Four new superintendents are assuming positions at Delaware State Parks, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced Tuesday.
The new superintendents are Lisa McHugh at Lums Pond State Park; Scott Borino at Delaware Seashore State Park; Alana Delaney at Bellevue and Fox Point state parks; and Patrick Thompson at Alapocas Run and Wilmington state parks.
Ms. McHugh was previously the assistant park superintendent at Alapocas Run and Wilmington state parks from March 2020 to December 2022. She started her career with the Division of Parks and Recreation as a conservation technician at Wilmington parks in November 2006 and held that position until she was promoted to assistant park superintendent.
An assistant superintendent at Delaware Seashore State Park prior to his promotion, Mr. Borino was first hired by the division in 2013 as the assistant superintendent at the Indian River Marina. He previously held positions as the community services manager and then executive director of the Edgemoor Community Center in Wilmington.
Ms. Delaney transferred to Bellevue and Fox Point state parks after serving as the superintendent of Alapocas Run and Wilmington State Parks since 2018. She previously served as the assistant superintendent of Alapocas Run and assistant superintendent of Bellevue State Park.
Prior to her roles with the Division of Parks and Recreation, Ms. Delaney worked in several others with the division, including as naturalist and park patrol officer at White Clay Creek State Park and volunteer coordinator for the northern and inland ponds regions of the Delaware State Parks system.
Mr. Thompson is moving from his prior position as superintendent of Auburn Valley State Park to take Ms. Delaney’s place as superintendent of Alapocas Run and Wilmington Run state parks. He started his career in the department in 2004 at Bellevue State Park as a park patrol officer and assistant superintendent before becoming a conservation technician.
Each new superintendent is responsible for all daily operations at their respective state parks, including supervision, scheduling and evaluation of staff; coordination of maintenance and visitor service programs; development and continuation of relationships with partners, adjacent landowners and community groups; and fiscal, programmatic and infrastructure planning.