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Rebecca Onie

Co-Founder and CEO, Health Leads

Rebecca Onie co-founded Health Leads (formerly Project HEALTH) in 1996 as a sophomore at Harvard College, along with Barry Zuckerman, MD, at Boston Medical Center. From 1997 to 2000, Onie served as executive director of Health Leads. At Harvard Law School, she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review and continued as co-chair of the Health Leads board of directors. In 2006, she returned as chief executive officer of Health Leads. In 2010, O, The Oprah Magazine, named her to its “power list” of 20 women who are “changing the world for the better.” Most recently, she was selected for the Gleitsman Citizen Activist Award, which recognizes individuals whose efforts have improved the quality of life in their communities. Onie has also been named a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Young Leader, which recognizes leadership for a healthier America.