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.

Cory L Hixson, CFP®, AAMS™

Financial Advisor

Edward Jones

Evie Collins

Memorial Health | Memorial Health Foundation

Director of Marketing | Executive Director

Dr. Eric Soller

Pediatric and Adolescent Dentistry

Pediatric Dentist

Pam Klaus

Pam Klaus

Community Volunteer

Miranda Osborne, MSN, RN-BC, CEN

Director of Clinical Education

Memorial Health

Sheriff Jamie Patton

Union County Sheriff's Office


Shelly Detwiler

Owner/Farmer and Dietitian

Mitchell's Berries

Valerie Tracey, BSN, ACM-RN, CMAC

Memorial Health

Director, Case Management

David Roebke

Director of Food and Nutrition Services

Memorial Health

Elizabeth Lahmers

Staff Veterinarian

Select Sires, Inc.

Kyle Hoyng, P.E.

City Engineer

City of Marysville

Chad Hoffman

CEO & President

Richwood Bank

John Connolly

Connolly Construction Company


Sara Klaus

Music Therapist

Melanie L.M. Ziegler

Melanie L.M. Ziegler

Memorial Health

Vice President of Community Engagement

Dannielle Schroeder, MBA, MSN, RN, CNOR

Director of Surgery

Memorial Health


Jenna Hoffman, CNP

Memorial Oncology & Hematology

Memorial Health

Emily Wieringa, PE

Director, Development Services

VanTrust Real Estate

Preston Steele

Forum Works

Jennifer Tobe

Technical Program Manager, Medical Devices


Michelle Brickner

Early Intervention Occupational Therapist

Harold Lewis Center