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240 N James Street, Suite 104
Newport, DE 19804




Meet Our Staff

Office Staff


valValerie Budischak – Executive Director – Click to email

Val joined the organization in July of 2014 and brings almost 10 years of experience supporting those with medical conditions. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Val brings compassion and resource knowledge and will be coordinating all the programming of the foundation.


Jen Uro – Development Director – Click to email

Jen joined the organization in September 2016 and brings almost 20 years of fundraising and development experience to the foundation.  She is responsible for annual giving, events, and grants for the foundation.  



Jennifer Boyce – Administrative Assistant – Click to email

Jennifer joined the organization as the Administrative Assistant in June 2016, runs the office and is happy to help point you in the right direction.  Before her time at EFDE, she worked in various prestigious law firms in Philadelphia and in the Office of University Counsel at Temple University.  Jennifer is passionate about helping people, and takes joy knowing she can make a difference in someone’s life.  In her free time, she enjoys time with family and friends, volunteering at non-profits, photography, cooking and being out in nature.

Community Educators

cherylCheryl Anderson – Click to email
Cheryl is a former teacher who lives in Lewes, Delaware.  She joined the organization in 2011. Cheryl conducts training, education and outreach  programs in Kent and Sussex Counties.




DianeDiane Chandler – Click to email
Diane is a former teacher who joined the organization in February 2013. She conducts programs in New Castle County.





Marsha Levine – Click to email
Marsha is a former teacher who lives in Rehoboth, Delaware.  She started with the organization 2006. She conducts training, education and outreach programs in Kent and Sussex Counties.


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