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Leadership Northern Poconos


"Leadership Northern Poconos” is sponsored by The Chamber of the Northern Poconos.

To download an application please click here.

The purpose of Leadership Northern Poconos is to educate a group of potential leaders residing or employed in Wayne or Pike Counties about all aspects of the community. Their education will allow them to gain a better, more in-depth knowledge of the community and thereby become better prepared to be our future leaders.

As a result of Leadership Northern Poconos, the area will have access to a well-educated group of individuals that is capable of providing leadership to the community and the many volunteer organizations that operate within it. These individuals will have a better understanding of the community’s strengths and weaknesses. They will have experienced teamwork by choosing, developing and completing a project during the ten to twelve month period of the program.

Our goal is to develop the future leaders of the area.

It is a one-year program that will entail spending one full day each month learning about such topics as an Overview of the County, Economic Development, County and Local Government, Criminal Justice,  Health Care, Human and Social Services, Culture and Community, and all topics that are important to Wayne and Pike Counties. Classes are instructed by persons experienced in the preceding fields.


In September 2016, we launched Junior Leadership Northern Poconos.  This program is specific to high school juniors of Forest City, Wallenpaupack Area, Wayne Highlands and Western Wayne High Schools.  To download an application please click here.


Anna Allen | The Dime Bank
Margaret Allen | Bold Gold Media
Karen Aughe | Southern Wayne Regional Chamber
Matthew Barrett | Western Wayne School District
Tiffany Bennett | Pennstar Bank
D. Jean Birmelin | The Dime Bank
George Brown | Highlights For Children
Kate Bryant | The Honesdale National Bank
Gerard Burns, Jr. | Wayne Highlands School District
Donna Burrowes | Wayne County Commissioners
John Carmody | Wayne Bank
Tanya Carrelle | Western Wayne School District
Lisa Champeau | Wayne Memorial
Peter Chapla | Western Wayne School District
Mary Carol Cicco | The Dime Bank
Dino Ciliberti | The Wayne Independent
Steve Clark | Aqua Pennsylvania
Carolyn Copp | Wayne Memorial Health System
Jennifer Cruciani | The Dime Bank
Alice Cummiskey | Wayne County Library
Janette Davis | The Dime Bank
Nancy DeYoung | Wayne County Chamber
Patricia Dunsinger | Wayne Memorial
Cheryl Duquette | Workforce Wayne
Stephen Ehrhardt | The Dime Bank
Tamlyn Ebert | Wayne Highlands School District
Chrissy Elliott | A.M. Skier Agency
Kim Erickson | Wayne Memorial
Carleen Faatz | Wayne County Human Services
Steve Fountain | The Wayne Independent
Ryan French | Wayne Bank
Sarah Fritz | The Dime Bank

Brian Fulp | Himalayan Institute
Debbie Gillette | Wayne County Chamber
David Good | M3 Internet Marketing
Amy Griffith | The Weekly Almanac
Emily Grillo | The River Reporter
Frances Gruber | Attorney
Cynthia Hall | Wayne County Human Services
Tammy Hardler | The Honesdale National Bank
Laurie Harrington | The Honesdale National Bank
Ray Hebden | Wayne Bank
Terri Henderson | Wayne Memorial
Keriann Horan | Wallenpaupack Area School District
J. Michael Johnson | Top Notch Distributors
James Kaufman | Wayne Highlands School District
Amanda Kerna | Wayne Highlands School District
Lorraine Kloss | Wallenpaupack Area School District
John Dretschmer | Wayne Higlands School District
Julie Kuen | Wayne Bank
Donna LaBar | Wayne County Chamber
Mary Denise Malloy | Wayne Woodlands
Janice McConnell | Wayne Memorial CHC
Paul Meagher, Jr. | Meagher Insurance
Matthew Meagher | Attorney
Tim Meagher | Re/Max Wayne
Walter “Skip” Mendler
Daniel Miller | deWitt Media
Fawn Miller | V.I.P.
Kelly Monahan | Wayne County Library
Linda Moran | Wayne Bank
Jack Mundy | SEM Hospitality
Mary Ann Olver | Cove Haven Entertainment Resort
Bill O’Neill | Re/Max Wayne

Julia Perry | Cove Haven Entertainment Resort
Mindy Petriello | WEDCO
Anne Priebe | Connections Magazine
James Ratliff | The Honesdale National Bank
Craig Rickard | Wayne County Planning
Tiffany Rogers | The Settlers Inn
Michael Rollison | The Honesdale National Bank
Janet Salkoskas | The Dime Bank
Diane Scarfalloto | Western Wayne School District
Elizabeth Schloesser | State Representative Birmelin
Cathleen Shea
Nancy Simon | Wallenpaupack Area School District
Hillary Smith | Wayne County Chamber
R. Jay Starnes | Western Wayne School District
Colleen Steelman | Davis R. Chant Realtors
Marcy Swingle | The Honesdale National Bank
Diane Szader | Wallenpaupack Area School District
Lisa Tait | Wallenpaupack Area School District
Gail Tucker | Greater Honesdale Partnership
Betsy Turner | Wayne County 911 Center
Michelle Urban | The Dime Bank
Brandie Weist | Wayne County Chamber
Orley Mae White | North East Search Services
Wayne Wilcha | Wayne Bank
Brian Wilken | deWitt Media
Derek Williams | Wayne County Planning
Jim Williams | JW Consulting
Ketih Williams | Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau
Michelle Williams | The Dime Bank
Jane Woodward | A.M. Skier Agency

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