Five Salve Regina alumni listed on latest 40 Under Forty list from PBN
Salve Regina recently found out the news that five alumni have been named to the Providence Business News (PBN) 40 Under Forty list of honorees for 2022. This is the largest representation of Salve Regina alumni in a single year, and it recognizes the impact that Salve Regina alumni are having on the state of Rhode Island.
The Salve Regina alumni who made it on the 40 Under Forty for 2022 are listed below:
- Amy Grzybowski ’05, ’06 (M), assistant commissioner of workforce at the R.I. Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner.
- Theresa Jenner ’05, vice president of care coordination at Lifespan Corp.
- Allendre McGovern-Siembab ’19 (M), lead director of commercial strategic programs virtual care at CVS Health Corp.
- Julie Moura ’09 (MBA), senior director of human resources at Hasbro Inc.
- Sherri Sprague ’16, ’18 (M), associate chief nursing officer at Kent County Memorial Hospital.
According to Providence Business News, winners were selected based on both their career success and involvement within their communities. Among the winners chosen for the 2022 program were those who work in the nonprofit, education, pharmaceutical, architecture, retail, construction, manufacturing, finance, government, entertainment and health care sectors.
“Our 40 under Forty honorees are the new and emerging leaders in our communities,” said Mike Mello, editor of PBN. “As we emerge from the pandemic, the experience and confidence they’ve gained will help them lead their organizations and communities to new heights.”
The honorees were recognized at a special ceremony this summer, and they were also each featured in length in Providence Business News.
“I am honored to be part of such an incredible group of leaders in the community,” said Theresa Jenner, vice president of care coordination at Lifespan Corp. “Working in healthcare, the COVID-19 pandemic has really changed the way that we operate. It’s been a privilege to work with some of the best and the brightest to achieve positive outcomes for the patients and families we serve.”
Jenner believes that Salve Regina’s social work program was rigorous and that the professors all helped her learn good habits in the classroom that translated into her current career.
“The value of team work, curiosity and a thirst for learning have served me well in my career,” she said. “I am always interested in learning more and discovering what other social workers are doing to improve their practice.”
Amy Grzybowski, assistant commissioner of workforce at the Rhode Island Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner, also expressed her excitement at receiving this award and the value of a Salve Regina education.
“This award presented an opportunity to learn about the meaningful accomplishments of Salve Regina alumni in the community and reflect on how the outstanding education we received at Salve Regina positioned us well for success — not only for the start of our careers but for the duration,” Grzybowski said. “At the Rhode Island Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner, we advocate for this type of life-enhancing, life-changing education to all who seek it, and I’m so happy that in my professional work I’m able to help others achieve their educational dreams.”