Philanthropy Delaware Welcomes New Chief Executive Officer, Tynetta Brown

Monday, October 26, 2020

Philanthropy Delaware Welcomes New Chief Executive Officer, Tynetta Brown

(October 26, 2020 by Press Release) - Wilmington, DE Philanthropy Delaware is pleased to announce that Ms. Tynetta Brown has been hired to serve as CEO, effective November 9, 2020.

Ms. Brown will work to expand philanthropic awareness in Delaware, assist members and other organizational partners to increase the impact of grantmaking, and ensure members have access to national best practices and philanthropic resources.  She will be responsible for the day-to-day administration of the organization, including administrative responsibilities, member services, educational programming, and the implementation of the strategic plan.

“The Board of Directors is thrilled to welcome Tynetta at a crucial time when philanthropy must be at its best and when the organization is better poised than ever to address critical issues and policies that affect Delawareans,” said Board Chair, Vernita Dorsey. “She brings a fresh perspective to the work that we do and has the experience and capacity to lead the organization through the next phase of our 10-year strategic plan. Additionally, I’d like to thank the search team led by Board Treasurer Regina Alonzo, the entire Board of Directors, and our dedicated staff for successfully managing operations during this interim period.”   

Recently, Ms. Brown served as the Director of Development and Marketing/Communications for the WRK Group (The Warehouse, REACH Riverside Development Corporation and Kingswood Community Center). She was responsible for implementation and collaborative oversight of fundraising efforts and the marketing and communications efforts for all three entities.

Prior to the WRK Group, she was employed at United Way of Delaware as the Director of Community Impact as well as the Associate Director of Health. She also served as staff liaison on the Public Policy Committee, as an Ally to their PRIDE Council Affinity Group, which focused on LGBTQ+ youth, adult health, and workplace equity, while representing the organization on various committees, task forces, and conference planning teams related to youth, education, policy, and health.

“I am truly honored to have been selected for this leadership role and commit to leverage the breadth of my qualifications and relationships – along with that of the team and our Board – to continue to advance philanthropy in our state, further position the organization as the “go to” in the sector, and collaboratively strive for better outcomes from the investments our members make,” said Ms. Brown.  

Ms. Brown has over 23 years of experience in the public health, corporate, and pharmaceutical sectors with demonstrated skills in strategic sponsorship development, relationship management, social marketing, and management of non-profit and government programs. Additionally, she has expertise in public policy and advocacy that emphasized health and economic equity. 

Her past career also includes serving as Vice-President, Social Marketing with Ogilvy Public Relations in Washington, DC; Director, Corporate Relations for the American College of Cardiology in Washington, DC; Senior Alliance Development Manager in the cardiovascular franchise at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals; Executive Director of the Tri-State Stroke Network for the North Carolina Dept. of Health and Human Services and the CDC; Program Manager for both the American Heart Association and Operation Health 27610 in North Carolina.

Tynetta currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Christiana Care and Kids Chance of America and Delaware. Previous national, local board and volunteer service includes the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, WomenHeart:The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease, The Delaware Contemporary, the National Coalition of 100 Black Women-Delaware Chapter(VP of Development), and the US-DHHS Heart Attack Expert Panel.

Awards and honors include: Board Leadership Award recipient from the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Delaware Today magazine’s Women in Business Award, and recognition by the Association of Black Cardiologists with the Commitment to Diversity and the Elimination of Health Care Disparities Award.

She is also an Interior Design/Lifestyle contributor for Women of MORE magazine, a recent contributor to the upcoming November release of the anthology project Love Letters to My Girls:100 Black Women Speak to the Hearts of Black Women & Girls. Ms. Brown has contributed to several blogs and health-related publications and co-authored an issue of the Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved.

Her personal passions include interior and jewelry design. She has consulted on small projects offering tailored solutions in strategic planning, marketing, project management, partnership engagement, and design for community environments.

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