Tynetta Brown, President and CEO


Tynetta@PhilanthropyDelaware.org • 302-588-1342

Tynetta Brown, most recently served as the Director of Development and Marketing/Communications for the WRK Group (The Warehouse, REACH Riverside Development Corporation and Kingswood Community Center) She was responsible for implementation and collaborative oversight of fundraising efforts and managed the marketing and communications efforts for all three entities.

Prior to the WRK Group, she was with the United Way of Delaware for a little over 6 years and served as the Director of Community Impact and the Associate Director of Health and served as staff liaison and an Ally to the United Way of Delaware’s PRIDE Council Affinity Group that focuses on LGBTQ youth, health equity and workplace issues as well as the Public Policy committee and represented the United Way of Delaware on various city and statewide committees, task forces and conference planning teams related to youth, education, policy and health.

Miss Brown has over 23 years of experience in the public health care and pharmaceutical and sectors in the areas of strategic sponsorship development, corporate relationship management, social marketing, management of non-profit and government community and public health programs. Additionally, she has expertise in public policy, health disparities and patient advocacy. 

Her past career also includes serving as Vice-President, Social Marketing with Ogilvy Public Relations in Washington, DC; Director, Corporate Relations for the American College of Cardiology in Washington, DC; Senior Alliance Development Manager in the cardiovascular franchise at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals; Executive Director of the Tri-State Stroke Network for the North Carolina Dept. of Health and Human Services and the CDC; Program Manager for both the American Heart Association and Operation Health 27610 in North Carolina.

Tynetta is not a stranger to volunteerism and service. She has served on and currently serves on numerous national, regional and local health, youth and arts related boards and committees. Currently she is on the Board of Trustees for Christiana Care Health System and is a member of their Women and Children’s Leadership Council, Kids Chance of America, and Kids Chance of Delaware.

Previously she served 6 years on the Board of Directors of the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, was a volunteer for AARP Delaware, the national board of directors for WomenHeart:The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease; Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, a member and VP of Fund Development for the National Coalition of 100 Black Women-Delaware Chapter, and the US-DHHS Heart Attack Expert Panel.

Awards include recognition in 2017 with a Board Leadership Award from the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Delaware Today magazine’s Women in Business Award and previously recognized by the Association of Black Cardiologists with a Commitment to Diversity and the Elimination of Health Care Disparities Award.

She is also an Interior Design/Lifestyle contributor for Women of MORE magazine, a recent contributor to the upcoming November release of Love Letters to My Girls: 100 Black Women Speak to the Hearts of Black Women & Girls anthology project. Miss Brown has been a contributor to a few blogs and other health related publications and a co-author in the Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved.

Her personal passions include interior design, custom jewelry and home accessory design. She also was Principal Consultant for Thumbprint Strategies offering tailored solutions in strategic planning, marketing, project management, partnership engagement, marketing, and design for community environments.

Emma Odren, Membership and Programs Manager


Emma@PhilanthropyDelaware.org • 302-546-2777

Emma Odren most recently served as the Senior Research Analyst with Delaware Prosperity Partnership (DPP), where she analyzed data to support companies looking to locate in the state and produced research products for various stakeholders (including Board Members, municipal partners, and existing business representatives).

Emma began her career with DPP as a Research Analyst in Fall 2018 and was promoted to Senior Research Analyst the following year. While at DPP, Emma assisted in the development of a white paper on Fintech in Delaware and co-authored a report on the Life Sciences sector in our state. 

During the 2018 Delaware General Assembly, Emma was a Legislative Fellow, staffing the House Education and House Housing and Community Affairs Committees. 

Prior to serving the General Assembly, Emma was a fellow for the Institute for Public Administration (IPA), where she conducted extensive research for various education projects and partnered with the Delaware Department of Education to strategically plan and implement several key initiatives.

Emma has a Master's in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Spanish Studies both from the University of Delaware. As an undergraduate student, she interned for Senator Chris Coons in Washington, D.C. In her free time, Emma enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.

Lacey Eriksen, Marketing/Communications and Strategic Initiatives Manager


Lacey@PhilanthropyDelaware.org • 302-401-7588

Lacey Eriksen holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in Theatre from Lebanon Valley College. They most recently served as a Content Coordinator and Strategist for Tapp Network in Wilmington, Delaware. In this role, they worked with a team to cultivate and create impactful marketing content for non-profits, most notably serving on the communications committee for the Governors Complete Count Commission with the Delaware Census, as well as being a part of the It's Time Wilmington campaign for the City of Wilmington. 

They are a Creative at heart and have worked at both the Resident Ensemble Players (REP) Theatre at the University of Delaware as well as the Delaware Theatre Company in both technical and administrative roles.  

They participate in a lot of theatrical work in the community, performing and volunteering with a number of local organizations, as well as having served on the Board of Directors for the Wilmington Drama League. Their newest feat is establishing their own non-profit theatre company that is dedicated to innovation, inclusion, and access to theatrical arts in Wilmington, Delaware and beyond.

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