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Community Health Awards

November 8, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Honoring the leaders and trailblazers in the fields of LGBT Health and Wellness, the Community Health Awards consistently draws hundreds of Callen-Lorde’s strongest friends and supporters. The evening includes a cocktail reception, banquet, awards presentation, entertainment, and inspirational speeches from community leaders. Join us as we bestow honors upon Jenna Wortham, Award-Winning Journalist for The New York Times; Karen Sauvigné, Longtime Callen-Lorde Supporter, and Former Board Chair; and Dr. Marci Bowers, Pioneer In The Field of Gender Confirmation Surgeries.

Past honorees include Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award and Emmy Award-winning playwright and activist Tony Kushner; tennis star and health advocate Martina Navratilova; Dr. Kevin Fenton, Director of the CDC’s Center for HIV/AIDS Prevention; actress and advocate Cynthia Nixon; Martin Markowitz, MD, of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center; law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison LLP for their work in overturning the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA); New York City Council members Corey Johnson and Ritchie Torres; Division Head of Adolescent Medicine at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago & Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Robert Garofalo; Chris Mosier, athlete, coach, educator, and the founder of TransAthlete.com; Honorable Gustavo Rivera; & nationally recognized activist in the LGBTQ, women’s and children’s rights movements, Joy Tomchin; and Chase Strangio, Staff Attorney with the ACLU’s LGBT & HIV Project.


2018 Sponsors

Premier Sponsor


Platinum Sponsor


Diamond Sponsor

Estate of Edie Windsor & Thea Spyer and Judith M. Kasen-Windsor

Gold Sponsor


Silver Sponsor


Bronze Sponsor

Gerald J. Friedman Transgender Program for Health and Wellness at Northwell Lenox Hill Hospital


Champion Sponsors

 Edward Ackerman & Geremy Kawaller
Janssen Therapeutics
National HealthCare Consulting
New York-Presbyterian
Shane S. Spicer, MD & Cristóbal Gutiérrez


Advocate Sponsors

Amida Care
APICHA Community Health Center
The Honorable Thomas Duane and Bruce Pachter
Empire BlueCross BlueShield HealthPlus
Fox Rothschild LLP
Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R
LGBTQ Focus Foundation/Women’s Pride in the Pines
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLC
Dr. Anastasios Manessis/ Endocrine Associates of West Village, PC
Mount Sinai
William Pagano, MD & Francois Bouchet
Signature Bank
Wells Fargo Advisors/Judith M. Kasen-Windsor


Patron Sponsors
Christopher Brand & Alexander Roque
Chase Not-For-Profit Banking
Diane D’Alessandro & Karen Sauvigné
Kimberly R. Drew
Dynamic Construction Services Inc.
James T. Evans, Ph.D., Esq.
Housing Works
Dr. Rosanne Leipzig & Ora L. Chaikin
Jeremy Schwartz, LCSW
ScribeAmerica, a HealthChannels Company
Stephanie Seremetis, MD & Ann Campbell, MD

Friend Sponsors
John W. Baumgarten Architect, P.C.
Friends of Deborah Glick
Expense Reduction Analysts
Sarah L. Holland & Lauree Feldman
KinFolk Advanced Illness Nurse Practitioners
Dr. Navin C. Mehta, F.A.C.S, P.C.
Rossiter Financial Group
June & Michael Stafford
Lanita A. Ward-Jones & Rakiyah Jones, FNP-BC
Wingo Inc.

Media Sponsor

in formation as of 11/5



November 8, 2018
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Tribeca Rooftop
10 Desbrosses Street
New York, 10013 United States
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