On Friday evening, October 24, 2014 at the CV Rich Mansion in White Plains, N.Y., The Mental Health Association of Westchester (MHA) will hold its fall benefit, Denim and Dreams, to support mental health services in Westchester.
In recognition of her visionary leadership in creating a cutting edge integrated healthcare system which has transformed the way community healthcare services are delivered, Anne Kauffman Nolon, MPH, President and CEO, HRHCare, will be honored with the MHA on the move Award.
“Ms. Nolon’s commitment to those with inadequate access to healthcare has continued without pause for nearly four decades. It will be a privilege to confer this well-deserved award.” said MHA’s CEO, Dr. Amy Kohn.
The evening, which begins at 7pm, includes cocktails, dinner, a silent auction, and live music by Curtis Winchester, Gil Parris and Friends.
For 37 years, Anne Kauffman Nolon has guided the growth and development of HRHCare. As one of the largest community health centers in New York State, HRH Care has grown from a single primary care site in Peekskill, NY to a network of 18 directly operated Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in the Hudson Valley and Long Island; an additional four health centers through a sub-recipient agreement with Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC); and a regional migrant voucher program, serving a nine-county agricultural area in southeastern NYS. With a staff of almost 1,000, HRHCare serves nearly 110,000 patients through 400,000 visits annually.
Ms. Nolon was named a Geiger Gibson Distinguished Visitor in Community Health Policy at the George Washington School of Public Health and Health Services where she focused on health care policy for improving access to care for migrant and seasonal farmworkers. She remains committed to improving access to culturally competent health care services for new immigrants and increasing the awareness of young professionals by leading international health professional exchanges to Mexico, Ecuador and Haiti.
Ms. Nolon has served as a member of the Board of the Community Health Centers of New York State (CHCANYS) since its formation and has served as a member of the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) for her entire career. Over these many years, she has been appointed as Chair or Vice Chair of the Farmworker Committee (10 terms), Vice Chair of the Legislative Committee, Chair of the Homeless Health Committee. She is currently serving her second term as the Vice Chair of NACHC’s Health Policy Committee.
MHA is honored to recognize Ms. Nolon’s committed and continued focus on providing essential health care to the underserved both locally and, through leadership roles, across the United States.
A community-based mental health agency, MHA has been helping Westchester County residents for 68 years through direct services, professional and community education and advocacy. MHA supports more than 25,000 individuals annually through a comprehensive array of mental health services striving to help each individual to achieve their personal goals and to lead independent and healthy lives. For more about MHA, visit www.mhawestchester.org.