Join us on November 8th for the Ten Outstanding Young Leaders Awards!
Sarah Bagley, MD, Medical Director, CATALYST Clinic, Boston Medical Center
Dr. Sarah Bagley is the founder and Medical Director of CATALYST Clinic, a new clinical program at Boston Medical Center providing integrated substance use care and primary care for patients less than 25 years old. She has funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to conduct research about engagement in treatment and overdose prevention of young adults after nonfatal opioid overdose. In addition to her leadership at CATALYST, Dr. Bagley is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine, and an Attending Physician in General Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center. She attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then completed a Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Brown University and an Addiction Medicine Fellowship at Boston University School of Medicine.
Natalya Bailey, Founder & CEO, Accion Systems
Natalya Bailey is the CEO and a co-founder of Accion Systems, a company providing in-space propulsion for satellites and spacecraft. An Oregon native, Natalya moved to Cambridge to complete her doctorate in space propulsion at MIT where she helped invent the first working prototype of an ion engine technology for small satellites, which would become the first product at Accion. Prior to MIT, she invented a new chemical rocket technology that she turned into a space startup. During graduate school, Natalya was a National Science Foundation Fellow and a NASA Ambassador to the U.S. at the International Aeronautical Congress. In her free time, she works with the group YouthCITIES to show kids you can work on changing the world and having fun at the same time in STEM fields.
Scott Bailey, Executive Director, North America, MassChallenge
Scott Bailey is executive director for MassChallenge, overseeing all activity in North America including new program development and geographic expansion. In addition, Scott has launched MADE@ and PULSE@, two exciting initiatives focusing on rapid prototyping and digital health. Scott has served as a key member of the MassChallenge team since its early days in 2010. Previously, he held the position of Senior Director of Partnerships at MassChallenge and helped secure over $14M in commitments. In addition, Scott has worked closely with MassChallenge founders to cultivate a vast network of supporters who evangelize our organization and most importantly the startups it supports. He has a seat on the board of directors at the University of Vermont and countless other organizations dedicated to entrepreneurial impact and learning. Scott has a BS in Entrepreneurship from the University of Vermont.
Skye Canuto, Police Officer, Boston Police Department
Officer Canuto is an 11 year veteran of the Boston Police Department. During this time Skye has worked in District C-11 (Dorchester), the Youth Violence Strike Force (Gang Unit), and presently in the School Police Unit. During her time in C-11 she was a member of the Bowdoin Street Safe Street Team – a program that received national recognition as a best practice in community policing. Officer Canuto is one of the founding members of “Women in Blue” – a group of female BPD officers working to engage and empower young women to believe in themselves and reach their potential; as well as serving as a networking and support network for female officers. A lifelong Boston resident and longtime member of the Twelfth Baptist Church in Roxbury, Skye enjoys working in the community and engaging young people.
Stephen Hall, Senior Associate, Holland & Knight LLP
Stephen Hall is a Boston litigation attorney and a member of Holland & Knight’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice, representing clients in matters involving complex commercial litigation, insurance coverage, regulatory compliance and copyright infringements, among other matters. Additionally, he devotes his time to pro bono affairs, including assisting the Innocence Project with criminal appeals involving factual innocence and handling a range of cases from the Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association. Stephen also serves on the Hiring Committee and Diversity Committee for Holland & Knight's Boston office. He is the immediate past president of the Massachustets Black Lawyers Association, and a trustee for the Boston Bar Foundation. Stephen received his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School and his B.S. from Southeast Missouri State University.
Asma Khalid, Reporter, WBUR
Asma Khalid is a lead reporter for BostonomiX, a new WBUR team covering the people, startups and companies driving the innovation economy. She was drawn to tech reporting after two years on the presidential campaign trail - where she consistently saw the effect technology has on policy and politics. She's particularly interested in stories around automation and the future of work. Asma covered the 2016 presidential campaign for NPR – focusing on the intersection of demographics and politics. She attended rallies for nearly every presidential candidate on both sides of the aisle and crisscrossed the country to hear from voters in key battleground counties. She was also a founding member of the NPR politics pod squad. Prior the presidential election, Asma reported on a range of stories — including the Boston Marathon bombings and the trial of James "Whitey" Bulger.
TJ Parker, co-Founder & CEO, PillPack
TJ is co-founder & CEO of PillPack, a full-service pharmacy that sorts medication by dose and delivers to customers’ doors. TJ is a second generation pharmacist and holds a Doctor of Pharmacy from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. He was named one of Forbes' '30 Under 30' in Healthcare in 2015 and one of Inc. Magazine’s "Most Dynamic Young CEOs in America" in 2016.
Lauren Gill Pimpare, Founder & President, Tomorrow’s Women TODAY & The Boston Women’s Leadership Council
Lauren Gill Pimpare founded Tomorrow’s Women TODAY in 2009. Tomorrow’s Women TODAY is primarily an invite-only organization comprised of approximately 100 emerging women who have been identified by leaders in the community. Lauren is responsible for the organizations’ strategic planning, event planning, outreach and communications. Recently, Lauren has launched a second not-for-profit focused on Executive female leaders called, The Boston Women’s Leadership Council. Previously, Lauren worked as a healthcare professional for over thirteen years. Lauren is active on the Board for the Boston/Manchester March of Dimes, the Department of Public Health’s Pediatric Palliative Care Family Advisory Council, and a Boston Children’s Hospital Virtual Advisor.
Sean Stellato, CEO & Founder, SES Sports
Sean Stellato is CEO & Founder of Stellato Enhanced Sports and an NPLPA certified sports agent. He is a former Division one athlete for Marist College where he played football and basketball. He went on to play football/basketball at Marist College, a Division 1 dual athlete, and excel in the classroom. Sean has negotiated multi-million dollar player contracts for a host of NFL stars including Kyle Arrington, Nate Ebner and Ryan Allen, of the New England Patriots. He has also negotiated endorsement deals with Nike, Adidas, NBC Sports, Breitling and many other top brands. Sean is also the author of the award-winning book No Backing Down: The Inspirational Story of the 1994 Salem High Football Team. In his free time he likes to support Lifebridge Homeless Shelter, Boston Shriners Children’s Hospital, and visit local schools to inspire children.
David Sweeney, Chief of Staff, City of Boston
David Sweeney is Chief of Staff to the City of Boston. In this capacity, he advises Mayor Martin J. Walsh on key issues and helps him execute his vision for the City and its 18,000 employees. Before this role, Dave was the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Collector-Treasurer of the City of Boston. He was responsible for all aspects of financial management for the City, overseeing human and financial resources, including Human Resources, Labor Relations, Treasury, Assessing, Auditing, Budget, Purchasing, and the Boston Retirement Board. Before working for the City, Dave served as CFO and Assistant Executive Director of the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission. He also worked for the Massachusetts House of Representatives and in various budgeting roles, including Chief Fiscal Policy Advisor to the Speaker of the House and Budget Director for the House Committee on Ways and Means. Dave is a graduate of Providence College.