John W. Barton, Sr. Community Leadership Development Program
BARTON PROGRAM will be opening Applications in June. Please check back to apply.
John W. Barton Sr. was committed to Baton Rouge's nonprofit sector for over 75 years including his desire to see young professionals become the future leaders. Inspired by Mr. Barton's passion in 2004, Forum 35 created the John W. Barton, Sr. Community Leadership Development Program in Partnership with the Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations (LANO). This program is a core pillar under Forum 35's leadership initiative and enables our members to develop their leadership skills while promoting community involvement and volunteerism in Baton Rouge. In recent year's, The Powell Group and Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation have generously supported the Barton Program.
on the applications received, the 2012 John W. Barton, Sr. Community Leadership
Development Program selected 30 participants. The selected
applicants represent a diverse population of the Greater Baton Rouge community. Over 45 applications were placed with limited
space available. All applicants that were not accepted will be allowed to reapply.
If you are interested in Forum 35 or need more information on the
leadership program, visit contact Melissa Parmelee or Ann Williamson.
As Forum 35 celebrates 20 years of building young leaders, we would also like to celebrate the impact of the John W. Barton, Sr. Community Leadership Development Program. Please email Melissa Parmelee if you are a graduate and would like to receive information on an alumni event.
Kelly Balfour Law Office of Ossie Brown
Kris Cangelosi Self/Cangelosi Dance project and St. Joseph's
Roberta Chapman The Powell Group, LLC
Mark Comanducci Children's Charter School
Rosemary Courville Louisiana State University
Keith Courville Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana
Lauren Davis West Baton Rouge Museum
Maureen Dunham MidSouth Bank
Rowdy Gaudet State of Louisiana
Chad Guzzardo JE Dunn Construction
Bryan Jones HNTB Corporation
Matthew Kubicek Northwestern Mutual
Nita Martin Zachary Community School District
Eunice McCarney McMains Children's Developmental Center
Rachel McDonald Louisiana Department of Public Safety - IT Center
Katherine Nesser Taylor Porter, Brooks & Phillips, LLP
Jessica Oliver Pelian State Credit Union
Ashley Ortego PHRAPS, Inc
Michael Proctor Peterbilt of Louisiana
Alexis Ray State of Louisiana Dept. of Health & Hospitals
Cassandra Roy Capital Area United Way
Brian Skelton Whitney Bank, a subsidiary of Hancock Holding Co.
Jacqueline Stalls Global Data Systems, Inc.
Brittany Tillman First Student, Inc
Amanda Tillman Kean Miller LLP
Amanda Vargo CSAL, Inc.
Ryan Vivian Hopewell Law Firm
Jacob Waguespack Faulk & Winkler, LLC
Troy Watson Life Quest Health & Wellness
Alice Womble Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana