Meet Our Leaders

Mentors in Leadership are committed to guide the finalists in the spirit of Le Herron. These Mentors seek to foster and clarify career goals, encourage community philanthropy, develop critical leadership skills, expand and deepen networks, and share their experiences in leadership today with the leaders of tomorrow.

Recipients of the Le Herron Rising Leader award have the opportunity to select mentors for one-on-one discussions about their experiences. They will also receive letters of encouragement as well as exclusive opportunities to attend professional development events in Union County.

Tom McCarthy

McCarthy & Cox

Founder, Financial Planner

Evie Collins

Memorial Health | Memorial Health Foundation

Director of Marketing | Executive Director

Nieca Nowels

Nieca L. Nowels

Marysville Public Library



Jacob Boucher, MD

Memorial Health

Family and Sports Medicine

Tony Dalton

McCarthy & Cox

Vice President of Talent & Operations


Jeri Amrine

Jeri Amrine Photography


Chris Schmenk

Union County | Bricker & Eckler

Commissioner, Attorney

Carman Wirtz

Columbus Zoo & Aquarium

Senior Vice President/Human Resources

Tricia Clayton

Tricia Clayton, RN, BSN, CCRN

Memorial Hospital

Director, Cardiovascular Services

Dale Phelps

Elite Financing, LLC


Tiffany Stegner

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company

Product Development Manager, Research & Development

Chad Hoffman

Richwood Bank

CEO & President

Phillip Connolly

Phillip Connolly

Connolly Construction



Kristin DeRoads, AT, ATC

Memorial Hospital

Lead Athletic Trainer

Randy Moore

Randy Moore, PT, OCS, MBA

Memorial Hospital

Director of Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine

Steve Stolte

Union County



Jenna Hoffman, CNP

Memorial Health

Memorial Oncology & Hematology

Emily Wieringa

Columbus Zoo & Aquarium

Director of Construction and Project Engineering