2020 Leadership Blair County class named

Mirror graphic by Sarah Vasile

Graduation ceremonies for the Leadership Blair County Class of 2020 were held Sept. 2 at The Casino at Lakemont Park.

This year’s 19 members bring the total number of people who have completed the program, sponsored by the Blair County Chamber of Commerce, to 610.

This is the program’s 26th annual class.

The program is designed to develop and enhance community leadership by preparing individuals from diverse backgrounds to assume more active roles in addressing community needs.

Each class selects a community service project as part of the program.

The Class of 2020 is raising money for the Gloria Gates Memorial Foundation, a nonprofit organization that reaches children from low-income families through a Virtual 5K event.

This year’s class members include:

— Taylor Canole of Hollidaysburg

Position: Operations assistant, Kooman & Associates LLC, 517 S. Logan Blvd., Altoona

Community service activities: United Way volunteer, Family Services Purple Purse Event

— Jeffrey Hackenberg of Bellefonte

Position: Client relationship manager, Penn State Extension, 266 Aviation Way, Martinsburg

Community service activities: Blair County Chamber’s Farm City Committee, ABCD Corp.’s Agricultural Committee, Bellefonte High School Gymnastics Boosters events

— Emily Hall of Duncansville

Position: Financial solutions center manager, First Commonwealth Bank, 1525 Third Ave., Duncansville

Professional interests: Banking

— Brad Hatch of Hollidaysburg

Position: Assistant superintendent, Altoona Area School District, 1415 Sixth Ave., Altoona

Community service activities: Hollidaysburg Youth Baseball, Jaffa Shrine

— Jo Elle Heinbaugh of Altoona

Position: Regional sales manager, Blair Image Elements, 5107 Kissell Ave., Altoona

Community service activities: Family Services

— Robert Hess of Hollidaysburg

Position: Director of Linehaul, Ward Transport & Logistics, 1436 Ward Trucking Way, Altoona

Professional interests: American Trucking Association, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, New Transportation Technology, Fuel Prices, Equipment Manufacturers, Transportation, Safety, PennDOT

— Lori Hetrick of Hollidaysburg

Position: Patient care supervisor, UPMC Home Health Care of Central Pa., 20 Sheraton Drive, Altoona

Community service activities: Decades Club Committee

— Jessica Hunter of Duncansville

Position: Program lead, VetAdvisor/Three Wire Systems, 313 W. High St., Ebensburg

Community service activities: Central Pennsylvania Humane Society, The Healing Patch

— Jamie Johnson of Martinsburg

Position: Manager, Young, Oakes Brown & Co., PC, 1210 13th St., Altoona

Community service activities: Altoona Kiwanis Club, Vice President

— Liesl Kapfhammer of Altoona

Position: Marketing coordinator, ARC Federal Credit Union, 1919 Seventh Ave., Altoona

Community service activities: Martial arts instructor

— Shasta Langenbacher of Altoona

Position: Marketing coordinator, Leonard S. Fiore Inc., 5506 Sixth Ave., rear, Altoona

Community service activities: Booker T. Washington Revitalization Corp., Iuzzolino Park Restoration Project

— Jonathan Rice of Tyrone

Position: Process engineer, American Eagle Paper Mills, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Tyrone

Community service activities: Operation Wildcat — Harrisburg

— Laura Runk of Altoona

Position: Human resources coordinator, Reliance Bank, 1119 Twelfth St., Altoona

Community service activities: Altoona Women’s Club, Blair County Relay for Life, Reliance team captain

— Mariah Turiano of Hollidaysburg

Position: Staff accountant, Okonak Dean Lechner PC, 912 Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona

Community service activities: Chamber’s Young Professionals of Blair County steering committee, United Way of Blair County Day of Caring, Mountain Lion Backpack program

— Derek Vaughn of Altoona

Position: Site director, Joshua House, Inc., 926 Logan Ave., Tyrone

Community service activities: Various events for Tyrone, TRU Group held by the American Lung Association in Pennsylvania

— Patrick Wills Jr. of Tyrone

Position: Training coordinator and workforce development officer, Family Services Inc., 2020 Broad Ave., Altoona

Professional interests: Professional development, education

— Abigail Wisor of Hollidaysburg

Position: Training & development specialist, NPC, Inc., 13710 Dunnings Highway, Claysburg

Community service activities: St. John’s Catholic Church, Humane Society

— Gregory Woelfl of Alexandria

Position: Radiology supervisor, Van Zandt VA Medical Center, 2907 Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona

Community service activities: Immediate past post commander, Petersburg American Legion Post #150

— Jocelyn Wolf of Altoona

Position: Licensed sales agent and co-founder, Evole Insurance Group, 1409 11th Ave., Altoona

Community service activities: Dress for Success Baltimore, BBBS of Greater Pittsburgh, Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital.


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