Hosted by NYeC's Board of Directors, our Gala & Awards is a festive evening of dinner and celebration honoring the achievements of those improving healthcare through groundbreaking leadership and innovation.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
The Edison Ballroom
240 W. 47th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues)
New York City
The evening’s schedule:
6:30 PM | Cocktails & Networking Reception
7:15-9:00 PM | Dinner & Awards Ceremony
The Gala & Awards is attended by over 250 executives, leaders, and policymakers from New York State’s largest and most prominent health systems, health plans, associations, and public sector organizations. Learn how to participate in this year’s event!
Glenn H. Hutchins
Glenn Hutchins is Chairman of North Island and a co-founder of Silver Lake. He is a director of AT&T and of Virtu Financial; he is also Co-Chairman of the Brookings Institution, Vice Chairman of the Economic Club of New York, on the Executive Committee of the New York Presbyterian Hospital and a board member of both the Obama Foundation and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He is part owner and member of the Executive Committee of the Boston Celtics basketball team. Mr. Hutchins is a co-chairman of Harvard University’s capital campaign. He is also a board member of the Center for American Progress as well as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Previously, Mr. Hutchins served President Clinton in both the transition and the White House as a special advisor on economic and health-care policy. He was also previously chairman of the board of SunGard Data Systems, Inc. and Instinet, Inc. and a director of Nasdaq, Inc.
Mr. Hutchins and his wife, Debbie, founded the Hutchins Family Foundation which, among other projects, has created the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University, which is chaired by Mr. Hutchins; the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at The Brookings Institution; and the Chronic Fatigue Initiative, which conducts basic research into the cause of chronic fatigue syndrome.
Mr. Hutchins has published essays on economic and public policy in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Financial Times, Fortune, Foreign Affairs and New Republic.
Mr. Hutchins holds an A.B. from Harvard College, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Mitchell Katz, MD
President & CEO
NYC Health + Hospitals
Dr. Katz is the President and Chief Executive Officer of New York City Health + Hospitals, the largest municipal health system in the United States, with 11 acute care hospitals, five skilled nursing facilities, and a large array of community health centers.
Previously, Dr. Katz was the Director of the Los Angeles County Health Agency, an agency that combines the Departments of Health Services, Public Health, and Mental Health into a single entity so as to provide more integrated care and programming within Los Angeles. The Agency has a budget of 7 billion dollars, 28,000 employees, and a large number of community partners. Dr. Katz served as the Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS), the second largest public safety net system in the United States. During this time, he created the ambulatory care network and empaneled over 350,000 patients to a primary care home. He eliminated the deficit of DHS through increased revenues and decreased administrative expenses, and used the new ACA funding to pay for an integrated electronic health system. He moved over 4000 medically complex patients from hospitals and emergency departments into independent housing, thereby eliminating unnecessary expensive hospital care and giving the patients the dignity of their own home. Dr. Katz continued to see patients every week as an outpatient physician at Edward R. Royal Comprehensive Health Center and on the inpatient medicine service at LAC+USC, Harbor-UCLA, and Olive View-UCLA Medical Centers.
Before he came to Los Angeles Dr. Katz was the Director and Health Officer of the San Francisco Department of Health for 13 years. He is well known for funding needle exchange, creating Healthy San Francisco, outlawing the sale of tobacco at pharmacies, and winning ballot measures for rebuilding Laguna Honda Hospital and San Francisco General Hospital. He is a graduate of Yale College and Harvard Medical School. He completed an internal medicine residency at UCSF Medical School and was an RWJ Clinical Scholar.
He is the Deputy Editor of JAMA Internal Medicine, an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences (previously the Institute of Medicine) and the recipient of the Los Angeles County Medical Association 2015 Healthcare Champion of the year.
Marilyn Fraser, MD
Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health
Dr. Marilyn Fraser is the Chief Executive Officer of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health, a graduate of the Spartan Health Sciences University School of Medicine in St. Lucia, West Indies, Research Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center, and the co-Director of the Brooklyn Health Disparities Center.
In her previous capacities as the Institute’s Deputy Director and the Associate Director for Research & Training, she was primarily responsible for overseeing the Institute’s community outreach and research programs. Dr. Fraser was also instrumental in developing the Institute’s award winning programs into behavioral health intervention models. Her community outreach and research portfolio has included the Institute’s ACCESS project to increase access to health and social services for formerly incarcerated individuals in Brooklyn, New York, as well as several Federally funded grants to develop curricula to train hair stylists and barbers to educate their clients about breast, prostate and colorectal cancer, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and HIV/AIDS risk reduction.
Dr. Fraser has received several awards including the prestigious Fulbright Research Specialist award to develop and implement an internship program for secondary school students in Trinidad and Tobago, in collaboration with the University of the West Indies.
Master of Ceremonies
Anchor, Spectrum News NY1
Host, In Focus with Cheryl Wills
Cheryl Wills is a nationally recognized award-winning television personality
for Spectrum News’ flagship national news network, New York 1 News,
headquartered in New York City. Cheryl Wills has been with NY1 News
since its launch in 1992 and is one of the station’s most recognizable
journalists for breaking news and special coverage. Cheryl is the only
journalist in the nearly 25 year history of her cable news network to conduct
a sit-down interview with The Secretary General of The United Nations, His
Excellency Ban Ki-moon. She has also interviewed a sitting President:
Nobel Laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia. Cheryl’s groundbreaking
interviews earned her a prestigious Medal of Excellence from The United
Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA). Cheryl has also reported
from The White House. She is also a blogger for The Huffington Post and
contributes to Essence.com.
Born and raised in New York City, Cheryl is the daughter of Firefighter
Clarence Wills, who worked for Engine 1, Ladder 24 in Manhattan, New
York. The eldest of five children, Cheryl is a mentor to her brother,
Clarence Wills Jr., who was diagnosed with autism as a toddler, and she is
guiding his career as a cartoonist. On March 25, 2011, Cheryl Wills made
history as the first journalist invited to speak at the United Nations General
Assembly Hall for The International Remembrance of Victims of Slavery
and the Transatlantic Slave Trade where she read passages from her
book, “Die Free” which was broadcast live around the world on UNTV.
Cheryl is most proud to be the newly designated Commander and Lifetime
Descendant Member of the New York Chapter of the Sons and
Daughters of the United States Colored Troops – a national
organization of Civil War descendants who raise awareness about
black soldiers who served during the The Civil War. Her book tour has
taken her all over the world, including Senegal, West Africa – where she
presented her story at the 2011 World Summit of Mayors before an
audience of international politicians, dignitaries and journalists.
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