Our People

We are a key academic health center for the state of Delaware. Led by Dean Kathleen S. Matt, 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 healthcare, which our students, faculty and staff are forging now through education, research, care and innovation.


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Kathleen S. Matt

Dean, College of Health Sciences
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charles buz swanik

Deputy Dean, College of Health Sciences
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William B. Farquhar

Associate Dean, Research
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regina sims wright

Associate Dean, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
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catherine stoner

Assistant Dean, Student Services / OT Program
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Martha Hall

Director, Innovation
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Rita Landgraf

Director, Partnership for Healthy Communities
Professor, Practice
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michael smith

Director, Strategic Initiatives
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gina porter

Chief of Staff
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maria taylor

Director, CHS Facilities Planning
Barbara Vogt

Kathy Kampe

Assistant to the Dean

Anita Stofa

Administrative Specialist
  Name Email Association
Cindy Bo cindy.bo@nemours.org Nemours Children's Health System
Alfred I.duPont Hospital for Children
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
Amelia Knarr ameliaknarr@mac.com Elite PT, LLC
John Knarr jkelite@mac.com Elite PT, LLC
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
R. Peter Mercer jpmercer@comcast.net General Electric & Honeywell
Kenan J. Sklenar Kslenar@esdel.org Easter Seals Delaware & Maryland's Eastern Shore
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Jillian Trabulsi

Department Chair, Behavioral Health & Nutrition
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Diane Chugani

Interim Chair, Communication Sciences & Disorders
Founding Director Jennifer Horney

Jennifer Horney

Professor and Founding Director, Epidemiology
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John J. Jeka

Chair, Kinesiology & Applied Physiology

Elizabeth Speakman

Senior Associate Dean, Nursing
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Esther Biswas-Fiss

Department Chair, Medical and Molecular Sciences
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Darcy Reisman

Department Chair, Physical Therapy
Kelly Bachman

Kelly Bachman

Director, Communication & Marketing
Amy Cherry

Amy Cherry

Communication Specialist

Kristen Troy

Digital Communication Specialist, Web / Social Media
Ashley Barnas

Ashley Barnas

Digital Communication Specialist, Video / Photo
Colin Heffinger

Colin Heffinger

Part-Time Writer
Dan Sarkissian

Dan Sarkissian

Director for Development
Teresa Giacotto

Teresa Giacotto

Assistant Director for Donor Relations
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karen sunkler

Events Manager
Susan Villermaux

Susan Villermaux

Chief Business Officer (Interim)
Noel Sincere Duckworth

noel sincere duckworth

Coordinator, Partnerships for Healthy Communities

Kate DuPont Phillips

Director, Healthy Communities Delaware Initiative, Partnerships for Healthy Communities
Christine Sowinski

Christine Sowinski

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

Paulette Hussey-Kasten

Administrative Assistant, Partnerships for Healthy Communities
Amanda Boone

Amanda Boone

HR Manager, Hiring & Onboarding
Kimberly DeShields

Kimberly DeShields

HR Generalist
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alyssa benjamin

Pipeline Director
LaVonne Sumler

LaVonne Sumler

Grants Manager
Melissa Betau

Melissa Betau

Administrative Assistant
Emily Lodyga

Emily Lodyga

Academic Program Manager
Ken Anunda

Ken Anunda

Computer Support Specialist
Jeremy Ruggiero

Jeremy Ruggiero

Computer Support Specialist
TamunoTonye “Nemi” Nemi

TamunoTonye “Nemi” Nemi

IT Support Consultant II, IT-Client Support & Services
Chris Sanabria

Chris Sanabria

Computer Support Specialist
Beth Finkle

Beth Finkle

Director, Employee Health & Wellbeing
Laura Gimbutas

Laura Gimbutas

Wellbeing Coordinator
Ryan Shuler

Ryan Shuler

Associate Director, Employee Health & Wellbeing
Chelsea Finch

Chelsea Finch

Fitness Coordinator
Nancy Koller

Nancy Koller

Administrative Assistant