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Meet the class of 2021

2021 40 Under 40 Honorees

2021 40 Under 40 Honoree: Cue Perry

“Racial tension had been at a crazy high. I wanted to do my part and came up with an ice cream flavor with proceeds given back to a nonprofit.”

2021 40 Under 40 Honoree: Ray Nell Jones

“When you’re passionate about [a nonprofit] and you show people you’re passionate about it, you’ve had that experience, things can happen more quickly than you can expect.”

2021 40 Under 40 Honoree: Summer Lee

“This is a very, very urgent moment ...  Helping people to identify their place in this system, and their power in this system, is what we need right now.”

2021 40 Under 40 Honoree: Dr. Utibe Essien

“I think more attention has been paid to some of those disparities because of the pandemic, and I think it’ll really benefit our community as we pay more attention to it.”

2021 40 Under 40 Honoree: Danielle Filip

“I think it’s wonderful that I’m able to accommodate a larger group of the population. My work now is focused on ensuring that there are standards in place.”

2021 40 Under 40 Honoree: Dr. Taylor Abel

“Forty percent of children have epilepsy that doesn’t respond to medications. And all of those should be considered for the highest level of care and potential surgery.”

2021 40 Under 40 Honoree: Leighann Bacher

“I was seeing all these nurses and doctors on the front lines and I kind of felt helpless, 'What can little me do?’ And looking back, this was kind of my [way] to contribute.”

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