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Gaylord National Hotel – Riverview Ballroom, National Harbor, Maryland
Thursday, October 13, 2022 | 24th Annual Drug-Free Kids Campaign Awards
6:30 pm Silent Auction and Reception
7:00 pm Awards Presentation
Master of Ceremonies - Anita Brikman
Senior Vice President, Communications & Public Affairs, Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) and Executive Director, CHPA Educational Foundation
Anita Brikman joined CHPA in 2016 and is responsible for leading the association’s communications team, as well as acting as the Executive Director of the CHPA Educational Foundation, an organization devoted to promoting medicine safety to consumers nationwide. She also plays a leadership role in medicine abuse prevention campaigns.
Prior to joining CHPA, Anita served as Senior Vice President, Communications and Outreach, at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) where she led communications and marketing for the association and its affiliates, including the National Hospice Foundation.
For more than two decades prior to her association work, Brikman worked as a news anchor and health reporter in the major television markets of Philadelphia, Pa., (WPVI 6ABC) and Washington, D.C., (WUSA 9), where she served as chief medical correspondent directing coverage on a wide range of healthcare issues.
Musical Performance - Sean Ardoin
The Ardoin name is one of the most revered in Creole and Zydeco music. Sean's family legacy started with legendary Creole musician Amedee’ Ardoin, whose songs are the foundation for Cajun and Creole music, followed by Bois Sec Ardoin, one of the best-known practitioners of the state's rural Creole sound for decades, and his father Lawrence "Black" Ardoin. After co-leading the critically acclaimed Zydeco outfit Double Clutchin', Sean set out on his own musical journey in 1999.
Sean has performed everywhere, including Carnegie Hall, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, BET's Comic View, Southern Charm New Orleans, a Bravo reality show, Queen Sugar, Oprah’s OWN network, NCIS New Orleans, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and most recently Good Morning America, helping to shed light on the two hurricanes that hit his hometown of Lake Charles, LA. With his current CD, “Live in New Orleans” and his recent Third Grammy Nomination, Sean is ready to bring that Kreole flavor to you with all the spice you can stand!
Invocation - Bishop James Watson of Imani Temple
Bishop James R. Watson is Senior Pastor of Imani Temple African American Catholic Congregation. He also serves as a senior procurement analyst with the Air Force Acquisition Policy team (HAF SAF/AQCP) at the Pentagon. A U.S. Air Force veteran with numerous service awards, Bishop Watson has a long career in the public sector, having worked for Fannie Mae, the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Detection Organization (JIEDDO) and the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). Bishop Watson was ordained presbyterate in 2000 and episcopacy in 2022, has an MA from the Wesley Theological Seminary and a BS from the University of Phoenix.
CADCA is committed to providing a safe, healthy and memorable Drug-Free Kids Campaign Awards Dinner experience! We have been closely monitoring local, state and federal guidelines related to large gatherings, and have consulted with our host and vendor partners to ensure extended protocols are in place on-site. Accordingly, out of an abundance of caution and safety, CADCA invites all registered guests who are fully vaccinated to join us in-person.