Staff

Richard 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.

Jennifer A. Clement

Director, Educere Institute

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

Vice President of Advancement

Pat joined Children’s Beach House in 2016 and, as Vice President of Advancement, she and her team are responsible for raising the funds necessary to fulfill the mission of Children’s Beach House. 

Before moving to Delaware, Pat served as CEO of Hope’s Door, an emergency shelter and counseling agency for victims of domestic violence in Dallas, Texas. Prior to that she was the CFO and CEO of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Pat has also owned a lucrative manufacturing company and held executive positions in finance and marketing at several Fortune 500 Companies.

Pat takes great pride in knowing that together with a team of extraordinary staff, devoted volunteers and supportive community members, Children’s Beach House is making an important difference in the lives of some very special kids and their families.

 

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.

 

Meg Gardner

Director of Resource Development

Meg joined our team in 2020 to run CBH’s new venture, Greater Good Events; a catering and event company to benefit the expansion of programming for Children’s Beach House.

Justin Nixon

Marketing Manager

Justin Nixon was introduced to CBH when participating in two of our Plein Air art competition events in 2012. After moving to Lewes from Baltimore, he was hired at 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, 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; exploring the National Parks, snowboarding, hiking, kayaking, and surfing. He also enjoys working in his garden, building furniture, and landscape design.

 

Pam VanSant

Teacher/Administrator, Child Development Center

Pam started working with the CDC in April of 2016. She has over 20 years of 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 instructs 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. 

 

Kenna Chanoux

Teacher, Child Development Center

Kenna began working in the Early Childhood Education field as a Lead Teacher in a two-year-old classroom. Throughout her career, she has worked with Two-Year-Olds and Three-Year-Olds in a preschool setting and has taken on administrative roles. Currently, Kenna is licensed and qualified as an Early Childhood Administrator through the Department of Education and the Office of Childcare Licensing in the State of Delaware. Kenna’s certifications include: TECE 1 & 2, a CDA (Infants & Toddlers), and an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Delaware Tech. Kenna has credentials in Infants and Toddlers, Preschool and Assessment & Curriculum through the Delaware Institute of Early Childhood Education.

 

Paula 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.

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