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Forty-one community leaders selected for Bingham Fellows Class of 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Forty-one community leaders have been selected to participate in the Leadership Louisville Center’s Bingham Fellows Class of 2019. The topic for the 2019 Bingham Fellows will be: “It Takes a Village – Mobilizing Community for Student Success.” The 2019 topic is a critical issue for our community and the class will explore ways that the community and businesses can positively impact student achievement and seek solutions to current barriers to success.

Beginning Feb. 7, participants will be asked to tap into their imagination and talent, gathering critical resources to create social change. They will experience an unmatched practicum in change management and group dynamics to move the needle on this important community issue. Throughout the program year, the class will meet with topic experts, learn from national best practices, and work together to give this issue visibility and momentum for positive change.

The class will gather for the first time at an orientation on Jan. 17, followed by the project reveal of the Bingham Fellows Class of 2018, who will announce their projects around the topic, “A Safe and Thriving City: Strengthening our community’s ability to prevent violence.” This event will be held at the Muhammad Ali Center from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Adding to the significance of the event is that it is the birthday of Muhammad Ali, an incredible man of peace.

Members of the Bingham Fellows Class of 2019 are:

  • Felicia Alfred, St. Benedict Center
  • Kim Allgeier, Louisville Zoo
  • Jessica Beal, Psy.D., Passport Health Plan
  • Jackie Beard, Norton Healthcare
  • Cassie Blausey, Jefferson County Public Schools
  • Lindy Casebier, Louisville Visual Art
  • Marland Cole, Louisville Promise
  • Dana Collins, Middleton Reutlinger
  • Colin Crawford, UofL Brandeis School of Law
  • Joe DeSensi, Ed.D., Educational Directions, LLC
  • Elizabeth Dinkins, Ph.D., Bellarmine University
  • Jackie Ford, Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana
  • Timothy Hagerty, Frost Brown Todd LLC
  • Deana Epperly Karem, GLI
  • Ben Keeton, RunSwitch PR
  • Jennifer Keisling, LG&E and KU Energy
  • Kathy Knotts, The Gheens Foundation
  • Phani Konduru, Humana Inc.
  • Toni Konz Tatman, Jefferson County Public Schools
  • Councilman Kevin Kramer, Louisville Metro Council
  • Walt Kunau, retired teacher
  • John Lincoln, YMCA of Greater Louisville
  • Emine Mandadi, Kindred Healthcare
  • Shawn Moore, Black Community Development Corporation
  • Sabeen Nasim, UPS
  • Carol Nord, Ph.D., Nativity Academy
  • Ashley Parrott, Louisville Metro Government
  • Sue Perram, Brown-Forman Corporation
  • Neil Quinlan, ARGI Financial Group
  • Victor Rice, Amazing Child Care Learning Center Corporation
  • Lisa Stephens, Humana Inc.
  • Andrew Trager-Kusman, Republic Bank
  • Chris Walsh, Ed.D., Spalding University
  • Steven Ward, Studio Kremer Architects
  • Tanner Watkins, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • Kellie Watson, Louisville Metro Government
  • Karen Wilhite, Adecco
  • Patricia Williams, Louisville Central Community Centers
  • Alan Young, Jefferson County Teachers Association/Jefferson County Public Schools
  • Xiao Yin Zhao, World Affairs Council of Kentucky & So. Indiana
  • Elizabeth Zimmerman, Ph.D., New Leaders