North of Boston Business magazine recently announced their 40 Under 40 in their latest issue. And weren’t we just thrilled when we recognized three friendly faces on the list!
Congratulations to our Colleagues Hiedi Keefer, Kaitlin MacDonald, and Renee Ghembaza who were named to the list of “youngbloods” and change makers. Read all three of their profiles from the magazine here. And get to know Kaitlin a little more in our 40 Under 40 feature below.
Kaitlin is a Program Director for Day Services and one of our most caring and kind-hearted Colleagues! Read her profile and her exclusive interview with us below!
How does it feel to be named to the 40 Under 40? Thrilling! It has been a great honor to know the work we are doing is making a difference for the people we work with.
What has the response been like? Moving. So many people have reached out to say congratulations. I went into my landlord’s office this month to pay my rent and he was reading about me in the magazine as I walked in! It is very touching to have so many people reach out and congratulate me.
What is one thing you’d like readers to know that wasn’t covered in your profile? I am an avid reader. I enjoy a variety of different types of novels and if you ever need a recommendation I am your girl.
What stood out to you in your fellow 40 Under 40 Colleagues’ profiles? I enjoyed hearing that Renee considers her Colleagues her most treasured thing in the work place. I full-heartedly agree that without our fellow Colleagues we would lack the support that we need to reach our goals. I also know if Hiedi ever went on a stand-up comedy tour I would be first in line for tickets. She has a great sense of humor and always has a smile on her face.
What was your favorite part of your profile? My best mentor. I truly know without my parents I would not be where I am today. They are my rock to stand on and I always know they are there to support me.
What is your favorite part of your job? The Guests. No matter how hard a day can seem all it takes is one of the Guests coming into my office to make me smile. I have never met people more genuine and true to themselves than the men and women I work for each day.
What is your advice for others? Just do your best. It is all you can do, and as long as you are true to that fact you will succeed at what ever you put your mind to.