The Hamilton County Leadership Academy, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and inspiring leadership to create a positive impact in our community, recently graduated its 23rd class.
The class included: Dena Aleksa, Community Health Network; Cindy Benedict, City of Noblesville; Nicole Bickett, Mainstreet; Ryan Clark, City of Westfield; Andrea Davis, Indianapolis Business Journal; Mike Dawson, Cloudapt, LLC; Catherine Dixon, Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre; Tom Dooley, First Merchants Bank; Danyele Easterhaus, Student Impact of Westfield; Tammy Elmore, Meals on Wheels of Hamilton County; Susan Ferguson, Prevail, Inc.; Veronica Ford, RCI; Rob Garrett, Ameriana Bank; David Haboush, City of Carmel; Patrick Kelley, Insects Limited, Inc.; Courtney Knies, Mentors for Youth of DuBois County; Andrew Litke, Messer Construction Co.; Amy Matthews, Church, Church, Hittle & Antrim; Rita McCloskey Payne, St. Vincent Seton Cove Spirituality Center; Jason Morehouse, Beck’s Superior Hybrids; Chris Owens, Indiana Park & Recreation Association; Nancy Ramsey, Job’s for America’s Graduates; Paul Roberts, Always Best Care; Jason Rowley, CHA Companies; Cierria Schmalzried, BMO Harris Bank; Lisa Sheets, Carmel Swim Club; Todd Thurston, Hare Chevrolet; Jill Troha, United Way of Central Indiana – Hamilton County; Leslie Webb, Carmel Green Initiative; and Jim Wolf, ELFCU Wealth Management.
As a part of their graduation requirements, individuals work as a team to complete a community project. This year’s projects included: early childhood curriculum portfolio, HCLA alumni engagement, Hamilton County trails connectivity audit, nonprofit leadership connect, and Youth Assistance Program microloans.
Terry Anker, president of Anker Consulting and The Legacy Fund, served as this year’s curriculum dean, a volunteer position who assists the class with thought provoking discussion and leadership throughout the year.
For more information, contact Jill Doyle at 379-1879 or visit www.hcla.net.