Shea holds a bachelor's in social work from Our Lady of Elm's College and is a licensed social worker with more than 15 years of progressive experience supporting elders and individuals with disabilities and their families. She began her career at United Cerebral Palsy of the Berkshires and as a social worker with Berkshire Health Care Systems.
Dorwin, a North Adams resident and graduate of McCann Technical School's culinary arts program, was born with Down's syndrome. But her audience was reminded on Friday morning that her condition is just one aspect of her personality and not one that has held her back.
Chris May has a resume that is tough to rival.
He's a professional photographer. He's won the sportsmanship award on his high school track team. He's traveled the world. He's met David Ortiz. He's testified in front of Senators and Congressmen advocating for funding on behalf of the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress.