Leadership United: A Community of Leaders

Leadership United is United Way’s community leadership and board development program, which utilizes a combination of classes and practical experiences to help individuals develop leadership skills, increase their knowledge of the community and acquire the skills needed to serve as board members and community leaders.

During the program's nine-month term, participants commit to 75 hours of leadership and board development training to amplify their passion and prepare them to serve our community.
After a competitive application process, the individuals listed below were selected to join the program.


Leadership United Class of 2017

Michael Allen Ice Miller LLP
Shamika Anderson Comcast
Bernice Anthony Eli Lilly and Company
Sarah Arbuckle Roche Diagnostics
Ashley Beasley Indiana Farm Bureau, Inc.
Ryan Bojrab Eskenazi Health
Chris Bowman WFYI Public Media
Stephanie Brown Fusion Alliance
Doriann Cain Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Stephen Clouse Indianapolis Power and Light Company
Joni Darney Eli Lilly and Company
Willa Dorrough UPS
Stephanie Fox-Fiorenini Eli Lilly and Company
Amy Freeland Indiana Legal Services, Inc.
Aleze Fulbright Indiana Conference United Methodist Church
Adriana Gao Walker Information
Susan Gilbert American Funds from Capital Group
Helene Gilbert Roche Diagnostics
Tyler Hardcastle Katz, Sapper & Miller LLP
Hannah Harris Indianapolis Museum of Art
Dawnna Hixon United Way of Central Indiana
Danny House Somerset CPAs
Devon Jones The Villages of Indiana
Julie Kolner United Way of Central Indiana
Steven Krohne Ice Miller LLP
Lauren Laski United Way of Central Indiana
Jason Lee Lewis Wagner, LLP
Roxanne Lockhart Eli Lilly and Company
Amy Losh First Internet Bank
Melisa Martinez Community Health Network
Aaron McBride Chaucies Place
Grace McNulty Katz, Sapper & Miller LLP
April Meade Katz, Sapper & Miller LLP
Matthew O'Connor JPMorgan Chase
Catherine O'Donnell Eli Lilly and Company
Shafali Pillay Eli Lilly and Company
Lindsay Proctor IU Health
Ajit Rajput Eli Lilly and Company
Daniel Reecer Eli Lilly and Company
Rebecca Ruegg Cowan Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine
Ericka Sanders You Yes You! Project
Richard Schilling August Mack Environmental, Inc.
Sarah Schlifke Delta Faucet Company
Brian Schroeder Eskenazi Health
Rebecca Scott Eli Lilly and Company
Kristin Seward PNC
Ellen Sichting Walker Information
Nicole Staggs WFYI Public Media
Corey Stewart UPS
Nancy Stone IAAAA/Senior Medicare Patrol
Peter Strege American Funds from Capital Group
Jonathan Sundheimer Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Jami Sutton IU Health
Laura Tagliani Dow AgroSciences
Brett Thompson Pass it On
Jody Valerio Navient