2019 Black & Red Committee

Yvette Meléndez

John Alves
Gregory Deavens
David Holmgren
Marjorie Morrissey
Elease Wright

2019 Black & Red Clinical Leaders

Pamela J. Clark, BSN, MPH
Nurse Manager, Brownstone Ambulatory Care Services

Amy Schroder, MSN, RN, CNML
Director, Women's Health & Ambulatory Services

Cunegundo Vergara, MD, FACP
Medical Director, Brownstone Ambulatory Care Services

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Black & Red 2019
Benefiting Brownstone Ambulatory Care Services

Saturday, January 26, 2019
The Bushnell, Hartford

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For your convenience, we have arranged special discounted rates on hotel rooms, car service, and tuxedo rentals.  Click here for pricing and booking information, as well as helpful hints about the evening.



About the Brownstone Ambulatory Care Services at Hartford Hospital

At Hartford Hospital, our involvement in the community is woven into our identity. Contributing to the health and well-being of our neighbors isn’t just something we do; it is who we are.   


Central to the community benefits the hospital provides is our Brownstone Ambulatory Care Services. The clinic welcomes all in need, seeing over 40,000 visitors annually for adult primary and specialty care, and 17,000 for dental care, many involving complex medical conditions that require a specialist. Additionally, the clinic is home to the largest HIV facility in the state, caring for up to 800 patients.


Many of the clinic’s patients are homeless and unemployed, struggling with psychiatric disorders, cultural barriers, and a lack of healthcare literacy. Without the clinic, many patients might wait months for an appointment with a specialist or forgo much-needed treatment altogether. Unlike community clinics with staff dedicated solely to their facility, the Brownstone is unique in that Hartford Hospital physicians and specialists from all medical fields donate their time to the clinic so our community patients are seen by the very best physicians.


With all that it does, the busy Brownstone Ambulatory Care Services has outgrown its current location on Retreat Avenue in Hartford. A new clinic building at 132-138 Jefferson Street will open in spring 2019. Proceeds from the Black & Red will support Hartford Hospital’s commitment to serving the most vulnerable in our community. 



Black & Red Entertainment
Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper

Legendary singer, songwriter, and actress Cyndi Lauper started collecting major awards with her breakthrough She’s So Unusual, which earned a Best New Artist Grammy (1985) and made her the first female artist in history to debut with four top-five singles. Since then, she has won an Emmy (1995), amassed global sales in excess of 50 million albums, and earned a Tony (2013) for best original score for the musical Kinky Boots.

Ranked among VH1’s 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll, Lauper has been nominated for 15 Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, seven American Video Awards, and 18 MTV Awards. With 11 studio albums to her credit, the pop icon was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2015. For more information, please visit cyndilauper.com. 




Thank you to our sponsors!



Premier Sponsor

DellEmc Logo



Marquee Sponsor

The Hartford Logo



Leadership Sponsors

All Waste Logo HH Medical Staff Logo Stanley Black & Decker Logo
  United Technologies Logo 2019  

Presenting Sponsors


  • Balyasny Asset Management
  • CFM Logo
  • Constitution Surgery Alliance Logo
  • FIP Construction logo
  • Travelers Logo


Producer Sponsors


  • Alliance Bernstein logo
  • Concord HealthCare logo
  • GNYHA Ventures Logo
  • Greywolf Capital logo
  • Integrated Anesthesia Associates
  • Jefferson Radiology logo
  • K1 logo
  • Marjorie E. Morrissey
  • Neuberger Berman logo
  • Orthopedic Associates of Hartford
  • Standard General logo

Director Sponsors

  • ABS Investment logo
  • Adams and Knight logo
  • DanaherLagnese logo
  • Fidelity Investment logo
  • Halo logo
  • Hoffman Auto logo
  • Live Nation Logo
  • Long Pond Capital logo
  • MBH logo
  • MGG logo
  • Mintz+Hoke Media Only
  • Stockbridge logo

Spotlight Sponsors

Aksia, LLC
Athena Health Care Systems
Connecticut Children's Medical Center 
Connecticut Hospital Association
Consulting Cardiologists, PC 
Cooney, Scully and Dowling
Custom Electric, Inc.
Fiduciary Investment Advisors, LLC 
Frontier Communications
Gilbane Building Company
Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, PC 
M/E Engineering, P.C.
ProHealth Physicians 
TD Bank
Telserv, LLC
Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, PC
Wiggin and Dana LLP


We would like to thank the following for contributing a portion or all services to the success of the 2019 Black & Red:

Hartford Business Journal
Hartford Courant
JT Ghamo
Premier Limousine
Quast Media
Service Press