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Board of Directors
 

John Flynn, Executive Director

 John is an award-winning singer-songwriter and social justice activist with a dozen critically acclaimed albums and a Grammy-winning compilation contribution to his credit. John counts among his greatest blessings from 35 years on the road the ability to refer to many of his heroes as friends, as his work has garnered consistent praise and support from legends like Kris Kristofferson and Arlo Guthrie.  Deana McCloud, Executive Director of the Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma writes, "John Flynn is the real deal. His work follows in the footsteps of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Kris Kristofferson, and other social justice troubadours as he speaks the truth and gives a voice to society's disenfranchised. His work fills your heart and opens your eyes as he continues to walk the walk of a true advocate for equality, justice, and peace." John was recruited by the Franciscans to work as a volunteer with New Beginnings at the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in 2005. Since then he has overseen the programís expansion into other facilities, as well as its adoption of crucial re-entry work with post-release individuals and its incorporation as a 501c3 nonprofit. 
John has been recognized by the State Senate of Delaware for his work with incarcerated and returning citizens and Ė along with Stevie Wonder- is a corecipient of the 2019 National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Champion of Justice Humanitarian Award.

Glenn Pfeil, President

Retired Insurance Executive Glenn Pfeil retired in 2019 after more than 40 years in the financial services industry. Glenn spent 31 years with 21st Century Insurance. During this time, he served in a variety of roles, including: 21st Century President; CFO 21st Century and Executive Vice President. Prior to joining 21st Century, Glenn worked for a direct response life/health insurance company and began his career in the banking industry.
He has been active in the community as giving back is one of his key values.
He was a board member of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) and served as the Corporate Walk Chair for the LLS Light the Night event.
He has helped rebuild homes after superstorm Sandy, and has also supported Special Olympics, Ronald McDonald House, United Way, March of Dimes and Meals on Wheels.
He holds a bachelorís degree from the University of Delaware in Newark, DE, and a masterís degree from Widener University in Chester, PA

Robert L. Fox, Treasurer

BS in accounting and business administration from Delaware State University
MS in taxation from Widener University
Certified Public Accountant
Treasurer of Delaware Friends of Folk, Inc.
Past President of Dover Capital City Rotary
Past Assistant District Governor of Rotary District 7630
Past board member of the Kent Chapter of the American Heart Association
Past board member of the Dover Boys and Girls Club
Past Treasurer of Delaware Charitable Music

Sandy Pearse Stefanowicz, Secretary

Bachelorís degree in English, Special Education and Psychology from West Chester University
Masterís Degree in Theatre (directing and acting) from Villanova University
Spent 3 summers in Ireland and Northern Ireland working with disadvantaged children/teens
with Volunteers for Peace
Taught English, communications and acting for 30 years at Ridley High
Director of stage productions for 30 years for Ridley Drama Group
Casting director for film and television / acting teacher at Mike Lemon Casting for 12 years
Acting teacher and Professional Development Coordinator for Voice Box 2011 to present
Volunteer facilitator and meditation guide 2011 Ė present for New Beginnings Ė Next Step 

Ebony Brown, Board Member

Ms. Ebony Brown was born and raised in Chester PA to Mother Anita Brown, a retired Chester Upland School Teacher and Father Edward Brown, retired from the City of Chester Housing Authority. Ebony has always had very strong ties to the community volunteering at her family's church, at the Chester City Team collecting donations and working alongside her dad in the streets of Chester as a child.
After graduating from Padua Academy in 1995, Ebony moved to Delaware and currently resides in Claymont. Ebony is the Director of Community Health and Well-Being and Mission Integration for Saint Francis Healthcare in Wilmington Delaware. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management and a Master's Degree in Health Administration from The University of Phoenix. Ebony also recently completed a Certification in Mission Leadership at Aquinas Institute of Theology in September 2019. Ebony has 12 years of finance experience in the Pharma Industry and is currently overseeing the development and growth of community medical programs for the underserved. Ms. Brown leads the hospital in partnering with community leaders, in addition to expanding the outreach and accessibility of the Saint Francis Healthcare Charity Care Programs. In addition to her leadership within Saint Francis Healthcare, Ms. Brown is the single mother of her 13-year old daughter Mikaela- her proudest achievement.

  
Quincey Thomas, Board Member

Quincey Thomas 37 Wilmington, De
Studying Business Managment at Delaware Technical Comm. Col
AVP(Alternatives to Violence) Volunteer Facilitator
Victim's Voices Heard former Volunteer Facilitator
Member of New Beginnings since 2013 Inside Out Prison Exchange Program 2013
Project New Start 2014

John Weaver, Board Member

John Weaver was born in Wilmington and lived in Delaware all his life. He loves the people and the vistas Delaware has to offer. He is a graduate of Lafayette College where he met his wife of almost 40 years Cathy. He is a practicing lawyer in Delaware having graduated from Rutgers Law School. His practice is devoted to people, doing real estate closings, drafting wills and estate plans, helping parents through a custody dispute and any challenge a client may throw him. When not practicing law, he enjoys any time spent with Cathy and his three children, Christy (the Bahamas boat Captain), Molly (the nurse) and Johnny (an Air Force veteran currently working as a consultant). John understands that a community is made better by the volunteer work of its citizens. He has volunteered for the Delmarva Chapter of the American Red Cross, The Seller's Senior Center, Church of the Holy Child, Delaware Youth Soccer's TOPSoccer program and is a regular Blood donor.

 

 
 

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