Program Welcomes Next Cohort of Community Leaders
Leadership Central Penn (LCP) has been in existence for nearly 30 years to educate and empower the future community leaders. LCP is a 9-month leadership program for aspiring leaders representing multiple industries. On August 18th, the program welcomed the members of its 23rd cohort.
The objectives of this program are to provide professional development on capacity building skills including organizational leadership, emotional intelligence, conflict resolution, leading change and more. Additionally, community-based topics include: human services available in our area, workforce and economic development, the state of education, local government, healthcare, as well as learning about volunteer opportunities in our community.
Following orientation, the class of 2022 was introduced to 20 nonprofits that serve the area. The Nonprofit Mixer was held at Maria Joseph Continuing Care Community. The event was an opportunity for the class members to hear from those on the frontline of our area’s greatest needs. Part of the program required teams to select a nonprofit serving Columbia and/or Montour counties as a partner on a community impact project that will be executed over the following nine months of the program.
LCP Class of 2022
Kevin Ball, Geisinger
Scott Bellum, SEKISUI KYDEX
Tiffany Bienkowski, First Keystone Community Bank
Lisa Brelsford, Columbia Child Development
Audra Briggs, Bloomsburg Carpet
LuCinda Craig, Rural Business Innovation Corp.
Taryn Crayton, Press Enterprise
Daniel Diehl, First Columbia Bank & Trust
Benjamin Gonzalez, Geisinger
John Harahus, Geisinger
Brian Houser, PPL
Trygve Jensen, Geisinger
Hamid Khan, Autoneum North America
Holly Madden, Hope Enterprises, Inc.
Christopher Matthews, First Keystone Community Bank
Alyssa Meyers-Sanonu, Berwick YMCA
Dawn Orzehowski, Maria Joseph
Jessica Pastuszek, Geisinger
James Pensyl, Girton Manufacturing
Angela Prajzner, Autoneum North America
Kristy Strain, Geisinger Health Plan
Melisa Thomas, Service 1st Federal Credit Union
Danielle Velkoff, United Way of Columbia and Montour Counties
Rebecca White, Columbia Child Development Head Start
Phillip Yoder, Columbia County EMA