Back Row (L to R)
Dan Stake, Chad Young, Lisa Clark, Trever Campbell, Kris Knight, Shawn Evilsizor, Gary Crockett, Zavier Borja, Ted Jones,
Frank Thaxter, Emily Kirk, Pete Bozin, Cyrus Mooney, Matthew Guthrie, Graduate Advisor (LB 2022), Talena Barker
Front Row (L to R)
Jenn Kovitz, Michael Nelson, Gil Levy, Patricia Strange, Bradley Howk, Amanda Bird-Zimmerman, Kate Burns, Theresa Drulard, Michael Leeland, Savanna DeLuca, Lindsay Gardner, Bess Goggins, Emma James, Lynn Spinoglio
Not pictured: Dana Wilson
Twenty-eight outstanding individuals formally graduated from the Leadership Bend program on June 15, 2023.
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 three 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 2023
Amanda Bird-Zimmerman—Old Mill District
Zavier Borja—State of Oregon
Kate Burns—Merrill O’Sullivan, LLP
Trever Campbell—Kernutt Stokes, LLP
Lisa Clark—Bureau of Land Management
Gary Crockett—SELCO Community Credit Union
Savanna DeLuca—Wild Heart Therapy + Consulting
Theresa Drulard—St. Charles Health System
Lindsay Gardner—Bryant Lovlien & Jarvis P.C.
Bess Goggins—Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend
Bradley Howk—Partners in Care
Emma James—Rosell Wealth Management
Ted Jones—US Bank
Emily Kirk—Central Oregon Daily News
Kris Knight—Upper Deschutes Watershed Council
Jennifer Kovitz—Central Oregon Community College
Michael Leeland—Hayden Homes
Gil Levy—KIDS Center
Cyrus Mooney—Bend Chamber
Michael Nelson—Sazan Group
Lynn Spinoglio—First Interstate Bank
Dan Stake—Mid Oregon Credit Union
Frank Thaxter—TEN OVER STUDIO
Dana Wilson—City of Bend
Chad Young—Skanska USA Building
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.