Annual Awards Gala


2018 Co-Chairs Chris Hager and Dolores Mitchell, along with Executive Director David Martin invite you to our signature event, Dining with the Stars!

Get your tickets early or simply save the date to the most enjoyable event of the season. Good friends, the best food, and recognition of the most deserving health care stars. All while supporting the work of the Massachusetts Health Council.


Linda Dorcena Forry
Northeast Regional Vice President for Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Relations, Suffolk Construction
for her work and leadership on housing, poverty, education and immigration

Mark Reynolds
President and CEO of the Risk Management Foundation of the Harvard Medical Institutions Incorporated
for a career exemplifying a commitment to high quality health care and dedication to patient safety

The ACCESS Coalition
Advancing Contraceptive Coverage and Economic Security in our State

for working collaboratively to make Massachusetts the first state to protect access to contraceptive care

The ACCESS Coalition includes:
The Honorable Harriette L. Chandler, Chair of Senate Committee on Steering and Policy; The Honorable Patricia A. Haddad, Speaker Pro Tempore; The Honorable John W. Scibak, Chairman; Jennifer Childs-Roshak, CEO, Planned Parenthood of MA; 
Andrew Dreyfus, CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts; Rebecca Hart Holder, Executive Director, NARAL Pro-Choice MA; Elaine O'Reilly, Partner, Governmental Strategies, Lobbyist, Massachusetts Family Planning Association; Lora Pellegrini, CEO, Massachusetts Association of Health Plans; Carol Rose, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union of MA

& Gentle Giant Moving Company
for their leadership and commitment to employee health


Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse CEO, Steve DiFillippo is our 2018 VIP Celebrity Chef!

Steve and Culinary Director & Vice President, Rodney Murillo will design an amazing dinner following
the "Best of the Best" Culinary Competition! Health care chef teams will once again showcase their talent and creativity in an action-packed cocktail hour, whipping together spectacular tapas while competing for your vote!

The Participating Culinary Competitors are:
Atria Senior Living • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 
Brigham and Women's Hospital • The Northbridge Companies
Signature Healthcare Brockton • Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Steward Health Care • UMass Memorial Medical Center  
Unidine Corporation • Wingate Healthcare


For 98 years the Massachusetts Health Council has focused on prevention and wellness. Please join us on October 9th to support our ongoing work and enjoy seeing friends while dining on fabulous food and honoring our Health Care Stars!


Tuesday, October 9, 2018

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

39 Dalton Street
Boston, MA 02199



Charlie Alagero, Esq., General Counsel & Vice President, MA Medical Society
Kate Barry, Associate Director, Novo Nordisk
Joseph Betancourt, MD, MPH, Founder & Director, The Disparities Solution Centers
Marjorie Clapprood, Principal, Clappazzola Partners
Karen Daley, Board of Trustees, American Nurses Foundation & Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Visiting Scholar, Boston College Connell School of Nursing
Catherine D'Amato, President & CEO, The Greater Boston Food Bank
Ralph Fuccillo, Principal, Cambridge Concord Associates
Donna Latson Gittens, Founder & CEO, MORE Advertising
Kathy Keough, Director, Government Relations, Atrius Health
Joyce A. Murphy, Executive Vice Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Medical School 
Pamela O'Sullivan, Director, State Government Affairs & Policy, Alkermes
Lora Pellegrini, Esq., President & CEO, Massachusetts Association of Health Plans
Joanne Peterson, Executive Director, Learn to Cope
Helene Solomon, CEO, Solomon McCown & Co.
Robert W. Sorrenti, MD, Medical Director, Regional Vice President, UniCare
Chris Spinazzola, Principal, Clappazzola Partners
Raymond V. Tamasi, President & Founder, Gosnold Innovation Center
Jerry Vitti, President & CEO, HFI
Walter Willett, MD, Dr. P.H., Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


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