SCRANTON — Five area professionals received scholarships to attend the Leadership Lackawanna core class of 2015-16, a Northeastern Pennsylvania community leadership and professional development program.
This year’s core program will span 10 months, introducing participants to leadership, interpersonal and managerial skills, as well as an enhanced understanding of the issues relevant to the Greater Scranton area, through monthly sessions. Areas of focus include community development, economic development, government, health care, law, education, quality of life, sustainability, history and media, with sessions featuring widely recognized specialists.
Members of the class also devote a large portion of their time to develop and implement community projects, hence enhancing their leadership abilities, fostering teamwork, and benefiting local non-profit organizations.
Scholarship recipients are as follows.
• Shawn Brogan, Avoca, of TMG Health received the William W. and Mary L. Scranton Leadership Lackawanna Scholarship for displaying leadership qualities with a giving spirit to the community.
• Melissa Siracusa, Jessup, of United Neighborhood Centers received the Margaret Briggs Leadership Lackawanna Scholarship, which annually provides tuition assistance to an individual from the social services community.
• Elizabeth Guerrero, Thompson, of Rodan + Fields Dermatologists is the recipient of two scholarships. She received the H. Leigh Woehling Leadership Lackawanna Scholarship, which was established to honor the late H. Leigh Woehling, a co-founder of Leadership Lackawanna. It is awarded annually to an incoming participant aspiring to become an emerging leader. She also received the Karen O’Connell Welles Leadership Lackawanna Scholarship. It was awarded based on potential for leadership and need.
• Jamie Lyn Davis, Scranton, of the Lackawanna County District Attorney’s Office received the William P. Rinaldi Leadership Lackawanna Scholarship for displaying the same passion of the late William P. Rinaldi in education and all aspects of life.
• Maureen Sullivan, Scranton, of the Community Intervention Center received the Government Leadership Award from the Scranton Area Foundation. This merit-based award was given to her based on her commitment to civic leadership and government.