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The Nemours Foundation Names Claire DeMatteis to its Board

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017

Brian Anderson, Chairman of the Board of The Nemours Foundation, and Hugh Durden, Chairman of the Alfred I. duPont Testamentary Trust, today announced the election of Claire DeMatteis to The Nemours Foundation Board of Directors. A native of Delaware, DeMatteis has more than 25 years of experience in corporate law, healthcare law, regulatory affairs, constitutional law and congressional and government affairs. DeMatteis is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Delaware and previously at Widener University’s Delaware Law School teaching courses in constitutional law, and women and gender studies. 

She most recently served Delaware Governor John Carney’s Administration as Interim Chief of Administration for the Delaware Department of Labor, joining his administration from the New York-based Affinity Health Plan where as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary, she was responsible for the legal and compliance teams, human resources, network operations and corporate governance. DeMatteis also served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Privacy Officer for Catalina Marketing Corporation, and she was a partner at Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, leading the Delaware practice.

Her public service career includes serving as Senior Counsel to then-U.S. Senator, Joseph Biden, Jr., as Assistant Legal Counsel to former Governor Mike Castle, and as his Press Spokesperson/Legislative Assistant for his first year in Congress in 1993. Prior to joining Castle’s administration, she was a broadcast journalist for CBS affiliates based in Delaware and Washington D.C.  DeMatteis received her undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware and her law degree from Widener University’s Delaware Law School.

"Claire’s work with Governor Castle on helping Nemours establish Children’s Health Clinics throughout Delaware to secure universal healthcare coverage for children in Delaware will be a tremendous asset to Nemours," said Brian Anderson, Chairman of the Board of The Nemours Foundation. "We are delighted that she has agreed to bring her commitment to the people of Delaware, and in-depth knowledge of her home state to our Board."

About Nemours

Nemours is an internationally recognized children's health system that owns and operates the two free-standing children’s hospitals: the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., and Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando, Fla., along with outpatient facilities in five states, delivering pediatric primary, specialty and urgent care. Nemours also powers the world’s most-visited website for information on the health of children and teens,, and offers on-demand, online video patient visits through Nemours CareConnect. Nemours is a program dedicated to preventing reading failure in young children, grounded in Nemours’ understanding that child health and learning are inextricably linked, and that reading level is a strong predictor of adult health.

Established as The Nemours Foundation through the legacy and philanthropy of Alfred I. duPont, Nemours provides pediatric clinical care, research, education, advocacy and prevention programs to families in the communities it serves.