2018 Gala Honoree

Visionary Leadership Award
Mark S. Kennard

For over 35 years and as the former Executive Director of Project COPE, Mark has been an innovative leader, creating and providing the highest level of recovery services and prevention programs for substance use disorders in our community. Since Mark joined Bridgewell after the Project COPE merger four years ago, he has continued to be a strong and passionate advocate for people suffering with this disorder.

Mark has held a variety of clinical, educational and executive roles in the non-profit and substance abuse arenas since 1981.  In addition, he has served as an Adjunct Faculty member of the Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Program at North Shore Community College and at the Salem State University Department of Social Work.

Mark has a BA in Child Study from Tufts University and a Masters in Social Work from Columbia University. He is currently a Licensed Independent Certified Social Worker in the State of MA and a nationally certified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP).

The Excellence in Service Award will honor and celebrate Bridgewell’s 60 years of service to Massachusetts. The Gala will be an opportunity to recognize the work and commitment Bridgewell makes in connecting people with possibilities.

Honor Mark Kennard by joining us at the Gala!

Friday, March 16, 2018 – Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, Back Bay, Boston