RSVP for ECF's Grant Showcase & Annual Meeting
June 7 at Merion Crystal Ballroom. 5:30pm music, drinks & appetizers; 6:30-7:30pm program

Evanston's newest leaders

Recent Leadership Evanston Signature Program participants and graduates
from the classes of 2015 — 2021

2022 is Leadership Evanston's 30th year!

LE XXIX: 2020 — 2021 class members

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Listed alphabetically:  Kevin Augusta, Evanston Township High School  Linda Brennan, FocusPoint Coaching & Training  Kenneth D. Carter, Evanston Police Department  Cindy Castro, Amita Health  Curt Hanson, Evanston Community Bank/Wintrust  Chris Heisinger, Heisinger Design & Mather  Michael Jacobson, Evanston Township High School ♦ Linnea Latimer, Northwestern University  Amanda Long, Along the Way Productions  Kassandre McGovern, Batory Foods  Stephanie Mendoza, City of Evanston  Hibo Mohamad, Undocumented Neighbors  Adam Newman, Cook County Commissioner's Office  Trina Ntamare, Lavendar Eucalyptus LLC  Rachael Posnak, Citizens Greener Evanston ♦ Chloe Reyes, Moran Center  Marcel Sallis, Northern Trust Bank ♦ Laketa Simpson, Evanston/Skokie District 65 ♦ Aleca Tesseris Sullivan, Sentencing Advocacy Group of Evanston  Kelly Terrell, Swann Consulting  Katarina Topalov, City Colleges of Chicago

LE XXVIII: 2019 — 2020 class members

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Listed alphabetically: Audery Blair, Rotary International ♦ Ruth Blonder, Truman Community College ♦ Mariana Bojorquez, Evanston Public Library ♦ Sam Carroll, McGaw YMCA ♦ Sandy Chen, Koi Fine Asian Cuisine ♦ Daisy Copeland, Mudlark Theater ♦ Mercedes Fernandez, Evanston Township High School   Tana Francellno, Youth Job Center/City of Evanston  ♦ Jennifer Friedrich, Bon Events ♦ Christina Garza, Unity Church on the North Shore ♦ Evan Girard, Evanston Scholars ♦ Kemone Hendricks, Evanston Present and Future ♦ Vince Heneghan, Impact Behavioral Health Partners ♦ Michelle Kavoosi, Loyola University of Chicago ♦ Demisha W. Lee, Evanston Scholars ♦ Tania Margonza, Books & Breakfast/Evanston Cradle to Career ♦ Megan McClung, The James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy ♦ George John Nejmeh, Northwestern University ♦ Jonathan Nieuwsma, Citizen's Greener Evanston ♦ Lupe Orozco Jr, Evanston Latinos ♦ ChandraPalmer, Rotary International  ♦ Wolf Peddinghaus, Community Activist ♦ Adeela Qureshi, District 65 ♦ Elizabeth Rolewicz, Evanston Township High School ♦ Rachel Rosner, Nature and Climate Educator ♦ Amber Scott-Chavez, Evanston Community Foundation ♦ Tosha Wilson, Evanston Police Department 

LE XXVII: 2018 — 2019 class members

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Listed alphabetically: Xochitl Ayala, Rotary International Laura Brown, Downtown Evanston Alexandria Buckley, Social Worker Shayla Butler, Northwestern University Edgar Cano, City of Evanston Sarah Cort, McGaw YMCA Camp Echo Kelly Diaz, Evanston Township High School Len Felton, Youth Job Center Sarah Gordon, Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI)Lauren Grossman, Across the Table Francesca Henderson, Evanston Police Department Grace Imathiu, First United Methodist Church Tanya Jenkins, Evanston Police Department Martha Klitzkie, Reef Environmental Education Foundation Linda Larkin, community activist Claudia Larrea, MetroSquash Rick Marsh, Curt's CaféShiva Mohsenzadeh, Legislative Aide - Illinois Senator Laura Fine Jennifer Montojo, Evanston Art Center Jessi Moon, Evanston Community Foundation Allie Payne, Dreamtown Realtor Jeremy Round, Gather Rachel Ruttenberg, The Family Defense Center Joyce Sia, Northshore University Healthcare Maria Slowinski, General Reinsurance Jace Smith, McGaw YMCA Erin Tegge, PEER services Maria Tolpin, community activist Vanessa Vegas, Rotary International Lisa Winn, Evanston Community Bank Nancy Zwick, Evanston artist

LE XXVI: 2017 — 2018 class members

LE_June2018_graduates.pngListed alphabetically: Susan Marshall Abraham,community volunteer Kelli-Ann Alcott, Youth & Opportunity United, Inc.Carole Bass, community volunteer Ashley Brandt, attorney Karli Butler, Curt's Cafe Teri Campbell, Evanston Public Library Savannah Clement, City of Evanston Lori Coombs, Evanston Township High School Brandi Crawford, Youth Job Center Linda Del Bosque, Evanston Woman Magazine Neal Desai, LumenKids Jean Fies, community volunteer Ellen Frolichstein, Evanston In-School Music AssociationSteven Frost, Evanston/Skokie District 65 David Graham, Sidley Austin LLP Tanya Jenkins, Evanston Police Department Chantell Johnson, MacArthur Foundation Natalie Joy, Evanston Work Ethic Program Laurie Kaplan, community volunteer Lisa Levin, community volunteer Lesly Levitas, community volunteer Murphy Monroe, The Actors Gymnasium Mireya Morales, Rotary International Michael Moran, Anonymous Architects Joi-Anissa Russell, The James B. Moran Center for Youth AdvocacyDavid Servillo, Gene Servillo Consulting Rebecca Slenk, McGaw YMCA Children's Center Rosa Ines Sriver, Evanston Cradle to Career David Stone, Northwestern University Bryant Wallace, Chessmen Club of The North Shore

LE XXV: 2016 — 2017 class members

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(from left to right): Nichole Boyd, Evanston Township High SchoolElisabeth “Biz” Lindsay-Ryan, diversity and inclusion consultant Ellen Feldman, recently retired Northwestern University Research Center Tasha Triplett, Curt's Café Letitia Mann, community volunteer Mark Watson, Nature's Perspective Val Buchanan, Northwestern University Evan Finamore, community activist Liz Schaps, Northwestern University Kristin Brown, Rotary International Michael Drennan, Ridgeville Park District Jess Rutstein, Justin Wynn Fund Yoli Maya Yeh, LumenKids and Fusion Academy Jody Wright, Evanston Police Department Lynn Chehab, NorthShore University HealthSystem Carmen Francellno, Family Focus Evanston Maggie Cong-Huyen, Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management Becky Moore, Youth & Opportunity United (Y.O.U) Bryon Harris, Evanston/Skokie District 65 Maggie Allexsaht, McGaw YMCA Socorro Castro, Evanston Public Library Kathleen Long, Laurel Associates, LLC Kylette Lindsey, City of Evanston Donique McIntosh, social justice and diversity consultant Lori Hatton, community volunteer ♦ Roland Fouche, City of Evanston Mary Ellen Poole, Impact Behavioral Health Partners (Housing Options) 

Not pictured: Pam Cytrynbaum, Injustice Watch Katie Knapp, City of Evanston

LE XXIV: 2015 — 2016 class members

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(from left to right): Cynthia Wilson, Garrett Theological Seminary Nicholas Gehl, Evanston Township High School Hannah Steinman, Youth and Opportunity United (Y.O.U.) Linda Gerber, retired journalistAmy Monday, Evanston Community Foundation Dennis Leaks, Evanston Police Department Kathy Shaw, community volunteer Karena Bierman, Rotary International Porschia Davis, City of Evanston Mitchell Smith, Ebenezer Primm Towers Elizabeth Feiertag, Mudlark Theater Toni Goerhing, Cherry Preschool Juliet Bond, Literature for All of Us Sandra Smith, Evanston Public Library Jennifer Arrington, North Shore Yoga Aimee Long, Allowance for Good Joan Casey, NorthShore University HealthSystem Ismalis Nuñez, Evanston/Skokie District 65 James Hagedorn, Bramer Animal Hospital TeeNeka Jones-Gueye, Infant Welfare Society of Evanston Karen McLeod, Rotary International Josh Gilbert, Temperance Beer Co.Brina Auguste, community counselor Fabiola Alfonso, YWCA Evanston/North Shore Melissa Blount, psychologist Nina Kavin, activist Tracy Lawson McKeithen, Family Promise Northshore Abigayle Shay, Northwestern University Willie Gregory, The Renaissance Collaborative Bobbi Goldman, Have Dreams