LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Feb. 20, 2024) — Twenty-five young professionals were selected to participate in YPAL’s 23rd Emerging Leaders Program presented by Republic Bank.

Over the next three months, these individuals will take part in an accelerated and intensive experience designed to address the leadership development needs of young professionals. They will finish the program with a clear understanding of their strengths, values, and personality in the context of being a more effective leader.

Their program has three main components centered around YPAL’s three key pillars; connection, engagement, and development.

Participants in the Spring 2024 program are:

  • Adria Neal, Louisville Metro Department of Public Health & Wellness
  • Amina Shale, Louisville Metro Police Department
  • Ashley Russell, Ashley Russell Millinery
  • Bree Carter, Louisville Metro Government
  • Caleb Shaffer, State Farm
  • Candice Hite, Eventus Wholehealth
  • Charlotte Couvillion, Kentucky Farm Bureau
  • Chris Stull, KennedyC
  • Destinee Mackey, mental health coach & speaker
  • Emily Thornton, Visually Impaired Preschool Services
  • Errett Andres, Civil Design Inc.
  • Greg Priester, University of Louisville College of Business
  • Helen Hacker, Greater Louisville Inc.
  • Janine Webb, Yum! Brands
  • Katherine Mason, University of Louisville Campus Recreation
  • Kristin Johnson, United States Army Corps of Engineers
  • Kristina Sosa, Republic Bank
  • Mason Sullivan, Kentucky Orthopedic Rehab Team
  • Melissa Perez, Red7e
  • Noah Goldberg, Jimmy Johns
  • Robert Jones, PharmaCord
  • Sachin Devkar, Semonin Realtors
  • Sarah Kelley, University of Louisville
  • Souhila El Moussaoui, Republic Bank
  • Taya Cowan, Northwestern Mutual

The program is co-facilitated by Lenae Price, President and Founder, and Jessica De La Rosa, Facilitator & Coach, both of Mindset Collaborative, LLC. Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion class is facilitated by Michele Shelton CDP, CPC. Thank you to our Fall 2023 Emerging Leaders Program sponsors Republic Bank, Story Louisville, YPAL Foundation, Mindset Collaborative, and Michele Shelton, llc.

Applications for the Fall 2024 program will open this summer. Program, Scholarship, and Childcare Stipend information can be found by clicking here.