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Gwendoline Bain Angalet

Senior Advisor for Academic Affairs
Nemours Health and Prevention Services
1 Kings Bridge Court
Newark, DE 19702
(302) 444-9105

Research Interests

  • Effective leadership
  • Leadership development
  • Organizational change
  • Planning and managing for results
  • Policy and program development
  • Public and community affairs
  • Government relations
  • Partnership and coalition-building
  • Collaboration
  • Training; problem solving
  • Health promotion


  • B.S. Food Science & Human Development, University of Florida, 1969
  • M. Ag., Adult and Continuing Education, University of Florida, 1970
  • Ph.D., Urban Affairs & Public Policy, University of Delaware, 2000

Dissertation: A New Leadership Paradigm for the Twenty-First Century

Professional Experience

  • Managing Director, Nemours Health and Prevention Services, Apr 2008-Feb 2010
  • Director, Office of Strategic Partnerships and Planning, Nemours Division of Health and Prevention Services Apr 2006-Apr 2008
  • Director, center for Community Technical and Support Services, Nemours Division of Health and Prevention Services, Jun 2004-Apr 2006
  • Special Assistant to the Cabinet Secretary, Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth, and Their Families, Sept 2002-Jun 2004
  • Acting Division Director of Child Mental Health Services, Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth, and Their Families, May 2001-Sept 2002

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Delaware, School of Public Policy and Administration, 2000-2007
  • Special Assistant, Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth, and Their Families, 1993-2001
  • Director of Administration, Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth, and Their Families, 1986-1993
  • Deputy Director, Delaware Office of Community Services, 1979-1986
  • Program Manager, Delaware Office of Community Services, 1976-1979
  • Volunteer Supervisor, Delaware Office of Community Services, 1975-1976
  • Foster Grandparent Supervisor, Alachua County Foster Grandparent Program, Gainesville, FL, 1973-1975
  • Assistant Professor, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 1970-1973

Recent Publications/Books & Publications

  • Promoting Healthy Children through Community Capacity Building and Social Marketing; George Washington University Health Communication and Marketing Symposium Series on Childhood Obesity; Washington, DC; November 2011
  • Leading Sustainable Community Change through Capacity Building, International Leadership Association 12th Annual Global Conference, Leadership 2.0: Time for Action; Boston, MA; October 2010
  • “A Statewide Strategy to Battle Child Obesity in Delaware”; Co-authored with D. I. Chang, A. Gertel-Rosenberg, V. L. Drayton, and S. Schmidt; Health Affairs; March 2010; 29:3
  • Use of Child Indicators in Policy Planning, Development, and Evaluation; National Association of Welfare Research and Statistics; Baltimore, Maryland; Summer 2001
  • The Factors and Contexts That Influence How Indicators Get Used in States, with a Reflection on How to Survive Changes in Leadership; Conference on Advancing States’ Child Indicator Initiatives sponsored by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation and University of Chicago, Chapin Hall; Chicago, Illinois; Spring 2001

Honors & Awards

  • ‘Who’s Who in America’
  • Who’s Who in America Women
  • Who’s Who in Emerging Leaders
  • Edelstein Prize for Community and Public Service
  • Interagency Collaborator of the Year
  • Clifton B. Hutton Spirit of Collaboration Award
  • Phi Kappa Phi Scholastic Honorary
  • Delaware Today “One Hundred People to Watch” 1990

Professional Membership

  • HOPE Commission Board of Directors, Vice Chair
  • University of Delaware/School of Public Policy and Administration Alumni Association Board, Past President
  • First Community Action Agency Board of Directors
  • Delaware Health Science Alliance Community Engagement Task Force
  • Young Health Program Coordinating Council
  • American Society of Public Administration
  • Women’s Leadership Program Board of Directors
  • Forest Knoll Civic Association
  • International Leadership Association
  • Delaware Association of Non-Profit Agencies

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