Thank you to everyone who made North Stars a tremendous success!
Celebrating Innovators & Champions of Mental Health
May 19, 2016
5:00pm – 7:00pm | Registration at 4:30pm
Farella Braun + Martel LLP, Russ Building
235 Montgomery Street, 17th Floor, San Francisco
Please join Mental Health Association of San Francisco in honoring our community’s champions and innovators in mental health and recovery. MHASF’s benefit event celebrates leaders who have dedicated themselves to advancing mental health, promoting recovery and fighting stigma. The event is dedicated to recognizing our community’s outstanding mental health leaders while helping MHASF continuing its mission to fight stigma of mental illness.
Hors d’oeuvres and Silent Auction
Featured Speakers & Honorees
Emcee | Dave Clark of KTVU-TV
Dave Clark joined KTVU Channel 2 as Co-Anchor of “The KTVU Channel 2 Morning News” in November 2007. He is an award-winning newsman and actor with more than 35 years of broadcasting experience. Clark started his broadcast news career in radio when he was 17 years old in his hometown of Philadelphia, PA. Mr. Clark serves on boards of several civic organizations including “The Challenger’s Boys and Girls Club” and “Cure Autism Now.”
Feature Speaker | Kevin Hines
Kevin Hines is an award-winning global speaker, bestselling author, documentary filmmaker, and suicide prevention and mental health advocate. Two years after Kevin was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, he attempted to take his life by jumping from the golden gate bridge. His story was featured in the 2006 film “The Bridge” by film director and producer Eric Steel. People are inspired by his story of courage and resilience and has reached out to him expressing thanks for his message of hope.
Outstanding Government Leader | State Senator Mark Leno
Senator Leno was elected to the California Senate in 2008. He currently represents the 11th Senate District of California. During his tenure in the Legislature, Senator Leno has fought for better schools and access to higher education, single-payer universal health care, safer streets and equal rights for all Californians. Senator Leno also introduced the SB 614. SB 614 establishes a Peer and Family Support Certification Program.
Outstanding Community Leader | San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim
Supervisor Jane Kim is the first Korean-American elected official in San Francisco. She has dedicated her career to serving communities in San Francisco. Jane is a proven progressive leader who has fought to expand access to affordable housing, protect renters and close the income gap. Jane is running for Senate to ensure our community has a representative in Sacramento who is working hard to address these challenges.
Outstanding Community Mental Health Leader | Eve Meyer
Eve Meyer is the Executive Director of San Francisco Suicide Prevention for over 20 years. She is a spokesperson on suicide issues and an innovative leader in the community with her advocacy work in suicide prevention. The suicide prevention line is expanding its services and continuing an innovative approach of providing its services with the leadership of Eve Meyer.
Outstanding MHASF Champion | Mason Turner, MD
Dr. Mason Turner is the Chief of the Department of Psychiatry at Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco Medical Center. Dr. Turner earned his AB degree in psychology from Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH, and completed his MD degree at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center/ Parkland Hospital in Dallas, TX. He completed his residency in psychiatry at Harvard University Medical School through Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital, in Boston, MA.
Outstanding San Francisco Community Leader | David Elliott-Lewis
Dr. David Elliot-Lewis is a lifelong advocate who devotes his time to writing, photography and volunteering, all with a focus on improving himself by helping his community, the democratic process and striving for social justice. Dr. Lewis serves on the Mental Health Board of San Francisco and is speaker with MHASF’s S.O.L.V.E. Speakers Bureau.
Outstanding San Francisco Community Leader | Jo Robinson
Jo Robinson, former Director of Behavioral Health Services of the San Francisco Department of Public Health. Former Director Robinson has served the San Francisco community for over 30 years and has striven to transform the mental health system as a leader in providing recovery and well integrated services.
Outstanding Community Champion | Estela Garcia, DMH
Dr. Estela Reyes Garcia is a second generation Chicana and a daughter of farm workers. Estela began working as a Community Health Worker in rural California in 1975. She obtained her doctorate degree from UCSF and joined IFR in 1985 as a staff psychologist. Through her tireless work and leadership Estela integrated approaches to care for Latino children, youth, adults, and families. In 2005 she became the Executive Director and supervising clinical psychologist at Instituto Familiar de la Raza, Inc.
Outstanding Community Champion | Jennifer Friedenbach
During her tenure, she has achieved several significant victories fighting side by side with homeless people. These victories include the creation of a local housing subsidy serving hundreds of homeless families, the halting of displacement of more than1,000 households, and the expansion of substance abuse treatment programs resulting in decreased overdoses and shorter waits for services. Ms. Friedenbach spearheaded numerous legislative reforms protecting the rights of homeless people, and garnered funding for programs that have saved countless lives.
Register for the evening reception online as a Supporter!
Individual Seating: $90
Couple Tickets: $160
*The deadline for online registration is May 17th, 2016 . A limited amount of tickets will be available at the door.
Interested in sponsoring the reception?
*Sponsors will receive:
• Attendance tickets to distribute or designate for individual sponsorship
• Included in branding, marketing, and outreach materials
• Discounted attendance to certain MHASF sponsored training
For more information about tickets or sponsorship please contact MHASF Managing Director Rachel Del Rossi at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-421-2926 ext. 330