PCDC Gala Reception

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

5:00-9:00 pm

Tribeca Rooftop
2 Desbrosses St
New York, NY 10013

Business Attire

The Gala Reception is almost here!

PCDC’s annual marquee event will kick off the holiday season in 2019, bringing together hundreds of health leaders to celebrate our mission: achieving health equity for all.

At last year’s 25th anniversary gala, PCDC announced our $1 billion milestone in expanding primary care access.

This year, join us for a fun and festive evening as we honor primary care champions, enjoy rooftop views, and toast to continued success.

If you have questions, please contact events@pcdc.org.


Kemi Alli, MD, is CEO of Henry J. Austin Health Center (HJAHC) in Trenton, NJ, which primarily serves residents living below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Before assuming leadership as CEO, Dr. Alli served for seven years as Chief Medical Officer and has been a pediatrician at the center for nearly two decades. Through $2.95 million in PCDC financing, HJAHC will soon expand and upgrade its main site, increasing trauma-informed care access for Trenton’s most vulnerable residents. Read a recent Q&A. 

C. Dean Germano, MHSc, is CEO of Shasta Community Health Center (SCHC), a nonprofit primary health care system in Northern California. Since 1992 Mr. Germano has overseen SCHC’s extensive expansion, including construction of the 16,600-square-foot Anderson Family Health and Dental Center, made possible through $9.8 million in PCDC financing. SCHC provides affordable medical, dental, and behavioral health services in a community where 92 percent of patients live below the federal poverty level. Read a recent Q&A. 


Daniel T. McGowan, MS, served as Chair of the PCDC Board of Directors from 2004 to 2019, leading the organization’s extraordinary growth as a national Community Development Financial Institution. Mr. McGowan is the Chairman of Hygea Health Holdings and former President and COO of HIP Health Plans, now EmblemHealth. His earlier roles included Executive Director of Catholic Charities for the Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre, New York, and VP for Planning and Program Development at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

Ruth Salzman, MBA, served on the PCDC Board of Directors from 1997 to 2019, most recently as Treasurer, helping the organization achieve $1.1 billion in leveraged financing — directed exclusively toward underserved communities. Ms. Salzman is CEO of The Russell Berrie Foundation, which provides financial and strategic support for visionaries, institutions, and unsung heroes doing groundbreaking work. Earlier, Ms. Salzman served as SVP of Commercial Lending & Investing within the Community Development Group of JPMorgan Chase. Read a recent Q&A.