Mentorship That Matters

Strengthening Cleveland’s Neighborhoods, One Leader at a Time

NLDP continues to build grassroots and community leaders who are committed to creating change in Cleveland's neighborhoods. We seeks to uniquely develop the diverse leadership abilities of engaged Clevelanders who are committed to creating a city and region that works for everyone.

Alex Robertson, Cohort IX

NLDP Program Coaches

An essential part of being a successful leader involves the ability to be vulnerable with others about where you are headed and how you might get there. Through more than a decade of practice, NLDP has learned the importance of and value in coaching. Coaching during the program and post-graduation are keystone elements of the program.

Pam Turos

lead COACH

Pam Turos grew up in Youngstown, Ohio and moved to the shores of Lake Erie after earning her Bachelor in Social Work degree from Youngstown State University.

Joseph Black


Joseph Black is a deeply committed, results-oriented community organizer and philanthropy professional with over a decade of experience leveraging public and private resources to benefit underserved predominantly Black communities in Greater Cleveland.

Ian Heisey


Ian Heisey has been interested in peacemaking and conflict resolution throughout his career.

Audra Jones


Audra Jones, M.B.A. hails from Cleveland, Ohio where she lives and serves as an author, speaker, entrepreneur, and educator.


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Take your leadership journey to the next level. Recruitment for our cohorts begins in May and runs through August of each year.