Alumni Network

JES Civic Leadership Academy Alumni Network

Civic Leadership Academy Alumni Network

The Jefferson Civic Leadership Academy Alumni Network is a formal association of graduates of the JCLA who wish to remain active in their community.

The organization promotes networking among graduates, cultivating participation in activities that foster community growth, and encouraging leadership development among members.

Members of the 2018 Civic Leadership cohort will have the opportunity to meet with alumni throughout the year. Upon graduation, members of the 2018 cohort will be welcomed to officially join the network.

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Classes of 2015, 2016 & 2017


Alvin Tucker, II, Wealth Generators

Andrew Henderson, Stairways Behavioral Health

Andrew Hromyak, USDOJ

Angela Beaumont, The Brock Institute

April Morrison, Erie Insurance Group

Chanel Cook, Erie County Public Library

Christopher LaFuria, Erie Times-News, 2015

DaWayne Cleckley, PBS39 (formerly WQLN Public Media)

Erin Wincek, Erie County Public Library

Hannah Kirby, Ember + Forge

Jennifer Farrar, EmergyCare

Keith Moses, Propel Schools

Kerry Franz, Erie Insurance

Kevin Arrington, Young Entrepreneur Society, Inc.

Kevin Pollock, F.N.B. Corporation

Kyle Hinsdale, NE Foods, Inc.

Laura Walchack, Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel

Lesley Ridge, Socialution Media

Lisa Counasse, WQLN Public Media

Michael McCormick, Erie Beer Company

Nina Wolfarth, Barber National Institute

Patrick Simpson, Erie Insurance Group

Shawnta Pulliam, Nurturing Hearts, INC

Steve Krivonak, NAMI, 2015

Tim Giblin, Corry Redevelopment Authority

Veronica Rexford, Urban Erie Community Development Center

William Scholz, Radius Cowork


Amanda Iadeluca, County of Erie

Alison Kaminski, GE Transportation

Andrew Kerr, Erie City Mission/Andy Kerr Coaching

Andrew Kochirka, Erie Times-News/CyberInk

Ashley Lawson, Gannon University

Brian Dorio, Erie Insurance Group

Bradley Triana, BOTH Studios

Breanna Adams, Erie County Deptartment of Health

Ferki Ferati, Jefferson Educational Society

Halle Kostansek, WQLN Public Media

James Heubel, Cumulus Media

Jay Breneman, Life NWPA

Khadija Horton, Erie County Public Defender’s Office

Mac Lewis, The Cork 1794

Matthew Wiertel, Velocity Network

Maureen Walls, Erie School District

Michelle Butler, GE Transportation

Niken Astari, City of Erie

Paul Smola, Graco High Pressure Equipmen

Perry Wood, ECGRA

Ryan Palm, Mercyhurst University

Tiffanie Page-Collazo, Women’s Round Table

Tiffany McCloud, Her P.O.W.E.R., Inc.

Tiffany Thomas, St. Vincent Hospital

Tom Maggio, ECGRA

Varun Gupta, Penn State Behrend


Afrim Latifi, Allstate Insurance

Andrea Zdaniewski, Erie Insurance Group

Bill Frackowiak, Stairways Behavioral Health

Brad Wiertel, Velocity Network

Christal Lepak, Youth Leadership Institute of Erie

Emily Dauber, Erie Art Museumvania Advocates

Heather McBrier, Stairways Behavioral Health, BLOOM

J. Brian Foht, Foht Investment LLC

Jessica Yochim, MenajErie Studio

Joelyn Bush, United Way of Erie County

Kati Hecker, Erie Insurance Group

Kevin Forte, L’Arche Erie

Kevin Schaaf, TechnipFM

Kristin Bowers, Office of the County Executive

Mary Tredway, Jefferson Educational Society

Meagan Cousins, EMTA

Natalia Garcia, WQLN Public Media

Patrick Duda, Erie Insurance Group

Riki Hay, Penn State Behrend

Shawn Waskiewicz, Flagship Niagara League