Join us in recognizing the outstanding work of this year's health care honorees!

Salute! to Healthcare is GDAHC’s annual celebration of individuals and organizations who have transformed health and health care in our region. COVID-19 prevented us from hosting Salute! last year; so, this year we recognize two years of honorees. In addition to our Breakthrough, Eagle, and Sy Gottlieb Awards, we are proud to introduce a new award this year — The Guardian of Health Award to acknowledge those who have demonstrated servant leadership at its finest while guiding our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please join us as we celebrate the 2021 honorees as well as the many members, partners, and individuals who have been a part of GDAHC throughout the years.

2020-2021 Salute! to Healthcare

Thursday, May 13, 2021

8:00 A.M. - 9:30 A.M.

Sy Gottlieb Award

Joan Budden

Former President

Priority Health

Robert Casalou

President and CEO

Trinity Health Michigan

Robert G. Riney

President, Healthcare Operations &
Chief Operating Officer

Henry Ford Health System

Eagle Award

Award accepted by Karen Wood, Chief Executive Officer

Award accepted by Teresa Roscoe, Chief Operating Officer

Breakthrough Award

Lawrence Kenyatta

Substance Abuse Therapist,
Certified Prevention Consultant

Spectrum Child & Family Services

Dr. Erik Stier

Director of Population Health and Utilization Management

Delta Dental of Michigan

Introducing a special award category...

Guardian of Health Award

Jennifer Caruso

Director, Clinical Services, Wayne County, Department of Health, Human & Veteran Services,
CEO, Wayne County Healthy Communities

Carina Jackson

Chief Operations Officer

Mariners Inn

Janet Banks-McElrath, RN, BSN, MA

Faith Community Nurse

New Calvary Baptist Chuch

Wayne Health Mobile Unit

Phillip Levy, MD, MPH

Edward S. Thomas Endowed Professor and Associate Chair for Research - Department of Emergency Medicine Assistant Vice President for Translational Science and Clinical Research Innovation - Wayne State University Chief Innovation Officer - Wayne Health

Wayne Health & Wayne State University

Madiha Tariq, MPH

Deputy Director

ACCESS Community Health &
Research Center

Award accepted by Kristin Welch, Manager, Strategy and Operations,
Ford X

Sponsor this year's Salute! to Healthcare

Salute! offers substantial marketing and engagement opportunities to sponsors, offering ways to engage and demonstrate your support. We look forward to recognizing your participation as we honor this year's award recipients and their commitment to our community. Sponsorships provide not only the ability to acknowledge the outstanding work of these individuals and organizations but invests in our region’s future by supporting transformative programs and initiatives led by GDAHC and its partners.