Improving the Quality of Life for the Community
Janie Randolph lives in Baynard Village and is an active member of the Neighborhood Association. Her background includes over 20 years of corporate legal support and global project management. She is passionate about neighborhood revitalization and will be participating in Cinnaire’s 2022 Jumpstart Wilmington program to learn more about real estate development.
Helen Anderson is a Wilmington native who still resides in the 9th Ward with her daughter. Ms. Anderson is currently the executive director of Dual Generation Services for the State of Delaware. In her role, she works with Wilmington families to bridge the gap between education and social services to end systemic poverty. Ms. Anderson’s passion for youth has helped her to create a holistic initiative that encompasses various state agencies and community partners to provide housing, employment, social service navigation and educational opportunities. Helen is living out the legacy of her father, William “Hicks” Anderson and the work he started with Wilmington families. Ms. Anderson earned a MBA and Masters in Education from Wilmington University.
Candice Brown is a resident of the Brandywine Village neighborhood and is active in the Brandywine Village Civic Association. She works at Children and Families First, with the Red Clay Community School Initiative (Shortlidge Academy and Warner Elementary School), to strengthen families and create a healthier community. Her college degree is in early childhood education. She was Program Director for H. Fletcher Brown Boys and Girls Club for four years and also a team lead on a Delaware Readiness Team in the Northeast section of the city. She is Chair of the Washington Heights Blueprint Community® Team.
Joel Schiller, Artisans’ Bank Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Assessment Officer, served on the Washington Heights Blueprint Community® Team representing a member institution of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh. Artisans’ Bank is a community based, mutually owned, financial institution serving the City of Wilmington and the State of Delaware since 1861. He serves on several boards, including the Delaware Bankers Association, and actively supports the Stepping Stones Community FCU, a low income credit union bringing financial services to our community.
Kimberly Hardy proudly resides in Baynard Village and is an active member of the Baynard Village Neighborhood Association. Kimberly holds a Master’s in Education, serving as Lead Parent Educator for Parents as Teachers NCC for over 10 years. She is passionate and purposeful about promoting resiliency, strengthening community collaborations and fostering relationships that empower children, families and communities. As a Board member of Westside Family Healthcare, she thrives at the cross-section of education and healthcare. Kimberly further extended her expertise with a Mindful Parenting Coach certification and established Higher Ground Enterprises, LLC, aimed to share mindfulness practices and skillful communication skills that transform generational patterns and create more peace.
Maggie DeGennaro grew up in Delaware, and is currently a resident of the Triangle neighborhood in Wilmington. Her main area of expertise is video production, but she’s also skilled in several areas of multimedia, including photography and design for web, print and digital platforms. At present, she is the Multimedia Communications Manager at Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
Dr. Diane Chugani is Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders, with a joint appointment in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, at the University of Delaware. Previously, she was Professor of Pediatrics at Wayne State University, Chief, Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Executive Director of the University Pediatricians Autism Center, and Director of the Translational Imaging Laboratory at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Dr. Chugani received a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from UCLA, and her research interests have focused on the pathogenesis of autism and epilepsy, as well as the design and testing of new treatments. Her work as been supported by a number of grants from NICHD and NINDS, including an Autism Center of Excellence Network Grant. Dr. Chugani’s most recent research interest involves the role of parent stress and immune function child language development.
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