Announcing the Class of 2018

Leadership Medina County, a premier community leadership program whose mission is to “build and maintain a county wide network of talented, responsible, and dynamic leaders,” announces the Class of 2018. The new cohort of 40 women and men from across Medina County will participate in an intensive 9-month program. These individuals were selected through a highly competitive process and will begin their unique educational journey this fall with an opening retreat at the Westfield Blair Center. Leadership Medina County, now in its 27th year, has over 900 alumni, individuals who are working to strengthen Medina County and increase civic engagement. Graduates hold leadership positions in the private, nonprofit, and governmental sectors.

Share your congratulations on our website at or use #lmc18 on Twitter or Facebook. While you are sharing your congratulations, why not encourage a leader in your life to apply for Emerging Leaders and Junior Leadership? Applications are due May 31. Visit and click on programs for more information.

The Class of 2018

  • Matthew Baker, DS Benefits Group, Senior Benefits Consultant
  • Debbie Boehmke, United Way of Medina County, Program Manager for Employing Medina County
  • Charlene Bunner, Lodi Hospital, Registered Nurse Manager
  • Cornell Carter, MSBC Akron, Senior Pastor
  • Brian Charnigo, Medina County Career Center, Assistant Principal
  • Erin Cline, Rea & Associates, Senior Accountant
  • Debra Cordell, BPR Rico Manufacturing, Materials Manager
  • Loretta Cornell, Medina County Health Department, Health Center Executive Director
  • Michael Costello, Emergency Reporting, Sales Representative
  • Maria Davis, ID Images, HR Manager
  • Mark Dieckhoner, V3 Transportation, Vice President of Operations
  • Lynn Emmons, SHC/The Arc of Medina County, Human Resources Director
  • Todd Gerspacher, Forest Meadows Villas, LTD, General Manager / Partner
  • Patricia Hetkey, Medina County Board of DD, Community Relations Coordinator
  • Karen Hojnacki, Arisin Software Corporation, Director of Finance
  • Kevin Honcharuk, Medina County Juvenile Court, Drug Court Coordinator
  • Mary Isaac, Medical Mutual, Manager, Network Access Services
  • Elizabeth Kereszturi, Proximity Marketing, Web marketing strategist
  • Christine Kungli, Huntington Bank, Vice President, Business Banking Relationship Manager
  • Cathy L. Lance, Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Director
  • Mary Susan Lora, Westfield Bank, Administrative Professional
  • Maureen Maxwell, Holland Management, Property Manager
  • Patrick McDonald, Hawthorn Suites By Wyndham Seville,Ohio, General manager
  • Amy McNutt, Westfield Group, Hospitality Services Leader
  • Suzie Muniak, MCDL, Branch Manager
  • Gregory Nichols, Akron Children’s Hospital, Director of Subspeciality Operations-Hospital Based Pediatric Department
  • Andrea Owen Shearer, Bridges Home Health/Hospice of the Western Reserve, RN Team Leader
  • Michelle Reese, Day Ketterer, Ltd., Attorney
  • Amy Rutledge, Brunswick City School District, Community Relations Coordinator
  • Aaron Sable, Medina City Schools, Superintendent
  • Ann Salek, Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston, Ltd, attorney
  • Freeland Southard, Cuyahoga Community college, Program Manager
  • Michael Stiles, Medina County Probate and Juvenile Court, Network Administrator
  • Randilee Suliks, Ferrell Whited Physical Therapy, Director of Operations
  • Jaclyn Taylor, Westfield Insurance, Government Relations
  • Jackie Vigneault, Catholic Charities, Youth and Young Adult Ministry Specialist
  • Ben Walker, ComDoc, Account Manager
  • Pamela Wheeler, Medina County Career Center, Allied Health Coordinator
  • Tess Yurik, Cuyahoga Community College, Adult Literacy Coordinator, realtor, and small business owner
  • Danica Zeise, The Sherwin-Williams Company, Product Manager, North America


  1. Sandy Frommeyer on at

    To all new Signature Program members,
    Sincere “Congratulations” to all of you! This will be a great year for you and a continuing very beneficial membership. I like to say “it is the gift that keeps on giving,” you will always receive great support and continued growth if you take advantage of the opportunities.

    You will be a great class, a lot of “good people” and leaders for our county. You will make some very strong lasting friendships.

    Again “Congratulations” and leave work at work during your leadership days!! Fully enjoy your year.

    Sandy Frommeyer
    Class of ’06

  2. Kyle White on at

    Congratulations and Welcome to the 2018 Class!

  3. Sandy Hinkle on at

    Congratulations to the new Leadership Medina County Class of 2018! Enjoy our journey and the opportunity to make so many new and endearing friends! There is a lot of leadership in your class you will do amazing things for sure!
    Have fun and again Congrats!!!!
    Sandy Hinkle
    Class of 2017

  4. Mark Shupe on at

    Congratulations to LMC 2018 Class and your new adventure! You will all make many life-long friends through this experience.

  5. Kathy Herte on at

    Congratulations LMC class of 2018! Exciting months ahead. You will have great days! Enjoy.
    Kathy Herte
    Class of 2017

  6. Sue Muniak class of 1993 on at

    Congratulations to class of 2018! Exciting times ahead.

  7. Susan Ungham, The Visionary Class of 2013 on at

    Congratulations on making it into the Class of 2018! Even if you grew up in Medina County, you are going to learn about places, people and things that you never knew existed here. You will forge some strong friendships with your classmates. This will be a year to remember!

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