David Van Pelt has promoted to assistant vice president Community Bank Delaware.
Van Pelt joined the bank in 2016 as a branch manager, bringing over 23 years of business development, branch management and lending experience. He will continue to oversee and coordinate all functions of the Lewes branch to include developing and managing customer relationships.
“Dave’s local background coupled with his banking expertise allows him to understand what makes our area unique and why its banking needs are best met by a community bank,” stated president Jack Riddle.
Beebe Healthcare has announced the promotions of Lynne Voskamp as vice president of Nursing Operations & Continuum of Care, Chief Nursing Officer, and Administrator of Home Care Services, Loretta Ostroski as assistant vice president of Nursing. Additionally, Dr. Maria Ionita, board certified neurologist, will join Beebe and will practice at Beebe Neurology in Lewes.
Voskamp has served as interim Chief Nursing Office since January 2020, and Ostroski is a Beebe School of Nursing graduate with more than 30 years at Beebe Healthcare.
“Lynne and Loretta have played an integral role during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure that our surge plan and team was ready for everything needed to serve the community this past year,” said David Tam, President & CEO, Beebe Healthcare. “Lynne brings a wealth of national leadership experience, and Loretta’s years of experience at Beebe make them a powerful leadership duo for our nursing team. Both are ready to lead Beebe as healthcare and the needs of our community continue to evolve and grow.”
Voskamp has 25-plus years of experience leading nursing and clinical operations in for-profit and not-for-profit acute care hospitals. In those years, she developed vast experiences to enhance caregiver engagement, patient safety and quality, patient experience, and overall operational efficiencies.
Since joining Beebe, she served as Operations Chief for the pandemic response and developed and executed surge plan with nursing leadership team.
“It’s been a tremendous year at Beebe Healthcare, and I cannot thank the team and patients enough for welcoming me,” Voskamp said. “As we continue to work to end the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s is exciting to think about the possibilities and changes coming to Beebe as we continue to grow.”
Ostroski most recently was the Director of Patient Care Services and has been with the health system since 1988.
In her new role, she is responsible for directing nursing practice of inpatient units, and emergency services, while overseeing hospital-wide patient care, treatment and service programs, policies and procedures that describe how patients’ nursing care needs are met through assessment and evaluation.
“It’s been a privilege to serve my fellow community members and to work alongside team here at Beebe for many years,” Ostroski said. “We are Sussex County’s community hospital, and we have an excellent team who treats patients as a member of their own family, which makes me very proud to be a part of that care.”
Dr. Ionita, will see patients at Beebe’s new neurology practice in Lewes.
“Beebe is bringing advanced clinical practitioners our growing community needs,” said Tam. “Attracting great physicians like Dr. Ionita, and adding expanded services in specialty care, are all ways we are providing the Next Generation of Care for our community.”
Dr. Ionita works with a broad variety of patients – from those recovering from stroke to those who experience headaches/migraines, seizures, and more.
Dr. Ionita is returning to the area after practicing in Baltimore at MEDSTAR Franklin Square Medical Center. She previously had a neurology practice as part of CN MRI, with locations in Milford, Millsboro, and Lewes.
“I am happy to be able to return to Lewes after years away from this community. I love being near the beach and helping our residents here,” said Dr. Ionita. “I look forward to getting to know the community again.”
Glenmede, a privately held and independently owned investment and wealth management firm, today announced the appointment of Linda Manfredonia as Regional Director of Glenmede’s Wilmington office and President and CEO of The Glenmede Trust Company of Delaware (GTCDE). She will report to Susan Mucciarone, Executive Director of Private Wealth.
Manfredonia joins Glenmede as successor to Geoff Rogers who will retire at month-end following 22 years as the head the Wilmington regional office. Manfredonia brings executive leadership, fiduciary expertise and a passion for client experience to her role. She will build upon Glenmede’s prominent reputation in the Delaware community and lead continued market growth.
“Linda has an ideal background to take the helm of our Delaware region,” said Mucciarone. “Clients in the community have consistently expressed appreciation for the advice, solutions and quality of care they receive from our Wilmington team. Linda’s seasoned guidance will serve to further enhance client satisfaction, and her deep fiduciary knowledge will benefit the expanding network of domestic and multi-jurisdictional clients who seek to have their financial affairs managed in Delaware.”
Manfredonia joins Glenmede following a 30-year career at PNC, where she held key leadership positions, including Chief Fiduciary Officer, Chief Risk Officer and Chief Administrative Officer for the bank’s Asset Management Group, and prior to that, as Regional Managing Director for the Greater Philadelphia area.
“Given the long-standing success of Glenmede’s Wilmington office and the many benefits of Delaware Trust law, this is a very promising time to lead the office. I look forward to working with the exceptional team of professionals in Wilmington and across the firm, and to contributing my fiduciary, leadership and operating expertise to the benefit of our clients, and to the firm overall,” said Manfredonia.
Vice President Alison Boord White has been promoted to Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs at Goldey-Beacom College. She will continue to oversee academic affairs, faculty and curricula, the Hirons Library and Learning Center and the Office of Institutional Research and Training. In her new position, White will assume responsibility for the Registrar and student advising as well as retention and support.
A longtime employee of GBC, White holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in American Studies from the University of Delaware and a Master of Business Administration Degree with a Concentration in Human Resource Management from GBC.
Professor Joel D. Worden has been promoted to Associate Provost for Academic Programs. Worden will support the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs in the creation, implementation, assessment and expansion of academic programs designed to support student learning and student success including programs resulting from the College’s Strategic Plan.
In his new position, Worden will oversee academic advising, explore new opportunities for academic offerings and ensure the College’s continued success in assessment and accreditation.
Employed with GBC since 2005, Worden holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Houghton College. He holds a Master of Arts Degree in English and a Ph.D. in English, both from the University of Delaware.
Delaware State University’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved the naming of Dr. Richard A. Barczewski as Professor Eneritus recently in honor of his 25 years of service at the university.
Barczewski retired on Dec. 31, 2019 as the chairperson for the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, a leadership post he served in for 24½ years.
In his letter recommending the emeritus status, Dr. Dyremple Marsh, Dean of the College of Agriculture, Sciences and Technology (CAST), said the following:
“Dr. Barczewsli demonstrated a steadfast devotion to students and proved a ready resource for faculty in his department,” Dr. Marsh said. “The impact of his work as an academician, based upon many glowing reviews submitted by former students on the CAST Facebook page, has created generations of current veterinarians and researchers in agriculture and natural resources who appreciate and fondly remember their experiences as DSU Hornets.”
After a stint as a University of Delaware faculty member, Dr. Barczewski came to Del State in January 1995 as an associate professor. Seven months later he was named chair of the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, a leadership post he served in until his retirement.
The Board approved the emeritus status for Dr. Barczweski at their March 18 regular board meeting.
Gunnip & Company CPAs is pleased to announce that Jared Melone has passed the exam to become a CPA.
Jared joined Gunnip & Company in 2019 upon graduation from West Chester University.
Gunnip & Company CPAs is pleased to announce that Justin Kemmerer recently completed all of the Delaware State Board of Accountancy’s requirements to become a Certified Public Accountant. In addition, he has completed all of the state of Pennsylvania requirements to become a Certified Public Accountant in Pennsylvania.
Justin joined Gunnip & Company in 2016 upon graduation from West Chester University.