The Leadership Lackawanna Core program Class of 2019-2020 recently held its first session at Montage Mountain.
“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 use 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.
The Leadership Lackawanna Core Program Class of 2019-2020 is pictured. From left, front row: Benjamin Segall, Penn East Federal Credit Union; Eric Schab, Commonwealth Health/Moses Taylor; Cara Sherman, United Neighborhood Centers of NEPA; Megan Kofira, Weiler Abrasives Group; Katheryn Kennington, Montage Mountain Resorts; Suzanne Kennedy, Community Bank NA; Dominick Mitchell, Leadership Lackawanna: Nicole Morristell, Leadership Lackawanna; Alonzo Baker, Penn Foster; Mariah McAndrew, Penn Foster; Aubrey Rachel Fick; Dawn Talley, St. Joseph’s Center; Matthew Heimlich, Procter and Gamble; and Elizabeth McGrath Ardizoni, The Wright Center for Community Health. Middle row: Hans Christianson, Geisinger Health Foundation; Adam Witinski, Gertrude Hawk Chocolates; Dana Bilotta, Tobyhanna Army Depot; Peter Gentile, NBT Bank; Nicolette Stine, Tobyhanna Army Depot; Brittany Colon, First National Community Bank; Patrick Lindmeier, Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials; Meghan Burns, Greater Scranton YMCA; Lauren Stroble, Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA; Autumn Granza, Penn Foster; Jasmine Ahuja, Jasmine Ahuja Realty; and Mary K. Nolan, Tobyhanna Army Depot. Back row: Joseph Paulowskey, Benco Dental; Maura Mark, United Neighborhood Centers of NEPA; Anthony Monastra, Geisinger; Karen Lipnichan, Lackawanna College; Mary Elizabeth Endrusick, NeighborWorks Northeastern PA ; Dharti Ray, Penn State Scranton; Justin Collins, Commonwealth Medical College; Sarah Weber, Net Credit Union; Aditi Phalak, Barry Callebaut; Amber Walko-Ray, PPL Electric Utilities; Lauren Luongo, Fidelity Bank; Henry Matute Coello, Penn State Scranton; and Michael DePietro, Benco Dental. Keith Danielowski, Prudential Financial, is also a member of this year’s class.