Leadership Palm Beach County Announces Engage Class of 2022 Participants
Contact: Millie Eyeington
Leadership Palm Beach County
(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.