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Gaylord National Hotel – Riverview Ballroom, National Harbor, Maryland
Thursday, October 14, 2021
6 PM EDT – Silent Auction and Reception
7 PM EDT – Dinner and 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 - Calista Garcia
Confessional folk-rock singer-songwriter Calista Garcia brings mix of complexity and sophistication to her confessional musings that carry a hint of pop and blues. Her style harkens back to ’70s classic acts such as Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles, Paul Simon and Joni Mitchell, but with a fresh modern twist.
Her debut extended play (EP) collection “Wild Woman” was released in April 2019 to much critical acclaim, garnering a nomination for “Best Roots/Country EP” in the 2020 Independent Music Awards. She is currently working on her next record, entitled “A Beautiful World”, set to be released this year.
A prolific songwriter who plays guitar, piano, ukulele, bass, mandolin and harmonica, Calista also writes for film/television placement and the stage, having completed her second classic-rock inspired musical, Crystal Skies, which was a 2020 semifinalist for the Eugene O’Neill Musical Theatre Conference.
A member of ASCAP and the Dramatists Guild, Calista is the 2020 National YoungArts Gold Medal Winner in Voice, a 2019 Strathmore Artist in Residence, a 2017 & 2018 Berklee Performance Showcase Winner, the 2017 Bernard Ebbs Young Songwriter of the Year and a two-time Grammy Foundation Young Songwriter Program Artist. Calista is on the roster of worldwide Takamine guitar artists.
Invocation - Bishop Roy Edward Campbell, Jr.
In 1999, Bishop Roy Edward Campbell, Jr. entered the archdiocese’s permanent diaconate program in the Class of 2004’s Aspirant Year. During that time, he assisted in planning and serving in liturgies, tutoring grade school children through St. Gabriel parish’s Petworth Youth Program, volunteered at Bethlehem House with adults who had physical and learning disabilities and at the Joseph P. Kennedy Institute with children who had emotional and learning disabilities.
In January 2003, Campbell entered Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary to begin his priestly formation, and completed his seminary studies at in 2007, graduating with a Master of Divinity degree. He was ordained into the priesthood on May 26, 2007 by Cardinal Donald Wuerl.
Bishop Campbell’s first parish assignment was as parochial vicar at Saint Augustine parish in Washington 2007 to 2008, while also taking care of the sacramental needs of Immaculate Conception parish in Washington for six months. He was appointed pastor of Assumption Catholic Church in southeast Washington in 2008, and in 2010 was appointed to his current assignment, as pastor of Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Largo.
Bishop Campbell was ordained as an auxiliary bishop of Washington on April 21, 2017 by Cardinal Wuerl at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle.
In addition to being the pastor of Saint Joseph’s, he has served as dean of Middle Prince George’s County, and is a member of the Clergy Personnel Board, Vocations Board and College of Consultors.
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. Those unable to attend in-person are invited to join us online for the virtual livestream event.