Our People

We are a key academic health partner in the state of Delaware. Led by Dean Bill Farquhar, the College of Health Sciences is home to talented faculty and staff internationally recognized for their research, teaching and service to their specific fields. Above all, we are dedicated to being the embodiment of a new direction in health, which our students, faculty and staff are forging now through education, research, care and innovation.


William B. Farquhar

Dean, College of Health Sciences

charles buz swanik

Deputy Dean, College of Health Sciences

Freda Patterson

Associate Dean of Research, College of Health Sciences

Jillian Trabulsi

Department Chair, Health Behavior & Nutrition Sciences

Amanda Seidl

Chair, Communication Sciences & Disorders

Jennifer Horney

Professor and Founding Director, Epidemiology
Interim Director, Partnership for Healthy Communities

David G. Edwards

Chair, Kinesiology & Applied Physiology
Unidel Katherine L. Esterly Chair in Health Sciences

Elizabeth Speakman

Senior Associate Dean, Nursing
Chief Executive Nurse

Esther Biswas-Fiss

Department Chair, Medical and Molecular Sciences

Darcy Reisman

Department Chair, Physical Therapy

regina sims wright

Associate Dean, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

catherine stoner

Senior Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Student Services

michael smith

Director, Strategic Initiatives

Gina Kinderman

Chief of Staff

maria taylor

Director, CHS Facilities Planning

Amanda Boone

Director, Human Resources

Susan Villermaux

Chief Business Officer

Kelly Bachman

Director, Communication & Marketing

Jed Castellucci

Chief Clinical Operating Officer

Kathy Kampe

Assistant to the Dean

Paulette Hussey-Kasten

Office Specialist

Anita Stofa

Administrative Specialist
  Name Email Association
  Jason Carter Jason_Carter1@baylor.edu Dean of the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences at Baylor University
Timothy J. Constantine timothy.constantine@highmark.com United Concordia Dental
Bob Dayton robertdayton2@yahoo.com Delaware BioScience Association
Theodore J. Foltyn tjfoltyn@udel.edu Foltyn Consulting
Michael J. Fosina mfosina@nyp.org NYP Lawrence Hospital
Martha S. Gilman marthag@gildevco.com Gilman Development Company &
Cornell Property Management Corporation
Richard Heffron Oleowl_2001@yahoo.com DE State Chamber of Commerce
Linda Laskowski-Jones lindalj2622@comcast.net Nursing, the Journal of Clinical Excellence
Alan M. Levin all9045@nyp.org New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Queens
Nancy Malatesta malatestan3@gmail.com Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics
Dade Behring, Dupont Medical Division
Carolyn M. McNeice mcneicelaw@comcast.net Family Practice Attorney
Andy Stern andy@cluboaksconsulting.com Club Oaks Consulting
David A. Tam dtam@beebehealthcare.org Beebe Healthcare

Amy Cherry

Communication Specialist

Kristen Troy

Digital Communication Specialist, Web / Social Media

Ashley Barnas

Digital Communication Specialist, Video / Photo

Colin Heffinger

Part-Time Writer

karen sunkler

Events Manager

Alicia Downer

Facilities Coordinator

Suwan Phommachanh

Building Manager

Jacqueline Wilson

Director, Business Operations

Anna Ponce


Becca Usher

Business Administrator I

Jes Mitchell


Jennifer Horney

Professor and Founding Director, Epidemiology
Interim Director, Partnership for Healthy Communities

Christine Sowinski

Program Coordinator, H.E.A.L.T.H. for All Initiative, Partnerships for Healthy Communities

Kate DuPont Phillips

Director, Healthy Communities Delaware Initiative, Partnerships for Healthy Communities

Nazli "Naz" Najiyyah

HR Coordinator

Kimberly DeShields

HR Generalist

LaVonne Sumler

Grants Manager

210EE STAR Health Sciences Complex

Mya Ritson-Smith

Grants Analyst I

Vicki Shivery

Senior Grants Analyst

Emily Lodyga

Assistant Dean

Sara Reitelbach

Academic Support Coordinator

Lisa Lim-Pahl

Associate Director for Undergraduate Recruitment

Emily Barefoot

Academic Advisor

Ben Goldman

Academic Advisor

331 Tower at STAR

Natalie Zettle

Academic Advisor

Julie Carney-Jones

Academic Advisor

Rita Ninarello

Academic Advisor

Dan Coleman

Director, STAR/South Campus IT

Ken Anunda

Computer Support Specialist

Jeremy Ruggiero

IT Support Consultant II, IT-Client Support & Services

TamunoTonye “Nemi” Nemi

IT Support Consultant II, IT-Client Support & Services

Chris Ketterling

Computer Support Specialist