Art of Healing

Wednesday, June 14, 2023 at the Charles Hotel, Cambridge

You can… transform lives.

Many CHA patients come from marginalized populations and carry an exponential burden of health disparities. With your support and our commitment to equity, our nationally recognized providers can improve our patients' lives.

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Art of Healing gala – You + CHA
Charles Hotel, Cambridge
6:00 pm – Cocktail Reception
7:30 pm – Dinner, Program and Fund-a-Need

Art of Healing Co-Chairs

RoAnn Costin
Jonathan and Amy Fleming
Bill and Lisa Lahey
Claire LaPorte

Honoree – Marylou Sudders, MSW, ACSW

Marylou Sudders photographOver the past decade, mental health services stretched beyond capacity, reaching a crisis with children and adults boarding in emergency departments across the state for months. Then Secretary of Health and Human Services for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Marylou Sudders partnered with CHA to respond.

Secretary Sudders was instrumental in supporting CHA’s new child and adolescent units. She also ushered in a new approach to providing mental health services across the state with 25 Community Behavioral Health Centers, of which CHA is one.

For the past eight years, Marylou Sudders oversaw 12 state agencies and the MassHealth program, with a combined budget of over $27 billion and 22,000 public employees. EOHHS programs and services represent 53 percent of the state’s budget and provide treatment, care, and support to one in every three residents.

In her new role as a senior policy advisor at Smith, Costello and Crawford, Marylou Sudders will never forget that behind those numbers are the lives of individuals, families, and communities in need of support. She is a social worker committed to the health and well-being of Massachusetts residents, including addressing equity and reforming behavioral health care so that residents can access care where and when they need it. Values shared by CHA.

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