Board President, KATHRYN A. PINCUS (B.A., Magna Cum Laude, University of Delaware and J.D., Georgetown University Law Center) practiced at two law firms and in-house for a public utility holding corporation. Since her "early retirement" from law practice, she has filled her days taking care of a busy household and family and supporting numerous charitable and community causes including the Board of Jewish Family Services, Chair of Capital Campaign and Annual Fund Campaign at Wilmington Friends School. She is also writing fiction (her debut novel Long Hill Home was published February 15, 2015).
Board Vice President and Secretary, STEPHEN LAMB is an attorney and, since 2009, has been a partner at Paul Weiss, a New York-based law firm with offices in Wilmington. From 1997 to 2009, he served as Vice Chancellor on the Delaware Court of Chancery. Mr. Lamb has lived and worked in Wilmington since 1980.
Board Treasurer, CLINTON W. WALKER is Chief Administrative Officer, Regulatory Counsel and Secretary of Barclays Bank Delaware in Wilmington, Delaware. Mr. Walker is a fellow of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers, former Chairman of the American Bar Association’s Subcommittee on Privacy and served as a member of the Consumer Advisory Council of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve from 2002-05. He is Vice Chair of the West End Neighborhood House and Wilmington Renaissance Development Corporation, and a member of the Board of Freire School, Leading Youth Through Empowerment, the Delaware Children’s Museum, the Delaware Historical Society and the Light Up the Queen Foundation.
MARIANNE ABDUL is the Wholesale Affairs Director in the Government Affairs department of Delmarva Power and responsible for the internal and external business affairs pertaining to the electric municipals and electric cooperatives across the three PHI service regions – Delmarva Power, Atlantic City Electric and Pepco. For the past seven years, Ms. Abdul served on the Girls Scouts of Chesapeake Board and various Girl Scout committees and, additionally is very active with Junior Achievement of Delaware, the Delaware SPARC initiative and will join the Boys and Girls Club of Delaware Board in spring, 2016.
JOYCE LAMB (B.A.Chatham College, J.D. Georgetown University) practiced criminal trial law as an Assistant Prosecutor for Passaic County, NJ from 1975-78. She stopped practicing law to raise her two children but continued to be involved in the community as a volunteer, substitute teacher at Wilmington Friends School, Trustee at Wilmington Friends School and member of the Delaware Community Foundation Grants Committee. Her commitment to education in Delaware includes support for Delaware Teach for America and as a founding member of the Board of Directors of LYTE.
LISA LESSNER, started her career in public accounting at Coopers and Lybrand and hospital administration at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and is currently an independent fund raising and development consultant whose primary client is Innovative Schools, a Delaware charter school support organization. She is currently a board member of the Boys and Girls Club of Delaware, Albert Einstein Academy, and Leading Youth Through Empowerment, and additionally volunteers as a mentor for Creative Mentoring and serves as a Commissioner on the Delaware Public Integrity Commission. Ms. Lessner was a founder and board member of the Delaware Children's Museum for 14 years, serving as Vice President for 7 years and President for 7 years until the museum opened in 2010.
LAURISA SCHUTT is the Executive Director of Teach For America Delaware, and previously spent eight years in Hong Kong where she launched and ran an internationally successful accessories company. Ms. Schutt holds a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Harvard University and a Masters in Philosophy in Oriental Studies from Cambridge University. She currently serves on the boards of Leadership Delaware, The Independence School, Leading Youth Through Empowerment, First State Squash, Delaware College Scholars, and is the president of Phillips Exeter Academy’s class of ’88 and a member of University of Delaware’s College of Education Advisory Council.