Leadership Lackawanna Core Class of 2017-2018

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The Leadership Lackawanna Core program Class of 2017-2018 recently held its first session at Geisinger-Commonwealth School of Medicine in Scranton.

Shown in front row, from left: Carlyle Hicks, Keystone College; Matt Nied, Penn State Worthington Scranton; Amy Kelley, FNCB Bank; Matthew Horvath, Tobyhanna Army Depot; Eugene Munley, Prudential Retirement; Sara Dellecave, Penn Foster Education; Sarah Mann, Gertrude Hawk Chocolates; Mark Bonfiglio, NOTE Fragrances; Kevin Brislin, Lightspeed Technologies; and Amy Hnat, Electric City Escape.

Middle row: Nicole A. Morristell, director, Leadership Lackawanna; Kim Fanning, Sordoni Construction; Christine Gabello, Keystone Community Resources; Terilynn Bretchel, United Neighborhood Centers; Logan Hansman, Fidelity Bank; Mileise Sabbatini, NET Credit Union, Tara Priest Rhodes, NBT Bank; Kayla Guilford, Lackawanna College; Amanda Marchegiani, Northeast Regional Cancer Institute; Allie Marroquin, Friendship House; Julia Bialkowski, Penn State Worthington Scranton; Jannette Moran, Wells Fargo Bank, and Elizabeth McGill, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.

Back row: Mark Barbernitz, Boy Scouts of America NEPA Council; Bill Ruddy, Tobyhanna Army Depot; Mike Strmski, Reuther+Bowen; Gary Howell, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause; Jeff Cavanaugh, Office of State Sen. John Blake; April Guse, Bedrock Technology; Alicia Wang, Gertrude Hawk Chocolates; Kim Rollman, TMG Health; Jack Dean, AllOne Health; Rob Krukovitz, Benco Dental; Lisa Browning, Community Bank NA, and Linda Trega, Benco Dental. Christopher Krape of Weiler Corporation is also a member of the class.


Leadership Lackawanna Honors Core Program Graduates

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Leadership Lackawanna recently honored its 2017 Core Program Graduates at a Celebration of Leadership dinner and graduation ceremony at The Hilton Scranton and Conference Center.

Shown in the front row, from left: Christopher J. Szewczyk, Esq., Mazzoni Karam Petorak & Valvano; Carrie A. Balashaitis, TMG Health;  Dragan Jokic, Fidelity Bank; David Richard Humphreys, Lackawanna County District Attorney’s Office; Deborah Flynn, Ph.D. , Luzerne County Community College; Robert M. Knight Jr., The University of Scranton; Brad J. Kovaleski, Penn State University Worthington Scranton Campus; David Morrison, Toyota of Scranton; and Shawn T. Scouten, Wells Fargo.

Middle row: Jonathan Tobin, Penn State Worthington Scranton; Meghan E. Loftus, Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance; Angela Burke, TMG Health; Anthony Ferrese, Lackawanna College; Lauren Marie Perry, FreshySites; Patrick S. Connolly, Tobyhanna Army Depot; Michelle Rake, Gertrude Hawk Chocolates; and Kathleen Bird, Benco Dental.

Back row: Sara D. Samala, Gertrude Hawk Chocolates;  Michael Wisneski, Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art; Douglas Mielnicki, Procter & Gamble; Charles Scott Winschuh, Prudential Retirement; Matthew Donnelly, Procter & Gamble; Robert E. Hagenbaugh, Tobyhanna Army Depot; Angela Berardelli, DaVita Dialysis; and Michelle Georgetti, Valley Community Library.

Leadership Lackawanna’s Core Progam Class: Apply Now

leadership_logo_new-copyLeadership Lackawanna is now accepting applications for the Core Program Class of 2017-2018. Leadership Lackawanna is both a leadership organization and a networking coalition. The core values of the organization include integrity, diversity, service, relationships and passion, as well as fostering and sustaining leaders.

In the 10-month Core Program, participants gain leadership, interpersonal and managerial skills, as well as an enhanced understanding of the issues relevant to the Greater Scranton region, through monthly sessions.  Areas of focus include community development, economic development, government, health care, law, education, quality of life, sustainability, history and media, with sessions featuring widely-recognized specialists.  

Members of the class also devote a large portion of their time to develop and implement community projects, hence enhancing their leadership abilities, fostering teamwork, and benefiting local non-profit organizations.

Leadership Lackawanna’s Core Program accepts applications from candidates who live or work in Lackawanna County. The cost is $1.350 with partial scholarships available on a limited basis.  Optional graduate credit programs are available to Leadership Lackawanna participants in cooperation with Marywood University and Keystone College.  

Applications are available online or by contacting Leadership Lackawanna Director, Nicole Morristell at (570) 342-77111. The deadline to apply is April 30.

For more information, visit www.LeadershipLackawanna.com.