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Young Professionals Committee

The Young Professionals Committee is a volunteer group of passionate and philanthropic professionals under the age of 40, most of whom live and work in Boston, but all of whom are dedicated to supporting the mission and vision of the Genesis Foundation for Children.

Become a Member

The Young Professionals Committee serves as a responsible social and fundraising entity, with it’s dedicated members raising awareness and funds for the organization as active ambassadors. Since the committee’s inception in 2017, they have raised nearly $50,000 for the Foundation through semi-annual fundraising events, peer-to-peer campaigns, and social and corporate networking.

Young Professionals Events

Twice a year, the Committee hosts fun networking events at local Boston hot spots to help raise funds for The Genesis Foundation for Children, as well as increase brand awareness of the organization to the under-40 age group in and around the city. Previous events have been at venues such as KINGS in Back Bay, Cisco Brewers in the Seaport, and the Coppersmith roof deck in Southie.

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 seldom interact with Genesis Foundation Board members.


Meet the Executive Committee Members

Delaney Busch

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

“I became interested in The Genesis Foundation following the loss of my daughter, as a result of medical complications two days after she was born. While in the hospital, my husband and I spoke with doctors, neurologists, and nurses about her chances of having physical and intellectual challenges and what that would mean for her and our family. When I discovered TGF, I knew I wanted to support an organization that provides opportunities and advocacy for children born with complex medical conditions, in addition to vital support for their families.”

Cecilia Dolan

Senior Compliance Analyst
Access Advance LLC

“As someone whose sibling lives with a rare genetic disorder, I grew up witnessing the myriad ways the world has failed children in the disabled community. The privilege to connect families in similar positions with not only medical support but access to a diverse set of resources that allows these kids to truly thrive is something I hold close to my heart. There is no greater mission than The Genesis Foundation’s devotion to providing comprehensive care to underserved children.”

Matt Downing

Mortgage Originator
Hometown Mortgage

“I joined the Young Professional Committee to continue my goal of giving back to the community. It’s truly special to join forces with likeminded individuals all striving towards the same goal of supporting the Genesis Foundation & advancing their mission!”

Brennan Foley

Loan Officer
Blue Water Mortgage

“My introduction to the Genesis Foundation was through a colleague and friend of mine. He showed me the philanthropic work being done through the Young Professionals Committee, and asked me to join in as he knew about my desire to be more involved within the community. The committee is an excellent opportunity to work with a group of people that share the passion of supporting others and making a difference in the lives of the people we assist. I feel humbled to join such a strong group, and look forward to the work we will do together.”

Rob Glass

Committee Chair Emeritus

“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

“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!”

Korey Kajko

Associate Attorney
Kajko, Weisman & Colasanti, LLP

“The Genesis Foundation’s core mission is vital: it provides crucial services to young children facing unimaginable hardship. Being part of a team that advances the mission of the Genesis Foundation—and, in turn, providing brighter, healthier futures for those it serves—is an exceptionally rewarding and humbling opportunity.”

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!”

Tim Loehr

Director, Eastern US
PenChecks Trust

“I’ve always loved children and now that I have two of my own that love has multiplied. I have a special place in my heart for kids with genetic disorders and I feel that becoming involved with the Foundation’s Young Professionals Executive Committee is a great way to do my part in supporting these children through such a fine organization. I look forward to being part of making a difference in their lives.”

Taylor Miller

Regional Account Manager

“The Genesis Foundation’s mission is one that is very personal to me. My decision to join the Young Professionals Committee was a quick and easy one, for I firmly value all that they strive to do. I feel so fortunate to have the opportunity to be a part of something so significant, and I look forward to contributing in any way that I can, to better the difficult situations these individuals and families face every day.”

Katie Nolan

Life Sciences Consultant

“I was first exposed to the Genesis Foundation a few years ago by a friend who felt the organization aligned with my passion for advancing healthcare. I was lucky enough to attend events and hear the stories of patients and caregivers which drove my desire to get involved. I am excited for the opportunity to not only support companies developing treatments for rare diseases in my career, but also work with an organization that provides much-needed support for these patients.”

Kat Norton

Internal Sales Consultant
John Hancock Retirement

“After attending just one event that the Young Professional Committee through The Genesis Foundation hosted, I was immediately drawn in to the community and mission. I knew after the first event that I wanted to be involved. I joined this committee not just to be surrounded by driven and dedicated individuals, but to be able to give back to the community. The Genesis Foundation is truly a special foundation that continues to grow and I love being a part of an organization that has such an impact on the lives of children and their families.”

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.”

Cara Parsons

Internal Sales Consultant
John Hancock Retirement

“Getting into the financial services industry introduced to me to incredible people around Boston who I was able to connect with over our shared interests and willingness to do more for our community.  I’m honored to be involved with the YP Committee and the Genesis Foundation.  Even as an attendee at first, I knew this is a special organization – hard-working, compassionate individuals who do what it takes to help others with an incredible foundation behind it all.  The impacts that are made and felt here are life-changing.”

Declan Shreenan

Financial Advisor
Northwestern Mutual

“I believe it is the duty of any budding young professional to have philanthropic involvement in their surrounding community, especially a community as tight knit as the one we have here in New England. I think there’s a lot of symmetry in the values that we, as New Englanders, grow up on. I felt that getting involved with The Genesis Foundation was a perfect fit because of it’s roots here in Boston, and the undeniably special cause it aims to bring light & resources to.”

Mitch Sirota

Financial Consultant
Fidelity Investments

“I joined the Young Professional Committee in hopes of meeting other driven and charitable individuals around my age. Additionally, partnering with the Genesis Foundation gives me the ability to extend my hand to those in need. I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to give back to the children and their families.”

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
Vice Chair Emeritus

“The Genesis Foundation employs 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.”

James Swigget

Account Executive
Aidentified, LLC

“A friend and colleague introduced me to The Genesis Foundation, and as they spoke about the positive impact it had on patients and their families, I was inspired to become involved. As a young professional, I’m excited for the opportunity to raise awareness for such a worthy cause and be a part of the Committee and Genesis Foundation family.”

Committee Chair: Jonathan Spillane
Vice Chair: Tim Loehr
Membership Chair: Declan Shreenan