About Our Team

LEADERSHIP

Cassandra McKay

Executive Director

Cassandra has over 10 years of experience working in education.  She has worked as an administrator, life skills teacher, and operations manager in district and charter schools across the state.  She played a vital role in establishing three charter schools in Kent and New Castle County through her work as a manager for a charter management organization.  Prior to working in education, she worked in public relations, marketing, broadcast, technology and social services. Cassandra graduated from Caldwell University with a degree in Communications/Sociology.  She is passionate about education and social service programs for youth. She is excited about the opportunity to work in an organization that allows her to utilize her diverse skill sets to maintain and develop programs to help children develop the skills they need to successfully navigate school and life.

Contact Cassandra at (302) 656-2122 x0011 or via email.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

John Davis

Chair

John has been a Board member since April 2016 and also serves as the Treasurer of Connecting Generations. John has over 15 years of experience in the banking industry and is currently an Executive Director in Risk Management at JPMorgan Chase. John received his Bachelor degree at the University of Delaware and his MBA from the University of Maryland. 

Meg Farrugia

Vice Chair

Meg Farrugia has been a mentor with Connecting Generations since 2012, and is actively engaged with promoting and encouraging her students to reach their potential.  Every child deserves a healthy support system behind them to achieve their best.    Meg graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelors degree and holds an MBA from Boston University with a concentration in Entrepreneurship.   As a small business owner located in Delaware, she is keen to support the community and help to grow creative young entrepreneurs at every level.

Kimberly Beecher 

Secretary

Kimberly joined our Board in May 2021.  As a Human Resources professional for 20+ years, she has worked in several industries including Healthcare, Corrections, Communications (Cable and Radio) and Banking.  Kimberly is a US Air Force veteran and graduated from Wilmington University with degrees in Human Resource Management.

Bonnie Metcalfe

Treasurer

Bonnie has worked in the finance industry for over 20 years and is currently a Fiduciary Advisor at Wilmington Trust in Wilmington, DE.  She has a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from Wilmington University in Delaware.

Edward F. (Mike) Eaton

Mike has a long history serving Connecting Generations and is excited to rejoin their Board as a member.  He has over 40 years of law experience in both public and private practice.  Currently, Mike is an attorney at a small private practice handling Criminal and Family Law matters.  He received his BA in English from Cornell University and his JD from Temple University’s James E. Beasley School of Law.

Anthony Ferguson

Anthony is a diverse HR Leader that brings over 27 years of experience from large fortune 500 organizations, including Honeywell, Nissan, Johnson & Johnson and Merck. He is currently the Head of HR for Merck’s Human Health Commercial US & Global Marketing Division where is his responsible for driving strategic HR initiatives.

Wade Jones

Wade G. Jones, LPCMH, LCDP, CAADC, CCS is the Executive Director, Alternative Solutions Consulting Group, LLC. He is also the Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services System of Care (SOC) Clinical Lead and the Delaware Fatherhood and Family Coalition Statewide Coordinator. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science from Wilmington University and his Master of Science in Community Counseling from Wilmington University as well as a Post Master’s Certificate in Child and Family Counseling and a Post Master’s Certificate in Mental Health.

Jennifer Mench

Jennifer Mench joined the board of Connecting Generations in 2023 and has a passion for empowering youth with skills and confidence to be a happy, healthy and independent. Jennifer is a seasoned Product Manager at Barclays with over 30 years’ experience driving  transformational initiatives in the financial sector.  She graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor’s degree in Operations Management. Jennifer attended public schools in Delaware and recognizes the importance of providing a nurturing environment for students experiencing adversity.  As a mentor, she helps children build resilience, develop problem-solving skills and gain financial literacy.

Jvonne Oliver

Jvonne Oliver is a seasoned banking professional with over 30 years of experience in the financial industry. Currently serving as the Financial Center Manager of Fulton Bank in Millsboro, DE.

In 2023, Jvonne made the decision to join Connecting Generations with a clear mission in mind: to make a meaningful impact in the lives of youth and bridge the gap between generations. Through her extensive experience in banking and finance, she is uniquely positioned to contribute valuable insights to the organization’s strategic initiatives and financial management.

In addition to her board responsibilities, Jvonne serves as a resolute mentor for Connecting Generations, providing guidance and support to young individuals within the community. She believes in the power of mentorship to inspire personal growth and development, and she is
committed to empowering the next generation to reach their full potential.

BOARD ADVISORS

  • Don Beamish – Cobbs Creek Healthcare Consultant
  • Marie Dugan – Educational Consultant, Former Head of Wilmington Montessori School 
  • Carmen Jordan-Cox – Judge, Delaware Justice of the Peace Court
  • Gayle Kasey – Retired
  • Helen Riley – Retired, former Executive Director at St. Michael’s School and Nursery

 

      In Memoriam:

      • Rysheema Dixon
      • Dave Kasey
      • Jane Maroney