Gala 2016 Photos Lisa Hammersley and Malden Mayor Gary Christenson Board member Barbara Durgin and Patty Kelly Board members, Jan and Eli Lipcon with board member, Barbara Durgin, Esq. Board president, Dave Barbato with his guests Gala co-chairs Michael and Michelle Dell Isola with honoree Joe Albanese and Janice Sylvester Board member Peter Allen and family Board member Rick Williams with his guests Ralph and Kim DiGiorgio Sponsors reception Councilor Neal Anderson, with board member Barbara Durgin, Esq. and Malden Mayor Gary Christenson Long time volunteer Dottie Long and Councilor Neal Anderson Bob Krauss, Tobi Goldberg and friends Madeline Albanese and friend Laura Rosi with ED of New Lease Tom P. GYFP Director Barbara Schwartz with Manager of Special Events Patty Kelly Having fun! The food was great! Gerry-Lynn Darcy with David McGlone Frank Kelly with Judy and Paul Doucette Kevin Duffy, Chad Ellis, Sharon Duffy, and Trish Blais Gala emcee Liz Walker with board members Eli and Jan Lipcon Board president Dave Barbato addressing the crowd CEO Jim Goebelbecker Rep. Paul Donato Liz Walker Superintendent David DeRuosi Joseph Albanese Madeline Albanese Kim DiGiorgio Former CEO Judy Perlman Housing advocate Kat Anthony Malden Mayor Gary Christenson and Lisa Hammersley Thanks Tuscan Kitchen! Thanks Salvatore’s! The main event Former gala honoree Sal Lupoli and Gerry-Lynn Darcy Meraki Theatre Collective Rep. Paul and Liz Brodeur Premiere performance of “Home” World Premier Band MATV’s Ron Cox and Mary Driscoll Jenna and Nick Coccimiglio Chad Ellis, Trish Blais, and Dockside Restaurant’s Jack Urbaczewski Demos Kouvaris and friends Sultan Olusekun Bill Goebelbecker with grandson Aidan Frank and Frankie Kelly and Quinn Beeler Demos Kouvaris and Lanre and Sultan Olusekun Getting down on the dance floor! CEO Jim Goebelbecker and Patty Kelly Thanks Davio’s! HFI staff at the photo booth Madeline Albanese with Jim Goebelbecker Melisa Gillis, Bob Scoville, Bill Cuff, and Sarah Webster Thanks Liz! Gala co-chairs Brian Slater and Michael Dell Isola Man of the Year: Joe Albanese Joe Albanese receiving his award Honoree Joe Albanese The live auction Dancing the night away What a great performance! Board member Chelley and Jeremiah Casey Some of our rockstar volunteers! Stacia Silvia Two thumbs up!