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Unlike many board directors, Jeannie Hutchins finds the demands of leadership stimulating. "I think it's a challenge to try to be fair to everyone, and to look at all the paths and find the one that is the most democratic," she says.

Hutchins has certainly had her hands full over the past two years. During that time, as president of the 70-unit co-op at 30 Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn, she has been overseeing a demanding exterior and interior renovation of her building. "I found this project very interesting. It was a headache - it was no picnic - but it was very educational for me."

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