Community Leadership Institute Class of 2024 Announced

Pictured left to right in the photo, Front Row: Sonia Demelo, Bemis Associates, Inc.; Rosa Rivera, UMass Memorial HealthAlliance - Clinton Hospital, Inc.; Jessica DeRoy, City of Gardner; Lindsay Carpenter Connors, Fitchburg State University; Maureen Babcock, North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce; Back Row: Gissaury Rodriquez, IC Federal Credit Union; Ralph Hogan, Mount Wachusett Community College; Patrick O'Connell, Enterprise Bank and Trust Company; Taylor Healey, Foster-Healey Real Estate; Shawn Tolf, Fidelity Bank; Joeci Gilchrest, You Name It; Ethan Lin-Schwartz, Burkart-Phelan Inc.; Aimme Cotnoir, Fitchburg Art Museum; Bob Jumper, Leominster Credit Union; and Autumn Kelly, Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School. Not Pictured: Erin Carr, AIS, Inc.; Jennifer Armentrout, Rollstone Bank & Trust; Kat McLellan, Fitchburg State University; and Nathalie Rivera-Castro, Workers' Credit Union.

Pictured left to right in the photo, Front Row: Sonia Demelo, Bemis Associates, Inc.; Rosa Rivera, UMass Memorial HealthAlliance – Clinton Hospital, Inc.; Jessica DeRoy, City of Gardner; Lindsay Carpenter Connors, Fitchburg State University; Maureen Babcock, North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce; Back Row: Gissaury Rodriquez, IC Federal Credit Union; Ralph Hogan, Mount Wachusett Community College; Patrick O’Connell, Enterprise Bank and Trust Company; Taylor Healey, Foster-Healey Real Estate; Shawn Tolf, Fidelity Bank; Joeci Gilchrest, You Name It; Ethan Lin-Schwartz, Burkart-Phelan Inc.; Aimme Cotnoir, Fitchburg Art Museum; Bob Jumper, Leominster Credit Union; and Autumn Kelly, Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School. Not Pictured: Erin Carr, AIS, Inc.; Jennifer Armentrout, Rollstone Bank & Trust; Kat McLellan, Fitchburg State University; and Nathalie Rivera-Castro, Workers’ Credit Union.

The North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the participants selected for the 2024 Community Leadership Institute (CLI). CLI is dedicated to providing participants with individual leadership skills and a deep understanding of the region. The nine-month program focuses on education, government, health care, social services, justice system, media, arts and culture, environment and history. The Chamber created the Institute to inspire a new generation of men and women to enthusiastically assume important roles in their community. The program challenges individuals from diverse backgrounds to be influential in our region’s future.

The Community Leadership Institute began in 1988, known then as Leadership North Central.  Over the last 25 years, more than 300 participants have graduated from the Institute and become leaders in their communities, with over 100 in the last five years.  Participants for CLI are sponsored by their business and are seen as leaders or potential leaders within that organization.

Participants in the Community Leadership Institute (CLI) Class of 2024 include:

Jennifer Armentrout, Rollstone Bank & Trust

Maureen Babcock, North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce

Lindsay Carpenter Connors, Fitchburg State University

Erin Carr, AIS, Inc.

Aimme Cotnoir, Fitchburg Art Museum

Sonia Demelo, Bemis Associates, Inc.

Jessica  DeRoy, City of Gardner

Joeci Gilchrest, You Name It Creatives, LLC

Taylor Healey, Foster-Healey Real Estate

Ralph Hogan, Mount Wachusett Community College

Bob Jumper, Leominster Credit Union

Autumn Kelly, Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School

Ethan Lin-Schwartz, Burkart-Phelan Inc.

Kat McLellan, Fitchburg State University

Patrick  O’Connell, Enterprise Bank and Trust Company

Rosa Rivera, UMass Memorial HealthAlliance – Clinton Hospital, Inc

Nathalie Rivera-Castro, Workers’ Credit Union

Gissaury Rodriquez, IC Federal Credit Union

Shawn Tolf, Fidelity Bank