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Time & Date:
Thursday, February 23rd
8:00am – 10:00am


Baruch College
55 Lexington Avenue, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10010


Past Event Features

Join City & State CSR on February 23rd for our Health & Wellness breakfast awards ceremony celebrating 20 honorees and companies that promote a healthy workplace and culture of wellness. William (Bill) Liss-Levinson, Ph.D., VP, Chief Strategy & Operations officer, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. will emcee the breakfast and Dr. Aletha Maybank, Director of NYC’s Center for Health Equity, will deliver keynote remarks.

The event will include a 30-minute “Thought Leadership” discussion panel focused on innovative Corporate Social Responsibility practices within the health and wellness industry. 


  • Scott Stoddard, MBA, MHA, GM, New York Region, GE Healthcare (Moderator)
  • Peter Ciaccia, President, Events, and Race Director, TCS New York City Marathon
  • Lou-Ellen Barkan, President and CEO, CaringKind
  • Dr. Anthony Shih, Executive Vice President, New York Academy of Medicine


Meet This Year's Honorees:


  • Melissa Britt Forsgren, MBA, RD, Corporate Director, Benefits, Health & Wellbeing, New York-Presbyterian Hospital
  • CareConnect Insurance Company, Inc.
  • Dan Cerutti, VP Population Health, IBM Watson Health
  • Louise Cohen, Chief Executive Officer, Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC)
  • Lisa M. David, President and CEO, Public Health Solutions
  • Khari Edwards, Vice President, External Affairs, Brookdale Hospital and Medical Center
  • Marilyn Fraser, MD, CEO, Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health
  • Valerie Grey, Executive Director, New York eHealth Collaborative
  • Richard Herzog, MD, FACR, Executive Director, Spreemo Health Quality Research Institute
  • Leslie Higgins, Regional Healthcare Director, Walgreens
  • Dr. Alan Kadish, President, Touro College and University System
  • Mia Kandel, Esq., Deputy Chief Program Officer, Lenox Hill Neighborhood House
  • Eric Kinariwala, CEO, Capsule Pharmacy
  • Rafael A. Lantigua, MD., Professor of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Joan Malin, CEO, Planned Parenthood NYC
  • Lucy Maresco, Director of Human Resources, Custom Computer Specialists
  • Danika Mills, LCSW, LCAT, MPS, ATR-BC, Executive Director, Coordinated Behavioral Care
  • Richard Park, MD, CEO, CityMD
  • Michael N. Rosenblut, MBA, LNHA, CASP, President & CEO, Parker Jewish Institute For Health Care and Rehabilitation
  • Arnold Saperstein, MD, President & CEO, MetroPlus Health Plan
  • Target Corporation
  • Mark L. Wagar, President, Heritage Medical Systems
  • Jay H. Walder, President & CEO, Motivate
  • Barry S. Zingman, M.D., Medical Director, AIDS Center, and Clinical Director, Infectious Diseases, Montefiore Medical Center


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