Leadership Medina County Announces its Inaugural 2021 LEAD Institute Class


Contact: Terri Greene, M.Ed, Director LEAD Institute & Community Impact

lead@leadershipmedinacounty.org 330-721-7118 ext. 4

Leadership Medina County Announces its Inaugural 2021 LEAD Institute Class

{September 23, 2020, Medina County} Leadership Medina County is excited to announce its first class of the new LEAD Institute (Leadership Exploration And Development).

LEAD Institute, which runs from September through May, is a newly developed program for Leadership Medina County that was designed to prepare next-generation talent for expanded roles in their organizations and in the community. It is a professional development program that will work with leaders on leading more effectively through today’s complex challenges. Participants will be presented with the necessary tools, resources, information, and networking to benefit themselves, the businesses they support, and their communities as they continue to grow both personally and professionally as leaders. The program focuses on, but is not limited to, developing communication and strategic thinking skills.

In addition to current professional development delivered by top corporate trainers and university professors, participants will also be provided with curriculum from Edward O’ Malley’s Your Leadership Edge from the Kansas Leadership Center. This curriculum focuses on adaptive leadership skills that will be applied in the classroom and in their personal, professional, and community contexts. Click here for a list of the professional development content included in the LEAD program.

“Today’s challenges require a different type of leadership” stated Terri Greene, Director of the LEAD Institute and Community Impact at Leadership Medina County. “I’m excited to share this new curriculum with our leaders in Medina County where they can exercise leadership competencies to work on these adaptive challenges.” “This inaugural LEAD Institute class promises to walk away with skills that can immediately be applied to both their personal and professional contexts to make a difference.”

Greene recently completed the Kansas Leadership Center Teaching Leadership Intensive Certification.Terri completed this 50-hour course of learning, practice, observation and assessment offered by the Kansas Leadership Center and is now certified to teach their leadership curriculum.

In celebration of Leadership Medina County’s 30th year anniversary, this year’s LEAD Institute class has also been charged with each person completing 30 Acts of Purposeful Kindness throughout our community.

The following have been selected as the inaugural LEAD Institute class:

  •  Amy Smoyer, Consultant, Self-Employed
  •  D. Andrew Kubena, Manager of Financial Reporting, RPM International, Inc.
  •  Ashley Stevens, Branch Manager, Huntington Bank
  •  Bailey Ewing, Human Anti-Trafficking Coordinator/Family Advocate, Children’s Center of Medina County
  •  Brittany Erdos, Business Development, Wolff Bros Supply, Inc.
  •  Brooke Mott, Brooklyn Media, CEO
  •  Bryan Elliott, Operations Manager, Soccer Post & Ohio Threads
  •  Christopher Anzevino, Commercial Banking Development Officer, Westfield Bank
  •  Danielle Razavi, Assistant Nurse Manager Emergency Department, Cleveland Clinic Medina
  •  Kaleigh Talagnis, Attorney, Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston, Ltd.
  •  Lori Miner, LPN, ADON, Medina Meadows
  •  Mark Gryskiewicz, Plant Manager, 3M Company
  •  Mason Harper, Assistant Athletic Director, Medina City School District
  •  Meghan Bates, Vice President, Luke Engineering and Manufacturing
  •  Nicole Argirakis, Program Coordinator, Medina County, Jobs for Ohio Graduates
  •  Samantha Wonkovich, Facility Coordinator, Hope Recovery Community
  •  Sara Lynn, Sergeant, Medina Police Department
  •  Ty Fritz, Inside Sales, Automation Tool & Die
  •  Zachary Allen, Web Developer, ID Images, LLC



  1. Jason Sanders on at

    Congratulations on being the FIRST class of the LEAD Institute!

  2. Way to go! Congratulations to the inaugural LEAD Institute class!

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