With a track record of social-justice work in Illinois, California and overseas, Shoshanna Spector elevated a small group of faith leaders into an organization with a strong regional impact—including efforts to win approval for the recent mass transit plan. “Our work is not about parties or politics,” she said. “It’s about lifting up the most vulnerable and the values that make our communities stronger.”
The youngest person ever to direct the Indiana Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning, Jeff Wells went on to co-found and run a company devoted to onsite and near-site medical clinics. Its first clinic opened in 2010, and the company now has 30 locations in five states.
A passionate mathematician with experience in artificial intelligence and technology development, Kevin Berkopes is also a committed education reformer putting to practical use new classroom models that improve graduation rates and drive students into math and science majors.
After seeing an opening for student housing in underserved markets, Kyle D. Bach launched The Annex Group in 2006. The company, which operates or is developing housing for more than 3,100 students in seven states, now has a portfolio valued at more than $195 million.