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Meet The Team

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M.E.L., Teacher

Joanne Surmin, M.E.L. has been teaching in classrooms for more than 30 years. Her specializations include behavioral challenges and professional development. She has received many awards and is most honored to see her former students doing so well.


Relationship and Networking Expert

Maria Johnson is a business and networking expert helping businesses excel in performance management. Her community engagement is unmatched allowing her to help with recruitment, retention, and goal achievements.

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Employment Expert

Lisa Parisi is a Human Resources Professional and active with the chamber and Society for Human Resources Management locally and statewide. She is well-versed in employment laws, rules, and regulations.

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Consultant & Professor

Dr. Paula O’Neil has numerous years teaching at universities and leading teams in public office. Her efforts have been recognized with many awards and board appointments.


Leadership Solutions enjoys partnerships with professional experts on team projects.

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Avera Wynne, III, AICP

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Data Scientist

DeSean Lewis

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Information Systems & GIS Expert

Marshall Flynn

•Data Scientist

•Predictive Data Modeling

•Data Visualization

•Data Tool Development

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