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Board of Directors

Dr. Nancy Feichtl - President
Dr. Nancy Feichtl

Was a school teacher, principal, district Director, author/founder /executive director of a charter school and taught English or Educational Administration courses at several universities. Throughout her life, she was a member or officer 20+ Executive Boards, including News Journal Advisory Board, DE Association of School Administrators, International Reading Association, National Council of Christians and Jews, etc. She is currently an active Board member of the Clear Space Theatre Company. She was a Presenter for World Future Society throughout MD & DE as well as nationally (San Francisco, Atlanta, Toronto, etc.)

Wayne Miller - Vice President
Wayne Miller
Vice President

Wayne Miller has led numerous large and small corporate entities from the executive suite. Mr. Miller was Chief Operating Officer of TGI, the nations largest independent transportation and logistics company. With over 1500 vehicles in the "on demand" transportation business. Mr. Miller led TGI to over $45 Million in annual revenue while serving the day to day demands of a fully integrated business including self-insurance, complete mechanical operations and 24/7/365 dispatch operations. Interacting with both regional and national legislature, Mr. Miller had a significant impact on the laws and regulations affecting the industry including para-transit and wheelchair access matters. Mr. Miller also served as a board member for the Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) where he was influential working with National, State and Regional Authorities to reduce the incidence of impaired driving including the creation of the "Chooser Cruiser" to help drivers make smart decisions when consuming alcohol. Mr. Miller makes Bethany Beach Delaware his home and now works in private equity as CEO of various portfolio companies.

Mr. Robert C. Porta - Treasurer
Mr. Robert C. Porta

Mr Porta retired in April 1969 after serving 43 years with The Bell Telephone Company of Pennsylvania, Bell Telephone Laboratories and it's post-divestiture fragment, Bell Communications Research, now known as Telcordia. His last employment position was as Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Telcordia. Since retirement, Mr Porta has been involved in various volunteer capacities including Tax Preparation through AARP and Data Base management for Sussex County Habitat for Humanity Restore, He regularly conducts computer-related courses at OSHER Life Long Learning. Institute.

Mr. Brook Andrews - Secretary
Mr. Brook Andrews

Having completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Miami University (Ohio), extensive graduate coursework in Painting and Drawing from The American University, and a Master's Degree in Dance from The George Washington University, Mr. Andrews taught Drawing and Dance at the University level for seven years in California and Washington, D.C. From 1972 through 1985 he studied with and performed under professional choreographers in New York City and Washington, D.C. In 1986 he accepted a position with the Interrelated ARTS Program within the Montgomery County Maryland Public School System as a Dance and Art consultant to classroom teachers.

In 1997, he relocated to Rehoboth Beach and in 2000 was hired as the Art teacher at the newly opened Sussex Academy of Arts and Sciences in Georgetown, Delaware. While there he completed graduate level coursework in Special Education at Wilmington University and became certified and highly-qualified in the field which allowed him to accept the school's position of Special Education Program Coordinator. His last year of teaching before retiring in 2007 was spent at Howard T. Ennis School in Georgetown, Delaware where he taught reading to secondary school students. He currently serves on the board of the Sussex Academy Foundation. He is active in local politics and volunteers time for the Sussex County Habitat for Humanity Organization.

Mary Anne Hoopes - Board Member
Mary Anne Hoopes
Board Member

Mary Anne Hoopes is an attorney with over 30 years’ experience with the U.S. Department of Justice and other government agencies. Her practice focused on employment and administrative law, personnel security and legal ethics. Since moving to Lewes full-time in 2009, Mary Anne has been an active supporter of several local non-profit organizations, and is on the board of directors of Southern Delaware Therapeutic Riding.

Suzette Chagnon - Board Member
Suzette Chagnon
Board Member

Suzette Chagnon is a lifelong educator with experience in both private and public school administration. She has taught and served on nonprofit boards in the District of Columbia and Montgomery County, Maryland. Suzette graduated from Trinity University in Washington D.C. and earned an M.A. degree from the University of Maryland at College Park. Suzette is committed to extending opportunities and improving life for underserved and economically disadvantaged communities. She is excited to help build ITNSouthernDelaware’s capacity to bring improved mobility and independence to older adults and visually impaired adults in Southern Delaware.

Kevin Burdette
Kevin Burdette
Board Member

Kevin E. Burdette has lived in Sussex County, Delaware since 1974, and since 1986 has lived east of Milton with his wife, Nancy. He has a Distance Learning Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration, and has worked actively in the Well Drilling, Geo-technical, and Water Treatment and Supply industry for over 18 years and became a Partner and Principal in a very successful Mid-Atlantic Civil Engineering firm.

Kevin is currently a semi-retired business consultant as well as an adjunct instructor for the Delaware Technical Community College Environmental Center. He desires to maintain a high Quality of Life for Sussex County residents including his children and grandchildren, and he believes in, "Respecting Our Heritage While Planning for the Future".

Kevin’s mother lived with him and Nancy for the last years of her life and during that time, her desire to remain active and independent made the need for a service like ITN quite apparent to Kevin. He knows that with the substantial growth of the senior population in Sussex County, the mission of ITN Southern Delaware is critical now and will continue to be in the future. He has a strong commitment to improving the Quality of Life for all Sussex County residents by helping them remain healthy, active, and mobile.