Game Changers

Who made the Globe’s list of 2016 Game Changers?

These 46 innovators had the vision, leadership, and determination to make a difference in lives around the world and around the corner.

Illustrations by Travis Price

The following people and organizations are on our list of 2016 Game Changers. They did extraordinary things last year, reshaping the way we live and work.

Edited by Steven Syre


Vikram Aggarwal, founder of EnergySage

Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Boston Dynamics

Ed Boyden, MIT professor

Bunker Hill Community College


Leonard Campanello, Gloucester’s police chief

Celticare Health Plan

Darius Cephas, McDonald’s employee who helped Fight for $15 effort

CRISPR Therapeutics

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Daily Table, a nonprofit grocery in Dorchester

Stephen Darr, bankruptcy trustee in TelexFree case

Digital Lumens

Sheila Dillon, Boston’s housing czar


Nathan Eagle, cofounder and CEO of Jana


Janet Echelman, artist

Editas Medicine Inc.

Paul English, entrepreneur

Future Chefs

Future of Life Institute

Jessie Gaeta, chief medical officer at Boston Health Care for the Homeless

General Electric


Pamela Hatchfield, MFA conservator

Oksana Hradyska, founder of Sitters Without Borders

IBM Watson Health

Intellia Therapeutics Inc.


Mandarin Oriental Hotel

City of Marlborough

Massachusetts General Hospital


New Balance


Partners HealthCare

Poseidon Water



Emily Reichert of Greentown Labs

Brian Shortsleeve, MBTA’s chief administrator


Corey Thomas, CEO of Rapid7

Conor Walsh, Harvard engineering professor

Amos Winter, MIT professor

Woodframe apartments

Steve Wynn, casino mogul

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