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Debra Antanavica

I grew up in the Cherry Valley section of Leicester and married Rick Antanavica (former EMT, Police Officer, Firefighter and District Chief of Station 1, and Selectman). We raised two sons and a step-daughter here in town. I am known by many in town as “the Shack Lady” for Leicester Little League. I ran the “shack” for many years; I also held the office of Vice President, and Player Agent in LLL. I coached Peewee Soccer for several years.

I now work for Boston Children’s Hospital as a Compliance Auditor and hold several coding credentials; CPC, CEMC, CGIC, & CRC. I am also the president of the Leicester Chapter of Hearts for Heat (we help people in town with their winter heating needs). I am a huge Disney fan and also the Boston Sports teams, especially the Sox and Patriots.

When asked why I co-formed Deja New, the answer is- because it needs to be done. I believe that we need to do what we can to help the people in our community and not wait and hope that someone else will do it.