Board of Directors Winter Gala 2018
Winter Gala 2018

Board of Directors Celebrates Three Outstanding Westchester Leaders at Annual Winter Gala

The Board of Directors of the Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center Network (MVNHC) a leading provider of community healthcare for over forty-four years, held its Annual Winter Gala on Thursday, March 8, 2018, at the Glen Island Harbour Club, Glen Island Park in New Rochelle, New York.

This year’s honorees were: The Honorable Barbara G. Zambelli, Judge, Westchester County Court, and Acting Justice of the Supreme Court (Retired). Judge Zambelli recipient of the Achievement Award. Mr. Leonard Polonsky, Chief Executive Officer, MedStock received the Community Service Award and Edward Nana Amelemah, MD, FACOG, Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology for the Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center Network was recognized with the Leadership Award. Master of Ceremonies for this year’s event was Mr. Richard Giacovas, News Reporter for News12 Westchester.

"From our board members to the staff, administrators and the multitude of supporters and benefactors who believe in the mission - the Health Center Network could not exist without you," said Ms. Barbara Anderson, Board Chairwoman of MVNHC. “Our Winter Gala is an opportunity to acknowledge the dedication and commitment of these honorees who impact our community in positive ways.”

Honorary Co-Chairs were Andrew D. Racine, MD, PHD, and Mark P. Weingarten, Esq. Dr. Racine is Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Montefiore Medical Center, and Executive Director, Montefiore Medical Group. Mr. Weingarten is a Partner of DelBello Donnellan Weingarten Wise & Wiederkehr, LLP.

Honored guests, included, Westchester County Executive, George Latimer, who commended the honorees for their dedication for their "outstanding service to their community." Also, Congressman Eliot Engel, 16th Congressional District, acknowledged the honorees as having done a "remarkable job making our shared community stronger."

Presenting Sponsor for the Gala was MedStock and Benefactor Sponsors included Montefiore Medical Group and DelBello Donnellan Weingarten Wise & Wiederkehr, LLP.
Over 250 guests attended the evening’s festivities which included cocktails, followed by the awards program, an elegant dinner and dancing. Proceeds from the Gala and commemorative ad journal will go to help support the Health Center Network.