Time Left

Community Partner Awards 2023

  • The Wilson
  •  January 1, 1970   — January 1, 1970
  • 06:00 pm — 12:00 am



“Exceptional Government & Community Leadership Award” 

Senator Monica MartinezSenator, The New York State Senate 

Senator Monica Martinez was first elected to the New York State Senate in 2018 representing the 3rd District and is now serving a second term representing the 4th District. She serves as Chair of Local Government, listening to and addressing the needs and concerns of municipalities across the state.  While in office, Senator Martinez has supported legislation to make Long Island a more affordable place to live by making the 2% Property Tax Cap permanent. She has fought for and secured record funding for our schools, ensuring Long Islanders get their fair share from Albany. Senator Martinez has also supported common sense gun-safety measures, authored legislation protecting and expanding a woman’s right to quality health care, and advocated for and restored funding to programs that support our seniors, veterans and their families. Prior to her election to the Senate, Senator Martinez was an educator and Assistant Principal in the Brentwood School District and served on the Suffolk County Legislature. She holds a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education from New York University. 

“Outstanding Leadership in Healthcare Award” 

LaRay BrownCEO, One Brooklyn Health System, Inc. , President & CEO, Interfaith Medical Center 

In 2017, LaRay Brown was appointed CEO of the One Brooklyn Health System, Inc., which includes 12 ambulatory care centers, three hospitals, two nursing homes, an assisted living and independent living facility, a transitional housing program, an urgent care center and a retail pharmacy. Ms. Brown was instrumental in the founding of One Brooklyn Health System and bringing together the three diverse boards of Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, Interfaith Medical Center and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center to establish a new governance structure that would accommodate the combination of these three health systems. As CEO, Ms. Brown is responsible for the clinical and administrative integration of the health systems and the implementation of a $664 million capital program. Ms. Brown has also served as President and CEO of Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn since 2016. Previously, Ms. Brown had a 28-year career with New York City Health and Hospitals (H&H). She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and received her graduate training at the University of Pennsylvania FELS Center for Government Policy.