Democrat for 7th District Representative

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Each candidate was asked to respond to three questions.

1. What are the top issues that I will address?

 

Affordable quality healthcare

 

Comprehensive opioid program

 

Jobs and economic development

 

Schools where all students can prosper

 

Coordinated community involvement

 

Responsive government


2. What makes me uniquely qualified for the political office I seek?

Experience matters as so many people have told me in my door to door campaign. I have served for 26 years as Senior Vice President at Christiana Care working with a very diverse group of people to participate in restoring health to thousands of Delawareans each year and because of this experience I know healthcare. I have served 8 years elected chairman of the Community Planning Committee in Arden and because of this experience, I know the needs of local governments and communities. For the past 5 years, I have served on the Board of the Wilmington Hope Commission a program focused on breaking the chain of recidivism for young men and because of this experience I know what it takes to improve our criminal justice system. Currently, I am teaching at Arcadia University in their Global School of Business Healthcare Administration and have taught for 10 years as an adjunct faculty member at Penn State University (Brandywine Campus) and because of this experience, I know what it takes to be a teacher. I believe that this experience makes me uniquely qualified.

 

 3. What community groups are you involved with and in what capacity?

See answer to question 2.

Profession/employment: I spent much of my career in healthcare, working my way up to become Senior Vice President of Christiana Care Health System. At Christiana Care, I had a wide range of responsibility working with support services, clinical staff, and physicians. I earned national recognition by The Healthcare Advisory Board in its Academy Fellowship program as a “Cultural Catalyst” and in 2012 received the Bellwether League Honoree, a nationally recognized award for innovation and excellence in healthcare supply chain.

Currently, I am a full-time instructor at Arcadia University’s Global School of Business where I teach Healthcare Administration and Health Policy.

Number of years employed: 26 at Christiana Care Health Systems [retired] and currently teaching at Arcadia Universit.

Education: At Bloomsburg University, I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and went on to Antioch University graduating with a Master of Arts degree in Administration.

Political experience: Served in many different capacities from committeeperson to campaign manager.