Dan D’Orazio spent the school breaks and summers of his youth toiling in his father’s Philadelphia-area pasta factory.
After earning a degree in foreign service in Washington, he came to Baltimore and spent the first years of his professional career as a social worker, focusing on criminal defendants, prisoners and at-risk youths on probation.
He knows that this is not an obvious path to his current job running Sage Growth Partners LLC, a Baltimore-based health care research, strategy and marketing firm.
But working for the family business and with city kids reinforced his desire to help others. His father, a cheese maker pressed to operate the family pasta business...