Wilmington Area Women in Profile
Every week we work with outstanding professional women, and with this issue we have decided to do our part in spotlighting some of these fascinating women. In the future months we will be doing more profiling of women from different walks of life.
Dr. Gail Wynn
Christiana Institute of Advanced Surgery, PA (CHRIAS)
Dr. Gail Wynn was born in Oakland, California and grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. In 1995 she moved to Delaware to do her surgical residency at the Medical Center of Delaware. After completing her residency she married Richard Wynn and they have 3 daughters; Josette who is 5, Sophia is 3 and Mia is 1.
Dr. Wynn is a general surgeon who works for the Christiana Institute of Advanced Surgery, PA (CHRIAS), a surgical group that specializes in bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery), and minimally invasive advanced laparoscopic surgery of the abdomen. She is the medical director of bariatric surgery at St. Francis Hospital and performs over 250 weight loss surgeries a year. Her other specialties include laparoscopic hernia repairs, colon surgery, and anti reflux surgery for the treatment of GERD.
Finding the balance between being a mom, wife, and surgeon is a challenge that she looks forward to daily.
Kathryn Stolzfus, DVM
Talleyville Veterinary Hospital
Dr. Kathryn Stoltzfus graduated from the University of Liverpool Veterinary School in 1994, with an intercalated degree in pharmacology.
For the last 4 years she was an associate veterinarian at Windcrest Animal Hospital and in July of this year took over as chief of staff at Talleyville Veterinary Hospital. She believes in the strong human-animal bond that exists with our family pets and provides high level medical and surgical care for them. She has served on the board for the Delaware Veterinary Medical Association and volunteered for the American Association of Feline Practitioners newsletter. She is an active member in many professional associations and enjoys collaboration with national and international colleagues.
When she is not working, she volunteers her time at Faithful Friends, where she helps with the medical care of the abandoned/stray animals and is particularly active in The Pit Stop – an education, outreach and intervention program for Delaware’s pit bull population. Earlier this year she spent 2 months in the Himalayas volunteering in SARAH – a rabies vaccination/spay-neuter project with Vets Beyond Borders. This project is aimed at controlling the stray dog population and decreasing the rabies incidence in the animal and human population.
She shares her home with husband, Dave, three dogs (Rudy, Fongo and Jack), her cat (Muffin) and Luscious (a zebra finch). She trains in Tae Kwon Do – holding the rank of 3rd degree black belt, enjoys running, biking and skiing. To relax she likes good food and a great bottle of Bordeaux.
Grace Goracci, MD
10 Darwin Drive Newark, De
Hockessin Walk-in Clinic
314 Lantana Drive,
Lantana Square, Hockessin, De
Dr. Grace Goracci has been a practicing Gastroenterologist with offices in Newark and Hockessin, Delaware for the past four years. Before she moved to this area, she had a practice in Elmira, New York for twelve years. She was born and raised in South Jersey and attended Jefferson Medical College and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia for medical school and her Internal Medicine Residency, respectively. Her Gastroenterology Fellowship was done at the Combined NIH-Georgetown-Washington VA Program in Bethesda, Maryland.
Dr. Goracci enjoys working with people and helping them to understand their specific gastrointestinal issues. She is a caring, compassionate physician who encourages her patients to ask questions so that they can clearly understand their concerns and make better informed decisions about their care.
Presently residing in West Grove, Pennsylvania with her two teenage children.
Joyce Dungee Proctor
Founder & President,
Seminars by Joyce – The Total You, Inc.
Joyce Dungee Proctor, the founder and president of Seminars by Joyce – The Total You, Inc., is a professional speaker and consultant specializing in keynotes, seminars and workshops customized to meet the unique needs of each client and audience. Joyce’s mission is to inspire individuals to “Take the Limits Off” – to break the barriers that hold us back from making changes to improve our lives. Joyce provides her audience with the necessary tools to take them to the next level to experience a more purposeful and rewarding personal and professional life. Founded in 2005, Seminars by Joyce – The Total You, Inc. is a true catalyst to inspire others to achieve their goals.
Act one of Joyce’s life story starts, improbably, in the housing projects of Wilmington, Delaware and rockets to an amazing second act where Joyce becomes an award-winning 20-year career as a top sales manager, an experienced human resources specialist, and a much sought after consultant. Act three began in 2005 when Joyce launched Seminars by Joyce – The Total You, Inc.
Joyce is a member of Seeds of Greatness Bible Church and is the co-founder and president of Dynasty 4-1-2, a leadership based program for youths. Inspired by her love for her son, Joyce reaches out to young people to equip them with the resources they need to compete in life. Joyce has been married for 20 years to the love of her life. For more information, please visit www.seminarsbyjoyce.com or call 302-438-8478.
Owner, Jasmine Restaurant, Wilmington
Saketumi Restaurant, Rehoboth
Tammy Wang is a successful entrepreneur of two trendy, Asian theme restaurants named Jasmine in Wilmington and Saketumi in Rehoboth Beach. Both restaurants serve sushi and mix Asian cuisine like Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese. Her goal is to offer you the opportunity to enjoy different types of food all under one roof!
Tammy began her career in the hospitality industry at the early age of twenty. Managing her father’s restaurant in Pennsylvania, after she went to Drexel University for Civil Engineering, she found she had a passion for the restaurant business. She managed her father’s restaurant, learning and experiencing all aspects of managing a restaurant business. In 2003, she finally decided she wanted to open her own business where she could contribute all her ideas from designing the restaurant to the details of the menu items. Tammy is a hands on operator, she often joins her staff in the kitchen to create new specials or she might be at the bar making cocktails, she enjoys having good conversation with all her customers, finding out what their needs are. She is always up to the challenge, and expects her staff to overcome any issue that might arise. Her favorite word is self motivation, she believes that if a person has the self motivation, one can be successful in life no matter what career path one chooses.
Born in Taiwan, raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, she is the mother of one son, Matthew. Still living in Pennsylvania, her favorite pastime at home is cooking and entertaining with friends and family. Her other passion is travel. She loves to explore new countries and new cultures and of course, the food, which she finds extremely fascinating!
Carla G. Vicario
Carla owns and operates Ben-Dom Printing, a commercial printing company located in Newark Delaware. She is thrilled to now celebrate 15 years in business and is even more honored to have met so many wonderful women while servicing the Tri-State area as business owner. She personally meets with many of her clients to discuss how they can put their best image forward. She loves to see the end result and hear how her print material has assisting in the growth of so many businesses.
She is well-known in the non-profit community, having donated thousands of dollars in graphics and printing throughout the years. She has spent endless hours and numerous dollars supporting Trapping, Neutering and Releasing or Rehoming (TNR) stray and feral cats in New Castle County. She is an avid believer of spay/neuter and hopes some day Delaware will be no-kill. She considers herself to be not only a perfectionist, but a serious work-a-holic, but somehow always finds quality time to spend with her now teenage sons, Benjamin and Dominick for which her business is named. She is a native Delawarean and lives primarily in Pike Creek Valley but also spends time in Bethany Beach whenever her schedule permits. Long walks and fresh crisp air keeps her motivated and inspired along with positive one liners such as Dance as if no one were watching, Sing as if no one were listening, Love like there is no tomorrow and begin everyday with a SMILE!
Photos Provided By:
Royal Photography’s owner, Roy McDowell, brings a wealth of experience, both creative and business, along with an unmatched ability to put people at ease, to every occasion he photographs.
Over the past 18 years, Roy McDowell has captured “that” moment for more than 300 brides and grooms and preserved high school memories too numerous to count. Such exposure has led Roy to become one of the most recognizable photographers in Delaware. He creates a lasting impression, not only of an event, but of himself. The pride, precision, and passion he exudes has compelled brides-to-be to track down, “the photographer who took their senior portrait years before”.
Roy exhibits this same commitment and customer service when working with the many schools and businesses with whom he’s managed contracts. “The consumer drives the product I provide; not the other way around”.
With the help and support of family, friends, and business associates, Roy McDowell strives to achieve his goal of providing an unforgettable experience with superior photographs, exceptional customer focus, and lasting relationships.
Photos Shot on Location at the Hotel du Pont
Covet Spa, Greenville’s only exclusive day spa, is the New Castle County Women’s Journal “Spa of Choice” for their photograph’s make up applications. Covet Spa’s owner Devon Tucker has over 17 years experience in the esthetics and nail care industries, and she holds a Masters certification in esthetics. She created and marketed a private-label skin care line and has created looks for Main Line Today and Delaware Today. Devon was also a national trainer for a cosmetic company and is trained in every cosmetic line found in high-end department stores. Along with Devon are two of Covet Spa’s make up artists, Flora Sutalo and Tara Cirillo, whose make up application techniques are featured. Flora Sutalo is an esthetician, make up artist, and nail technician and was also the featured make up artist for the November NCCWJ photo shoot. New to Covet Spa is Tara Cirillo, a massage therapist, make up artist, and apprenticing nail technician. Covet Spa is open 6 days a week; visit www.covetspa.com or call 302.888.0700 to learn about their services.