that the overall execution of your purchase goes hand in hand with the experience of having comfort with the professional handling your loan. He attended Penn State University and earned a bachelor’s degree in finance.
Herrman has over seven years of experience in the banking industry. Throughout her career, she has helped hundreds of families purchase or refinance their homes and has successfully guided declined applicants to be approved.