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Heather McMann / 2010 Top 40 Under 40

Age 37 Place of Birth Salem, NH Where you live Haverhill, MA First Job Gas Dock Attendant, Fay's Boat Yard, Lake Winnipesaukee What it taught me No matter how uncomfortable or difficult the task, try to have fun and maintain a good attitude! Status Married Family Kevin McCarthy (spouse) and two rescued dogs, Domino & Taxi. Three things people would be surprised to know about me 1. I spent my junior year abroad at University College, Galway. 2. I'm a vegetarian. 3. I love heavy metal music. Best advice you could give someone starting out Networking and giving goes both ways. Never be afraid to ask and always be willing to do what you can.

Heather McMann is Executive Director of Groundwork Lawrence (GWL), a non-profit which has been improving the environment and health of Lawrence, Massachusetts since 2001. GWL makes environmental and open space improvements and offers healthy food programming, youth initiatives, and community education and events. GWL is an affiliate of GroundworkUSA. Prior to GWL, McMann worked as an independent consultant preparing nonprofits for growth. With over 15 years experience in the nonprofit sector, much of her experience has focused on creating our communities' next generation of environmental and social justice leaders. McMann is currently an MBA Candidate at The Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University and she received her B.A. from Smith College. In addition, McMann is a Board Member for the Lawrence History Center and she and her husband foster dogs for the MSPCA at Nevins Farm. A resident of Haverhill, McMann serves on the city's Brownfields Steering Commission.

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