FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CLEVELAND, OH — July 28, 2022 — Engage! Cleveland, a community engagement organization focused on attracting, engaging, and retaining talent to the region, has announced the 29 individuals selected for the fourth cohort of its Women’s Mentorship Program and the second cohort of its Co-ed Mentorship Program. The six-month program will commence in mid-July 2022, matching 29 Greater Cleveland young professionals with 9 successful community leaders. 120 mentees and 36 mentors have participated thus far since the program’s inception in January 2020.
“Engage! Cleveland is thrilled to have selected such an exceptional group of talented mentees and mentors in Greater Cleveland for our Mentorship Programs,” said Ashley Basile Oeken, President of Engage! Cleveland. “We look forward to watching this group grow and learn in their personal, professional, and civic lives.”
A total of 45 Greater Cleveland young professionals applied for the program. The following 29 individuals have been selected:
Megan Antalek, Manufacturing Engineer, Reuter-Stokes
Alyson Clements, Experienced Tax Manager, Grant Thornton LLP
Rachel Collard, Manufacturing Engineer, BWX Technologies
Katlyn DeGraw, Project Manager, Jennasis & Associates
DaLisa Delk Cann, Nurse Manager, Registered Nurse, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
David Goler, Account Executive, WKYC
Ashley Hawthorne, Teacher, Cleveland Metropolitan School District
Jessica Hubbard, Assistant Manager of Visitor Services, The Cleveland Museum of Art
Felicia Jackson Marketing & Client Relationship Manager, UBIZ Venture Capital/ Urban League of Greater Cleveland
Jermeka Jackson, Family Support Specialists, Say Yes to Education
Tawanna Jackson, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager, Nestle
Endia Jones, Manager, Human Resources, PMQI, Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging
Ryan Kearns, Development Associate, Literary Cleveland
Stephanie Kresic, Customer Support Engineer II/Clinical Implementation Specialist, MIM Software
Jordan Kushner, Audit Manager, Grant Thornton, LLP
Metta Matthews, Executive Assistant, MIM Software Inc.
Maggie McNamara, Organizational Communication and Engagement Manager, Transtar Industries
Sean O’Brien, Data & Grants Specialist, Youth Opportunities Unlimited
Becki Owston, Deputy Director of Research, BWX Technologies
Alyssa Perna, Small Business Owner & Tech Conference Producer, Experience Events / ASUG
Chris Rightnour, Tax Manager, Grant Thornton, LLP
Jacqueline Simmons, CEO, Changing Lives One Step At a Time
Dominique Stecker, Provider Operations Supervisor, Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging
Willainia Studmire, Product Specialist, Senior Production Chemist, MP Biomedicals
Sydney Van Scoy, Associate Portfolio Manager, Clearstead
Lesley Vizurraga, Business Development Manager, GNCO, Inc.
Hannah Williams, Senior Tax Associate, Grant Thornton, LLP
Tachieka Williams, Human Resources Representative III, FirstEnergy Corporation
A total of 20 Greater Cleveland leaders applied for the program. The following 9 community leaders have been selected as mentors:
Ellen Boehm, Senior Vice President Innovation and Technology Strategy & Operations, Keyfactor
Shayla L Davis, State Representative, Ohio House of Representatives
Rita Dawson, Vice President, Cleveland Steel Tool Co
Kimberley Gillan-Shafron, Director of Communications and PR, Hospice of the Western Reserve
Carolyn Lekan, Vice President- Human Resources, The Sherwin-Williams Company
Melissa Neiberlein, Human Resources Director, Mars Electric
Mary Ripley, Assistant Marketing Director, NOPEC
Diana Starks, Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Brian Thiry, Director, Entity Engagement, ReliabilityFirst
To learn more about Engage! Cleveland or new programs, jobs, and civic opportunities for young professionals in Cleveland, please visit engagecleveland.org and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
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