Forum 35 has announced this year’s participants in its John W. Barton Sr. Community Leadership Development Program, which trains young professionals in nonprofit governance. The program wraps up by pairing its graduates with area nonprofits interested in identifying candidates to serve on their boards of directors, committees and special projects.

This year’s participants include: Mindy Beeson, JP Morgan Chase; Quaja Bell, LSU Leisure & Arts Program; Cindy Bishop, Checkmate Strategies; Rudy Comeaux, The Lemoine Co.; Courtney Debetaz, Performance Contractors; Julie Collins Donald, L’Auberge Hotel & Casino; Zelma Frederick, McGlinchey Stafford; Ericka Garcia, Our Lady of the Lake Foundation; Lani Gholston, Corporation for National & Community Service; Rob Hagan, Next Generation Dealer Services; James Henry, ProSys; Cathy Juarez, Visit Baton Rouge; Jessica Keasler, Terracon Consultants; Emily Landry, LSU Foundation; and Jeremy Meiske, Louisiana Office of Community Development.

Also, Melissa Miley, Miley Law Firm; Leland Moss, Water Institute of the Gulf; Candace Parker, Exit Realty; Gregory Rockenbaugh, Hannis T. Bourgeois; Jami Smith, L’Auberge Hotel & Casino; Meghan Spell, Kean Miller; Matthew Spencer, B.F. Anderson & Co.; Blake Tolbird, First National Bankers Bank; Jessica Trepagnier, Jones Walker; Ian Trimble, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Louisiana; Katherine Venetsky, City Year; Jeffrey Wale, Louisiana Department of Justice; AJ Walker, Louisiana Municipal Association; Trey Williams, Latter & Blum Commercial Real Estate; and Kristin Williamson, Yoga Bliss.

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