The Annual Kenneth B. Schwartz Compassionate Healthcare Dinner

We are looking forward to celebrating and recognizing healthcare workers at our upcoming virtual Kenneth B. Schwartz Compassionate Healthcare Dinner on Thursday, November 4, 2021. We will celebrate the extraordinary acts of compassion of our National Compassionate Caregivers of the Year® awardees and will raise money for programs to support the mental and emotional well-being of all caregivers.

You can look forward to an inspiring virtual convening while raising important funds to support and sustain caregivers during these uncertain times. We are counting on your support from the comfort of your home.

November 4, 2021 

7:00 p.m. Program

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Thursday, November 4, 2021
7:00 p.m. Program

2021 Keynote Speaker:

Leana S. Wen, MD, MSc, FAAEM

Public Health Professor, George Washington University

Author, “Lifelines: A Doctor’s Journey
in the Fight for Public Health”


2021 Program Host:

Mallika Marshall, MD

Emmy Award-winning Journalist and Physician

Health Reporter, WBZ-TV


2021 Dinner Chairs

Jack Connors, Jr.

Alexa B. Kimball, MD, MPH, President & CEO, Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Inc.

Tamar Thompson, Head, Corporate Affairs, Alexion/AstraZeneca Rare Disease

2021 Dinner Event Committee

Ellen R. Cohen, MSW, President, Schwartz Center Board
Robert K. Coughlin, Managing Director, Life Sciences, JLL
Rushika Fernandopulle, MD, MPP, CEO and Co-Founder, Iora Health
Kerry Flynn, Vice President, Chief IP Counsel, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Betsy Pingree Frawley and James M. Litton
Ann-Ellen Hornidge, Board Chair, Beth Israel Lahey Health System
Thomas J. Lynch, Jr. MD, President and Director, Fred Hutch
Sharon McNally, President, Camp Harbor View Foundation; Chief of Staff, Connors Family Office
Jo Frances Meyer, Director, Puddingstone Consulting
Clare Reilly and Mark Reynolds
Marjorie and Paul Stanzler
Lynn Wiatrowski, Executive Vice President, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Peter and Ellen Zane

2021 Regional Co-Chairs

Elizabeth Maringer and Jay Shiland (New York Metro)
Jean-Paul Rebillard, President, MedPro Specialty, MedPro Group (Mid-Atlantic)  

National Business Members
Chairman Circle
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Massachusetts General Hospital  

Executive Circle
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Marsh McLennan

Leader Circle
Benchmark Senior Living
Genesis HealthCare
MedPro Group
Tufts Health Plan

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