2020 INAUGURAL FOUNDERS AWARD RECIPIENT
Patricia C. Phillips
Pat Phillips has been a champion of domestic violence services for over 40 years. It all started in 1979 with a Junior League initiative to identify the most pressing, unmet need in Stamford and the surrounding communities. Immediately Pat and nearly 100 of her co-members identified domestic violence. Pat recounts, “It was a stunning decision, given that few people at the time knew anything about domestic violence, and even fewer wanted to talk about it.” Without hesitation, Pat took on one of the most challenging, misunderstood and hidden issues of the day. Forty years later, the Domestic Violence Crisis Center as we know it today is thanks to Pat’s vision, leadership, fortitude and indomitable spirit.
John & Lynn Watkins
Holland & Knight
Pat & Bob Phillips
Wendy Herrick & David Owens
Jill & Kevin Plancher
Janill & Sahul Sharma
Viking Construction, Inc.
40th CELEBRATION COMMITTEE
Lisa Parrelli Gray
DVCC is committed to providing effective services, support and education for the prevention and elimination of domestic violence in the Connecticut communities of Stamford, Norwalk, Darien, New Canaan, Weston, Westport, Wilton, and beyond.
Kathleen Silard, MS, BSN, RN, FACHE
President & CEO, Stamford Health
Kathleen Silard began her career as a nurse in the pediatrics and the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Albert Einstein Hospital in New York. Following a transition to healthcare administration, she joined Stamford Health in 2003 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Kathleen led the organization’s facility master plan and was instrumental in opening the new Stamford Hospital on time and under budget. She was integral in the development of the Cohen Pediatric Emergency Department, the first dedicated pediatric ED in Fairfield County. Other notable accomplishments include expanding services at the Carl & Dorothy Bennett Cancer Center and joining Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Care Collaborative, developing a partnership with Hospital for Special Surgery and providing leadership that resulted in achieving Magnet® Distinction. In 2018, Kathleen was named President and CEO of Stamford Health.