Kettering Leadership Academy Graduateskla

As a graduate of the program, you will help form a foundation of people who are uniquely qualified for the responsibilities of future community leadership. Please feel free to view the graduates throughout the years below.

“Everyone can be great because anyone can serve. You do not have to have a college degree to serve. You do not even have to make your subject and verb agree to serve…You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Class of 2023 at NCR for graduation

Class of 2023:

Don Bennett, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (Dor-Wood Optimist Club)
Valerie Dupler, Kettering City Schools
Brittany Erwin, Pliancy
Brian Greenlee, Christ Church United Methodist
Amanda Harold, City of Kettering
LaSue Juniel, DFL Nutrition
Laurie Koncan, Kettering City Schools
Daniel Koons, Day Air Credit Union
Christopher Land, United States Air Force
Amy Schrimpf, City of Kettering
Jessica Stickel, Kettering City Schools
Rick Willits, United Rehabilitation Services of Greater Dayton

Class of 2022:
Vicki Colon, Premier Health Physician
Jack Crotty, McGohan Brabender
Dr. Pamela Ellis, Compass College Advisory
Eric Evans, State Farm Insurance
Daniel Gangwer, City of Kettering
Tracy Goodpaster, The Medicare Connection
Theodore Hale, Kettering City Schools
Dr. Candy McCoy, Kettering City Schools
Tracy McElfresh, Kettering Arts Council
Aaron Smith, Kettering City Schools (Dor-Wood Optimist Club)
Jenny Smith, City of Kettering
Kristi Smith, Christ Church United Methodist
Paula Spicer, Kettering City Schools
Nate Wynn, Kettering Health Network
Class of 2020:
Kari Backen, WilmerHale
Robert Baker, City of Kettering
Megan Butcher, Heartland
Linda Cotrone, Christ Church United Methodist
Joseph Duncan, Kettering City Schools
Robert Gray, Self Employed
Jyl Hall Smith
Alina Joseph, Kettering Health Network
Terri McFarland, Mast Global Digital - LBrands
Margaret Pasqualone, City of Kettering
Mike Perry, Worthington Industries
Ashley Runk, Day Air Credit Union
Keith Uhlenhake, HEAPY
Michelle Wilkey, David's United Church of Christ
Class of 2019:
Nick Andrews, HEAPY
David Bogle, Saint Charles Borromeo Parish
Maggie Burk, Mast Global Digital - LBrands
Josie Burns, Kettering College
Jonelle Carroll, Kettering City Schools/ City of Kettering
Kerry Corthell, (Formerly with: Fifth Third Bank)
Lisa Duvall, Edict Systems, Inc.
Chris Evans, City of Kettering
Richard Honneywell, Retired, Ohio Department of Transportation
Mike Nesbella, WilmerHale
Carrie Remhof, WilmerHale
Mitch Robbins, City of Kettering
Art Santoianni, Retired, University of Dayton
Chris Wright, Christ Church United Methodist
Shannon Wright, Kettering City Schools (Formerly with: Moraine Country Club)
Class of 2018:
Jasmine Allen-Stone, Kettering Municipal Court
Jay Borchers, Miami County ESC (Formerly with: Kettering City Schools)
Frank Ecklar, Retired, Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority
Diane Hansbury, HEAPY
Nick Henson, Kettering Medical Center/Kettering College
Alex Ignatiou, Dayton Performing Arts Alliance, Kettering Arts Council
Jessica Mancz, University of Dayton Research Institute
Sarah Miller, Mast Global Digital - LBrands
Jason Moore, Riegel Financial Group - (Sponsored by: Dor-Wood Optimist Club)
Steve Rudisill, Christ Church United Methodist
John Sliemers, City of Kettering
Kimberly Vinegar, WilmerHale
James Webster, Chief Screen Printing
Class of 2017:
Michael Bailey, (Formerly with: WilmerHale)
Kyle Bassford, WilmerHale
Mark Burian, City of Kettering
Tricia Connolly, Day Air Credit Union
Ryan Davis, City of Kettering
Robert Hoffman, Kettering Municipal Court
Mallory Lynn, Mast Global Digital - LBrands
Gwen Owen, Dayton Metro Library
Tara Poteet, Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office
William Samson, HEAPY
Ryan Sheets, Kettering City Schools
Glenda Wilkins, Christ Church United Methodist
Class of 2016:
Julie Burk, Mast Global Digital - LBrands
Denny Burton,  HEAPY
Rob Jahn, Robert Jahn General Contractor (Sponsored by: Dor-Wood Optimists)
Emily Myers, CAVU Group (Formerly: Freelance Graphic Designer)
Jennifer Nagel, Sponsored by Kettering Rotary Club
Kay Phillips, KG Phillips Consulting, LLC (Formerly with: WilmerHale)
Chip Protsman, City of Kettering
Daniel Reeves, P&R Communications
Kim Smith, WilmerHale
Brent Strayer, Anytime Fitness
Kaitlin Swift, KMO Chamber of Commerce
Bill Toth, First Financial Bank
Michelle S. Wierzbanowski,Contrails Independent Consulting
Dawn Wyatt, Dayton Country Club (Formerly with: Town & Country Shopping Center)
Class of 2015:
Darla Baker, Kettering Health Network
Christy Bombatch, Formerly with: Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
Michael Brandt, USAF (Formerly with: Kineteca)
Patricia Crisp, Formerly with: Christ Church United Methodist
Frederick Dressel, Kettering Municipal Court
Patrice Kennard, Formerly with: WilmerHale
Stephen Luzader, Formerly with: Christ Church United Methodist
Walter Osborne, WilmerHale
Craig Rohren, HEAPY
Shane Sullivan, Kettering City Schools
Maria Waldren, Mast Global Digital - LBrands
Andrew White, Kettering City Schools
Justin Wiedle, McGohan Brabender (Formerly with: City of Kettering)
Class of 2014:
Marieta Bingatati, Hogan Lovells LLP (Formerly with: WilmerHale)
Nathan Cole, Christ Church United Methodist
Jonathan Coyle, Formerly with: HEAPY
Abbey Davidson (Klenke), Mast Global Digital - LBrands
Robert Erhart, WPAFB
Phil Hacker, Formerly with:Kettering City Schools
Summer Hawks, WilmerHale
Nicole Marshall, Westerville City Schools (Formerly with: Kettering City Schools)
Molly McGinnis, NCR Country Club (Formerly with: Town & Country Shopping Center)
Drew Miller, City of Kettering
Sally Sterzer, Kettering Health Network
Missy Mae Walters, USDA (Sponsored by: Rotary Club of Kettering)
Danna Wilcox, Mast Global Digital - LBrands
Joseph Willen, Home Experts Realty, Dor-Wood Optimists
Class of 2013:
James Berlon, Farmers Insurance, Berlon Insurance Group, Sponsored by Dor-Wood Optimists
Miriam Cartmell, Kettering Health Network
Thomas Condron, WPAFB
David Duritsch, City of Kettering
Barbara Emrick, Formerly with: Kettering Health Network
Lauren Gentry, Christ Church United Methodist
Rebecca Gentry, WilmerHale
Heather Gorby, Sterling Jewelers (Kay Jewelers)
Matthew Graham, HEAPY
Stefanie Little, Mast Global Digital - LBrands
Jennifer Mamula, Dayton Firefighters Credit Union, Kettering Noon Optimists
Ashley Pester (Schiffer), CHOICES, Inc.
Jessie Rindler, Kettering City Schools
Ginger Vaughn, Mast Global Digital - LBrands
Class of 2012:
Nancy Bernotaitis, Formerly with: Town & Country Shopping Center
Michael Brendel, Kettering Health Network
Jenny Britton (Borchers), Kettering City Schools
Matthew Burt, Mast Global Digital - LBrands
Pat Cavanaugh, Formerly with: The Greentree Group
Tom Ernst, DIBBSNav, LLC (Formerly with: Ernst and Rogers, LLC)
Yolanda Evers, American Cutting Edge (Formerly with: HEAPY)
Rob Leonard, Sinclair Community College
Sara Mills, City of Kettering
Robert Montavon, Resolute Wealth Management, LLC.
Kate Smith, Hyde Park Community UMC (Formerly with: Christ Church United Methodist)
Bill Williams, Formerly with: WilmerHale
Class of 2011:
Sarah Adams, Kettering City Schools
Mark Damschroder, Formerly with: Christ Church United Methodist
Jeremy Fauber, HEAPY
Chad Ingle, City of Kettering
Jason Parker, Formerly with:Kettering Health Network
Michael Phares, Mast Global Digital - LBrands
Sharon Powell, Deceased
Diana Robinson, Kettering Health Network
Mary Sanders, Humana (Formerly with: CDO Technologies)
Frank Spolrich, Dor-Wood Optimists
Lauren Woodall (Mehling), Cheryl & Co.
Class of 2010:
Brian Arbogast, HEAPY
Nancy Byrd, Christ Church United Methodist
Sarah Fathergill, University of Dayton
Joan Fisher-Hatton, Kettering Health Network
Tom Glardon, Formerly with: City of Kettering
Brian Hager, USAF WPAFB
Jamie Jarosik, WDTN-TV
Lisa Laudahn, Formerly with: Kettering Health Network
Bill Lautar, City of Kettering (Formerly with: Lebanon City Schools)
Tracey Nissen, Kettering City Schools
Chris Roderer, Roderer Shoe Center
Class of 2009:
Tony Alexander, Formerly with: Jenks, Pyper & Oxley Co., LPA
Steven Bergstresser, City of Kettering
Peter Callahan, Community Volunteer
Nick Fathergill, Beavercreek Township Fire Department (Formerly with: LJB Inc.)
Carrie Hauser, Formerly with: KMO Chamber of Commerce
Kyle Hoener, Formerly with: Shore To Shore Inc.
Jack Omer, StoneMor Partners, LLC. (Formerly with: Brookdale Senior Living)
Courtney Schaeublin, FlexBank Administrators, Inc.
Mark Schweikhart, Standard Register
Coston Smith, Retired - WPAFB
Donald Timmer, Speedway (Formerly with: HEAPY)
Class of 2008:
Jeffrey Braun, WPAFB
Angela Brown, City of Kettering
Brian Donovan, WPAFB
Donald Engle, Retired - HEAPY
Mary Beth Gibson, Formerly with: Christ Church United Methodist
Carrie Laspe, The Liberty Company (Formerly with: McGohan Brabender)
Debbie LeValley, Formerly with: Kettering City Schools
Shannon McMorris, Formerly with: Kettering Health Network
Laura Patzer, Formerly with: Reynolds & Reynolds Co.
Emily Roderer, Roderer Shoes
Charley Schuerholz, Schuerholz Printing
Class of 2007:
Pamela Cochran, Deceased, Formerly with: Town & Country Shopping Center
Larry Cotterman, HEAPY
Debra Egloff, Formerly with: Christ Church United Methodist
Jacqueline Fisher, WPAFB
Gregg Gorsuch, City of Kettering
Sue (Ly) Huon, Promotion Execution Partners, LLC
Erica Knisely, Formerly with: Mast Global Digital - LBrands
Larry McVey, Self-Employed
Christopher Neary, Montgomery County
Cheryl Shimmin, Kettering Health Network
Dan Von Handorf, Kettering City Schools
Erika Whiting, Heartland Federal Credit Union
Class of 2006:
Laura Arber, CareSource (Formerly with: Dayton OB-GYN)
Amy Berlean, Formerly with: City of Kettering
Jason DeDario, Cohen Recycling (Formerly with: Kettering Fire Dept., Fayette Recycling Inc.)
Sondra Estevez, Mast Global Digital - LBrands
Jim Gaton, Kettering Health Network
Lois Hart, NCR Country Club
Amy Hoeffel, Kettering Health Network
Mark Hufnagle, Mast Global Digital - LBrands
Chris Kaylor, HEAPY
Megan Miller, Deltek (Formerly with: LJB Inc.)
Kyle Ramey, Oakwood City Schools (Formerly with: Kettering City Schools)
Richard Valentine, Fifth Third Bank
Class of 2005:
Ann-Lisa Allen (Rucker), KMO Chamber of Commerce
Timothy Allison, Kroger Company
Claudine Bennett, City of Kettering
Wayne Botkin, Christ Church United Methodist
Steve Clark, Formerly with Kettering City Schools
Yolanda Clemons, General Motors (Formerly with: NCR)
Bert Cream, Formerly with: Cogent Consulting/Dayton Development Coalition
Carrie Jane Guarasci, Formerly with: Kettering Health Network
Lori Pederoncelli, Formerly with: LiveOps, Inc.
Timothy Reiger, Formerly with: McGohan Brabender
Pamela Rigling (Caffrey), John Poe Architects, LLC.
Richard Simpkins, L2 Engineering (Formerly with: Woolpert)
Nancy Slezak, Synchrony Financial (Formerly with: GE Money)
Bryan Suddith, Upward Brand Interactions (Formerly with: Kids Voting Dayton Region)
Ashley Webb, Paradigm Industrial (Formerly with: CDC Distributors, Inc.)
Class of 2004:
Deborah Allen, City of Kettering Volunteer
Stoney Brooks, Kettering City Schools
Alec Carnes, Sr., HEAPY
James Cash, Deceased
Manuel Diggs, Formerly with: Mast Global Digital - LBrands
Celeste Hoegler, Dayton Progress Corp.
Kenneth Lackey, Kettering City Schools
John Parent, Formerly with: Christ Church United Methodist
Kenneth Ross, Formerly with: DEW Technologies
Stacy Schweikhart, Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission  (Formerly with: City of Kettering)
William Tschirhart, Five Rivers MetroParks (Formerly with: City of Kettering)
Bernard Wannamaker, Deceased
Terry Welker, City of Kettering
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