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The Boston YGL Chapter was started in May 2007 by three individuals from the General Accountability Office (Nick Alexander, Alexandra Dew, and Leigh Ann Nally). The first event had approximately 25 individuals and the chapter has grown to approximately 300 individuals.

The current Board Members are:

Jess Foley, Co-President and Social Co-Chair
Jess is originally from Syracuse, NY. She did her undergraduate work at St. Bonaventure University and graduate work at Cornell University. She started working for the Government at the National Labor Relations Board in Buffalo, NY in the spring of 2003, while earning her Masters in Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell. Jess continued with the Agency after graduation, but transferred to the Los Angeles Region where she remained for almost 3 ½ years. In January 2008 she transferred to her present post at the Boston Region. Jess enjoys traveling, camping, reading and golfing.

Kelly Martin, Co-President and Social Co-Chair
Kelly started with the federal government in October 2009 as a Federal Career Intern with the Department of Housing and Urban Development in the Office of Public and Indian Housing. Kelly holds a Masters in Public Administration from American University in Washington, DC and a Bachelors degree in Political Science from Boston University.

Brian Lynch, Administrative Co-Chair
Brian has worked as an auditor in the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General and currently with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Brian received a BS-Accounting from the University of Maryland-College Park in 1998.

Jenn O’Halloran, Volunteer Co-Chair
Jenn is a Contract Specialist for the Environmental Protection Agency and specializes in Emergency Response contracts. Jenn graduated from University of Massachusetts -Boston with a BA in Psychology and a Minor in Political Science.

Sharon Rencsko, Volunteer Co-Chair
Sharon is a Program Specialist with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Sharon graduated from Brandeis undergrad and graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Law.

Colin Sullivan, Administrative Co-Chair
Colin is a senior auditor with the U.S. Department of Housing And Urban Development, Office of Inspector General, Office of Audit in Boston and audits housing authorities and other organizations who may receive HUD funds in the New England region. Colin obtained his bachelors degree in Accounting from Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts in 2002.

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