Author: Amy Sessler Powell
Amy Sessler Powell is the communications director at HBI. She has been writing for local and national news organizations for 25 years. She is the former associate editor of the Jewish Journal in Salem, Massachusetts, and former publicity director for the Lappin Foundation. She was part of the inaugural team for the Boston Globe North section. She has also written publicity materials and web content for KIPP Academy, the Cohen Foundation camps, Aviv Centers for Living, Keith Lane Creative Group, and others. She holds a master's degree from Boston University and a bachelor's degree from Tufts University. Her work has appeared in Parenting Magazine, RandomHousekids.com, Interfaithfamily.com, JewishBoston.com, Lamaze.com, Twins Magazine, and others.
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