Board of Directors

Our board brings decades of professional and personal experience to Embrace to ensure the program’s ability to thrive.

Jesse Spampinato

Board President

Jesse Spampinato

Jesse Spampinato, Board President, joined the Embrace Board of Directors in July 2019. He is the VP of Operations at Delaware Electric Cooperative in Greenwood, DE. Jesse brings leadership, structure and involvement to the board. He loves Embrace because of the overall message of inclusion and understanding of God’s love for all, as well as constant motivation for individuals and families to see and feel hope to move forward.

Jesse serves on the marketing committee and is a member of the finance committee for Embrace. Within the community you can find Jesse serving on the Wyoming Methodist Church’s Diversity Board and the Public Advisor Committee for Kent County. Jesse and his wife Amy have two daughters Vianna and Lucia.

Adrielle Benini

Vice President

Adrielle Benini

Adrielle joined the Embrace Board of Directors in July 2018, she recently stepped into the role of Vice President and she serves on the Embrace fundraising committee. Adrielle is an Assistant Principal for the CR Countywide Programs, which serve students with disabilities in the Caesar Rodney School District. She loves knowing that Embrace has a profound impact on those affected by disabilities and their families. In serving with Embrace at events she says each event provides her the chance to do something different, make a difference and share God’s love with her community.

Adrielle brings an extensive expertise in working with individuals with unique and varying abilities, a community networking and fundraising background and a passion for fostering inclusive opportunities in the community. She is actively involved in various community events that help those affected by disabilities and their families to training and services, providing family support and respite and advocating for inclusive opportunities and evidence based best practices.

She is an active member at UNITED Church where she has served as a partner in several areas. Adrielle and her husband Bill have three boys Carter, Parker and Cooper.

Tyler Kuhn

Treasurer

Tyler Kuhn

Tyler joined the Embrace Board of Directors in July of 2019. Tyler currently works at Dover Federal Credit Union where he is the Director of Marketing and Community Development. Tyler believes that communities can be restored through the transformational love of Jesus Christ and has seen Embrace spotlight that very same love to help those facing adversity discover hope, overcome barriers, and move forward. He brings passion, energy and leadership to the board of directors.  Tyler also serves on the boards of the CenDel Foundation, the Greater Dover Boys and Girls Club, and various marketing committees. Tyler has been married to his wife Caitlyn for four years.

Alison May

Secretary

Alison May

Alison joined the Embrace Board of Directors July 2018 and serves as the board secretary and serves on the Embrace fundraising committee. She is employed by the Delaware Department of Education as a public information office. Alison loves that Embrace serves the entire family–children with disabilities, their siblings and their parents/guardians. As a parent she has found support for her family through Embrace programming as well as connection to other families in a similar place in life. Alison brings a parent perspective, communication background and a graduate degree in nonprofit management to the Board of Directors. She also serves the community as part of the Delaware Governor’s Prayer Breakfast Committee, Delaware’s Interagency Coordinating Council as a governor-appointed parent member, and attends UNITED Church. Alison and her husband Kyle have two children, Milton and Thea.

Linda Lane

Member

Linda Lane

Linda and her husband Tom both joined the Board of Directors in July 2019 and she currently serves on the fundraising committee. She has volunteered at Embrace Respite Nights prior to joining the Board of Directors. She is employed as a secretary/bookkeeper for TJ Lane Construction.  She loves that Embrace does to support families with disabilities by providing a community for those families.  She brings honesty, compassion, and a willingness to serve/help when and where she is able to the board of Directors. Linda serves as a volunteer at North Dover Elementary School helping students with reading and serves on the Guest Services team at UNITED Church. 

Nick Alexander

Member

Nick Alexander

Nick joined the Board of Directors in July 2017 and serves on the Marketing committee.  He works at Merrill Lynch as the Vice President of Wealth Management.  Nick loves Embrace’s commitment to the families they serve.   Nick brings a financial perspective, dedication and candor to the Board of Directors.  Within the community, Nick serves on the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce, Master Networks, and attends Grace Presbyterian Church.  Nick and his wife Priscilla have three children, Niko, Christian and Maria.

Tom Lane

Member

Tom Lane

Tom joined the Board of Directors in July 2019 with his wife Linda.  Tom has volunteered at Embrace Respite Nights prior to joining the Board of Directors.  Tom is the president of TJLane Construction.  He loves that Embrace creates relationships formed between the volunteers, the children and their families. He brings 27 years of business experience, commitment to ministering to people of all walks of life and an understanding of the value of family to the board.  He attends UNITED Church and serves on the Guest Services team as well as hosting a home Bible study for over 20 years with his wife Linda.

Charlie Ross

Member

Charlie Ross

Charlie joined the Board of Directors in July 2019.  He is retired but is involved at Smyrna Church of Christ and their school in various leadership or teaching positions.  He loves Embrace because of the love that is given to those who are less fortunate and the tirelessness in which the love is given.  Charlie brings a love of Jesus, love for people (especially children), experience from his position at his church and he is never afraid to ask the hard questions.  Charlie is highly involved in Smyrna Church of Christ, where he serves as an elder.  Charlie and his wife Laura have two adult children and 3 grandchildren.