Leadership Bonita

Cultivating, Inspiring and Challenging our Region’s Leaders

Since 1999, Leadership Bonita has been introducing participants to the inner workings of Bonita Springs and the Southwest Florida region through an intensive nine-month program. Members participate in educational sessions, tours and candid conversations with community leaders to gain a better understanding of the community they call home. Topics include regional economic development, education and workforce, social issues, tourism and many other sessions that challenge members to see their community as they never have before. Leadership Bonita participants are business professionals seeking to develop their leadership skills and a commitment to community leadership. Program participants develop life-long friendships and enduring professional connections. The program begins in May and concludes in early February.

Contact Cindy Burgess at (239) 992-2943 to learn about community partnership opportunities, and about participating in the Class of 2020.

Welcome to the Leadership Bonita Class of 2019!










Teresa Araque, Hodges University
Maryann Batlle, Naples Daily News
Grant Billings, Steinway Piano Gallery
Carrie Bloemers, Lee Health
Dawn Brewer, Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce
Brandy Cartaino, Premier Commercial
Dana Eikenberg, The Terraces at Bonita Springs
Bev Gervasi, Bonita Springs Fire Control District
Trisha Goff, Jacobs Engineering
Angela Griffith, Downing Frye Realty – The Griffith Group
Yvette Grondin, Bonita Community Health Center
Rich Leon, Massage Envy – Coconut Point
Wendell McClurg, NCH Healthcare System
Lisa O’Neil, Lee Health
Carol Osterhout, FineMark National Bank & Trust
Martin Pahnke, SWFL Marketing Group
Elissa Power, Arthrex
Marci Seamples, Naples Zoo
Falon Tabares, Modern Woodmen of America

Thank you to our Class of 2019 Sponsors!