Reserve your seat at the 2023 Sunbeam Award Gala 

by | Jun 1, 2023 | News

Color illustration of the Sunbeam's bow cruising toward the reader with sun behind it.

Join the Mission to honor Sharon Daley, R.N. and the Mission’s Healthcare Partners during the Sunbeam Award Gala on Thursday, August 17 at the Bar Harbor Club. Reservations are now open for both full tables and individual seats. 

This year’s Sunbeam awardees were chosen for their commitment to provide exceptional care to island residents served by the Sunbeam. “Sharon and our healthcare partners have created a unique and powerful network that has served the residents of Maine’s outer islands for more than 20 years,” says Mission President John Zavodny.  

Daley retired from the Mission as the Director of Island Health at the end of 2022 after 21 years aboard the Sunbeam. Daley was first hired to set up the Mission’s telehealth program, but the program quickly expanded and adapted to suit the changing needs of island residents. Daley made home health care checks, helped schedule specialist visits, and gained the trust and respect of hundreds of her patients.  

Five of the Mission’s healthcare partners will also be recognized, including the Maine Center for Disease Control (Maine CDC); Mount Desert Island Hospital; Dan Johnson, Ph.D., LCPC, a mental health clinician at the Acadia Hospital; Brien Davis, APRN-FNP, a family nurse partitioner at the Pen Bay Medical Center; Scott Schiff-Slater, MD, a family medicine physician with MaineGeneral Health and Hallowell Family Practice; and Anand Viswanathan, MD, PhD, a neurologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Director of the Mass General Brigham Telestroke Program.  

Since the founding of the Island Health program, numerous healthcare providers and agencies have partnered with the Mission. These partners have ensured Mainers receive quality health services and can continue to live on the islands they call home. 

The Mission generously thanks the Gala’s Corporate Sponsors for their support. This year’s Platinum Sponsors are Bar Harbor Bank & Trust and Wyman’s of Maine; Bronze Sponsors include Billings Diesel & Marine, Coastal Kayaking Tours, First National Bank, Maggie Keohan—Goldman Sachs, and The Snowman Group; and Copper Sponsors are Brookings-Smith, Eaton-Peabody, and Front Street Shipyard

Contact Development Operations Associate David Snyder by email or call (207) 801-6010 to make reservations.  

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