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Join Us for Our Annual Gala!

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting our 2nd Annual Gala on Monday, November 12, 2018 at Apella at the Alexandria Center in New York City to support our work in empowering communities with the necessary tools to curb the global diabetes epidemic and improve the lives of those already affected by the disease. We are working towards our goal by promoting research, innovation, and education for the prevention of diabetes and its complications.


Monday, November 12, 2018

Apella at the Alexandria Center
450 East 29th Street
New York, NY 10016

Reception: 6:00pm
Dinner and Program: 7:00pm

(Business Formal Attire)


2018 Peter Sheehan Community Empowerment Award Recipient

Raul Vazquez, MD, FAAFP


We are excited to announce that Dr. Raul Vazquez will be the recipient of the 2018 Peter Sheehan Community Empowerment Award. Dr. Vazquez has been selected to receive this award because of his dedication to improving the health of the Latino and African-American communities of Buffalo, and his spearheading of innovative approaches to provide the necessary tools and resources.

Join us for an evening that promises to be filled with fun, beginning with a Reception at 6:00pm, followed by Dinner and Program at 7:00pm and enjoy the exquisite farm-to-table menus crafted by James Beard Award–winning chef Tom Colicchio.


Gala Leadership


Steve Harrison, President, Clyra Medical Technologies, Inc.
Deb Hubers, CEO, EpigeneticsRx


Françoise Coupet, Retiree, United Nations
Lakshika Dias, Counsellor, Adults with Special Needs
Steve Paster, Owner, Alpine Creative Group


Paul Atala, First Vice-President, Wealth Management
Lucia Chan, Senior Director of Asian Services, Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Paulita LaPlante, CEO, RxLeasing Partners
Jeffrey C. Lombardo, PharmD, BCOP, Associate Director, Empire State Patient Safety Assurance Network
Tanya Rhodes, PhD, CEO, Rhodes & Associates
Yamila Ana Rivera, Financial Advisor
Ron Salem, Personal Fitness Instructor
Kenneth Tassey Jr., Business Consultant, Co-Founder / Former President, Boston Therapeutics
Tamar Tennenbaum, MD, PhD, Director, PSDCF Israel


Contact Tracie in our benefit office:

For information about last year’s gala, click HERE.