Annual Awards Gala

2023 Annual Awards Gala

On Friday, June 2, 2023, 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. Please save the date and join us!

When: Friday, June 2, 2023 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm

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

Overnight Rooms are available for Friday, June 2nd at the rate of $349 until May 12, 2023. Click here to book your hotel room.

2023 Awardees

We will be recognizing the following exceptional individuals who embody the mission of community health centers:

2023 Public Service Award:

  • Senator Cindy Friedman
Edward M. Kennedy Founder Award:
  • Marylou Sudders, Former Secretary, Executive Office of Health & Human Services
Community Health Center CEO Award:
  • Cynthia Sierra, Manet Community Health Center

Community Health Center Board Member Award:
  • Eileen Kenner, Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center

Community Health Center Clinician Awards:
  • Michael Mancusi, LICSW, Chief Behavioral Health Officer, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center
  • Michael, Purdy, OD, Chief Clinical & Community Services Officer, Hilltown Community Health Center
Community Health Center Employee Awards:
  • Jane de Groot, Sr. Director, Program Resources, Duffy Health Center
  • Naury Tejada, Medical Assistant, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center


To purchase Gala tickets online, please click here:

Sponsorship Opportunities

To sponsor the celebration and to help us continue our health equity work, please click here for sponsorship opportunities


Premier Sponsors

Legacy Sponsors

Recognition Sponsors

Supporter Sponsors

  • Bethel A.M.E. Church
  • Boston Public Health Commission
  • Capital Link
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Community Health Center of Cape Cod
  • Community Resource Consulting
  • Curry College
  • Denterlein
  • Deval Patrick
  • Johnston Associates, LLC
  • Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership
  • Massachusetts Medical Society
  • Massachusetts Public Health Association
  • Nutter
  • Salcedo-Marx, Inc.
  • Year Up

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