Leadership Lackawanna
Northeastern Pennsylvania’s premier community leadership and professional development organization




In our 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 develop and implement community projects, hence enhancing their leadership abilities, fostering teamwork, and benefiting local nonprofit organizations. Leadership Lackawanna’s Core Program accepts applications from candidates who live or work in Lackawanna County. Partial scholarships are available on a limited basis.

Core Program Class of 2017-2018

  • Mark Barbernitz, NEPA Council, Boy Scouts of America
  • Julie Bialkowski, Penn State Worthington Scranton
  • Mark Bonfiglio, NOTE Fragrances Inc.
  • Terilynn Brechtel, United Neighborhood Centers of NEPA
  • Kevin Brislin, Lightspeed Technologies
  • Lisa M. Browning, Community Bank NA
  • Jeff Cavanaugh, Senate of Pennsylvania - John Blake
  • John P. Dean, AllOne Health
  • Sara Dellecave, Penn Foster Education
  • Kimberly Fanning, Sordoni Construction Services
  • Christine A. Gabello, Keystone Community Resources
  • Kayla Guilford, Lackawanna College
  • April Guse, Bedrock Technology
  • Logan Hansman, Fidelity Bank
  • Carlyle Hicks, Keystone College
  • Amy L. Hnat, Electric City Escape
  • Matthew J. Horvath, Tobyhanna Army Depot
  • Gary Howell, CPA, Baker Tily Virchow Krause LLP
  • Amy M. Kelley, FNCB Bank
  • Christopher Krape, Weiler Corporation
  • Robert Krukovitz, Benco Dental
  • Sarah J. Mann, Barry Callebaut
  • Amanda E. Marchegiani, Northeast Regional Cancer Institute
  • Alejandra Marroquin, Lackawanna Susquehanna BH/ID/EI Program
  • Dr. Elizabeth McGill, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
  • Janette Moran, Wells Fargo Bank
  • Eugene J Munley, Prudential Retirement
  • Matthew D. Nied, Penn State Worthington Scranton
  • Tara Priest-Rhodes, S.A.F.E.
  • Kimberly Rollman, TMG Health
  • William Ruddy, Tobyhanna Army Depot
  • Mileise Sabbatini, NET Credit Union
  • Michael Stremski, Reuther+Bowen
  • Linda Tregea, Benco Dental
  • Xiaoyi (Alicia) Wang, Gertrude Hawk Chocolates


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