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                a call to celebrate!


        Welcome to the Stars 40 Under 40 Awards &
               40th Birthday Celebration!

program —vip tent

  VIP Reception for 40 Awardees, Event Sponsors and Guests

  7:00 p.m. doors open

  Network with 40 of the South Shore’s emerging leaders, enjoy libations provided
  by Harpoon Brewery and J. Lohr Vineyards, raw bar by Island Creek Oysters, and
  small plate samplings by Summer Shack and Burton’s Grill.

  8:00–8:45 p.m. award ceremony

  Ed Harding WCVB Channel 5—Master of Ceremonies

program — main tent

  7:00 p.m. doors open

  7:00–9:00 p.m.

  Enjoy small plate samplings by local favorites Summer Shack, Windy City Eats,
  The Sausage Guy, Blue Hills Brewery, Margarita, Cupcake MoJo, Pizzapalooza,
  The Neighborhood Club of Quincy and more.

  Visit Bin Ends’ wine tasting station to sample featured wines.

  Visit Blue Hills Brewery to sample local brews.

  Buy a $10 raffle ticket for a chance at:
  •	 2 Box seats in the Gatehouse Media NE luxury box

       for a Patriot’s home game this season.
  •	 Apple’s latest sensation—the iPad Wi-Fi 32GB


  9:00–11:00 p.m. live music by Jackson Wetherbee Band
                  with special appearance by Fire hazard

  10:15 p.m. raffle drawing—main stage

  10:30 p.m. last call


  Raffle and cash bar proceeds to benefit Stars’ programs.
      Special thanks to the many individuals who made                               Illuminate…rising stars in our
                    this evening possible.
                                                                                                                                                 community!

nominating committee                      event committee

Georgia Antonopoulos                      Allison Bayramshian—State Street          STARS 40 UnDER 40 AWARDS nOMinATiOn AnD SELECTiOn PROCESS:
Executive Director, Stonehill Center
                                          Sue Cahill—Randolph Public Schools        nominations were invited through an open process and selection of awardees was determined
for Nonprofit Management
                                                                                    by an independent panel of judges who evaluated and scored candidates in three areas:
                                          Donna Caliri—Stars
Adam Cupples                                                                        	 •	 Professional	Accomplishments
Board Member SSWBN, HarborOne             Sarah DeMayo—Blue Cross Blue Shield       	 •	 Civic	Engagement	and	Volunteer/Community	Involvement
Credit Union                                                                        	 •	 Demonstrated	Leadership	or	Potential	Leadership
                                          Cynthia Fabien—Stars
Rita German                                                                         All candidates had to live or work in one of the South Shore communities listed below and be under
                                          Francisca Fernandes—Stars                 the age of 40 as of August 6, 2010. Honorees were chosen based on the quality of the nomination
Program Director/ Emerging Leaders,
                                                                                    submitted, not the quantity of nominations.
UWMBMV                                    Lynda Hampton—State Street
                                                                                    Towns: Abington, Avon, Braintree, Brockton, Canton, Carver, Cohasset, Duxbury, Easton, Halifax,
Amanda Bellino                            Effie Lee—State Street
                                                                                    Hanover, Hanson, Hingham, Holbrook, Hull, Kingston, Marshfield, Milton, Norwell, Pembroke,
State Street Human Resources/                                                       Plymouth, Plympton, Quincy, Randolph, Rockland, Scituate, Sharon, Stoughton, Westwood,
                                          Chris McGowan—Rockland Trust
Talent Management                                                                   Weymouth and Whitman.
                                          Tatiana Mendes—Stars
selection committee

Jeffrey Bilezikian
                                          Marion Mullin—South Shore Savings Bank                        2010 Stars 40 Under 40 Awardees
Trustee, Bilezikian Family Foundation     Caitlin Murphy—Stoughton Public Schools
                                                                                    dr. abdul abdulwaheed—35                           to thousands of residents and initiated an
Richard Daniels                           Ellen Reiman—State Street                 president & co-founder, lux dental;                afterschool dental program. Through commu-
President and CEO of Gatehouse Media NE                                             clinical instructor, boston university’s           nity organizations and through his involvement
                                          Val	Russell—A Tasty Bite Catering         goldman school of dental medicine                  in health policies, he hopes to change the land-
John Griffin                                                                        Dr. Abdul is the President and Chief of Oral       scape of oral health in the United States. For
                                          irene Schilberg—Randolph Public Schools
SVP Global Operations, State Street                                                 Rehabilitation at Lux Dental. He has an            his work, Dr. Abdul was honored as an Albert
                                          Corey Stallings—Stars                     impressive academic career, graduating from        Schweitzer Fellow, the American Association of
Joseph Harold iii
                                                                                    Tufts University with degrees in Chemical/         Public Health Dentistry Senior Award and by
President, Sagamore Plumbing & Heating    Amanda Tam—State Street                   Biomedical Engineering and Biology before          Tufts University with the Presidential Award in
Paula Harris                              Gwen Tarbox—Stars                         pursuing a Doctorate in Dental Medicine. He        Global Citizenship.
                                                                                    is a Board Certified by the American Board
WH Cornerstone Investments &                                                                                                           heather arrighi—30
                                          Collin Weingarten—Community Volunteer     of General Dentistry; successful completion
Vice Chair South Shore Chamber                                                                                                         director of program services, plymouth
                                                                                    of the board process is a prestigious recogni-
                                          Alena Wolflink—Stars Intern                                                                  county district attorney’s office
The Honorable Susan M. Kay                                                          tion of extensive knowledge in comprehensive
                                                                                    dental care that only a select handful in the      As a lead grant writer for the Plymouth County
Mayor, Town of Weymouth                   Fran Wong—South Coastal Bank
                                                                                    profession ever achieve. Board certification       D.A.’s office, Heather has been instrumen-
Lisa Lopez                                                                          recognizes great ability, knowledge, pride, and    tal in securing over $2.75 million dollars in
VP Corporate Affairs, Haemonetics                                                   accomplishment in the complex area of general      funding over the last seven years to support
                                                                                    dentistry. Dr. Abdul’s goal in starting Lux was    public safety, victim assistance, and commu-
Rosemary Wahlberg                                                                                                                      nity development initiatives managed by the
                                                                                    to provide oral health care and access to care
Stars Board Member                                                                  for all. Besides continuing his training, he is    D.A.’s office. She is currently responsible for
                                                                                    working tirelessly to secure dental care for       overseeing a Department of Justice Weed &
                                                                                    those who are most vulnerable. He developed        Seed program operating in Brockton’s highest
                                                                                    the Boston Chinatown Outreach program, and         crime neighborhoods to improve the quality of
                                                                                    also provided life saving oral cancer screenings   life for the city’s diverse ethnic population of
abdul abdulwaheed                                  heather arrighi
                                                                                                        larry azer
                                                                                                                                                             shaynah barnes

over 100,000. As a lifelong Brockton resident,     in 2003, Larry is currently serving his third        of the neighborhood Housing Services Brock-          day kindergarten program for the town. She is
Heather returned to her hometown after col-        term	and	holds	the	position	of	Vice	Chair.	          ton Advisory Board and is a founding member          an active participant in the north Community
lege as an AmeriCorp fellow assigned to the        For the last 15 years, Larry and a friend have       of A Trio of Bandits, a social networking orga-      Church in Marshfield and currently co-chair of
Mayor’s Office and School Department while         operated a DJ business and donated services to       nization committed to business revitalization        the Youth Education Program.
attending Boston College Graduate School of        many town events and fundraisers. The son of         and young professional networking.
Social Work. Heather completed clinical train-     lifelong public school educators and Randolph                                                             tackey chan—36
ing at the Massachusetts Department of Mental      residents Allen and Judy Azer, Larry is dedi-        allison bayramshian—39                               former assistant attorney general, martha
                                                                                                        vice president, state street                         coakley’s office of ratepayer advocacy;
Health Crisis Unit and as an adjustment coun-      cated to improving opportunities for Randolph                                                             democratic nominee for state representa-
                                                                                                        global operations
selor with the Rockland schools before joining     residents through support of education. Larry’s                                                           tive, 2nd norfolk district
the D.A.’s Office. Colleagues describe her as a    wife, Caryn, is a public school teacher in Ran-      Allison has been with State Street for 16 years.     As Assistant Attorney General in Martha
dedicated and thoughtful community organizer;      dolph and his two children attend the Martin         in her current role within the Quincy-based          Coakley’s Office of Ratepayer Advocacy Tack-
a “behind the scenes” force in any success-        E. Young Elementary School.                          Global Operations she manages the Strategy           ey’s duties included opposing rate increases
ful community endeavor. Heather currently                                                               and information Team and handles all com-            proposed by utility companies, investigating
serves as Chairperson of Brockton’s Promise,       shaynah m. barnes—34                                 munication regarding division volunteer op-          service quality issues, interfacing with low
                                                   district representative, office of congress-         portunities. She is a tireless advocate dedicated
a youth development strategy working to im-                                                                                                                  income advocates and monitoring energy
                                                   man stephen f. lynch/ 9th district, mas-             to increasing State Street’s presence in the local
prove the overall health and well being of chil-   sachusetts                                                                                                conservation efforts. Prior to the Attorney Gen-
dren in the City of Brockton. Her leadership,                                                           community. in addition to her role within the        eral’s office, he worked as General Counsel and
                                                   Shaynah began her professional career at the         Strategy and information team Allison is a lead
along with hundreds of community organiza-                                                                                                                   Legislative Director for State Senator Michael
                                                   Plymouth	County	D.A.’s	office	as	a	Victim	Wit-       member of the division’s employee manage-
tions and individuals, has lead to Brockton                                                                                                                  W. Morrissey. in the private sector he worked
                                                   ness Advocate. She later worked for both the         ment council. Through this council Allison has
being chosen by the America’s Promise Alliance                                                                                                               as an information systems administrator at On-
                                                   Department of Youth Services and the Depart-         helped to establish and coordinates an ‘adopt
as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young                                                                                                                 sett international, founded his own part-time,
                                                   ment of Children and Families, as a Juvenile         an agency’ program which allows the division
People.                                                                                                                                                      private law practice and has appeared as an
                                                   Advocate and Adolescent Assessment Social            to direct volunteer efforts primarily to a select-   actor in local television commercials. He is li-
larry azer—39                                      Worker. As a District representative in the 9th      ed agency, providing a bigger impact to the ‘ad-     censed to appear in the Federal District Courts
Senior Forecast Analyst, Comcast;                  District, she manages a team that provides citi-     opted’ agency. She has also led and participated     of Massachusetts and United States Court of
School Committee Member,                           zenship and immigration counseling, assists the      in a number of volunteer events; providing
Randolph Public Schools                                                                                                                                      Appeals for the First Circuit. Tackey is proud
                                                   District’s local and state officials with federal    physical, creative and administrative support to     of his extensive record of volunteer service
Since graduating from Tufts University, Larry      issues, and represents the Congressman in the        a number of organizations, including the Event       in the local community, which includes work
has worked in the field of customer service and    community. Throughout her career, Shaynah            Committee for Stars 40 Under 40 Awards. Alli-        for numerous collaboratives, commissions
currently manages a regional call center for       has held leadership positions with several           son is an active member of her community with        and non-profit organizations over the past 13
Comcast while pursuing a Masters in Public         professional and civic organizations, notably;       a particular focus on children and education.        years. Currently, he continues his work with
Administration at Bridgewater State Col-           Chief Justice at northeastern University’s Of-       She is member of Marshfield’s Parent Teacher         Quincy Asian Resources, inc., a multi-service
lege. A Randolph native, Larry has served his      fice of Judicial Affairs; Chair of the Affirmative   Association as well as the Marshfield Education      organization that he helped found and which
community as a Little League volunteer and         Action Outreach Committee for the Brockton           Foundation. Allison is also an elected member        he served as a board president (2001-2004) and
Board member; Town Meeting representative;         Democratic City Committee; Ward 5 Commit-            of the Marshfield School Council and sits on         board treasurer (2006-2007). in addition, he
Recreation Department Board member and is a        tee Secretary; and voting delegate at the 2010       the Subcommittee of the School Committee             serves as a board member of both Work, inc.,
founding member of the Blue Devils Athletics       Democratic Convention representing the City          exploring the feasibility and benefits of an all
Foundation. Elected to the School Committee        of Brockton. Shaynah also serves as a member
a company dedicated to the empowerment of          munity service program at EMD Serono. Under          small businesses and non-profits, condominium     for State Representative in the 6th Plymouth
people with disabilities, and Quincy Communi-      Ms. Connolly’s leadership, the company has           associations, real estate entities and high net   District serving Duxbury, Pembroke, Halifax
ty Action Programs (QCAP), the South Shore’s       been awarded several prestigious community           worth individuals. Heather is actively involved   and Hanson. Josh is a committee member
anti-poverty agency. Tackey’s civic-mindedness     and employee awards, including the Boston            in community organizations; most recently         with several community groups including; the
has earned him several recognitions. in 2009,      Business Journal’s Best Places to Work; The Sci-     as	a	Charter	Member,	Director	of	Vocational	      Duxbury Business Association; Duxbury Rural
he received the City of Quincy Human Rights        entist Magazine’s Best Places to Work; Science       Services, and Foundation Chair at the Plym-       & Historical Society; Duxbury War Memorial
Commission Martin Luther King Community            Top Employer; the Boston Business Journal’s          outh Sunrise Rotary Club and as the Business      Fund; and the Duxbury Alternative Energy
Service Award. He was also the recipient of the    corporate philanthropy award; and the Mass           Manager at Plymouth’s Rising Tide Charter         committee. He is active in alternative energy
Episcopal Parish of St. Chrysostom’s Church’s      High Tech citizenship award. The number of           School. Heather is a graduate—Magna Cum           and land conservation efforts and recently led
2008 Honoree for his community work in             hours volunteered by employees has more than         Laude—of the University of Massachusetts,         an effort to bring thermal imaging technol-
Quincy. And in 2001, he received the Asian         doubled from 2,337 in 2007, to 5,555 hours           Boston holding a B.S. degree in Management        ogy to town buildings to help save on energy
American Lawyers Association of Massachu-          in 2009 and cash contributions have increased        with a concentration in Accounting.               costs. He is a member of the Duxbury Planning
setts Scholarship. Tackey is a current and life-   from $1.9M in 2007 to $7M in 2008. Renee                                                               Board, the South Shore Coalition, the MBTA
long resident of Quincy. His brother, sister-in-   is a frequent participant at walks, bike rides,      josh cutler—39                                    advisory board, Wildlands Trust, Sustainable
                                                                                                        Former Publisher, Clipper Press;
law, nephew and mother also live in Quincy.        and events for charity, including the AiDS Walk                                                        South Shore, and the Pembroke Council on
                                                                                                        Democratic Nominee for State
                                                   Boston, Cape Cod Getaway, MS Challenge               Representative, 6th Plymouth District             Aging. He is a former board member of Alden
renee connolly—36                                  Walk, and the annual EMD Serono Charity                                                                House and a Meals-on-Wheels driver.
vice president, us communications,                                                                      Josh Cutler served as editor of the Duxbury
                                                   Feast. She is on the board of the MassBioEd
emd serono                                                                                              Clipper for 10 years, taking over the family      lauren defilippo—29
                                                   Foundation, Advisory Board of the United
Renee leads a communications team that is                                                               business when his grandfather passed away.        communications assistant, office of mayor
                                                   Way’s Math, Science and Technology initiative,
highly regarded within the organization with                                                            He reinvigorated the Clipper and expanded the     linda balzotti, city of brockton
                                                   and the Massachusetts Conference for Women.
a strong reputation as an execution-oriented                                                            business, launching three new weekly newspa-      Lauren is an award-winning media professional
group of professionals. in her five years with     heather cozby, cpa—35                                pers and acquiring the monthly Pet Gazette.       with six years of print and web journalism
EMD Serono, she has developed a team noted         managing partner,cozby & bruno llc                   During his tenure, the Clipper and Express        experience. Prior to her recent position as
for its engagement with business leaders and                                                            newspapers won dozens of awards from the          communications assistant for the Mayor’s
                                                   Heather Cozby had more than a decade of
across therapeutic areas. Recent accomplish-                                                            new England Press Association, as well as         office, Lauren worked as a reporter for the
                                                   experience in the field of accounting before
ments include successfully overseeing the an-                                                           national recognition for an in-depth series on    Randolph Herald/Community newspapers
                                                   opening a private practice in 2005 with busi-
nouncement and groundbreaking ceremony of                                                               a missing college student, and for sending a      where she produced and edited content for
                                                   ness partner, Christine Bruno. The partners
a $50M investment in EMD Serono’s Billerica                                                             reporter to Kabul, Afghanistan to cover the       the weekly print product. She coordinated
                                                   grew the practice from a single client to over
facility as well as the recent corporate website                                                        opening of a school for girls launched by a       coverage of local youth and high school sports,
                                                   700 clients through a series of strategic acquisi-
re-launch in conjunction with new branding.                                                             local resident. Josh stepped down as publisher    as well as coverage of breaking news and
                                                   tions and mergers. Plymouth based Cozby &
Renee has worked to develop a robust com-                                                               in December 2009 to run for the state legisla-    local government functions such as elections,
                                                   Bruno LLC specializes in the financial needs of
                                                                                                        ture. He is currently the Democratic nominee      police and fire, schools, budgets, and features.


tackey chan                                        heather cozby                                        renee connolly                                    allison bayramshian
john earle                                         chris d i mambro
                                                                                                        josh cutler
                                                                                                                                                           lauren d efilippo

As a community journalist Lauren worked            fighting a difficult battle against a brain tumor.   Lakota Kidz, Sunset Point Day Camp, and            is a volunteer with Cradles to Crayons, Gifts
tirelessly to tell the positive and inspiring      Chris has been a Weymouth Rotarian for the           STEP Education MA inc. Johnny has also given       to give (in new Bedford), and her local food
stories of Randolph residents. At the Herald       past two years living Rotary’s creed – Service       free lectures at dozens of high schools in the     pantry. An avid runner, Katie participates in
she developed and piloted a “What’s Cool at        Above Self. He regularly hosts fundraisers           Boston area. These lectures focus on how to        many road races for local charities; coaches
School” feature, in part to highlight some of      at the restaurant donating 10% of the day’s          start and maintain an original business without    soccer for Hanover youth; and is currently
the positive developments in a school system       proceeds to worthwhile causes. He has hosted         any startup money or other resources. He also      working on the annual fundraiser for the South
struggling to improve. She has received several    events in benefit of: Alzheimer’s Association,       covers less conventional dimensions of his         Shore YMCA.
honors as a journalist including; Champion,        Best Buddies, MS, and Cystic Fibrosis. The           brand, for example, how a drug-free lifestyle
Best of Gatehouse 2009, Web/Multimedia,            restaurant has collected toys for “Toys for          has really helped him develop his business, his    elissa flynn poppey—39
                                                                                                                                                           associate, mintz levin cohn ferris glovsky
2010; 3rd Place, new England newspaper and         Tots” and rewarded patrons delivering a toy          own creative type of viral marketing, and his
                                                                                                                                                           & popeo, pc
Press Association, Spot news, 2010; 2nd Place      with a free meal. He most recently rewarded          unique and carefully crafted shopping environ-
n.E. newspaper and Press Association, Arts &       students with good grades with a free meal as        ments.                                             Elissa Flynn-Poppey is an Associate at Mintz
Entertainment feature Writing, 2009. Outside       well. Chris has tried many things over the past                                                         Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo, PC. She
of her full-time job Lauren is a partner in a      seven years running the establishment, but one       katie everett—36                                   practices in the Public Finance and Litigation
                                                                                                        executive director, lynch foundation               Sections, and is the Chair of the firm’s Govern-
record production company called Thirsty and       thing never changes his commitment to great
Miserable Recordings, producing music and          food, great service and the community in which       As Executive Director of The Lynch Foun-           ment Law Practice Group.
booking local bands. They are the recording la-    he operates.                                         dation, Katie manages a charitable trust           Before joining Mintz Levin, Ms. Flynn-Poppey
bel for several indie bands including The Young                                                         in conjunction with its volunteer Board of         was Deputy Legal Counsel to Governor
Leaves. Lauren graduated cum laude from the        john earle—27                                        Trustees, President and Founders. Established      Romney and Executive Director of the Judicial
                                                   owner/ceo, johnny cupcakes inc.                      by Carolyn and Peter Lynch in 1987, the Lynch      nominating Commission. in addition, she was
University of Massachusetts Amherst with a
B.A. in Communication and a concentration in       John Earle’s company, Johnny Cupcakes, inc.,         Foundation provides assistance to programs         an Associate in the litigation department of a
Photojournalism and Media Litercy.                 which sells food-themed clothing and accesso-        primarily in Massachusetts with an emphasis        Boston-based law firm, focusing primarily on
                                                   ries, was recently selected as one of the fastest    on education; culture and historic preservation;   the defense of complex litigation. Previously,
chris dimambro—34                                  growing private companies in 2009 by inC             healthcare and medical research; and religious     Ms. Flynn-Poppey served as a law clerk to the
Owner, Main Street Bar & Grille                    Magazine. He founded the company in 2001             and educational efforts of the Roman Catholic      Justices of the Superior Court of Massachu-
Chris began working in restaurants at the          and began carefully building his brand via           Church. Since its inception the foundation has     setts, and was a research assistant to Judge
age of thirteen, learning the business from        word of mouth marketing. His cult following          granted more than $50 million to more than         Joseph nolan of the Supreme Judicial Court for
the inside out. After managing two successful      of customers appreciate that Johnny started          200 organizations. in her role at the founda-      the update of the Massachusetts Practice Series.
Boston restaurant/nightclubs, Chris opened         his family-run brand from the trunk of his           tion, Katie is a visible leader in the greater     Ms. Flynn-Poppey actively pursues pro bono
Main Street Grille, a family comfortable sports    rusty car, keeps his shirts out of chain stores      Boston community of philanthropy. She serves       work. She led the re-drafting of Massachusetts
bar and restaurant serving Weymouth and the        and away from investors, and focuses on all          on the Board of Advisors at Stonehill College’s    restraining order legislation for victims of
South Shore. Chris has run the Main Street         the little details and experiences that most         Center for non-Profit Management, Boston           sexual assault, criminal stalking, and criminal
Charitable Golf Tournament for the past 5          brands tend to forget about. His company and         Schoolyard initiative, and Home Funders            harassment, for which she received the Rappa-
years donating the proceeds to the Weymouth        story have been featured on nPR and Cnn              Service Committee. She is active in steering       port Center’s 2010 Public Service Award.
Food Pantry, Weymouth Youth Scholarship            as well as dozens of magazines. He was voted         committees with the Association of Fundraising     Ms. Flynn-Poppey is a member of numerous
Fund and most recently to Hannah O’Brien, a        America’s #1 Young Entrepreneur of 2008 by           Professionals, Association of Small Founda-        boards of directors of nonprofits. For over 10
remarkable five year-old little girl in Weymouth   BusinessWeek Magazine. He is involved with           tions, and the Philanthropy Roundtable. She
years, she has been an active board member         cation as a Licensed Alcohol & Drug Coun-          in november 2008 she was invited to join State     to distribute over 5 million oysters annually
of Friends for Children, a Dorchester based        selor (LADC) and Alcohol & Drug Addiction          Street’s Global Outreach Ambassador Council        to locations in 40 states, Asia & Europe. Last
nonprofit whose mission is to prevent and end      Counselor (CADAC). next year, she will enter       and in that role her responsibilities include:     year iCO had over $4 million in sales. At iCO,
child abuse. She is a board member of the new      the Criminal Justice Program at UMass, funded      collaborating with other council members to        Shore manages day-to-day operations including
England Legal Foundation Advisory Council          by Massachusetts Rehabilitation. Renée volun-      improve the structure of the Global Outreach       personnel and project management. He has
and a board overseer for the MSPCA. She also       teers monthly at Quincy Drug Court, patiently      program; conducting quarterly meetings to          been instrumental in creating and launching
serves as a Trustee of Bridgewater State Col-      and empathetically hearing the stories of people   attract new Ambassadors; and highlighting          the website, online store, and new raw bar res-
lege and as an editor of the Massachusetts Bar     who sit where she once sat. She recently was       upcoming events and projects with nonprofit        taurant to open in Boston in September 2010.
Association Law Review. Ms. Flynn-Poppey           selected, by the judge that had sentenced her      organizations in the Boston area. She also vol-    Shore created a non-profit arm of iCO with
graduated from Bridgewater State College and       many times, to speak at the Quincy Drug Court      unteers for Friends of the World Food Program,     the purpose of fundraising to support local
Suffolk University Law School.                     commencement, and was honored as a role            where she plans events, conducts meetings, re-     charities and a global food initiative developing
                                                   model to others struggling to get their lives on   cruits volunteers, and spreads awareness about     sustainable shellfish operations in Africa. The
renee foisy—38                                     track. With her mother, Ruth, Renée volunteers     global hunger to her community and congres-        island Creek Oyster Festival now raises over
Counselor, Edwina Martin House                     at Stars’ grandparent/kinship support groups       sional representatives. She coordinated an event   $150,000 annually to fund iCO Foundation ac-
Renée is a staff counselor at the Edwina Martin    2-3 times yearly. She has worked very hard         to raise awareness about hunger issues in Haiti    tivities. in 2009 the iCO Foundation awarded
House in Brockton, a 4-6 month program for         to put her life back together and celebrated 3     amidst the January 12, 2010 earthquake. She        $100,000 in grants/contributions to local
women aged 20-60 arriving from jail or hold-       years of sobriety on April 21st. She parents her   volunteers	at	Rosie’s	Place,	the	St.	Vincent	de	   charities. Shore is a 2006 graduate of Trinity
ing facilities after finishing a detox program.    17 year-old son; who is a successful baseball      Paul Society, the American Cancer Society, and     College where he earned a B.A. in history and
One of the state’s first recovery homes designed   player, honor student and tutor; and her 7 year-   PMCares, coordinating volunteer opportuni-         was the recipient of the Thorman H. Hood
specifically for women, Edwina Martin House        old who she now raises, earning that responsi-     ties, organizing collection drives and teaching    Scholarship/Trinity College Scholars program.
offers services to 21 women; most of the wom-      bility after a long road to a joyous recovery.     classes. Bianca is a 2007 graduate of Pine         He is a licensed U.S. Merchant Mariner and a
en who enter the program have tried before but                                                        Manor College with a degree in international       licensed EMT.
have failed to achieve long-term sobriety. Renée   bianca gay—25                                      Business and is currently working toward her
went through the program herself as a client       Senior Fund Accountant, State Street
                                                                                                      M.A. in Management.
                                                                                                                                                         dan hassett—24
                                                   Corporation                                                                                           Owner, Luminate Surf & Skate
and currently is responsible for running music
groups, relapse prevention groups, conducting      Bianca was promoted in May 2008 from Fund          shore gregory—25                                   Dan purchased Luminate Surf & Skate (for-
intakes, dispensing medication, and connecting     Accountant to Senior Fund Accountant at State      Director of Business Development, Island           merly Levitate) after shop owner Bob Pollard,
                                                   Street Corporation; a position whose respon-       Creek Oysters, Inc.
participants with community resources. Renée                                                                                                             his friend, mentor, and hero, passed away sud-
has turned her life around so profoundly and       sibilities include: preparing and reviewing        Shore joined island Creek founder Skip Ben-        denly in July of 2006. Dan decided to purchase
positively that she recently graduated from        management reports; performing secondary           nett in 2007 to create and launch island Creek     the shop from Bob’s widow Amelia in part to
The MA Board of Substance Abuse Counselor          review of Fund Accountants’ work; pricing us-      Oysters, inc, a marketing and distribution com-    help support her two young children Hope and
Certification Program at UMass Boston and is       ing the navigator system; and processing daily     pany representing a co-op of oyster farmers in     Perry. Since taking over the business Dan has
currently working towards a national Certifi-      expense changes and futures trades for clients.    Duxbury. Over the last 3 years iCO has grown       been able to pull the shop out of debt and turn

elissa flynn-poppey                                katie everett                                      bianca gay                                         renee foisy
james hennessy                                        dan hassett
                                                                                                          shore gregory
                                                                                                                                                             lauren hendry

it into a profitable business that is loved by        town and is always a huge success. not only         Stonehill as a new York City Extern. Other         To Parent Program, which visits families with
Marshfield and its surrounding towns. Dan’s           does it raise money for the upcoming holidays,      student leadership positions included student      new children and connects them with services
work at Luminate goes far beyond selling surf         but it also serves as a delightful community        representative on the FYE (First Year Experi-      provided in Quincy. Margaret is well known
and skateboards—he strives to be a community          get-together. The Halloween fundraiser also         ence) and participation on the Director of Gen-    and	respected	for	her	former	position	as	Vol-
oriented business and a mentor to many of the         kicks off the Center’s annual Holiday Program,      eral Education hiring board. During his time at    unteer Development Director and Coordinator
kids that use the neighboring Marshfield Skate        a program designed to provide food and gifts        Stonehill James was the Deputy Grand Knight        of	Volunteers	for	the	USS	Salem/U.	S.	Naval	
Park. He sponsors a team of 10 surfers and 10         for over 400 low-income families. Jim has been      of the Stonehill College Knights of Columbus,      Shipbuilding Museum. From 1988 to 1995
skateboarders to help them take their sport to        involved for over six years with all aspects of     worked as a volunteer for Horizon’s for Home-      she actively solicited supporters and initiated
the next level, be it recreational or professional.   the Holiday Program, from soliciting dona-          less Children, and traveled to Chaparral, new      campaign efforts to bring home a Quincy built
Dan holds annual beach clean ups at Marsh-            tions to packaging and delivering toys and food     Mexico to work with immigrant children at a        naval ship. Upon arrival of the USS Salem to
field’s Rexhame Beach and organizes the Bob           to the community. Most times when Center            day camp run by the Sisters of the Assumption.     Quincy in 1995, Margaret was named Commo-
Pollard Surfing Memorial to raise money for           staff and volunteers became disheartened, Jim       He has also volunteered for Holy Cross Family      dore of the Massachusetts navy by Governor
the Bob Pollard Trust, setup to help raise Bob’s      calmly and confidently helps reorganize and re-     Ministries, St. Patrick’s School in Roxbury, and   Weld in recognition of her work to bring the
two young children. Luminate hosts many               distribute the supplies, so that everyone on the    at Holy Cross Church in Easton as an Assistant     cruiser to her homeport, the former Fore River
community events, such as the 2009 “Shred             list gets served. in his spare time he volunteers   Youth Minister. James currently volunteers as      Shipyard. She also recently completed her term
of the Class” new England High School surf-           at the Germantown neighborhood Center, and          an assistant youth minister at St. Mary of the     as President of the Houghs neck Community
ing competition, and the annual Luminate              his devotion to it earned him the well deserved     Sacred Heart Church in Hanover.                    Council, where she has also held the titles
King of The Park Skateboarding Contest, and           recognition from City officials as the recipient                                                       of	Vice	President,	Corresponding	Secretary,	
contributes to over 20 local charities and or-        of the Community Service Award of 2005.             margaret laforest—33                               Membership Chairman and Executive Board
                                                                                                          quincy city councilor, ward one; events
ganizations annually. Dan grew up in Hanover                                                                                                                 Member.
                                                      james kenney—22                                     manager, historic new england
and spent summers at his grandfather’s house
in Humarock where he learned to surf. He              Recent graduate, Stonehill College; Assis-          Margaret currently serves as Quincy City           esther louis—30
                                                      tant Youth Minister, St. Mary of the Sacred         Councilor for Ward One. A a 5th generation         donovan extended day center director,
remains passionate about the sport and still          Heart, Hanover
                                                                                                          resident of Quincy, she has a unique connec-       stars; founding member, esther lafontant
spends many hours on the water teaching and                                                                                                                  charitable foundation
                                                      James Kenney graduated from Stonehill College       tion to the community and truly represents the
encouraging others.
                                                      in 2010 with a degree in international Business     people as one of their own. She pursues her        Esther Louis’ family fled Haiti as political
james hennessy—36                                     and a minor in Political Science. At Stonehill      passion for preserving history as a part-time      refugees in 1990 when she was ten years old.
principal,wollaston school, quincy                    James established a record of leadership and        events manager for Historic new England            The family lost everything in the move, and
                                                      service. He was honored with the Class Leader-      and has been actively involved as a volunteer      when her mother died shortly after their arrival
Jim was a 5th grade teacher for eleven years
                                                      ship Award in 2008 and in the summer of             in many local community groups including:          in the U.S. Esther became a caretaker for her
at the Snug Harbor School in Quincy. He was
                                                      2007, was one of two students selected to rep-      Abigail Adams Cairn; Broadmeadows Middle           younger sister while her father worked two
promoted and became the Assistant Principal
                                                      resent Stonehill at the United nation’s Paths to    School PTO; Cleaner Greener Quincy; Friends        jobs. She has worked since the age of 16 to
at the same school, one year later he was pro-
                                                      Peace Symposium. in 2007/2008 he worked at          of Wollaston Beach; Holy Trinity Parish;           help support her family and still cares for her
moted to Principal at the Wollaston School in
                                                      the Center for nonprofit Management as both         Quincy Youth Soccer and Sacred Heart School.       father who is legally blind and suffers from dia-
Quincy becoming the youngest principal in the
                                                      a research and recruitment intern for the CSRi      She has volunteered as a mentor with an after      betes. Esther has turned the challenges in her
City of Quincy’s history. Jim’s Halloween fund-
                                                      project. in 2009 he was selected to represent       school group whose interest was Quincy His-        life into strengths and she is a compassionate
raiser has become an annual event in German-
                                                                                                          tory, and has been involved with the Parent        and generous contributor to her community.
Esther began her career at Stars as a substitute      sachusetts Board of Education, and was issued       worked at Reebok in marketing and licensing.         a nonprofit organization to help empower her
in the Randolph Extended Day programs and             a Massachusetts Senate Citation for promoting       Lauren also has experience in sports market-         community and her peers. She is the presi-
in less than two years she advanced to become         excellence and equity in education. At Swarth-      ing and event management; managing event             dent and founder of ELEC: Educated Ladies
the Director of the Donovan Extended Day              more College, James was a recipient of the          logistics surrounding the Women’s World Cup          Empowered to Change, inc., a Brockton based
program and Assistant Director at Stars’ South        Philips Evans Scholarship, awarded to students      Soccer Tournament held at Foxboro Stadium;           non-profit organization that focuses on em-
Shore Day Camp. now in her ninth year on the          who demonstrate leadership and a commit-            managing events at the nHL All-Star Weekend          powering young women to reach higher in life.
Stars staff, Esther has just recently completed       ment to community work. An accomplished             festival	in	Vancouver;	and	assisting	in	the	event	   Established in August 2008, ELEC, inc. is an
her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work at Bridge-       scholar, James graduated in 2006 with a degree      management of the Franco American Film               organization that connects members, individu-
water State while working fulltime. Esther is         in Political Science and minors in Public Policy    Festival in Avignon, France. Lauren supports         als and professionals interested in personal and
an active member in her church community,             and Chinese. He studied abroad in Beijing, is       and participates in philanthropic initiatives,       professional growth and development while
Christ the King Parish in Brockton, where she         fluent in Mandarin and served as a delegate         community activities, and runs/walks to              engaging in and promoting community service.
serves as an interpreter, helps families find vital   to the 2006 Forum for American and Chinese          raise funds for important causes close to her        Her organization has conducted seminars on
services, assists children with homework, and         Exchange at Stanford. He attended graduate          heart including, the norwell Women’s Club,           building healthy relationships, financial em-
mentor’s teens applying to college. She is a          school at M.i.T. as a recipient of the Harry S.     Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, national              powerment, and building and sustaining leader-
founding	member	and	Vice	President	of	the	Es-         Truman Scholarship, awarded to college ju-          MS Society, nephcure, Susan G Komen Breast           ship. Along with her other endeavors, Sheila is
ther LaFontant Charitable Foundation (ECLF),          niors with exceptional leadership potential who     Cancer Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Founda-           participating in a yearlong emerging leadership
which is named after her grandmother. Since           are committed to careers in government, the         tion, and the Boston Firefighter’s Memorial          program at The Partnership, inc. in Boston and
2008 ECLF has collected and shipped vital sup-        nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education            Foundation through the Run to Remember.              was recently accepted into northeastern Uni-
plies, provided food assistance, medical care,        or elsewhere in the public service. This June,      Lauren is a graduate of Yale University where        versity’s Master of Leadership Program. Sheila
and educational support to children from low          he graduated from MiT with a Masters in             she majored in Political Science and was a four-     is employed at State Street Bank in Quincy
to middle income families in Haiti.                   City Planning and returned to public service        year women’s ice hockey varsity letter holder.       where she works as a Fund Accountant and
                                                      in	Massachusetts	working	on	the	Vote	No	            Currently, she remains involved by serving as        is member of The Black Professional group.
james madden—26                                       on #2 / Campaign to Protect the Affordable          the	V.P.	of	the	Yale	Hockey	Association.	Lauren	     Earlier this year, she was the lead organizer for
organizer, campaign to protect the afford-            Housing Law.                                        is the loving mother of three children. When         managing the group’s Black History Month
able housing law
                                                                                                          she has a free moment, she enjoys running,           event for all of State Street. Additionally, she
James is a product of the Randolph Pub-               lauren monahan—38                                   power yoga, helicopter skiing, and windsurfing.      has volunteered at the Mount Moriah Baptist
lic Schools and attended Stars’ programs              owner, uppababy                                                                                          Church Emergency Food Pantry; been a mentor
throughout his childhood. in addition to being        Lauren is the co-founder/owner of UPPAbaby,         sheila moore—25                                      in the Big Sister Big Brother Organization; and
Valedictorian	of	his	graduating	class,	James	         a Hingham based manufacturer, designer and          fund accountant, state street corporation;           is a member of the Effective Education Team of
was awarded the Massachusetts Teacher’s As-                                                               founder, elec, inc.
                                                      developer of high- quality light weight strollers                                                        Brockton.
sociation President’s Award, served as a student      and other baby products. Prior to launching         Sheila Moore is a young woman with purpose
representative and voting member of the Mas-          UPPAbaby with her husband Bob, Lauren               and compassion in her personal and profession-
                                                                                                          al life. At age twenty-three, Sheila established


margaret l a forest                                   james kenney                                        esther louis                                         james madden
sheila moore                                        lauren monahan
                                                                                                        dave murphy
                                                                                                                                                             megan noonan feldpausch


dave murphy—38                                      megan noonan feldpausch—33                          jenifer pinkham—32                                   thomas pratt—29
town manager, town of randolph                      nurse practitioner,                                 attorney, schlossberg & associates, llc;             assistant treasurer & branch manager,
                                                    massachusetts general hospital                      Treasurer, The Bill Galvin Committee                 mutual bank
Dave took on the executive role of Randolph’s
new council-manager form of government in           Meghan has worked in the medical field for          Jenifer is an associate at a full service business   Thomas entered the banking profession imme-
January 2010. His duties include overseeing         nearly ten years, currently as a nurse practitio-   law firm located in Braintree, where she has         diately upon graduating from college. Thomas
the development and operations of the town’s        ner at Massachusetts General Hospital studying      been practicing business and probate litigation      is currently employed at Mutual Bank (head-
budget, supervising close to 350 employees in       the nutritional metabolism of AiDS patients.        and employment law for the past six years.           quartered in Whitman), where he began his
20 different departments, and enhancing the         At age thirty-three, Meghan has already been        She has successfully handled litigation mat-         career more than five years ago as a Floating
quality of life for Randolph’s 31,000 residents     selected by her medical peers to present at three   ters involving real estate, business contracts,      Branch Manager. Today, he holds the position
daily. His recent leadership in negotiating         professional conferences: on “MS 101” at the        shareholder disputes, probate matters and            of Assistant Treasurer and Branch Manager
the changeover of health insurance plans, re-       Central new England Multiple Sclerosis Soci-        employment law issues. Ms. Pinkham has               at the Middleboro location. He supervises
structuring town offices for better efficiencies,   ety; “Counseling” at the Kenneth B. Schwartz        also provided advocacy and legal services            the day-to-day operations of the branch and
finding creative ways to minimize the impact        Educational Rounds, a nonprofit dedicated to        for parents of students with special needs. in       also provides leadership to a staff of five
of budget cuts, establishing a more effective       strengthening the patient-caregiver relationship;   addition to courtroom work, she has repre-           employees. Thomas has played an integral role
constituent service process, supporting the         and “Group Therapy” at Harvard Medical              sented her clients at various administrative         in the growth of the Middleboro branch, mak-
Randolph for Haiti relief program, helping lead     School. She is an expert on group therapy,          agencies and advises her business clients on         ing it one of the most successful new branches
the town’s youth services goals, and not only       facilitating sessions for MS patients at Lahey      employment related matters. Jenifer currently        in the history of the company. He continues to
understanding but working to embrace and            Clinic and for people with psychotic disorders      serves as the Chair of the Braintree Business        advance his knowledge of the banking profes-
promote Randolph’s international community,         at McLean Hospital. She was named to the            Council, a subgroup within the South Shore           sion and will be attending Commercial Lending
have proved his commitment to making Ran-           “Who’s Who Among Students in American               Chamber of Commerce devoted to advocat-              School through the Massachusetts Bankers
dolph the best town in the Commonwealth. His        Colleges and Universities” in 1999. Meghan          ing for local businesses and business issues.        Association in October 2010. Outside of work,
accomplishments include earning a double rat-       started her post-undergraduate life by serving      For	2010,	Jenifer	is	the	Vice-Chair	of	the	          he is heavily involved in various community
ing increase for the town’s S&P credit rating;      as a full-time Americorps volunteer for one         Ambassador Committee at the South Shore              efforts, and recently chose to bring some of
adding close to 30 new volunteers to Randolph       year. More recently, she participated in an         Chamber of Commerce. She also serves on the          his philanthropic values into the workplace
boards and committees; and overseeing a $6.3        international health service trip to South Africa   Women’s Business Connection. During the past         by spearheading a Mutual Bank Relay for
million investment in energy efficiency improve-    with the MGH institute of Health Professions,       year, Jenifer has worked with the South Shore        Life team for the American Cancer Society,
ments. Before becoming Town Manager, Dave           and is a repeat participant in the MS Journey       Habitat for Humanity by assisting with their         which raised approximately $5,700. For the
worked as Executive Secretary for the town of       of Hope Walk. Since a teenager, Meghan has          annual Gala. Since 2004, Jenifer has served in       past seven years, he has served as an Assistant
Randolph and as Director of Operations and          been committed to working in the community,         various capacities on the Campaign Commit-           Coach for the Pratt Free School little league
Program Manager of the Park Department for          often with underserved populations- including       tee for State Representative William C. Galvin,      baseball team in Middleboro, Massachusetts.
the City of Quincy. A resident of Quincy, Dave      clinical preceptorships at Fenway Community         norfolk County, and is currently the Treasurer       Thomas is a member of the Middleboro Rotary
is married with three young sons and was once       Health	Center	in	Boston	and	Boston	Veterans	        of the Campaign Committee.                           Club, where he currently holds the office of
a successful contestant on “Who wants to be a       Association in Framingham.                                                                               Sergeant-at-Arms.
millionaire?”
debra rawson—38                                     at the northeast Foursquare District Camp in       Magazine as a 2009 Super Lawyer in the area       ming Director of Mamas Move inc., first
                                                    new Hampshire and is an active leader of the       of Health Law and was selected as a 2010          began her fitness career in 1987 as a group
early childhood education
coordinator, stars                                  Association of Camps Farthest Out, inc. on the     “Up and Coming Lawyer” by Massachusetts           fitness instructor and professional dancer with
                                                    national Board. Debby is most excited about        Lawyers Weekly. He lives in Weymouth with         the Berkshire Ballet Company. She received
Debby is a talented educator with a record of
                                                    her new role as a pre-adoptive foster mom to       his wife and three children.                      her Bachelor of Arts from Bridgewater State
leadership in her personal and professional life.
                                                    a toddler in custody of the MA Department of                                                         College in 1992 and was recently the well-
As the Early Childhood Education Coordina-                                                             julie ross & lauren hendry
                                                    Social Services working toward adoption.                                                             ness director / program director with Fitness
tor at Stars she oversees the curriculum and                                                           owners, mamas move                                Unlimited, fitness centers for women in Milton.
works in both assessment and professional           mark rogers—35                                     in 2008, Julie Ross and Lauren Hendry part-       She is certified through the American College
development for Stars’ three preschool centers      partner, the rogers law firm                       nered to start Mamas Move - a norwell based       of Sports Medicine (ACSM) as a health fitness
and Family Child Care System of 25 providers.
                                                    Mark is a Partner in The Rogers Law Firm           fitness center geared towards helping women       instructor, personal trainer and wellness coach
Additionally, Debby manages a grant-funded
                                                    in Braintree working in the firm’s Corpo-          and children under the age of 6 stay fit and      as well as with the Aerobic and Fitness Associa-
Family Literacy Program called RiSE (Read-
                                                    rate, Health Care and international Practice       moving. They specialize in health and wellness    tion of America (AFAA) in group fitness and
ing is So Exciting) which she has helped build
                                                    Groups. Although he has extensive experience       programs for new and expectant mothers.           personal training. She is a mother to two young
into a model program over the last seven years.
                                                    representing a variety of clients with regard      Mamas Move has consistently participated          girls,	Molly	and	Reese.	Julie	Ross,	Vice	Presi-
Although most of her time is spent in early edu-
                                                    to regulatory, compliance, employment and          in numerous community outreach programs;          dent and Finance Manager of Mamas Move, is
cation programs, Debby shares her talent in the
                                                    corporate matters, Mark focuses his practice on    partnering with WiC to conduct “exercising        a graduate of Bentley College and a Certified
dramatic arts with the older students in Stars’
                                                    health care and corporate contractual matters,     with your baby” workshops; developing a           Public Accountant. She has helped many small
Middle School program, running afterschool
                                                    regulatory compliance, and fraud and abuse         fitness challenge to help people on the South     business with start up and ongoing financial
clubs as a Drama Specialist for Randolph Com-
                                                    investigations. He has published and lectured      Shore to lose weight; and creating family fun     management. Julie and her husband John live
munity Middle School Stars. Outside of work
                                                    extensively on legal issues in the health care     days encouraging families to get fit on the       in Quincy with their daughter, Marina, born a
Debby has served on the Board of several com-
                                                    industry. Mark is Co-Editor of The Boston          South Shore. Through Mamas Move, Julie            true Mamas Move baby (February 2009).
munity theater groups, and has performed with
                                                    Health Law Reporter, and is an adjunct faculty     and Lauren have sponsored fundraising events
the Hingham Civic Music Theater, Winthrop                                                                                                                dr. oscar santos—36
                                                    member at new England Law Boston where             for Cradles to Crayons (toy drive, coat drive
Playmakers, Walpole Footlighters, Curtain                                                                                                                superintendent, randolph public schools
                                                    he teaches Health Law. He is on the Advisory       and diaper derby), as well as hosting Hingham
Call in Braintree, Wellesley Players, and most
                                                    Board for the Massachusetts Attorney General’s     Helps Haiti, a fundraising event organized        Oscar Santos is a focused professional
recently with Bridgewater’s Sporatic Evolution
                                                    Office, Public Charities Division, and Preferred   by a Hingham playgroup to raise money for         committed to securing the best educational
theatre group. For the last sixteen years she
                                                    Medical Partners. He serves on the Board of        the American Red Cross. They have written         opportunities in and out of the classroom for
has been an active member of the Living Hope
                                                    Directors of the South Shore Chamber of Com-       articles for an expectant mothers guide as well   all children. He was recently hired as Superin-
Foursquare Church in Hanover, where she is
                                                    merce and South Shore Arts Center. He is also      as donated over 40 memberships to organiza-       tendent of the Randolph Public Schools. Prior
on the Worship Team and helps train Sunday
                                                    a part of the Chamber’s ATHEnA Powerlink           tions that include local schools, South Shore     to accepting the position in Randolph, Oscar
school teachers and nursery workers. She has
                                                    governing	body	and	Vice	Chair	of	the	Braintree	    Hospital and for families who have lost a loved   served as Headmaster of Boston international
also been the Worship Leader and a counselor
                                                    Business Council. Mark appeared in Boston          one. Lauren Hendry, President and Program-        High School, a Boston Public School that was

mark rogers                                         jenifer pinkham                                    thomas pratt                                      debra rawson
julie ross                                        erin spaulding
                                                                                                     jennifer spurling
                                                                                                                                                         oscar santos

transformed into the first Early College High     ness. Erin orchestrated the merger of the David    based businesses ideas to inspire and solutions     the Prize. He currently volunteers with the Boys
School in the public system. His four graduat-    Jon Louison Center (a homeless shelter in          to grow with cost-effective graphic design and      and Girls Club, the Center for the Advance-
ing classes had a 100% college acceptance and     Brockton) with the Family Life Center; in the      marketing communications services. As Jenny         ment of Science Exploration, and Diploma
retention rate. Under Oscar’s leadership BiHS     process, she helped to save families from being    states, Simply Be Creative LLC is a not-just-       Plus. He has also volunteered with Artists for
was selected as a model school for design and     displaced and employees from being jobless.        for-profit company built around the philosophy      Humanity, Big Brothers of Massachusetts Bay,
leadership through a research project with Bos-   Erin has collaborated with several community       that you can do well by doing good. Jenny cur-      Black Men’s Health Alliance, Boston University
ton College’s Lynch School of Education. He       agencies, including South Shore Housing, the       rently serves on the Advisory Board of Get On       Alumni Association, Brockton Community
is also an adjunct professor at Boston College,   Mayor’s office, Department of Children and         B.A.S.E. and serves as a volunteer for Brock-       Schools, Brockton neighbors United, Brockton
a mentor to 1st year principals for the Boston    Families, Brockton Area Workforce investment       ton’s Promise “Brockton After Dark” summer          Telecommunications Board, Brockton Weed
Public Schools system, and a recipient of the     Board, Stonehill College “into the Streets”        program. She volunteers with Get on B.A.S.E.        and Seed, Citizen’s Police and Trial Court
2006 Community Service Award for Excellence       Program, Schools on Wheels, HarborOne              as an Advisory Board Member, on Brockton’s          Academies, Mayor’s Cultural Affairs Com-
in Promoting Education and the 2002 Boston        Credit Union, and MainSpring House. She has        Promise, as a Steering Committee Member,            mittee, Mayor’s Taskforce on After-School
Teacher of the Year award. He has been the        also volunteered her services to research and      and for the Plymouth Youth Development Col-         Programs, and neighborhood Crime Watch.
Chairperson of the district-wide ELL commit-      write grants in order to start Street Outreach     laborative. Jenny is a 2005 graduate of Salve       Jass has a Bachelor’s in communications and a
tee, the Co-Chairperson for Achievement Gap       services in Brockton and serves as a volunteer     Regina University where she received a degree       Master’s in education from Boston University.
Policy and a research team member on the          basketball and soccer coach. Erin upholds the      in English/Communications.
Spencer Foundation for Boston Public Schools,     principles of respect, tolerance and empower-                                                          kristen l. sullivan—35
and	a	National	Service	Volunteer	with	the	        ment through her actions and the causes for        jass stewart—39                                     caseworker, department of youth services,
                                                                                                     city councilor at large, city of brockton           commonwealth of ma
YMCA.                                             which she battles.
                                                                                                     Jass Stewart has more than 15 years of man-         Kristen Sullivan has dedicated her professional
erin spaulding—35                                 jennifer spurling—27                               agement and operational experience across the       life to rehabilitating and educating not only
executive director, family services, old          owner/ceo, simply be creative, llc                 fields of communication, marketing, technol-        “at-risk” youth, but children who are incarcer-
colony ymca                                                                                                                                              ated and have lived through trauma. A student
                                                  Jennifer Spurling moved from new York to           ogy, and education. Jass is currently a city
Erin began her YMCA career as a Caseworker        Plymouth, Massachusetts in August 2007 when        councilor at large in Brockton, Massachusetts –     of criminal justice, she began as a staff member
for the Big Sister/Big Brother Program. Erin      she joined the Center for nonprofit Manage-        the first minority elected to the council. Before   at the Pilgrim Treatment Center in Braintree,
was the sole employee of the program for a        ment at Stonehill College as a Program Officer.    his political career, Stewart served as vice        a long-term residential treatment center for
short time, and then promoted to Director of      Jenny continually impressed the Center’s clients   president for Jobs for the Future, a national       adolescent boys transitioning out of incarcera-
BS/BB, which she built from a small entity that   with her impeccable communications, technol-       research and policy organization in Boston,         tion into the community. Kristen worked at
serviced approximately thirty youths into a       ogy savvy, problem solving prowess and her         and as national director for school develop-        Pilgrim for 10 years and rose to the position
multi-faceted program that serviced over one      friendly compassionate nature. She left her role   ment and public engagement at Big Picture           of Residential Director. From Pilgrim, Kristen
hundred mentoring “matches”. Erin was pro-        at the Center in February 2010 to launch her       Learning in Providence. As an entrepreneur,         went on to become a DYS caseworker charged
moted to her current role where she oversees      own venture, Simply Be Creative LLC, to com-       Stewart founded and ran invent Media, a social      with monitoring and enforcing a youth’s
the Family Life Center, a residence/support       bine her passion for social change with her love   marketing and technology company. He served         compliance with his grant of conditional
program for mothers and their children who        for design and media. Simply Be Creative LLC       as senior director for publishing and new           liberty. DYS caseworkers visit youths and their
are victims of domestic violence and homeless-    offers nonprofit organizations and mission-        media at Blackside, producers of the Academy        families in the community (at home, school or
                                                                                                     Award-nominated documentary series Eyes on          work) and provide case management services
to ensure that the youths have the services they   of strategic groups at South Shore Savings         Lions Club Annual Banquet; and the natural        supports the YMCA’s “Reach Out” campaign.
need to function and remain in the community.      Bank. He can always be counted on to lead the      Resources Trust Harvest Fair. Rob grew up         He also serves as a member of the Boston
Her duties sometimes include donning a bullet-     bank’s community service teams; from park          in Easton and attended Easton public Schools      College Alumni Association Board of Directors
proof vest and heading into neighborhoods          and playground clean-up to event support. He       where he participated in the music program in     “Student involvement Committee”. He led the
heavily populated with gang members. She has       has served on the Gala committee for South         grades 4-12. He continued his music education     Randolph Youth Task Force which was com-
been known to say, “just one kid, one kid who      Shore Stars annual Gala, and many sub com-         at Berklee College of Music, earning a BA in      missioned by the Board of Selectmen to identify
makes it through the programs and graduates        mittees supported by Weymouth Rotary, and          musical education. A father of two boys, with     opportunities to strengthen youth engagement
from high-school, makes it all worth-while.”       the South Shore Chamber. Rich and his wife         a third on the way, Rob is currently pursuing     within the Town of Randolph. As a volunteer
When that happens, Kristen has been invited        Tara live in Abington with their two young         a graduate degree in music technology from        at the Department of Youth Services (DYS) in
to, and is sure to attend, the graduation cer-     children.                                          indiana University.                               Chelsea, Greg mentored and coached at-risk
emonies of kids who are no longer in her care,                                                                                                          young people that were recently released from
but about whom she still cares.
                                                   rob wheeler—33                                     gregory wilmot—30                                 DYS detention centers. A graduate of Boston
                                                   instrumental teacher, grades 4–12, easton          senior business risk advisor, blue cross          College and northeastern University’s Gradu-
richard testa—32                                   public schools                                     blue shield of ma
                                                                                                                                                        ate School of Business Administration, Gregory
senior retail sales officer—vp, south              Since arriving at Easton Public Schools in 2006,   Gregory has worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield      lives in Randolph with his wife and infant
shore savings bank                                 Rob has directed the Oliver Ames Marching          of Massachusetts for over twelve years. Since     daughter.
Rich Testa is an experienced banking profes-       Band, growing its membership by 10% each           his hire, Gregory has held positions in various
sional who supports and encourages profes-         year and earning the title of 2008 USSBA           areas within the BCBSMA organization. in his      rob wheeler
sional growth and community involvement            Division ii new England champions. Rob has         current role as Senior Business Risk Advisor,
with his sales group and peers and leads with      also increased middle school and high school       Gregory works closely with the organization’s
an exceptional example of professional stan-       student participation in jazz and concert          leadership, providing business risk manage-
dards. A native of Quincy, Rich has spent his      bands and his High School jazz band has            ment consultation and advisory services. in
professional life in the community banking field   twice received gold medals in the State finals,    2005, Gregory was a participant in UMASS
and is currently in the process of pursuing an     entitling them to a performance at Boston’s        Boston’s Emerging Leaders Program where he
advanced banking degree at Stonier national        Hatch Shell. Rob is committed to bringing his      worked closely with the Boston Redevelop-
Graduate School of Banking at the University       student’s musical talent to the community and      ment Authority to design a family reunification
of Pennsylvania. Rich is an active and visible     the Oliver Ames HS marching band partici-          program for recently released convicts. Gregory
contributor to the local community; he is the      pates	in	community	parades	on	Veteran’s	Day,	      participates in BCBSMA’s Blue Scholars and
past President of the Ambassadors group with       Memorial Day and the Lion’s Club Holiday           Fenway	Junior	Ventures	programs,	where	
South Shore Chamber; the current President of      Parade. His students also provide entertain-       he mentors and counsels exceptional Boston
the Chamber’s Weymouth Business Council;           ment for community events including; Taste         youths. He is the President of the Board of
and a Weymouth Rotarian. He leads a number         of Easton; Friends of the Library events; the      Directors for the Dorchester YMCA where he



kristen sullivan                                   jass stewart                                       richard testa                                     gregory wilmot
our selection committee




    harris                    daniels                   kay                       salvucci            bilezikian                wahlberg                  lopez              griffin                harold




jeffrey bilezikian                                 northeastern University (B.S, College of             Plumbing & Heating, inc. employs a staff of         monic Orchestra Board, serves on Bridgewater
principal, mill lane management                    Business Administration, 1980—high honors)           over 130 professionals housed in a 25,000           State College’s School of Business Advisory
Jeffrey Bilezikian is a principal of Mill Lane     and Boston University (M.S. Administration,          square foot facility.                               Council	and	is	the	Second	Vice	Chair	of	the	
Management, a commercial Real Estate Busi-         Metropolitan College, 2002—top graduating                                                                South Shore Chamber of Commerce. Ms.
                                                                                                        Joe Harold has been recognized as an entrepre-
ness in South East Massachusetts. He is also       student). He was awarded an honorary Doctor                                                              Harris is very active in her community and is a
                                                                                                        neur in the mechanical contracting industry.
the Managing Trustee of The Bilezikian Family      of Business Administration by Curry College.                                                             current Library Trustee for the Duxbury Free
                                                                                                        Sagamore has recently been recognized in the
Foundation based in Yarmouth , Massachu-           He has served as a volunteer in a number of                                                              Library and was recently appointed to serve on
                                                                                                        Top 100 Contractors in the country as well as
setts. Jeff is an active volunteer with many       community, charitable, church and educational                                                            the Economic Advisory Committee.
                                                                                                        being named a finalist for the 2010 Greater
organizations. He lives in Watertown with          organizations. Rick and his wife Mary reside in
                                                                                                        Boston Small Business Award.                        the honorable susan m. kay
his wife, nancy, and two daughters. They are       Cohasset, Mass. They have two daughters.
                                                                                                                                                            mayor, town of weymouth
backyard beekeepers.                                                                                    Joe is also very active in his business commu-
                                                   john h. griffin                                                                                          Mayor Kay was elected Weymouth’s 2nd
                                                                                                        nity. He serves on the Board of Directors for
richard daniels                                    senior vice president,                                                                                   Mayor and 1st female Mayor in nov., 2007.
                                                                                                        the South Shore Chamber of Commerce, the
                                                   state street corporation
president and chief executive officer,                                                                  Board of Trustees at Derby Academy and is a         She attributes her knowledge of town govern-
gatehouse media new england                        John Griffin is a senior vice president at State                                                         ment to her 9 years of service on the Finance
                                                                                                        member of the President’s Society at Saint An-
Rick Daniels currently serves as the President     Street’s north Quincy office. John has worked                                                            Committee. She formerly served the Town
                                                                                                        selm College. Joe is also active with the South
and Chief Executive Officer of GateHouse           at State Street since 1982 and currently                                                                 of Weymouth as chairperson of the Appro-
                                                                                                        Shore Hospital’s President’s Circle and Cape
Media new England as well as publisher of the      oversees more than 600 employees located in                                                              priations Committee, as a member of the
                                                                                                        Cod Healthcare’s President’s Circle.
Patriot Ledger and Enterprise daily newspa-        Eastern Massachusetts, Kansas City, Toronto                                                              Personnel Board, as a Town Meeting member,
pers. The new England newspaper and Press          and india. While the scope of his corporate          paula harris                                        elected member of the Board of Selectmen, &
Association recently recognized these newspa-      responsibilities is global, John is very focused     co-founder and principal, wh cornerstone            Councilor-at-Large for three terms. Mayor Kay
                                                   on State Street’s involvement in the local com-      investments
pers as winners of top and second-place honors                                                                                                              also served as the Executive Secretary for the
respectively for 2009. Rick joined GateHouse       munity. John is responsible for State Street’s       Paula Harris is a co-founder and principal          Town of Braintree for 3 years prior to taking
in July 2007. Rick is the past president of both   first “adopt-an-agency” program in 2008 and          of WH Cornerstone investments: a fee-only           office. Sue Kay has one son and is the proud
the Boston Globe (2001–2005) and Boston            continues today as the executive sponsor for         personal wealth management firm that focus on       grandmother of two grandchildren- Caroline
Globe Media (2006), both wholly-owned              that program within the Global Operations            small business owners and women in transi-          and Ryan Kay.
subsidiaries of the new York Times Co. The         division. John lives in Weymouth with his wife,      tion. Ms. Harris has twice been recognized as
                                                   two sons and a daughter.                             a “Top 10 in Financial Services” by Women’s         lisa lopez
Globe had won 18 Pulitzer Prizes by the end
                                                                                                        Business Boston. She has been featured and          vp corporate affairs,
of Rick’s tenure, including three of the high-     joseph r. harold iii                                                                                     haemonetics corporation
est in journalism. Rick spent his 23 years at                                                           quoted in The Wall Street Journal, national
                                                   ceo, sagamore plumbing & heating, inc.                                                                   Ms. Lopez has global responsibility for legal,
the Globe founding, leading and investing in                                                            Post, The Patriot Ledger, Boston Business Jour-
                                                   in 1991 Joe Harold set up a plumbing shop            nal, Duxbury Reporter and investment Advisor        quality, medical, regulatory, environmental
business that continue to play a key role in the
                                                   in the 400 square foot basement of a small           magazine. She was a three-term president and        health and safety, and external affairs of
future of the Globe and the new York Times
                                                   office building in Sagamore Beach, Massachu-         is a current director of the Plymouth Philhar-      Haemonetics Corporation, a publicly traded
Co. Rick was born and raised in Boston and is
                                                   setts with two employees. Today, Sagamore
a graduate of the Boston Latin School (1975),
                                                                                                               Reflect…on 40 years of
company on the new York Stock Exchange               Health Center Service Award. She has been
whose world wide corporate and manufactur-           recognized by the Atlantic neighborhood As-
ing headquarters is in Braintree, Massachusetts.     sociation for Outstanding Community Service
The Company provides blood management
products, iT technologies and services to hospi-
                                                     and by the South Shore Coalition for Human
                                                     Rights as Citizen of the Year. Rosemary was                                                             excellence!
tals and blood collectors world wide. Haemon-        appointed to the Quincy Housing Authority by
etics is the market leader in every one of its of-   former Governors Stewart Sargent and Michael
ferings, and approximately 50% of its $600M          Dukakis. She was also appointed to the Quincy
in annual revenues are from sales outside the        Hospital Board of Directors and to the Quincy
US. The Company has about 2500 employees             College Board of Trustees. She has been a
and offices in over sixteen countries. Ms. Lopez     member of many boards for local organizations
has been part of Haemonetics’ executive team         and offices, including Stars. Rosemary has been     Since 1970, Stars (formerly South Shore Day Care Services), has been a resource for
for more than 20 years.                              married to Archie Wahlberg since 1952 and           working parents on the South Shore. Our organization began as an offshoot of the
                                                     they live in Quincy and have nine children.         Quincy Community Action (QCAP) organization, a community based anti-poverty
debra salvucci, cpa
                                                                                                         agency. Child care for low-income parents was identified as a necessity to allow single
chairperson of the business
administration department,                                                                               parents to enter the workforce and exit the welfare system.
                                                     nominating committee
stonehill college                                                                                          The first Stars center-based preschool child care program was located in Quincy center
                                                     georgia antonopoulos                                and began work with local families in 1971. Since that time, Stars has welcomed and
in addition to her role as Chairperson of the
Business Administration Department, Debra                                     Georgia Antonopou-         nurtured thousands of South Shore children and families.
Salvucci is an associate professor and has been                               los is Director of the
teaching accounting and taxation courses at                                   Center for nonprofit
Stonehill for over twenty five years. She is also                             Management at Stone-
a practicing Certified Public Accountant. She                                 hill College. She serves


                                                                                                           1970
serves on the advisory board of Stonehill’s                                   on the board of the                             South Shore Day Care (SSDCS) was
nonprofit Management Center in addition to                                    Massachusetts non-                              incorporated on August 6, 1970.
Stonehill’s Strategic Planning Committee and         profit network as a founding board member
Board of Fellows. She earned her bachelor            and as its Southeast Region representative. in
of science degree in accounting from Boston          addition, she serves as a board member for the
College and her master’s degree in taxation          Community Foundation of Greater Plymouth


                                                                                                                      1971
from Bentley University. She also studied in the     County, and on the Allocations & Commu-                                             SSDCS welcomes families at preschools in Quincy
higher education administration PhD program          nity impact Committees of the United Way of
                                                                                                                                        (Bethany Congregational Church/Quincy Center)
at Boston College. Debra lives in Easton with        Greater Plymouth County.
                                                                                                                                        and Randolph (First Baptist Church) and afterschool
her daughter and son.                                Prior to her arrival at Stonehill, Georgia                                         sites located at the Bicknell School in North Wey-
                                                     worked with and consulted with a range
rosemary wahlberg                                                                                                                       mouth and the Broadmeadows School in the Adams
                                                     of Boston-area nonprofit organizations on
former executive director, quincy                                                                                                       Shore/ Merrymount section of Quincy.
                                                     business planning, marketing, and financial
community action programs;
board member, stars                                  management. in addition, she worked for
                                                     three years in fundraising and grantmaking
Rosemary Wahlberg is the former Execu-


                                                                                                                  1972
                                                     for a local education foundation.                                               Additional preschools open in Weymouth (at our
tive Director of Quincy Community Action
Programs, where she worked from 1973 to              Georgia also has a strong interest in entrepre-                                 current location in Jackson Square) and Milton.
1999. She received the organization’s Lifetime       neurship and has served as the lead organizer
                                                                                                                                     South Shore Day Camp opens at Hale Reservation
Achievement Award in 2005. She has received          for a new business plan competition in Boston,
                                                     the HBn Big idea Competition. Georgia
                                                                                                                                     in Westwood.
many distinguished awards for service and
engaged citizenship, including the South Shore       holds an MBA from Boston University with
Elder Services, “Edythe B. Donkin Memorial           concentrations in Public & nonprofit Manage-
Award”, the South Shore Mental Health, Dis-          ment and Strategy. She obtained her BA from
tinguished Service Award, the City of Quincy,        Wellesley College.
Distinguished Citizen Award, and the Manet
         1973
                          Hingham Preschool opens in the


                                                                   1987
                          Bare Cove Park area of Hingham.                 Inauguration of partnership with Randolph
                                                                          school system to provide Randolph Extended
                                                                          Day programs.
                                                                          Agency administrative offices move to the
                                                                          Jefferson School in Weymouth.


  1976
                Inauguration of our Family Child Care system.




                                                                    1991
                                                                             Lakeview Manor Preschool opens in Weymouth.




1978
       SSDCS acquires a building on East Squantum Street in
       Quincy which today houses our Quincy Preschool Stars.


                                                                    2003
       The organization becomes a United Way affiliate.                         Initiation of the RISE (Reading Is So Exciting) family
                                                                                literacy program.
                                                                                Randolph Community Middle School Afterschool
                                                                                Stars program opens.



  1980
                SSDCS opens an afterschool site in Hull.



                                                                      2007
                                                                                         Weymouth Preschool and Lakeview
                                                                                         Manor preschools merge.




       1981
                       Weymouth Afterschool program moves to its


                                                                    2009
                       current location at the Jefferson School.                 Randolph High School Stars program opens.




  1982
                Acquisiton of the historic Jefferson School

                                                                   2010
                                                                             SSDCS becomes Stars and celebrates 40 years of
                building from the town of Weymouth.
                                                                             service to the South Shore community.
                                                                             Early Head Start Stars welcomes families from
                                                                             Holbrook & Randolph.
                                                                             Holbrook High School Stars program opens.
As a community-based organization we are especially thankful for our many commu-       Many thanks to those who contributed to all that you see, taste and hear this evening!
nity partners who help ensure our services continue. Special thanks to the following
organizations for providing support of our 40th Birthday Celebration:                  food   &   beverage donors:

                                                                                       Burton’s Grill
presenting partner:                                                                    Cupcake MoJo
State Street Corporation                                                               island Creek Oysters
                                                                                       Margarita’s
                                                                                       The neighborhood Club of Quincy
media partner:                                                                         Pizzapalooza
GateHouse Media nE                                                                     Quincy neighborhood Club
                                                                                       The Sausage Guy
                                                                                       Summer Shack
constellation sponsors:                                                                Windy City Eats
Quincy Mutual Fire insurance Company                                                   Bin Ends
Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation                                                     Blue Hills Brewery
                                                                                       Harpoon Brewery
                                                                                       J.	Lohr	Vineyards
rising stars sponsors:                                                                 Samuel Adams/Boston Beer Company
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Electroswitch Corporation
The Lynch Foundation                                                                   in-kind donors:

South Shore Savings Bank                                                               Ed	Harding	WCVB	Channel	5—Master	of	Ceremonies
                                                                                       The Launch at Hingham Shipyard—Space Rental
                                                                                       Jess Horton Design—Graphic Design—Posters/invitations
40th anniversary campaign champions:                                                   Sawyer Design Associates—Graphic Design—Programs
Joseph, Lucia, and Addy Press/Press Family Foundation                                  Jackson Wetherbee Band—Entertainment
Randolph Savings Bank                                                                  (Jackson	Wetherbee	Lead	Vocals	and	Acoustic	Guitar;	Chris	Santos—Drums	
AvalonBay Communities                                                                  Dan Fowler—Bass—Backing vocals; George Smith—Piano & Organ
A.W. Perry                                                                             Dave	Malekpour—Lead	Guitar—Backing	Vocals;	Jonathan	Berman—Saxophone)
Gwen Tarbox & Garth Hoffman                                                            Professional Audio Design, inc.—Lighting and Sound Engineering
Lennar Corporation/ Hewitts Landing                                                    Fire Hazard—Entertainment
Rockland Trust Company                                                                 Snapshots by Susan / Susan Hagstrom—Event Photography
S Bank                                                                                 itza Party—Balloons
South Coastal Bank                                                                     GateHouse Media nE—Patriot’s Luxury Box Tickets
                                                                                       Mascarelli Wine’s & Pure Chocolate—Raffle items

supporters:

Adam & Athena Brodsky                                                                  event volunteers:

EMD Serono                                                                             Spirit of State Street
                                                                                       State Street Global Outreach
                                                                                       RockCorp




                                       Connect...                                      where water meets sky.
                                        We are proud to support
                                                         Stars
                                   “40 Under 40 Awards and 40th Anniversary”

                                          Thank you for your dedication
                                           to the children and families
                                               of the South Shore!




                                             (781) 337-3000 ● (800) 660-7800



                                                  Braintree  East Bridgewater
                                                  Norwell  Pembroke  Quincy
                                                    Stoughton  Weymouth

                                    Member FDIC
                                    Member DIF




                                    The Lynch Foundation is proud to support Stars 40
                                    years of commitment and service to the families of
                                    the South Shore.



                                    We want to recognize a star recipient
                                    our Executive Director, Katie Everett.

S-Bank congratulates the
recipients of the Stars Under 40
Awards.


Wishing you all a great evening!
                                   “it is when you give of yourself
                                    that you truly give.”
                                                                             —Kahlil Gibran
 40 promising young leaders.
Countless reasons to celebrate.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is proud
    to support the Stars 40 under 40 Awards.




 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association




                                                                                                                    We are happy to support Stars and
                                                                                                                    their valuable contributions to South
                                                                                                                    Shore familes. How can we help you?
ouR mISSIon StAtEmEnt:
Stars provides comprehensive early education and youth programs, using a family
support approach, that enhance the development of children from economically
and culturally diverse families through collaboration with parents, schools and
communities.


2010/2011 boARd of dIREctoRS
president                 Maddy Pope
vice president            David Sawyer
treasurer                 Tom Harris
sectretary                Julie Fallon
at large                  Paul Fernandes
                          nereyda Garcia
                          Donna Gorman
                          Bruce Haas
past president            Michelle Carson


board members             Clare Boretti
                          Steven H. Briggs
                          Ana Cordero
                          Sharon Fernandes
                          Jayne Gildea
                          Kevin R. Joyce
                          Paul J. Meoni
                          Ed Reszenski
                          Rosemary Wahlberg


executive director        Sheri Adlin




Stars: Excellence in Education, Enrichment & Family Support
Administrative Offices:
200 Middle Street
Weymouth, MA 02189
(781) 331 – 8505
www.southshorestars.org

								
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