The Dr. Catherine White Achievement Award is presented to a person whose achievement in his/her chosen career has shown to benefit at-risk populations, particularly those with intellectual/developmental disabilities and/or children and youth.
Subha V. Barry President Working Mother Media
Subha V. Barry is President of Working Mother Media. She oversees Working Mother magazine, workingmother.com, Diversity Best Practices (the leading corporate membership organization supporting diversity and inclusion), and the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE).
Subha’s career spans 30 years of experience in front-line business, operational, and leadership roles where she has built cohesive and productive teams to be agents of change. She has shown how strong and inclusive leadership can drive business results and profitability.
During her 21 years at Merrill Lynch, Subha was a wealth advisor, a branch manager, the leader of the Multicultural Business Development Group and Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion.
At Freddie Mac, she was the Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer with oversight of Diversity & Inclusion, Supplier Diversity, Community Engagement and the Freddie Mac Foundation.
She has taught Gender Policy at Columbia University and speaks passionately about the ability to drive innovation by embracing diversity and creating a culture of inclusion. She serves on a number of boards aligned with her passions – education, cancer research and women and girls.
Subha is married to her college sweetheart, Jim, for 32 years and has 2 adult children, Tara and Jay, and a trifecta of Yorkies – Willy, Sophie and Lucy.
HeartShare Visionary Award
The HeartShare Visionary Award is presented to a person(s) whose work honors our past, shapes our present, and transforms our future by building a foundation for success for HeartShare and the community we support.
Michael Sklow Managing Director Global head of Payments, Ledgers and Controls within Enterprise Operations Co-head of the Disability Interest Forum Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Linda Dano Heart Award
The Linda Dano Heart Award is presented to a celebrity who has demonstrated the highest commitment to the betterment of the lives of at-risk populations, particularly those with intellectual/developmental disabilities and/or children and youth.
John A. Gallagher Film Director A fixture on the New York scene for 40 years as a director, writer, producer, author, historian and educator, with a wide range of international filmmaking resources and relationships, and a highly regarded, encyclopedic knowledge of films and filmmaking, John’s track record is especially strong in discovering and mentoring new talent, both in front of and behind the camera. In the past ten years, 22 features and shorts have been produced under his 305 Media Group banner.
After graduating Emerson College in 1978, John made his directorial debut with the rock ‘n roll musical comedy Beach House (1982), acquired by New Line Cinema, then directed college pal Denis Leary in two shorts, Kurt Vonnegut’s Long Walk to Forever and Other Men’s Wives. He and action star Steve James co-wrote, Gallagher directed, and James starred in the cult action movie Street Hunter (1990, Columbia/ TriStar) for executive producer Menahem Golan, co-starring Frank Vincent, with John Leguizamo in his first starring role. Gallagher wrote and directed the multi-award winning feature Men Lie (1994) and the cult comedy classic The Deli (1997) with an all-star cast including Gretchen Mol, Chris Noth, Jerry Stiller, Ice T, Frank Vincent, Debi Mazar, Iman, Tony Sirico, Heather Matarazzo and Michael Imperioli. The National Board of Review cited The Deli with an award for Excellence in Filmmaking. Blue Moon (2000, Castle Hill), also written and directed by Gallagher, followed, starring Ben Gazzara, Rita Moreno, Burt Young, and Zach Braff.
Other features include the improv comedy Cupidity (2004), which he directed, and producing stints on the features The Insurgents (2006) and Mother’s Day Massacre (2007). He directed a series of award-winning shorts (I Love You, Beautiful, We Remember, Want, Wink) and wrote the books Film Directors on Directing, Nothing Sacred: The Cinema of William Wellman (with Frank Thompson), and Hollywood’s Forgotten Master: The Life and Times of Tay Garnett. His writings have also appeared in Rolling Stone, American Cinematographer,Fangoria, and many others.
Most recently Gallagher directed The Networker (2015, The Orchard), starring Steve Stanulis, William Forsythe, Sean Young and Stephen Baldwin, and just debuted Sarah Q at the Golden Door International Film Festival, where Emmy James was awarded Best Actress in a Feature. Sarah Q, a serio-comic tale about a young woman in acting school in Manhattan, stars Burt Young, Sally Kirkland, The Deuce’s Garry Pastore, and The Sopranos’ Tony Sirico, Vincent Pastore, Federico Castelluccio, William DeMeo, and Artie Pasquale. A theatrical release is planned for 2019.
Gallagher has taught classes at School of Visual Arts, The Neighborhood Playhouse and others including current classes at One on One NYC.
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