New Trustees 2013

We welcome four new trustees this year, who were elected at the Annual Members Meeting on May 15, 2013.

rothschild Carol S. Rothschild is returning after a leave of absence from the Delaware Art Museum’s Board. She is an experienced, retired science teacher who taught for 27 years in nine different Delaware public schools—the last 13 years at William Penn High School. Since her retirement, she has turned her energies to serving on the boards of the Milton & Hattie Kutz Home, The Jewish Federation of Delaware, the Delaware Art Museum, and the Delaware Council for the Arts. She also served on the Governor’s State wide Educational Reform Committee and the board of the Delaware Children’s Museum.
kershner Vance V. Kershner is the founder and CEO of LabWare, a global company with offices in 15 countries.  LabWare develops and implements software for automating laboratories in all types of industries, namely pharmaceuticals. Mr. Kershner has renovated his 100-year old home on Kentmere Parkway, Buckley’s Tavern, and Oberod. He also operates a 15,000-acre game farm in South Africa (complete with a botanical garden in the bush), and is a partner in Scrub Island—the largest resort project ever undertaken in the British Virgin Islands. Mr. Kershner holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Delaware and enjoys collecting art and South African wines.
makins Wendy (Cortesi) Makins is a botanical artist and natural science photographer residing in Washington, D.C. In the past, she has also worked as a freelance graphic artist, fine artist, and journalist. She has held various staff or contract positions with the World Bank, the U.S. Senate, White House, the Corcoran College of Art and Design, National Geographic Society, and U.S. Postal Service. Ms. Makins serves on a number of boards, including the Atlantic Council and the Wyeth Foundation. She graduated with a B.A. in History of Art from Wellesley College and she also holds a certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration from Corcoran College. She is the widow of Christopher Makins and the steward of his collection of Pre-Raphaelite art. Ms. Makins has been a generous lender to the Delaware Art Museum and has also exhibited in the Outlooks Gallery (2012).
twilley Joshua M. Twilley is President of Incorporating Services, Ltd. in Dover, DE, which provides corporate formation, registered agent, and compliancy services to the legal and entrepreneur community, with customers across the globe. With four offices nationwide, IncServ invests heavily in marketing and technology to grow its product offering and customer base. He is also a founder of the Kent County Fund for the Arts (KCFA), a Council Member of the Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council (DEFAC), and serves on both for-profit and non-profit boards. Mr. Twilley has a B.A. from Haverford College and an MBA from Yale School of Management. He lives in the Highlands neighborhood in Wilmington with his wife and two children.

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