2020 Virtual One Hope Gala

June 18, 2020, VIRTUAL EVENT, NH
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Honoring William C. Brewster, VP Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Presented by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Join us June 18th, 2020 from 6:30-8:00 for our re-imagined Virtual Gala. Silent and Live Auction, inspiring stories from the T1D community, and of course, Fund A Cure!

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Fund A Cure

Fund A Cure immediately follows the Live Auction portion of the evening. Fund A Cure is an opportunity to make an impact on the lives of people living with T1D and their loved ones through a 100% tax-deductible donation, which will accelerate life-changing research. Fund A Cure donations will be invested in JDRF’s effective and focused research agenda aimed to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until there is a cure.

  • Interested in being apart of this event as a sponsor? Contact Brian Shankey bshankey@jdrf.org for more details.


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William Brewster, MD, FACP, CHIE is Vice President of the New Hampshire market for Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, a not-for-profit health services company.  Harvard Pilgrim and its family of companies provide health benefit plans, programs and services to more than 3 million members in New England and beyond. William is part an organization of over 1,600 employees who are committed to improving the health and well-being of its members and the community.

William joined Harvard Pilgrim in 2012 as Medical Director and then in 2014 as Chief Medical Officer for Benevera Health, a joint venture involving Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Elliot Health System, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Frisbie Memorial Hospital, formed to improve the quality of health care in New Hampshire while reducing costs.  In addition, he served as Harvard Pilgrim’s Utilization Management Medical Director, overseeing the evaluation of medical necessity, appropriateness, and efficiency of the use of health care services.

A board-certified internist who has practiced in New Hampshire for over thirty years, William received his undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont in 1977 and his medical degree from George Washington University in 1981. He completed his residency at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC.

Prior to joining Harvard Pilgrim, William held several leadership positions in the health care industry including serving as Medical Director for Seacoast Redicare, Medical Director for the IPA Physicians Association of Rochester and Director of the IPA’s PHO Health Advantage New Hampshire.

William currently serves on the board of directors for Frisbie Memorial Hospital and Memorial Hospital, the Citizens Health Initiative, the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, the Business and Industry Association and the Foundation for Healthy Communities. He was also recently honored as one of New Hampshire’s top 200 influential business leaders from New Hampshire Business Review.

A New Hampshire native, William resides in the Merrimack County area of New Hampshire with his wife Jo-Ann.

  • 2019-Scott Christensen, Managing Partner, Northwestern Mutual Northern New England Financial Network

    2018- Maureen Toohey, Managing Partner, Toohey Law Group, LLC

    2017- Senator Susan Collins and Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Senators for Maine and New Hampshire

    2016- Lisa Guertin, President, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

    2015- Scott Goodrich, President

    2014- Tom Raffio, President and CEO of Northeast Delta Dental

    2013- Ed Damiano, Ph.D. and Steven Russell, MD, Ph.D.

    2012-Stefany Shaheen, Chief Operating Officer, Good Measures and Former National Chair, JDRF Children’s Congress

    2011- Dr. Donald Logan, Southern NH Radiology Consultants

    2010- Frederick Baldwin

    2009- Joe Reilly, President and CEO of Centrix Bank

    2008- Judy and Walt Havenstein Jr.

    2007- Alyson Pitman-Giles, President and CEO, Catholic Medical Center

    2006- Sean Owen, President, WEDU

    2005-Steve Schubert, UBS Financial Services

    2004- Elias Ashooh, President, Elias E. Ashooh, Inc.

    2003- Jeff Eisenberg, Monarchs Cares Foundation

    2002- Dean Kamen, DEKA Research and Development



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Brian Shankey
603-263-4346 | bshankey@jdrf.org

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