Gisselle Acevedo, President & CEO, Ackerman Institute for the Family, announced today the emcee and honorees for the 13th Annual Moving Families Forward Gala to take place at the InterContinental New York Barclay on Monday, October 21st, in New York City. The event benefits the vital programs and ongoing services for children and families at the Ackerman Institute for the Family.
Christina Ackermann, Executive Vice President, General Counsel of Bausch Health, and one of the Financial Times’ top 20 General Counsels globally for 2019, will be receiving the Ackerman Courageous Leadership Award.
Ashley De La Rosa, currently on Broadway as Janelle Woods in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, will be receiving the Ackerman Diversity & Inclusion Award.
Tamsen Fadal, 12-time Emmy-winning journalist for PIX11 News, executive producer and host of Broadway Profiles for The Broadway Channel, three-time author, speaker, and active philanthropist, will be honored with the Ackerman Family Advocate Award.
Maria Hinojosa, Founder & President of Futuro Media Group, Anchor and Executive Producer of Latino USA, will be receiving the Ackerman Humanitarian Award.
Kate Snow, anchor of NBC Nightly News Sunday, an award-winning Senior National Correspondent for NBC News, and contributing reporter for Nightly News with Lester Holt, TODAY, and Dateline NBC, will be honored with the Ackerman Champion of Hope Award.
Ackerman’s Social Work and Diversity Program, the 27-year old initiative that diversifies the family therapy field, will be receiving the Ackerman Legacy Honor.
About Ackerman Institute for the Family: As leaders for nearly 60 years in the training of therapists and the delivery of family therapy, the Ackerman Institute for the Family is a defender of the fundamental right to well-being, which includes access to mental health care for all families.
Our therapists use innovative approaches to complex and contemporary challenges facing families of every form and legacy. Ackerman is committed to placing the goals of diversity, equity, and inclusion at the center of everything we do, because we whole-heartedly believe that it is strong alliances that create change and drive success for our families and our communities.