Congratulations to the 2018-19 Leadership Academy Graduates

Thursday, June 20, 2019
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The Massachusetts Bar Association hosted a graduation ceremony for its 2018-19 Leadership Academy Class on June 17 at the John Adams Courthouse.

The 26 graduating Leadership Academy fellows were selected to participate in the program because of their demonstrated commitment to community and bar involvement. Throughout the year, the fellows gained insights from successful leaders in the legal and business communities, judges, and elected officials through programming focused on how to become compassionate, open-minded and thoughtful leaders. They also participated in training sessions on public speaking and how to run a meeting.

"You are still emerging as leaders," said Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants, who keynoted the ceremony. "I am looking forward to seeing what you are doing as dreamers, thinkers, lovers and warriors."

The 2018-19 graduating fellows included:

  • Jeffrey Adams
  • Nathaniel Beaudoin
  • Sabrina Bonanno
  • Shirley Xiao Li Cantin
  • Mary Costello
  • Maria Davis
  • Amanda DiMatteo
  • Charlotte Drew
  • Kathleen Federico
  • Julianne Fitzpatrick
  • Matthew Fleischner
  • Daniel Goodrich
  • Katharine Anne Johnston
  • Lisa Lana
  • Michael Meagher
  • Cara O’Donnell
  • Julia Ong
  • Nicole Paquin
  • Mario Paredes
  • Sheriece Perry
  • Sanjiv Reejhsinghani
  • Camala Richardson
  • Vineesha Sow
  • Claire Valentin
  • Charu Verma
  • Joblin Younger

The MBA's Leadership Academy, co-chaired by MBA Past President Jeffrey N. Catalano and MBA President Christopher A. Kenney, is ideally suited for individuals who want to give back to society in important ways, such as becoming members of a board of directors or creating new pro bono programs. The deadline to apply to the 2019-20 class is July 26. Click here to learn more.