Leadership Palm Beach County Announces Engage Class of 2022 Participants

Contact: Millie Eyeington

Leadership Palm Beach County

Phone: 561-232-3922

Email: millie@leadershippbc.org

(WEST PALM BEACH, FL) July 14, 2021 – Forty-eight esteemed professionals have been accepted into the 2021-22 Leadership Engage Program, Leadership Palm Beach County’s flagship program. Leadership Engage, presented by iTHINK Financial, is a highly selective 10-month program which unites community leaders and offers participants a transformative learning experience and a powerful network, with the intent to better Palm Beach County.


Participants from diverse industries and backgrounds gain a deeper understanding of their own leadership styles and learn how they can make significant contributions in the community. With many industries still adapting to the changes ushered in by COVID-19, the Engage Class of 2022 is joining the Leadership Palm Beach County family at a time when community involvement is more appreciated than ever.


The 48 class members were selected for their leadership and service in their professional and civic lives. They will meet each month from September through May to explore program topics such as agriculture, education, public safety, and healthcare. Class members will also divide into smaller groups and work on their chosen “Engage Forward” projects, the Leadership Palm Beach County civic engagement initiative benefiting local non-profits and aimed at tackling challenges facing the region.


The mission of LPBC is to educate and unite leaders to build a better community, and the 48 new class members look forward to furthering this mission. See the full list of Engage Class of 2022 participants below.


Leadership Engage Class of 2022


Brittany Ainsworth, Chick-fil-A at The Gardens Mall

Shannon Armstrong, Palm Beach County School District

Steve Atkins, Polen Capital

Ramona Bean, Bean Home

Amy Borman, Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller

Jonathan Brown, Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners

Sam Brown, City of Riviera Beach

Bell Monika Cirius, 15th Judicial Court

Kenisha Coates, Palm Beach County School District

Jonathan Cooper, Cornerstone Solutions

Trudy Crowetz, Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County

Luis E. Cure, Amerant Bank

Eva Cwynar, Palm Beach County School District

Darcy Davis, Health Care District of Palm Beach County

Pat Deshong, Furry Friends Adoption, Clinic & Ranch

Lauren Elam, Molly's Trolleys, Palm Beach Tours & Transportation

Brian Elkins, Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County

Cristina Escalante, The SilverLogic

Sebastian Fox, Gunster, Premier Title Company

Kayla Fox, American Heart Association

Nakishia R. Freeman, Freeprenuers, Inc.

Bonni Funt, TSFGeo

Gina Griffin, Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast

James "Chip" Hall, The Salvation Army

Kevin R. Harris, MOSAIC Communications/Harris Public Affairs LLC

Elizabeth Houlihan, Keiser University

Bradley Jackson, Engenuity Group, Inc.

Lisa King, Verdex Construction

Annabell Manners, South Florida Fair & Palm Beach County Expositions, Inc.

Dr. LaTanya McNeal, Palm Beach State College

Adam Miller, Ph.D., Palm Beach County School District

Jill Mondo, Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce

Adam Myron, Cagnet Myron Law, P.A.

Michael Napoleone, Day Pitney LLP

Danita Nias, Community Foundation for Palm Beach & Martin Counties

Bill Orlove, Florida Power & Light Company

Erica Palmisano, Jones Lowry

Clarice Redding Louis, Hanley Foundation

Becky Haltermon Robinson, Palm Beach County Property Appraiser's Office

Alicia Rootes, FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine

Katia Saint-Preux, Florida Power & Light Company

Chef Boris Seymore, BDS Catering & Productions LLC

Alcolya St. Juste, St. Juste Gordon, LLC

Ryan Swenson, Cary Stamp & Co.

Davicka N. Thompson, Thompson Creative Collective, Inc.

Dr. Fontaine Timmer, Palm Beach Atlantic University

Jennifer Tomko, Clarity Health Solutions

Whitney West, Business Development Board of Palm Beach County


About Leadership Palm Beach County

Leadership Palm Beach County, Inc., is an educational 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization designed to foster awareness of community issues and promote efficient communication and cooperative relationships between existing and emerging community leaders. LPBC’s stated mission is to educate and unite leaders to build a better community. Initiated in 1983 through a collaborative effort of the local Chambers of Commerce, LPBC has prepared nearly 3,000 adult and youth graduates for enhanced community leadership roles. Learn more about LPBC at: LeadershipPBC.org.