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Engage! Cleveland has selected 28 mentees and 9 mentors for the second cohort of the women’s mentorship program

Angela Kervorkian-Wattle

CLEVELAND, OH — Engage! Cleveland announced the 37 individuals selected for the second group of its Women’s Mentorship Program. It is a six-month program that will start in June 2021 and will match 28 Greater Cleveland young professionals with 9 successful female leaders.

Engage! Cleveland is a community engagement organization focused on attracting, engaging and retaining talent to the region.

“Engage! Cleveland is thrilled to have selected such an outstanding group of talented women mentees and mentors in Greater Cleveland as the second cohort of our Women’s Mentorship Program. We look forward to watching this group grow and learn in both their personal and professional lives,” said Ashley Basile Oeken, President of Engage! Cleveland.

Among the 36 Greater Cleveland young professionals who applied for the program, these are the 28 individuals who have been selected for the second group of mentees:

• Emily Adkins, SBU Transformation Manager Steel Processing, Worthington Industries

• Monique Blair, Staff Accountant, NOPEC

• Kelly Carter, People Operations Generalist, MIM Software Inc.

• Jacquelyn Daugherty, Lead Program Manager, GE current, a Daintree company

• Dana Delrosario, Site Development Manager, MIM Software

• Rachel Duthie, Content Marketing Specialist, NOPEC

• Monica Fletcher, Associate, Marketing, Clearstead

• Brooke Hamilton, Associate Attorney, Burns White LLC

• Latoya Higginbottom, Executive Assistant, Equitable Advisors

• Lauren Hoffman, Associate Recruiter, Talent Harvest

• Laura Janosko, Senior Portfolio Manager, KeyBank

• Mariam Keramati, Associate, Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff

• Alicea Lizandra, Guidance Counselor, Cleveland Central Catholic

• Claire Levin, Senior Executive Specialist, Youth Opportunities Unlimited

• Kathleen Martini, Associate Attorney, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

• Rebecca McGuire, People Operations Specialist, MIM Software

• Melinda McNutt, Account Representative, GIE Media

• Alisa Moore, Sr. IT Business Analyst, CBIZ

• Kelly Noll, Associate, Benesch

• Mia Pruzin, Director, Expansion Operations & Mission Advancement, Best • Buddies International

• Audrianna Rodriguez, Family Advocate, The Centers for Children and Families

• Rebecca Sattin, Associate, Women In Philanthropy, Jewish Federation of Cleveland

• Veronica Sauer, Director of Operations, NRP Group

• Amy Snell, Planning Team Leader, RTA

• Tracy Taylor, Vice President, controller, Boyd Watterson Asset Management

• Sie'ara Williams, Financial Analyst/P-Card Administrator, Greater Cleveland RTA

• Megan Williams, Program Manager, Neighborhood Leadership Institute

• Chelsea Zweifel, Personal Lines Manager & Director, Evarts Tremaine

The following 9 female leaders have been selected for the second group of mentors:

• Josephine Chan, Administrative Director, UH Seidman Cancer Center

• Lisa Gavales, Corporate Board Director,, Bluestem, Forever21, Gold Standard Baking

• Julie Johnson, CEO, Hunger Network

• Sharon Sobol Jordan, President, Unify Labs

• Christine Kohls, Principal, Raising Results LLC

• Claire Miller, President/Executive Coach, C Scott Miller & Associates

• Christine Rich, Marketing Director, The Sherwin-Williams Company

• Dalithia Smith, SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer, Oatey Co.

• Tracy Vajskop, Associate Principal/Senior Interior Designer, Bialosky Cleveland

Meanwhile, Engage! Cleveland will also give two scholarships to minority applicants through The Bridget McDevitt Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship was created to honor and remember Bridget McDevitt and her passion for social injustice.

The scholarship recipient will be selected based on their enthusiasm for their career, love for the Cleveland community, a willingness to learn from others, and the capability to pay it forward. The recipients are:

• Latoya Higginbottom, Executive Assistant, Equitable Advisors

• Audrianna Rodriguez, Family Advocate, The Centers for Children and Families

Those who are selected in the second group to participate in the Women’s Mentorship Program follow a successful first group, which launched in January 2021 and matched 56 mentees with 16 mentors.

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