Leadership Lackawanna Core Program Class of 2017-2018 Announced

From left, front row: 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; Julie 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 Stremski, 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.

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

“I’m excited for the adventures and opportunities that lie ahead,” said Leadership Lackawanna Director Nicole A. Morristell. “This year’s participants have accomplished great things in their past, and I look forward to seeing how they will utilize the leadership skills they acquire over the next 10 months.”

In Leadership Lackawanna’s 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 area, 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 developing and implementing community projects, hence enhancing their leadership abilities, fostering teamwork and benefiting local nonprofit organizations.

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