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Cornforth, Gauthier and Phillips Join DCF Board of Directors

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The Delaware Community Foundation welcomes Pam Cornforth, Frances Gauthier and Louisa Phillips to its Board of Directors.  

The 2022-2024 chair is Drew Fennell, who succeeds outgoing chair Bill Dugdale. The new vice chair is Chanta Howard-Wilkinson. The DCF thanks Dugdale for his service, along with departing board members David Singleton and Don Nicholson.  

The new board members are: 

Pam Cornforth 

Landenberg, Pennsylvania resident Pam Cornforth, who has served as president and CEO of the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware since 1999, is the incoming chair of the Fund for Women. Cornforth also has served as president of the Rotary Club of Wilmington and the Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement (DANA). In 2010, Cornforth was named a Brava! Women Business Achievement Award winner and was inducted into the Brava! Hall of Fame.  

Frances Gauthier 

Frances Gauthier is a Glen Mills, Pennsylvania resident and the litigation director at the Legal Services Corporation of Delaware, where she represents low-income clients in mortgage foreclosure actions and consumer bankruptcies. She previously practiced corporate law in Delaware for nearly two decades and she was a fundraising consultant for World YWCA in Geneva, Switzerland.  

Louisa Phillips, RN, FACHE 

Louisa Phillips, a Dover resident who retired from Bayhealth Medical Center in 2017, is returning to the DCF board as an at-large member after previously serving as the chair of the Fund for Women from 2020-2022. Phillips previously was chair of the Southern Delaware Board of Directors of the American Heart Association and recipient of the Richard H. McCarty Friend of Heart Award for Distinguished Lifetime Service. She is the current secretary of Bayhealth Foundation and a member of the boards of Planned Parenthood of Delaware and Mary Ann’s List.