Class of 1986
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Carlos Lejnieks writes that there was a great Brown attendance at the late Vartan Gregorian’s memorial service in New York City in April. In addition to Carlos, several current and past corporation members attended, including Bernicestine McLeod Bailey ’68, Harold Bailey Jr. ’70, Angelique G. Brunner ’94, Thomas G. Catena ’86, Ron Margolin, Russell E. Marlborough ’98, W. Lynn McKinney, Joelle A. Murchison ’95, Alice M. Tisch, and Thomas J. Tisch ’76.
The late Leon Haley ’86 will be honored with the construction of a new state-of-the-art, Level I trauma center at University of Florida Health named in his memory. Dr. Haley, who served as CEO of UF Health Jacksonville and dean of the UF College of Medicine, died in July 2021 in a jet ski accident (see “Healthcare Hero,” in the April-May ’22 issue of BAM).
Michael Justin Lee writes: “Based on their review of my music and my credentials, the Country Music Association has accepted me as a member. The CMA is the home of the Country Music Hall of Fame and the CMA Awards, which for Country music is what the Oscars are for movies. I will have full voting rights for the CMA Awards. I’m sure I can assume that I’m the first ever CMA member who was born in Hong Kong, and my journey to Nashville (not literally) started only two years ago, when I was 55 years old. I also learned that I was accepted for membership in the Gospel Music Association on the basis of my Christmas album last year, just a few weeks after I was accepted for membership in the Country Music Association. After Brown and New York University grad school, I embarked upon a gratifying career in institutional finance, becoming a chartered financial analyst before transitioning to academia. I then taught finance at Georgetown and Johns Hopkins, among other schools, before the University of Maryland, where I won the Distinguished Teaching Award. But when I turned 50, long unfulfilled artistic dreams returned to me. I wrote, produced, and directed modernized cinematic interpretations of the Biblical story of Salomé and the ancient Euripidean tragedy Medea, as well as the ancient Sophoclean tragedy Antigone and the historical story of Joan of Arc. I subsequently created a country music band: Homeland Hope. Our first album, entitled Christmas Peace, contained 15 original Christmas songs. It commenced streaming on November 1, 2021. Our second album, entitled Life is Tough (But I’m a Whole Lot Tougher) was released on January 1, 2022. Then I was accepted for membership in the Songwriters Guild of America and the Society of Composers and Lyricists, and to the CMA. I now join only a handful of Asian people in the country music scene. But here’s the kicker: I majored in East Asian Studies at Brown and aspired to become a Foreign Service Officer at matriculation.”
Paul Schaffer writes: “I very much enjoyed seeing old friends at our 60th reunion, and I have been pleased to follow BAM postings of ’58 classmates, old friends and new. Some brought sad news, but most were happy and upbeat, and all reminded me of my Brown years, and the friendships that were made. I am pleased that I am in frequent contact with Bernie Asher, my freshman roommate. As for me, I’m still active in the art business in New York City and my artist wife, Betty, and I, are about to celebrate our 62nd wedding anniversary. Our son Mark, despite his PhD in molecular genetics (Harvard, Berkeley, Weizmann), is active in our business, and our daughter, Cathy Schaffer ’86 (applied math, Columbia MBA), formerly in the financial side of the medical field, is actively raising our grandchildren, while continuing to use her business skills.”
Rebecca Macieira-Kaufmann published FitCEO: Be the Leader of Your Life in September. She writes: “The book is about achieving holistic health at work, home, and play. It shares lessons learned over decades of leadership, fitness, transformation, and life to enable any reader ready for ‘immediate and imperfect action’ to make small changes in habits that can manifest in lifelong change. It can serve as a powerful tool for a CEO, leader, parent, friend, or individual.”
Dorothy Faulstich Bowe writes: “Six months after launching our youngest, we went back to the drawing board and welcomed a one-year-old foster child into our home for eight months. In brief: It does all come back to you, older backs do not appreciate sitting on the floor, and we wanted to do something with our resources to help someone with less.”
Now Comes Good Sailing: Writers Reflect on Henry David Thoreau, edited by Andrew Blauner, was published on October 19. In Now Comes Good Sailing, 27 of today’s leading writers offer wide-ranging original pieces exploring how Thoreau has influenced and inspired them—and why he matters more than ever in an age of climate, racial, and technological reckoning. Andrew is a literary agent and the editor of seven previous anthologies, including Coach: 25 Writers Reflect on People Who Made a Difference, The Peanuts Papers: Writers and Cartoonists on Charlie Brown, Snoopy & the Gang, and the Meaning of Life, and In Their Lives: Great Writers on Great Beatles Songs.
Brett Messing ’86 and Anthony Scaramucci will serve as portfolio managers for the newly launched First Trust SkyBridge Crypto Industry and Digital Economy Exchange-Traded Fund, reports Business Wire. The fund will invest at least 80 percent of its net assets in crypto industry companies. The portfolio managers are jointly responsible for the day-to-day management of the fund.
Ellen McClain will be transitioning from the role of chief financial officer to the role of chief operations officer of the workforce development nonprofit Year Up, which has generated some of the largest sustained earnings gains ever reported for a job training program for low-income young adults. In her new role, Ellen will lead and manage the organization’s growth as it works to advance economic and racial justice across the United States through its proven approach to workforce development.
After more than a decade as vice president of global public policy and government affairs at Merck, Jeff May retired to lead nonprofit FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Global. FIRST Global inspires leadership and innovation in youth around the world by empowering them through education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The FIRST Global Challenge, an annual Olympics style international robotics competition held in a different host country each year, is the mechanism for accomplishing this important mission. FIRST Global invites each nation to send one team of high school students to design, build, and program a robot to compete in the event. While the 2021 challenge is a virtual competition due to the pandemic, more than 160 country teams have signed up to participate. Jeff can be reached at Jmay@first.global if you are interested in learning more.
Art Berger received his sixth Emmy Award. The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has recognized Art with a 2021 Emmy Award for Best Short Form content in the Environment and Science short film category for his film The Eagle has Landed. He was also nominated as Best Short Form Director for the film. He has received 21 Emmy nominations to date, including two presidential filmmaking awards working with NASA. Art writes: “Brown gave me a tremendous background in film studies, music, and art, and I have been blessed to be able to apply that in my work. I’ve made it my mission to give back to young people and create visual work that educates and inspires.”
Monica Brady-Myerov writes: “I am honored to be working with two fellow grads at my ed tech startup Listenwise. Dr. Marielle Palombo is our director of curriculum and Vicki Levy Krupp ’86 is our curriculum writer. We curate podcasts and create lessons for K-12 teachers. My book, Listen Wise: Teach Students to be Better Listeners, was published in April. It brings together my experiences as a reporter and entrepreneur with research and advice to help teachers improve their students’ listening skills.”
David Jones writes: “I have been appointed U.S. bankruptcy judge for the southern district of New York in Manhattan. Before that, I was an assistant U.S. attorney in Manhattan for 24 years, and for the last 11 serving as deputy chief of the civil division. I live in Brooklyn and I am married to Marta Nelson ’86. Our kids, Alec and Lian, are 24 and 19 respectively so we naturally have a new rambunctious puppy to go with an elderly rescue dog. I would love to hear from old friends.”
Ian Todreas is among the first transportation professionals in the nation to be recognized as a “Transportation Demand Management Certified Professional” by the U.S. Association for Commuter Transportation. The registered trademark may only be used by professionals who pass a rigorous national exam developed to recognize experts in the field and incentivize individuals to continually improve their knowledge of industry concepts, policies, and practices. Ian also won a grant to undertake his first public art project. His project “Dogs of Belmont” depicts local canines on a utility box, delighting many four-year-olds who can view it at eye level.
At press time, these alums were appointed or awaiting appointment to the Biden administration: Jennifer Daskal ’94, deputy general counsel (cyber & technology), Department of Homeland Security; Elisabeth Donahue ’86, chief of staff, Council of Economic Advisers; Marc Etkind ’87, associate administrator for communications, NASA; Ruby Goldberg ’17, special assistant, Office of Land and Emergency Management, Environmental Protection Agency; Suzanne Goldberg ’85, deputy assistant secretary for strategic operation, U.S. Dept. of Education ; Roberta Jacobson ’82, coordinator, U.S. Southern Border, National Security Council; Jennifer Klein ’87, cochair, White House Gender Policy Council; Daniel Kohl ’87, director of government relations, AmeriCorps; Letise Houser LaFeir ’00, senior advisor, NOAA, U.S. Dept. of Commerce ; Emma Leheny ’92, principal deputy general council, U.S. Dept. of Education; Suzan Davidson LeVine ’93, interim political head, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Dept. of Labor; Sean Manning ’18, press assistant, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Dept. of Commerce ; Ben Miller ’07, senior advisor to the chief of staff, U.S. Dept. of Education; Melanie Nakagawa ’02, senior director, climate and energy, National Security Council; Victoria Nuland ’83, undersecretary of state for political affairs, State Dept.; Daniel Parnes ’10, special assistant to the ASD for energy environment & installations, Office of the Secretary of Defense; Tanya Sehgal ’06, special advisor and senior counsel, U.S. Dept. of Personnel Management; Stefanie Tompkins ’93 ScM, ’97 PhD, director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency; Christina Tsafoulias ’04, supervisory congressional liaison specialist, Bureau for Legislative and Public Affairs, USAID; Janet Yellen ’67, Secretary of the Treasury; Todd Zabatkin ’10 MPP, deputy director for research (White House Communications Dept.) ; and Maria Zuber ’83 ScM, ’86 PhD, cochair, President Biden’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
John Crespi published Manhua Modernity: Chinese Culture and the Pictorial Turn with the Univ. of California Press. The book delves into how the polymorphic cartoon-style art known as manhua helped define China’s modern experience.
Sarah Brown was awarded a nine-month Fulbright Scholarship to Romania, where she will teach solo performance and mask performance at the Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania. She will also direct acting students in a series of performances for 400 North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) officers and their families from 29 countries who will be establishing a three-star command post in Sibiu. The project will help draw this new international population closer to the city of Sibiu and to the University.
Susan Berfield published her first book, The Hour of Fate, on May 5. Susan is an award-winning feature writer and investigative reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg News.
Cecilia Pineda writes: “Hello ’86ers! Coming up on our 35th Reunion! Over the past year, from Cali to Italy and in between, our fellow classmates have connected in private homes, pubs, restaurants, and other venues to keep the Brown spirit alive. Please contact us at email@example.com if you are up for organizing local Between-Reunions events. If you haven’t already, you can join our Facebook group at https://facebook.com/groups/bruno86. On Instagram you can follow us at https://www.instagram.com/brownclassof1986. Be sure to tag us in your relevant photos as well. Our class site is https://sites.google.com/a/brown-class-of-1986. We are updating our slide show. How about some ‘Then and Now’ side-by-side scans? Send us updates for us to add at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5AtANNYk4o&feature=youtu.be.”
Steve Leara (see Bob Tracy ’76).
Ka Yee Lee ’86 has been appointed new provost of the University of Chicago, the first female in the role. She joined the university in 1998 as an assistant professor of chemistry and was named vice provost in 2018.
Mark Koumans ’86, deputy director of U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services, delivered congratulatory remarks to new U.S. citizens at a ceremony aboard the USS Constitution in Boston. Between July 1 and July 5, an estimated 7,500 new citizens were welcomed in nearly 110 naturalization ceremonies across the country as reported by the USCIS.
Andrew Blauner writes: “My seventh anthology, which is called The Peanuts Papers: Writers and Cartoonists on Charlie Brown, Snoopy & the Gang, and the Meaning of Life was published by the August Library of America on October 22, and features contributions by many others with school ties, including: Lisa Birnbach ’78, David Kamp ’89, Peter Kramer, and Rick Moody ’83.
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Southeast Chapter announced the professional winners of the 45th Annual Southeast Emmy Awards at a special ceremony at Atlanta's Grand Hyatt Buckhead. Art Berger received the Best Director and Best Technical Director awards. Art writes: “I specifically dedicated my Best Technical Director win to celebrating cultural diversity in the media. I firmly believe now more than ever we need to celebrate diversity and being a director is being a leader of a team that embraces all people. In my professional experience a diverse team is the strongest team. The Best Technical Director Emmy award went to our Spanish simulcast and I was extremely proud of this award, especially being nominated against Univision and Telemundo. I look back at my time at Brown and I would not have had the success in the business, working with Turner and ESPN, without my diverse experience at Brown University.” This is Art’s fifth Emmy award and eighteenth nomination.
Russell Pierce claims to be the only member of the Class of 1953 to march in the 251st Commencement procession. “I was especially proud that our family now has three generations of Brown graduates, including my wife Anne Guerry Pierce ’58, our daughter Betsy Pierce Dallapé ’86, and son Russell B. Pierce Jr. ’87 and his wife Lisa Strauss Pierce ’87, and their son Ethan G. Pierce ’19. Two other grandsons, Charles Dallapé ’22 and James Dallapé ’23, round out our family list. I ponder whether our family will end up with more Brown degrees than the original Brown family!”
James G. McLean writes: “After four years as presiding officer of faculty at SUNY Geneseo, I’ve returned to be a full-time professor in the department of physics and astronomy there, the largest undergraduates-only physics department in the nation.”
Jess Mandel was appointed the Kenneth M. Moser Professor of Medicine at UC San Diego and Chief of the Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine Division. He and Meg Leopold Mandel would like to hear from Brown friends if they are ever in the San Diego area.
Deborah Fletcher Blum writes: “We moved into a historic house in Hollywood and are restoring it. We continue to make progress producing the documentary about Carl Laemmle and the Jews he saved from the Nazis. We’ll keep you posted.”
Tom Catena ’86, a physician who has been practicing in the Huba Mountains of Sudan since 2008, has been named the first chair of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative, an organization launched on behalf of the survivors of the Armenian Genocide. The organization was cofounded by former Brown President Vartan Gregorian.
Andrew B. Shaindlin writes: “I’m excited to return to Brown as vice president for Alumni Relations and looking forward to reconnecting with the Brown community and with Providence with Martha Gallo-Shaindlin.
Robert K. Cunningham and Barbara Shinn-Cunningham ’86 moved to Pittsburgh where Barbara will lead Carnegie Mellon Univ.’s new neuroscience institute.
Michelle Fearon Deering ’86 writes: “My family relocated from New Jersey to North Carolina—love the warmer weather. My recent book, What Mothers Never Tell Their Daughters, debuted April 2018 on Amazon. One chapter makes mention of my freshman year roommate, Bonnie Welch ’86. Since my book launch, I’ve been doing media interviews and speaking tours. Our twin girls are now high school seniors. Just focusing on being a band mom for one and a dance performance ‘Uber driver’ for the other, as well as training for my third Reebok Spartan race.”
Susan McAuliffe Wiczynski writes: “I still have kids in elementary and middle school and occasionally wish I’d gotten an earlier start as my empty-nester friends flit about in Europe and the Caribbean. The public school fundraising machine got its hooks in me, and I’m in my sixth year shaking down the community for funds to pay for teachers and supplies that were free back in the ’70s. I also spend two days a week doing fundraising for the San Diego office of the International Rescue Committee. My husband and I started improv classes this year—super fun, and not quite as hard as it looks.”
Jim Turner writes: “Theresa Turner and I are now empty nesters. The two oldest graduated from Stonehill College. The younger twins Jillian Turner ’20 and Kelsey Turner ’20 both run on the cross-country and track teams.”
Daveed Frazier, a minimally invasive spine surgeon in New York City and New Jersey, had his second Tony nomination as a Broadway producer for Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812. This is a rock opera based on 75 pages from War and Peace.
Steven Fern’s niece, Emily Winston ’20, and nephew, Benjamin Winston ’19, are enjoying Brown. Steven’s kids are both in high school (Maxwell is a senior and Samantha is a freshman). He writes that his plastic surgery practice is going well and life is good in Greenwich, Conn. There are many local Brown alums in the area and a very active Brown Club of Fairfield County.
Deborah Fletcher Blum writes: “I am making a documentary about my relative, Carl Laemmle, one of the founders of Universal Studios, who saved Jews from Nazi Germany, and would like to let Brown friends know about upcoming screenings in the next year or two. If you lived in the off-campus co-op Millhouse from fall 1983 to spring 1984 please contact me.”
Robert Cunningham writes: “My wife, Barbara Shinn-Cunningham ’86, will lead Carnegie Mellon University’s new Neuroscience Institute. As for me, I’ll be leaving MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory to work at CMU’s Software Engineering Institute and CMU’s CyLab. Thanks to Brown and its engineering faculty for our respective starts.”
Mary Raho Julian writes: “The Brown Bear was well represented at the wedding of our daughter, Sarah J. Julian ’12, to Keith Duffy ’12. Not only were there many of their classmates at the event, but the classes of 2016 and 2020 also had representation with our sons, Peter Julian ’16 and Chris Julian ’20, and our good friend Heather Cady ’86. The bear showed up on Sarah and Keith’s cake topper, their monogram, their signature drink (el Osso), and in some of their floral décor. It was great seeing so many fellow Brunonians in celebration. Ever True!”
Joe Soloway writes: “I have finally retired after 57 years of pediatric practice. I am happy with the newfound freedom, though I do miss the joys of being with and tending to kids and their families for all those years. My wife, Lorraine, a retired New York City school teacher, and I celebrated our 59th anniversary this past August. Our family is now three generations deep at Brown. Our eldest son, Greg Soloway ’82, and his wife, Linda E. Gray ’82; our daughter Liz S. Snider ’84; our son Andrew Soloway ’86 and his wife, Sabina Siani Soloway ’85; our granddaughter Sophie Soloway ’14; and our grandson Ari Snider ’18 all attest to the Brown effect on the Soloway clan. How fortunate we have been. Lorraine and I live in Jamaica Estates in Queens, but will be moving to East 56th Street in Manhattan.”
Catalina Hoyos-Lago was part of a Brown cousin’s family reunion in Cali, Colombia. In attendance were Enrique Eder ’97, Harold Eder ’88, Santiago Eder ’86, and Carlos Felipe Mejia ’90.
From the November/December 2017 Issue
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Barbara Lynn-Davis published a historical novel set in 18th-century Venice, Casanova’s Secret Wife, with Kensington Publishers. The novel is based on an actual account by Giacomo Casanova of a merchant’s daughter, Caterina Capreta, whom he passionately loved, married in a secret ceremony, and ruined. The story is told from Caterina’s point of view, and at the same time it offers a little-known portrait of the infamous womanizer the world thinks it knows. Barbara teaches art history and writing at Wellesley College.
Jose and Barbara Anderson Rotger (see Jane Doane Anderson ’60).
From the September/October 2017 Issue
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Dorothy Faulstich Bowe (see John Bowe ’86 ScM).
Lynn Nottage’s play Sweat, which won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and made her the first woman to win the award twice, was published in June by Theatre Communications Group Books and is available on Amazon.
From the July/August 2017 Issue
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Scott Armstrong writes: “On day three of my family’s five-day journey along the Salkantay Machu Picchu, I ran into two Brown grads, Christine Rush ’15 and Brent Lunghino ’12, who recognized my Brown Crew hat. We took a nice photo at a rest stop at 8,000 feet that included a small shelter, a ‘store,’ and a family living two hours hike from the nearest road.”
Shine Chang was awarded the 2017 President’s Leadership Award for Advancing Women and Minority Faculty at the Univ. of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She is a Univ. of Texas distinguished teaching professor in the department of epidemiology.
Anna H. Clayton published Essential Healing for Your Spirit and Soul. She writes: “It is a collaboration of 20 spiritual healers from all areas of spirituality and healing practices who provide wisdom and insight for those of you seeking what’s next; those of you struggling to find purpose, balance, or spirituality in your life; and those of you who may be called to the healing profession.” Anne Taylor Madden (see Sandy McFarland Taylor ’58).
Lynn Nottage (see Dean Alexander ’70).
From the May/June 2017 Issue
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Patricia Lewy Horing announces her first solo show ran Feb. 23 through Mar. 25 at Anna Zorina Gallery.
From the March/April 2017 Issue
Matthew Brown and Beth Montgomery celebrated 29 years of marriage last year. Their twin girls, Katherine and Sophia, are 23 and have graduated from college. Matthew continues running an energy finance consulting firm specializing in clean energy (www.harcourtbrown.com ), and Beth works with The DBQ Project (www.DBQProject.com ). They write: “Classmates, feel free to give us a ring if you pass through Denver.”
Dr. Leon L. Haley, Jr. was named dean of the College of Medicine at the Univ. of Florida in Jacksonville and vice-president of Health Affairs, effective Jan. 1, 2017.
Jill Glickman Hill’s daughter, Rachel Hill, is a member of the Alpert Medical School Class of 2020.
Edmund A. (Ted) LeFevre Jr. was elected trustee to the National Board of United Scenic Artists Local 829 last June, representing designers for live theatre, television, and film. As a result, he is now a Tony voter for the current Broadway season.
Lynn Nottage (see John Beatty ’70).
Barbara G. Shinn-Cunningham was profiled at Boston Univ.: tinyurl.com/BGSC-Profile
From the January/February 2017 Issue
Jess and Meg Leopold Mandel write: “We have covered a lot of ground since meeting in organic chemistry lab as first-year students. We recently celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary and are adjusting to life as newly minted empty-nesters. We would love to hear from friends passing through San Diego.”
Susan Rosenberg’s book Trisha Brown: Choreography as Visual Art was published by Wesleyan Univ. Press on Nov. 1.
From the November/December 2016 Issue
Andrew S.E. Erickson writes: “After spending most of 2016 based in Djibouti working on developing a way forward for domestic security in Somalia with Combined Joint Task Force—Horn of Africa, where I’ve been serving as State Department political adviser, I am looking forward to a quieter fall in New England and Europe. My time working out of Camp Lemonnier was very rewarding but I am looking forward to less East African travel, less Somalia, and less hot weather. As I transition, I hope to catch up with old friends and classmates. I can be reached at my usual e-mail address or via google plus. I hope our paths cross again as I start spending more time in the United States following these nearly 27 years abroad.”
From the July/August 2016 Issue
David McConkey was appointed director of the Johns Hopkins Greenberg Bladder Cancer Institute, the world’s only institution dedicated solely to the diagnosis, treatment, research, and cure of bladder cancer.
From the May/June 2016 Issue
Andy Feldman ’91 MD (see Caryl-Ann Miller Nieforth ’59).
Stephen R. Mahoney writes: “The ‘Russell Clan’ gathered for our biannual gathering last summer, this time at the Maine cabin of Andy Soloway ’85 and Sabina Siani Soloway. Basking in the rhythms of great food, great music, and World Cup–level soccer were the families of Ben Compton, Ted Croft, Tom Drake, Marco Garcia and Chantal Beckmann-Garcia, Alison Daley Stevenson and Ken Stevenson ’87, and Rick Weinland. Some friends last forever. In the meantime, I have left my work as founding principal at the Springfield Renaissance School and joined the faculty at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where I am helping to launch the Harvard Teacher Fellows program. I’m looking forward to our 30th and to hearing from classmates in the meantime.”
From the March/April 2016 Issue
Lydia Boddie-Rice writes: “My friend and Delta Sigma Theta sister Dr. Elaine Ferguson ’75 aired her PBS series, SuperHealing Secrets, in December.”
Several years ago, Lisa Caputo was appointed by President Obama to the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. In November, she wrote a column in the Times Leader (Pa.) on how the Fulbright Program serves the national interest.
Liz Hamburg writes: “Heidi Messer ’92 has been hosting women’s poker events as great networking for women leaders and entrepreneurs, with the proceeds going to charity. I’ve been involved since the beginning—we started out in her apartment and have since outgrown the space! She hosted our first LA game on Nov. 11 (which happened to be Veterans Day) as a fund-raiser for Taproot, the organization I’m running. There were lots of Brown alums playing, including Lauren Zalaznick ’84 and Marisa Rosenberg Thalberg ’91 (who just moved to California to work for Taco Bell). Karen Robinson-Hunte ’87 is Taproot’s new executive director of LA. The only men allowed were dealers, including my brother John ’92 and cousin Doug Liman ’88. Jonathan Zager ’92 also joined us.”
Marian Richter (see Sumner Alpert ’49).
Beena Sarwar writes: I moved to the United States in 2011 and now live in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with my husband, Aun. My daughter, Maha, is a college sophomore. I’m working editorially with an India-Pakistan peace initiative started in 2010 by the two biggest media groups in South Asia: the Jang Group and the Times of India. They are a good model for other conflict areas. I am thrilled to be teaching an advanced journalism class as a visiting assistant professor at Brown, in the same English department where I obtained my undergrad degree as a foreign student long ago. I’m doing a lot of freelance writing and editing, some of it at my blog, www.beenasarwar.com . Would love to connect with other writers, filmmakers, and editors.”
From the January/February 2016 Issue
Class communications chair Cecilia Pineda reports: “Our 30th reunion is coming up! Over 420 alumni attended our 25th. Let us know if you plan on attending. We have ‘Potentially Coming’ and ‘Definitely Coming’ lists compiled. Let’s add your name! More info can be found on the class website, http://alumni.brown.edu/classes/1986/ . Please continue to send photos, thoughts, and updates to us at firstname.lastname@example.org . Tell us about life at and since Brown! Join our Facebook group and our Instagram: facebook.com/groups/bruno86 and instagram.com/brownclassof86 , respectively. Use our hashtag, #bruno86.”
Andrew Blauner’s new anthology, The Good Book: Writers Reflect on Favorite Bible Passages, was released from Simon & Schuster. Trish Todd ’79 was Andrew’s editor, and Jonathan Karp was the publisher. Andrew writes: “The book features an introduction by Adam Gopnik, and never-before-published pieces by over 30 of today’s most prominent writers, such as Michael Eric Dyson, Ian Frazier, Pico Iyer, Kerry Kennedy, Kathleen Norris, Steven and Cokie Roberts, Colm Toibin, and Tobias Wolff.” The book also includes contributions from many Brown-affiliated writers, including Professor Robert Coover, and alums Edwidge Danticat ’93 MFA, A.J. Jacobs ’90, Lois Lowry ’58, and Rick Moody ’83.
Perry Herst III (see Perry S. Herst Jr. ’51).
From the November/December 2015 Issue
Nancy Hackett Harrison (see Doug Hackett ’61).
From the September/October 2015 Issue
Duke Univ. Press published John Corbett’s, Microgroove: Forays into Other Music, which he calls “a compilation of 20 years of music writing.” He also has a book coming next spring from the Univ. of Chicago Press, A Listener’s Guide to Free Improvisation. He writes: “In 2004, after 20 years teaching at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (where I am still a core part-time faculty member) and working as an independent curator, I founded an art gallery called Corbett vs. Dempsey. We’ve been running since then, slowly but surely building our profile and working with many wonderful local, national, and international visual artists. I have the fondest and most positive feelings about my time at Brown, which transformed my life and continues to exert a great force on my daily activities.”
Rachel Harding ’90 MFA wrote a book with her mother, Rosemarie Freeney Harding, called Remnants: A Memoir of Spirit, Activism, and Mothering. Rachel writes that the book, which was recently published by Duke Univ. Press, “examines the role of spirituality and compassion in African American social justice organizing through the lens of my mother’s personal history.”
William Robins, a professor of English and medieval studies and an internationally respected scholar, has been appointed president of Victoria Univ., in the Univ. of Toronto. Robins will be the 13th president in Victoria’s 179-year history.
From the March/April 2015 Issue
Claude Borowsky continues to practice medicine in western Massachusetts. For the last eight years he has been advocating for national health-care reform in Washington, D.C., with the Alliance of Specialty Medicine.
Annie Lanzillotto announces the paperback edition of her memoir, L is for Lion, out last year from SUNY Press. She is raising money to record audio books of her two books for visually impaired and dyslexic listeners and for all listeners.
Andy Lazris writes: “I published two books in 2014. Curing Medicare (www.curingmedicare.com ) has received many positive reviews and looks at medical care for the elderly and how current reform is exacerbating its problems. Interpreting Health Risks and Benefits, published this year by Springer, also has been positively reviewed and looks at health outcome data. Log onto my blog at the above web address.”
Barb Shinn-Cunningham writes that her son, Robert Nicholas Cunningham ’17, is enjoying his sophomore year, which lets her visit Brown more often.
Lisa Bishop Tuckerman writes: “Our oldest son, Cooper (age 14), has temporarily abandoned Montana to attend the Berkshire School in western Massachusetts. He is happy and settled, and we are adjusting to having just one boy, Hudson (age 12), here at home. Please don’t believe all the constant news reports that rate Bozeman, Mont., as one of the best places to live, but do come visit!”
From the January/February 2015 Issue
Mark Pasanen (see Wayne Pasanen ’67).
Rich Rapuano (see Cathie Durand-Viel Rapuano ’57).
From the July/August 2014 Issue
Andrew Blauner and Lee Gutkind coedited For the Love of Baseball: A Celebration of the Game That Connects Us All, which was published by Skyhorse Publishing on May 6. The book features a Foreword by Yogi Berra and contributions by many others.
Lisa Brosofsky writes: “Happy 250th birthday to Brown, and happy 50th birthday to most of us from the class of 1986!”
Audrey Silver (see William Silver ’59)
From the May/June 2014 Issue
Peter J. Gauvin enjoys life in Tampa, Fla., as a vice president with NRP Florida, a division of Argonne Capital Group. He vacations as much as possible at his home in Asheville, N.C.
From the March/April 2014 Issue
Matthew H. Brown and Elizabeth M. Montgomery ’87 MAT (see Wilson Brown ’61).
Jennie Dawn Jones Hanson (see Nancy Dawn Zarker Jones ’56).
Suzanne Beaulieu Williams and Mike Williams’s son, Drew, is a member of the class of 2017.
From the January/February 2014 Issue
Andrew Feldman ’91 MD (see Beatrice Wattman Miller ’35).
Dana Levenberg writes: “I just dropped off my son, Caleb Hersh, to join the ranks of the class of 2017. What fun to run into Andrew Young, who said that he and David Sabel were doing the same with their kids. Brown has changed a lot over these years, and this new incoming class has so much to gain from all of these improvements and opportunities. I am still in Ossining, N.Y., (anyone passing by, please say hi!) working for New York State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef.”
Tracy Schaffzin (see Edmund Schaffzin ’61).
From the September/October 2013 Issue
Art Berger received his second Emmy for TV/film work and a third nomination.
From the May/June 2013 Issue
Tanya Hernandez published Racial Subordination in Latin America: The Role of the State, Customary Law, and the New Civil Rights Response with Cambridge Univ. Press last fall.
Ann Lanzillotto writes: “My book L Is for Lion: An Italian Bronx Butch Freedom Memoir (SUNY Press) is now out. Read the book. Come to an event. All info at www.annielanzillotto.com .”
Mark Pasanen (See Wayne Pasanen ’67).
From the March/April 2013 Issue
Martha McGavic Edwards writes she enjoyed being the 2012 South Carolina representative to Parenting Magazine’s “Mom Congress” in Washington, D.C., in May. She was nominated for her commitment to advocating for children’s issues in her community and was inspired to see what others are doing across the country.
Daveed D. Frazier continues to specialize in minimally invasive spinal surgery. An assistant professor at Columbia, he sits on the board of several charities, including Film Aid, where he raises money for refugee camps. This year he was nominated for a Tony as a producer for Peter and the Starcatcher.
Robert M. Harrington writes: “Lisa and I are now living in Weston, Mass. Our oldest daughter, Kyla Harrington ’13, is cocaptain of the Brown women’s squash team. Jacka is a sophomore at Newton Country Day School. Nick and Luke are attending Belmont High School. We love getting back to campus to visit Kyla. Go Bruno!”
Annie Lanzillotto’s book, L is for Lion: An Italian Bronx Butch Freedom Memoir, was published by SUNY Albany Press in February.
Robert Moniz writes: “After a successful 26-year career in IT as an enterprise data management consultant, it was time for a career change. After completing my training in April 2012 at one of the leading investigative schools in the United States, I have become a licensed private investigator. In July, I founded Excalibur Investigations Inc., a nationwide PI agency with eastern regional offices outside Boston in Portsmouth, N.H., and western regional offices in Denver. The agency provides a wide range of services to both individuals and businesses. Quite a change in pace from my former nine-to-five office job, but it’s extremely interesting work and can be very fun and exciting at times.” See the company web site at www.ExcaliburInvestigationsInc.com.”
From the January/February 2013 Issue
John F. Carroll, a principal in the law firm Carroll & Carroll PC, was named a 2011 Washington’s Top Lawyer in Criminal Justice in Washington Magazine, and a 2010 Northern Virginia’s Top Lawyer. He and his wife and three children live in Oakton, Va.
Michael Justin Lee published his first book, The Chinese Way to Wealth and Prosperity: 8 Timeless Strategies for Achieving Financial Success, with McGraw-Hill. He writes that the book has received tremendous praise, including from the New York Times, former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman, and best-selling author Eric Tyson.
From the November/December 2012 Issue
Pamela Sloate is blogging at “Chronicles of a Dystonia Muse”; www.dystoniamuse.com. She writes: “My humorous twist on life with dystonia, a neurological movement disorder affecting an estimated 500,000 North Americans, including me! Hope you’ll visit and help me spread awareness of this little-known disease with no cure.”
From the September/October 2012 Issue
Barbara Shinn-Cunningham is the founding director of the Center for Computational Neuroscience and Neural Technology at Boston Univ.
From the May/June 2012 Issue
Daveed D. Frazier is a spine surgeon in New York City specializing in minimally invasive surgery. He’s president of Orthopaedic Associates of N.Y., PC. He also produces Broadway plays. In the last 12 months he has been an above-line producer on three Broadway plays: Ghetto Klown with John Leguizamo; Relatively Speaking by Woody Allen, Ethan Coen, and Elaine May; and currently Stick Fly, coproduced with Alicia Keys.
Neil Goldberg had a solo survey of his work presented by the Museum of the City of New York from March 2 to June 19. The exhibition, entitled “Stories the City Tells Itself,” brought together nine of his video installations and three photo series dating from 1993 to 2012. This will be the museum’s first-ever exhibition of contemporary video art. Neil writes: “I’d love for fellow alumni to check it out! You can find out more at http://neilgoldberg.com.” See Arts & Culture for an article on the show.
Victor Tzu-Ping Chao moved back to Hong Kong from Shanghai in October 2011 and joined Bank Julius Baer, where he is responsible for building a private banking coverage team for the greater China region with a focus on Taiwan.
From the March/April 2012 Issue
Andrew Woelflein ’86 (see Engagements & Weddings, Miranda Summers ’09 AM).
From the January/February 2012 Issue
John Bliss hosted the second decennial class of 86 "Nor Cal" Unit 5 reunion at his home in Oakland, Calif. Claude Borowsky, Wendy Chin, Marco Garcia, David Geffen, Chuck Han, Brad Saffer, and Katie Hetts all enjoyed a delicious dinner, along with their spouses (including Marco's wife, Chantal Beckmann-Garcia) and children, while reminiscing about their years at Brown. John writes: "These loyal Unit 5-ers all agree that relationships forged during freshman year live on into perpetuity!"
David Genovese (see Charles Genovese '54).
Charles Leeming (see John Leeming, '50).
Andrew Young (see Jerry Young '54).
Fred Horowitz (see Engagements & Weddings, John Feuerstein '05).
From the November/December 2011 Issue
Bud Daley writes: "Thanks to all the classmates at the reunion who wished me good luck in Ironman France, because I was lucky to make it over the finish line."
From the July/August 2011 Issue
Reunion chairs Pam Weiler Grayson and Marcy Sandler want to thank the classmates who returned to College Hill for the 25th. "Stay tuned to the September BAM for a full reunion recap, but thanks to everyone for sharing in a special weekend. Congratulations to our new class officers, who will be leading our class to our 30th reunion. Check out our class website and Facebook page for reunion photos."
Lee Anne Sylva Nugent '88 ScM, writes that she is finally settled after moving last summer with her five kids; Jamey, Anthony, Jeremy, Conall, and Malia.
Audrey Silver (see William Silver '59).
From the May/June 2011 Issue
Reunion co-chairs Marcy Sandler and Pam Weiler Grayson report: "Start packing your '80s paraphernalia, along with Brown memories, for an incredible 25th reunion weekend May 27–29. Enjoy connecting with old friends on Friday evening at our class dinner and at Campus Dance and relaxing with classmates and families on Saturday at Field Day. Be sure to attend our reunion weekend highlight, a tented cocktail and buffet supper outside the new Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts on Saturday night, followed by an epic '80s Funk Night Dance Party. Stay to march with us on Sunday morning in the Commencement procession. For more last-minute information about reunion, visit alumni.brown.edu/class/1986 and check out our Facebook page (search Brown University Class of 1986). We are closing in on our ambitious dollar and participation goals for our class gift, and we want to announce the most generous total possible to President Simmons during reunion weekend. If you haven't yet made your contribution, there's still time; visit http://gifts.brown.edu. See you in a couple of weeks!"
Megan McDonald (see Martin McDonald '58).
From the March/April 2011 Issue
Reunion chairs Pam Weiler Grayson and Marcy Sandler report: "Our 25th reunion is rapidly approaching. We hope you plan to join us on campus for a memorable weekend, May 27-29. Online registration has begun. We urge you to register early so the University can plan for the correct number of returning alums. Stay up-to-date with all the plans on our class website, http://alumni.brown.edu/classes/1986/, and on our Facebook page (search for Brown University Class of 1986). Our reunion weekend will include a fantastic Saturday-night event with a private, exclusive tour of the new Granoff Center for the Arts, so be sure to sign up for that, as well as for all our fun reunion activities.
"Our class is on track to meet its goal of raising an amazing $3 million for the Brown Annual Fund. Between now and reunion weekend, a generous classmate will match all new annual fund gifts of $1,000 or more, up to $250,000 total. To make your gift (with twice the impact!), go to gifts.development.brown.edu."
Andrew Blauner edited Coach: 25 Writers Reflect on People Who Made a Difference, with a foreword by Bill Bradley and a new preface by David Duchovny. A portion of the proceeds goes to Coaches vs. Cancer.
Laura Cheever '90 MD (see Engagements & Weddings, Deirdre Schwiesow '89).
Anne Taylor Madden (see Sandy McFarland Taylor '58).
From the January/February 2011 Issue
Reunion co-chairs Marcy Sandler and Pam Weiler Grayson report: "Our 25th reunion is fast approaching, so please plan to spend May 27–29 back on campus! Many thanks to all of you who have hosted and attended our regional kickoff events; they have helped generate lots of reunion spirit. Things to remember in the New Year: Join our reunion committee. Please contact Marcy or Pam if you are interested in being part of the planning process. Stay updated, because reunion registration in March will be paperless. Please be sure your profile is up-to-date at alumni.brown.edu. Keep in touch. We will be posting reunion information at our class website at alumni.brown.edu/class/1986 and on our Facebook page. (Search for University Class of 1986.) Donate to Brown; members of our class on the Reunion Gift Committee are working to raise a gift that truly represents our class loyalty and enthusiasm, with participation from every one of us. To contribute, visit gifts.brown.edu and give to the Brown Annual Fund."
Marco Garcia is living in Berkeley, Calif., and is chief commercial officer for Suniva, a solar-power company based in Georgia. Chantal Beckman Garcia works as a kitchen-and-bath designer for Ecohome Improvement in Berkeley. Their son Mateo, 14, is a freshman at Berkeley High School, and Nicolai, 12, is in seventh grade at King Middle School.
Bob Zimmerman (see Engagements & Weddings, Katherine Oxnard Ellis '87)
From the September/October 2010 Issue
Steven Fern (see Matt Fern '55).
From the July/August 2010 Issue
Class officers Marcy Sandler and Pam Weiler Grayson report: "We are officially the next 25th reunion class! It's time to jumpstart our reunion festivities this fall. To that end, we are hoping that many of you will be able to attend our New York area kickoff party. Please help us kick off our 25th on the 25th, Monday, Oct. 25 in New York City. Save the date and stay tuned for details. We hope to host other regional events that evening or that week. We will post reunion information at our class website at alumni.brown.edu/class/1986 and at our Facebook site; search Brown University class of 1986 in Facebook."
John W. Endicott writes: "After six years of owning the Mayflower apartment building in Old Louisville, Ky., I finally decided to sell it and spend less time on the road."
From the May/June 2010 Issue
Marcy Sandler, reunion cochair, reports: "Planning is well underway for our 25th reunion in May 2011. We hope you can attend!" We will post reunion information at our class website at alumni.brown.edu/class/1986 and at our Facebook site. To find our Facebook page Google search Brown University Class of 1986."
Tanya Hernandez recently moved to Princeton, N.J., and started teaching at Fordham Univ. School of Law.
Marie Myung-Ok Lee is one of three writers who won this year's MacColl Johnson Fellowships.
Maggie Matthews and Ange Matthews were married on July 18 in Del Mar, Calif. Matron of honor Jean Cameron Zech and maid of honor Amy Robinson, along with Beth Hagenlocker, Carol Petrie Kinney, and Mara Litman joined in the festivities. The brides honeymooned for two weeks in Kona before settling in Pacific Beach, San Diego. Maggie spearheads product development and marketing for a Carlsbad-based board game company.
Jean M. Nelson announces the Sept. 9 birth of her second child, Oliver Nelson. After 11 years as a federal prosecutor, she has gone into private practice as a part-time job at Scheper, Kim & Overland.
From the January/February 2010 Issue
Lynn Nottage (see Stephen Sultan '53).
Lindsay Maitland, a pediatrician, has moved to North Carolina, halfway between Raleigh and Wilmington. She would love to hear from anyone in the area. She has a 4 year-old boy and a stepdaughter who is in medical school in Milwaukee.
Doug Parr (see Siddy Smith Fox '61).
From the November/December 2009 Issue
Alison Fink Deutsch writes: "Our family is on the move again—New York, Brazil, Florida, and now California, in just over seven years. My husband, Jesse Deutsch (Wharton '86), started a new job with VISA, and we have relocated to Menlo Park, California. We hope our children, Hannah, 12, and Aaron, 10, will plant some roots, as we plan to stay in California for a while."
Jennifer Ridout Trotter and Wayne Trotter '83, '86 MD write that their son, Ben, joined the class of 2013 this fall.
From the September/October 2009 Issue
Connect with us at the Brown University Class of 1986 Facebook page.
Andrew Blauner (see Ariel Sabar '93).
C. Mark Arnold serves as general partner at Red Clay Capital Holdings in Atlanta. Red Clay recently acquired the Gray Line of Nashville, the largest motor coach company in Tenn.
From the July/August 2009 Issue
Jonathan Gentin (see Nicolas Gentin '95).
Andrew Young (see Abbe Beth Robinson Young '58).
Wendell Pritchett has been appointed chancellor of Rutgers Univ.–Camden, the southernmost of Rutgers's three campuses. A scholar of urban history and policy, Wendell was previously a professor and dean at the Univ. of Pennsylvania Law School.
From the May/June 2009 Issue
Elizabeth Baer's son, Wilson, was accepted through early decision to the class of 2013. Her other son, Daniel, is a sophomore in high school and is an avid runner who made states in cross-country. Elizabeth lives in the Berkshires of western Mass. and teaches Latin in the Pittsfield public schools.
Andrew Blauner published a new edited book in April, Brothers: 26 Stories of Love and Rivalry, which features Richard Ford, David Maraniss, David Sedaris, John Edgar Wideman, Tobias Wolff, and Frank McCourt.
Victor Chao announces the August 2007 birth of Lauren Tien-Yu, who joins Geoffrey, grade eight, and Claire, grade two. His wife's jewelry business continues to do well, and he joined Deutsche Bank in May 2008 after spending 11¬Ω years with Citigroup.
Lee Rafkin recently joined Siegel & Gale in New York City as a global director and practice leader, after six years running his own brand-consulting shop.
From the March/April 2009 Issue
Karen Antell writes: "After 15 years in Chicago, our family relocated to Chester County, Pa., in June 2007. Mitch and I work in Delaware. I'm teaching at the Christiana Care Family Medicine Residency program and seeing patients at a community health center in Wilmington. Our boys enjoy their new schools, and we're happy to be back on the East Coast (though we miss Chicago)."
Ellen Corson Barton writes: "My husband, Steve, and I are working with a company called Sonic Blue, which is designing a jet engine 80 percent more efficient than current models. The technology is also applicable for wind-power generating turbines. We're doing our part to save the planet and are still looking for additional private investors. The website address is sonicblueaerospace.com."
Elizabeth Baer writes: "I am thrilled to report that I will soon join the ranks of alumni parents: my son Wilson was accepted into the class of 2013! I look forward to visiting Brown more often than I have since graduation. My younger son, Daniel, is in tenth grade. I teach Latin in the Pittsfield, Mass., public schools and live in the Berkshires."
David Bowen writes: "The biggest news for Sherrie and me is our baby daughter, Natalie, who delights, entertains, and exhausts us. When we're not playing with Natalie, Sherrie and I keep busy with our work at the Veterans Health Administration and the U.S. Senate, respectively. We look forward to hearing from friends from Brown."
Marion Brody is completing her final year of radiology residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. In July she will start a one-year fellowship in body-imaging at the Hospital of the Univ. of Pennsylvania. She writes: "I have recently reconnected with old Brown friends on Facebook.com. Would love to hear from more, either through Facebook or e-mail."
Lisa Brosofsky lives in Providence with her husband, Dan, and their twin daughters, Sarah and Jillian, 8.
Victor Tzu-Ping Chao and Linda announce the Aug. 26, 2007, birth of Lauren Tien-Yu. Victor's son, Geoffrey, is in the eighth grade and his daughter, Claire, is in the second grade. Linda continues her jewelry design business, and Victor recently joined Deutsche Bank's Taipei branch, managing its private banking business after 11 years with the Citi Private Bank in both Hong Kong and Taipei.
Jane Petzold Enterline moved to Boulder, Colo., with her husband, Walter, and twins, William and Cora, 9.
Daveed D. Frazier practices spinal surgery in New York City. He is still close with David Lai, Davis Guggenheim, and Pamela Reis.
Paul Gallagher and Lucinda Benn (Queens Univ., Toronto '88) were married on Sept. 27 in Oakland, Calif. Paul and Lucinda are both graduates of the Yale School of Management and met through alumni activities in San Francisco. Brown alumni in attendance at the wedding included Julie Amberg '90, Jonathan Gentin, and Evan Siegel '88. Paul continues to enjoy his work at Wells Fargo, where he is a senior vice president in the corporate technology group. The couple lives in the Oakland Hills east of San Francisco and would love to hear from Brown friends.
Marco Garcia and Chantal Beckmann-Garcia live in Berkeley, Calif., with sons Mateo, 12, and Nicolai, 10. Chantal studies kitchen and bath design at Ca√±ada College in Redwood City. Marco is vice president of sales at Suntech Energy Solutions in San Francisco, a subsidiary of Suntech Power Holdings, based in Wuxi, China. He designs and builds utility-scale solar photovoltaic projects worldwide. His work includes two of the largest solar farms on the planet, in Trujillo and Jumilla, Spain.
Jennie Jones Hanson retired after 21 years at GE last year and started her second career at West Corporation, a communications solutions company. She and her husband live in Nebraska and enjoy a great balance of careers and children, who are Christian, 13, and Sara, 9. She writes: "Everyone passing through Omaha is welcome."
Christian Ingerslev writes: "It's been an astounding 16 months working in the mortgage industry in risk management at Countrywide (now Bank of America). Good thing I still play soccer, I need the stress release."
Rebecca Macieira-Kaufmann accepted a new job as president of Citibank California after 13 years at Wells Fargo.
Todd Kerns and Julia have said goodbye to Russia after 15 years and are spending a year thawing out in Orlando, Fla. They write: "We have Disney passes for the kids and are always happy to meet up with friends who find themselves there."
Ann-Mara Scheff Lanza was recently elected a library trustee for the town of Wellesley, Mass. Her children are now 8 and 5, and she just added a puppy to the family.
Lee Anne Sylva Nugent '88 AM and her husband, Tony, announce the Jan. 2008 arrival of daughter Malia, born in Guatemala. She joins their four sons, Jamey, 13, Anthony, 11, Jeremy, 9, and Conall, 7.
In January, Mark and Melissa Masnik Pasanen headed to Wanganui, N.Z., with their two sons, Nikko, 14, and Alex, 11, for a seven-month sabbatical. Mark works in a local hospital during the sabbatical, and Melissa writes about the experience. They welcome any Brown friends who might be headed in their direction.
Allyson Rosen lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her daughter, Susanna, is now 3.
Valerie Sasson is a licensed and certified professional midwife, a co-owner of a freestanding birth center (www.birthcenter.com), and a member of the clinical and academic faculty at the Seattle Midwifery School. She writes: "This is my tenth year in practice. The pleasure of caring for families and babies makes up for a lot of lost sleep. I live with my daughters, Camille, 13, and Olivia, 7, and my husband of 16 years, Gary May (UC Berkeley '86), just outside Seattle. Life is sweet and full. I would be pleased to be in touch with old friends and anyone interested in midwifery."
Jonathan Sherman writes that he and wife, Paula, are excited about their upcoming adoption of a child from China.
From the January/February 2009 Issue
Catherine Aman moved to Cambridge, England, in May 2007 after living in New York City for 20 years.
Margaret Cook (see Joanna Grossman '03).
Claire Dober Danaher has completed her long-promised CD, What She Said, which features 12 original songs backed by inspired production and incredibly talented musicians. She writes: "Recording a full-length album was an incredible education in how to create music for the listener. I am so pleased with how it turned out. You can find out more about it at www.clairedanaher.com."
Martha McGavic Edwards is living in Rock Hill, S.C., with her husband and three children. She recently received the highest award for community service in South Carolina, the Order of the Silver Crescent, from the governor. The award recognized her work in founding and volunteering at a pediatric free clinic. She continues to work part-time in private practice as well.
Lisa Ferrari (see Kristen Mulvihill '91).
Robin Lumsdaine joined American Univ.'s Kogod School of Business as Crown Prince of Bahrain International Business Chair and Professor of International Finance. From 1997 to 2000 she was a professor of economics at Brown.
Elizabeth Montgomery '87 MAT and Matthew Brown are living in Colorado after two years in France. Matthew started his own business in energy consulting, and Beth is pursuing an EdS degree with ideas about pursuing education administration, especially in staff development. Their twin daughters will graduate from high school the same weekend as their 25th reunion in 2011.
Christopher P. Salvadore is the vice president of operations at Salvadore Tool & Findings Inc., a family business founded in 1945. He married Elaine Nardolillo in July 1993, and the couple is raising two boys, Andrew, 11, and Nicholas, 7.
Anne Fisher Vollen is cofounder of Green Zebra, a company publishing ecofriendly coupon books that was recognized as a San Francisco Green Business in October. The company also won a 2008 business environmental award for environmental and sustainability education from Acterra. Anne's husband, Gary (UC Berkeley '84), runs the Clean Tech Investment Banking group for Stanford Financial. They have two children, Jake, 12, and Daisy, 9.
From the November/December 2008 Issue
Ron Alcalay (see Caren Zilber '93).
Scott Doyle writes: "An evening of my short stories was performed September 12 at the Beverly Hills Public Library as part of the new Short Fiction Series. I relocated to Los Angeles five years ago to make time and space to write. Before that I ran Rhythm Muse, an independent bookstore in Boston, with my brother David '87. He's still there at 470 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain. Stop in, say hi, buy a book. I've also recently reconnected with Frances Lefkowitz '84, Nat Moss '87, and James Bernard '87—and it was about time."
Steve Lin (see Caren Zilber '93).
Alexandra Matthews writes: "On August 6, I had brain surgery to remove a 3 cm. benign brain tumor. The surgery was successful, but the recovery has been more difficult than I thought it would be. I have had a lot of wonderful support from Brown friends: Gayle Zilber, David Frech, Angela Lorenz '87, Robert Robertson '87 PhD, and of course, my husband, Mischa McCormick. "
Peggy Mitchell Norwood writes: "I live in Denver with my teenage twins (yikes!), and I'm a psychology professor at the Community College of Aurora. I just released my first book, Do Something Different...For a Change: An Insider's Guide to What Your Therapist Knows (But May Not Tell You) (www.drpegonline.com). I would love to hear from my classmates."
From the September/October 2008 Issue
Paul Gediman (see Lewis M. Gediman '54).
Dave B. Roberts lives in Needham, Mass., with his wife, Sheila, and three kids: Allie, 12; Charlie, 8; and Will, 6. For the past ten years he has worked at LeMaitre Vascular, a medical device company. Prior to that he helped expand his family's restaurant business.
Gil Soffer has taken a brief hiatus from private practice, and from Chicago weather, to accept an appointment as associate deputy attorney general in Washington, D.C. He and his wife, Becky, are expecting their second daughter, who will join three-year-old Gabriela.
From the July/August 2008 Issue
John F. Carroll is a principal of Carroll & Carroll P.C. in Fairfax, Va. A former assistant Commonwealth's attorney, he's currently practicing in the areas of criminal defense and personal injury. He lives in Oakton, Va., with his wife, Grace, and their children, Jack, Maeve, and Burke.
Barbara L. Myers-Davis writes: "I live in Concord, Mass., with my husband, Michael S. Davis, and our daughter, Ginevra, 9. I earned a PhD in art history (Princeton '98), and write about art and history. I recently launched a Web site, www.italyartvacation.com, on Italian art for travelers. I am also at work on a historical novel set in Venice."
Trent Norris recently joined Arnold & Porter LLP as the head of their new office in San Francisco. He writes: "It's actually a homecoming. I started at Arnold & Porter's Washington, D.C., office out of law school in 1992."
From the May/June 2008 Issue
Darren Brady was appointed the new chief operating officer and senior vice president of EnerNOC Inc., a provider of clean and intelligent energy solutions. Darren was formerly employed at Puget Sound Energy.
Nancy Hackett Harrison (see Doug Hackett '61).
Scott Joy writes that he celebrates his fifth year as a cancer survivor and Lance Armstrong Foundation advocate by riding in and fundraising for the LIVESTRONG Challenge with Cyclists Combating Cancer. Visit http://home.comcast.net/~scottjoy/ for details. His wife, Judy, has had her first book published, a science fiction adventure for young adults, featuring a teenage heroine and titled A Doorway Through Space.
Andrew S. Pollis, a partner in the Cleveland office of Hahn Loeser + Parks LLP, was recently certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a specialist in Appellate Law. He is one of only 11 attorneys in the state of Ohio with this certification. He handles appeals in state and federal courts throughout the county and has extensive trial experience in complex commercial litigation.
Grace Pond and Suzanne Pond (see Dexter Pond '61).
From the March/April 2008 Issue
Meredith Berkman and Daniel Mintz '83 joyfully announce the July 8, 2007, arrival of Yael Yehudit. Yael joins her sisters Noa, 7 ¬Ω, and Avital, 4 ¬Ω, and brother Caleb, 6. Daniel, a founder of an Asian private equity firm, travels frequently to India, Korea, Hong Kong/China, and Japan. Meredith, a journalist, attempts to manage the mayhem he leaves behind. The Berkman Mintz gang live in happy chaos on the upper west side of Manhattan. They look forward to attending Daniel's 25th reunion.
Andrew Blauner's, Blauner Books Literary Agency, was named one of "The 15 Most Influential Sports Education Teams in America" by the Institute of International Sport because it publishes high-standard books which significantly contribute to sports education. He also has a book he co-edited Anatomy of Baseball, which will come out in April.
Anne Lounsbery is an assistant professor of Russian literature at New York Univ. Her first book, Thin Culture, High Art: Gogol, Hawthorne, and Authorship in Nineteenth-Century Russia and America, has been published by Harvard, and her second book, Life is Elsewhere, is forthcoming from Yale.
Colleen Phillips-Panzini recently joined the law firm of Mark R. Aikins '81 in Wall, N.J. The firm specializes in banking, commercial litigation, land use, zoning and planning. Colleen resides in Spring Lake, N.J., with her husband, Jim, and four sons, Jimmy, Blaise, Shane, and Gioacchino.
From the January / February 2008 Issue
Allison R. Polly launched On The Mend, a new business geared to the needs of female chemotherapy patients. The business was featured on The View in October.
From the November / December 2007 Issue
Chantal Beckmann-Garcia and Marco Garcia recently moved from Geneva, Switzerland, back to their home in Berkeley, Calif., after spending a year abroad. Marco still works in the solar industry, but is now vice president of sales for Energy Innovations, with offices in Pasadena and San Rafael, Calif.” TFrom the September / October 2007 Issue
Thomasenia Duncan was named general counsel of the U.S. Federal Election Commission (FEC). Thomasenia had been the FEC associate general counsel for general law and advice. The FEC is an independent regulatory agency that administers and enforces federal campaign finance laws.
Joseph G. Kishkill is living in Buenos Aires. He is married to Maria Ines Granado, and they have four children: Ines, Ana, Jose, and Clara. J
Karen McMullenn writes: "I am living in Brownstone Brooklyn, N.Y., with my lovely daughter, Avery, 10. I would love to hear from Peggy Mitchell Norwood, Cosuelo Blocker, Sheri Pattillo Johnson, and Beth Warner."
Hal Meyer writes that he and his wife, Linda, just moved from Rhode Island to northern Idaho, where they enjoy the lakes and mountains: "We are now located near Coeur D'Alene, ninety-nine miles from the Canadian border. We are really basking in the lower taxes, saner politics, and Western hospitality. Any and all Brownies are welcome to visit; we have a large house and are close to a few ski resorts. The skiing starts in October."
Roderick Moore '87 AM was nominated by President Bush to be U.S. ambassador and plenipotentiary to the Republic of Montenegro in southern Europe.
Andrew Shaindlin writes: "I just finished a three-year term with the Commission on Alumni Relations, an international advisory board of the Council for Advancement Support of Education. I've started a blog for higher-education administrators and will be presenting to the European Association for International Education in Trondheim, Norway, this fall. My wife, Martha Gallo '87, is a busy math tutor, and we enjoy homeschooling our eleven-year-old daughter, Chloe. We have loved living in Pasadena, Calif., since 1999. I am still the executive director of the Caltech Alumni Association, and in my spare time I'm pursuing a master's in education at Claremont Graduate University."
Eric Sidoti writes: "Having arrived in New Zealand in July 2006--two months after my wife, Jill '88--my son and I have quickly adapted to life down under and a little over. After finishing the last steps of relocation in January, I began working as a project manager for the post-implementation phase of a new student-management system. I have also started two choirs and a drama group, and I am an active Boy Scout leader. I invite any old friends who haven't communicated to send an e-mail soon!"
Ian Todreas writes: "I am happily ensconced in Belmont, Mass., after two years. Simon, 6, just finished kindergarten, while Nina, 4, was mastering the preschool thing. My wife, Alisa, enjoys SAHM-hood (Stay-At-Home Mom) and I continue to work at ERG on climate-change programs. On campus in May, I celebrated the Brown Derbies' 25th anniversary with many cofounders, other Derby alums, and current Derbs."
From the July / August 2007 Issue
David Aaron (see Valerie Phillips ’98).
Kren Antell writes: “After fifteen years in Chicago, we are relocating to Landenberg, Pa. Mitch will be working in Newark, Del. I’m excited to be closer to my East Coast friends, including Debbie Klein Sokol and David Sokol. I haven’t started looking for a new job yet but I hear they need family doctors in Delaware and Pennsylvania.”
Sarah Boyd Blair writes: “Hunt Blair ’83 and I live in Montpelier, Vt., with our two sons, George, 11, and Adam, 6. I’ve been working as a musician since 1993, and this year I’ve released my first solo recording of traditional Irish music on the fiddle. The band I play with, the Sevens, has also released a new CD. Hunt is a health policy analyst and lobbyist working for health care access. We had a great visit in Dec. with Anne Lounsbery and her family in New York City.”
Miriam Goodman was married in 2002, has one child, and is an assistant professor at Stanford Univ.
Pamela Weiler Grayson lives in New York City with her husband, Doug ’89 MD and their two children: Deanna, 11, and Jamie, 8. Pamela is currently a freelance writer for a variety of publications and Doug has a busy ophthalmology practice in N.Y. and N.J.
Robin Meehan Halloran (see Valerie Phillips ’98).
David Katzman is enjoying his boutique medical practice in St. Louis. He and his wife, Diane Kaivit Katzman ’82, are surviving quite well with three teenage daughters.
Vicki Levy Krupp reports that her second book, The Kids’ Book Club Book—a guide to creating fun, educational book clubs for kids—came out in May from Tarcher/Penguin. Vicki co-wrote it with Judy Gelman, her co-author on The Book Club Cookbook, which Tarcher/Penguin published in 2004. Vicki writes: “The past few years have found me testing recipes, interviewing book club members, reading adult and children’s literature, writing, and still finding time to enjoy my three (pre-adolescent and adolescent) kids. It’s been fun.”
Laurie Schreiner McGraw writes: “Kevin, Colin, 13, Chelsea, 12, and I have made the move to Chicago after fifteen years in Vt. Suburbia is a big change for us but we are all enjoying the many new sights and sounds that come with city life. We were very fortunate to enjoy a summer-long stint cross-country and in Alaska before settling here. I am still with Allscripts busily trying to transform healthcare.”
Brian Palmer writes: “Scenes from my documentary-in-progress on U.S. Marines in Iraq will be screened during the Tribeca Film Festival. The title is Full Disclosure: A Reporter’s Journey Toward Truth in Iraq.”
Beth Sperber Richie writes: “After years of juggling life with three kids, a husband, friends, volunteer work, and a part-time psychology practice, I have developed a new approach to integrating all the pieces of a busy life, and am building a practice focusing on these issues. Check out my e-newsletter and Web site: www.mosaiclife.net.
Eve Leventhal Taben is living in New Canaan, Conn., and enjoying her three daughters, Leah, 15, Luc, 13, and Isabel, 10.
From the May / June 2007 Issue
Ana M. Bermudez writes: “I am living in Brooklyn with my partner and two children, Jesse, 7 ½, and Max, 5. I am co-directing a transition school for court-involved adolescents.”
Claire Chan writes: “I’ve been playing with the New York City Opera for the past two years, and it’s been a blast.”
Claire Dober Danaher writes: “After six years in rural Tennessee, my family and I have moved back to N.Y.C. I am trying to break into the songwriting business so there’s lots of music in my house these days. Phoebe is in third grade at Grace Church school, and loves reading, skating, drumming, and riding. Thea, 2, loves Elmo, Blue’s Clues, and roughhousing with her big sister.”
Lee Dunst has been elected to the advisory board of the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center in New York City. The Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center (AHC) is a New York not-for-profit that provides comprehensive physical and mental-health services to 15,000 adolescents a year. The AHC was established in 1968 as the first primary-care program in New York specifically designed for the health needs of adolescents and provides confidential comprehensive medical, mental health, family planning, and health education services to young people between the ages of 10 and 21. Today, the AHC stands as the largest program of its kind in the country and as a successful model for other teen-targeted healthcare efforts. Lee also is a litigation and white-collar partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.
Jennifer Edwards and Jim Gaherty live in New York City with their sons Dylan, 11, and Liam, 8. Jim, a geophysicist, recently was promoted to the senior staff at Columbia’s Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory. Jennifer recently left her work in public policy to help start a patient-safety program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Jennifer and Jim spend most of their time, however, at their kids’ sports events.
Martha McGavic Edwards writes: “I am happily living in Rock Hill, S.C., and working part-time as a pediatrician, full-time as a mother of three. My husband, Nat, and I met in medical school. He is a cardiologist with Sanger Cardiology in Charlotte. In addition to my private practice, I volunteer weekly at a pediatric free medical clinic and have enjoyed providing access to care to children who otherwise would have none. I also serve on several community boards, including Girls at the Rein, the Teen Health Center, and the Council of York County.”
Brenda Erickson writes: “I have just completed the most intense year and a half of my life watching my husband, Enrique A. Bustamante, MD, go from diagnosis to death from brain cancer. I am now back to my alternative form of healing practice, Chinese energetic medicine. I live on a ranch in Durango, Colorado with my two daughters, Sarah, 9, and Sophie, 6. I see my twin sister, Sarah, and my family regularly; they live several hours away in Albuquerque. I have lost touch with most of my Brown friends and would love to reconnect.”
Wendy Silverman Gordon got remarried on July 25, 2006 on the big island of Hawaii to Steve Kostelnik. In attendance were her two children, Elliot, 10, and Mirah, 6. The family continues to reside in Austin, Tex.
Christian Ingerslev writes: “I’ve been in Los Angeles ever since graduation. I’ve been married for fourteen years now, no kids, three cats, and many journeys around the world. Working in the mortgage world for Countrywide Home Loans in the credit risk management area. I’m still playing soccer and frequenting music clubs (New Orleans’ Jazz Fest has become an annual pilgrimage). Would love to hear from anyone.”
Marie Myung-Ok Lee won the 2006 Richard J. Margolis Award, which is given annually to a promising nonfiction writer by the Blue Mountain Center of New York. Marie is a visiting scholar at Brown and is working on her second book The United States of Autism.
Anne Lounsbery is assistant professor of Russian literature at New York University. She and her husband, John Scaife (Univ. of Chicago ’85), have two sons, William, 10, and George, 4.
Kathleen Mackenzie writes: “I am living happily in Fairhaven, Mass., with my husband, John, of eighteen years. I received my master’s in clinical social work from Boston University in 1992. I work as a school counselor at an elementary school in New Bedford and travel to Providence to moonlight as an emergency room clinician at a children’s psychiatric hospital. I am presently rock climbing, and doing yoga and photography for fun. People can visit my website at www.mackenziephotography.com. I would love to hear from my friends.”
Michael W. Morris holds the Chavkin-Chang chair at Columbia University. He is a professor in the psychology department and the graduate school of business. He founded and leads Columbia’s program on social intelligence.
Laura Wiltner Plunkett writes: “Brian Plunkett ’84 and I met twenty-five years ago at Brown. Jess is 16 and Dan is 13. Time flies!” L
Andrew Rah is doing well living in Los Angeles with his wife, Mina, and three boys, Alex, 8, Adrien, 5, and Dylan, 2.
Debbie Klein Sokol ’86 and David Sokol reside in Yardley, Pa., with their children, Rebecca, 14, and Adam, 12. David practices hematology-oncology in Princeton. Debbie practices gastroenterology in Hamilton and Trenton, N.J.
Judith Hayden Swirbalus writes: “I have been working at Putnam Investments for the past nine years. I married Joe Swirbalus ’88 and have four children, ages 2 to 9 (one girl and three boys). Besides work and raising my four children, I am president of the parent organization that runs my daughter’s competitive gymnastics team.”
Anne Fisher Vollen writes, “The company I co-founded recently published a new publication called the 2007 Green Zebra Guide. It promotes local green businesses in San Francisco through coupons, and offers tips for embracing a more sustainable lifestyle. We sell it as a fundraiser for schools and non-profits. Please check out our Web site for more info. We were the cover story of the business section of the San Francisco Chronicle!”
From the March / April 2007 Issue
Alison Carnduff was recently promoted to senior vice president of portfolio management at Benchmark Assisted Living. She will play a lead role in Benchmark’s investment activities, including investor relations, acquisitions, and development initiatives.
Matt Carroll was recently re-appointed as director of public health for the City of Cleveland.
Marco Garcia and Chantal Beckmann-Garcia recently moved from Berkeley, Calif., to Geneva, Switzerland, with their sons Mateo, 10, and Nicolai, 8. Marco is sales director for Europe for PowerLight Systems S.A., a Berkeley-based solar power company with new European headquarters in Geneva. Chantal is studying French and settling the family into their new life in Geneva.
Sharon Marcus writes: “After almost a decade in California, I have returned to my New York City roots. I’m now a professor in the English department at Columbia and living in the East Village with my partner, Ellis Avery. I recently published a book, Between Women: Friendship, Desire, and Marriage in Victorian England (Princeton, 2007). It’s been great to move back east and spend time with dear Brown friends, including Jennifer Callahan ’87, Neil Goldberg, Cindy Hanson, Steve Lin, and Rinku Sen ’87, to name just a few.”
Cathy Beermann Sullivan and R.J. Sullivan (see Raymond Sullivan ’59).
Ted Whitehead and Adam Rubin ’84 have given up their corporate jobs and have started The Woodman, an upscale firewood company in Brooklyn. Visit them at www.thewoodman.com.
From the January / February 2007 Issue
Matthew and Beth Montgomery Brown ’87 MAT write: “A year ago we took our family to St. Germain en Laye, just outside of Paris, to live for a year. We had such an amazing first year there that we extended our adventure by another twelve months. Matthew opened an energy policy consultancy (www.interenergysolutions.com) a few months ago, and Beth has been teaching history at the Lyc8Ee International. Katherine and Sophia (age 13) take almost all their classes in French at the same school.”
Anna Friedman Clayton is moving back to Massachusetts after being homesick in California for so long. She’d love to hear from anyone in the area who remembers her.
Charlotte Erwin writes: “I’ve just left a big publishing company after nine years and am taking time off! I recently went to Italy with a cadre of Brown derelicts: Bruce Cree ’87, Bart Wolman, and their friends Peter Morgan, Eleanor Harwood, and Kerry Donohue. We had a great time! I have a funny dog named Daisy and a houseful of Russian musicians sharing my place in Brooklyn. Still playing the piano, singing, and having a ball. E-mail me!”
David Genovese (see Charles Genovese ’54).
Annie Lanzillotto is alive and well. Her writings appear in three new anthologies—Hidden New York: A Guide to Places That Matter (Rutgers Univ. Press), Our Roots Are Deep with Passion: Creative Nonfiction Collects New Essays by Italian American Writers (Other Press), and Works of HeART: Building Village Through the Arts (New Village Press). Annie is a 2007 writer in residence at the Santa Fe Art Institute and would love to hear from old friends and new.
Stephen McEvoy ’86 (see Elizabeth Claffey McEvoy ’92).
Laurie Reeder married Laurence F. Blau (Rutgers ’86) on Sept. 9 in Bristol, R.I. They happily shared the celebration with fellow Brunonians Lisa Kramer Morgan, Lori Rubinson, Lisa Benatovich Brosofsky, Meredith Cohen Fried ’89, Thomas Gagnon, and Arnold Soloway ’42, ’48 AM.
From the September / October 2006 Issue
Scott Joy writes: “On May 17 I was proud to be among 100 advocates on Capitol Hill for the Lance Armstrong Foundation’s Livestrong Day, talking to our congressional representatives about cancer survivorship issues. In related news, see www.livestrongchallenge.org/06PA/scottjoy for details on my upcoming 100-mile bicycle ride in Philadelphia on Sept. 10.”
Beena Sarwar writes: “Can’t believe it’s been twenty years. I am still in touch with some Brown friends, which is great. Update for others—after working for several years as a print journalist in Pakistan, I went to London to do a master’s in television documentary (Goldsmiths College, 2001). I worked for a couple of years in Karachi as producer with Geo TV News. Most recently, I was op-ed and features editor with the News International and had a weekly column titled “Personal Political.” I have a special interest in media, gender, and regional peace. I’m back in the United States on a Nieman Fellowship for Journalism at Harvard with my 9-year-old daughter Maha. I will be returning in September as a Carr Fellow with the Kennedy School for another year.”
From the May / June 2006 Issue
Reunion ’06 weekend is almost here—May 26– 28. Return to campus to renew ties with old friends. Start with Campus Dance and finish the weekend by passing once again through the Van Wickle Gates. Visit the reunion Web site for complete details: http://alumni. brown.edu/news_events/reunions.
Davis Guggenheim, an accomplished television director, premiered his film A Matter of Degrees at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. The film is a documentary about Al Gore’s worldwide presentation on climate change.
Nina Perales writes: “In March, I argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in GI Forum v. Perry, a case challenging discrimination against Latino voters in the 2003 Texas congressional redistricting. I’m still working in San Antonio as southwest regional counsel for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund and enjoying family life with my husband, Javier Maldonado, and our three children, Javier, 9, Julian, 6, and Pilar, 1.”
From the March / April 2005 Issue
Scott Joywrites: “In October, my road bicycle and I flew to Austin, Tex., and rode 100 miles in the Lance Armstrong Foundation’s Ride for the Roses, which raised nearly $6 million for cancer survivorship programs and research. My full report is available at home.comcast. net/~scottjoy. I’m now seeking sponsors for 2005. Donations can be made at www.laf. org/peloton.”
Tom Pincince was elected to the Massachusetts Telecommunications Council’s board of directors. Tom is the president and CEO of Brix Networks, a provider of Voice- Over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) performance management solutions.
Scott Shane and his wife, Lynne Schneider (Duke ’90), welcomed Ryan Schneider Shane in June. He joins his older sister, Hannah, who loves him already. Scott’s latest book, From Ice Cream to Internet: Using Franchising to Drive the Growth and Profits of Your Company (Financial Times/Prentice Hall), was due out in January.
From the November / December 2004 Issue
Ron Alcalay writes: “I was working as a writer and part-time lecturer in film history at UC Berkeley, AFI, and Loyola Marymount, until I discovered my true passion: hemp. I formed Vital Hemptations, a hemp clothing company, and sold my first goods to the public on Earth Day 2004. Now I set up a booth on the Venice boardwalk on weekends. The German magazine Der Speigel did a story on me, so I was famous in Germany for a week (Google ‘Rony Alcalay’ for a hilarious translation). Feel free to drop me a line.”
Jennie Jones Hanson writes: “I am living in Wisconsin with my husband, Jeff, son Christian, 9, and daughter Sara, 5. We balance two great active kids and two careers. I am president of GE Healthcare Lunar, a business dedicated to osteoporosis detection. We spent our vacation with family, including my mother, Nancy Dawn Zarker Jones ’56, and brother Wes Jones ’87. We look forward to hearing from friends.”
Jonathan Karp, who was named editor in chief of Random House in May, is the lyricist for How to Save the World and Find True Love in 90 Minutes, a musical comedy that premiered at the New York International Fringe Festival in August.
Andrea Kupferberg-Brown,Betsy Blume Willwerth, Kim Keppler Overlander, Katie Mainelli Nani, and Elisabeth Quill Duncan had a mini-reunion in Cape Cod last July.
Craig Smith has founded Opus Search Partners, a retained executive search firm in Philadelphia.
From the September / October 2004 Issue
Vicki Levy Krupp and coauthor Judy Gelman have published The Book Club Cookbook, which includes 100 popular titles paired with recipes. Vicki writes: “Brown has a strong presence in the book. One of our featured books is Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides ’82. Cedric Jennings ’99, the subject of Ron Suskind’s A Hope in the Unseen, about Cedric’s freshman year at Brown, contributed two recipes. Jessica Case Wagner’s ’89 Meeteetse, Wyo., book club, the Sage Sisters, is profiled in the book. Also, many Brown alums offered their advice and help, especially with recipe testing: Peter Alpert ’82, Julia Blatt ’84, Lucia Gill Case ’85, Rebecca Drill ’82, Jayne Raphael ’82, Sallie Thieme Sanford ’86, and Lise Stern ’89. I’d love to hear from old friends.”
Lynn I. Nottage’s play Fabulation opened at New York’s Playwrights Horizons theater. Intimate Apparel, which won the New York Drama Critics’ Award for best play, along with five other prestigious honors, has ended its New York run and opened at Los Angeles’ Mark Taper Forum in August.
Jerry White made his acting debut in May at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles in Raising Our Voices, a play to benefit the Landmine Survivors Network. Other actors in the play were West Wing’s Martin Sheen, Stockard Channing, and Richard Schiff. Jerry is the cofounder and executive director of the Landmine Survivors Network. He lost his right foot to a land mine while camping in Israel’s Golan Heights during his junior year at Brown.
From the July / August 2004 Issue
Andy Feldman ’91 MD (see Caryl-Ann Miller Nieforth ’59).
Steven A. Fern writes: “I have enjoyed living in Greenwich, Conn., for the past two years with my wife, Alexandra (Tufts ’93), and children, Maxwell, 4, and Samantha, 1 1/2. I split my time between my two plastic surgery offices (Manhattan and Greenwich) and working at Lenox Hill, Manhattan Eye and Ear, and Greenwich hospitals. Barely enough time for tennis and squash. I welcome any old friends or alumni in the area to stop by or visit me on the Web at www.drfern.com.”
Marco Garcia and Chantal Beckmann-Garcia have settled with their two boys, Mateo, 8, and Nicolai, 6, in Berkeley, Calif. Marco develops large-scale solar electric projects for the public and private sectors for PowerLight Corp., where he works with Ben Compton, who runs the customer relations department at PowerLight. Chantal is honing her home improvement skills and works part-time as a cabinetmaker/woodworker.”
Andrea Johanna Publow married Jedias Norberto Perago on Sept. 22, 2002, in Bedford, N.H. Attending the wedding was matron of honor Laura Hart ’87, as well as Cynthia Hanson, Joseph Amodio, Lori Rubinson, Troy Henikoff, Jonathan Linden ’84, and the bride’s Chattertocks friends, Patty Lewy-Horing, Allyson Johnson, and Wendy Ulin Linden. With all four voice parts covered, the Chattertocks sang at the reception. Andrea, who earned her MFA in metalsmithing and jewelry-making at San Diego State Univ. in 1999, lives and works in Richmond, Va. She is an artist, university instructor, and administrator. Her husband is also an artist. The couple welcomed the July 5, 2003, birth of daughter Isabella.
Gina Solomon, a senior scientist with the Natural Resources Defense Council and an assistant clinical professor of medicine at UC San Francisco, was awarded the American Lung Association’s Clean Air Award in April for research into the connection between diesel-fuel exhaust and respiratory disease.
Charles Sullivan and his partner, Marc Benson (Colgate ’85), rushed to get married at beautiful San Francisco City Hall on Feb. 13 after twenty-two years together. Due to the lack of advanced planning, no Brown friends were invited, although some of Charles’s friends from City Hall, where he works as a deputy city attorney, were in attendance.”
From the May / June 2004 Issue
Aldin Baroza (see Carol Millican ’72).
Margaret Cook (see Dana Cook Grossman ’73).
Sophie Henderson (see John Henderson ’46).
Scott Joy writes: “I was surprised to become a testicular cancer survivor in 2003, but I took up road bicycling and am raising funds for the Lance Armstrong Foundation, a charity that sponsors research and programs for cancer survivors, as a result. Please consider making a donation at secure.laf.org/ donations.”
Stephen McEvoy (see Elizabeth Claffey McEvoy ’92).
Cecilia Pineda Feret (see Nancy Schuleen Helle ’55).
Alison Daley Stevenson and Ken Stevenson ’87 moved back to their childhood stomping grounds of Princeton, N.J., in August of 2002. Alison writes: “Ken is now the director of resident life at his high school alma mater, the Hun School of Princeton. I am a dorm parent in the girls’ dormitory, where we live. We added the caboose to the Stevenson train last Valentine’s Day, with the birth of Riley Anne, a chromosomal surprise after boys Campbell, 13, Connor, 11, Tucker, 6, and our adopted daughter, Andrea, 23.”
From the March / April 2004 Issue
Lissie Diringer and Lee Dunst write that after nearly nine years at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lissie became the director of development of the NYU Child Study Center. After serving as an assistant U.S. attorney from 1995 through 2000, Lee joined the New York City office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where he specializes in securities litigation and white-collar criminal matters. As of Jan. 1, Lee became a partner with Gibson Dunn. The couple writes, “Our kids, Josh, 4, and Charles, 7, are great—and getting bigger every day.”
Karen Weiss and her partner, Pam Remy, announce the September 23 birth of Eli Gregg. Karen writes: “We are sleep-deprived but otherwise very happy. We live in San Francisco, where I work as a pediatric nurse practitioner.”
From the January / February 2004 Issue
Ana M. Bermudez writes: “I am now the director of a transitional high school for court-involved young people. I live in Brooklyn with my partner of ten years, Jackie Deane, and our two children, Jesse, 4, and Max, 1.”
Karlo Berger (see Annie Gjelsvik ’91, Carol Canner Gjelsvik ’59).
Samuel Budnyk writes: “I try to spend as much time as possible with my wife, Virginia, and our son Sam, 8, and daughter Emma, 4. I enjoy my anesthesia practice as well.”
Elizabeth McLarney writes: “I am happily settled in Vermont with my husband, Gordon Little, and two children, Ryan, 6, and Connor, 5. I have a busy orthopedic surgery practice in Brattleboro. I am still playing ice hockey two nights a week and coach a youth team.”
Jason Salzman writes: “A new edition of my book, Making the News: A Guide for Activists and Nonprofits, was just published.” J
Russ Shafer-Landau writes: “I’m a professor of philosophy at the University of Wisconsin. I’ve just written two books on the nature of morality. Moral Realism (Oxford) is an academic work pitched to other professors and to grad students. Whatever Happened to Good and Evil? (also Oxford) is aimed at a general, nonacademic audience. Both books have the same fundamental thesis: that there are moral standards that are true independently of personal or cultural opinion.”
Lisa Bishop Tuckerman writes: “Greetings from Bozeman, Montana. I retired in January 2003, after we welcomed our second son, Hudson Cary Tuckerman, in May 2002. He joined brother Cooper, 3. We decided to give our kids all our time now and return to our working lives later.”
From the November / December 2003 Issue
Andrew Blauner writes: “I am a literary agent representing several writers with Brown connections, including Erin Cressida Wilson, who starts this year as a Brown professor. I also work with Providence Journal writer Mike Stanton, whose new book, The Prince of Providence, is all about Buddy Cianci and is being published by Random House, where all the credit goes to my old classmate and former Brown Daily Herald boss, Jonathan Karp, who is the best in the business.”
Wendy Silverman Gordon writes that two kids and two advisers later she finally earned a Ph.D. in botany. Her dissertation examined the effects of climate change on U.S. hydrology. She’s continuing her research career at the Univ. of Texas, where she is examining tropical deforestation with the aid of satellite imagery.
Jeff Halpern, of San Francisco, is the marketing manager for TheraSense, a company that provides diabetes-related products to consumers. Jeff has been a diabetic himself for ten years.
Carol Fusco Kressen and her husband, Parker Kressen, announce the May birth of Melissa Anne. Carol writes: “Melissa is adored by her 2-year-old twin siblings, Kathleen and Joseph. I am taking some time off, although I continue to take on consulting projects with independent schools in the Washington, D.C., area. We enjoy occasional visits with Andy Baldwin ’85 and Allison Zieve and their families.”
Joe Kuzneski and his wife, Lynn, an-nounce the May 20 birth of Andrew John. He joins big brother Ethan Joseph, 2. Andrew’s godfather is John Mannato. Joe is still practicing corporate law with Edwards & Angell in Providence.
Lisa Caputo Morris and her husband, Rick, announce the June 28 birth of Andrew Shea Morris. Drew is the sixth grandchild of A. Richard Caputo ’60 and Rosemary Shea Caputo ’62.
Laura Kelleher Neal writes: “My husband, J.P., and I happily announce the June 28 birth of Patrick Gregory. Patrick joins sister Addie, 4, and brother Trevor, 2.”
Craig Smith writes: “After four years in the executive search business, I’ve just founded my own firm, Opus Search Partners, with a former colleague. At home my wife, Michele Frank, and I are proud parents of Chloe Grace Smith-Frank, 2.”
Dawn Weiner and Henry K. Kopel (Brandeis ’80, Oxford ’82) were wed at a private town hall ceremony in Woodbridge, Conn., on Aug. 1. Dawn’s daughter, Rebecca, was a junior bridesmaid, and the family moved into their new home on Aug. 22. Dawn writes: “The ‘big fat’ Jewish wedding will take place Oct. 26. I will be cutting back my ob-gyn hours to accommodate my new family life.”
From the May / June 2003 Issue
Simone Jackiw Ahlborn and L. David Ahlborn ’88 write that they continue to teach at the Wheeler School in Providence, where their children, Lucy, 9, and Owen, 6, are students. They write: “We own a farmhouse in Providence with plenty of guest rooms.”
Berliners dubbed John Corbett “Doktor Chicago” after he helped revitalize the Berlin JazzFest, the Chicago Tribune reported on Nov. 7. John teaches at the Art Institute of Chicago and writes regularly for Downbeat.
Hal Meyer writes that he is enjoying life in Wakefield, R.I., and recently married Linda Cruser. He is CEO of Novelint, an intellectual-property management firm.
Steven Toms has been named associate staff and head of section on metastatic diseases at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation’s Brain Tumor Institute. Previously he was head of neurosurgical oncology for Oregon Health and Sciences University Hospital and chief of neurosurgery for the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Michelle Wallach-Schechter writes: “Jason and I welcomed our third (and last) ‘pumpkin,’ Lara Anne, on Oct. 31. Lindsay, 4, and Lexi, 3, are thrilled. This spring Jason joined me at Morgan Stanley.”
From the March / April 2003 Issue
Janet Kroll writes: “In May, after spending six years combining school and work, I received a Ph.D. in education policy from the Univ. of Pennsylvania. I continue to do strategic planning for the Pew Charitable Trusts, focusing on the fields of education reform, arts and culture, and religion and public life.”
From the November / December 2002 Issue
Charlie Leeming (see John B. Leeming '50).
Jess and Meg Leopold Mandel write: "After a year, Iowa City is starting to feel like home. We have met many terrific people and have gotten to know many local contractors very well." Jess was appointed assistant dean for student affairs and curriculum at the Univ. of Iowa's Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine.
Linda Sanches writes: "My partner, Linda Williams, and I announce the March 10 birth of Douglas Manuel Sanches Williams. Douglas and I enjoy hanging out with Pam Coukos '90 and her baby, Bennet, as well as with Charlie Lubinsky Luband '90 and his baby, Max, here in Washington, D.C. This summer we traveled to Northampton, Mass., to visit Debbie Bercuvitz '87 and her family, including baby, Asa, and to Cambridge, Mass., to see Peter Laipson. Felicia Gershberg and her sons, Andrew and Michael, stopped by from California on their way to the beach."
Margaret Tretbar is the new area chair for the Brown Alumni Schools Committee in the Kansas City region, taking over for Laura McConwell '85, who has handled the area for several years. Margaret invites all local alumni to consider volunteering for the program and all old friends to give her a call.
From the September / October 2002 Issue
Sarah F. Doherty writes: "I still work for IBM and have purchased an 1834 farmhouse and more than five acres surrounding it. We have started by keeping alpacas, but the menagerie is growing. I enjoy the country life."
Elise Feder and Michael Pattie announce the April 15 arrival of Eliza Bentley Pattie.
Andrew S. Pollis is the founder and chair of the new appellate practice committee of the Ohio State Bar Association's litigation section. He is a partner at Hahn Loeser & Parks.
From the July / August 2002 Issue
Andrew S. Pollis moderated a panel discussion in April titled "The Scottsboro Trial: Seventy Years Later" at the American Bar Association litigation section annual meeting in Boston. Andrew is cochair of the ABA Litigation Section Appellate Practice Committee and is a partner at Hahn Loeser and Parks in Cleveland.
Dana Levenberg, of Ossining, N.Y., writes: "I'm living the high life as an enlightened stay-at-home suburban mom. I'm hoping that all those semiotics courses are what helped inform my decisions to teach my sons, Caleb, 9, and Eli, 4, that pink is not for girls and that not all animals are male."
Lee Anne Sylva Nugent '88 Sc.M. and husband Tony announce the birth of their fourth son, Conall Douglas Nugent. He joins brothers Jamey, 7, Anthony, 5, and Jeremy, 2. The boys love visiting Brown.
Carolyn Robinson '86 (see Rebecca M. Hensler '91).
Jeff Sherman writes: "I've moved myself and my office to spacious new digs in Brooklyn."
Jennie Smith-Brock and Steve Brock, of South Portland, Maine, announce the Dec. 21 birth of Sylvia. She joins brother Carter, 3.
From the May / June 2002 Issue
Michael Julian (see Stella Hughes Julian '46).
From the November / December 2000 Issue
Steven Fern announces the birth of Maxwell Gardner Fern (class of 2022), on April 14. Steven is a board-certified plastic surgeon in solo private practice in New York City.
Wendy Silverman Gordon, of Austin, Tex., announces the birth of Mirah Ilene on May 27. Mirah joins big brother Elliott, 4. Wendy hopes to complete her Ph.D. in climate-change studies in the next year.
Michael Greenberg writes: “My wife, Anne Young, and I welcomed Nora Sophie on June 24, making Hank Greenberg ’47 a proud grandfather and Richard Greenberg ’88 a proud uncle for the second time.” Nora joins big brother Evan, 3.
Robert Huie (see Wendy Ng ’97).
Ann-Mara Scheff Lanza and her husband, John, announce the birth of Nathan George Benson Lanza on April 21. Ann-Mara writes: “He is a wonderful little boy who has given us a good reason to finish working on our 150-year-old house.”
Andy Lazris’s first novel, The Guru from Pakistan, is scheduled to be published in January. He began the novel fifteen years ago while an undergraduate at Brown. Andy lives with his wife, Cathy Staropoli, and their three children outside Baltimore, where they are both physicians.
Darryl Shrock and his wife, Pamela, announce the birth of Benjamin Andrew on May 31. He joins big brother Jonah, 2H.
Michael Sugerman writes: “The past year has been a big one for me. In August 1999 I was lucky enough to marry Elizabeth Chilton in a small, beautiful ceremony on the beach in Northport, Long Island. Our honeymoon on Vancouver Island was wonderful but far too short. I then spent the year finishing (finally) my dissertation before graduating in June. Elizabeth and I will remain at Harvard during the 2000–01 academic year. Elizabeth is an associate professor who studies the precontact archaeology of New England; I’ll be continuing my research into ancient Mediterranean economic structures and teaching in the anthropology department.”
From the September / October 2000 Issue
Joseph Bachana writes: "I’m alive and well and living in New York City. After fourteen years of growing up, I’ve buckled down, started my own company, and begun concentrating on being the best person I can be. I recently saw Drew Woelflein, David Diamond, Hugo DeLaRosa, Steven Fern, Shiv Khemka ’85, Vadim Kotlyar, and Stephen Bloom. I look forward to seeing old friends at the 15th reunion. For those who can’t wait to get in touch, drop me an e-mail."
Ginny Flynn Brzezinski and her husband, Ian (Williams ’86), announce the birth of William, born Nov. 18, 1999. Ginny, Ian, and Will live in the Old Town section of Alexandria, Va., in a townhouse they renovated last year. Ginny is the communications director for the U.S. Senate finance committee and Ian is on the senior staff of the U.S. Senate foreign relations committee.
Rachel Harding ’90 M.F.A. of Denver, writes: "Indiana University Press has published my first book, A Refuge in Thunder: Candomble and Alternative Spaces of Blackness."
Jeff Sherman announces the birth of his company, Delson or Sherman Architects pc. He writes: "My partner, Perla Delson, and I met in architecture school at Yale. (New Haven makes you really appreciate Providence.) We have a range of small projects — residential, commercial, and institutional — but we’re eager for bigger ones. I also teach a commercial-design studio at the New York School of Interior Design. No wife or kids, but I do have a really great dog
John Song writes: "After ten years of postgraduate medical training, I’ve finally gotten a paying job! I’ve just completed fellowship training in head-and-neck surgery at the University of Pittsburgh and have been appointed assistant professor of head-and-neck surgery at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla. After three years of Pittsburgh winters, I look forward to life on the Gulf of Mexico."
Amy Tozer and Michael Rich announce the birth of Grace Tozer-Rich on Sept. 30, 1999. They write: "Big brother Aaron is 3. We live in Atlanta and would love visitors."
From the July / August 2000 Issue
Jih-Ho Cha Donovan, of Wayland, Mass., writes: "Owen Han Donovan was born Sept. 9, joining big brothers Prescott and Drew. Mike (Middlebury ’85) and I find it a little crazy, but a very good kind of crazy."
Andrew L. Feldman ’91 M.D. (see Caryl-Ann Miller Nieforth ’59).
Marco Garcia started a new job as regional sales manager for south Florida and Latin America at Portera Systems of Campbell, Calif., which is an Internet company servicing the consulting community. Marco lives with his wife, Chantal Beckmann, and their sons, Mateo, 4, and Nicolai, 11Ú2, in Davie, Fla.
N. Clay Gary writes: "I’m back in Tokyo for a second tour of duty with Callaway Golf, these days as director of marketing and business development. On Jan. 1 we took over distribution from our former distributor; it is quite an adventure! I welcome contact from old friends and any alumni in Tokyo who can tell me where the next alumni gathering is."
Alexandra Matthews and Mischa McCormick ’85 announce the birth of twins Skye Savannah and Liam Frederick on Feb. 29. They join sister Zoe, 16 months.
Kathy Chen Rose writes: "After completing my radiology residency training in Boston, my husband, Geoff (Penn ’84), and I moved to Charlotte, N.C., where he is a cardiologist and I am mom to Emily, 4, Sarah, 2, and Michael, 6 months. Fun!"
Michelle Wallach Schechter and her husband, Jason (Cornell), announce the birth of Ilexa Ashley on Nov. 20. Lexi joins big sister Lindsay, 1. The family recently moved from London to Harrison, N.Y.
Lynne Page Snyder (Penn ’94 Ph.D.) announces her engagement to Stephen Jonathan Garber (Brandeis ’87, University of Pittsburgh ’93 M.P.I.A.). Lynne and Steve are both public historians for the federal government – Steve is at NASA and Lynne works at the Department of Health and Human Services. Each continues to accumulate degrees; Steve is a candidate for an M.S. in science and technology studies at Virginia Tech, and Lynne is working toward a master’s in public health at Johns Hopkins. The couple plans a June wedding.
From the May / June 2000 Issue
Dorothy Faulstich Bowe and John Bowe ’86 A.M. write: "We are looking for that ever-changing balance of raising kids (Hannah, 5, and Jan, 2), working, and having fun. John is making the Net safe for electronic commerce at Certco in Cambridge, Mass., while Dot, working part-time, keeps the Web site of the town of Belmont, Mass., in decent shape."
John F. Carroll writes that he is an assistant Commonwealth’s attorney in Fairfax County, Va. He lives in Annandale, Va., with his wife, Grace, and their two children, Jack and Maeve.
Thomas J. Cole, of Philadelphia, was elected to the partnership of Pepper Hamilton, where he represents management in labor and employment matters.
Jane Petzold Enterline and her husband, Walter, announce the birth of twins William and Cora. William was born on July 15 and Cora on July 16.
Scott Hochfelder, of Chicago, and his wife, Jen, announce the birth of Noah on Jan. 14. Scott writes: "While Noah has his mother’s charm and good looks, he has my appetite. I can’t wait for our first visit to Big Alice’s for ice cream and Casserta’s for pizza."
Nancy Jacobs Lewandowski writes: "Tom and I moved to Neenah, Wis. Our son, Brad, was born in December 1998, joining Robert, 3. We live near Paula DeCubellis ’87 and her family, and are all awaiting Brown visitors."
Claudia Morgan, of Randolph, Mass., writes that she was recruited for the position of vice president of human factors and systems at 100X Ventures, an Internet business incubator in Waltham, Mass. She writes: "I’ve managed to avoid completing my dissertation for the doctoral program in social policy at Brandeis for years now, a matter of dubious honor, but the Internet has proven to be a continuous career distraction. I have spent time with Fred Young, who was named a senior research analyst on Asian affairs at Harvard Business School. Fred is based in Hong Kong, but came to Cambridge, Mass., for training in January. Brunonians seeking adventure in high technology, or renewed contact with me (which is known to be an adventure in itself), may e-mail me."
Larry Primis (see Tara Brennan Primis ’92).
Andrew D. Rah and his wife, Mina (N.Y.U. ’91) announce the birth of Alexander Dean on June 10, 1999. Andrew writes: "He is seven pounds, eight ounces, and growing every minute. I shouldn’t have waited so long." Andrew practices orthopedic surgery in Los Angeles
Paul Udris, of Minneapolis, has been named senior associate of the architectural firm Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle, for which he has worked since 1996. He is working on the Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Center for the Minnesota Historical Society.
From the March / April 2000 Issue
Gus Bickford is Webmaster and director of systems integration at Predictive Networks in Boston. He has thirteen years of experience developing information systems for public and private organizations.
Lisa Caputo joined Citigroup as president of Women & Co., a new division that handles the financial needs of professional, affluent women. Lisa was previously vice president of global communications and synergy for Disney Publishing Worldwide, where she oversaw communication, publicity, cross promotions, and the coordination of marketing. She was also a vice president of corporate communications at CBS. Before starting her career in media and entertainment, Lisa was deputy assistant to President Clinton as well as press secretary to First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Matt Carroll writes: “Laura Kleinman (Cornell ’92) and I were married in Cleveland on Sept. 25. Unfortunately, it was a Brown-less event, which reinforced the feeling that I have to keep in better touch with Brunonians. I have been working at the Cuyahoga County department of human services for the past year and am enjoying it greatly. ” Matt would love to hear from anyone.
Kim Schlegel Commaroto, of Cos Cob, Conn., and her husband, Michael, announce the birth of Sarah Anne on July 22. She joins big sister Elizabeth Mary, 3.
Donald A. DePalma was named vice president of corporate strategy at Idiom in Cambridge, Mass. In the new job, he drives Idiom’s corporate strategy and serves as an industry spokesman on the importance of Web globalization solutions for companies establishing a global e-business presence. He has nearly twenty years of experience in the software, research, and consulting industries. He was previously founder and president of Common Sense Advisory, a consultancy that helped established and start-up firms in developing e-commerce strategies. He also worked as a principal analyst at Forrester Research and cofounded Interbase Software Corp.
Alison Fink Deutsch and her husband, Jesse (Wharton ’86), announce the birth of Aaron Isidore on July 22. He joins big sister Hannah, 2. Alison writes: “With our growing family, we moved to a bigger house.”
Muge Erkan, of Boston, and John Kauffman (Princeton ’86) announce the birth of their first child, Derik Julian Kauffman. In motherhood Muge joins Chantal Deckey Simon, Laura Kelleher Neal, and Lizzie Zaldastani Napier, all of whom gave birth within the past year. They are planning a reunion with the babies in the spring.
Steven Fern married Alexandra Gardner Fern (Tufts ’93) on Nov. 29, 1997. They expect their first child (Brown 2018) in April. Steven is a plastic surgeon in New York City, and the proud uncle of Benjamin (Brown 2015) and Emily (Brown 2016) Winston, who are the children of Jackie Fern Winston ’83.
Leon L. Haley Jr. (see Lisa Haley ’92).
Nancy Gale Hackett Handloff writes: “After living in Steamboat Springs, Colo., since 1986, teaching skiing and holding many other jobs, I finally decided to go back to school. I graduated from the University of Colorado’s health sciences center in May with a master’s in physical therapy and passed my licensing exam in August. I have been a physical therapist in a nearby clinic since the summer, and I very much enjoy my new career. Life continues to be busy with my husband of seven years, Stuart; his two sons, Nick and Alex; our two horses; and a cat. I would love to hear from other alums, especially those coming to Steamboat to ski.”
Joan Morse Hachamovitch and her husband, Dean (Harvard ’90), announce the birth of twins Hannah and Ben on Sept. 29. They join older sister Becca, 3, and dog Baloo, 6.
Art Jones’s first feature film, Going Nomad, which he wrote, directed, and produced, opened in New York City in September and was then booked in cinemas across the country, including Providence’s Avon Cinema, which showed the film in January. The film is about a 33-year-old native New Yorker named El Cid Rivera who struggles to find his calling. Art heads Great Jones productions, where he produces corporate films. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, In-Fashion, and Sportswear International, and he pens a monthly film column for Shout magazine.
Ka Yee C. Lee and Thuong Van Ha write that they and their son, Quoc Trung Nigel, 11?2, moved to 4928 S. Greenwood Ave., Chicago 60637. Ka Yee started her second year as an assistant professor in the chemistry department at the University of Chicago. Thuong joined a radiology group in Oak Park. They would love to hear from old friends.
Alison Terbell Nikitopoulos, of Baton Rouge, La., writes: “I teach music appreciation part-time at Louisiana State University. I had my second son, Anthony Aristide, in February 1999. Now I am outnumbered!”
Craig Smith writes: “I’ve left college teaching behind to join an executive-recruiting firm in Philadelphia. My wife, Michele Frank (Syracuse ’89), and I bought a house in the art-museum area in January.”
Scott Tarabek, of North Huntingdon, Pa., and his wife, Kathy, announce the birth of Matthew Scott on March 21, 1998. He joins big sister Jenna, 4. Scott writes: “Weighing in at ten pounds, five ounces at birth, Matthew may soon be heading for stardom on the football field.”
Lindsey Anne Johnson Wild, of Underhill, Vt., writes that United Airlines hired her as a flight officer for the January training class, and she left her job as a captain for U.S. Airways Express.
From the January / February 2000 Issue
Robert Chiperfield joined the New York City law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges as a partner in the corporate group. He previously worked at Sidley & Austin's and at Cravath, Swaine & Moore. He lives in Chatham, N. J., with his wife, Pamela, and children Robbie, 3; Claire, 1; and Ty, 1.
Benjamin A. Compton, of Boulder, Colo., writes: "Emi's younger brother, Eugene Sky, turned 1 on Oct. 17. I'm finishing my master's thesis on distributed-generation resources in the civil engineering department at the University of Colorado at Boulder. I'm also working as a research associate at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory."
Betsy Pierce Dallape and her husband, Michael, announce the birth of Charles "Charlie" Pierce on April 23 in San Fran-cisco. Betsy writes: "I have recently returned to work at Circa Corp., a leather-accessories manufacturer, where I design and merchandise private-label belts, jewelry, and hair accessories. Being a new parent is wonderful."
Christopher Possessky, of Annandale, N.J., writes: "After graduation I went to Pepperdine University Law School and graduated in 1989. I married the former Lianne Rabinsky on March 28, 1992. Geoff Soriano was an usher, and Robert Harrington, Dave Purpora, and Al Stokes were guests. I opened and operated a solo law practice from 1992 until this past September, when I began working for the New Jersey Department of Personnel. My wife and I adopted an infant son, Tristan Luke, in June. We live in a quaint village in Hunterdon county, N.J., with our cat, Uno, and 2-year-old Rhodesian ridgeback, Beukeboom. I went back to school in 1997 at Rutgers to take biology, chemistry, and physics in preparation for the MCAT and a shot at getting into medical school with the class of '01. I talk regularly with Geoff, who runs a law practice with his father, Daniel '60, in Somerville, N.J. I also talk occasionally with Steve Kettelberger, who lives in Mt. Holly, N.J."
Sallie Thieme Sanford, of Seattle, and her husband, Chris, announce the birth of Nathaniel Allen.
Andrew and Martha Gallo Shaindlin '87 moved to Pasadena, Calif., this summer after three years in Ann Arbor, Mich., so Andrew could take over as executive director of the Cal Tech Alumni Association. He writes: "Our daughter, Chloe, turns 4 in March, and our retired greyhounds are doing great. We're enjoying the balmier climate and we welcome any Brunonian traveling through Pasadena."
Erica Whittaker writes: My husband, Andrew Young, and I moved from Edinburgh, Scotland, to Windsor, England, in February 1999 to take new jobs. We appreciate the improvement in climate afforded by the move south. After spending the past few years working in business development for two U.K. biotechnology companies, I have joined Merrill Lynch's pharmaceutical team in London, as their biotechnology analyst. Andrew continues to work for GEC Marconi as a supply chain development manager.
From the November / December 2000 Issue
Benjamin Compton writes: "Three-year-old Emi welcomed baby brother Eugene Sky into the world on Oct. 17, 1998." Ben is working on his master's in civil engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he is focusing on renewable energy tech-nologies. Ben, Naoko, and the kids made the 2,000-mile drive to the East Coast for a week-long reunion in Westport, Mass., with many '86 alums, including Ted Croft, Tom Drake, Marco Garcia and Chantal Beckmann-Garcia, Bruce Gray, Stephen Mahoney, Andrew and Sabina Siani Soloway '85, and Rick Weinland. "Fourteen kids almost outnumbered the adults," Ben writes. "A highlight was reliving past ex-athleticism with some intense (though markedly slower) wallball on D-Phi's front porch."
Bud Daley, his wife, Lisa, and their son, Charlie, have moved to Shaker Heights, Ohio, where Bud is practicing securities law at Ulmer & Berne.
Sharon Marcus, of San Francisco, writes: "I recently got tenure in the English Department at U.C.-Berkeley. Last March the University of California Press published my book Apartment Stories: City and Home in Nineteenth-Century Paris and London."
Lisa Braff Shea and Robert Shea '87 announce the birth of Eli Abraham on June 3. He joins big brothers Noah, 312, and Caleb, 22 months.
Andrew Young (see Marshall H. Cohen '54). 1987
Class Secretary Pam Gerrol reports: "I haven't received many reports from outside Boston lately, but I have seen and heard from many local classmates. Attending recent Brown Club of Boston events were John Casey, Emy Tseng, Ed Winder, Cathy Greene, Paul Hoffmann, Taleen Ghazarian, and Bill Douglas. I ran into Eric Hjerpe at Logan airport in February and, while waiting for a connection in Denver, saw Paul Bechta, who was returning home to Boston. Eric is senior director of professional services for Siebel Systems in Burlington, Mass., and lives in Sudbury, Mass., with his wife and two children. With so many alumni in the area, I am considering organizing a New England mini-reunion.
"Susan Krupp and her husband, Eric Brown, announce the birth of Gabriel Jeremy Brown on Jan. 12. Susan writes: 'He surprised us a few weeks early but is doing great. Noah, 2, adores Gabe and only occasionally hurtles inanimate objects in his direction.' Susan provides staff development programs for early-childhood educators and Eric is an associate with the architecture firm of Prellwitz Chilinski Associates in Cambridge, Mass.
Wendy Mills Abrams and Jim Abrams announce the birth of their third and fourth children, Katherine "Katie" Bea and Jacob "Jake" Irving, on May 1.
Ron Alcalay writes: "I phinally Phinished the dissertation, Adamant Immaturity: Willing Innocence in Novels and Films of the Fifties; packed up; and moved back to L.A., leaving sweet Berkeley behind. I'm now developing film and television material for Jason Alexander, who often breaks out in song."
Roslyn Stroman Allen and her husband, Aberdeen Allen Jr., announce the birth of Aberdeen "Tr" III on May 6. He joins Nia Marsella, 7. Roslyn works at M.I.T. in administering the pension plan, while her husband is completing a Ph.D. in chemistry at Brandeis. Roslyn writes: "Directing the Voices of Inspiration gospel choir at Brown for three years gave me a great foundation to continue working with choirs and young people in general." For the past year and a half Roslyn and her husband have served as young adult ministers at their church in Boston. She'd love to hear from classmates.
Daniel Henry Aronson became a rabbi and received a master of Hebrew letters degree when he graduated from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Philadelphia in June. He has been appointed dean of admissions at the college. Daniel interned at the Philadelphia Geriatric Center, York House in Philadelphia, and Temple Beth Israel in Winsted, Conn. He also taught for the Community Hebrew Schools of Greater Philadelphia. Daniel was formerly the assistant director of the Brown-RISD Hillel Foundation.
Joseph Copeland writes: "After working for the Centers for Disease Control in Africa in 1998, I came back to the U.S. to finish my medical training at U.C.L.A. I'm now pursuing a joint family and emergency-medicine residency back home in Canada - the return of the prodigal son. Despite being sleep-deprived, I'd love to hear from friends passing through the area.come up and visit Toronto, eh?"
Scott Johnston '89 Sc.M. and Karen Stanger Johnston are happy to announce the birth of Julia Louise on May 19. Hunter, 3, is very excited to have a baby sister.
Peter Laipson '86 writes: "On May 23, I had the distinct pleasure of attending the wedding of Martha Hirschfield and William Saletan (Swarthmore '87) in Washington, D.C. Martha is an attorney with the civil division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Will writes for the on-line magazine Slate (www.slate.com) and has a book forthcoming on the politics of abortion. Several Brown alums attended the wedding. Martha would be happy to hear from friends, long-lost or otherwise."
Ben Phillips writes: "For the last year and a half I have managed administration and finances for Catholic Relief Services in Sierra Leone. My wife, Lorena, and I had to evacuate the country in late December as rebel forces attacked and took over most the city. I returned in March and she a couple of months later. Our house survived intact with only a few bullet holes. Now that peace accords have been signed, our office is looking to get food, agricultural, and reconstruction assistance to areas that have been under rebel control for almost a year. I have been in occasional e-mail contact with Dan Stoner, who is working with my former employer, PLAN International in Bolivia, but other than that have lost touch with classmates. The Brown alumni scene in West Africa isn't too active, for some reason or another."
Asli Giray Raman is head of the music department at Eastern Mediterranean University in Famagusta, North Cyprus. She is also the founder of the department, which will start accepting students this fall. She recently returned from a concert tour in Macedonia with her husband, Raman, a flautist. November concerts will be in Geneva, Switzerland, and Dubai. She expects mail and visits from classmates.
Neil Roth, of New York City, married Karen Milrod (Penn '87) at the Essex House in New York City on April 18. The wedding party included Dan Kreithen '86, Scott Johnston, and Steve Rybicki. Chris Wilson also attended.
Kelley Shanahan and her husband, Ward Bobitz, announce the birth of Jack on Feb. 20. Lisa Doherty attended the birth in the role of cheerleader. There are quite a few Bruins who are expecting as well - Martha Hall is expecting her first child in December; Nancy Federspiel is expecting her third in December; and Trina Hardiman was expecting her first in September.
Sue Metcalfe Speno and Andy Speno, write: "Benjamin Anthony joined our family on April 11 and has been a joy thus far, despite the constant spitting up and irregular sleep we've been experiencing. Big sister Erin, 3, has adjusted rather well after the usual period of shock and one stray remark at dinner - 'So who cares about Benjamin anyway?' She now includes him in her numerous imaginative play scenarios and family narratives. Sue returned to teaching morning kindergarten in September and Andy to teaching fourth grade. So we'll be as busy as ever with our 'other' jobs in addition to parenting. We feel truly blessed to be a family of four!"
From the September / October 1999 Issue
Simone Jackiw Ahlborn and L. David Ahlborn '88 accepted new teaching positions at the Wheeler School. Simone writes: "We will be returning to our old romping and stomping grounds of Providence. Lucy, 6, and Owen, 3, look forward to checking out their new school." Vic Bernson and family have settled down for good in Severna Park, Md., after twelve years of roaming the globe (thirty-seven countries) with the U.S. Navy. He and his wife, Helena, celebrated their tenth anniversary last August. Daughter Alex, 9, and son Bobby, 7, are starting Little League softball and baseball, respectively. Vic writes: "I recently traded my lieutenant commander bars for a suit and tie as an attorney advisor at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. I carefully monitor the ethics of pal Luis Matos, an assistant U.S. attorney in Delaware. I have enjoyed moderate success staying in touch with Brown friends, such as Rod Moore, who is with the State Department in Zagreb, Croatia. I am anxious to hear from best friends Darryl Ayers and Randall Dunn '87."
Betsy Blume and her husband, Ben Willwerth (Dartmouth '91), announce the birth of Sarah Blume Willwerth on March 8.
Karen E. Dates, of Baltimore, is the new director of community relations at the Baltimore campus of the University of Maryland. Previously she directed a program that created opportunities for out-of-school youth at the Baltimore City Office of Employment Development.
Thomasenia Duncan, of Washington, D.C., was named general counsel for the Corporation for National Service. Previously she was an associate at the law offices of Covington and Burling, and an associate professor at the District of Columbia School of Law. Thomasenia received the secretary of labor's Exceptional Achievement Award for negotiating a settlement of a class-action suit alleging racial discrimination in employment practices at the U.S. Department of Labor. She has also taught law courses at Georgetown University Law Center.
Stephen R. Mahoney writes: "After nine years in California, Ruth and I have returned to New England, where I am principal of Norwell High School. Liam, 4, and Gavin, 2, eagerly awaited the birth of our third child, due in August. We spent a fantastic Martin Luther King Day weekend in Vermont with Bruce Gray; his wife, Lisa; Ted Croft, and his two adorable fruleins, Melissa and Jenny. Great music and memories served as tasty preludes to another reunion on July 4. Please drop a line or e-mail to help me reconnect with the Brown family."
Meg Andrews Rosecky and her husband, John, announce the birth of Katerine "Kate" Graham Rosecky on April 7. She joins Andrew, 6, and Sarah, 312. Meg writes: "I would love to hear from Matt 'C.S.' Callahan, Jeffrey Greer, and other Fungize members."
Mara Spaulder White married Michael White (Northeastern '84) on March 20 in Bethesda, Md. Several Brown friends shared in the celebration. Mara writes: "Michael and I moved to Boca Raton, Fla., but I continue to commute back to Virginia each week for my job with Bell Atlantic. Any friends who are in the area should drop in. Our new home has lots of room for visitors."
From the July / August 1999 Issue
Fiona Brodie, Vancouver, British Columbia, is happily married to Peter Rose (Washington State University '86), with whom she has a 2-year-old son, Andrew Gordon Rose. Fiona is still a senior investment broker with Scotia McLeod, a national brokerage firm, and Peter has his own architecture and interior-design firm.
Alice Chen '89 M.D. and Andrew Campbell report the birth of Anna on March 25. She joins brothers Ethan, 4, and Alexander, 2. Alice is in her sixth year as an obstetrician-gynecologist at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Ill. Last year she opened a solo practice. After Alex's birth, Andrew quit work as an editor at the University of Chicago magazine to stay home with the children.
Pamela Lawrence Endreny, New York City, and her husband, Ray Endreny, announce the birth of Kasper John, who arrived Feb. 9. Pamela is an attorney with a large law firm. The maternal grandfather is Jack Lawrence '48.
Charlotte V. Erwin writes: "I'm enjoying everything southern California has to offer. I see Karen Dunbar '88, Tom Spath '82, and other alums frequently. A big warm hello to all my Brown friends."
Becky Chamberlain Landis married David Landis (University of Chicago '87). Both are pediatricians. Becky practices in Arlington, Mass., while David practices in nearby Weston. She writes: "Ruth Landis, born June 1998, is the light of our lives."
Ann M. Lohof writes: "I seem to be permanently installed in Paris with my husband, Ciaran, and our children, Louise, 4, and Matthew, 4 months. If any old friends are passing through, let me know."
Dave Machata and Cynthia Machata (University of Oregon '86) announce the birth of Katherine Joan on Dec. 28. Dave writes: "Katie is a happy, healthy baby, and we are happy to be her parents. After five years of marriage, Cynthia and I were ready to grow our family. It's hard to believe that I've lived in San Francisco for more than a decade. I still love it here, but I miss my friends and family who remain on the East Coast. I
Jennifer Curtis McMullen writes: "My first-grade daughter, Lydia, and I recently moved from Georgia to Maine. I'm enjoying my work as a high school guidance counselor in my hometown and would love to hear from Brown folks."
Betsy Scharf, Pensacola, Fla., is splitting her time between her own research - working with the archaeological collections at the Burke Museum - and teaching undergraduate geology at the University of Washington. She writes: "I enjoy all my jobs, which let me do things like get paid to take field trips to places that tourists pay thousands of dollars to see. In my spare time I indulge my new hobby of breaking bones - over the past four months, I broke an arm climbing a waterfall on Oahu and a rib skiing on a snowy mountain-top in the North Cascades. I followed that up by learning first aid and CPR for my own protection."
Drew Woelflein and Gini Woelflein announce the birth of Henry Pearson, who joins Morgan, 3. Drew writes: "We have been in London for just over a year and really love it. Joe Bachana and former Brown chaplain Father O'Shea have been house guests."
From the May / June 1999 Issue
After going out for more than fourteen years, Kevin Harrison and BethAnn Zambella '84 finally decided to take the plunge. Into home ownership, that is. Who knows what adventure they will embark upon next? They look forward to receiving handy visitors and mail at their 1931 home in Newtonville, Mass. Kevin is an assistant professor of geology and geophysics at Boston College, and Beth is a reference librarian at Lamont Library in Cambridge.
Lisa John has been promoted to advertising sales manager in Forbes magazine's Boston office, where she has been a sales representative since 1995. Previously she was an advertising sales representative for theWall Street Journal in its Boston and Atlanta offices.
Laura Kelleher Neal and J.P. Neal (University of Illinois '90) announce the birth of their first child, Adeline Alexandra, on Dec. 20 in Surrey, England. Laura and J.P. are enjoying their time in England while J.P. completes a two-year work assignment for Watson Wyatt & Co.
Louise Michele Newman '92 Ph.D. published White Women's Rights (Oxford University Press) in February.
Jorge Roca (see Abe Drabkin '93).
Linda Sanches (see Pamela Coukos '90).
Jim Turner and his wife, Theresa (Fordham '85), announce the arrival of twin girls, Kelsey and Jillian, on Aug. 18. The girls, who look identical, especially during 3 a.m. feedings, have two older siblings, Caroline, 6, and Ryan, 4. Jim works in the fixed-income division of Banque Paribas in New York City with a focus on the new Euro currency. Jim writes: "While my aerobic conditioning has steadily declined since the end of Brown's '86 basketball season, I was hoping for the opportunity to be a replacement player to Patrick Ewing this year."
Lisa Caputo has been named vice president of communications and synergy at the Buena Vista Publishing Group Inc.
Andrew L. Feldman '91 M.D. (see Caryl-Ann Miller Nieforth '59).
Nancy Goldman Friedman married Benjamin Friedman on May 17.
Alec Ian Gershberg married Lisa Servon (Bryn Mawr '86) over Memorial Day weekend. "Ritual, hoopla, and enlightened excess were the order of the day," he writes. Characters from as far as Canada, Mexico, California, and the Old World descended upon South Orleans, Mass., for several days of softball, crawfish, bonfire, vanity, and a Zen-inspired ceremony that included bagpipes, a Mexican trio, gospel, and Old Testament brimstone. Former University chaplain Darryl Smaw (currently assistant dean at Harvard Divinity School) presided over a service that included poetry readings by Tim Blake Nelson and Jonathan "Doc" Schwartz. Much revelry ensued; there were vocal performances by Drs. Smaw, Schwartz, and Daniel Rothenberg '85, including a country-and-western song written by the latter detailing the couple's tumultuous courtship. Alec and Lisa live on Manhattan's Upper West Side in an enclave called Pomander Walk. Lisa is an assistant professor of city planning at Rutgers. Alec is an assistant professor of urban policy at the New School for Social Research.
Mary-Jo Haronian is a visiting assistant professor in English at Lehigh University. She specializes in 19th- and 20th-century literature and is the author of numerous articles on Margaret Fuller. She lives with her husband, Dean, in Bethlehem, Pa., and New York City.
Risa Dinman Lavelle, her husband, Brian, and daughter Brianna, 2, welcomed Rowan Gabriel Lavelle on April 3, 1998.
Janet Lindsay (see Mary Williams Lindsay '52).
Catherine Brickman Lloyd, her husband, and two kids have relocated to the Boston area from Sonoma County, Calif., where they lived for more than ten years. "We're thrilled to back on the East Coast," Catherine writes, "and would love to hear from any Brown folks in the area."
Delia E. Martinez-Carian has been working as a prosecutor at the Bexar County Criminal District Attorney's Office for about eight years. "I still love it," she writes. She recently married a San Antonio homicide police detective. Delia still keeps in touch with fellow Brunonians Robert Mandelbaum '87, Paul Udris, and Petra Frisell. "I would love to hear from 1986 classmates and my Emery-Wooley 'Momos' - Class of '87."
Alexandra Matthews and Mischa McCormick '85 announce the birth of Zoë Francis McCormick on Nov. 14. All are doing well. Mischa is selling yachts, and Alexandra is taking time off from Kaiser to be a mom.
Brian Palmer has returned to New York City after spending two years in China as Beijing bureau chief for U.S. News and World Report. He now pilots a desk as a writer at Fortune.
Ann Dowgin Reilly and George Reilly '87 announce the birth of Patricia Dowgin Reilly on Nov. 6, 1997. Trish joins older sisters Megan, 6, and Katie, 4.
Merry Richter is in her first year at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Merry writes: "By the time you read this, I will have finished my first semester of the M.B.A. program and taken a two-week study trip to Japan, Malaysia, and Bali. A welcome break after the M.B.A. core!"
Michelle D. Smith writes: " 'Success is a journey, not a destination; success is meeting the new challenge beyond every achievement.' This has been my belief since graduation. I am still in Boston, enjoying family, friends, and the recent growth of my consulting business, Mission Possible: Collaborative (MP:C). However, this coming spring, I will be relocating to Cincinnati, Ohio, to take on a new challenge: an associate staff position with Athletes in Action, where I will have a media relations liaison role with the WNBA. My current contract work in Boston is with Price Waterhouse Coopers, and if all goes well, I will join their EAS division in Cincinnati. Also, I am finally looking forward to the publication in September of my first two collections of poetry with Red Sun Press."
Charles Wood and his wife, Carolyn (Tulane '86, Harvard '94), announce the birth of Charlotte Grace McGill Wood on Nov. 19. She joins her brother, Jack, who turned 2 - also on Nov. 19! Charles is a senior product manager at Nortel Networks in Billerica, Mass.
From the January / February 1999 Issue
Bear Barnes and his wife, Ilana Cass '87, were expecting their first child at Thanksgiving. Ilana is now a gynecologic oncologist at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, and Bear is celebrating the 10th anniversary of his company, Flying Colors Painting. "We'd love to hear from old friends, and if anyone has a start-up in mind, call me," Bear writes. "I'm ready to do it again."
Heather D. Cady and Michael S. Flynn (Princeton '90) announce the birth of Charles James Flynn ("Charlie") on Feb. 9, 1998. Brown roommate Dana A. Levenberg and Stephen Hersh gave birth to Eli Reed Hersh on March 20. Charlie's future Brown roommate joins big brother Caleb Ethan Hersh, 3. Dorothea Riggs Dickerson and her husband, Bryan, are in Bangladesh as volunteers with the worldwide relief organization Mennonite Central Committee. "We are here with our 7-year-old son, Philip, and 5-year-old daughter, Darrah. We welcome letters from other Brunonians. Is anyone else over here in South Asia?"
Ella Haile Dunn started a consulting firm in Nashville, Tenn., specializing in organization development and corporate training. Jennie Jones Hanson (see Nancy Dawn Zarker Jones '56).
Ted Hirsch and Mary Clark were married on June 6 at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, D.C. Several Brown alums attended and "drank most of the margaritas." Mary is a judicial fellow working on federal court reform at the Federal Judicial Center in Washington, while Ted is an assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs.
D. Rohan Jeyarajah '89 M.D. writes: "After graduating from Brown, I finished a general surgical residency and research time at the University of Chicago. I then completed a liver transplant fellowship at Baylor in Dallas and am now on the general surgery faculty at the University of Texas Southwestern. In April 1991, I married Shemara Keshini, a graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago. We are blessed with two sons, Shehan, 4, and Prashan, 2."
Scott Joy and his wife, Judy, are exhausted but enjoying their new twin sons, David Starrett and Eric Craig, born last Father's Day. "Alison, 6, and Katie, 31Ž2, are a great help," Scott writes, "and they're glad there is one baby for each of them." Scott manages the desktop-services engineering group at Liberty Mutual's IT headquarters in Portsmouth, N.H.
Jay Koeper moved from Oklahoma City to Lorain, Ohio, where he is president of New Life Hospice. "If you're visiting Cleveland," he writes, "and would like to make a trip to the Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame or have a desire to waterski with me on beautiful Lake Erie in the middle of January, drop me an e-mail."
Dan Klein and Siobhan Dolan '87 welcomed their second daughter, Niamh, on July 29. Her sister, Eilis, is 3. Siobhan has joined Mary Jane Minkin's '71 ob-gyn practice at Yale. Dan is a freelance producer working on a one-hour documentary about filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola.
Marie G. Lee has published her latest novel, Night of the Chupacabras (Avon Books). She is founder of the Asian-American writers workshop and the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship for study in Korea.
Ted LeFevre celebrated his 10th anniversary with Keith Wiggs (Manhattan School of Music '84, NYU '90 M.A.) in a commitment ceremony at the Rainbow Suites in New York City's Rockefeller Center on Oct. 10. More than two dozen Brunonians attended, including eighteen brothers and sisters of Alpha Delta Phi.
Dana Levenberg and Stephen Hersh (Brandeis '79) announce the birth on March 20 of Eli Reed Hersh, who joins Caleb Ethan Hersh, 3. Eli's first friends consist of Charlie Flynn (son of Heather Cady), Emily Kalin (son of Steven Kalin), and triplets Jeremy, Reuben, and Celia Stern (of Alan Stern). Stephen is the creator of the syndicated cartoon strip "Bliss," which features Dana and Stephen as a dual-income, no-kids urban couple. You can find it in approximately 100 papers or see it at ctoons.com.
Michelle Wallach Schechter and Jason Schechter (Cornell) announce the birth Lindsay Austin on Aug. 17.
Alan Stern and Lori Tenser (Washington University '84) announce the birth on June 15 of triplets Reuben Andrew, Jeremy Oren, and Celia Karoline. They live in Needham, Mass., where Alan is a pediatrician in a group practice.
From the November / December 1998 Issue
Thuong Van Ha and Ka Yee Lee announce the arrival of Quoc Trung Nigel on April 3. Ka Yee is assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Chicago. Thuong is a fellow in interventional radiology at the University of Chicago hospitals.
Kathleen Norman is finishing three years in Guinea, West Africa, as a project officer for A.D.R.A., an international nongovernmental organization. Kathleen's husband, Patrick Murphy, is a diplomat at the U.S. Embassy in Guinea. Prior to West Africa, they worked in China for two years. Now they are headed back to Washington, D.C., with their new son, Seamus. "We look forward to introducing Seamus to the joys of electricity, telephones, and Ben & Jerry's," Kathleen writes.
Stephen F.J. Ornstein was elected partner with Thacher, Proffitt and Wood. He has been with the firm since 1992, concentrating in banking and real estate law, counseling financial institutions, national mortgage companies, mortgage insurers, and others.
Andrew S. Pollis writes: "In 1988 I married Pavia Lewis (Vassar '86), who, my classmates may recall, deserved an honorary Brown degree, since she was on our campus as much as Vassar's. Our son Lewie, 6, starts first grade this year and lives for the Cleveland Indians (don't we all?). Our daughter Maddie, 4, defying all our attempts to avoid stereotypes, wears pink and takes ballet. I graduated from Harvard Law School in 1990 and joined Hahn, Loeser and Parks that year. I became a partner in the firm last January. I am also in the midst of adapting a 19th century novel for the musical stage. I have kept in touch with Art Jones '86, whose film Going Nomad premiered in New York City last spring. I would love to hear from former hallmates from 1982-83 West Quad Unit 4, as well as senior-year housemates Kirstin Scott '87, Katharine Oxnard '87, and Flash Smith '87."
Alan Stern and his wife, Lori Tenser, announce the birth of triplets Reuben, Jeremy, and Celia on June 15. "All children are doing great," Alan writes. "We would love to hear from Brown people." H
Morey Stettner married Margie Wachtel (Grinnell College '82) on May 12, 1996. Morey writes, "After mercifully fleeing Washington, D.C., and shopping for towns to which to move, we picked Portsmouth, N.H., where we bought a 100-year-old Victorian house." Morey's second book, The Art of Winning Conversation (Prentice Hall), is in its sixth printing.
From the September / October 1998 Issue
Karen Antell and Mitch Saltzberg welcomed Jacob Rubin Saltzberg on April 7. He joins brother Ethan, 3. "We're having a busy spring," Karen wrote in May. "We move into a 'new' house in June and start rehabbing it right away. Mitch starts a new job as a transplant cardiologist, and I go back to work in July. I'm still at Salud Family Health Center in Chicago as a family doc."
Bruce Douglas and his wife, Sharon, White Plains, N.Y., announce the birth of Jonathan Salomy on Dec. 27. He joins sisters Julie, 7, and Renee, 5. Bruce is vice president of product marketing for MemberWorks in Stamford, Conn.
Andrew L. Feldman '91 M.D. (see Caryl-Ann Miller '59).
Michael Greenberg and his wife, Anne Young (Connecticut College '86), welcomed Evan Miles on Aug. 29, 1997. Mike is vice president of institutional trading at Midwood Securities in New York City. He received a master's in urban planning from New York University in 1996. Mike and Anne are living (and contributing to stroller gridlock) on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
Lillian Gustilo and Roderick Hamar announce the birth of Zachary Joseph Gustilo Hamar on Jan. 17. He joins Alexandra, 4, and Daniel, 2. Rod works at Hamar Laser Instruments and Lillian just returned from maternity leave to her law practice with Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder.
Stephanie Lerner writes: "I've been living and working in Paris for the past ten years. I'd love to get news from old friends, but I seem to have lost everyone's addresses."
Nancy Jacobs Lewandowski writes: "Tom and I gave birth to Robert Leo in May 1997. Meg Andrews Rosecky and Paula DeCubellis visited us last summer, and we've been able to visit Meg and her family in Philadelphia." Nancy lives in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Meg Leopold Mandel and Jess Mandel announce the birth of Jonathan Bertram on Jan. 24. Jonathan joins big sister Emily, 4. They live in Wellesley, Mass., where Jess is a pulmonologist and the internal-medicine residency-program director at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Meg is on leave from her position as a fund-raising consultant at the Development Guild/DDI. They would love to hear from friends in the Boston area.
Lynn Nottage's play, Crumbs from the Table of Joy, was performed at Crossroads Theater in March.
Lee Rafkin and his wife, Lori, announce the birth of Alexander Edward on March 5. Alex joins sister Hannah, 21é2. Lee is the vice president of marketing and business development at Cybersmith, an interactive media/ entertainment retailing start-up.
Beth A. Riley was promoted to manager of logistics for Heinz U.S.A., a division of the H.J. Heinz Co. in Pittsburgh. Jason Salzman, Denver, writes: "Remember when Brown students voted - by a 60 to 40 margin - to ask the University to stock suicide pills at health services for use after a nuclear war? Brown said it respected the serious intentions of the anti-nuclear protester, but no suicide pills. The media circus surrounding the 'Suicide Pill Referendum' set me on a path to writing Making the News: A Guide for Nonprofits and Activists (Westview Press). It explains how to shine the media spotlight on a cause or important issue. Its title could have been Beyond Suicide Pills."
Andrew Shaindlin is in his second year as director of alumni education and travel at the University of Michigan Alumni Association. He writes: "I oversee various adult-ed programs, including lecture series, an on-line book discussion group, alumni travel, and the alumni career center. I miss working in Brown's alumni office, but I've seen many things at U-M that I would never have seen at Brown - such as national championships in football and men's ice hockey, a trip to the Rose Bowl, and the annual 'Naked Mile' run (no, I haven't run in it - yet). My wife, Martha Gallo Shaindlin '87, and 2-year-old daughter, Chloe, are enjoying Ann Arbor and keeping busy with local activities.
Selim Suner (see Monica Hutchingson Kleinman 84 and Pavlos C. Krenteras '97).
From the July / August 1998 Issue
Brenda Barbour and L. O'Neal Palmer announce the birth of their son, Evan Barbour Palmer, on July 6. They are doing great and
Kerry Magasanik Brandewie and her husband, Jim, had a daughter, Morgan Leslie, on Jan. 29. Michael, 41/2, is very excited about his new sister. "We've been in our house for a year already, and I'm hoping maternity leave will provide me the opportunity to finish unpacking," Kerry writes.
Claire Dober Danaher and Bill Danaher '88 announce the arrival of Phoebe Eleanor Danaher, born in New Haven, Conn., on Oct. 14. Bill has taken a new position as curate of Grace Episcopal Church in New York City, while he continues to work on his doctorate in religious ethics at Yale. Claire is enjoying being a full-time mom.
Krista Despotovic-Jacobson and Milan Despotovic announce the birth of their son, Luc Eugène, born Feb. 27 in Zurich, Switzerland. Allyson Johnson and Joe Amodio will be the baby's godparents.
Tracy Elstein and David Togut announce the birth of their son, Jason Charles, on Aug. 21, 1997. David is a research analyst following computer-services stocks for Morgan Stanley Dean Witter in New York City. Tracy is a hospital administrator at Beth Israel Medical Center, where Susan Goldberg Gevertz '83 has been her mentor and friend for nearly five years.
Sophie Miron, Jawxillion Loeb, and big brother Eli Miron announce the birth of Gavriel Rachamim Loeb, who was born on the full moon of Tu B'shevat (Jewish Arbor Day) on February 11.
Chris Mitchell (see Elizabeth Mushinsky Mitchell '58).
Richard Taylor, Arlington, Va., was promoted to vice president of public affairs of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). Rich will oversee all public affairs and communications for MPAA and its global counterpart, the Motion Picture Association.
Michelle Wallach married Jason Schechter (Cornell) on April 19, 1997, in New York City. The wedding party included maid of honor Stacey Wallach '91 and bridesmaids Susan Lesser Baker '87 and Elizabeth Cullen '85; several Brown alumni attended. Michelle is an attorney for Morgan Stanley, and Jason is a banker at Greenwich NatWest.
Lindsey Anne Johnson Wild was hired in January as a first officer for U.S. Airways Express. She is based in Plattsburgh, N.Y., and flies the Beech 1900D, a nineteen-seat commuter airplane, throughout the Northeast.
From the May / June 1998 Issue
Dorothea Riggs Dickerson and her husband, Bryan, are beginning three-year Mennonite Central Committee assignments in Bangladesh. Bryan will be working as an engineering services leader and Dorothea as a project development adviser. Dorothea was self-employed as a writer and editor in Blacksburg, Va. She and Bryan have two children, Darrah and Philip.
Marco García and Chantal Beckmann's son, Mateo Orion García Beckmann, 2, "already speaks some Spanish and plays soccer," Marco writes. "He also loves the beach and swimming." Marco and Chantal windsurf off of Key Biscayne on the weekends.Marco is Latin America director for Atlas Telecom. The family lives in Davie, Fla.
Deborah Garrison published her first collection of poems, A Working Girl Can't Win and Other Poems (Random House). Deborah's poems have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, Slate, and Open City. Deborah is a senior editor at The New Yorker and lives in New York City.
Kevin Harrison is an assistant professor of geology and geophysics at Boston College, where he continues his research on the global carbon cycle. He was recently included in Marquiss' Who's Who in Science and Engineering 1998-99. When he is not studying the ramifications of global change, he can be found ex-ploring greater Boston with BethAnn Zam-bella '84. Michael Julian (see Stella Hughes Julian '46).
J.M. Landsberg '86 Sc.M. lives in Toulouse, France.
Robin Lumsdaine returned to Brown last fall as an associate professor in economics. "The first course I taught was a course I took as an undergrad here," Robin writes. "Despite still having my old lecture notes, I wrote new ones."
Stephen C. McEvoy and Elizabeth A. Claffey '92 were married Sept. 13 in Falmouth Foreside, Maine. Kai U. Mazur served as an usher. Elizabeth is an associate in the Boston law firm Palmer and Dodge. Stephen is an assistant general counsel at Biogen in Cambridge, where the couple lives.
Larry Primis (see Tara Brennan '92).
Jeff Rodgers writes: "I've been the editor of Acoustic Guitar, a monthly magazine for musicians, since its beginning in 1990, and we're in the process of expanding into CD compilations and various types of music-related books. I'm amazed at how many Brown grads have come up in our pages over the years - Mary Chapin Carpenter '81, Lisa Loeb '90, Duncan Sheik '92, and Catie Curtis '87. On the personal side, Cecilia Van Hollen '87 and I are expecting our second child in June, when our daughter, Lila, turns 4."
Kristen Schroeder and Gary Kittleson announce the birth of their first child, Iris Elena Kittleson, born Aug. 17 in Berkeley,Calif. Kristen is staying at home with Iris; she had been working as a watershed manager and fisheries biologist in the SantaCruz Mountains.
Darryl Shrock and his wife, Pamela, announce the birth of Jonah David Shrock, born Dec. 12. Jonah can be viewed at http:// members.aol.com/shrocks/jonah.html.
From the March / April 1998 Issue
Lee A. Bambach and her husband, Maiser Aboneaaj (Hebrew University '88), announce the birth of their son, Rakan Aboneaaj, on July 1. "He arrived shortly after our graduation from the University of Georgia School of Law," Lee writes. "I'm in North Carolina for the year, clerking for Judge Sam J. Ervin on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. After my clerkship I plan to move to D.C., where Maiser is an associate for Shaw, Pittman, Potts & Trowbridge."
Thomas K. Billington writes: "About a year ago, my wife, Susan, delivered a baby boy, Nelson Thomas Billington. We are thrilled with him. Since Brown, I have worked at Reader's Digest, received an M.B.A. from Georgetown, and worked for nearly four years launching Internet and financial publications at Phillips Publishing. I recently launched a new-media consulting business focused on delivering competitive and business intelligence to media clients."
N. Clay Gary writes: "After a nine-year stint in Japan, I have returned stateside to take a job with the sales and marketing arm of Callaway Golf International, the company that makes the Big, Great Big, and Biggest Bertha drivers. Friends are welcome to drop in at my beachside pad anytime."
David A. Genovese recently joined Morgan Stanley in New York City as a director in the corporate real estate and facilities- management department. He is responsible for asset management of the company's New York City office space.
Kevin Harrison is now an assistant professor of geology and geophysics at Boston College, where he is teaching and continuing his research on the global carbon cycle. He was recently included in Marquis' Who's Who in Science and Engineering 1998-99. When he is not studying the ramifications of global change, Kevin can be found exploring greater Boston with BethAnn Zambella '84.
Patty Lewy-Horing and Jeff Horing (Penn '86) announce the birth of Ethan Joseph Horing on May 25. Emily, 21/2, is proving to be a great big sister.
Sharon Lubkin has moved to Raleigh, N.C., and is an assistant professor of biomathematics at North Carolina State University. "My husband, Steve LaSala '84, and I still miss the mountains, but not Seattle's famous sunshine," Sharon writes. "Our son, Nathan, just turned 2, and is a very sophisticated, though messy, eater."
Mina Kiung Olsen and her husband, Derek Olsen '87, announce the birth of Lucas Kiung Olsen on Nov. 18. He joins his big sister, Nicole, 21/2. Mina has been enjoying motherhood. Derek is a manager in the treasury division of USF&G Corp. in Baltimore.
Michael R. Vandiver and his wife, Denise, live in Atlanta with their 1-year-old daughter, Kylie. Michael is the controller for LHS Group Inc., a local software company. "We have two spare bedrooms that are just waiting for any friends who find themselves in Atlanta," Michael writes.
Michelle C. Wallach has relocated to Morgan Stanley's London office.
Lisa Tarbox Toso ’86, of Dallas, formerly of Boxford, Mass., and Naperville, Ill.; Jan. 24. She was a longtime engineer with Bell Laboratories. She is survived by her mother, a sister and brother-in-law, a brother and his spouse, and two nephews.
Christine Nelson Eldridge ’86, of Rowley, Mass.; Nov. 27, of cancer. After working for the FBI, she worked at Boston University while earning her MBA. For 27 years she was at Sentinel Benefits & Financial Group as vice president of plan consulting, working until a few weeks before her passing. She enjoyed spending time with family, skiing the peaks of Sunday River, sailing, fishing, and reading. She is survived by her husband, Bill; two sons; her parents; two sisters and brothers-in-law; a niece; and three nephews.
David M. Boegehold ’86, of Waltham, Mass.; Jan. 2, 2021. He is survived by three sons; his mother; and three siblings, including sister Alison Hiraga ’86.
Anthony O. Stedman ’86, of West Hartford, Conn.; Apr. 7, of lung cancer. He was a major accounts manager at United Training. Being 11 years sober, he was devoted to the AA Program, helping others and attending and leading many meetings in the Greater Hartford area. While at Brown, he was a member of the lacrosse team that won the Ivy League Championship in 1985, ultimately participating in the NCAA Division I finals. He is survived by a son; his father Arthur K. Stedman ’56 and stepmother; a sister; and three nieces.
David W. Griego ’86, of Providence; Jan. 6. He taught legal math for many years to pre-law students at The Princeton Review and was head of the math department of Squared School Academy of Mathematics in Providence, a school for students gifted in math. A chess prodigy, he won numerous state and national titles in his teens, including New England Co-Champion, ranked third in the U.S. in the 18-and-under category, and was a National Master at age 15. While at Moses Brown School, he led the team to three Rhode Island High School crowns and earned the title of FIDE Master. He was a talented flute player, a member of Mensa and Intertel, and superintendent for the Sunday School of Saints Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Church. He is survived by his parents, a sister, and two nephews.
Nicholas M. Edgerton ’86, of Kalamazoo, Mich.; Nov. 16. He was a professional educator who started his career as a teacher and dean of students at the Kildonan School, a boarding school for dyslexic children in Amenia, N.Y. He was a tireless advocate for children and adolescents with learning differences. In 2000, he moved to Williamstown, Mass., where he was appointed head of Pine Cobble School. He moved his family to Kalamazoo in 2010 and continued to pursue opportunities as a school administrator and leader. As an administrator he dedicated himself to knowing each student and their family and was a stickler for grammar, manners, and propriety, and he carried with him an encyclopedia of knowledge. He is survived by daughter Elizabeth “Lily” Edgerton ’21; a son; his father; a brother and sister-in-law, and his former wife, Elizabeth.
Richard H. Rapuano ’86, of Ruxton, Md.; June 23, of cardiac arrest. He spent 17 years as a product manager at Black & Decker, moving from developing and launching the cordless product line for DeWalt, to managing key channel relationships with Home Depot and Lowe's, to finally becoming a key executive running the global supply chain. He later moved on to Under Armour, running planning, distribution, and other key logistics. He enjoyed home renovation projects, traveling, and skiing. He is survived by his wife, Lisa; two daughters; a son; his mother, Catherine Durand-Viel Rapuano ’57; three brothers, including Christopher ’82 and David ’90; and several nieces and nephews, including Daniel Rapuano ’17.
Amy McCoy Mastin ’86, of Leadville, Colo; Apr. 17, of liver disease. Always an athlete, she ran her first marathon and bicycled from Vancouver to San Diego in 1981. She competed in basketball, cross country, and eventually rowing at Brown, then coached crew for four years at Northeastern. She climbed half of Colorado’s 14ers and ran many marathons and other races, including Pikes Peak, Mosquito Pass, and Steamboat. She chaired Summit Recycling Project, which led to the formation of Cloud City Conservation Center in Leadville. She could always be found cleaning a roadside, tending race aid-stations, and recycling at events. She was proud to help long-term renters and worked hard to assist with housing for those in need. She is survived by her husband, Kevin, and two daughters.
Dawn Clements ’86, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Dec. 4, of breast cancer. She was an artist and educator based out of Brooklyn and represented by Pierogi Gallery. She is known for her large-scale panoramic drawings and paintings using multiple sheets of crinkled paper. In addition to her numerous gallery exhibitions, her work was included in the 2010 Whitney Biennial and is in permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art (NYC), the Tang Museum (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) and the Saatchi Collection (London, England), among other institutions. She taught classes in fine arts at the Rhode Island School of Design, Maryland Institute College of Art, California Institute of the Arts, Brooklyn College, and Princeton University. She received many awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship in Fine Arts in 2012, the Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship in 2013, and the Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship in 2015. She is survived by her mother and three brothers.
Carolyn M. Robinson ’86, of Washington, D.C.; Oct. 14, 2017, from pneumonia exacerbated by pulmonary arterial hypertension. She was a programmer analyst at ABT Associates for 21 years. She was known for her pop music knowledge and abiding support for D.C.’s sports teams. She is survived by her spouse, Angela E. Taylor ’87; a son; two brothers; two nieces; and a nephew.
Carol Bremer Gamblin ’86, of Houston; Dec. 20, after a long illness. She worked for the Houston Human Health and Services Department before settling down and raising her family. She volunteered at local veterinary clinics and at the Houston Zoo. She is survived by her husband, Philip; two daughters; her mother; a sister; and a brother.