Appalachian Leadership Institute Fellows

Class of 2022-2023

Meet the current Appalachian Leadership Institute Fellows.

The current class of 40 fellows represent a spectrum of sectors and experiences from across Appalachia’s 13 states. Each fellow brings a unique perspective on the Region’s diverse economic developmental challenges, opportunities, and strategies. Together, they will lead Appalachia’s future. 

Ohio

Marla Akridge

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North Carolina

Amy Ball Braswell

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Ohio

Malania Birney

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Virginia

Emily Kate Bowen

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Kentucky

Baylen Campbell

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North Carolina

Jamie Carpenter

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South Carolina

Mackenzie Chastain

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Pennsylvania

Amanda Craig Bradley

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Virginia

Kimberly Davis

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Tennessee

De’Ossie Dingus

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Georgia

Tee Faircloth

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South Carolina

Allison Fowler

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West Virginia

Jody Gooslin

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West Virginia

Jennifer Griggs

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Tennessee

Randy Heady

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Tennessee

Tim Hendrick

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West Virginia

Donna Hoylman Peduto

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Kentucky

Joanie Jasper

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West Virginia

Jamila Jones

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Virginia

Robert Kell

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Alabama

John Kvach

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Georgia

Bobbi Larson

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Mississippi

Kristy Luse

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New York

Melinda McTaggart

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Ohio

Sam Miller

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Kentucky

Tammie Nazario

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North Carolina

Ricardo Nazario y Colon

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New York

Bea Nellenback

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Alabama

Gary Padgett

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Pennsylvania

Holly Pilcavage

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Pennsylvania

Todd Pousley

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Kentucky

Aaron Poynter

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Maryland

James Raley

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New York

Martha Ryan

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Maryland

David Shuster

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Mississippi

Carey Snyder

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South Carolina

Kyle Sox

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Alabama

Jenny Stubbs

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Kentucky/Ohio

Will Warren

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Ohio

Tasha Werry

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Contact Us

Contact us by phone at 202.884.7700 or via email at leadership@arc.gov.