January Class Notes

LEAD Institute

Gabby Pagura LEAD ‘23 has accepted the position of Administrative Coordinator at Leadership Medina County.


’06 The Enterprising Class

Jacqueline Wilkins ’06, ‘The Ohio State University’s Jackie Wilkins has been named one of Ohio’s top 50 women leaders in 2023 by Women We Admire, an organization of the most accomplished women executives and leaders across the U.S. and Canada.’ Read more here.


’16 Silver Jubilee

Janice Jokkel ‘16, recently graduated from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program with a Certificate of Entrepreneurship.


’18 Self Driven Class

Danica Zeise ’18, Lifetime Member, joined Invacare in September as the Director of Marketing for North America. In December, she was elected 2024 / 2025 Chairperson of the Board of Directors for the Hope & Healing Survivor Resource Center (Battered Women’s Shelter and Rape Crisis Center of Summit and Medina Counties).  This is her second term as Chairperson for the board.


’20 In Focus Class

Jennifer Bilek ’20 has accepted the position of Executive Director at Leadership Medina County.

Kelly Parks ’20, CEO of Medina Centre for Dance Art, completed the SBA T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Program on December 20th, 2023. This eight-month program was sponsored by the Small Business Administration Office of Entrepreneurial Development.

The State of Ohio cohort started in June with 20 business owners from across the state and only nine competed the program. T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders provides entrepreneurship education and training for executives of small, poised-for-growth companies. This intensive executive entrepreneurship series offers opportunities for small business owners to work with professional coaches and mentors, gain skills needed to grow, and develop connections with peers, local leaders, and the financial community.

Parks says it was an honor to represent Medina County through this experience.


Signature Class of 2024

Lisa Morrison ’24 is excited to share that Integrated Community Solutions was featured in the Akron Beacon Journal, showcasing the organization’s dedication to enriching the lives of children with disabilities. Read the article here.

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