Speaker Biographies

Eleanor R. Menzin, M.D.

Eleanor R. Menzin, M.D., is a primary care pediatrician and the Managing Partner at Longwood Pediatrics in Boston. She is an active staff member in the Department of Pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital and an instructor at Harvard Medical School. In addition to her clinical and administ…

Nina Joan Kimball, J.D.

Nina Joan Kimball, J.D. is a founding partner in Kimball Brousseau LLP, a boutique law firm in Boston, where she advises individuals, executives, nonprofit organizations, and small businesses.

Nina’s practice addresses many issues that affect women in the workplace, including pregnancy, g…

Karen E. Spilka

Through hard work, a keen ability to navigate complex issues, and a demonstrated commitment to advocating for her constituents, Senate President Karen E. Spilka has established herself as a respected leader in state government.  

Senator Spilka (D-Ashland) represents the Metrowest communi…

Shira Ruderman

Shira Ruderman is a professional philanthropist and social activist who serves as the Executive Director of the Ruderman Family Foundation, a private family foundation that invests in three primary areas of focus: advocating for and advancing the inclusion of people with disabilities throu…

Reyna Simnegar

Reyna Simnegar was born in Caracas, Venezuela. Her family history dates back to the Spanish Inquisition when her family fled from Spain, changed their last name, and lived as hidden Jews for centuries. Reyna grew up Catholic but inspired by her family heritage, converted to Judaism.

In her …