Professional Development

Meet Leadership Delaware’s 30 new fellows for 2022

After a scaled-back class of 2021, the professional development org's newest cohort is the biggest in its 14-year history.

Leadership Delaware's 2022 fellows.

(Courtesy photo)

After an intentionally smaller class of just 17 for 2021, Leadership Delaware, Inc. (LDI) has announced its largest class yet for its 14th yearlong program.

The program offers professional development to young, local leaders. The goal is for these rising leaders to grow their careers while working to grow Delaware.

Thirty fellows will participate in sessions over two days per month, hearing from up to 150 speakers across the full program. The speakers, all notable Delawareans, will share their expertise during issues-focused forums on topics ranging from the economy to health care to corporate governance.

Not only is this the class the largest LDI has ever hosted, it also brought in the largest number of candidates yet, at 147, the organization said.

The class of 2022 represents a variety of sectors, from nonprofits to healthcare, business to government. We spot plenty of familiar tech orgs, including CSC, NERDiT NOW and Delaware Data Innovation Lab:

  • Nadira Alston — Exelon 
  • Marsha Auld-Saunders — CSC
  • Katherine Belford — NERDiT NOW
  • CJ Bell — New Castle County Executive’s Office
  • Timothy Boyle — M&T Bank
  • Brian Brown — The Chemours Company
  • Himani Divatia — ChristianaCare
  • Jennalee Fede, PE — Duffield Associates
  • Gabrielle (Gigi) Gaul — Wilmington University
  • Matt Georgov — Choice MedWaste
  • Jonathan Horner, Esq — Schell Brothers & Ocean Atlantic Companies
  • Jessica Jordan — The Carlin Collaborative
  • Liz Keller — Delaware Tourism Office
  • Tyler Kuhn — Dover FCU
  • Emily Leach — Visa Inc
  • Sarah Lester — Cornerstone West CDC
  • Héctor Maldonado-Reis — Delaware Data Innovation Lab
  • Devon Malfitano — CompassRed
  • Hersh Patel, M.D., M.B.A. — ChristianaCare
  • Gerald Penrose — Longwood Foundation
  • Rose C. Porter — KAVI Wellness Healing Arts
  • Robert Redden-Huff — ChristianaCare
  • Gene Reid — New Castle County Police
  • Betsy Renzo — Community Education Building
  • Lindsay Richard — Carl M. Freeman Foundation, Joshua M. Freeman Foundation
  • Lindsey Sanford — RadNet
  • Kyle Sheppard — The Laffey-McHugh Foundation
  • Andrew Vierzba — Delaware Air National Guard
  • Edward M. Wilson, III — Incyte
  • Brenda A. M. Wise — State of Delaware, Office of Management and Budget

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