Kraft Center Celebrates the Establishment of the Trefler Program for Cancer Equity

On November 18, 2016, over 100 academic medicine, community health and corporate leaders gathered to celebrate the establishment of the Trefler Practitioner Program for Cancer Equity at the Kraft Center for Community Health leadership. The program was established through a $1,000,000 gift from Pamela and Alan Trefler and the Trefler Foundation, to provide early screening, diagnosis and treatment of cancer in the most marginalized of vulnerable populations. In addition to the Trefler gift announcement, Dr. Jim O’Connell, founder of Boston’s Healthcare for the Homeless Program read from his recently published book, Stories from the Street. Please see additional photos from the event here.

 Robert Kraft, Pamela Trefler, and J Keith Motley posing together

Robert Kraft, Pamela Trefler and J. Keith Motley, Chancellor of UMass Boston

Christopher Lathan, Derri Shtasel, and David Ryan

Dr. Christopher Lathan (left) Director of Cancer Care Equity at Dana Farber Cancer Center, Dr. Derri Shtasel, Dr. David Ryan, Chief of Hematology and Oncology, MGH

Harriet Tolpin and Joan Pernice

Kraft Center Curriculum Director Harriet Tolpin, PhD (left) and Joan Pernice, RNC, MS, Clinical Health Affairs Director, Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers

guest listen to Dr. Jim O'Connell read from his book

Guests listen as Dr. Jim O’Connell reads from Stories from the Street

Jim O'Connell chats with guests

Dr. Jim O’Connell (center) chats with guests

 Gerald Chertavian and Jonathan Kraft

Gerald Chertavian, Founder of Year Up and Jonathan Kraft, President of The Kraft Group

David Torchiana, Derri Shtasel, and Pam Trefler

Dr. David Torchiana, President & CEO of Partners HealthCare with Dr. Derri Shtasel (center) and Pam Trefler

Kraft Center program graduates

Kraft Center graduates (from left) Leah Zallman, MD, MPH;  Marguerite Beiser, NP; and Genevieve Daftary, MD, MPH

Pam Trefler and Arlene Fortunato

Pam Trefler with Arlene Fortunato, Kraft Center Chief Development Officer