HANCOCK COUNTY — Twenty-four people have signed on to the 2017-18 class of Leadership Hancock County, an eight-month immersion in discussions and experiences for budding leaders throughout the county.

This year’s participants, employees of local businesses small and large, schools and medical centers, began their studies Thursday with a team-building retreat at the Hancock County Public Library. They determined their leadership styles through a personality test and participated in team-building exercises during the two-day event. The class members are:

  • Maria Bond, director of community relations, Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation
  • Alex Bush, marketing manager, Medicap Pharmacy
  • Chris Carter, graphic designer, Hancock Health
  • Cara Fields, digital compliance manager, Elanco Animal Health
  • Angela Flench, finance director, Indiana Department of Transportation, Greenfield district
  • Stephanie Haines, barista, Litterally Divine Chocolates, and columnist for the Daily Reporter
  • Christy Harpold, social worker, Greenfield-Central Community School Corp.
  • Jason Hua, dental director, Jane Pauley Community Health Center
  • Kelly Leddy, client service manager, MainSource Bank
  • Jena Mattix, children’s librarian, Hancock County Public Library
  • Courtney Miller, patient outreach coordinator, Jane Pauley Community Health Center
  • Renee Oldham, executive director, Mt. Vernon Education Foundation
  • Diane Petry, Life Choices Care Center
  • George Plisinski, telecom operations manager, NineStar Connect
  • Nick Riedman, I.T. director, city of Greenfield
  • Staci Starcher, utility department supervisor, town of McCordsville
  • Tracy Sweet, director of business operations, IU Health
  • Linda Thakrar, technical services manager, Hancock County Public Library
  • Diana Trautmann, marketing brand manager, Elanco Animal Health
  • Jason Wells, RN education, Hancock Regional Hospital
  • Adam Wilhelm, Hancock Regional Hospital nursing administration/clinical education department supervisor
  • Stephanie Wilson, strategic administrative support, Hancock Physician Network
  • Stacey Wixson, trust officer, Greenfield Banking Co.
  • Gregory Woods, vice president, commercial loan officer, Greenfield Banking Co.