The 31st Class, selected from an exceptionally competitive field, will begin their course in September with a two-day retreat. Monthly sessions will include a one-day tour of Stark County, then a full day each month on some aspect of the community including economics, social services, government, education, and justice, among others.
Throughout the sessions, class members will build proficiency in the six Leadership Stark County core competencies: Strategic Agility, Innovation & Technology, Collaboration, Service to Others, Effective Communication, and Relationship Building.
Specific training towards non-profit board service and the opportunity to interview with non-profits for board positions leads class members directly to significant community involvement. These community-minded individuals have been charged to work together to make a lifelong commitment to Stark County. The class includes:
John Abbott, Contract Administrator, Beaver Excavating
Brian Ash, Dentist,
Raymond Bertka, Business Development, Design Restoration & Reconstruction, INC.
Daniel Boyer, Client Executive, Schauer Group, Inc.
Diane Conner, Safety Supervisor, FedEx Custom Critical
Michelle Cordova, Juvenile Division Chief, Stark County Prosecutor
Cheli Curran, Executive Director/ CEO, Domestic Violence Project Inc.
Christopher Cutter, Owner, Mountain Ethos
Michelle Dorfmueller, Product Control Manager, Marathon Petroleum
Brad Floom, Service Delivery manager, Diebold Nixdorf
Lori Flowers, Magistrate, Stark County Court of Common Pleas
Damon Gallucci, Firefighter/Paramedic, Jackson Fire Dept
Bryan Gerber, Assistant Professor/Psychology Program Coordinator, Stark State College
Yago Gonzalez, Senior Portfolio Manager / Director, Bank Of America Merrill Lynch
Brook Harless, Retired, U. S. Army
John Harris, Estimator, AWP Inc.
Keith Hochadel, President / CEO, CommQuest Services, Inc
Zachary Hostetler, Associate Counsel, Employers Health
Alison Jacob, Day Reporting Director, Stark County Court of Common Pleas
Jennifer Keaton, Program Manager, Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery
Kimberly Kenney, Assistant Director & Curator, McKinley Presidential Library & Museum
Gayle Kimbrough, Deputy Principal, Plain Local Schools
Stephanie Knori, Campaign Specialist, Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank
Korinne Kowell-Hull, Branch Community Manager, Huntington Bank
Scott Lawrence, Commercial Credit Analyst, Consumers National Bank
Vincent Lindsey, Principal, Massillon City Schools
Melissa Lombardi, Physical Therapist, Aultman Health Foundation
Pamela Lung, Principal, Harris, Miller & Finkelstein CPAs, LLP
Menka Misheff, Executive Assistant, Charitable Giving Coordinator, Diebold Nixdorf
Patience Moody, Coordinator, Stark County Educational Service Center
Rod Moore, Associate Attorney, Black, McCuskey, Souers & Arbaugh
Amanda Ott, Operations Controller, TimkenSteel
Paul Palomba, President, Canton Professional Educators’ Assoc., Canton City Schools
Hoby Randrianasolo, Division CI Manager, Hendrickson
Kathy Smithberger, Director of Ambulatory Therapy Services, Mercy Medical Center
Jennifer Stamp, Supply Chain Manager, Timken
Michelle Studer, Director of Facilities and Grounds, Akron Zoological Park
Brandon Trent, Associate Attorney, Tzangas Plakas Mannos, Ltd.
Georgene Voros, Chief Clinical Officer, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health
Patrick Wyatt, Senior Investigator, Nationwide
Patrice Yacko, Program Administrator, The Ohio Department of Transportation
Lisa Zellers, Director, Community Relations, Aultman Health Foundation