The Delaware Community Foundation (DCF) today welcomes Chanta Howard-Wilkinson, Nick Lambrow and Louisa Phillips to its Board of Directors.
The DCF also thanks outgoing board chair, Kelly Firment, along with departing board members Lynn Kokjohn and Jim Mazarakis. The 2020-2022 officers are Bill Dugdale as board chair, Drew Fennell as vice chair, David Singleton as treasurer and Cindy Szabo as secretary.
The new board members are:
Chanta Howard-Wilkinson, JD, SHRM-CP
Chanta Howard-Wilkinson is a human resources consultant with Vantige, Inc., where she helps clients strategically integrate effective human resources processes, programs, and practices in their daily operations. Previously she was the Associate Director of Equal Employment Opportunity at Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn and she was a Deputy Attorney General in the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General.
Howard-Wilkinson holds a Juris Doctor degree from the Rutgers University School of Law, a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers College, and a Certificate in Human Resources Management from Villanova University. She is admitted to practice in New Jersey and the District of Columbia, and completed the Superior Court of the State of Delaware Mediation Training in Conflict Resolution.
An active volunteer, she lives in Lewes and is a member of the Lewes Public Library Board of Commissioners, Delaware Public Media Board of Directors and the Beebe Health Care Medical Foundation board of ambassadors.
Nick Lambrow was named Regional President for M&T Bank Delaware in 2011. Prior to that appointment, he served for eight years as the Regional President for the Chesapeake and Central Maryland Division, which included the Eastern Shore, and parts of Central, Southern, and Western Maryland. In his current role, Lambrow has direct responsibility for the commercial efforts and market outreach within the region, as well as coordinating the activities of the bank’s Business Banking and Retail departments.
Lambrow was recently appointed by Governor Carney to serve on the Delaware Public/Private Partnership Board of Directors. He serves as a trustee of Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library, trustee of the Christiana Care Health System, Director of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce, Member of the Delaware Business Roundtable and Director of the Wilmington Alliance Corporation.
A graduate of Loyola College with a degree in Business Administration, Lambrow began his career with a predecessor to M&T Bank, the First National Bank of Maryland (later Allfirst). Throughout his career, he has held a range of managerial positions throughout the bank’s Maryland and Greater Washington markets. He and his wife, Diane, live in Wilmington.
Louisa Phillips, RN, FACHE
Louisa Phillips retired in January 2017 as the Senior Director of Operations for the Cardiovascular Service Line at Bayhealth Medical Center after beginning her healthcare career as a tray girl in the dietary department of Kent General Hospital. Her diverse experience includes Clinical, Human Resources and Operations Leadership in both nonprofit and for-profit environments.
Phillips earned her Diploma in Nursing from Milford Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Wesley College, a Master’s Degree in Human Resources from Wilmington College, a Post Masters Certificate in Nursing Administration from Villanova University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Wilmington College. An avid lifelong learner, she earned a Master of Science Degree in Nursing from Wilmington University in 2014.
Phillips is the incoming chair of the Fund for Women. She is the immediate past chair of the Southern Delaware Board of Directors of the American Heart Association and was the recipient of the Richard H. McCarty Friend of Heart Award for Distinguished Lifetime Service and the Great Rivers Affiliate Leadership Legacy award. She is the current secretary of Bayhealth Foundation and a member of the boards of Planned Parenthood of Delaware and Mary Ann’s List.
Phillips lives in Dover with her husband Jerry Fritts and labradoodles Franky and Jax. She is the proud mother of two daughters – Meghan Phillips-Schepens, Nurse Practitioner, Bayhealth Neurosurgery, and Molly Phillips, history teacher at Dover High School – and grandmother to Cooper Schepens. She enjoys political advocacy, gardening and helping others become successful.