Leadership Rockland Announces Class of 2019

Class of 2019

Class of 2019

Contact: Katie Beckmann

Leadership Rockland Announces
Class of 2019

Rockland County’s top leadership program is pleased to announce the members of the Class of 2019. The new class will consist of 18 individuals throughout the non-profit, government, and for-profit communities in Rockland County. These individuals will participate in a 10-month program, that will give them a deep insight and understanding into the many aspects of Rockland County.

This year’s class marks the 29th in program history. 

Vivian England, Chair of Leadership Rockland, commented, “As Chair of the Board of Directors, I am so excited about the Leadership Rockland class of 2019. Our new class provides us with a new opportunity to fulfill our mission of informing and inspiring leaders and emerging leaders to better serve our community through increased awareness.”

The Class of 2019 includes: 

Chris BarryAir Operations Manager, Disney ABC Television Group
Mort BeckerPublic Affairs Consultant, The Town of Ramapo
Vicki CaramanteClerk, Orangetown Police Department
Lisa D'AmicoIndependent Curator
Beth DavidsonFreelance Writer
Kathryn FidlowRN, BSN, Senior Qulaity Management, NYP-Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Guadalupe FishmanDirector of Administrative Services, Help From People to People
Marissa FremontManager, KPMG LLP
Daniel GwizdakFinancial Planner, Creative Financial Planning
Annie Hekker WeissFounder & Executive Creative Director, The CREATEifs Group
Lisa KirraneDirector of Human Resources, Camp Venture
Annquette MackeySenior Advocate/ Coordinator of Services to the African American Community, The Center for Safety & Change
Kelly MaherRegional Site Supervisor, Crystal Run Healthcare
Sheeba MathaiAttorney, Legal Services of Hudson Valley
Jose NunezPatrol Officer, Rockland County Sheriff's Department
Jennifer PattonExecutive Director, Edward Hopper House Museum and Study Center
Katie RossSupervisor of Care Management, Jawonio
Maddy SchieringPrincipal, Sheer Strategy LLC

Board Planning

The Leadership Rockland board met this week for this year’s kick off planning session. So much energy and intellectual capital in one room – it’s going to be a great year!

Applications Open for Class of 2019


Contact: Katie Beckmann



Applications Open for Class of 2019

Leadership Rockland Day marks the beginning of the application period for the Class of 2019.


Thursday, January 18, 2018, marks the third annual Leadership Rockland Day and the beginning of the application period for the Class of 2019, which runs from September 2018 through June 2019. The deadline for submitting applications is April 1, 2018.

The Class of 2019 will mark the 29th in program history.

Dan Weisberg, Chair of Leadership Rockland, commented, “The Leadership Rockland program is perfect for anyone who truly cares about Rockland County and wants to get a deeper understanding of how the various components within the county operate. No matter what your vocation may be or your knowledge of the many aspects of the county, there are undoubtedly areas where you may never have traveled or have had the opportunity to peek inside. We open the door for you to get that glimpse inside and to gain a higher level of understanding, which you can then utilize to make Rockland a better place to live and work for yourself, your family and your community.”

This year will mark the first time that there are tuition discounts available to accepted class members. If prospective class members complete their application package by March 1st, they will receive a tuition discount, if accepted into the program.

To apply to the upcoming Leadership Rockland class, as well as learn more about the program and tuition discounts, please visit www.leadershiprockland.org/how-to-apply.



Leadership Rockland started in 1990 and over 600 participants have since graduated from the program. For more information, please contact Katie Beckmann via email at marketing@leadershiprockland.org.