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Young Professionals Executive Committee

The Young Professionals Executive Committee is a volunteer group of successful, socially-conscious, and motivated professionals under the age of 40 in the Greater Boston area.

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Created in 2017, The Young Professionals Executive Committee brings together professionals who are committed to supporting the mission of The Genesis Foundation for Children. The Committee serves as a responsible social and fundraising entity. The members are organization ambassadors and gain awareness and funding for through corporate and social networking, and volunteerism.

Young Professionals Events

Throughout the year, the Committee hosts events in the Boston area to help raise funds for The Genesis Foundation for Children, as well as increase awareness of the organization to the under-40 age group in and around the city of Boston.

Members of the Young Professionals Executive Committee also volunteer at our fundraising and patient engagement events, receive exclusive invitations and discounts for Genesis Foundation events, and interact with Genesis Foundation Board members.

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Meet the Executive Committee Members

William Fellows

Enterprise Development
Atlassian

“I am thrilled to join the Young Professionals Executive Committee and proud to support the mission of The Genesis Foundation. As a new member of the YPEC, I’m looking forward to furthering this mission by engaging a wider audience and promoting awareness and funding for the foundation.”

Rob Glass

Key Account Manager
Putnam Investments

“I am passionate about helping children with physical, intellectual, and genetic disorders reach their full potential through fundraising and awareness. As a founding member and current Chair of the Young Professionals Executive Committee, I am committed to continuing the legacy of Dr. Murray Feingold and the many volunteers that brought The Genesis Foundation to where it is today.”

Chris Holtsnider

Software Engineer
DellEMC

“I joined The Genesis Foundation with the intention of giving back and assisting those who can’t assist themselves. We’re lucky to be able to be in a position to contribute and I look forward to the future of what we can accomplish!”

Sam Josiah Onyango

Financial Advisor
Ameriprise Financial Services

“I chose to join the Young Professionals Committee of The Genesis Foundation to be able to give back to the wonderful community around me and to meet other like-minded young professionals with a passion for service and the drive to make a difference in the lives of the children and their families.”

Caroline Laurendeau

Development Associate, Special Events
Massachusetts General Hospital

“I decided to join the Young Professionals Committee to further develop my love and passion for philanthropic work. I found this committee to be a great opportunity to work with other people around my age who come from all different backgrounds, but all share a common desire to make a difference and support the mission of the Genesis Foundation for Children.”

Zach Liebnick

Associate Attorney
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

“I was drawn to The Genesis Foundation because of its mission to help children achieve their full potential. The opportunity to make a real difference in the life of a child and their family is special and one that I’m excited about being involved with!”

Tess Montague

Senior Client Service Specialist
Charles Schwab Investment Advisory

“I got involved with The Genesis Foundation shortly after attending my first Young Professionals Summer Event. My favorite part of being on the YP Committee is being able to meet the children and their parents. It is truly amazing to see the direct impact The Genesis Foundation has on their lives!”

Jake Morse

Sales Executive
ClearCompany

“I’m thrilled to join the Young Professionals Committee! This is a great platform for getting involved, helping the community, and being able to be a part of something that makes a difference by spreading awareness and raising funds for The Genesis Foundation.”

Chris Murphy

Partner/Operations Manager
Men in Kilts

“I had volunteered and attended a number of Genesis Foundation events over the course of the past few years. When the opportunity came along to get more involved, it was an easy choice for me. Everyone at The Genesis Foundation for Children lives and breathes the mission. I have never met a more caring group of people and I am honored to be apart of the Young Professionals Leadership Group.”

Heather Petty

Associate
Xontogeny

“I’ve had a long-standing passion for helping patients and making a difference in the medical community. Through my career in biotech, work in patient advocacy with pediatric rare diseases, and personal experiences with the healthcare system, I’ve seen the need for services and the coordinated care model that The Genesis Foundation provides to dovetail with the innovation occurring in the biotech industry. I’m thrilled to join the Young Professionals Executive Committee to further The Genesis Foundation’s mission to help children with genetic and/or rare diseases and disabilities live a fulfilled life.”

Sarah Piantedosi

Customer Success Director
Decibel Insight

“The YP Committee allows me to get involved, share ideas, learn from others, and make a difference. I am lucky to be a part of the group!”

Hector Sanchez

“From personal experience, I understand the difficulties family and patients with rare and genetic diseases experience. I joined Genesis because I want to help raise awareness and funds to help deliver coordinated care to patients and Genesis is a great platform to do so. Also, the team that the foundation has built is full of wonderful, dedicated people so it’s a privilege working together to help others.”

Chris Speer

Internal Investment Specialist
Putnam Investments

“I joined this committee after hearing the story and tribulations of one of the Feingold Center’s patients and hearing how tremendous The Genesis Foundation has been towards her family. I look forward to joining this cause and continuing to support the amazing work being done by this organization!”

Jonathan Spillane

Affordable Housing Developer
City of Boston

“The Genesis Foundation is more than an organization, it is an opportunity. An opportunity to engage in meaningful work, an opportunity to meet amazing people, and an opportunity to grow yourself as a person. My time on The Genesis Foundation has afforded these opportunities and without hesitation, I encourage all those interested in joining us. For you can never do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.”

Alex Stulac

Marketing Consultant

“The Genesis Foundation employes a unique approach. Whether you’re a patient, board member or volunteer, or an attendee at an event, you’re considered family. This Foundation has grown and continues to accelerate its growth through the construction of an embracive and loving environment for anyone who crosses its path. I look forward to the development of our Young Professional networking events into a well-recognized series that not only benefits The Genesis Foundation brand but all young professionals in the Boston area as well.”

Jess Tessler

Real Estate Specialist
Vinfen

“The Genesis Foundation’s mission is one that I have become very connected to. It’s very rewarding to help out at events and fundraise towards helping families get access to the care they need and find the answers they have been searching for. I found myself volunteering at almost every event after my first, and now am proud to be on the Young Professionals Committee with a group of talented people that are just as passionate about the Foundation’s mission.”


Committee Chair: Rob Glass
Vice Chair: Alex Stulac
Membership Chair: Jonathan Spillane
Board Liaison: Amee Desjourdy

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