December 2013 Issue

Spotlight Event

Celebrating Fifteen Years

More than 200 friends and supporters gathered on December 3rd in Boston to celebrate Community Catalyst’s 15th Anniversary and honor our President and Founder Kate Villers.

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This month, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren sent a congratulatory message to Community Catalyst President and Founder Kate Villers, who was honored at our 15th Anniversary celebration in Boston.

The New England Alliance for Children’s Health team presented the Champion for Children’s Health award to Dr. James Mandell, the former CEO of Boston Children’s Hospital, for his leadership on quality of care improvement and increasing coverage for children.

Christine Barber, senior policy analyst, explained in the National Journal that despite the roadblocks put in place by people who are against the Affordable Care Act, community groups are still moving forward to become Navigators and help consumers enroll in insurance.

In November, Community Catalyst re-launched its website at its familiar URL, We have worked hard to make the site more visually appealing and user-friendly to provide you with quick access to the latest Community Catalyst news, resources and information, and to better support your work. 

Community Catalyst has grown significantly over the past year. Join us in welcoming new staff members: Jaspreet Chowdhary, Michele Craig, William Dean, Bruce Gore, Marianna Islam, Elsa John, Andi Mullin, R. Scott Reedy, Carrie Rogers, Dustin Schaefer, Marla Shatkin, Erica Streit-Kaplan, Nikhita Thaper, Brian Warren and Suzanne Wikle.

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