BOSTON, Feb. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second consecutive year nationally noted social and political humorist and comedian Jimmy Tingle will headline Whittier Street Health Center's annual fundraiser on Tuesday April 5th 2016, honoring legal pioneer Regina Pisa, the Chairman Emeritus of Goodwin Procter LLP and the second woman in 21 years to be honored. As the largest fundraising event, the annual Roast traditionally honors Boston's most prominent people and industry leaders. Building on this history, Ms. Pisa will be recognized for being a pioneer who has distinguished herself as a philanthropist and change agent in Boston's business community.
She was the first woman to lead an American Lawyer 100 law firm in the United States when she became Chairman of Goodwin Procter. Under her leadership, she transformed Goodwin Procter from a regional law firm with a $172.5 million revenue and approximately 300 attorneys, to a major national law firm with over 850 attorneys and over $770 million in revenue.
"Whittier is thrilled to honor a pioneering leader like Regina Pisa. In an illustrious and successful career, she is an inspiration and role model, and her contribution to the Boston community extends well beyond the legal field," said Frederica M. Williams, Whittier Street Health Center's president and CEO.
The event will raise more than $500,000 for the health center's 40 healthcare programs and services for Greater Boston's medically underserved.
Tingle, one of best political comedians in America, will serve as both host and celebrity auctioneer for the event. He has been featured on 60 Minutes, The Tonight Show, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and his own HBO special.
American Lawyer recognized Ms. Pisa's work and named her one of the "Top 50 Big Law Innovators of the Past 50 Years," cementing her legacy as one of the leaders of the Legal Industry. Ms. Pisa earned her A.B. from Harvard University's Radcliffe College in 1977, her B.A. from the University of Oxford in 1979, her M.A. from the same University in 1983, and her J.D from Georgetown University Law Center.
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About Whittier Street Health Center (www.wshc.org)
Whittier Street Health Center is a Joint Commission accredited, private, non-profit, independently licensed community health center dedicated to providing high quality, reliable and accessible primary healthcare and support services for diverse populations to promote wellness and eliminate health and social disparities. Serving nearly 30,000 clients with approximately 120,000 clinic visits and 20,000 community outreach visits annually, Whittier has a patient base which is ethnically and racially diverse and includes significant numbers of individuals from Roxbury, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, the South End and Greater Boston. Whittier provides a comprehensive array of 40 healthcare programs and services designed to meet the primary health care, behavioral health, and social needs of the community. Whittier is recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a level 3 (highest level) patient-centered medical home. Learn more at www.wshc.org.
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