Core Group

A Core Group comprised of founding agencies and current Network chair(s) guides the work of the SWPN. The SWPN itself is led by a chair and vice-chair, who set agendas, run meetings, and facilitate communication among members.


The Core Group currently consists of the following members:

Britt Salen, Co-Chair
Neighborhood Planning Manager
West Side Grows Together 

William Swiatek, Co-Chair
Principal Planner
Wilmington Area Planning Council 

Diana Dixon
Vice President
Southbridge Civic Association

Rysheema Dixon
Councilperson
City of Wilmington  

Ella Edwards
Health Promotion Advocate
Henrietta Johnson Medical Center

Michelle Harlee
4th District Councilwoman 
City of Wilmington

John Harrod
Director
DuPont Envir. Education Center 

Victor Perez
Associate Professor
University of Delaware 

Kate Dupont Phillips
Executive Director
Healthy Communities Delaware

Marie Reed
Past President
Southbridge Civic Association 

Hanifa Shabazz
Executive Director
Southbridge Community Development Corporation

Travis Smith Sr.
President
Southbridge Connects

Allison Windle
Executive Director
Neighborhood House

Russ Zerbo
Advocate
Clean Air Council