2018 Annual
Awards Gala

by the Massachusetts
Health Council

Come celebrate with us as we honor extraordinary individuals who have made outstanding contributions to promoting and protecting health and wellness in the commonwealth and represent the best and brightest in healthcare!


Linda Dorcena Forry, Northeast Regional Vice President for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Relations, Suffolk Construction; Mark Reynolds, President and CEO of the Risk Management Foundation, Harvard Medical Institutions Incorporated; and the ACCESS Coalition. We will also be honoring Gentle Giant with the Workplace Wellness Award for their leadership and commitment to employee health.

The ACCESS Coalition includes: Senate President Harriette Chandler; Speaker Pro Tempore, Patricia Haddad, Planned Parenthood of Massachusetts, CEO, Jennifer Childs-Roshak; NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts Executive Director, Rebecca Hart Holder; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, CEO, Andrew Dreyfus; Massachusetts Association of Health Plans, CEO, Lora Pellegrini and the ACLU of Massachusetts, Executive Director, Carol Rose.

This year's astounding Gala Co-Chairs are Christie Hager and Dolores Mitchell.


Steve DiFillippo, restauranteur and owner of Davio's restaurant group is the VIP Celebrity Chef. Steve and his Culinary Director and VP, Rodney Murillo will design and oversee the preparation of the three course dinner following cocktail hour. 

The "Best of the Best" Culinary Competition is where health care chefs teams showcase their talent and creativity in an action packed cocktail hour, whipping together spectacular tapas while competing for your vote!

Participating Teams include: Atria Senior Living, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, UMASS Memorial Medical Center, Unidine Corporation & more to come...


The Annual Awards Gala “Dining with the Stars” has been an overwhelming success! At this event, we honor public health champions who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of the general health and well-being of the residents of the Commonwealth. In addition, one corporation is recognized for its commitment to healthier employees and families through a vibrant workplace wellness program – exemplifying our goal to promote healthy lifestyles and create healthier communities. For 98 years the Health Council has celebrated advocacy for prevention, wellness and healthy living.  

Please share the importance of the Massachusetts Health Council's work with colleagues, associates and friends in and outside of health care!


Tuesday, October 9, 2018

5:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
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Sheraton Boston Hotel

39 Dalton Street
Boston, MA 02199



 Please contact Stefanie Hergt at shergt@mahealthcouncil.org or
(617) 965-3711 with any question regarding sponsorship.