Paul Kempinski, MS, FACHE is President of the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware and Enterprise Vice President for Nemours Children’s Health System. With over 30 years of healthcare experience, Paul is responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of this internationally recognized 200 bed referral hospital which is Magnet designated and recognized as one of the top children’s hospitals in the nation by US News and World Report and the Leapfrog Group. Paul was recently promoted to President after having served as Chief Operating Officer since joining Nemours in 2003.
In 2015, Nemours Children’s Health System served over 1.3 million patients from 50 states and 47 foreign countries. With operations in both the Delaware Valley and Florida, Nemours is one of the largest children’s health systems in the country.
Prior to joining Nemours, Paul was Chief Operating Officer of Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, Pennsylvania. He also held senior leadership positions at ViaHealth in Rochester, New York, Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.
Paul received his bachelor’s degree from Penn State University in University Park and his master’s degree from Rush University in Chicago. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, an alum of Leadership Philadelphia, and received the Rochester Business Journal “40 Under 40” award for professional achievement and community service by young leaders. Paul is a member of the Board of Advisors of the West Chester, Pennsylvania YMCA, and on the Advisory Board of the Undergraduate Program in Health Policy and Administration at Penn State University. He is a frequent presenter at local, regional, and national meetings and conferences on healthcare issues.
Paul resides in West Chester with his wife Maureen. The couple has three children.
Katie is the Business Director at Capital One where she leads customer engagement efforts for our banking business. She has held the position of Senior Manager, Financial Analysis LOB Finance at Capital One and Senior Financial Analyst at ING DIRECT. Prior to joining ING DIRECT, Katie was a Senior Banking Officer of Finance for MBNA as well as an auditor at Arthur Andersen. Katie is actively involved in her community and volunteers her time to non-profits.
Katie is a graduate of Widener University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and is a resident of Garnet Valley, PA, with her husband Fran and three children ages, 8, 7 & 3.
Dale Perkel, LCSW, began her career at Nemours in 1992 when the Pediatric Oncology program was brought to the hospital. Dale worked with Dr. Rita Meek and others to develop a high quality program that addressed the medical needs of the child and the psychosocial needs of both the patient and the family. As the Social Work Department at Nemours grew, she assumed the new role of Social Work Manager. In that capacity, Dale was responsible for the clinical supervision of social workers and the day to day operations of the department. In 2014, she became the Director of Social Work and is responsible for a staff of 27 social workers and 5 Spanish language interpreters.
Program planning has also been an important part of Dale’s work as a social worker. She worked with the American Cancer Society, Pennsylvania in the creation of an oncology camp for children and their siblings that has been in operation since 1983. At Nemours, Dale led efforts to develop sibling days to educate and support siblings of patients with cancer, parent conference programs, Childhood Cancer Awareness Activities, an annual bereavement service for families who have lost a child, and has facilitated numerous support groups. Dale serves on several hospital committees and has provided in service training on patient and family centered care and therapeutic relationships and professional boundaries.
Dale has a history with the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware, having served two terms on the Board, chaired the Personnel Committee and served on the Operations Committee. She continues to work with the staff around patient and family issues that require close collaboration between the House and the Hospital.
Paul serves as Chair of the Development Committee. Paul was born in Easton, Maryland and grew up in Delaware. Paul attended the University of Delaware and received a Bachelor of Science in Economics. He and his wife, Melissa, have lived in the Wilmington community since 1995, where they are raising two daughters.
Paul has worked for Bank of America and MBNA for 19 years. He currently serves as the Consumer Marketing Production & Operations Executive. He has held multiple operational and strategy positions within the Credit, Portfolio Acquisition, Consumer Loan, Credit Card Business Operations, Customer Service, and Marketing organizations. Paul and his wife became passionate and personally involved in the Ronald McDonald House after the birth of their first daughter in 2001. Paul has supported the Ronald McDonald House for years, in multiple ways that have included volunteerism prior to joining the Development Committee in 2010.
Lance is the Senior Vice President of Automotive Services & Connected Car and has responsibility for all things automotive including: Roadside Assistance operations, Connected Car concept development & execution, Development and execution of the Club’s automotive repair strategies, AAA Glass LLC relationship, and AAA Battery Program. Lance is the Chairman of the AAA Glass & Battery, LLC Board of Managers and serves on several AAA National Office and ACP teams.
Lance holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA).
Prior to joining AAA Mid-Atlantic in 2003 Lance had 25 years of Automotive Services experience, including senior management responsibilities for all automotive business lines with the California State Automobile Association, now known as NCNU.
His home was Walnut Creek California until 2003 when he relocated with his wife and two children to Berwyn, Pennsylvania.
Michael Waite former on-air personality at WJBR, now serves as the Director of Marketing & Community Relations for Blood Bank of Delmarva, a position he has held since February 2011.
Michael is the organization’s primary media spokesperson and collaborates with executive management on strategic initiatives to improve organizational performance. He also manages community relations and all internal and external communications while overseeing a team of account executives and school blood drive coordinators in enhancing recruitment and retention of Blood Bank members and group sponsors.
Waite has significant media, marketing and management experience. He spent many years in the broadcast business, the last 18 years at WJBR-FM in Wilmington. During his tenure at WJBR, Michael was General Manager, Program Director, Vice President of Operations, morning show host and afternoon host.
He is past President of the Board of Directors of the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware, a former board member for the American Red Cross of the Delmarva Peninsula, a 2011 recipient of the Governor’s Award for Volunteerism and most recently a University of Delaware Renaissance Award winner.
Michael and his wife, Kathy, live in Wilmington. They have two sons, Matthew and Jonathan, and three grandchildren.
Allison Micich is a marketing specialist and member of the Strategic Marketing/Business Development Team at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. Prior to Nemours, Allison worked in the pharmaceutical industry for GlaxoSmithKline. Beginning as a sales representative, she was promoted into positions of increasing responsibility and leadership in marketing and sales management, ultimately, leading a sales team to a ranking of 3rd in the nation as a regional sales vice president. Due to her extensive marketing experience and demonstrated success in brand management, product launch, segment expertise and grassroots marketing, Allison is able to provide valuable insight from a number of different perspectives and venues.
Allison has served on the Marketing Committee of the Ronald McDonald House for the last 2 1/2 years. She also volunteers in the family room of the House every other Wednesday evening. In addition, Allison has volunteered for more than a decade, both domestically and internationally, to improve the lives of others, particularly children.
Allison holds a Masters in Pharmaceutical Marketing from St. Joseph’s University and a BS in Chemistry from Dickinson College.
Christine has been in the financial business for over 25 years. Her focus is on serving the investment needs of clients, as well as for Profit and Non-Profit Corporations. She is responsible for designing and implementing financial and retirement plans that help our clients to attain the lifestyle they aspire. Christine brings her financial planning experience and knowledge of client strategies to each financial decision.
Christine is committed to helping provide clients with unbiased, comprehensive and holistic solutions to their financial planning needs. She is a three year winner of the Five Star Wealth Manager Award.
Christine received a BA from the University of Delaware.
Christine is a former Board member and Treasurer of the YWCA of Delaware. She is a former Board member of The Forum Executive Women. Additionally, Christine was a member and Treasurer of the Wilmington Rotary. Currently, Christine is a Board member and Treasurer of the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware.
Dr. Peter Bailey, Vice President of External Affairs for Wilmington University, is a retired U.S. Air Force officer. During his military career, he served as an air traffic controller, master instructor and airspace/air defense planner. He is a licensed commercial/instrument pilot and joined the staff of the University in 1997 to lead its aviation program. As a Wilmington University vice president, he is responsible for new business development, corporate and academic partnerships, military affairs, government affairs and public relations on behalf of the University. A current member of the Wilmington Rotary Club and the Committee of 100, Dr. Bailey also serves on the Board of Governors for the University and Whist Club and is the Deputy Commander for the Dover Eagle Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol.
Dr. Bailey received his bachelors and master’s degrees from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida and he holds a Doctor of Business Administration from Argosy University in Sarasota, Florida. He and his wife Lori have five sons and seven grandchildren and reside in Milton, Delaware.
Mary Bowler became involved with the House prior to its construction through the Junior League of Wilmington, selling car raffle tickets at the LPGA. Once the House opened, she volunteered on special events and with the meal program and was captivated by the tremendous work of the House and the wonderful families it serves. She served two terms on the board several years ago, and is the immediate past Chair of the board.
Mary moved to Delaware in 1981 to join the DuPont Company’s new law graduate program. She and her husband reside in Wilmington and have three children. Mary is involved in a wide variety of community and nonprofit organizations. She currently serves on the Administrative Board of the Cornell University Council, is Vice President of the Board of Friends of the Brandywine Hundred Library, and is a member of the Executive Committee of the P.S. du Pont Middle School. Mary and her family enjoy volunteering in various capacities at the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware.
She is recently retired as Chief Counsel Labor, Employment, Benefits and Real Estate for DuPont Company. She previously served as Corporate Secretary and Corporate Counsel, practice group leader for the Corporate and Securities legal group, and in a variety of other capacities within the company’s legal department. Earlier in her career, Mary was a State Affairs Manager, with responsibility for government relations in several state capitals, including Dover, Delaware. She holds a B.S. from Cornell University, and a J.D. from Boston University, where she was managing editor of The American Journal of Law and Medicine.
Mary Jane Cocozzoli was born in York, Pennsylvania. She has two children, Stephanie and John. The family moved to Delaware in 1988 and she started working at McDonalds as a crew person. Mary Jane became a manager and she has attended all the management classes required by McDonalds.
In 2006, she was remarried to Rob Cocozzoli. Together, they have five children and live in Smyrna, Delaware. Mary Jane and Rob own two McDonalds in Dover and recently rebuilt their store near Dover Downs Racetrack. In September 2009, Mary Jane became an approved McDonalds Owner/Operator.
Mary Jane was elected to the Board in 2007 and also serves on the Development Committee. Her husband, Rob, also serves on the Board.
Rob grew up in Michigan and worked in the food service area in several restaurants, country clubs and college. He started with McDonald’s in Terre Haute, Indiana in 1975 and managed McDonald’s in Martinsville and Brazil, Indiana. He became a supervisor in 1979 and a McDonald’s owner in 1986. He sold his stores in Indiana and moved to Dover, Delaware where he currently owns two McDonald’s restaurants.
Rob and his wife, Mary Jane, have five children. Their oldest daughter is handicapped and he has spent many days at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital with her. He knows how difficult it is on family members with sick children. Rob has previously served four terms on the Ronald McDonald House Board of Directors and has served on the building and grounds committee as well as a volunteer at ABATE and is currently a member of the Kent/Sussex Advisory Council. He believes in the House and its mission.
Barbara was born and raised in New York City. She and her husband Les Dukart relocated to Wilmington in 1973 so that Les could join the family business as a McDonald’s Owner Operator. Barbara was an elementary school teacher. She left the classroom when her first child was born, and remained at home, nurturing her sons while holding various volunteer and elected positions in her community.
Barbara later returned the classroom but found it unsatisfying, so she went back to school and launched her second career as a travel agent. She is an independent travel consultant with Uniglobe Red Carpet Travel.
Barbara raised money and awareness for the first in the world Ronald McDonald House of Philadelphia. Her father and mother in law were founding members of the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware, and Barbara shared her fund raising talents, both before and after the House opened.
Through the years, Barbara chaired numerous fund raisers. She was a subcommittee chair for the inaugural American Girl Fashion Show, as well as the House 5th, 10th and 20th Anniversary celebrations. She chairs the auction committee for the House golf event. In 2009 she was a recipient of the Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Award for service to the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware, and in 2016 was honored for 25 years of service to the House.
Barbara joined the Development Committee more than two decades ago, and was elected to her first term on the Board of Directors soon after. She has since cycled on and off the Board while continuously maintaining her seat on the Development Committee.
Barbara lives in Rockland, Delaware with her husband Les. She is proud of her two sons, Michael and Joel, both 3rd generation Owner/Operators in the McDonald’s system, and both of whom have served on the Board of Directors. She is grandmother to six and a half year old Eli.
Joel Dukart is a resident of Wilmington. His first job with McDonald’s came at the age of 14 in the Concordville restaurant where he worked throughout high school. Joel attended the Cornell School of Hotel Administration and helped to open the Middletown restaurant during one of his college summers. After graduation, he moved to New York City and took a position in production with CBS Sports. Throughout his career at CBS, he was involved in prestigious events in sports and won an Emmy for his work as an Associate Director at the 2004 Masters.
In 2007, Joel decided to join the family business and worked his way through the approval process with McDonald’s. Joel is a third generation owner/operator and has taken a lead role in the development of the Next Generation Operator group in the Philadelphia Region.
Joel enjoys playing golf and tennis.
William “Bill” J. Farrell, executive vice president, has overall responsibility for M&T Bank’s Wealth and Institutional Services Division, which includes the Wilmington Trust-branded businesses.
In this role, Farrell is responsible for managing all administrative and business development functions for Wealth Advisory Services, Corporate Client Services, Asset Management, M&T Securities, Inc. and M&T insurance Agency. He is a member of M&T’s Management Group.
Farrell joined Wilmington Trust in 1976 and has held a number of senior management positions across the organization in retail banking, investment accounting, accounting operations, trust operations, and technology.
In 2005, he was appointed executive vice president overseeing all administrative and business development functions for Wilmington Trust’s Corporate Client Services business. Prior to that, Farrell was responsible for managing all aspects of information technology and trust operations for Wilmington Trust, including systems development and information resource management.
Farrell holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Goldey Beacom College and is a non-practicing CPA. He serves on the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Delaware and is a former Chairman of the organization.
Gary Ferguson was the Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer for Christiana Care Health System. He had overall accountability for the day to day operations of the facilities, inpatient and ancillary services, strategic development and information technology for the multi-campus system.
Gary joined the health system’s executive management team in 1986, serving as president of Christiana Care Health Initiatives and as Christiana Care’s senior vice president of strategy and business development. He was named chief operating officer in spring 2003.
Before joining Christiana Care, he was executive director of Rockford Center, a full-service psychiatric facility in Newark, Delaware, and Greenwood, a privately owned inpatient drug and alcohol treatment facility in Hockessin, Delaware. He was also executive director of the Delaware Health Council and the Delaware Academy of Medicine.
Active in the community, Gary serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for La Academia Antonia Alonso Charter School in Wilmington as well as being a member of the Delaware Business Roundtable Education Committee and member of the Board of Directors of the Wilmington Country Club.
A native of Pittsburgh, Gary earned a Bachelor of Science in biology from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Public Health with a major in health services administration and planning from the University of Pittsburgh.
Sylvia was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware. She attended Tower Hill School through 6th grade, left for Tatnall School for three years, and graduated from St. Georges School in Newport, RI in 1989. She received her B.A. from The University of Vermont in 1993. She went to New York City and worked as a paralegal in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office for two years. She attended Widener Law School and went on to pass the bar in 1998.
After law school, she worked at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children with a focus on health care compliance. While there, she spearheaded the first ever fundraising effort at the hospital. This was the effort that built the universally accessible playground in front of the hospital. The development office at the hospital was formally created shortly thereafter as a result of the success.
She served on the St. Francis Community Foundation for approximately 6 years, Delaware Community Foundation for 3 years and numerous fundraising event committees. Sylvia has three children ages 16, 15 and 10.
In April 2001, Sylvia opened a women’s boutique in Greenville- Peter Kate, which she still operates today. Her business has offered her the opportunity to engage with the community on many levels.
Throughout her life, she has always been engaged with Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. Her great grandfather, Alfred I. duPont left a legacy that she always found inspiring. The Ronald McDonald House is a natural extension of this life-long interest in pediatric healthcare.
Tony Hill is the Director of Strategy and Corporate Development at Barclays, based in Wilmington, Delaware. Prior to his work at Barclays, Tony has spent over ten years developing strategic initiatives and planning frameworks for public and private financial institutions, including ING Direct, Prudential Equity Group, and JPMorgan Chase.
Tony is a graduate of Bucknell University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and has been a resident of Landenberg, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Janeen, since 2013. Prior to moving to Pennsylvania, Tony resided in Wilmington, Delaware and has been actively involved in the community since moving to Delaware.
Phil Hough joined WSFS with 20 years of commercial lending experience. Prior to joining the WSFS team, he worked as Vice President and C&I Real Estate Lender with Wilmington Trust Company and Assistant Vice President and C&I Lender with Beneficial National Bank. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Delaware and was immediate past President of the Board of the Delaware Community Development Corporation. Mr Hough currently serves on the Board of the Delaware Community Investment Corporation, and on the Nominating Committee for the Committee of 100, and is a resident of Bear, Delaware. Mr. Hough was the House’s account officer at Wilmington Trust for several years.
Mark is an Associate Administrator at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children where he is responsible for leading Medical Imaging, Laboratory Services, Facilities, Environmental Services, Food Services, Clinical Nutrition, Clinical Engineering, Security and Valet Services. Mark is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Masters of Arts program in Hospital & Healthcare Administration where he also earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Industrial Relations & Human Resources. After his graduation from college, he lived in Los Angeles and Chicago before moving to Delaware in 2006.
Mark and his wife, Laurie, have three children, Zachary, Rebekah and Elijah. Mark and his family live in Middletown with Sampson, their Golden Retriever.
Mark has been a member of the Building and Grounds Committee since 2006.
Rachel Macha has been a resident of Wilmington since 1999. She and her husband, Rich, have five children; 17-year old triplets and 15-year old twins and two golden retrievers. Rachel has been working in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry and Big Data Predictive Analytics for the past 20 years. She is currently a Vice President-Client Executive, Global Markets for TeleTech.
During the past 20 years, Rachel has volunteered her time and talent at the Ronald McDonald House of Jacksonville in various fundraising initiatives, Ronald McDonald House of Delaware 10th and 20th anniversary galas as well as Nominating Committee, Friendship House in Wilmington, Christ Church Christiana Hundred Outreach Ministry and the National Adoption Center in Philadelphia. She has also served on the St. Ann School Marketing Committee.
The reason Rachel became involved in the House is because she has been incredibly blessed with 5 healthy children and she realizes that there are many families with seriously ill children that need the Ronald McDonald House for support. So, volunteering her time and talent to the House allows her to help provide families with seriously ill children going through medical procedures and treatments to have a “home away from home”.
William (Will) Mackenzie received his B.S. and M.D. degrees from the University of British Columbia. He completed his internship at McGill University and his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of British Columbia. He also did a fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at Alfred I. duPont Institute and was a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Canada. Will is an Associate Professor at Thomas Jefferson Medical College.
Will has been named in the Consumer Guide’s “Guide to America’s Top Surgeons” and listed as one of the “Best Doctors in America” as well as Consumers’ Research “Guide to America’s Top Orthopedists.” Will’s patients and their families often stay at the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware.
Will resides in Wilmington, Delaware with his wife, Martha, and three sons.
Ken Manne joined NEIL in May 2006 and serves as Vice President and General Counsel. Ken is responsible for all legal matters pertaining to the Company and has management responsibilities for the Human Resources and Office Administration functions. He also serves as the Company’s Diversity Champion.
Prior to joining NEIL, Ken was the Senior Nuclear Regulatory Attorney for Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, the parent company of Arizona Public Service Company (“APS”). APS is the principle owner and the licensed operator of the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station (“Palo Verde”), the nation’s largest nuclear power generating facility. In his position at APS, Ken was responsible for the oversight of all legal issues associated with the Palo Verde plant. He also worked as a volunteer during refueling outages, including as a mechanic’s helper on the turbine deck. Prior to joining APS, Ken practiced nuclear regulatory law with the firm of Newman & Holtzinger, P.C. located in Washington D.C.
A.J. is a life-long resident of Wilmington. He currently resides in Centreville with his wife Megan and their daughter. A nationally ranked squash player during his college career, A.J. still plays competitively. He also enjoys playing golf and exploring the outdoors with his family.
A graduate of the Tower Hill School in Wilmington and Yale University, A.J. currently serves as Portfolio Manager at Glenmede Trust Company. As part of his advisory responsibilities, A.J. works closely with a variety of non-profit entities throughout the state to develop investment strategies that support and enhance their respective missions.
Stephen Mottola is a Realtor® with The Mottola Group of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc and has been licensed for over 30 years. Stephen started The Mottola Group in 2010 with four agents and has grown the business to 30 agents and the top selling real estate group in Delaware. His Group was recently recognized in the Wall Street Journal and “REAL Trends Best Real Estate Agents in America” as #152 by sales volume in the entire U.S. Prior to concentrating full time on his real estate business, Stephen worked at DuPont, MBNA, First USA/Bank One and Barclay’s with increasing responsibilities that included marketing, facility, real estate and building design.
Stephen is an active volunteer and mentor who has served on several boards including being past Chairperson of St. Francis Foundation, past member of St. Francis Hospital Board, East Side Charter mentor, past Commodore and current board member of the Yacht Club of Stone Harbor, member of Friends of Brandywine Park, Jefferson Awards Board member, and State of Delaware Friends of Woodburn Board member.
A Delaware native, Stephen earned a Bachelor’s degree from Elon University in North Carolina.
As Vice President, Corporate Communications, Ray is responsible for all U.S. Business external and internal corporate communications, helping to maintain and enhance AstraZeneca’s reputation and employee engagement through clear, effective communications and strong stakeholder management.
Ray has more than 20 years’ experience in communications, including responsiblity for launching or supporting seven CEOs at AstraZeneca and Freddie Mac, along with a strong background in strategic planning, change communications, project management, and financial analysis. He held a variety of corporate and marketing communications roles at Freddie Mac, including executive and internal communications strategy, managing crisis communications during SEC and OFHEO investigations regarding accounting irregularities, and developing promotional materials for the company’s financial products and services.
Ray has worked for several newspapers, including The Washington Times and The Virginian-Pilot, as an editor and reporter. He began his career as a financial analyst for General Electric, where his responsibilities including negotiating prices for military contracts, and later Lotus, where he prepared financial reports for the Board and senior management.
Ray has a bachelor’s degree in Economics and History from the College of William and Mary and a master’s degree in Journalism from Northwestern University. He is a member of the Communications Strategy Council of The Conference Board and the Communications Executive Council of the Corporate Executive Board. Ray joined the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware’s marketing committee and Advisory Council in 2012. He has lived in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania since 2006 with his wife and two daughters.
Hank grew up in Wilmington, attended The University of Delaware, and moved to Rehoboth Beach for one summer just to play and never left. His wife Win is an elementary school teacher and daughter Jessica is a recent graduate of the University of Delaware Hotel and Restaurant Department and is employed by Nassau Valley Vineyards in Lewes.
Hank has held many positions in the restaurant industry at the Beach including General Manager of the Rusty Rudder Complex, one of the original owners of Irish Eyes, owner of a Hospitality Consulting Business, and for the past 15 years has been employed by Harrington Raceway and Casino and is presently Chief Operating Officer/Hospitality. In his position he oversees many aspects of the community and charity relations that Casino is very much involved with.
Hank’s passion is community service especially when it comes to kids. He has served on the Kent/Sussex Advisory Board for the Ronald McDonald House for four years, been a volunteer for the Make A Wish Foundation for 20 years and served on the Board of Directors for the Mid-Atlantic Region, Advisor/Mentor with the Lake Forrest School District, Advisory Board for Del Tech Dover Campus Hospitality and Business Departments, Hospitality Chair for Lower Delaware Heart Ball, and Board Member for The Delaware Restaurant Association.
Jorge Salvat is the Vice President of QSC for the Philadelphia Region. His scope of accountabilities encompasses all aspects of operational excellence and franchising for more than 505 McDonald’s business units within Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and Central New York.
Jorge had worn many hats prior to joining McDonald’s, including getting his start as a restaurant crew person in the QSR industry. Throughout his career, Jorge has held a variety of positions with various companies including Field Consultant, Field Ops Manager, Training Manager, Field Ops Director, Vice President, Senior Vice President, and an Owner/Operator. With over thirty years of domestic and international restaurant operations experience, Jorge brings a diverse perspective that has been proven invaluable as we continue to elevate our focus on delivering a great guest experience by leveraging our people and outstanding operations.
Jorge has a true passion for operational excellence and service to our customers – both internal and external. A true servant leadership approach motivates Jorge every day as he believes that to give great service….you must receive great service. With that philosophy in mind, Jorge is known for building relationships based on open and honest partnerships. The hallmark of his success has been Jorge’s shoulder-to-shoulder work with Operators and Staff to elevate accountability, develop talent, and foster collaboration.
Jorge attributes his personal and professional success to his wife Maryanne and their four children, Jorge Andres, Marianna, Joanna and Gabriel. In fact, spending time with his family and watching sports are his favorite ways to spend a weekend.
Todd Seelhorst was born in Indiana County in Pennsylvania and moved to Delaware in 1985 where he began his career teaching History at Smyrna High School in the Smyrna School District. After teaching for twenty years, Todd moved to the District Office where he worked as a curriculum specialist. In 2011, he became the District’s first-ever Supervisor of Human Resources. During his career, Todd also taught in the College of Education as an adjunct professor at the University of Delaware for 12 years.
As a proponent of student volunteerism and community service, Todd established the first-ever student blood drive in Smyrna and oversaw the student-led Toys-for-Tots program and annual food drives for the needy. He has been involved with the Ronald McDonald House of Wilmington since 2006.
Todd retired in October of 2015. He enjoys canoeing, hiking, biking, and serving the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware. Todd is married, has two daughters, and three grandchildren.
Bob is a graduate of Girard College and Temple University in Philadelphia. He has owned and worked in various companies in the Delaware wholesale alcoholic beverage industry for the last 34 years. Currently he is the President-Breakthru Beverage Delaware, Vice President–Managing Partner TRT Associates L.L.C., serves on the Board of Directors of the Wine and Spirit Wholesaler Association and the Delaware Restaurant Association, and is the President of the Delaware Alcoholic Beverage Wholesaler Association. His interests include: Wine, Cooking, Travel, Golfing and Oil Painting. Bob currently serves on the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware’s Golf Tournament Committee. For several years he has been a sponsor for the 5K Run/Walk at Frawley Stadium and a Golf Tournament Sponsor. Also this past year the company adopted a family with six children around the Holidays. Bob is the proud father of two sons, Benjamin and Elliott.
Morton Kimmel is married to Marcia Kimmel and they have four children and eight grandchildren. He is President of the Kimmel-Spiller Foundation, founded the Blue-Gold Basketball Games and is involved in numerous charities.
Morton is an attorney and President of Kimmel, Carter, Roman & Peltz, P.A. He has tried more than 100 jury trials. He has been honored as a Super Lawyer in Delaware, Best Lawyers in Delaware, and is a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the U.S.
Morton first became involved with the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware six years ago because of its mission to serve and help families of severely ill children. He has represented many families of severely injured children.
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