Leadership Lackawanna (LL) was founded on June 22, 1982, by private and public sector officials, community leaders including Governor and Mrs. William Scranton and The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce. Located in northeastern Pennsylvania and serving the best interests of Lackawanna County and its citizens, Leadership Lackawanna is a 501(c)(3) charitable, nonprofit organization in dedicated to community leadership and professional development. Its four programs - teen, core, executive leadership and Welcome Scranton! -- enhance the skills, connections and knowledge of emerging and established leaders, enabling them to better serve in our communities, workplaces and organizations. All program curriculum follows the format and standards of all other community leadership programs throughout the United States.
Since inception, Leadership Lackawanna has graduated more than 2,200 community leaders.
Nicole became the director of Leadership Lackawanna in 2008. Nikki comes to Leadership Lackawanna from the local Girl Scout organization where she served in a number of positions over the years. She is a 1998 graduate of Tunkhannock Area High School, Tunkhannock, PA and a 2002 graduate of Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA.
She is an active board member of Association of Leadership Programs (ALP) and a founding board member of the Endless Mountains Nature Center. Nikki is also involved with The Nature Conservancy, Countryside Conservancy, Supporters of Camp Archbald and Haiti Partnership.
Dominick is the program coordinator for Leadership Lackawanna. He is responsible for the 10-month Core Program and the Tomorrow’s Leaders Today Program, which is a seven-month youth initiative. His responsibilities also include the organization’s marketing objectives and volunteer cultivation and recruitment.
He is a 2014 graduate of Tomorrow’s Leaders Today and a 2015 graduate of Abington Heights High School. Most recently, he graduated from West Chester University, where he majored in marketing and minored in finance.
Karen serves as the Assistant for Leadership Lackawanna and has been in this role for over 10 years.
Board of Directors
2019 - 2020 Directors
Lee Borthwick, Borton Lawson
Richard Bradshaw, Ronald Mcdonald House of Scranton
Jeff Cavanaugh, Office of Sen. John Blake
Heather Davis, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Trish Fisher, Greater Scranton YMCA
Kayla Guilford, Lackawanna College
Tracy Hunt, Allied Services
Lindsey Loss, Chamberlin Reinheimer Insurers
Sean McAndrew, Ingargiola Wealth Management
Mark McHugh, Commonwealth Health
Wendy Miller, Benco Dental Co.
Kevin Morgan, Montage Mountain Resorts
Elizabeth Nagy, The Honesdale National Bank
Michael Ossont, Minora, Minora, Colbassoni, Krowiak, Mattioli & Munley
Todd Pousley, NeighborWorks NEPA
Kim Rollman, TMG Health, A Cognizant Company
Melissa Saddlemire, Marywood University
Kristyn Smith, Tobyhanna Army Depot
2019 - 2020 Officers
Kristen Shemanski, Gertrude Hawk Chocolates - Chair
Jill Valentini, Fidelity Bank - Vice-Chair
Kelley Lindsay, Kohanski & Co. - Treasurer
Brad Kovaleski, Penn State Scranton - Secretary