OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. – Nearly 50 professionals representing a wide variety of organizations from throughout Southeast Michigan region recently graduated Leadership Oakland’s nine-month long leadership development program, Cornerstone. The graduates of its 2017-2018 class were recognized in a ceremony at Baker College in Auburn Hills.
Members of this year’s class are as follows:

Lori Adkins
Oakland Schools

Melissa Aupperle
Grace Centers of Hope

Malissa Bossardet
Candidate for Michigan State Representative

Julie Brenner
Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities

Amanda Chingman
Oakland Community Health Network

David DeLind
DTE Energy

Jody Dungey
Shenandoah Country Club

Mike Goldin
Glen Oaks Community College

Rose Grant
Flagstar Bank

Michael Griffie
Butzel Long P.C.

Napoleon Harrington
Ambassador Counseling & Resource Group

Kirsten Hartig
Oakland County

Stephanie Holland
Easterseals Michigan

Priscilla Huddleston
PBH Solutions, LLC

Megan Hutton
Beaumont Health

Nancy Isken
Beaumont Health

Alison Jaworowski
DTE Energy

James Kessler
Beaumont Health

Dan LaPonsie
Health Alliance Plan

Melissa Lehner
Health Alliance Plan

Kathy Livelsberger
Oakland University

Jeff Lothian
Marsh & McLennan Agency | Michigan

Bill Madias
VHM Enterprises, Inc.

Deb Nolan
Oakland County

Merrideth Okonkwor
Baker College

Heather Olson
Dickinson Wright PLLC

Amy Parnell
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Maggie Perry
Community Housing Network

Stephanie Potter
Oakland County

Katie Pullen
Warner Norcross & Judd LLP

Chandra Reddibattini
Mercedes-Benz Financial Services

Kristin Rohrbeck
Oakland University

Kristin Rossi
Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Michigan Chapter

Deanna Schafer
Associated Builders and Contractors

David Schelberg
McDonald Hopkins

Raj Shah
Northwestern Mutual

Mike Smith
Anderson Eckstein & Westrick, Inc.

Michael Sova
Beaumont Health

Tradina Taylor
Oakland Community Health Network

Bernadette White
Beaumont Health

Marissa Wiesen
United States District Court

Diane Wolfenden
Priority Health

Tracy Woodard
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Trisha Zizumbo
Oakland County Health Division

Danielle Zuccaro
Human Resources Professional

Sponsors for the 2017-2018 Leadership Oakland Cornerstone Program included Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, HAP, DTE Energy Foundation, Oakland County, L. Brooks Patterson, Oakland County Board of Commissioners , Oakland County Credit Union, Baldwin Center, Easterseals, Community Network Services, Leader Dogs for the Blind, Pepper Hamilton, Waste Management, Beaumont, Fox Run, Comerica, Butzel Long, Oakland Community College, Oakland County Parks, and Crossroads for Youth.

About Leadership Oakland
Established in 1990, Leadership Oakland is a 501 (c)(3) organization focused on business and community leadership development. The organization provides a nine-month Cornerstone Program to participants from businesses, organizations, and governmental agencies that are selected based on an application process. Leadership Oakland graduates are key business and community leaders serving as catalysts on boards of various organizations throughout the region.