Richard E. Seifert, Chairperson, Public Member, Term Expires June 2023
Richard E. Seifert, Chairperson, Public Member - State of Delaware employee since 1992; prior to public service, served an 18-year corporate career with multiple industry assignments in accounting and finance leadership positions; projects focused on mergers & acquisitions, debt restructuring, strategic planning, and operational expansions.
Currently serves as a Planner/Researcher in the Office of the Commissioner, Delaware Department of Correction. Responsibilities support agency-wide financial & operational analysis, program assessments, and strategic initiatives. Previous state service includes assignments as the Special Operations Group Projects Coordinator; Deputy Bureau Chief of Prisons; Executive Assistant and Management Analyst. DOC supervises approximately 7,000 incarcerated offenders and 17,000 probationers in the community. These individuals, entrusted to state care by court order, offer a front row seat to the reality that occurs when the education system fails.
His 20-year experience as an adjunct professor at the undergraduate and graduate levels offers a unique perspective on assessing program efficiency and cost-effective delivery of educational services. As an employer, he can attest to the job search and career growth success rates of in-state graduates compared to their competition. This perspective includes service on the Governor’s Interagency Council on Adult Literacy and the supervision of the Prison Education Program.
His personal commitment to education includes a BS in Accounting from Johns Hopkins University, an MBA from Wilmington University, completion of The Governor’s Center Strategic Leadership Program at Duke University, and the Johns Hopkins University Strategic Thinking Seminar.
Ms. Karen Thorpe, Public Member, Term Expires June 30, 2025
Ms. Karen Thorpe, Public Member – was raised in Pennsylvania, moved to Wilmington, Delaware in 1986, and recently moved to Lewes. Karen is a retired school district Business Manager and currently works as a financial consultant to several Delaware charter schools. She has over 25 years of experience in finance with Delaware public schools. She is a graduate of Villanova University with a B.S. in Accounting and has an MBA from the University of Delaware. Karen's experience includes budget development and monitoring, accounting duties, payroll, benefits, referendum, and strategic planning.
In addition, Karen is an adjunct professor in the Masters and Doctorate programs at Wilmington University, teaching school finance courses to those wishing to pursue advanced degrees in school leadership. In 2012, Karen received her certification as a holistic health coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.
Mr. Charles Mowll, Public Member, Term Expires June 30, 2025
Mr. Charles Mowll, Public Member - Following a 45-year career in healthcare financial and executive management, Chuck Mowll retired from The Joint Commission (Chicago, Illinois) in 2015 and formed the Patient Safety Coaches Academy, LLC. Early in his career, Mr. Mowll was a hospital financial manager and later spent many years working to improve the quality and safety of patient care in hospitals around the world.
Mr. Mowll is President of the Patient Safety Coaches Academy, LLC, and former Executive Vice President of The Joint Commission, an organization formed in 1951 to continuously improve the quality of health care for more than 20,000 healthcare organizations worldwide. Prior to joining The Joint Commission, Mr. Mowll served as Vice President of the New Jersey Hospital Association (Princeton) and Director of the national office of Policy and Government Relations for the Healthcare Financial Management Association (Westchester, Illinois). Mr. Mowll earned his Master’s in Public Health degree from the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers University. He is a Lifetime Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and was previously a Fellow in the Healthcare Financial Management Association and a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt.
Mr. John Moore, Public Member, Term Expires June 20, 2022
Mr. John Moore, Public Member - John E. Moore joins the Citizen’s Financial Oversight Committee as an interested citizen. John is a retired school district administrator from Southern New Jersey. He attended the National Labor College where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Labor Education. He went on to receive his Master of Science degree from the University of Scranton and spent his entire education career at the Camden County Technical Schools District.
John retired as the District’s Director of Curriculum and Assessment in 2014 and enjoys fishing on Southern Delaware’s beautiful beaches and keeping up the latest trends in education and workforce development. He continues to be a strong advocate for a Highly Trained and Highly Skilled Workforce as a long-term solution for the Nation’s economic wellbeing. John and his wife Janice a retired paralegal reside in the Windstone Subdivision in Milton.
Mr. David Moskowitz, Public Member, Term Expires June 30, 2022
Mr. David Moskowitz, Public Member - David Moskowitz is currently Dewey Beach Commissioner and previously spent five years as Dewey Beach's Investment Committee Chair. He spent many years working on a trading desk doing quantitative research for a $350 billion dollar portfolio and now does Financial Risk Management for a Bank.
David has a Master’s Degree in Industrial Relations from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MBA from Colorado State University. Also a Bachelor’s degree in Management from SUNY Binghamton with concentrations in Accounting (CPA), Finance, and MIS after graduating HS at 16. Certifications include Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), a Certified Professional Accountant (DE & FL), Real Estate Broker & Agent (various states), Senior Professional in HR (SPHR), Society for HR Mgmt.-Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and a Six Sigma Green Belt. Near completion are dual certificates through the University of Delaware Institute for Public Administration in Local Government Leadership and Planning.
Mr. Daniel DeBoissiere, Public Member, Term Expires June 30, 2022
Mr. Daniel DeBoissiere, Public Member – Retired CPA, with over 35 years of Federal financial management and budget-related experience, including an understanding of appropriations accounting and how budgets are formulated and executed. As a parent of three grown children graduated from the public school system in Northern Virginia (Fairfax County Public Schools), and husband of a retired schoolteacher (Alexandria City & Arlington County Public Schools), I have a great appreciation of the need for oversight of funding in the public school system.
I look forward to serving on a team dedicated to reviewing, providing input, asking questions that will make an impact, and making supportable recommendations in the budget. I understand the committee’s mission to support the efficient use of Cape Henlopen School District’s financial, technological, and operational resources. My education credentials include a BA in Economics from New York University and an MBA in Accounting from Columbia University.
Mr. Andy Lewis, Public Member, Term Expires June 30, 2022
Mr. Andy Lewis, Public Member - Yes, Andy Lewis is an engineer with an international plastics testing and consulting firm, Lewis Research, Inc., and a vice-president of GMT Games. He and his wife, Carrie, have two Cape graduates; Wes (class of 2018) who is attending Del Tech - Stanton campus, and Danny (class of 2015) a 2019 graduate of Neumann University who works for Penn Mutual. Andy continues his involvement with Little League as the District Administrator for DE District 3 and is the Chairman of the Board for the Board game Players Association. He enjoys sports, geocaching, and board gaming. Andy was on the Cape Henlopen School Board of Education from 2009 through 2019.
Alicia Jones, Public Member, Term Expires June 30, 2024
Alicia Jones, Public Member - Ms. Alicia Jones joins as a public member, interested in increasing the diversification and range of opinions in the CBOC. She has worked in the public sector as the Treasurer of the Urban Development Corporation. She has also provided various community agencies, including but not limited to, the Jacob Javits Convention Center, 42nd Street Development Campaign, Love Canal Cleanup, and Budgetary administrator. She has also worked as a financial analyst in private placements for TIAA and as a VP Associate Director of Moody's Investors Corporation in Basic Industries and Structured Transactions.
After leaving the corporate world, Alicia became an adjunct professor at Norwalk Community and Housatonic Community Colleges where she taught Introduction to Business, Finance, Ethics, and Organizational Behavior. Ms. Jones received her BA from Boston University, MBA Finance from NYU Stern Business School, J.D. from NYU Law School, and, most recently, Associates's degree in Accounting from Norwalk Community College. Since permanently moving to Lewes, she would describe herself as a community activist. She belongs to a number of religious, educational, and secular organizations and enjoys reading and traveling.