Our Leadership

Board of Directors

Ajawavi Ajavon
Founder
Every Man Counts
Newark, Delaware
(2021)

Dennis J. Coker
Principal Chief
Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware
Cheswold, Delaware
(2021)

Merritt Cooch
Realtor®
Jack Lingo REALTOR® – Carrie Lingo Team
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
(2020)

Hon. Richard R. Cooch
Retired Resident Judge of the Superior Court
State of Delaware
New Castle, Delaware
(2020)

Denison H. Hatch, Jr.
Retired Attorney
Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnel
Wilmington, Delaware
(2021)

Elizabeth Moyne Homsey, Secretary
Former Chief of the Bureau of Archives and Records
Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs
Wilmington, Delaware
(2020)

Kirsten Poole
Director, Business Operations
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
Silver Spring, Maryland
(2021)

Timothy A. Slavin, ex-officio
Director, Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs
State of Delaware
Dover, Delaware
(2020)

R. Bruce Swayze, Treasurer
Consultant
Weymouth, Swayze, and Corroon Insurance
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
(2020)

Vince Watchorn, President
President
Watchorn Education
Wilmington, Delaware
(2020)

Marilyn Whittington
Retired Executive Director
Delaware Humanities
Wilmington, Delaware
(2020)

Advisory Panel

Patricia Wilson Aden
President
The Blues Foundation
Memphis, Tennessee
(2020)

Anne Cooch Doran
Chief Financial Officer
Diagnosys LLC
Lowell,MA

Dr. Shree Inamdar
Professor and Director – Water Science and Policy Graduate Program
University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware
(2021)

Robert Francis James
Painter
Hockessin, Delaware 
(2021)

Savannah Shepherd
Founder
Delaware Social Justice Remembrance Coalition
Wilmington, Delaware
(2021)

Melva L. Ware, Ph.D.
Retired Educator
University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware
(2020)

Jonathan Whitney
Co-Founder
Flux Creative Consulting
Wilmington, Delaware
(2022)

Richmond L. Williams, Esquire
Chief Counsel,
Environmental Litigation and Real Estate
Ashland LLC
Greenville, Delaware
(2020)

David W. Young, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Delaware Historical Society
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
(2020)

Consultants

Wade Catts
President
South River Heritage Consulting
Newark, Delaware
(2020)

Cam and Kathy Yorkston
Principals
Yorkston Consulting
Hockessin, Delaware
(2020)

Website By:
Leonard Young
Delawareblack.com

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