Board of Directors

Ali DiSabatino

Ali is a proud owner/founder of three Lewes restaurants:  Striper Bites, Half Full, and Kindle.  In 1997, she graduated from The Florida State University with a degree in Management Information Systems, leading to a five-year career as an eCommerce consultant for Cap Gemini Ernst & Young.  In 2001, Ali moved to Delaware where she and […]

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Brian M. Ellis, Esq.

Treasurer

Brian Ellis is a partner in the Georgetown and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware offices of Morris James, LLP. His practice focuses on providing legal guidance and advice to individuals and businesses in a variety of areas, concentrating on business, transactional and real estate law. Following graduation from law school in 1998, Brian spent seven years practicing […]

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Donna L. West

Chair

Donna L. West has loved theater as long as she can remember from seeing Man of La Mancha with Howard Keel at the Shady Grove Music Fair, to HAIR at the Morris Mechanic in Baltimore to numerous plays, musicals and a 5 year season ticket holder for the New York City Ballet in New York […]

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Jay Allen

Jay is the owner and Executive Chef for The Elegant Plate Personal Chef Service for five years and was a Chef at Restaurant Amuse, The Buttery, Crust N Craft and Tersiguels French Country Restaurant. He is a Graduate of L’Academe De Cuisine and gained a Masters in Italian Cuisine from The Italian Culinary Institute in […]

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John B. Pitchford

Secretary

John Pitchford retired in 2014 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture where he led a division devoted to breaking down barriers to international grain trade, thereby increasing export markets for America’s farmers. Since retiring, John devotes most of his time to community service: Clear Space Theatre, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society, the Delaware Public Guardian […]

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Judy Rayner

Judy Rayner began her sales career with Xerox Corporation in Atlanta and later was promoted to DC as a Regional Manager in a position dedicated to expanding the number of women in sales management positions. She co-developed and taught a program teaching women the necessary skills to reach their career goals. Finding teaching rewarding, Judy […]

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Kelsey Murphy

Representative at large

Kelsey Murphy is Director of Operations with Inclind, Inc. in Lewes, Delaware, where she has been employed since 2017. Prior career highlights include Process Manager (2015-2017) and Settlement Coordinator (2013-2015) at Schell Brothers, in Rehoboth Beach; and a teacher in the Indian River School District (2010-2013). She has also performed on stage at Clear Space […]

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Laura Lee Mason, Ed.D.

Vice Chair

Laura Lee Mason is currently works as an Academic Advisor and Lead Adjunct Faculty for Wilimington University. She is skilled in Agile Methodologies, Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Public Speaking, and Curriculum Development. Prior to working at WIlmington University, Laura was employed as a Technical Manager at America Online, Inc.

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Louis H. Katz

Louis H. Katz had a distinguished career as an Executive Officer at The George Washington University in Washington D.C., a top tier higher education and research university in the nation’s capital with more than 25,000 students. As the chief financial officer, primary responsibilities included the management of GW’s financial, physical and information systems resources and […]

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Mark Hunker

Mark is President and CEO of VICTOR42.  Mark has built a highly successful 30-year career that included his positions as CEO/President, COO, and EVP in the private sector as well as Senior Consultant for government contracting corporations, Chief of Staff for the Office of Personnel Management, and Advisor in The White House during the Clinton […]

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Megan Nehrbas

Megan Nehrbas is the Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Manager for Sussex County Government in the Information Technology division.  Megan leads a diverse and award-winning team of innovators who have been awarded 2 International Special Achievement awards in the field of GIS and have been highlighted regionally on numerous occasions as a success story.  Megan […]

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Sharon Mack

Sharon Mack is owner/operator of A Healthy Compass, a health, nutrition, and fitness coaching firm based in Lewes, Delaware, established in 2013. Prior to relocating from Troy, New York, she was a Wellness Coach/Personal Trainer/Facilitator at the Capital District YMCA. Sharon has a Bachelors Degree in English and Geology from the State University of NY […]

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