Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The duty of the Board of Directors, and its members is to:

Perform any and all duties imposed on them collectively or individually by law, by the articles of incorporation, or by the bylaws of the organization; Appoint and remove, employ and discharge, and, except as otherwise provided in the bylaws, prescribe the duties and fix the compensation, if any, of all officers, agents, and employees of the corporation; Supervise all officers, agents, and employees of the corporation to assure that their duties are performed properly; Meet at such times and places as required by the bylaws;

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Director, Board Secretary

Donna Whigham

Donna has worked for the State of Delaware at Delaware Tech Community College for the past 21 years. She is the Fiscal Services Manager overseeing Stanton and Wilmington campuses budgets. She is part of their Middle States team. She was born in Texas and graduated from Lee College with her associates degree in Business and Accounting. She is married to Bill for 38 years. They have two children Travis and Heather and three grandchildren.  They moved to Delaware in 1986…

Wesley Hewitt

Wes worked for DuPont at the Chambers works site in New Jersey. In August of 1971, he started an apprenticeship for Sheet Metal. He then attended Salem Community College and graduated from their Air Conditioning and Refrigeration program in May of 1975. Fourteen years later he returned to Salem Community College and received his Associate Degree in Applied Science in 1991. He has been married to Emily for 56 years. They have two children, a son and a daughter, and…
Outside Director

Paul Heath

Paul Heath is a a director in the firm of Richards, Layton and Finger in the Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring Department, practices in the areas of bankruptcy, insolvency and creditor’s rights, focusing primarily on the representation of debtors, secured creditors, purchasers, committees and other parties in interest in chapter 11 cases. Paul has served as lead counsel in several large chapter 11 cases and as co-counsel in numerous significant chapter 11 matters. Additionally, Paul provides advice and legal opinions regarding…
Outside Director

Michael Brandon

Michael Brandon is the Executive Director of The Paris Foundation, an organization that seeks to demonstrate Christ’s unconditional love to those in the Greater Elkton area, who are in need of material, emotional, and spiritual support. Previously, Mike has served as a police officer and a pastor. He and his family live in the Elkton area.
Director, Chairman

Jack Cohen

Jack Cohen grew up in North East, MD, going to North East Elementary School, North East Middle School, and graduating from North East High School in 1989.  During that time several great life-shaping events occurred, as Jack Cohen matured and came to know Jesus Christ in special and powerful ways through a church in North East, Md. From there, Jack Cohen attended West Virginia University [WVU] in Morgantown, W.Va., graduating in 1994 with a B.S. in Journalism.  Although he worked briefly in public relations and outside sales, Jack…
Director, Treasurer

James Forsman

Jim Forsman retired from the DuPont Company in 2008, where he held many senior leadership positions over his 29 year career. His last position was Global Vice President and General Manager of the company’s Safety and Engineering Consulting business, which was one of the largest consulting businesses in the world when he left. Prior to that, he held numerous management positions in Engineering, R&D, Manufacturing, Marketing, and Business Management. During his career he was posted in numerous domestic and international…
Outside Director

D.R. Barton, JR.

D.R. Barton received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech and his MBA from the University of Delaware. He was a Certified Lay Speaker in the United Methodist Church for over a decade and became a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Delaware in 1989.  D.R. lives with his wife, Cathie Barton, Ph.D. and has two adult children, Meg and Josh. D.R. started his vocational career with a 15-year stretch as a chemical engineer with chemical industry giant DuPont. After…