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New Member Spotlight: Elaine Zecher

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Elaine became Senior Rabbi of Temple Israel of Boston in 2016 and is the first female rabbi in the history of Temple Israel. She has touched the lives of Temple Israel’s congregants – from the very youngest to their most senior members in many significant and meaningful ways and has been instrumental in adding to the spiritual richness of the congregation.

New Member Spotlight: Pramila Yadav

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Pramila is one of Boston’s leading Obstetrical and Gynecology physicians, a clinical faculty member at Harvard’s Medical school, an investor and advisor in Boston’s growing medical and technology start up community, and a committed public policy advocate. Pramila started her own practice in Brookline in 2004, while actively teaching on the faculty of Harvard Medical School/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She focuses on high risk and multiple pregnancies, as well as minimally invasive gynecological surgery, and abnormal pap smear management.

New Member Spotlight: Eileen Sivolella

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Eileen serves as chief financial officer at Advent International, a leading private equity firm that seeks to invest in well-positioned companies and partner with management teams to create value through sustained revenue and earnings growth. She brought vast experience in private equity to this role, previously working as CFO of Bain Capital and as a partner at Deloitte.

New Member Spotlight: Carolyn Sidor

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Carolyn Sidor is the Managing Principal of Cushman & Wakefield’s New England offices. She oversees all lines of business and leads a team of more than 180 professionals in Boston, Hartford, CT and Manchester, NH who develop creative and holistic real estate solutions for the firm’s investor and occupier clients across the region.

New Member Spotlight: Wendy Sherman

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Wendy is a professor of the practice of public leadership and director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School, where she prepares students to exercise leadership in a world that faces an array of social, political, and economic challenges. As former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, she led the U.S. negotiating team and was a central player in concluding the Iran nuclear agreement, for which, among other diplomatic accomplishments, she was awarded the National Security Medal by President Barack Obama.

New Membership Spotlight: Audrey Shelto

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As a proven leader with 30 years of achievement in improving the delivery of health care and human services, particularly for low-income and vulnerable populations, Audrey assumed leadership of the Blue Cross Blue Shields Foundation in 2013. She leads the Foundation’s strategic agenda to broaden health coverage and reduce barriers to care through grants, research, and policy initiatives.

New Member Spotlight: Honorable Patti Saris

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Patti broke barriers by becoming the first woman to be named chief judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts in 2013. In her years as chief, she has deftly tackled cases at the far reaches of technological innovation, intellectual property, and emerging science and, more recently, immigration and deportation cases.

New Member Spotlight: Yves Salomon-Fernandez

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As President of Greenfield Community College, Yves is a staunch advocate for reinventing higher education in the age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. She has been recognized as a thought leader, writing and speaking on issues related to rural innovation, workforce development, and women’s leadership.

New Member Spotlight: Andrea Rosen

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Andrea manages brand and marketing at Puma, as the Head of Business Affairs and Marketing and Deputy General Counsel. This includes all of Puma’s influencer relationships with celebrities like Jay Z, where Andrea has brought insight for her twelve years with the company.

New Member Spotlight: Valerie Roberson

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During her five years as president at Roxbury Community College, Valerie has fostered an environment of opportunity for access to a college education consistent with students’ interests and aptitudes and helped reduce economic, social, psychological and academic barriers to educational opportunity. She has championed environmentally friendly renovations and developed new programs in emerging fields.