Leadership Cape Cod Announces CLI Class of 2020

Current and future leaders collaborating for the betterment of Cape Cod

Cape Cod, MA- Leadership Cape Cod is excited announce the launch of the 28th annual Community Leadership Institute and the class of 2020. Between January and May, 26 professionals and developing leaders will attend 11 sessions across Cape Cod meeting and learning from prominent community leaders in business, healthcare, the arts, education, social services and more. While participating in the course participants will also work together to develop and engage in community service projects benefiting local non-profit organizations on Cape Cod.

The Community Leadership Institute (CLI) is the foremost program offered by Leadership Cape Cod and has run since 1992. CLI has fostered the growth of existing and potential community leaders on Cape Cod and graduated more than 700 people who have learned about leadership from prominent community leaders. This rigorous and diverse program is presented annually from January to June immerses participants in all areas of the Cape Cod community and professional fields, including: healthcare, social services, education, business, government, law, environment, media and the arts. Participants learn about current and developing issues facing Cape Cod and the Islands, how to become more involved in providing the leadership needed to help address these challenges.

Class members complete a community service project to benefit a local non-profit and a commencement ceremony is held in June. Through this course and community service participants gain access to individuals working to solve the Cape’s most pressing issues. Students are encouraged to think about their role in creating solutions to local and regional challenges. CLI alumni include local and state politicians, business and nonprofit leaders, entrepreneurs, educators, health care professionals and members of the media.

Leadership Cape Cods Community Leadership Institute (CLI) class of 2020 is comprised of: Rochelle ‘Ricki’ Ackell (Cape Abilities), Kayla Baier (AmeriCorps Cape Cod), Jamie Brids (My Generation Energy), Courtney Butler (Town of Wellfleet), Andrew Coleman (YMCA of Cape Cod), Kim Devine (Cape Cod 5), Stephen Dignam (The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod), Kathryn Eident (WCAI-FM), Nivia Fagundes (Integrative Medicine Holistic Wellness Center), Richard Falzone, Christine Hochkeppel (Salty Broad Studios), Tamora Israel (The Cordial Eye Gallery and Artist Space), Stephen Katzenback (Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital), Emily Kelly-Joseph (Cape Wellness Collaborative), Anne Mayo,  Tarraza Millard (Cape & Islands Workforce Board), Margeaux Prendergast Weber (Cotuit Center for the Arts), James Quitadamo (The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod), Pamela Sears (The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod), Lisa Simundson (Orleans Chamber of Commerce), Jeffrey Skeiber (Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital), Blane Toedt (The West End), Emily Tullock (Cape Media News), Tara Wallace, Danielle Wilson (May Institute), Steven Xiarhos (Yarmouth Police Department).


The first session of the 2020 class took place on January 9th at Joint Base Cape Cod with presentations from Colonel Virginia I. Gaglio – Chief of Staff and Air Component Commander, Massachusetts Air National Guard and Assistant Adjutant General (Air) for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, State Military Division, Judy Walden Scarafile - Managing Director of the Major Crisis Relief Fund, Matthew Burke – Co-President of Cape Cod 5.

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