Dr. David Tam
President & CEO of Beebe Healthcare
David A. Tam, MD, MBA, FACHE, is president and CEO of Beebe Healthcare. He has held that role since March 17, 2020. Tam is a distinguished and accomplished healthcare executive experienced in large public health systems and a retired officer in the United States Navy. He completed his pediatrics residency at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Oakland, California, and a pediatric neurology fellowship at the Medical College of Virginia. Tam is a board-certified fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Superintendent of Woodbridge School District
Heath Chasanov is superintendent of the Woodbridge School District, a position he has held since August 2012. Previously, he was the district’s assistant superintendent beginning in August 2003.
Chasanov has been very active with Delaware professional organizations. He has served as president of the Delaware Association of State Personnel Directors (DASPA) as well as the Delaware Association of School Administrators (DASA). For the 2017-18 school year, Chasanov was president of the Chief School Officers Association.
He has also served on a variety of statewide committees, including the Professional Standards Board (PSB), Academic Framework Working Group (AFWG), Vision Coalition Leadership Team, REL Mid-Atlantic Governing Board, Education Funding Improvement Commission, Financial Literacy Task Force, Youth Re-entry Education Task Force, Delaware Teaching Hiring Task Force, and the School District Finance Work Group.
Prior to working at Woodbridge, Chasanov served as the administrative assistant, admissions/federal programs director, and business education teacher for the POLYTECH School District. He also was previously a business manager for the Laurel School District.
Chasanov’s undergraduate and graduate degrees are from the University of Delaware, and he is currently enrolled in the university’s doctoral program for educational leadership.
Vice President for Academic Affairs at Delaware Technical Community College
Justina M. Thomas is the vice president for academic affairs at Delaware Technical Community College. She has served in this role since 2015, providing collegewide oversight for Instruction, including international education, dual enrollment, and articulation, Student Affairs, Workforce Development and Community Education, and the Office of Research and Analytics.
Thomas previously served as a full-time instructor, instructional coordinator, and chair of the developmental studies department at the Owens Campus in Georgetown and later provided leadership as the principal investigator and project director for the U.S. Department of Labor Federal Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Round 1 and Round 3 grants.
She has led Delaware Tech’s Achieving the Dream (ATD) work since 2018, when the College joined the ATD network of more than 300 colleges committed to improving student success in higher education. Achieving the Dream helps colleges achieve and sustain transformational changes that lead to equitable student outcomes.
Thomas holds a Master of Instruction from the University of Delaware and a Bachelor of Arts in English and Secondary Education from Salisbury University. She is a graduate of the College's 2006 Leadership Development Program and recipient of the College’s Excellence in Student Success Award and Excellence in Teaching Award.
Founder and Executive Director of Elevated Community Development Corporation
Lillian Harrison is the founder and executive director of Elevated Community Development Corporation (CDC), an organization that provides training, employment, and support to prior offenders, veterans, and the homeless. Elevated CDC also mentors the next generation, affectionately called MM's (Motivated Millennials), in the areas of life, money, and entrepreneurship.
A full-time pastor of Elevated Ministries, Harrison works with local churches and community organizations to assist in developing programs and services to meet the needs of the congregations and communities they serve. She is also a real estate agent and women’s empowerment boutique owner that provides apparel, jewelry, and fragrances. In addition, Harrison provides empowerment through her coaching program Purpose Over Pain and has authored several publications.
Outside of her organizations and businesses, Harrison also mentors entrepreneurs with disabilities as vice-chair of Independent Resources Inc. She serves on the Executive Committee for Sussex County Economic Development Action Committee, Advisory Board of Delaware Botanical Gardens, Governor’s Council on Housing, and Delaware Community Reinvestment Action Council.
Owner and Broker of Linda Vista Real Estate Services and a Community Investor and Developer
Quiñones earned his real estate license in February 2014 and opened Linda Vista (translation: “Beautiful View”) brokerage in 2015 and currently has 23 licensed partner agents. As a broker, Quiñones aids his agents in growing their own business and realizing their dreams.
After holding a variety of jobs throughout the years, Quiñones arrived in real estate from the substance abuse/counseling world. He finds real estate allows him to combine his love for community with his passion for serving.
Born in New York City, José spent his childhood in Puerto Rico and came to Delaware in the early 1990s as a single father of three children. He currently lives in Milton, Delaware, with his wife, Yvette, and their son, Trey.
Quiñones has won Best Real Estate Agent awards, was the Sussex County Chamber of Commerce 2018 Trailblazer Award winner, and has sat on both the Human Relations and Governor’s Council on Hispanic Affairs committees. He also documents his struggles and triumphs on social media, including his personally-produced vlog, Yo Soy Sussex, that celebrates life in Sussex County.
Director of Economic Development & Community Relations for City of Seaford
Trisha Newcomer is the director of economic development & community relations for the City of Seaford. She has held various roles within the city during her 23-year tenure, and serving as the liaison for new and existing businesses provides great pride as she gives back to the community in which she grew up.
Newcomer graduated from Delaware Technical Community College in 2000 and also holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Wilmington University. Additionally, she is a graduate of the University of Delaware’s Resourceful Leader Program and a 2012 Fellow of Leadership Delaware. In 2014, Newcomer was inducted as a Distinguished Alumni at Delaware Tech’s Jack F. Owens Campus in Georgetown.
She is president of Soroptimist International of Seaford and president of the Sussex County Health Coalition. In addition, Newcomer serves as a board member on the Melody Joy Foundation and is a member of the Seaford Tomorrow organization, the Sussex Economic Development Action committee, and the Delaware Prosperity Partners group.
Newcomer and her husband, Keith, a Salisbury City Police officer, reside in Laurel, Delaware.
Town Manager of Millsboro
Sheldon P. Hudson is the town manager of Millsboro, a role he has had since 2016. He previously served as the assistant town manager.
Hudson has worked at the county (Queen Anne’s, Maryland) and state (Delaware) levels of government. In addition, he has college-level teaching experience as an economics/history instructor and was the director of risk management for Trinity Logistics. Hudson also has professional-level human resources, policy, and budgeting experience.
In addition to obtaining doctoral credits in organizational leadership from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Hudson earned a master’s degree in government from Regent University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Hudson is an International City/County Management Association (ICMA-CM) credentialed manager candidate. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service Senior Executive Institute, the Leadership ICMA program, and the University of Delaware Institute for Public Administration’s Academy for Excellence in Local Government Leadership. Additionally, Hudson earned the Delaware Planning Education Certificate.
He serves on the Regent University Master of Public Administration Advisory Board, is a member of the boards of Lighthouse Christian School and The River—A Wesleyan Church, and is involved with the Sussex Economic Development Action Committee, Delaware Decision Makers group, Sussex County Association of Towns, and Delaware League of Local Governments.
Hudson and his wife, Kristan, have two children, Zachary and Eliana.