FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wilmington, DE – The board of the Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement (DANA) is pleased to announce the addition of three new board members. DANA’s nonprofit members voted to approve Patricia Dailey Lewis (Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children; New Castle County), Charles Madden (Wilmington HOPE Commission; New Castle County), and David Moore (Milford Housing Development Corporation; Sussex County) during the Annual Membership Meeting on June 14. All three will begin their three-year terms on July 1.
Patricia Dailey Lewis, Esquire:
Patricia Dailey Lewis is the Executive Director of the Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children. Prior to this position, Mrs. Lewis served as Director of the Family Division. Mrs. Lewis has worked in the field of family and child advocacy and protection since 1985, when she joined the Delaware Department of Justice. Previous to being the Division Director, she was the statewide leader for the Families at Risk unit of the DDOJ. She has served as a commissioner on the Child Protection Accountability Commission, the Child Death, Near Death and Stillbirth Commission, the Governor’s Steering Committee for the Protection of Children, the Victims Advisory Council, among others. Since 1989, Dailey Lewis has served as an Adjunct Professor at Delaware Law School. Mrs. Lewis resides in Wilmington, DE, and is married to Lawrence W. Lewis, Esquire. They have one daughter.
Charles A. Madden is the Executive Director of the Wilmington HOPE Commission. He is responsible for working with municipal, private, nonprofit, academia and the legislature to develop solutions to reduce violence and improve the quality of life for Wilmington’s underserved communities. He was responsible for raising over $1.5 million dollars toward the construction of the Achievement Center, Delaware’s first and only One-Stop Reentry Center targeting high risk formerly incarcerated men and their families. Charles has 20 years of management positions across the military, corporate, legal and academic sectors. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science, a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management and a Juris Doctorate. He currently serves on the Boards of the American Civil Liberties Union, Teach for America, DANA and Prestige Academy Charter School. Charles and his wife Eboni are the proud parents of two children.
David is the President & CEO of The Milford Housing Development Corporation (MHDC) and the President of East Coast Property Management. David has been with MHDC since 2000 and CEO since 2004. He serves on the board of CNB and Shore Bancshares Inc. in Maryland, and also on the National Rural Housing Coalition in Washington, DC. David is a past President and founding member of the Central Delaware Habitat For Humanity and a past Commissioner for the State of Delaware Human Relations Commission. In 2008 David received the Arts and Humanities Award from Delaware Technical and Community College. In 2013 David received the Delaware National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officials Ambassador Award. David has over 24 years of nonprofit management experience. He received his Associates in Construction Management at Delaware Technical & Community College in and his Bachelors of Science in Business Management at California Coast University.
Additionally: The DANA Board of Directors is pleased to announce new board of director officer positions, voted in by the full board in May. Michele Schiavoni (Independent Consultant) assumed the role of Board Chair, Craig Crouch (Kent/Sussex Industries) will serve as Vice Chair, and Claudia Peña Porretti (Latin American Community Center) is the new Secretary.
Ms. Schiavoni has presented, published and lectured nationally on a variety of topics including brand building for nonprofits, results-driven integrated marketing communications, advocacy communications and developing effective fundraising strategies. Her work has garnered national awards from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the National Federation of Press Women, and others. Ms. Schiavoni is a member of the Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Board Development Committee, and currently serves as Board Chair of DANA. She previously served on the communications committee of the HOPE Commission of Wilmington, and is a former President of the Delaware Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, as well as of the Delaware Chapter of the American Marketing Association. As the former Chief External Affairs Officer and Senior Vice President at Christiana Care Health System, she served as an advisor to the CEO and led all brand management, marketing, communications, advocacy, social media, patient experience, and fundraising. She is accredited by the Public Relations Society of America; graduated from the University
of Delaware and received her Masters of Science from Syracuse University.
About DANA: As the leader of the nonprofit sector, DANA’s mission is to strengthen, enhance, and advance nonprofits and the sector in Delaware through advocacy, training, capacity building, and research. For more information, visit DANA’s website at DelawareNonprofit.org.