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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

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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, Business Operations Manager

Anthony joined Children’s Beach House staff in August 2017 working in the Wilmington office until December 2018 when he relocated from Pennsylvania to Rehoboth Beach. As Business Operations Manager, Anthony is the key point of contact for all constituencies of CBH including trustees, volunteers, staff members, donors, vendors and CBH program participants.  In this role Anthony provides operational and administrative support to the Executive Director and the CBH Leadership Team.

Prior to joining CBH, Anthony spent over 30 years in senior management positions in the Financial Services industry.  


Justin Nixon 1Justin Nixon, Creative/Marketing Manager

Justin Nixon was introduced to CBH when participating in two of our Plein Air art competition events in 2012. After moving from Baltimore, MD, he then began working for CBH (January 2014) as the Office Manager. Since then, he has expanded his role and is now the Marketing Manager and works with the 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/designer, Justin enjoys anything active and outdoors; snowboarding, hiking, kayaking, surfing, etc. He also enjoys working in his garden, building furniture, 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.

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.

Becca Case Manager square smallBecca Hanus, Case Manager for New Castle County

Becca joined Children’s Beach House staff in January of 2018. She received a Bachelors Degree in Human Services with an Educational Minor from the University of Delaware.  As Case Manager, she works with the Youth Development Team to ensure a positive and successful experience for all children and families in the program. She has been excited to be apart of the CBH team where she can work with children of all ages, families, and the community. Delaware native, Becca lives in Wilmington just a short walk from the office. Beyond CBH she loves music and plays mallet percussion, and spending time in nature exploring new parks.

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. Robert is a graduate of Cape Henlopen High School. He received his Bachelor’s Degree In Behavioral Science from Wilmington University. Robert worked 18 years with contracted community-based counseling service agencies as an Assistant Director, Supervisor and Case Manager. Over the years, he has been a mentor to other employees in the field. He retired from State Employment after 20 years of service with the Division of Family Services. Robert has been a coach of youth sports including football, baseball, and soccer. He was also avid softball player in the region. Robert brings many years of experiences and community 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 excited 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, Teacher/Administrator, Margaret H. Rollins Child Development Center

Pam started working with the CDC in April of 2016.  She has over 20 years experience working with children ages 2 to 9 in a variety of childcare settings.  The majority of her experience lies within the 3 and 4 year old age group.  Pam graduated from the University of Delaware with a BA in Human Resource/Interdisciplinary in Early Childhood Education.    Before joining the CDC, Pam was a preschool center director and teacher for Head Start and the Boys & Girls Club.  Her other experiences in early childhood education include member, Vice President, and President of Holy Trinity Preschool Board in Fayetteville NC, parent educator with Parents as Teachers, and volunteer for Child Abuse Delaware. Pam will be instructing the 4 year old class at the CDC, guiding her students to become independent thinkers, to communicate effectively, regulate feelings and emotions, and develop prosocial problem solving skills.  These preschoolers will be learning through play and interaction in the classroom.

Kenna Chanoux, Teacher at the Margaret H. Rollins Child Development Center


Baker PaulaPaula Baker, Chef

Paula Baker joined CBH in the summer of 2013. A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, Paula spent time as Executive Chef in Telluride, Colorado, Philadelphia and Boston before moving to Delaware in 2004. Paula enjoys passing on her culinary knowledge through cooking activities and classes with the campers.