Major John W. Treadwell Sr.
Major Treadwell began his career with New Castle County Police Department in 1994 and has been committed to improve the community at each juncture of his career. The quote “To Whom Much is Given Much is Required” resonates with him to the core. He believes in paying it forward. His volunteer efforts include but are not limited to, serving on the Board of Directors for National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), and is a NOBLE Delaware Chapter Member, he runs events for Charity Crossing and serves on their Board of Directors, he teaches at the Citizens Police Academy on his own time, he also volunteers on the statewide Crisis Intervention Committee where he trains law
enforcement on how to deal with citizens in crisis, and he promotes whole person wellness focusing on Mental Health initiatives for Law Enforcement Officers as well as our community members.
As a graduate of Widener University, Audrey joined New Castle County, Division of Police in April 2013, to support the Community Services Unit in a clerical role, providing office operations
expertise and customer service support. She accepted the job because of the daily interaction with the residents of NCC. Audrey volunteers in different capacities at her children’s schools and most recently, with a Jamaican family staying at the Ronald McDonald house due to a liver transplant for their 14-year-old daughter at Nemours Children Health. She teamed up with her husband, a family member and employer, to support the family during this stressful time. Service is part of her DNA and it is her goal to continue serving in at her children’s schools and wherever she sees a need and can make an impact.
Delilah Colon works in the Behavioral Health Unit
with New Castle County. She is a licensed Master’s Social Worker for the unit and partners with a New Castle County Police Officer responding
to mental health crisis calls. She has volunteered with DSAMH, St. Francis Hospital led by Dr. S. Gibney and her team during the pandemic. I provided COVID testing and food to those less fortunate residing in motels, at the Sunday Breakfast Mission, and campgrounds. During this time, she was able to support individuals that needed resources and made referrals for individuals to get the help and support that they needed. Delilah’s goal is to ensure that all individuals understand and know that they are not the only one experiencing a hardship and
that help is available in Delaware to support them. Delilah will continue to volunteer when there is a need to provide support and guide individuals to the resources they need.
Daniel Hafich is a Telecommunicator for Police
with New Castle County. In 2016, Daniel attended a public Naloxone (Narcan) training in his community because he had childhood friends and family members that are or were active in addiction. Many of the people he grew up with had already been claimed by drugs and he was willing to learn how to use Narcan to reverse an opioid overdose. At that meeting he joined their village and became one of many volunteers looking to better our communities. Over the years, Daniel has paired with many organizations
where he collects gently used clothing, makes food and snacks, and gathers medical supplies and toiletries. The organizations he works with serve all walks of life, with all sorts of needs and at all hours. He has walked the streets of Baltimore, Wilmington, Philadelphia and everywhere in between. He has donated across states for natural disasters, and recently across countries for war. Daniel is serving to be the change and light we all want to see in the world.
Bob began volunteering during his youth as an altar boy for his church & as a Boy Scout. His service continued into his adult life and he has been involved with youth sports, but his major advocacy is donating blood products through the
Delmarva Blood Bank. He started when he was
in the military and continued donating whole blood until 1990, when he became involved with the newly started blood platelet program. Over
the years he was the second person to reach 300 platelet donations and the first to reach 400. He
has now given close to 450 donations and is still the all - time leader for platelet donations. After a 30 - year career with Verixon, he began with New Castle County as a 911 call taker and is now in
his 11th year. His major motivation in volunteering and serving is religious in nature.
He’s been taught, through faith, that it is better to serve than be served, to be a servant and not a
master, and to live a selfless life, not a selfish one.
Lt. Autumn Tuxward
Paramedic Lieutenant Autumn Tuxward started with New Castle County in 2005 as New Castle County’s first African American Paramedic. As the daughter of Pacific Bells' first African American telephone pole installer in Riverside, CA in the 70’s, her drive comes from seeing what is possible when the "underdog" is given a chance to be excellent. Her volunteer spirit comes from a place of advocacy, service, and a desire to connect
people to resources, so can succeed. The current project Lt. Tuxward is working on is a community health block party to bring little to no cost health resources (spiritual, mental, physical, dietary, and addiction services) to underserved communities in New Castle County.