Wheeler’s fifth annual Evening of Wonder on October 17, 2015 brought an unforgettable celebration of recovery, health and growth to the Hartford Marriott Downtown and raised approximately $100,000 to support Wheeler’s continuum of coordinated, integrated primary and behavioral health care services. The event, attended by more than 300 business and community leaders, honored five outstanding individuals and organizations for their commitment to building health equity in underserved communities, including Sharon D. Langer, M.Ed., J.D., advocacy director, Connecticut Voices for Children; Jose Ortiz, MBA, MS, LADC, president and chief executive officer, Hispanic Health Council; Gregory Scott, vice chairman and national sector leader, health plans, Deloitte LLP; Adam R. Silverman, MD, FACP, vice president for ambulatory strategy and development, Saint Francis Care; and Brad Witte, Ph.D., care management director, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Connecticut Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman served as the event’s Honorary Chair, and WFSB - Channel 3 Eyewitness News Anchors Dennis House and Kara Sundlun served as the event masters of ceremonies. Aetna returned as the Presenting Sponsor and has provided leadership support for this event since 2011. This year, additional top supporters included Broadcast Sponsor WFSB - Channel 3 Eyewitness News, Platinum Sponsors Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna and Northwestern Mutual, and Print Sponsor C&R Marketing Services of Bristol. Jake Biscoglio and William D. Gombatz, Wheeler trustees, served as event co-chairs.
More about the event and honorees here.
Wheeler provides comprehensive solutions that address complex health issues, providing individuals, families and communities with accessible, innovative care that encourages recovery, health and growth at all stages of life. Our integrated approach to primary and behavioral health, education and recovery creates measurable results, positive outcomes and hopeful tomorrows for more than 30,000 individuals across Connecticut each year. Learn more: www.wheelerclinic.org.