Now Accepting Applications for the Class of 2023!
Applications are due by July 10, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Click below for all of the details and to submit your application.
Back Row (L to R): Jody Saffert (Graduate Advisor, LB 2021), Breck Flanagan-Caldwell, Eric Webber, Eric Berlin, Brittany Nichols, Chloe Crabtree, Emily Boynton, Jen Gordon, Juan Olmeda-Chavez, Matthew Guthrie, Matt Kelly, Talena Barker
Front Row (L to R): Ryan Schomburg, Scott Ross, Jeff Sanders, Sarah Monkton, Rebeckah Berry, Michelle Abbey, Cynthia Maree, Ashley Pascale, Jo Wells, Haley Jensen, Mary Overman, Heather Dion
Twenty six outstanding individuals formally graduated from the Leadership Bend program on June 9, 2022.
These participants come from a wide variety of backgrounds and industries, and differing lengths of time living in Central Oregon.
What they all have in common is a commitment to Bend and our region, and a willingness to work collaboratively to create a strong future for all. Over nine months, they spent more than 90 class hours learning about local challenges and opportunities firsthand from decision makers, and through interactive work. They additionally completed two impact projects outside of class hours and carved out time to connect and nurture their relationships with each other.
Grateful thanks to the participants, their employers, our sponsors and the many people who take the time to educate these future leaders.
The Leadership Bend Class of 2022
Michelle Abbey—Central Oregon Veterans Ranch
Sean Bearden—Hayden Homes
Eric Berlin—Pius Limited LLC
Rebeckah Berry—Central Oregon Health Council
Emily Boynton—Mosaic Medical
Cody Cloyd—Ablis CBD
Heather Dion—CASA of Central Oregon
Breck Flanagan-Caldwell—Jefferson County Soil and Water Conservation District
Jen Gordon—Bend Chamber
Matthew Guthrie—BBT Architects
Jessica Higgins—Invera Wealth Advisors of Raymond James
Haley Jensen—Eleusis Athletics
Matt Kelly—TEN OVER STUDIO
Cynthia Maree—St. Charles Health System
Sarah Monkton—Best, Best & Krieger
Brittany Nichols—Central Oregon Community College Foundation
Juan Olmeda-Chavez—City of Bend
Mary Overman—Volunteers in Medicine Clinic of the Cascades
Ashley Pascale—US Bank
Scott Ross—Taylor Northwest, LLC
Jeff Sanders—Mid Oregon Credit Union
Ryan Schomburg—Guiding Vision
Eric Webber—Morrison Maierle
Meli Wellington—Arbor Mortgage Group
Jo Wells—City of Bend
Applications are now open for the 2023 Leadership Bend class. Information and the application form are available online at https://form.123formbuilder.com/6159002/form
Applications close at 5pm on July 1, 2022.
For questions about Leadership Bend, please contact Talena Barker at email@example.com.
Leadership Bend is supported by Taylor Northwest, St. Charles Health System, Pacific Power, ASI, and likeminded organizations who believe that a healthy community comes from investment in leadership.