Leadership Medina County invites the community to join us as we celebrate 15 final nominees from across Medina County during National Volunteer Month. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, and honored in a "Starfish-Studded" program at the Blair Conference Center. Winners will have an opportunity to deliver a 5-Word Speech representing the 5 points on a starfish. Event information is available at https://leadershipmedinacounty.org.
This event is dedicated to the life and work of Nancy Sprowls, former Executive Director at the Medina County Arts Council, Inc. and Leadership Medina County alum. All event donations will be divided between the winners in the six categories to support their nonprofit of choice.
Excellence in Business Leadership Nominees Kathy Breitenbucher, Economic Developer, Medina County Economic Development Corporation Don Miksch, VP Wealth & Investment, Huntington National Bank Stephanie Mueller, Membership & Events Coordinator, Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce
Excellence in Emerging Leadership Nominees Dawn Blue, Technical Content Assistant, Marketing, Wolff Brothers Supply, Inc. Rachael Jolly-Kosakowski, Business Development Specialist, Jobs for Ohio’s Graduates
Excellence in Education Leadership Nominees Dr. Andy Hill, Superintendent, Wadsworth City School District Rachel Krauss, Director of Student Services, Educational Service Center of Medina County
Excellence in Health Care Leadership Nominees Julie Fetto, Chief Nursing Officer, Cleveland Clinic Medina Hospital Stefanie Robinson, Executive Director, Hope Recovery Community Shelly Wharton, Associate Executive Director, The Society
Excellence in Medina County Leadership Nominees Amy Demlow, Managing Partner, Critchfield, Critchfield and Johnston, Ltd. Janie Parish, Executive Director, Wadsworth Chamber of Commerce
Excellence in Public Service Leadership Nominees Nathan Eppink, Director, Medina County Park District Katy Fuerst, Executive Director, Feeding Medina County Lori Willkinson, Director, Soprema Senior Center & Café
Selected nonprofits include the following: Cathy's House. Chippewa Lake Lions Club Foundation, Feeding Medina County, Friends of the EMA, Integrated Community Services, Maggie's Mission Dog and Horse Rescue, Marian's Closet, Medina Cares, Out Support, Inc., Project Learn, Recovery Center of Medina County, Wadsworth Older Adults Foundation (WOAF), Wadsworth Salvation Army, and the Wounded Warrior Project.