Celebrating Fatherhood

Celebrating Fatherhood


Thank you to everyone who joined our Celebrating Fatherhood virtual event!

We had a wonderful time celebrating dads across Massachusetts.

Dr. Craig Andrade moderated a panel of fatherhood experts who spoke about the significance actively involved dads have in their children's lives, and we heard powerful stories from fathers whose lives have been changed by Children's Trust programs.

We were also thrilled to honor Michael F. Collins, MD, Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, with the Governor Paul Cellucci Fatherhood Award.

Watch Dr. Michael Collins Receive the Governor Paul Cellucci Fatherhood Award


Hear from Our Dads

Watch our Celebrating Fatherhood Panel Discussion


Fatherhood Panel Moderator

Craig S. Andrade, RN, MPH, DrPH, is Associate Dean of Practice, Director of The Activist Lab, Associate Professor of Community Health Sciences, Acting Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice, and Interim Chair of the Department of Community Health Sciences at Boston University’s School of Public Health. His research interests include healthy socialization of boys and men, fatherhood engagement and behavioral risk management, and resilience-building among children, adolescents, and young adults.

Our Fatherhood Panelists

Mike Caban has a decade of experience as a family support professional with the Children’s Trust Healthy Families program in Fall River, MA. In that role, he offers young moms and dads home visits and group services to support them as they adjust to their new role as parents. Mike is the father of a 12-year-old son and a former participant in Healthy Families.

Steven Pascal is the Director of Home Visiting at the Children's Trust. He leads the Healthy Families Massachusetts Implementation Team, providing support and technical assistance to the statewide network of Healthy Families Massachusetts programs serving first-time young parents. Steven also oversees the Children's Trust Fatherhood Initiative, which works to advance evidence-based programs and trainings that support fathers, their families, and the professionals who work with them.

Tyler Stanton is a group facilitator of the Children’s Trust Nurturing Fathers parenting group for fathers housed at and/or transitioning out of the Hampshire County Jail and House of Correction. Tyler is a successful graduate of the same program and dad to two young boys.

For any questions, please contact Ray Goodman,
Director of Advancement, at 603-781-4103.


2021 Host Committee 

George Atanasov
, Chair
Johnson & Johnson
Daniel J. Connelly
ML Strategies
Christopher Dunn
UMass Amherst
Hubert James
Kimble Applications
Thomas M. Martin, Jr.
Spero Therapeutics

Kahlil Mitchell
Moderna Therapeutics
Francis Orlando
Eric W. Solfisburg
Zachary Stanley

2021 Celebrating Fatherhood Sponsors

  Thank you to this year's generous sponsors!


Gold Sponsor | $10,000 

Silver Sponsors | $5,000 

Beghou Consulting
Richard Campbell
The Chisholm Family
College of the Holy Cross
The Drew Company
ML Strategies
Tufts Health Plan and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care


Bronze Sponsors | $2,500

Brodeur Partners
Cape Cod Healthcare
Curry College
Dempsey, Lucey & Associates
The DuFour Family
Homewood Suites by Hilton / First Bristol Corporation
Johnson & Johnson
Massachusetts Biotechnology Council
Walter De Gruyter, Inc.
The Winchenbaugh Family

media contact

Alicia Curran