Delaware Humanities Congratulates New Officers and Welcomes New Members

August 8, 2023

Delaware Humanities Announces Board Officers and Six New Members 

Delaware Humanities is excited to announce the addition of six new members to their Board of Directors. The Board of Directors helps to strengthen and monitor all programs and services that Delaware Humanities conducts throughout the state, and Board Members also ensure effective fiscal management, fundraising, strategic planning and promoting of all organization activities.  

The newest community members of this board are: 

Mike W. Jackson, Director of Marketing and Business Development and CMO for Sociable Consulting  

Abby Fischer, Program Administrator for Children & Families First in Wilmington, Delaware  

Clay Athey, Partner and Executive Committee for Prickett, Jones & Elliott 

Kirby Larence, Owner and Counselor of Key 2 Clarity Counseling Services  

Shannon Peterson, Head of Transformation and Business Management at BNY Mellon  

Tom Powers (P.H.D.), Associate Professor of Philosophy at University of Delaware 

To ensure that the Board Members can fulfill all duties associated with the role, Delaware Humanities seeks individuals who have deep community connections and a love of the humanities. Members of the Board should also reflect the demographic and geographic diversity of the state. Delaware Humanities is excited to bring on these new board members to help foster its mission of strengthening communities by connecting Delawareans through the diversity of human experiences. 

“Having resided in Delaware for the past seven years, it has become clear to me that even here in the USA there are people and groups who remain underexposed and simply are not aware of their own potential and resources available to help them unlock and achieve that potential,” says Mike W. Jackson, recently added Board Member and CMO of Sociable Consulting. “My goal is that serving on the board of Delaware Humanities gives me the opportunity to find those underrepresented groups and help them understand the resources available to them through education.”  

The Board of Directors has also seen changes within its Executive Roles with the election of its new Chair and Secretary. Delaware Humanities would like to congratulate Adenike Davidson for being elected Chair after the term ended for the previous Chair, Tom Williams. Adenike Davidson has been a member of the Board since 2018 and is currently a Professor of English and Gender Studies at Delaware State University. Sara Jatcko was also recently elected to a new role as Secretary of the Board after being with the organization for a year. Sara Jatcko works for Dupont Specialty Products Company as a Senior Specialist in Grant Operations and had previously worked at University of Delaware as a Contract and Grant Specialist.  

Delaware Humanities would also like to congratulate the returning officers who have been re-elected in their roles. Amy Ferrer and Akash Dania will continue to serve as Vice Chair and Treasurer, respectively. 

The Board now consists of twenty-five members who will support the nonprofit’s work. Board Members nominations are accepted year-round, but nominations for next year must be submitted by April 1, 2024.