Leadership Oakland announces its LOXXX Cornerstone Class made up of 54 regional leaders. They will be joining the more than 1300 alumni who have participated in the Leadership Oakland Cornerstone Program over the past 30 years.

The Cornerstone program is a nine-month leadership experience consisting of a two-day retreat and monthly, day-long educational sessions. The monthly sessions are facilitated by the region’s foremost experts on issues facing the region – from education, government and the justice system to health and human services and race and ethnic diversity.

This year’s class represents corporate, civic and non-profit organizations throughout the SE Michigan region. For more information about the Cornerstone Program and the current class, visit the Leadership Oakland website at LeadershipOakland.com.

Members of this year’s milestone class:

Laura Aherns
Oakland Community
Health Network

Megan Alderman
Blue Cross Blue Shield
of Michigan

Julie Bagley
The Kresge Foundation

Patricia Bailey
Northwestern Mutual

David Bann
Leader Dogs for the Blind

Samantha Becker
Plante Moran

Carolyn Bleibtrey
Easterseals Michigan

Alexander Bojicic
Blue Cross Blue Shield
of Michigan

Robert Boyle
Furniture Bank of Southeastern Michigan

Jenna Brinks
Beaumont Health

Lisa Brown
Henry Ford West
Bloomfield Hospital

Katharine Buck

Johnna Cade
Oakland Community
Health Network

Tonya Collier
Educator, Author, Philanthropist, Community Activist

Kristen Conte
Baker College

Steve DeAngelis
Rebuild Group

Derek Decker

Robin Dillard-Russaw
46th District Court

Heather Farmer
City of Auburn Hills

Melissa Foreman-Lovell
Beaumont Health

Patricia Forletta
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co

Elizabeth Fritz-Cottle
Elizabeth Fritz
Consulting, LLC

Brittany Haney Navetta
Oakland County Board
of Commissioners

Sandy Harvey
Exodus Consulting Group

Jessica Iloff
Blue Cross Blue Shield
of Michigan

Kyle Ingraham
Autumn Insurance

Ovelio Isambert
DTE Energy

Wyatt Istvan-Mitchell
Warner Norcross & Judd LLP

Patrick Krips

Jeppe “Nelson” Lagerbohm
Flagstar Bank

Stephen Linden
Oakland Community College

Krista Malley, Ph.D.
Oakland University

James Manning
Oakland County

Molly McCoy
Priority Health

Julie Meyer
Financial Services

Angela Mitchell
Wilshire Benefits Group

Lisa Murrell
Community Living
Center, Inc.

Charles Palermo
Health Alliance Plan

John Price
Marsh & McLennan
Agency | Michigan

Laura Riddell
Oakland County

Robert Rottach
Oakland County

Amber Ruple
Lighthouse of
Oakland County

Kenneth Seawell
Sandler Training

Michele Smalley
Beaumont Health

Victor Smith
City of Ferndale

Dana Snyder
Beaumont Health

Stephanie Stieber
Oakland County

JaCinda Sumara
Oakland Schools

Matthew Tebbe
Health Alliance Plan

James Tedder
ITC Holdings Corp.

DeAnte Thompkins
Northwestern Mutual

Daniela Walters
The Dobrusin Law Firm

Dana White
McDonald Hopkins

Mary Zaleski
Oakland Schools

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. More than 1300 regional leaders have completed the cornerstone program over the last 30 years.