Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman and ConnectiCare President Eric Galvin to Serve as Honorary Co-Chairs for Mental Health Connecticut’s 2018 “Art of Wellbeing” Annual Fundraiser

Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman & Eric Calvin, President, ConnectiCare

Mental Health Connecticut (MHC), now in its 110th year as a private non-profit, has announced that Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman and ConnectiCare President, Eric Galvin will serve as honorary co-chairs of the organization’s annual fundraiser, Art of Wellbeing: A Time To Dance, on Saturday, November 10, 2018, from 6:00-9:30pm, at The Cabaret Theatre at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT.

Jocelyn Maminta, anchor and medical/health reporter for Channel 8 News-WTNH in New Haven, will be the emcee for the event. Maminta is a tireless advocate for nonprofits and an active champion for improving mental health services.

The 2018 Art of Wellbeing will be MHC’s finale event for its 110th anniversary year and the final push to meet its goal of raising $110,000: www.mhconn.org/be1of110. In celebration of its 110th, MHC is focusing on ways to improve your mind through movement. For 2018, the Art of Wellbeing’s featured art form is dance, continuing its tradition of discovering the infinite ways in which the arts play a powerful role in health and wellness.

The Judy Dworin Performance Project (JDPP) will be the featured artists at the Art of Wellbeing. An award-winning organization, JDPP’s work sparks awareness about social issues through compelling multi-arts experiences. A primary focus of the organization is to reach underserved populations.

ConnectiCare’s Eric Galvin said, “I’m pleased to co-chair the 2018 Art of Wellbeing event with Lieutenant Governor Wyman. As Connecticut’s local health plan, ConnectiCare is focused on creating healthier futures for our communities and our residents. Supporting the important work of MHC is a natural extension of our ConnectiCare brand promise to do more for our neighbors.”

Mental Health Connecticut was founded in 1908. A statewide, nonprofit organization with offices in six cities and serves more than 3,200 residents, MHC works with local and national leaders to instigate meaningful systems change and has helped thousands of individuals obtain a safe home, achieve whole health, find self-fulfillment, and become an active member of their community.

“We are honored to collaborate with Lieutenant Governor Wyman and Mr. Galvin. Making wellness and recovery possible for everyone has been MHC’s priority for 110 years. We are thrilled to have two leaders in our community who share this same value join our team for MHC’s big anniversary celebration and fundraiser,” Luis Pérez, President & CEO of Mental Health Connecticut.

The Art of Wellbeing is produced in partnership with presenting sponsor KÔTA. ConnectiCare is also a major sponsor. Tickets are $110 per person and can be purchased online. Guests can bid on trips and other sought-after prizes during the event. American Sign Language interpreting for the event will be provided by CoSign. For more information, go to: www.mhconn.org/AWB

About Mental Health Connecticut
Mental Health Connecticut (MHC) is a statewide, nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve mental health for all Connecticut residents. For 110 years, MHC has helped individuals achieve long-term wellness and independence while collaborating with local and national leaders to instigate meaningful systems change. MHC works to improve mental health services, promote recovery for people with mental health conditions, educate the community about the importance of mental wellness, and combat discrimination resulting from a mental health diagnosis. For more information, go to: www.mhconn.org.

About Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman
Nancy Wyman is Connecticut’s 108th Lieutenant Governor. She began a career in public service more than 30 years ago, including four terms in the State House of Representatives and as the first woman ever elected State Comptroller. Lieutenant Governor Wyman is a longtime supporter and advocate for military veterans, accessible healthcare, education, cancer research, and other health-related causes. She serves on the board of the American School for the Deaf and chairs the board of the Interagency Council for Ending the Achievement Gap and Access Health CT.

About ConnectiCare
ConnectiCare is a leading health plan in the state of Connecticut. A local company for more than 35 years, ConnectiCare has a full range of products and services for businesses, municipalities, individuals and those who are Medicare-eligible. By striving to make it easy for members to get the care they need, ConnectiCare leads the individual market in the state, and is ranked among the top commercial health plans in the nation, according to the National Committee for Quality Assurance. ConnectiCare is a subsidiary of Emblem Health of New York. For more information, visit connecticare.com. To learn about ConnectiCare’s health insurance plans, visit chooseconnecticare.com.

About Jocelyn Maminta

Jocelyn Maminta, WTNH

Over her distinguished 20-year broadcast career, Emmy Award nominated WTNH News 8 Medical reporter Jocelyn Maminta has anchored and reported for television stations across the country. A political science graduate of the University of Missouri in Columbia, Jocelyn has also been honored countless times as a champion for non-profits. She is co-founder of Caroline’s Room, a safe haven for families coping with the challenges and uncertainties surrounding the birth of a premature baby, and serves on the Board of Friends of Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital, the Arts Council of Greater New Haven, and is a member of the Junior League of Greater New Haven. Follow her on Twitter at: @jocelynmaminta