Awards Gala

2017 Annual Awards Gala

June 16, 2017, 6-11pm
Westin Copley Place, Boston

Every year, the League hosts an annual awards gala to recognize health center employees and other healthcare leaders for their outstanding service to patients, communities and the health center network-at-large. Attendance for this event is expected to reach 600 and constitutes the largest gathering of the Massachusetts health center community each year. This year's gala - For Good Measure - honors seven community health center individuals - the key ingredients that go into running a good health center and who are just the right mix for this recipe we call community health. They include:

  • Carrie Buckner, Board Member, Holyoke Health Center
  • Jessica Calabrese, RDH, Dental Operations Director, Community Health Center of Franklin County
  • Benjamin Lightfoot, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Brockton Neighborhood Health Center
  • Peter Loewinthan, MD, DotHouse Health
  • Toni McGuire, RN, MPH, President & CEO, Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center
  • Karen Richardson, Director of Revenue, South Boston Community Health Center
  • Santiago (Sammy) Rosario, Transportation Supervisor, Upham's Corner Health Center

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This year, we will also be honoring Governor Charlie Baker with the 2017 Public Services Award for his enduring commitment to community health and for his leadership in addressing the opioid crisis.

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