Leadership Tulsa is pleased to announce the eighth class of LEAD North, a program dedicated to bringing leaders from all sectors together to gain the knowledge, skills and network necessary to make meaningful change in north Tulsa. The program is not a starting point, but rather a professional development opportunity for men and women who have already demonstrated a commitment to the north Tulsa community.
“The LEAD North Class of 2017, or LEAD North 8, has been selected based on their commitment to practicing leadership, reflecting and learning in groups, and their desire to contribute even more to north Tulsa’s vitality,” said Ashley D. Philippsen, LEAD North program director.
Throughout the six-month educational program, participants develop their leadership capabilities as they build strong relationships with fellow classmates and current community leaders. Through experiential learning, discussion groups, on-site visits, class projects and other leadership development activities, participants gain a deeper understanding of critical community issues, apply their talents toward addressing these issues in the future and increase their civic engagement.
“It is our hope that each LEAD North graduate is able to use the knowledge and enhanced leadership skills gained through the program to influence positive change on the north side,” Ashley said.
The members of LEAD North Class 8 are:
Liann Alfaro, Tulsa Transit
Onikah Asamoa-Caesar, Tulsa Public Schools
Miriam Boone, One Hope Tulsa
Nathan Boone, EMSA
Marsais Broadway, Tulsa Community College
Lamar Brown, Tulsa City-County Health Department
Teresita Bryant, Latshaw Drilling Company
Alesia Clement, retired social worker/John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation
T’erra Estes, Teach Not Punish Family Resource Center
Shalynne Jackson, ONEOK
Jennifer Guel, Rising Village Foundation
Lewana Harris, ONEOK
Brian Humphrey, Tulsa Economic Development Corporation
Amanda Neph, AAA Food Enterprises
Brandon Oldham, City of Tulsa
Camenae Patrick, Stinnett and Associates
Gayle Singleton, BlueCross and BlueShield of Oklahoma
Mikeal Vaughn, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
James Wagner, City of Tulsa
Tyler White, Tulsa Public Schools
For more about LEAD north, visit www.leadnorthtulsa.org