GALA 2017

DATE Jun 7, 2017

Just Talk About It: Stories of Recovery and Success

Honorees

Brandon & Michi Marshall

NY Giants Wide Receiver and Co-Founders, PROJECT 375

The Zirinsky Family

Photo: Cynthia Zirinsky and Joe Peyronnin, Executive Vice-Chair of MHA-NYC Board

Chirlane McCray

First Lady of New York City, Mental Health Champion

Special Recognition

Giselle Stolper

Former President & CEO
MHA-NYC

EMCEE

Bill Ritter

Anchor, WABC Eyewitness News

Dinner Chairs

Jennifer Ashley

Global Head of Human Resources
CBRE

Kevin J. Danehy

Global Head of Corporate Development
Brookfield

Charles P. Fitzgerald

Senior Managing Partner
V3 Capital Management

Honorary Committee members

  • Ottis OJ Anderson
    Former NFL Player
  • Mary T. Bassett, MD, MPH
    Commissioner
    NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Mark Bavaro
    Former NFL Player
  • Dr. Gary Belkin
    Executive Deputy Commissioner
    NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Richard R. Buery Jr.
    Deputy Mayor
  • Harry Carson
    Former NFL Player
  • Andrew Cohen
    NYC Council Member
  • Donna M. Corrado, Ph.D.
    Commissioner
    NYC Department for the Aging
  • Howard Cross
    Former NFL Player
  • Michael DenDekker
    NYS Assemblymember
  • Julissa Ferreras-Copeland
    NYC Council Member
  • Kirsten Gillibrand
    U.S. Senator
  • Aileen Gunther
    NYS Assemblywoman
  • Robert Moon
    Director
    NYS Office of Mental Health Regional
  • Charles E. Schumer
    Democratic Leader
  • Phil Simms
    Former NFL Player
  • Ann Sullivan, MD
    Commissioner
    NYS Office of Mental Health
  • Loree Sutton, MD
    (Ret. – U.S. Army Brigadier General) and Commissioner
    NYC Department of Veterans’ Services

Sponsors

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June 1, 2017
NY Giants WR Brandon Marshall’s Mental Health Mission

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May 16, 2017
MHA-NYC 25th Gala Honors New York Giants Wide Receiver Brandon Marshall

“On Wednesday, June 7th, the Mental Health Association of New York City (MHA–NYC) will host its 25th Gala Celebration, “Just Talk About It: Stories of Recovery and Success” at Gotham Hall in Manhattan. The benefit will focus on the power of “just talking about” mental health and will celebrate people who, through public words and… View Article

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