Leadership Sandy Springs (LSS) has announced the 34 members of the new LSS Class of 2023.
A diverse group of experienced and emerging leaders, the class kicked off their nine-month community leadership development program last weekend with a retreat at Unicoi State Park in Helen, Georgia.
“This is one of the highlights of our program. Everyone gets to know each other better and identify individual strengths and leadership styles,” said LSS Program Director Kathryn Lautenbacher, a 2011 graduate of the program.
After the retreat, class members attend monthly program days and special events to teach them about Sandy Springs and the Greater Perimeter region, enhance leadership skills, deepen civic understanding, and connect them with leaders in many sectors.
“We are proud to say that the community is created not just like that, but by us [Leadership Sandy Springs] help create it,” said Rosalyn Putnam, the nonprofit’s new executive director. “Since 1987, Leadership Sandy Springs has produced nearly 1,000 graduates who make a positive impact on our community and region. They lead nonprofits, large and small businesses and organizations, serve on councils, city councils and commissions, and volunteer their time and talent to build a thriving, inclusive community.”
Laurie Barrett is a community volunteer
Black Bosley – Emory St. Joseph Hospital
Sherry Collins is a community volunteer
Cameron Darvish – Community Outreach Center
Michelle Day – Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta
Gail Early Jokerst – Brightside Works LLC
Jennifer Emery – City of Sandy Springs
Maite Fuertes – Los Niños Primero
Shanti Gangadharan – HealthStream
Candice Giardino – Arrow Destroyers
Sequoia Hanneman – Genpact
Megan Harris – Nagem Management Group, Inc.
Eric Hollinghead – Fulton County Schools
Casey Homans – HP, Inc.
Imani Isaac – Sandy Springs Fire Department
Scott Levy – Sandy Springs Police Department
Rashida Liddell – DIRECTV, LLC.
Ryan Love – Powered by Love Events LLC
Leslie Marie Moseley – eXp Realty
Matt Neylan – Mount Vernon School
Brian Patterson – North Springs Charter High School
Rollin Richmond – Sandy Springs Rotary Club
John Ranningen – Commenda Capital LLC
Crystal Seymore – Kaiser Permanente
Mark Sonenshine – Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates
Justin Sparano – Northern Hospital
Kevin Stone – Burr & Forman LLP
Kyle Sweeney – Sandy Springs Fire Department
Ben Taube – Bank of America
Linda Trickey – Cox Communications
George Tucker – Campbell Stone North Apartments
Nancy Votto is an Atlanta-based orthodontic specialist
Matt Weiss – Parker, Hudson, Rainer, Dobbs LLP
Chris Zorn – Emory Winship Cancer Institute