Orange County’s premier leadership training program is proud to announce the members of the class of 2018. The adult Leadership Orange program is a 10-month program in which business professionals receive training on topics important to Orange County residents and businesses. The training enables community members to better understand the many challenges facing the county and, therefore, better serve the community.

This year’s class marks the 25th in program history. “The 2018 Leadership Orange Class is a good cross section of non-profit and for-profit business members from around the area”, said Karolyn Thompson, executive director of Leadership Orange.

The Class of 2018 includes:
Kimian Adams, Staff Accountant, Judelson Giordano & Siegel CPA PC
John E. Ahearn III, Associate Attorney, Burke Miele, Golden & Naughton, LLP
Carlos Alicea Jr, Branch Manager, M&T Bank, Goshen
Raelynn Bertholf, Assistant Superintendent, Middletown Recreation & Parks Department
Jessica Brighton, RN and Vice President Nursing, Crystal Run Healthcare
Eileen Buckley, Case Supervisor, Orange County Department of Social Services
Lillian Carbonara, Area Retail Manager, Walden Savings Bank
Darlene Casey, Director of Training, Development and Implementation, Access PT and Wellness
Kathleen M Cole, Branch Manager, Vice President, Orange Bank and Trust
Anthony Costa, Marketing Research Manager, Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union
Crystal R Cummings, Executive Director, Elant at Goshen
Heather Decker, Early Childhood Development Director, Regional Economic Community Action Program, Inc. (RECAP)
Inaudy Esposito, Executive Director, Orange County Human Rights Commission
Deborah May Francis, Registered Representative, New York Life Insurance Company and Junior League of Orange County
Jason Franky, Director of Financial Aid, Mount Saint Mary College
Alec R Gladd, Associate Attorney, Burke, Miele, Golden & Naughton, LLP
David Groskin, President, Haven Property Solutions, LLC
Christopher S Guddemi, Director of Land Use Regulation Services, LAN Associates, LLP
TSgt Christopher M Hawkins, 105th Airlift Wing, Air National Guard Base
Alyssa Hurley, Senior Manager, Advertising & Promotions, Mediacom Communications
Rebecca Johnson, Associate Attorney, Blustein, Shapiro, Rich & Barone, LLP
Eve Lincoln, Associate Attorney, Catania, Mahon, Milligram & Rider, PLLC
Regina McKeon, Project Specialist, Orange & Rockland Utilities
Roxanne Mendoza, Independent Business Consultant & Motivational Speaker
Kaysie Memmer, Director of Human Resources, Cornerstone Family Healthcare
Rachel Moody, Resource Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orange County
Maria Patrizio, Staff Attorney, Legal Aid Society of Orange County, Inc.
Trina Piccolo, Confidential Secretary, Orange County Sheriff’s Office
Kelly Ann Pressler, Attorney, Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP
Mary Alice Presto, Prevention Coordinator, Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Council of Orange County (RDAC)
Phil Royle, Head of Community and Public Relations, LEGOLAND New York
Robin Sells, Nurse Unit Director, Orange Regional Medical Center
Amy Lewis Sweetman, Founder and Owner, AGRISCULPTURE
Chris Valdez, Employee Communications Editor, Central Hudson Gas & Electric
Sharon Williams, Executive Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County, NY
Dan Zica, Manager, RBT CPAs, LLP

Leadership Orange was started in 1992 by community and business leaders to train existing and emerging leaders, it has developed over the past 25 years into a multi-dimensional training program for both adults and youth.

Leadership Orange is a private, non-partisan organization that relies on support from the business community to reach its goals. For more information on the program, please contact Karolyn Thompson, executive director at 845.562.8500 via email karolyn@leadershiporange.org