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Children's Beach House Staff

RichRichard T. Garrett, Executive Director

Richard joined the CBH staff in July 2003. He had worked for 20 years in residential summer camp programming, 10 of those years as executive director. Rich's fundraising experience includes special events and grant writing. He has authored several successful federal grants as well as numerous foundation grants.

Besides his work with CBH, Rich volunteers as a community mediator and facilitator for the Center for Resolutions in Media, Pennsylvania. He holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Neumann College in Aston, Pennsylvania.

noimage_smJennifer A. Clement, Director, Delaware Center for Youth Development

Jennifer joined the staff as the first director of the Delaware Center for Youth Development in 2006. She comes from Pennsylvania, where she worked as the assistant executive director at the Center for Resolutions for three years. Prior to that, she was the director of educational programs at Woodrock Inc. in Philadelphia, and was the director of curriculum at FOUNDATIONS Inc. in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. Jennifer holds a bachelor's degree in sociology from the College of Wooster in Ohio.


 
Patrice Tosi, Director of Development

Pat Tosi

 

NickNicholas Imhoff, Business Manager

Nicholas joined CBH in May 2006 as a camp counselor. In 2007, he accepted a summer internship at the Wilmington office. His role was to support the work of the Finance Committee as well as the accounting office. In May 2008, he accepted the business manager position. Nicholas holds a bachelor's degree in financial planning and a minor in interpersonal communication from Salisbury University.


 
Anthony Orman, Administrative Assistant

Anthony

 

Justin Nixon 1Justin Nixon, Creative/Marketing Manager

Justin Nixon has worked for CBH since January 2014. He moved to Lewes, DE from Baltimore, MD and began working as the Office Manager. Since then he has expanded his role at the Beach House and is working with VP of Advancement on public relations, marketing, events, web design, social media, and creating marketing collateral with his camera and graphic design. Beyond his work as a photographer, Justin enjoys anything active and outdoors; snowboarding, hiking, kayaking, surfing, etc. He also enjoys working in his garden and landscape design. Justin has an affinity for art and creativity, which has led him to play a big part in the annual Plein Air Brandywine Valley (Art Competition, Show and Sale) event which benefits CBH.

JoyJoy Kelly, Volunteer Coordinator, Lewes

Joy Kelly joined the CBH staff in October 2008. She moved to Delaware in 2007 from Fairfax, Virginia, where she worked for Fairfax County Public Schools for more than 22 years. During her career with Fairfax County, Joy acquired a broad range of experience in a variety of education-related settings, providing administrative support in elementary and middle schools, and a special education center, as well as in central administrative offices, including the School Board office and the office of the Superintendent. 

Kyle_FalgowskiKyle Falgowski, Property Manager

Kyle attended Archmere Academy and graduated from Virginia Tech in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in environmental science, and a minor in chemistry.

Kyle began his involvement with CBH as a volunteer during the summers of 1995 and 1996. During the next two years, he accepted the caretaker's assistant position and applied his talents in building maintenance. In 1999, the new and improved facility was under total reconstruction. Kyle helped maintain the very popular aquariums that were such an integral part of the Environmental Education Program. He was the first counselor hired in 2000 for the Sandcastle Day Camp. Kyle resumed his position as assistant caretaker throughout the following summers. His contributions to CBH have earned him a full-time position as property manager.

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Robert Wingo with mom Elsie 0Robert Wingo, Case Manager

Robert Wingo joined CBH staff in May 2016. A native to the region Robert grew up in Lewes, DE. He received his Bachelor’s Degree In Behavioral Science from Wilmington University. He retired from State Employment after 20 years of service with the Division of Family Services on October 2015. Finding that retirement not so exciting and that he had a lot to offer, he decided to return to work. He also provided community based mental health services in case management.  Over the years, he has been a mentor to other employees in the field. Robert is a graduate of Cape Henlopen High School. Robert has many community connections and will bring those experiences and connections to the Children’s Beach House.

 


 

Donovan SeanSean Donovan, Camp Director

Sean joined the CBH team as the new Camp Director on July 23, 2018. Sean moved here after living in Michigan for the last 6 years where he was working in education and athletics. He is ecvited to be back in Delaware, closer to family and doing what he loves to do. As the Camp Director, he will be working closely with the Case Managers to continue building a positive and successful camp program here at CBH.

 


 

Bobbi-2Roberta "Bobbie" DeBastiani, Ed.D., Consultant, School Psychologist

Bobbie joined CBH as a consultant in July of 2009. She holds a bachelor's degree from Slippery Rock State College, a master's degree from Duquesne University, and a doctorate degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. A Pittsburgh native, Bobbie relocated to Delaware in 1988. She is currently a school psychologist for the Cape Henlopen School District.

 


 
pam vansant square smallPam VanSant, Head Teacher of the Margaret H. Rollins Child Development Center

Pam VanSant

Robin Bucci, Teacher at the Margaret H. Rollins Child Development Center

Robin Bucci

Baker PaulaPaula Baker, Chef

Paula Baker