Leadership Rockland Class of 2016

Leadership Rockland is proud to announce the members of this year’s class. Twenty-six Rockland leaders will take a year-long journey as they get an insider’s view into what makes Rockland County the wonderful melting pot that it is.

Over the next ten months, the participants will be immersed in a learning experience that will give them access and provide insight into the very heart of what makes Rockland the great place it is to live, raise a family and work. The smallest geographical county in New York, but perhaps the most culturally diverse, Rockland faces many issues that these leaders will learn about from a variety of subject matter experts.

“The Class of 2016 is a mix of strong, dynamic individuals who have demonstrated an interest in making Rockland a better place,” stated Dan Weisberg, the Chair of the Leadership Rockland program. Leadership Rockland just celebrated their 25th Anniversary and was a 2015 recipient of the Rockland Business Association’s esteemed Pinnacle Award.

This year’s class:

Kathleen BeckmannDigital & Social Media Manager, Fiske Industries
Jonathan BellushManager, Oncology Operations, Pfizer Inc.
Jamie BraniganNYS Licensed Associate Broker/ Branch Manager, BHG Rand Realty
Jaqueline CassagnolNursing Professor, Dominican College
Randi ColtonAmerican Heart Association CPR Instructor/ First Aid Coordinator, FitChick CPR
Susan DeeksExecutive Director, Historical Society of Rockland County
Phyllis DodgeOwner/ Creative Director, Bell-ans Park
Jesse GaberPartner, Gaber, Bernard & Donahue, LLP
Mark GellerPresident/ CEO, Nyack Hospital
Sarah GoforthExecutive Director, Volunteer Counseling Services, Inc. (VCS)
Christina LifsheyAssistant Director of Graduate Admissions, Dominican College
Kevin LyonsProject Specialist, Orange & Rockland Utilities, Inc.
Jane MarinoLibrary Director, The Nyack Library
Joseph MarraccinoFinancial Professional, Adaptive Wealth Management / Wells Fargo Advisors
Kevin McCahillPrincipal, George Miller Elementary School, Nanuet Union Free School District
Christian MdewayDirector of Continuing Education, Rockland Community College
Valerie MoldowLicensed RE Associate Broker, Keller Williams Hudson Valley Realty
Benjamin NaylorAssistant to the President, Rockland Community College
Julian PalmerPrincipal, Julian Palmer Consulting Services
James PolitiVillage Administrator, Village of Nyack
Frances RiveraDirector of Program Operations, Head Start of Rockland, Inc.
Tanya SotoProgram Coordinator, Haverstraw Center/ Village of Haverstraw
Bruce TuckerFounder & CEO, The Old No. 7 Band
Matthew WatsonPresident, Eyevolution, Inc.
Julie WendholtFinancial Advisor, Morgan Stanley
Susan WilminkDevelopment Officer, Keep Rockland Beautiful