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60th Anniversary Gala

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Thank You for Joining Us for a Gala Evening to Celebrate 60 Years of Positive Impact

Strengthening Communities and Empowering Individuals to reach Optimal Mental Wellness

Honoree Videos

Short videos recognizing each honoree, were created to demonstrate how their work and commitment to mental wellness directly impacts our clients and community. The clients that were featured in the videos, also attended the gala as guests of EveryMind creating a wonderful opportunity for celebration, gratitude and connection.

To view these powerful videos, please click on the honoree’s name.

The Boeing Company – Commitment to Veterans
Senator Chris Van Hollen – Community Impact
Ron & Joy Paul – Caring for EVERY Mind EVERY Day
Doreen Gentzler and NBC4’s Changing Minds Campaign  – Breaking the Stigma

Rapper, Logic recorded a special message for our guests about mental health and wellness. Thank you Logic for helping to spread the word to #EndTheStigma and prevent suicide deaths.

Last fall, Mental Health Association of Montgomery County became EveryMind. This year we celebrated 60 years of positive impact on the mental wellness of our community. Thank you for an inspiring evening in celebration of the partnerships that have helped us to become a leading mental health resource in the National Capital Region and of the progress we are making to strengthen our community and empower individuals to reach optimal mental wellness. You played a part as we celebrated health, hope, and wholeness. Where you proved EVERY mind needs support, attention, and care – EVERY day.

Because if we want to live in a strong, healthy community we must care for EVERY mind.

United States Congress
Senator Ben Cardin
Senator Chris Van Hollen

Congressman Don Beyer
Congressman Gerry Connolly
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton
Congressman Steny Hoyer
Congressman Donald McEachin
Congressman Jamie Raskin

Maryland State Senate
Senator Brian J. Feldman
Senator Cheryl C. Kagan
Senator Richard Madaleno
Senator William C. Smith
Senator Craig Zucker

Maryland State House of Delegates
Delegate Charles E. Barkley
Delegate Alfred C. Carr, Jr.
Delegate Bonnie L. Cullison
Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais
Delegate David Fraser-Hidalgo
Delegate James W. Gilchrist
Delegate Anne R. Kaiser
Delegate Ariana B. Kelly
Delegate Benjamin F. Kramer
Delegate Eric G. Luedtke
Delegate Aruna Miller
Delegate David Moon
Delegate Marice I. Morales
Delegate Andrew Platt
Delegate Pamela E. Queen
Delegate Kirill Reznik
Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez
Delegate Jeffrey D. Waldstreicher
Delegate Jheanelle K. Wilkins

Montgomery County Executive
The Honorable Isiah Leggett 

Montgomery County Council
The Honorable Roger Berliner
The Honorable Marc Elrich
The Honorable Nancy Floreen
The Honorable Tom Hucker
The Honorable Sidney Katz
The Honorable George Leventhal
The Honorable Nancy Navarro
The Honorable Craig Rice
The Honorable Hans Riemer

The Mayor of the District of Columbia
The Honorable Muriel Bowser

Council of the District of Columbia
The Honorable Jack Evans
The Honorable Vincent C. Gray
The Honorable Kenyan McDuffie
The Honorable Phil Mendelson
The Honorable Brianne K. Nadeau
The Honorable Brandon T. Todd

Prince George’s County Executive
The Honorable Rushern Baker,

County of Loudoun Board of Supervisors
The Honorable Phyllis J. Randall

Director Universities at Shady Grove
Dr. Stewart Edelstein

Superintendent Montgomery County Public Schools
Dr. Jack R. Smith

Lois Alperstein
Kate Bernard
Jamie Bresnick
Barbara Champaloux
Molly Dworken Herman
Susan Felzer
Sherry Ferrel
Amy Fink
Sharon Friedman
Jim Handly
Leon Harris
Steve Hull
Susan Karr
Joyce Katz

Carol Klein
Lori Klein
Robin Kreger
Agnes and Alan Leshner
Ann Mazur
Alan Meltzer
Melanie and Larry Nussdorf
Liz Rubenstein
Robin Schneider
Karishma Sheth
Chuck Short
Nancy Sommer
Niki Thrash
Lauren Wiseman

Kathleen McCallum

Vice Presidents
Jay Holland, Esq.
Joy Paul

James Hammond

Robert King

Stephanie Adams
Rachel Davis
Jacqueline Dennard
Cynthia Flanders
Anne Hefter
Michael Jacobs
Melanie Jacobsen
Joan Kleinman
Alyson Leydig
Lisa Luse, LCSW-C
Michael Moran
Elizabeth Riel
Abe Saffer
Carla Satinsky
Lauren Strawbridge
Shawn Talley


Presenting Sponsors

Bender Foundation, Inc.

Ronald and Joy Paul Family Foundation

Diamond Sponsors

Tiffany Sponsors

Pave Sponsors

Brown & Brown Insurance Agency of Virginia, Inc.
Cardinal Wealth Management, LLC
Clearview Communities
Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, PC
Dworken Families
Cynthia Flanders
Friedlander Misler, PLLC
Anne and Scott Hefter
Jay and Pam Holland
Melanie S. Jacobsen
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Benson and Carol Klein
Kathleen McCallum
Aly and Matt Leydig
The Meltzer Group
Saggar & Rosenberg, P.C.
Tom & Denise Murphy Family Fund
Mitchell and Liz Rubenstein
Dr. David and Carla Satinsky