Purposeful Leadership – Past Participants


JOB TITLE (at time of participation)



Jeannette Andreski Director of Guest ServicesAkron ZooExpedition Four, Spring 2022
Debbie BarryDeputy DirectorAkron Metropolitan Housing AuthorityExpedition One, Fall 2020
Katie BeckExecutive DirectorNorth Akron CDCExpedition Three, Fall 2021
Kimberly BeckettDirector of Business RelationsDowntown Akron Partnership Expedition One, Fall 2020
Stephanie BerryVP, Marketing & Brand ManagementUnited Way of Summit & MedinaExpedition Five, Fall 2022
Jaime BlairMagistrateSummit County Juvenile Court Expedition Two, Spring 2021
Kemp Boyd Executive DirectorLove Akron Expedition One, Fall 2020
Angela BrakeContinuous Improvement LeaderGoodyear Tire & RubberExpedition Seven, Fall 2023
Danielle BunnerSPARK Program SupervisorEarly Childhood Resource CenterExpedition Five, Fall 2022
Danielle BurnetteDeputy DirectorSummit County Department of Job & Family ServicesExpedition Five, Fall 2022
Alexandra BurtAttorneySummit County Executive’s OfficeExpedition Seven, Fall 2023
Erik CarpenterOrganizational CoachRoofsmith RestorationExpedition Three, Fall 2021
Angela CarterInterim Executive Director, Elementary EducationAkron Public SchoolsExpedition Seven, Fall 2023
Donna Cerdas-DelgadoSr. Strategist, Digital MarketingSumma Health Expedition Two, Spring 2021
Michael Chisnell JrPartner & Chief Investment Officer | Co-Managing Member

Bruton Chisnell Advisors | Ignite Brewing Company


Expedition Five, Fall 2022
Zach ChristensonPortfolio ManagerContinental ContiTechExpedition Five, Fall 2022
Jason ColonDirector of ITAkron Metropolitan Housing AuthorityExpedition Seven, Fall 2023
Kimberly Cook Sr. Director of Life SciencesAkron Zoo Expedition One, Fall 2020
Lindsay CrawfordProgram ManagerSummit County Department of Job and Family Services Expedition Two, Spring 2021
Danielle Curry-BentleyDirector of Outreach and Parent EducationEarly Childhood Resource CenterExpedition Four, Spring 2022
Joan DavidsonCommunity Relations ManagerAkron Metropolitan Housing AuthorityExpedition Three, Fall 2021
Bhim P. DhunganaInterpreting CoordinatorInternational Institute of Akron Expedition One, Fall 2020
Stephanie DodsonDeputy Director, Family and Adult ServicesSummit County Department of Job and Family ServicesExpedition Three, Fall 2021
Maria DuvuvueiDirector of Development & CommunicationsCommunity Legal Aid ServicesExpedition Three, Fall 2021
Christopher FagerstromSenior Vice President, Home & Community Based ServicesDirection Home Akron Canton Area Agency on Aging & DisabilitiesExpedition Six, Spring 2023
Jennifer FarthingDirector of CurriculumTwinsburg City School DistrictExpedition Six, Spring 2023
Barbara FlowersPrincipalField Local SchoolsExpedition Five, Fall 2022
Laura GajewskiHR ManagerJ.W. Didado Electric, LLCExpedition Six, Spring 2023
Leslie GenoveseDirector, Corporate EngagementAkron-Canton Regional FoodbankExpedition Seven, Fall 2023
Shane GoodSenior Director of Animal CareAkron ZooExpedition Three, Fall 2021
Tony GutowskiDirector of Government RelationsAkron Children’s HospitalExpedition Three, Fall 2021
Derrick HallVice President of the School BoardAkron Public Schools/Summa Health Expedition Two, Spring 2021
Drew HallDirector of Development & EngagementHabitat for Humanity of Summit CountyExpedition Three, Fall 2021
Charmane HarrisonOrganizational Effectiveness and Transformation Deployment LeaderAkron Children’s Hospital Expedition One, Fall 2020
LaKesh HayesExecutive DirectorProject Ujima, Inc.Expedition Five, Fall 2022
Christina HodgkinsonDirector of Resident ServicesAkron Metropolitan Housing Authority Expedition Two, Spring 2021
Nicholas HorvathManager of SalesFedEx Custom Critical Expedition Two, Spring 2021
Ken HoytCHROAkron Area YMCAExpedition Seven, Fall 2023
Bethany HudsonDirector of CurriculumField Local SchoolsExpedition Four, Spring 2022
Courtney HudsonCommunity Outreach and Education ManagerAkron Children’s HospitalExpedition Six, Spring 2023
Lena HuffProgram ManagerSummit County Department of Job and Family Services Expedition Two, Spring 2021
April JeffersonSenior Communications RepresentativeFirstEnergyExpedition Four, Spring 2022
Thomas JeffersonCareer Academy Liaison & Coordinator of Special ProjectsAkron Children’s HospitalExpedition Five, Fall 2022
Larry JohnsonSupervisor of Secondary SchoolsAkron Public SchoolsExpedition Six, Spring 2023
Christopher KabothDirector of FinanceArts NowExpedition Seven, Fall 2023
Dilki KandanarachchiGlobal Communications SpecialistThe Goodyear Tire & Rubber CompanyExpedition Six, Spring 2023
Tari KaufmanDirector of FinanceAkron Zoological ParkExpedition Six, Spring 2023
Thomas KerneCommerce ManagerContitechExpedition Four, Spring 2022
Debbie KileyDirectorMedina County Job & Family ServicesExpedition Four, Spring 2022
Ashley KlineChief Program OfficerHope and Healing Survivor Resource CenterExpedition Seven, Fall 2023
Zachary Kohl Executive DirectorThe Well CDC Expedition One, Fall 2020
Melanie KormanEvents, Volunteers & Special Projects ManagerAkron Urban LeagueExpedition Six, Spring 2023
Teresa LeGrairPresident & CEOAkron Urban League Expedition Two, Spring 2021
Marissa Little Vice President and Chief Program OfficerHabitat for Humanity of Summit CountyExpedition Six, Spring 2023
Chrissy LingenfelterGIS AdministratorCity of Green Expedition One, Fall 2020
Kelly Loebick-FrascellaDirector of Human ResourcesMain Street GourmetExpedition Six, Spring 2023
Michelle Marquess-KearnsSupervisor of Secondary Education- High SchoolsAkron Public SchoolsExpedition Seven, Fall 2023
Denia MartinDirector of OperationsPeter James Development & Independent LivingExpedition Four, Spring 2022
Loretta McKinleyDirector of Human ResourcesKyocera SGS Precision ToolsExpedition Four, Spring 2022
Mary MeadowsDirector of Curriculum & InstructionSpringfield Local School DistrictExpedition Four, Spring 2022
Heather MeekerExecutive DirectorSummit ArtspaceExpedition Three, Fall 2021
Holly MillerDeputy DirectorCounty of SummitExpedition Five, Fall 2022
Meredith MyersChief Clinical OfficerIBH Addiction RecoveryExpedition Three, Fall 2021
Tania NemerProsecutor, Community OutreachSummit County Prosecutor’s OfficeExpedition Three, Fall 2021
Jeff O’BrienExecutive DirectorFirst Tee – Greater AkronExpedition Four, Spring 2022
Erin L. Palmer CFO & In-House CounselLeppo Group, LLC Expedition One, Fall 2020
Amy PattonRegional Marketing & Communications ManagerHuntingtonExpedition Six, Spring 2023
Anthony PizzinoLocation ManagerLeppo IncExpedition Five, Fall 2022
Sarah PsihontakisDirector of Recruitment and Student ServicesThe University of AkronExpedition Seven, Fall 2023
Jess RistChief Development & Communications OfficerIBH Addiction RecoveryExpedition Six, Spring 2023
Christopher RoddySenior Director of Facilities & GroundsAkron Zoological ParkExpedition Seven, Fall 2023
Roberta RogersRecreation SupervisorCity of Akron Recreation and Parks Expedition Two, Spring 2021
Heather RoszczykInnovation & Entrepreneurship AdvocateCity of Akron Expedition One, Fall 2020
Cathi RufenerDeputy DirectorSummit County Department of Job and Family ServicesExpedition Seven, Fall 2023
Autumn RussellDirector of EducationAkron Zoo Expedition Two, Spring 2021
Jake RutherfordR & D EngineerKyocera SGS Precision ToolsExpedition Seven, Fall 2023
Stephanie SczpanskiVice President, Southeast OperationsLeppo, Inc.Expedition Four, Spring 2022
Dr. Christin SeherDirector, The EX[L] Center for Community Engaged LearningThe University of AkronExpedition Seven, Fall 2023
Juanita SimpsonStrategic Human Resources DirectorLeppo, Inc.Expedition Three, Fall 2021
Greg SkinnerDirector, New Business DevelopmentUnited Way of Summit & MedinaExpedition Four, Spring 2022
Dean SloaneCFOIBH Addiction RecoveryExpedition Five, Fall 2022
Luanne SnyderCustomer Account Specialist IIFirstEnergy/Ohio EdisonExpedition Five, Fall 2022
Brian SteereCo-PresidentSteere Enterprise Expedition One, Fall 2020
Fred StrelbickiDirector of FinanceArdmore, Inc.Expedition Seven, Fall 2023
Darrin ToneyDirector of HR & General CounselAkron Metropolitan Housing AuthorityExpedition Five, Fall 2022
Heather TrnkaInjury Prevention SupervisorAkron Children’s HospitalExpedition Five, Fall 2022
Jason ValentiDirector, Human ResourcesUnited Way of Summit and MedinaExpedition Six, Spring 2023
Jennifer van Dulmen 
Deputy DirectorCommunity Legal Aid ServicesExpedition Two, Spring 2021
Michelle VectirelisVice President of People & CultureAkron Zoological ParkExpedition Five, Fall 2022
Curtis VozarDirector of Materials & PlanningKyocera SGS Precision ToolsExpedition Six, Spring 2023
Dr. Evelyn S. WilliamsDirector of Educational ServicesVictim Assistance ProgramExpedition Seven, Fall 2023
Sonya WilliamsExecutive Director, University Outreach and EngagementKent State UniversityExpedition Six, Spring 2023
Kendra WilsonChief of Staff/Director of Student AffairsKent State UniversityExpedition Seven, Fall 2023
Valerie WolfordCommunications ManagerCity of GreenExpedition Seven, Fall 2023
Wendy WoodDirector, Fund DevelopmentUnited Way of Summit & MedinaExpedition Seven, Fall 2023
Craig WorkmanProcess ManagerLeppo RentsExpedition Six, Spring 2023
Jonathan WyllyExecutive DirectorIBH Addiction Recovery Expedition Two, Spring 2021
Lisa YeagerSenior Benefits AdministratorCounty of Summit, Division of Employee BenefitsExpedition Six, Spring 2023