Nancy Descano

Deputy Executive Director

Nancy Descano joined the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary as its Deputy Executive Director in 2016. This requires her to manage the administrative and operational aspects of its facility, finances, human resources, information technology, and contracts.

Most recently, Descano served as the interim CFO for the Latin American Community Center in Wilmington, which followed 11 years as Blood Bank of Delmarva’s financial controller. Descano has previously worked in positions of financial management for Fortune 500 entities. These include McDonald’s Corp., Avon Products, Inc., and Scott Paper Company.

Descano earned her MBA in Finance from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and her B.A. in Business Administration from Gettysburg College. She splits her free time in Hockessin and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

To contact Descano, please call (302) 655-4990, extension 111, or email

(Image credit:  PDE)