Leadership Palm Beach County, presented by iTHINK Financial, has announced the 56 members of the Class of 2023 for its flagship program. You can join the Engage Class of 2023 as they complete their first session day Sept. 14. The Leadership Plus Happy Hour is at Banko Cantina in West Palm Beach and is from 5 to 7 p.m.
Class members were selected from diverse backgrounds and industries based on their leadership and service in their professional and civic lives. For 10 months the group will participate in a transformative learning experience and build a powerful network with the common goal of bettering Palm Beach County.
Participants will go through exercises to gain an understanding of their leadership styles and learn ways they can make a profound impact on the community. Each month they will spend a full day together exploring topics such as agriculture, public safety, education and health care.
Leadership Palm Beach County (www.leadershippbc.org) is a nonprofit organization that brings together leaders from the public, private and nonprofit sectors to build and steward a vibrant, interconnected community. Over 2,000 adult and youth leaders have gone through LPBC programs, committing to a lifetime of doing public good.
Leadership Engage began in 1983 to bring together and educate the county’s highest potential leaders. Most participants are already actively engaging in community service, and the program helps them build the relationships and skills needed to make a greater impact.
The cost of the program is $2,500. If you are interested in participating in the Class of 2024, sign up for the LPBC newsletter here to know when applications open.
The Leadership Engage Class of 2023:
Maria S. Antuña, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County
Melissa Arden, Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
Isami C. Ayala-Collazo, Palm Beach County
Rolando Chang Barrero, The Box Gallery
Christian Bergstrom, Gehring Group
Dr. Vassilia Binensztok, Juno Counseling and Wellness
Adam Bregman, Shutts & Bowen, LLP
Rich Brochu, Florida Fishing Academy
Elyse Weintraub Brown, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue
Checree Bryant, Actuate Consulting, LLC
Jon Burstein, Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County
Julia Caner, Wells Fargo
Tara Cardoso, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue
Althea Largie Ceasor, Merrill Lynch
Eli Cecil, Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts
Kenyatta Connaway, Kenyatta Speaks, LLC
Paul Connell, Palm Beach County
Sean Cooley, South Florida Water Management District
Alissa Dhawan, HBK CPAs and Consultants
Dante Drummer, Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
Carla Duhaney, Cox Science Center and Aquarium
Jennifer L. Granger, Florida Atlantic University
Matt Hedrick, Florida Power & Light Co.
Tammy Jackson-Moore, Guardians of the Glades
Cassius Johnson, social impact entrepreneur
R. Audy Johnston, Keiser University
Kathleen Joy, Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce
Dellesa Kirk-Johnson, Frenchman’s Creek, Inc.
Bethany Lacey, Boys Town South Florida
Kim Lancaster, Palm Beach State College
Matt Lincoln, CBS12 News
Alex Martinez-Slaton, Team IP
Tim May, United Methodist Church of the Palm Beaches
Dr. Tomara Mays, Family Promise of North Central Palm Beach County
Raul Mercader, IOA — MDB Advisors, LLC
Telsula Morgan, Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A.
Lisa Nisenson, WGI
JohnPaul O’Connor, City of Westlake
Calvin Phillips, The Lord’s Place
Cory Price, West Palm Beach VA Healthcare System
Sheri Resnick, Working Gears, LLC
Darren Romelus, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue
Dr. Deeawn Roundtree, Roundtree Training & Consulting
Corey Saban, CS Media Works
Matt Scheer, Gunster
Becky Schnirman, Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation Department
Joyell Shaw, School District of Palm Beach County
Candi Spitz, 211 Palm Beach and Treasure Coast
Nadia Islam Spivak, The Forum Club of the Palm Beaches
Vanessa Underwood Steelman, Palm Beach County
Jeff Trynz, Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
Shalonda Warren, City of West Palm Beach
Marvelous Washington, City of West Palm Beach
T. Denise Williams, Mo Betta Braids & Things
Aaron Wormus, SmartX Advisory Solutions
Emily Zarzycki, CROS Ministries