Actors’ Fund Health Center

March 2, 2017

The Actors’ Fund of America held a ribbon cutting ceremony today for their new Samuel J. Friedman Health Center. The center is now located at 729 Seventh Avenue on the 12th floor, offering a much larger space to better serve the entertainment community, and will be operated in partnership with the Mount Sinai Doctors. The doors officially open on March 6th, and the expanded space boasts state of the art facilities.

The Lambs and the Fund have held a close relationship from the very beginning. Among the founding members of the Fund (1882) was Shepherd J. Lester Wallack; The Fund’s first VP was Lamb A.P. Palmer, and Secretary was Lamb Daniel Frohman. Of the Fund’s 12 Chairman, eight were Lambs: Lester Wallack, Albert Palmer, Louis Aldrich, Daniel Frohman, Walter Vincent, Vinton Freedley, Louis A. Lotito and Tom Dillon. The current President & CEO, Joe Benincasa is a Lamb, and past Lambs who were Fund Trustees include AJ Pocock, Mike Mearian, Ed Herlihy and Fran Gaar. Read more on the Fund by clicking here.

Above (L.r.) Lamb Joe Benincasa (CEO of the Fund), Shepherd Marc Baron (also SAG-AFTRA Board member), Charles Gemmill (SAG-AFTRA Board member), leslie Shreve (Lamb’s Council member and SAG-AFTRA Board Member), Maureen Donnelly (SAG-AFTRA Board Member, SAG-AFTRA Motion Picture Players’ Welfare Fund), Brian Stokes Mitchell (Fund Chairman of the Board), Mike Hodge (NY President SAG-AFTRA), Cathy Lilly, Rebecca Damon (SAG-AFTRA Exec. VP, SAG-AFTRA Foundation Board) and Maura Walker (SAG-AFTRA staff).

Shepherd Marc Baron, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and Lambs Council member leslie Shreve