People on the Move: August 19


People on the Move is an overview of recent hirings, promotions, appointments, and other notable moves by state professionals. If you wish to submit an application, please contact [email protected].


Dr. Ryan Arias, DO, joins the faculty of the R. Randall Rollins Center for Medical Education at Beebe Healthcare. He will be a key faculty member in the family medicine residency program and will also see patients at Long Neck Primary Care.

Arias earned his medical degree from Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine in North Carolina and completed his family medicine residency training at Harnett Health in North Carolina, where he became chief resident of the program.

He was a teaching assistant in osteopathic manipulative medicine – one of his areas of special interest – and an adjunct professor of family medicine at his alma mater. His other areas of particular interest are the treatment of the “athlete” and simulation medicine, which contributes to the training of clinical teams.


Santora CPA Group, a Newark-based certified accounting and consulting firm, is pleased to announce that Caitlin M. Riggs joined SCG as a staff accountant. She graduated in 2022 from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Management Information Systems. Riggs began her career at SCG as a summer intern in 2021. She works on a variety of tax and audit assignments, and is currently studying for the CPA exam. She is a member of the American Institute and the Delaware Society of Certified Public Accountants.


Partner of Becker Morgan Group Emilie Purdum, AIA, recently received the Accredited Learning Environments Planner (ALEP) designation, a mark of excellence developed to reflect the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of an educational facility planner. The Association for Learning Environments (A4LA), the creator of the ALEP credential, observes: “A person who has been certified by A4LE has achieved the highest qualification in our profession. Clients can nominate ALEPs with the certainty that they have been screened for competence by our association. »

Purdum joined Becker Morgan Group in 2014 and has worked on several of the company’s most important educational projects over the past eight years. Currently, she is a project manager at numerous K-12 schools, including the new Capital School District Consolidated Middle Schools project and the Wicomico High School HVAC renovations. Emily joined the A4LE Chesapeake Bay/Delaware Valley Chapter in 2018 and is currently President-Elect after serving on the Board of Directors since 2021.


Wendy Smith, Emma Smith Morris Chair in Management and Co-Director of the Women’s Leadership Initiative at Lerner College, University of Delaware, has been elected a Fellow of the Academy of Management (AOM), the premier professional organization for management scholars . The scholarship honors AOM members who have made significant contributions to the science and practice of management. She is one of 17 senior management academics who have been appointed to the position. She will be officially inducted at the AOM Scholars Dinner in Seattle in August. Smith is also the newly elected chair of the AOM’s Organization and Management Theory (OMT) division program. The appointment is a five-year leadership position. Smith has been an active member of UNWTO since 1998 and has held various positions.


Jennifer Joe, Whitney Family Professor of Accounting, Cohen Family Lerner Director of Diversity and Chief Diversity Advocate at the University of Delaware’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics, has been appointed to the Investor Advisory Group (IAG) of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board ( PCAOB) and Standards and Emerging Issues Advisory Group (SEIAG). Joe is the only board member to hold a Ph.D. and CPA to serve on both boards.

The PCAOB is a nonprofit corporation created by Congress to oversee audits of public companies to protect investors and promote the public interest in the preparation of informative, accurate, and independent audit reports. The PCAOB also oversees broker and dealer audits, including compliance reports filed under federal securities laws.

Joe is an award-winning researcher whose work examines the impact of key institutional factors on the quality of corporate financial reporting, including audit litigation, regulation, audit quality and reporting tools. data analysis, as well as the role of cognition in decisions using accounting information.


Micah Terry was hired as a regional marketing and sales specialist for Life Care Services. Terry, from Newark, has a background in behavioral science and healthcare administration, retail experience, and operations and marketing skills. Combined, they provide the perfect backdrop for his new role at Life Care Services (LCS). In this capacity, he oversees and manages the marketing and sales teams of Shipley Living and Foulk Living of Wilmington and Millcroft Living of Newark.

(Left to right) AR Siders, co-director of UD’s Gerard J. Mangone Science and Policy Center for Climate Change, Jeremy Firestone, professor in the School of Marine Science and Policy and former director of the Center for Climate Change Research UD Wind, Senator Carper, and Moira Cyphers, Director of Eastern State Affairs for the American Clean Power Association. | PHOTO COURTESY OF OFFICE OF CARPER

US Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, received the Clean Power Champion Award from the American Clean Power Association on the campus of the University of Delaware (UD) in Lewes.

The week of August 15-19 marks America’s Clean Energy Week, a national celebration of clean energy technologies, including onshore wind, offshore wind, solar, energy storage and infrastructure. transmission. The Clean Power Champion Awards are given to elected officials who have propelled the clean energy industry through policy and leadership. The 2022 Champion Award winners have strongly advocated for onshore wind, offshore wind, solar, energy storage and transmission and helped support clean, local and reliable energy that will power our country and our economy. .


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