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Boston Scenes Heroes in Healthcare 11-23-17

Ronald and Shawnda Walker, Dr. Mallika Marshall and Jason Hurd (Ron is a past Heroes in Health Care honoree. Dr. Marshall served as mistress of ceremonies.)
Pat Cameron from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Jennifer Green
Rita Advani, member of the VNA Care board of directors, with gala honoree Dusty Majumdar, PhD, chief marketing officer of IBM Watson Health
Marni, Bob, and Laura Wise, supporter sponsors of the Gala, and Nakia Maddox-Eubanks from Atlantic Trust.
Donna Dupee, member of the Host Committee and Debra Angeloni, co-chair of the Gala Host Committee
Grace Gomez, Nicole Green and Dianivette Melendez of Stoneham. All are from Boston Children’s Hospital, a benefactor sponsor of the Gala.
Mary Ann O’Connor, VNA Care president and CEO, with gala honorees Richard Rakowski, CEO of Medically Home Group, and Dr. Pierantonio Russo, vice president of health services for Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Gala Co-chairs Loriann Meagher and Linda Hope-Springer
12th Annual Heroes in Health Care Gala VNA of Boston recently held their 12th Annual Heroes in Health Care Gala at the Mandarin Oriental, Boston. The Gala is VNA of Boston’s signature fundraising event and has raised millions in essential funding for VNA of Boston’s direct patient care and support for vulnerable, underserved populations through the nonprofit’s Maternal Child Health Program and Charitable Care Fund as well as for palliative care provided by VNA Hospice & Palliative Care. This year’s Heroes were IBM Watson Health (to be accepted by Dusty Majumdar, PhD, chief marketing officer); Pierantonio Russo, MD, FCPP, FAAP, vice president of health services, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and lecturer, population medicine, Harvard School of Public Health; and Richard Rakowski, CEO, Medically Home Group.