Monday, September 27, 2010

Meet the Bergen LEADS Class of 2011

Bergen LEADS, Bergen County’s first community leadership program, kicked off the Class of 2011 seminar year on Monday, September 20. Twenty-nine members of the new class met their classmates, discovered their personal leadership styles, and learned first-hand about Bergen County.

The men and women of the class of 2011, aspiring and acknowledged leaders of widely diverse backgrounds who live or work in Bergen County, were chosen though a competitive process in early 2010. They will meet monthly to dissect issues, debate viewpoints and develop approaches to community problems.

The members of the 20010-2011 Bergen LEADS class are:

Robert Abreu, Englewood; Laura Amerman, Rutherford; Susan Barbuto, Franklin Lakes; Kenneth Baum, Esq., Woodcliff Lake; Lorna Beebe, Oradell; Michael Blake, Park Ridge; Reverend Eric Brewer, Tinton Falls; Linnet Castro-Pereira, Union; Detra DeNully, Hackensack; Minister Brenda Du Bose, Saddle Brook; James Erwin , Hackensack; Lisa E. Gladwell, River Edge; David B. Hollenbeck, Carlstadt; Eileen Hughes, Wood Ridge; Colleen Hurley, Ridgewood; Trevor S. Jadoo, Esq., Englewood; Elise James-DeCruise, Englewood; Gwen Keeble, Allendale; Miriam Lopez, Fort Lee; Carmine G. Marchionda, Ogdensburg; Charles Martello, Oakland; Jayne Press, Waldwick; Jennifer Reyes, Hasbrouck Heights; Jhovanny Rodriguez, Little Ferry; Sheryl Silver, Paramus; Carolyn Smith, Rutherford; Jose Vincente, Kearny; Karen Winick, Woodland Park; and Pastor James Woodley, Teaneck.

Bergen LEADS seeks individuals from all ethnic, racial and socio-economic backgrounds who espouse different political, religious and social views for future classes. Visit for more information. Applications for the next Bergen LEADS class will be accepted January 4, 2011 to April 1, 2011.

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