CoveCare Center Honors Veterans and the PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Vet2Vet Program of Putnam County at Annual Imagine Gala

Supporters of CoveCare Center recently came together to celebrate the agency’s dedication to providing exceptional mental health and substance use prevention and treatment services to the community. 

Held at Vittoria’Z on the Lake on October 18, the event included dinner, dancing to the music of Tony T Entertainment featuring The City Express Band, and a lively silent auction. Proceeds from the event directly support CoveCare Center’s wide range of services and the agency’s ability to continue to offer accessible and affordable care to all in need in the lower Hudson Valley. 

The esteemed Sid Gibson Imagine Award was presented to the PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Vet2Vet Program of Putnam County, with the award being accepted by John F. Bourges. CoveCare Center’s Chief Executive Officer Eric A. Toth comments, “After deciding to honor veterans, it was an easy decision to simultaneously recognize the Putnam County Vet2Vet Program, a program that provides peer to peer services and support for veterans throughout our county. Vet2Vet’s mission runs parallel to ours, and we are pleased to recognize and support this vital program.” Sal Gambino, Board Chairperson for CoveCare Center, presented the award on behalf of CoveCare Center’s Board of Directors. 

Stacey Gibson, Vice Chairperson for CoveCare Center’s Board of Directors and Gala Chair, shares, “Building a world free from stigma continues to be the vision of the Imagine Award. On behalf of the Board of Directors of CoveCare Center, we thank all who support us as we continue to provide the opportunity for recovery to individuals of all ages, work to eliminate stigma, and help improve the health of our community.”

Attendance at the event was highlighted by local and state notables, including New York State Assemblywoman Sandra Galef; Putnam County Legislator Amy Sayegh; Putnam County Legislator Nancy Montgomery; Putnam County Legislator Carl Albano; Putnam County Sheriff Robert Langley; the Honorable Camille Linson; and the Honorable Anthony Molé.  

The event was generously sponsored by a Garrison Friend; Stacey Gibson; PCSB Bank; Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union; M&T Bank; Lawley Insurance; Nuvance Health; 360 Corporate Benefit Advisors; CareMount Medical; the Law Office of Kathleen M. Valletta; Rose & Kiernan, Inc; South Putnam Animal Hospital; Route 9 Mazda of Poughkeepsie; Clancy Relocation & Logistics; DiVestea Wealth Partners of Raymond James; RBT CPAs, LLC; The Benefit Practice; NYSEG; Jackson & Coker; and the Brewster Rotary.  

CoveCare Center thanks Aaron Kershaw for the wonderful photographs from the event. Please visit to view photos from the event.