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Jenna Conz

Jenna Conz

Donor Outreach Manager, Baystate Health Foundation; Age 31 Jenna Conz says a career in the world of giving is a natural fit. “I grew up in a family that was really involved in the community; our family culture was giving back,” she said. “That was ingrained in me from an early age, and it followed […]

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Tabitha Desplaines

Tabitha Desplaines

Director of New Beginnings Early Education & Care Center, Springfield Partners for Community Action; Age 38 When Tabitha Desplaines was a child, she’d pretend to be a teacher, imagining her stuffed animals were students. “I loved school, and teaching was all I wanted to do,” she said, adding that, when she was 17, she got […]

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Morgan Drewniany

Morgan Drewniany

Executive Director, Springfield Central Cultural District; Age 26 When Morgan Drewniany was living on a reservation in New Mexico — studying soil chemistry and writing about the intersection between environmental and social justice as a project for Hampshire College — a career curating public arts programs may have seemed an unlikely next step. But her […]

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Jessica Dupont

Jessica Dupont

Director of Risk Adjustment, Health New England; Age 33 Jessica Dupont is passionate about hockey. Really passionate. That’s quite evident from the manner in which she can talk about everything from the ‘Broad Street Bullies,’ those famous Philadelphia Flyers teams that won Stanley Cups a decade before she was born, to the Vegas Golden Knights, […]

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