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Board of Directors




Cathy Weaver, President

Senior Vice President for Mission Integration at Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic. 
In this role, she works to help colleagues to live the hospital vision and values and promotes community outreach and service. 
Cathy lives in Wilmington with her husband, John. 
She has three adult children.


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


Glenn Pfeil, Board Member

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.


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 

   
Quincey, 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


Executive Director, John Flynn

 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. 

 

 

 
 

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