Delaware Power Moves: Eric Kmiec and Cora Castle land new leadership positions

by Danica Brendon

Eric Kmiec, the executive director and chief scientific officer of ChristianaCare’s Gene Editing Institute, has been appointed editor-in-chief of the scientific journal Gene and Genome Editing. Kmiec, a leader in CRISPR research and education in Delaware, will oversee the journal’s review process and publication of cutting-edge gene editing findings. He believes that the journal has the unique opportunity to fill a void in the field by focusing on clear messages about the foundational aspects of gene editing and accepting papers on groundbreaking discoveries.

In another power move in Delaware, Cora Castle, President and CEO of OmnipPotential Energy Partners, has been appointed to the New Castle County Board of Adjustment by NCC Executive Matt Meyer. As an advocate in zoning appeals and adjustments, Castle has become well-versed in the area and has been instrumental in passing legislation for a permit process for curbside electric vehicle chargers. Castle believes that her appointment is groundbreaking, possibly making her the first openly transgender person appointed to a New Castle County board seat. She hopes that her appointment will contribute to the representation and acknowledgment of diverse voices and experiences.

In addition to these power moves, several other notable announcements have been made in the Delaware region. Tech Impact, the nonprofit that operates the workforce development program IT Works and acquired the Data Innovation Lab, has merged with Philadelphia firm Message Agency. EtailFlow, a supply chain management company and spinoff of Delaware-based PCOnline, plans to expand its operations in Newark and create 45 new jobs in the next three years.

Federica Bianco, an astrophysicist from the University of Delaware, has been selected to serve on a NASA-appointed panel studying Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP). Wilfred Chen, LaShanda Korley, and Mary Watson have been named as 2023 Fellows of the American Chemical Society. Brian Frazee has been appointed as the new president and CEO of The Delaware Healthcare Association.

These power moves demonstrate the talent and innovation happening in the Delaware region. From advancements in gene editing to advocacy for sustainable energy and representation in public positions, individuals and organizations are making a significant impact. They contribute to the growth and development of the region’s scientific, technological, and healthcare sectors, positioning Delaware as a hub for innovation and progress.

– Power Moves: Eric Kmiec selected as editor-in-chief of a scientific journal (
– Power Moves: Cora Castle confirmed to the New Castle County Board of Adjustment (
– Delaware Power Moves (

You may also like