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Our Mission

Leaders in Lowell aims to connect those in the Lowell and greater Lowell community with inspirational leaders with the intention that our audience will be inspired to become more involved, engaged, and informed in their community and on issues that affect them.


Through this series we aim to:

  1. Educate members of our community on pressing issues.

  2. Inspire a new generation of leaders.

3. Connect the Greater Lowell Community with leaders, information, and each other

Our Team


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Bridget Provost

Co Founder

Daniel Russell

Co Founder

Bridget and Daniel founded Leaders in Lowell in 2017 when they were freshmen at Lowell Catholic High School, in Lowell, MA. In the Fall of 2020, Daniel will be attending the George Washington University and Bridget will be attending Smith College.

Advisory Team

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Jennifer Aradhya

Vice President for Marketing & Programs, Greater Lowell Community Foundation

Jennifer Aradhya is currently the Vice President for Marketing & Programs, Greater Lowell Community Foundation​. In the past she has worked with Middlesex Community College as the Dean of Marketing Communications.

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Rebecca Duda

Coordinator, Lowell Public Schools

Rebecca Duda is currently a Coordinator at Lowell Public Schools. In the past she was a history teacher at Dracut Public Schools. She has received numerous awards for her teaching and community outreach including the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award for Outstanding Middle School Social Studies Teacher. She has also written 3 books focused on the history of Drauct.

Jay Linnehan

Executive Director, Greater Lowell Community Foundation

Jay Linnehan is currently the Executive Director of the Greater Lowell Community Foundation. Before joining the foundation in 2016, Mr. Linnehan was the Executive Vice President and CFO of Middlesex Community College for over 20 years.

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Kevin Willett

Adjunct Faculty, Manning School of Business at UMass Lowell & CEO, New England B2B Networking Group

Kevin Willett is currently an adjunct member of faculty at the Manning School of Business at UMass Lowell. He is also the CEO of local networking group, New England B2B. He is also the host of popular Dracut Access television show "Business as Usual". 


Lessons in Leadership with Rena Finder

Sarah Svay

Volunteer Coordinator

Sarah Svay is a high school senior at Lowell Catholic High School. Since 2019, she serves as Leaders in Lowell's Volunteer Coordinator, organizing and managing volunteers at our events.  

“I am so very proud of the young people who organized this evening tonight because that's what the future is, the future now is in the hands, in the brains of the younger generation of people, children, your grandchildren, your great-grandchildren, and those yet to come. They will be the ones that will change the world, they will be the ones who will stand up and do something.”

Rena Finder with Leaders in Lowell - June 26, 2019

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