is to identify, develop, and connect diverse leaders to strengthen the Pioneer Valley.


is for a vibrant Pioneer Valley with accessible, inclusive networks of inspired individuals who are leading and connecting the communities in which they live and work.



Since September 2022, Leadership Pioneer Valley has been engaged in a community wide evaluation process to better understand the value of our traditional services and the evolving need for leadership development in our region.

We have completed over 40 individual interviews with a diverse group of alumni, funders, community leaders, and participant sponsors.  The responses have been consistent: The need for leadership cultivation in Western Massachusetts is paramount; however, the LPV delivery model is no longer sufficient to meet the challenge.  The resounding feedback strongly encourages us to redesign the LPV infrastructure in order to provide leadership support services more adequately and consistently for emerging leaders in our footprint.

Moving into 2023, we will bring the LPV concept back to the drawing board for a structural refresh. To do so, we are pleased to be partnering with Pioneer Valley Regional Ventures Center (PVRVC) to further explore the potential opportunities within the realm of leadership development.

While we remain in our evaluation mode, we appreciate there may be individuals searching for leadership development opportunities in the new year.  In lieu of LPV programming, recommend the following partners who are continuing to administer valuable skill-based trainings, through online and in-person instruction.
Human Service Forum
Tech Foundry
Springfield Leadership Institute

Should you have any questions or ideas to share during this phase, we welcome your outreach. Our interim director, Sarah Tanner, can be reached at stanner@leadershippv.org .

The LPV Board of Directors

Annamarie Golden
Hope Gibaldi-Ross
Tony Maroulis
Callie Niezgoda
Claudia Pazmany
Rus Peotter
Lidya Rivera-Early