Core Program

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
— Margaret Meade

LNE was founded in 1981 in response to the community’s need for a steady supply of leaders who are both familiar with the general structure of the community, its problems and issues and assets, and who are also capable of organizing and directing the efforts of others. This nine-month core program is designed for adult professionals to develop leadership skills, become more acquainted and involved within our community, and to work together to strengthen Northeast Pennsylvania.

Program Objectives

  • Bring together current and emerging leaders representing a broad cross-section of the community: business, government, education, religion, the arts, minority groups, service and community organization
  • Assist participants in recognizing and developing their leadership skills
  • Acquaint participants with community needs, resources and other factors that influence the direction of Northeastern Pennsylvania
  • Provide opportunities for a diverse group of individuals to interact with each other and with community leaders and decision-makers.
  • Foster interest in volunteer community service by creating and implementing group projects that address needs in the community
  • Stimulate a commitment and a responsibility to serve and strengthen our communities

Monthly sessions are held on the first Thursday of the month from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Note: Opening Retreat is a mandatory two-day program.

Core Class of 2024

LNE Alumni Directory

Christy Bergen
Bergen Group, Coldwell Banker Town and Country Properties

Meghan Blewitt

Kristin Boyd
Benco Dental

Mollie Boyd
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

Tanya Brown
Tanya Brown Realtor Luxe Homes Real Estate

Tiffany Burch
Fidelity Bank

Jodiann Burgit
Building Blocks Learning Center

Katie Burnett
OneSource Benefits

Michael Casey
Chancellor Financial Group

Chelsey Coslett
The Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center

Raymond Crisci
Procter & Gamble

Michael Darter

Lauren Devers
Building Blocks Learning Center

Megan Dolbin
Luzerne/Wyoming County Provider Association/Step by Step, Inc.

Michele Duris
Step by Step, Inc.

Justin Edwards

Penka Farina
Penn State Wilkes-Barre

Lt. Derek Felsman
Pennsylvania State Police

Peter Feno
AssuredPartners of New Jersey LLC

Tiffany Grenkevich
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Amy Hoyt
Building Blocks Learning Center

Melissa Janick
Luzerne County Head Start

Joseph Jones
UGI Utilities

Timothy Jones
The Hershey Company

Arthur Jump
F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts

Madison Kaminski
Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber of Commerce

Katie Kemmerer
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Kyle LeValley
InterMetro Industries

Rachel Linso
Luzerne County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Elizabeth Lipski
Misericordia University

Kimberly Lombardo

Katie Martin
Saint Joseph’s Center

Christopher Mayerski
Wilkes University

Allison McGee
Coffee Inclusive

Julissa Molina
CVS Caremark

Dylan Myslowski
Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies

Carrie Owens
UGI Utilities

Kylie Patterson-Carr
Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies

Joshua Perry, Esq.
O’Donnell Law Offices

Angelia Petrillo
PRO ABA Services/NEPA Rainbow Alliance

Jessica Piazza
Benco Dental

John Quattrocchi

Jaclynn Reisser

Robert Remsky
Wells Fargo Bank N.A.

Cynthia Sherrill
Step by Step, Inc.

Renee Shrader
Geisinger Health Plan

Samuel Stiner

Rebecca Thomas

Nikens Toussaint
Varian Medical Systems

Kendra Vough
United Way of Wyoming Valley

Zachary Watkins, Esq.
Rosenn, Jenkins, and Greenwald, LLP/Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association

Robert Wright
M&T Bank/Wilmington Trust

Maegan Zielinski
Grassroots Development

Application Process
If you are interested in becoming a member of the LNE Core class, please email or contact the Leadership Northeast office at (570) 270-LEAD (5323).