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"We cannot always  
build the future for our youth, but  
we can build our youth for the future."

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Chris Padovano



Christopher Padovano
Senior Vice President, Organizational Development

Why Foster Skills?
Chris has always had a passion for social justice. By way his work through the Long Island Food Bank and the Roxbury YMCA, Chris developed an interest in adoption law. Specifically, he has been researching the Adoption and Safe Families Act(1997) in trying to facilitate better communication between federal and state adoption agencies in order to ensure that the mental and physical security of adopted children is protected. Chris signed on to Foster Skills intending to make a real difference in the lives of children.

Outside of Foster Skills:
Chris graduated from Northeastern University Summa Cum Laude with a degree in history. While at Northeastern, he was an active member in Beta Theta Pi; he was also a charter member and founding executive board member of Northeastern's Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity; and a Co-founder of the Boston Dialectical Society.

Chris has gained firsthand financial regulation experience working at JP Morgan. He has performed compliance duties for mutual and hedge fund clients. Prior to JP Morgan Chris worked for PC Gibbons, The Law Office Of Jeffery Golkin, and The Fox Hollow Farm. At Gibbons PC, Chris worked as a Business Commercial Litigation Intern on a patent litigation case involving one-piece offender tracking technology. Chris also worked as a Tax-Law Intern assisting clients with tax forms, general tax filings, and real estate matters. He worked on the Fox Hollow Farm as a farm foreman with various duties including, amongst other things, digging, planting, tilling, and landscaping.

Today, Chris is a law student at Boston University.

Fun fact:
Chris does not believe in luck; he believes in a well-organized plan.

"I found him to be one of the most intelligent, resourceful and dependable individuals that I have had the pleasure to work with in my career."
Paul Saso, Attorney and Associate, PC Gibbons

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