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:

Brittany Salen, Chair

Executive Director

Environmental Justice Initiative 

William Swiatek, Vice Chair

Principal Planner

Wilmington Area Planning Council 

Michelle Harlee,


City of Wilmington 

Rysheema Dixon 

Councilperson at-large

City of Wilmington  

Marie Reed,


Southbridge Civic Association 

Travis Smith, Sr.,


Southbridge Connects 

Alison Windle,

Executive Director

Neighborhood House 

Victor Perez,

Assistant Professor

University of Delaware 

Amere Robinson

Southbridge Weekend Chair

Ella Edwards

Health Promotion Advocate

Henrietta Johnson Medical Center

Wayne Marshall

Southbridge Community Garden Manager

Marvin Thomas

Community Advocate

The Neighborhood House