Meet the 36th Class of Leadership Santa Rosa
Published Wednesday, June 26, 2019

The Santa Rosa Metro Chamber is pleased to announce the selection of Leadership Santa Rosa Class 36. They will soon embark upon a program that encourages greater community involvement by identifying and developing effective Sonoma County leaders who will help create a spirit of cooperation for the resolution of community challenges.

The two-year program is designed to meet these challenges by providing a series of ten full-day sessions with community “movers & shakers” and three half-day leadership training sessions. Exposure to pertinent issues, broad thinkers, and the richness of Sonoma County is intended to:

  • Educate future leaders about a broad range of current community needs and concerns
  • Encourage informed individuals to serve in leadership roles benefitting the community
  • Enhance community leadership, communication, and management skills
  • Develop leadership skills by planning the LSR experience for the next class

Thank you to LSR Committee Chair, Jeremy Little of Carle Mackie Power & Ross, as well as the LSR committee members and volunteers who dedicated many hours to interviewing and selecting the 36th class of Leadership Santa Rosa.

Leadership Santa Rosa Class 36

  • Nathan Andreassen, American River Bank
  • Mary Kay Brooks, Kaiser Foundation Hospital – Santa Rosa
  • Nancy Calderon. Beneficial State Bank
  • Colten Christianson, Moss Adams
  • Don Cliver, Umpqua Bank
  • Gricelda Correa Martinez, Santa Rosa Community Health
  • Ken Cyphers, Anderson Zeigler
  • Nazar Eljumaily, EBA Engineering
  • Jodi Frost, Santa Rosa Police Department
  • Bret Gave, Santa Rosa Metro Chamber
  • Rosemary Giacomini, United Way of the Wine Country
  • Mary Hotaling, Community Matters
  • Heather Irwin, Sonoma Family Meal
  • Priscilla Jaworski, Redwood Credit Union
  • Kellen Johnston, The Center for Social and Environmental Stewardship
  • Chris Jones, American AgCredit
  • Sierra Keith, Sonoma County Builders, INC
  • Kristin Loheyde, CTE Foundation
  • Wendy Lopez, PDI Surgery Center
  • Anita Maldonado, California Human Development
  • Kelly McGlinchy, BPM LLP
  • Emily Menjou, Exchange Bank
  • Guadalupe Navarro, Latino Service Providers
  • Heather Nelson, Encore Events Rentals
  • Margie Pettibone, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa
  • Christine Pinella, Sonoma State University
  • Joe Plaugher, Office of U.S. Congressman Mike Thompson
  • Samantha Pungprakearti, Carle, Mackie, Power & Ross LLP
  • Amy Ricard, Sonoma County Ag + Open Space
  • Brad Sherwood, Sonoma Water
  • Melissa Stewart, Chop’s Teen Club
  • Magali Telles, Los Cien Sonoma County
  • Luana Vaetoe, Becoming Independent
  • Sheri Wenzel, Keysight Technologies
  • Renee Whitlock-Hemsouvah, Child Family Community inc
  • Brett Wilkison, The Press Democrat

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