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2024 Annual Awards Gala

2024 Annual Awards GalaOn Friday, June 7, 2024, the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers (Mass League) will celebrate the single largest yearly gathering of community health centers in the Commonwealth: the Annual Awards Gala.

The Mass League gala embodies and promotes our mission through the recognition of our committed workforce, organizations which are critical to our success, and the innovation generated across our one million-plus patient network to achieve health equity for all.

When: Friday, June 7, 2024 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Where: The Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA, 10 Huntington Avenue, Boston

Purchasing Tickets

Tickets for the Gala are $250/ ticket or $2,500 for a table of 10. You can purchase online Here

Awardees for 2024:

JUST ANNOUNCED!
2024 President's Award:

Dr. John Hatch, Co-Founder of One of the First Community Health Centers

2024 State Public Service Award:
Representative Aaron Michlewitz, Chair House Committee on Ways and Means

Edward M. Kennedy Founder Award:
Sue Joss, CEO Brockton Neighborhood Health Center

CEO Award:
Guale Valdez, Mattapan Community Health Center

Community Health Center Board Member Award
Joseph Scardino, Family Health Center of Worcester

Community Health Center Clinician Awards:
Cynthia Slaga, NP, School-Based Health Center - Lowell Community Health Center
Stephanie Billings, MD, Family Medicine, Holyoke Health Center

Community Health Center Employee Awards:
Jessica DaRosa, Director of Operations, Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center
Joanne Mazar, Chief Human Resources Officer, Community Health Center of Cape Cod

Gala Host Committee

Co-Chair Karen Gardner, CEO Community Health Center of Cape Cod
Co-Chair The Honorable Martin J. Walsh

Name Title Organization
Louis Brady President & CEO Family Health Center of Worcester
James T. Brett President & CEO New England Council
Alastair Bell, MD, MBA CEO & President Boston Medical Center Health System
Kendalle Burlin O'Connell, Esq. CEO & President MassBio
Bithiah Carter President & CEO New England Blacks in Philanthropy
Guy Fish, MD, MBA CEO & President Greater Lawrence Family Health Center
Sarah Iselin President & CEO Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Jackie Jenkins-Scott President Roxbury Community College
Sandy Lish Principal/Co-Founder The Castle Group
Imari Paris Jeffries Executive Director Embrace Boston
Christina Severin President & CEO Community Care Cooperative
Guale Valdez CEO Mattapan Community Health Center
William Halpin, Jr CEO South Boston Community Health Center
Greg Wilmot President & CEO East Boston Neighborhood Health Center

Gala Sponsorship Opportunities

Please join us for this celebration, and consider a sponsorship that will help advance the critically important work of community health centers in Massachusetts, as well as health access and equity. Click here to See Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsors to Date

Premier Sponsors:

Blue Cross Blue Sheild of Massachusetts Logo
Community Care Cooperative
Point32Health
Family Health Center of Worcester Logo

Legacy Sponsors:

BMC Health System Logo
Vertex logo
Amazon logo
Beth Israel Lahey Health logo
Citizens logo
SWH by Molina Logo
Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center Logo
South Cove Community Health Center Logo
Codman Square Health Center & DotHouse Health Logo
Commonwealth Purchasing Group Logo
Lynn Community Health Center Logo
New Bedford Community Health Logo
Quest Diagnostics Logo
Eastern Bank Logo
Dana Farber Cancer Institute Logo
Greater Lawrence Family Health Center Logo
Insource Logo
Lowell Community Health Center Logo
Upham's Community Care Logo

Recognition Sponsors:

CareQuest logo
Rockland Trust Logo
Boston Childrens Hospital Logo
MassBio Logo
Meet Boston Logo
New England College of Optometry Logo
Community Health Center of Cape Cod Logo
East Boston Neighborhood Health Center Logo
Hirsch Roberts Weinstein Logo
Labcorp Logo
South Boston Community Health Center Logo
Cambridge Health Alliance Logo
Charles River Community Health Logo
United Health Logo
Emerson Health Logo
Commonwealth Care Alliance Logo

Supporter Sponsors:

Harvard Catalyst Logo
Harvard Medical School Logo
Johnston Associates Logo
Massachusetts Association for Mental Health Logo
New England Council Logo
Outer Cape Health Services Logo
Boston Health Care for the Homeless Logo
Caring Health Center Logo
ForHealth Logo
Manet Community  Logo
MGB Health Plan Logo
Delta Dental  Logo
HMA Logo
Capital Link Logo
CPa Medical Billing Logo
Massachusetts Hospital Association Logo
Mattapan Community Health Center Logo
Vinfen Logo
The Honorable Martin J. Walsh
The Karol Group