An organization as special as the Young Leaders Council of Fenway Health (YLC) needs truly exceptional leadership – and our Co-Chairs go above and beyond to meet that need. Jonathan Litt and Becky Sniderman are the current Co-Chairs of the YLC. From planning fabulous community events to recruiting new members and heading the Steering Committee, Becky and Jonathan lead the YLC with passion, dedication, and commitment to the mission of Fenway Health. We’re excited to introduce you to these two inspirational young leaders!
Jonathan Litt is a Neonatologist and Perinatal Epidemiologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and an Instructor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. His research focus is on the long-term neurocognitive and functional outcomes of very low birth weight infants and the evaluation of interventional programs supporting the development of high-risk infants after hospital discharge. He is particularly interested in understanding, and reducing, regional and social disparities in health services access and utilization among populations of children with special health care needs.
Jonathan is the author of numerous peer-reviewed publications and has presented his work at regional and national research meetings. Jonathan currently serves as the Chair of the Child Health Research Interest Group Advisory Board for AcademyHealth, the leading professional society for health services researchers in the country.
As co-captain of Team TLC, the Young Leaders Council’s team for Harbor to the Bay, Jonathan has led the team in riding the 125 miles from Boston to Provincetown for four seasons, raising nearly $100,000 on behalf of Fenway Health along the way. He is a passionate in his advocacy for redressing the health disparities in the LGBT community through direct service, education, research, and policy change and is an ardent supporter of the leadership of Fenway Health in these arenas.
Becky Sniderman is Executive Assistant to the Office of the President for Facing History and Ourselves, an international, educational non-profit. A longtime Brookline resident, Becky’s favorite local spot to relax and socialize is the Barcelona Restaurant & Wine Bar.
When asked to describe Fenway’s YLC in six words, Becky replied: “Passionate young professionals united by cause.” She encourages community members to get involved with the YLC, make connections, and support the work of Fenway Health.
“For a minimum of only $25 a month (think of it as a few coffees from Starbucks) you can become part of a truly amazing community of people devoted to the work of Fenway Health. With such a variety of event offerings, there is something for everyone!” Becky said. “Our gatherings range from social outings to educational opportunities, such as the National Coming Out Day or Transgender Awareness Month annual events. Being a part of the YLC allows you to give back to an organization that truly makes a difference for the LGBTQ community while also forming deep and lasting friendships. I’m so happy I joined the YLC and hope you will become a member with me!”
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