Leadership Lackawanna Core Class of 2017-2018

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The Leadership Lackawanna Core program Class of 2017-2018 recently held its first session at Geisinger-Commonwealth School of Medicine in Scranton.

Shown in front row, from left: Carlyle Hicks, Keystone College; Matt Nied, Penn State Worthington Scranton; Amy Kelley, FNCB Bank; Matthew Horvath, Tobyhanna Army Depot; Eugene Munley, Prudential Retirement; Sara Dellecave, Penn Foster Education; Sarah Mann, Gertrude Hawk Chocolates; Mark Bonfiglio, NOTE Fragrances; Kevin Brislin, Lightspeed Technologies; and Amy Hnat, Electric City Escape.

Middle row: Nicole A. Morristell, director, Leadership Lackawanna; Kim Fanning, Sordoni Construction; Christine Gabello, Keystone Community Resources; Terilynn Bretchel, United Neighborhood Centers; Logan Hansman, Fidelity Bank; Mileise Sabbatini, NET Credit Union, Tara Priest Rhodes, NBT Bank; Kayla Guilford, Lackawanna College; Amanda Marchegiani, Northeast Regional Cancer Institute; Allie Marroquin, Friendship House; Julia Bialkowski, Penn State Worthington Scranton; Jannette Moran, Wells Fargo Bank, and Elizabeth McGill, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.

Back row: Mark Barbernitz, Boy Scouts of America NEPA Council; Bill Ruddy, Tobyhanna Army Depot; Mike Strmski, Reuther+Bowen; Gary Howell, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause; Jeff Cavanaugh, Office of State Sen. John Blake; April Guse, Bedrock Technology; Alicia Wang, Gertrude Hawk Chocolates; Kim Rollman, TMG Health; Jack Dean, AllOne Health; Rob Krukovitz, Benco Dental; Lisa Browning, Community Bank NA, and Linda Trega, Benco Dental. Christopher Krape of Weiler Corporation is also a member of the class.



Keystone UNICO Under New Leadership


UNICO - New President

Cathy Gerard was recently installed as the sixth president of Dunmore’s Keystone Chapter UNICO National by past UNICO National President Glenn Pettinato.

Pictured with Cathy are members of her immediate family and UNICO National Officers.

Seated from left are Marisa Scalese and Theresa LaNunziata; Keystone UNICO president Cathy Gerard; Margaret Caterino, Cathy’s mother; Cathy Bianchi, immediate past chapter president; Dolly Caterino and Debbie Whitbeck.  

Standing, same order: Mark McDade, PA II District Governor; Al Caterino, Dave Whitbeck, and Carl Bianchi, family; and Glenn Pettinato, past national president and Installing Officer.  


Leadership Lackawanna Honors Core Program Graduates

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Leadership Lackawanna recently honored its 2017 Core Program Graduates at a Celebration of Leadership dinner and graduation ceremony at The Hilton Scranton and Conference Center.

Shown in the front row, from left: Christopher J. Szewczyk, Esq., Mazzoni Karam Petorak & Valvano; Carrie A. Balashaitis, TMG Health;  Dragan Jokic, Fidelity Bank; David Richard Humphreys, Lackawanna County District Attorney’s Office; Deborah Flynn, Ph.D. , Luzerne County Community College; Robert M. Knight Jr., The University of Scranton; Brad J. Kovaleski, Penn State University Worthington Scranton Campus; David Morrison, Toyota of Scranton; and Shawn T. Scouten, Wells Fargo.

Middle row: Jonathan Tobin, Penn State Worthington Scranton; Meghan E. Loftus, Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance; Angela Burke, TMG Health; Anthony Ferrese, Lackawanna College; Lauren Marie Perry, FreshySites; Patrick S. Connolly, Tobyhanna Army Depot; Michelle Rake, Gertrude Hawk Chocolates; and Kathleen Bird, Benco Dental.

Back row: Sara D. Samala, Gertrude Hawk Chocolates;  Michael Wisneski, Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art; Douglas Mielnicki, Procter & Gamble; Charles Scott Winschuh, Prudential Retirement; Matthew Donnelly, Procter & Gamble; Robert E. Hagenbaugh, Tobyhanna Army Depot; Angela Berardelli, DaVita Dialysis; and Michelle Georgetti, Valley Community Library.

Fidelity Bank Presents Donation to Leadership Lackawanna

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Fidelity Bank recently presented a $5,000 check to Leadership Lackawanna through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program to support various programming.

Leadership Lackawanna is Northeastern Pennsylvania’s premier community leadership and professional development organization. Its three areas – Core, Executive and Tomorrow’s Leaders Today – enhance the skills and knowledge of emerging and advanced professionals, enabling them to better serve in their organization and communities.  Established in 1982, Leadership Lackawanna has graduated more than 2,000 community leaders. 

Shown from left in photo: Daniel J. Santaniello President and Chief Executive Officer, Fidelity Bank; Nicole Morristell, director, Leadership Lackawanna, and Salvatore R. DeFrancesco, Jr. Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Fidelity Bank.