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Fennell, Howard-Wilkinson and Kennedy New DCF Board Officers

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Dugdale, López Waite and Szabo continue in leadership roles

The Delaware Community Foundation welcomes Drew Fennell as the new chair of its board of directors, Chanta Howard-Wilkinson as vice chair and Pete Kennedy as treasurer.

The board’s executive committee also includes Cindy Szabo as secretary, Margie López Waite as at-large member and Bill Dugdale as immediate past board chair.

The new board officers are:

Drew Fennell recently retired as the chief communications and experience officer at ChristianaCare, a role she held since 2017. Fennell has been widely recognized for her leadership throughout Delaware, including by the ACLU of Delaware, Delaware Human Relations Commission and Delaware State Bar Association. She also was inducted into the Delaware Commission for Women’s Hall of Fame in 2019. Fennell earned a law degree from Rutgers University and an undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware.

Chanta Howard-Wilkinson is a diversity, equity and inclusion/ human resources consultant. She previously served as associate director of EEO/AA for Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, deputy attorney general and EEO/affirmative action coordinator for the New Jersey Office of Attorney General, and as an associate at a large New Jersey law firm. Howard-Wilkinson holds a law degree and a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University, as well as a certificate in diversity and inclusion for HR from Cornell University.

Pete Kennedy is a director at Cover & Rossiter, where he leads the audit practice. With more than 25 years of experience in the accounting field, in addition to his experience with nonprofits and public sector organizations, Kennedy has worked in many diverse fields, including manufacturing, construction, and professional and financial services. Kennedy holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Clarkson University. Kennedy is retired from the Navy Reserve after 22 years of service, including six years of active duty and the last 16 as a Reservist.