Class of 1988
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Christine Tung writes: “I have been in the City of Light helping foreigners navigate the famously difficult Parisian real estate market, structure various types of investment projects, and draw on my experience as an interior architect to help design and manage renovations. Building a network of off-market luxury property sources keeps me busy, as well as power walks along the Seine with Brown classmates from near and far. I’m still spending time at home in L.A. when my Paris apartment is rented out, and looking forward to Reunion in May! It was really cool to see the Brown logo on the excavations at the Great Temple at Petra on my trip to Jordan in November.”
Nick Rhind is living in Wellesley, Mass., with his wife Lucienne Ronco and son Anthony. He is still working at UMass Med School studying growth control and DNA replication in yeast. He enjoys kayaking, hiking, or skiing, depending on the season, and is looking forward to the 35th.
Donald Migliori writes: “While I have been practicing law for more than 25 years at Motley Rice in Charleston, South Carolina, I have recently developed a side gig combining our dedication to providing opportunities to the Down Syndrome community with our love of Italian food. My wife and I started Migliori’s Pizza, Pasta, Vino, which integrates hard-working employees with Down Syndrome into a thriving community-based Italian trattoria. The impact on the employees with special abilities is obvious, but the wildfire energy and enthusiasm that spread through the rest of the staff is beyond all expectations. Our first employee is my sister Jill Marie. We plan to expand!”
Jimmy Hexter writes: “My 6-year-old daughter Maren and I live in Old Greenwich, Connecticut. She is singing and dancing and karate-chopping her way through kindergarten. Being a father is a joy. I see and stay in touch with a few of our classmates; Seth Berlin, Erika Collins, Doug Jackson, and more. I have joined the faculty of Boston University’s Questrom School of Business, where I am developing programs in global business and doing research on early career leadership and success. Beyond that, I continue to work with investors and entrepreneurs on early stage growth companies. I would love to catch up with classmates who are in the area.”
Suzanne Goin writes: “Having survived the COVID pandemic (which was particularly rough on the restaurant business), I’m happy to be back to the usual cheffing madness. My business partner and I opened two new restaurants at the downtown LA Proper Hotel—Caldo Verde and Cara Cara, which are keeping me busy, in addition to our two AOC locations and running the food and beverage for the iconic Hollywood Bowl. I have been lucky to see quite a few Brown friends recently, including Elizabeth Twaddell. I organized for a group of us to have dinner in Northern California that included Keith Batchelder, Lauren McAuliffe, Eileen Gallagher (my freshman roommate), Graham Ray ’89, and Ned Klingelhofer ’89. I spent Halloween with my neighbor Michael Costigan ’90 too.”
James Thomas writes: “We just finished staging Cato, George Washington’s favorite play, to make it available to a general audience. It’s about the last day of democracy in Rome—before Rome becomes an empire. With epic heroes, scheming villains, sword duels, love triangles, and a pro-democracy message, it’s easy to see why Cato was the most popular play in America before the revolution. George Washington famously staged it at Valley Forge. Benjamin Franklin so admired the work, he practiced writing it down from memory. It’s been a wonder to submerge in making ‘America’s Founding Drama’ and I find myself using lines from the play in everyday conversation. If anyone knows of venues that might be interested in projecting it, please let me know. Cato stands outside all the partisan divides so it’s timely now as it speaks to our unifying democratic core. It also makes a great read. Oxford University is coming out with a new annotated edition.”
Diane Thiel ’90 MFA published Questions from Outer Space with Red Hen Press. She is the author of 12 books, a Regents’ Professor at the University of Minnesota, and the mother of four children.
Steve Tapper writes: “After serving as a seasonal reader in the Emory University Office of Undergraduate Admission, I am excited to share that I have joined Fine Educational Solutions as an educational consultant. We help high school students navigate all aspects of the college application process.”
Peter Lurie’s third book, Black Evanescence: Seeing Racial Difference from the Slave Narrative to Digital Media, will be published by Bloomsbury Academic. In 2018, Peter became editor of the Faulkner Journal. He is associate professor of English and Film Studies at the University of Richmond.
Veteran data privacy lawyer Dominique Shelton Leipzig has joined Mayer Brown as a partner in the cybersecurity and data privacy practice in Los Angeles, continuing Mayer Brown’s West Coast expansion. Dominique will serve as the lead for Global Data Innovation, as well as Ad Tech Privacy and Data Management. She is one of the country’s top privacy and data lawyers, and her considerable experience helps clients navigate the evolving legal compliance issues related to privacy and data security for their digital data initiatives. She joins from Perkins Coie, where she held several leadership roles. She is the cofounder and co-CEO of NxtWork, a nonprofit dedicated to diversifying the C-suite and the boardroom. She was recently appointed to the Nasdaq Center for Board Excellence’s Risk and Cybersecurity Insights Council and is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals board. Her landmark book on the CCPA is about to publish a new edition, and she pioneered the concept of data as a pre-tangible asset in what she calls “our post-data world.”
Season two of Art Heals All Wounds, a podcast by Pam Uzzell, began on Feb. 9. Pam launched this podcast in 2021 to highlight artists and their work during the pandemic. Initially inspired by how artists were pivoting during the pandemic in order to continue doing creative work, the podcast has gone far beyond that. Each episode features a different artist telling their own story of how they began their creative work and what motivates them. “These artists grapple with personal, social, and political issues that we’re all working with. Hearing how they apply creative tools in their approach inspires me and helps me to see things differently,” says Pam. “I hope it inspires listeners, too.” Season one featured visual artist and illustrator Ajuan Mance and Deb Gottesman, codirector of The Theatre Lab in Washington, D.C. Season two will feature writer Ceci Najar Chandler talking about her upcoming memoir. All story ideas and suggestions for artists to be featured on the podcast are very welcome and can be sent to email@example.com. Art Heals All Wounds information and episodes can be found at arthealsallwoundspodcast.com.
Lisa Mullins Marchiano is a licensed clinical social worker and author of Motherhood: Facing and Finding Yourself (Sounds True, 2021). Motherhood continues to deeply and positively impact its thousands of readers and her work both as a Jungian psychoanalyst in successful private practice and as a cohost on the popular This Jungian Life podcast continues to make incredibly meaningful waves. She has a second book forthcoming from Sounds True in 2024 and a third book in the works as well.
Ballard Spahr intellectual property and litigation partner Robert Baron has been shortlisted for Managing IP’s 2022 Litigator of the Year award for Pennsylvania. The Managing IP Awards recognize the firms, individuals, and companies “behind the most innovative and challenging IP work of the past year, as well as those driving the international IP market.” Robert represents clients in some of their most complex, high-stakes, and strategically important disputes. He is the former vice chair of Ballard Spahr’s intellectual property department and the former head of its intellectual property litigation group. In 2021, Robert was the winner of this award and was also named as an IP Star in 2021.
Jane Snyder (see William Levine ’64).
Sally Frank writes: “I’m happy to report that my daughter, Zöe Mermelstein ’21, is working as a protection counselor at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Washington, D.C. My husband, Steven Mermelstein, and I were thrilled with Zoë’s experience at Brown, particularly the support she received from professors. We have two other kids in college: Remy is in his fifth year studying architecture at Cornell AAP and Julien is a junior studying political science, econ, and public health at Duke. Our youngest, Leo, is a senior in high school looking into contemporary music/liberal arts programs for college. We moved to the Bay Area just over a year ago and I started a new role heading up philanthropic programs at Agilent. I’m looking for partnership opportunities to promote STEM education in underrepresented groups and mentoring opportunities for our global workforce in STEM and other areas. If you have ideas, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
William Levine writes: “Caroline Snyder ’24 is the granddaughter of my wife, Gail Caslowitz Levine and myself; the daughter of our daughter, Jane Snyder ’88, and her husband, David Snyder; and the niece of our son, Daniel Levine ’91. Caroline is a student in the School of Engineering, a pre-med student, and a member of the varsity field hockey team.”
Rosie Mangiarotti was featured in Forbes in early September regarding her journey with her bra startup, Perkies. Perkies creates innovative undergarments for women to wear, most notably the only sticky bra with replaceable adhesives. Perkies was born out of Danny Warshay’s ENGN1010 class, “The Entrepreneurial Process.” Rosie pitched at the inaugural Brown Venture Prize competition in 2018, participated in Brown’s B-Lab and then pursued this venture after graduating. Her two investors are Brown alums as well: Liz Lange ’88 and Eliot Horowitz ’03.
Lisa Mullins Marchiano published Motherhood: Facing and Finding Yourself. This book, a powerful chronicling of and deep-dive into the fairy tales and archetypes that shape our experiences of—and relations to—mothers and motherhood, is already heading into its second printing with its publisher (Sounds True), while it continues to receive increasing amounts of critical acclaim. In addition to this authorship, Marchiano is enjoying a successful career as a Jungian analyst & LCSW in private practice in Philadelphia, where she also teaches and is the creator and cohost of the This Jungian Life podcast.
Lisa Mullins Marchiano published Motherhood: Facing and Finding Yourself with Sounds True Publishing. The book explores motherhood as a psychological growth experience using a Jungian lens.
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Class Vice President for Communications Vinny Egizi writes: “If you are not a member of our Brown University Class of 1988 Facebook group, please join. In the group we now have albums set up for each of our four years and would love to see yours. So dust off those photos from your Brown days and upload them to these albums. Memories are priceless so stop being selfish and share them with us.”
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Judy Schaechter, chair of the department of pediatrics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has been named a 2020-2021 health policy fellow by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National Academy of Medicine. This fellowship, in Washington, D.C., will expand her involvement in health policy and child policy at the local and state levels to the federal level and empower her to bring those strategies back to the University of Miami to enhance its educational and community outreach work. She has been on the faculty of the Miller School of Medicine since 1997. She also holds an MBA in health sector management and policy from UM. Contact Judy at 1601 NW, 12th Ave., Miami 33136; (305) 243-3993.
Kaui Chun DeMarzo writes: “I am close friends with a bunch of guys from ’88. This past autumn (Nov ’19), I was invited to the guys night out in Oakland. It was a fantastic time catching up with these fantastic men—James Brooks ’88, Clayton Earle ’88, Sean Hood ’88, and Jameison Martin ’88.”
Fuller House Executive Producer/ Showrunners Bryan Behar and Steve Baldikoski ’90 welcomed their old schoolmate, legendary singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb ’90, to Fuller House, where she both played herself and performed her new single “Sing Out”—an LGBTQ anthem released in honor of Pride Week. Lisa also appeared in the series finale.
Becky Bleifeld Black and Matt Black ’91 are still living in Paris. Becky writes: “We originally came for my job at the NBA, fast-forward 15 years and we’ve started a nonprofit, Rock U. (www.rock-u.fr), that brings kids together from all over the world to learn responsibility, confidence, and teamwork by playing rock music together. Brunonians whose kids are part of the past and present Rock U. family include Anne Beale ’84, Nicole Williams Roland ’88, Johnny Stein ’88, and Laura Voorhees Victoir ’00. We’ve had innumerable Brown alums stop by as they pass through Paris; please look us up next time you’re here!”
Joe Sadusky published Magic Lessons: Celebratory and Cautionary Tales about Life as a (Single, Gay, Transracially Adoptive) Dad, through Lulu Press. In it he shares stories and reflections about family life as a single, gay, white man with adopted black sons. Joe writes: “It humorously but honestly details my experiences of being amazed, aggravated, exasperated, and awed by my kids and others in the family journey. By revealing lessons learned about being ‘other,’ as well as my own parenting mistakes, Magic Lessons provides a guide for anyone who is part of, or considering, an alternative family structure. It is available in eBook and paperback format from jmswordsmith.com.”
Laurie O. Robinson ’68, former Assistant Attorney General in charge of the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs, will serve as the chair of the governing board of directors of the new Council on Criminal Justice (CCJ). CCJ, which launched on July 23, is a nonpartisan membership organization and think tank dedicated to improving criminal justice and public safety in America. Also serving on the CCJ board of trustees is James Forman Jr. ’88, professor at Yale Law School.
John Powers, chief corporate development officer for Deloitte, was appointed as the president of the AmpleHarvest.org board of directors. AmpleHarvest.org, a virtual solution to food waste and hunger, is a not-for-profit 501c3 organization that’s ending food insecurity and waste nationwide by networking millions of gardeners with thousands of local food pantries.
Rex Chiu ’94 MD writes that Brown Phi Kappa Psi had a mini West Coast reunion in San Francisco. In attendance were Steve Baldikoski ’90, Ernest Bates ’88, Bryan Behar ’88, Bill Benjamin ’88, Frank Chiu ’91, ’95 MD, Paul Good, Andrew Guldman, Bob Houser, David Jaffe, Ari Klionsky, Jeffrey Lefstin, Christian Smith, Raphael Winick ’88, and host Chris Masto. “We talked about returning to the 30th reunion en masse in the spring. I am looking forward to seeing many of these guys again and many other classmates in May.”
Sean E. Spillane and Steve Intihar won the member/guest golf tournament at Foxboro Country Club in July. Sean writes: “Steve still has that Jack Nicklaus-like putting stroke.”
Gordon M. Sayre teaching at the University of Oregon, where Brook Muller ’87 and Phil Scher ’87 are also on the faculty. Gordon’s son Joshua is a sophomore at Cornell Univ. and his daughter, Hannah is a junior at South Eugene High School.
Dana Su Lee is the proud parent of Graham Lee ’22. She writes: “He’s been quite patient fielding my questions about classes, campus life, and the like.”
Arnold H. Selengut is happy to announce his grandson, Micah ’22, is the fourth generation to attend Brown. Arnold’s son, Jeremy ’89, was also a Brown graduate, as was his dad, Manuel ’30. Micah’s mother, Jessica Sunshine ’88, ’89 ScM, ’94 PhD, is also a Brown graduate.
Mark Rogers, Dominique Shelton ’88, and Michael Zuraw ’84 gathered for a photo during a conference on compliance and ethics, privacy, risk management, and corporate social responsibility in Velké Karlovice, Czech Republic, in April. Michael Zuraw directs the global enterprise risk management function for ON Semiconductor, Mark Rogers is a senior vice president at ON Semiconductor in the law department, and Dominique Shelton is a partner at Perkins Coie LLP, advising clients on privacy and cybersecurity.
Joshua Ravitz writes: “I moved to Israel 10 years ago with my family, practiced securities law at a big firm in Tel Aviv for 10 years, and moved to an in-house legal counsel position at Amdocs in Ra’anana.”
Kang Sun is currently a CEO of Amprius Inc., his third renewable energy company, which has operating subsidies in California, China, and Germany. Prior to Amprius, he built two solar businesses, JA Solar Co. Ltd. and RayTracker Inc. (acquired by First Solar in 2011).
Benjamin Hall writes: “Last June, after 11 years of freelance copywriting, I took the job of senior content producer at Suffolk Univ. in downtown Boston. As the chief storyteller for Suffolk’s Sawyer Business School, it’s been great to combine my academic and communications backgrounds.”
On behalf of the Class of ’88 Reunion Committee, we’re incredibly excited at the prospect of seeing you back in Providence the weekend of May 25-27. The weekend promises to be an incredible chance to reconnect, relive and remember some unforgettable Brown experiences. Check out our Facebook page and website for last minute details AND if you haven’t registered...come do it onsite.
From the November/December 2017 Issue
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Jeffrey Green ’91 MD left Citadel and joined Bain Capital as a partner in February 2017. He is part of a new fund at the firm dedicated to life science investing, Bain Capital Life Sciences. He is living in Dallas with his wife and three children.
Patty Riskind writes: “I had a great time at the graduation of my son, Jeff Salvadore ’17, and also celebrated with my mom, Judy Hexter Riskind ’62, for her 55th reunion. Ever true.”
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Patty Riskind (see Judith Hexter Riskind ’62).
Elizabeth Searle’s newest novel, We Got Him, was published by New Rivers Press. The novel is set on the night of the Boston Marathon bombing manhunt. Also, her original theater piece, Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera, based on the Harding/Kerrigan ice skating scandal, has drawn national media attention and had a sold-out extended run at the New York Musical Theater Festival last summer. The show had a six-week run (November/December 2016) in Chicago at the Theater Wit, was produced by Underscore Theater, and was selected as a “recommended show” by Chicago’s Jeff Awards. Elizabeth’s website is www.elizabethsearle.net
From the January/February 2017 Issue
Thalia Field ’95 MFA has published Experimental Animals (A Reality Fiction), a novel that deals with animal rights, science, and literary history in 19th-century Paris. Thalia writes: “It was a labor of love for 20 years of archival work, and many ideas for it were hatched in the classrooms of Joan Richards and Mary Gluck at Brown.”
Brad Montgomery writes: “My housemate, Sarah Bolton, is president of the College of Wooster. My kid is in the College of Wooster first-year class, so I got to see Sarah in all of her awesomeness. It’s fun to brag about a classmate and friend.”
From the July/August 2016 Issue
B.J. Porter writes: “In 2012, Kathleen Woodruff retired from medicine and we moved our family onto our boat to set sail with our two children. We’ve sailed from Rhode Island to New Zealand by way of the Caribbean, the Panama Canal, and the South Pacific. Though our son is now in college, we’re continuing our journey on to Australia in the coming year.”
From the March/April 2016 Issue
Hadar Harris writes: “I’ve been appointed executive director of the Northern California Innocence Project, working to exonerate wrongfully convicted people and to improve the justice system. Prior to that, I served 13 years as executive director of the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at American Univ.’s Washington College of Law, where I created the program on human rights of persons with disabilities, the program on human rights in business, and the program on human rights in the United States. I also worked on an anti-torture initiative that helps support and expand the recommendations of U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan Mendez. As an international human rights attorney, I have spent long periods in Armenia, assisted the government of Botswana with its treaty reporting and compliance, advised on criminal procedure reform in Morocco, and worked with feminist law professors throughout India to create a mandatory law class on feminist jurisprudence. I’m thrilled to be back in the Bay Area with my two awesome sons, Adam, 9 and Leo, 8, working on issues of domestic justice. I’m always happy to be in touch with alumni friends.”
Dana Su Lee ran the 2015 New York City Marathon. She writes: “Next up is Mt. Kilimanjaro. I’m checking off my bucket list items!”
George Musser’s book, Spooky Action at a Distance: The Phenomenon That Reimagines Space and Time—and What It Means for Black Holes, the Big Bang, and Theories of Everything, was longlisted for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award.
From the January/February 2016 Issue
Karima Bennoune was appointed United Nations Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights.
Peter Bloch writes that the Sixth Annual Williamsburg Independent Film Festival, which he founded in 2010, ran Nov. 19–22. This year’s lineup included the world premiere of Amok, a thriller starring Josh Hamilton ’91.
From the May/June 2015 Issue
Jennifer Niles (see John M. Cross ’66).
From the March/April 2015 Issue
Nancy Bach announces the September 2013 birth of Caleb Samuel Bach. Nancy is a cantor in New York City. She writes that her business “serves life cycle and worship needs of interfaith couples and unaffiliated families.”
Carrie Chimerine Irvin lives in the Washington, D.C., area with her two teenage daughters and writes that she is “trying to wrap her head around the notion that one of them will be in college soon.” She cofounded and runs Charter Board Partners, a nonprofit that helps public charter schools nationwide build strong governing boards by recruiting and training.
David Sloan writes: “Still singing after all these years post-Jabberwocks and participating in a chorus in San Francisco. I moved to San Francisco 10 years ago, having repatriated from Hong Kong after seven years. I have been working in investment banking and am now a CFO. Sorry to miss reunion but I enjoyed a call from a classmate from the reunion. He clearly was having a good time!”
Sean Edwin Spillane writes: “Steve Intihar scored a hole-in-one last July on the 199-yard par three third hole of Foxborough (Mass.) Country Club. Steve hit a smooth four-iron into the wind dead at the stick.”
From the January/February 2015 Issue
Kang Sun is CEO of Amprius Inc. in Calif., Chairman of Amprius (Wuxi) Co. Ltd. in Wuxi, China, and managing partner of Index Capital Group.
From the November/December 2014 Issue
Andrew Friedman joined Butzel Long’s Washington, D.C., office as a shareholder. He is a litigator who specializes in white-collar criminal defense, First Amendment matters, and commercial disputes. Andrew also joined the board of a nonprofit organization that works with foster parents involved in the D.C. child welfare system. Andrew and Julie Schachter Friedman ’90 live in Cabin John, Md., with Caleb, 16; Lily, 14; and Mia, 11.
Peter Lurie will be visiting professor of American literature and film this spring at the Univ. of Paris, Diderot. He will also be the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American studies/American literature at the Univ. of Warsaw.
James Thomas recently completed a feature film based on the Greek drama Lysistrata. He also just finished the first filmed staging of Oresteia since the 1990s.
Stephanie Scott Klein Wassink founded AdmissionsCheckup.com , an internet start-up that gives college/graduate school and private school applicants access to former admission officers, who give detailed application feedback before a student submits.
Todd Weir is a historian of religion, science, and politics at Queen’s Univ., Belfast. He just published Secularism and Religion in Nineteenth-Century Germany: The Rise of the Fourth Confession. Todd commutes between work in Northern Ireland and family in Munich, Germany.
From the September/October 2014 Issue
Okello Aliker was selected as a fellow of the Africa Leadership Initiative in East Africa, part of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. He remains in dental practice in Kampala, Uganda, but spends a significant amount of time in Nairobi, Kenya, where his wife provides regional coverage as director of corporate and investment banking at the Standard Bank group. Okello writes that their 16-year-old son enjoyed himself immensely at the Summer@Brown pre-college program last year, and is now giving serious thought to applying to Brown.
Maddy Butcher Gray’s debut book, A Rider’s Reader, is out from Wasteland Press. These personal essays based on a lifetime in the horse industry explores Maddy’s experiences, ranging from managing her own herd to founding one of the most respected online equine news sites.
Alex Wright’s second book, Cataloging the World: Paul Otlet and the Birth of the Information Age, was published in June by Oxford.
From the July/August 2014 Issue
John Considine (see Richard A. Considine ’61).
Nadine Guajardo Moon, owner and culinary artist at Houston’s Who Made the Cake!, appeared on The Steve Harvey Show in January. “The Great American Food Fight—Wedding Cakes” was filmed in Chicago at NBC Studios in front of a live audience. Nadine competed against a New York bakery, exhibiting her Versailles’ wedding cake and winning The Golden Spatula.
From the May/June 2014 Issue
Ellen Jensen Abbott published her third book, The Keeper, which is the conclusion of the Watersmeet trilogy. She is still teaching English at the Westtown School and living with her husband and two kids in West Chester, Pa.
Laura Berland-Shane and her husband, Reid Shane, announce the Sept. 29 birth of Fynne Rose Shane. She joins big sister Stella Jean, 8. Laura writes: “Fynne, following in the footsteps of her sustainably minded parents, has the unique distinction of being born in an electric car.”
Kazimir Bilinski finished coaching football at Huntington Beach High School, the 2013 Southwest Division CIF Champions.
Rich Greenberg is in Los Angeles working in the entertainment industry. He recently won an Emmy for his screenwriting work on a web series called “The Beauty Inside.” The series was seen by people all over the world on Facebook and YouTube.
Marivi Lerdo de Tejada writes: “I have been in San Francisco since 1992 advising tech companies large and small on their communications strategies. I lead communications and social media for Dolby Laboratories. It is the perfect job for a Brown graduate, since so much of what we do is at the intersection of multiple disciplines. I’ve promoted Dolby’s role in the Oscars broadcast from the Dolby Theatre, worked with film directors and sound teams to evangelize Dolby’s radical new approach to cinema sound with Dolby Atmos, raised the bar on what technology reporters and reviewers should expect from mobile sound, launched Dolby’s first enterprise offering, Dolby Voice, and announced a new imaging technology, Dolby Vision, that has been universally praised by analysts and press. My team created a signature press event, Dolby ‘At the Labs,’ to educate reporters on Dolby’s work in sight and sound and launched Dolby’s first blog, ‘Dolby Lab Notes.’ I focus on the art and science of sight and sound; the blog is often referenced by journalists and others. I am married to Paul Townsend, an Irishman. Our wedding was held in the backyard of fellow alum Maryam Mohit ’89, and our Celtic-Mexican family includes Elena, 10, and Victor, 5. I would love to hear from classmates and others. I am known for being generous with PR and career advice—my brain is always available for the picking.”
From the March/April 2014 Issue
Allison Kelsey married Michael Kreutzer on Nov. 2 in Philadelphia. She is happy to hear from and see old friends.
Jane Brodsky Sprung lives in Greenwich, Conn., with her husband, Lloyd; twin boys, 12; and a daughter, 9. Jane is very involved with volunteer work for her kids’ school and the Greenwich community. Lloyd graduated from Penn in 1992 and is a partner at Evercore Partners in New York City.
Ross Yustein, a partner at Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff & Cohen in New York, was named a 2013 New York Metro Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters, the website SuperLawyers.com reported in September.
From the January/February 2014 Issue
Kirsten Bloomberg Feldman’s first published novel, No Alligators in Sight, is available on Amazon. Kirsten writes: “In the spirit of driving straight to the audience, I have gone independent. You can read it on any screen, not just a Kindle. It’s the coming-of-age story of Lettie and Bert and their wild summer journey from Provincetown to Key West and back in search of family, acceptance, and something to call ‘normal.’”
Ross Yustein was selected as a 2013 New York Metro Super Lawyer. A partner at Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff & Cohen, P.C., Ross regularly advises private investment and hedge funds, as well as public and private companies, on a wide range of real estate and real estate finance matters.
From the November/December 2013 Issue
Veronica Torralba Lozano spent three months on special assignment in Beijing, where she led a team that is forming an agency distribution company in China as part of a joint venture. She writes: “Working across cultures and under a different regulatory environment has been at times challenging but always fascinating. My Mandarin language skills are greatly improving, and I look forward to the day that we open for business. Read the press release: www.aig.com/press-releases_3171_438003.html.”
Jeremy Miller (see p. 53, Engagements & Weddings, Laura Wood ’96).
From the September/October 2013 Issue
Sean Moran’s film Sea Bright Rising was an official selection at this year’s Nantucket Film Festival in the new category of Environmental Short Documentaries: http://www.nantucketfilmfestival.org/2013/06/12/environmental-documentary-program-at-nff/#more-1694 .
Dominique Shelton is a partner in Alston & Bird’s Los Angeles office. A litigator and counselor, she focuses her practice on privacy, unfair competition, and intellectual property matters.
Peter Wolfenden lives in Manhattan with his wife, Marilena, and their two children, Giovanna, 6, and Corrado, 1. He writes: “Weather in Sicily was better, but Brown reunions are closer now!”
From the May/June 2013 Issue
Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano writes: “I live in southeastern Massachusetts, where my husband, Barry, and I are in the 21st year of our five-year plan to renovate an antique farmhouse. In 2008, after two decades of educational R&D in museums and other educational settings, I cofounded a small and growing consulting firm, Blue Heron STEM Education. I am also a children’s nonfiction author. To my delight, my third book, A Black Hole Is Not a Hole, has been included in various ‘Best of 2012’ or other featured lists, including those compiled by Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, and the New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles public libraries. I hope to increase my author visits with schools and other venues around the country, and I welcome any leads from fellow alumni. For leisure, sanity, and joy, I recently took up yoga. I look forward to showing my crow pose to expert yoga instructor David Kim ’89 during the upcoming reunion.”
From the March/April 2013 Issue
Bruce Ewing and Tracey Navin Ewing (see Margaret Ewing ’58).
Patricia Riskind is looking forward to seeing everybody at the 25th reunion.
George Siberry and Uma Reddy ’91 MD are happy to announce that their son, Vik Siberry, has been admitted to the class of 2017. His aunt Betsy Siberry Chestney ’99 and his great uncle Ralph Vuono ’72 are also alums. “We look forward to seeing many of our friends at our 25th reunion this May.”
From the January/February 2013 Issue
“Mark your calendars! Our 25th reunion is fast approaching and will be held May 24–26, 2013! As class officers, we have been organizing this milestone reunion over the past few months and have an incredible, action-packed weekend planned. So start juggling your calendars, cash in your vacation days, practice your dance moves, and come back to Brown. This is the big one! Hotel rooms are going fast, as many classmates have already booked for this great event. We are aiming for record-breaking attendance. Go to http://alumni.brown.edu/classes/1988/ for all the details, plus we have a very active Facebook group with over 260 members already, so please join now at ‘Brown University class of 1988.’ We cannot wait to see you all!”
Vinny Egizi, class vice president of communications, is living in Beverly, Mass., with three teenagers and his wife of 22 years.
Emma Owens Kerins, reunion cochair, is Manhattan-based and still playing competitive volleyball, including beach volleyball. She writes: “It is “much more forgiving on my 46-year-old knees. My stepdaughter, Brianna, is a freshman at Florida State Univ., and my stepson, Brayden, is a senior in high school.”
Jonathan Kim, class treasurer, writes: “I am still based in Bermuda but commuting back to Boston now (where I have to remind myself not to drive on the left side of the road). Always a member of Red Sox Nation, even in the down seasons.”
Debbie Kuklis, class reunion cochair, hikes with her three dogs and skis in Vermont.
Vice president Heather Liddell Lauten is based in Andover, Mass. She writes: “Most recently, I’ve been desperately trying to convince my 13-year-old to take a crash course in symphonic oboe. I’m kidding. I just want him to write his thank-you notes to secondary school admission officers, and then, you know, go to high school, and then go to Brown! On an oboe scholarship.”
Class president Mike McGarry writes he is loading up the minivan in suburban Connecticut with his wife, two kids, and lots of 25-year-old Brown memorabilia and paraphernalia.
From the November/December 2012 Issue
Richard Stern (see Amelia Stern Revkin ’53).
From the May/June 2012 Issue
Ellen Jensen Abbott’s book, The Centaur’s Daughter, was published in September. It is the sequel to her first young adult fantasy novel, Watersmeet, which was an IRA Young Adult Notable Book and a YALSA Teens’ Top 10 Nominee.
Peter J. Eliopoulos is working at M&T Bank in Buffalo, N.Y., and looking forward to seeing folks at the reunion.
Carrie Chimerine Irvin writes: “I can’t believe we are approaching the 25th reunion! Life is great down here in D.C. I have two daughters in middle school; they continue to amaze and delight us. In 2010, I started my own nonprofit, called Charter Board Partners. We help public charter schools build strong and strategic boards to provide the leadership necessary to improve student achievement. Check us out at charterboards.org.”
Karen DeLucia Pinch (see Lenore Donofrio DeLucia ’58).
Neil Russakoff and Maria Isaacs Russakoff write that Neil completed the Las Vegas Rock’n’Roll Marathon in December; Maria is freelance writing for the Arizona Jewish Post; and they celebrated the bar mitzvah of their younger son, Benjamin, in October.
Jane Brodsky Sprung lives in Greenwich, Conn., with her husband, Lloyd, and three children; Robert, 10, Jeffrey, 10, and Whitney, 7. Her boys are in fourth grade at Brunswick School, and Whitney is in second grade at Greenwich Academy. In her free time, Jane volunteers at her children’s schools and plays golf. Lloyd is a partner at Evercore Partners in New York City.
From the March/April 2012 Issue
Victoria Strashnov Drozdov writes: “After almost 25 years on Wall Street, I moved on to the environmental industry and joined my husband to run Creative Environmental Solutions Corp. in New York City. We provide environmental and safety consulting to public and private clients throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut.”
Robert Naegele is in the process of moving from Carbondale, Colo., to Denver. He recently returned from a trip to Rwanda working to build a sustainable social impact business outside Kigali. He writes: “Creating jobs, helping to solve food safety/security while providing an acceptable return on investment for capital partners. Rwanda is alive and well 17 years after the genocide.”
Valerie Parkas ’92 MD is a physician practicing in New York City. She is the associate dean for admissions at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and lives in New York City with her husband, daughter, and son.
Nadya Swedan writes she was thrilled to open her own practice in physical medicine and rehabilitation at 2 East 84th St. in Manhattan on Dec. 5. She has three athletic children and a supportive husband.
From the January/February 2012 Issue
Robert Hill writes: "This academic year marks the 100th year of competition for Brown wrestling. I am proud to be working with current student athletes, coaches, and Friends of Athletics to preserve Brown's wrestling team (as well as fencing and women's skiing) for the next 100 years."
Lisa Mullins Marchiano writes: "I completed my training to become a Jungian analyst last spring and I am in private practice in Philadelphia. I have a nine-year-old daughter and a seven-year-old son."
Donald Migliori was installed as president of the Rhode Island Association for Justice on Sept. 16. He has also served as counsel for several families whose loved ones were killed on Sept. 11, 2001.
Sarah Lederberg Stone writes: "I am working on my doctoral dissertation in epidemiology, entitled 'Maternal Well-Being and Infant Outcomes,' at the Boston Univ. School of Public Health. The research focuses on maternal depression during and after pregnancy. I hope to be finished by the end of the summer, just in time to teach our oldest how to drive."
From the November/December 2011 Issue
Bill Powning enjoyed a mini-reunion at his house in Fairfield, Conn., on June 25. In attendance were Irene Krechetoff '89, Paul Lang, Mike Myers, Chris Scott, Kassia St. Clair-Scott '90, and Alexander Wright. He writes: "Great fun was had by all. Hello to all of our classmates."
Shanga Parker writes: "I took a job at the Tisch School of the Arts teaching Movement in the Meisner School. Nice to be back in the East."
From the July/August 2011 Issue
Susan Ehrlich was recently appointed to the Federal Reserve's Consumer Advisory Council, which meets quarterly in Washington, D.C.
Kenneth Rosenzweig became chairman of the department of radiation oncology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. He is currently finishing his last year as a councilman in Englewood, N.J., where he lives with his wife, Stacy (Cornell '88), and three daughters: Olivia, 15; Shoshana, 13; and Rebecca, 11.
From the May/June 2011 Issue
Peter Lurie's second book, American Obscurantism: History and the Visual in American Literature and Film, will be published by Oxford Univ. Press. He lives in Richmond, Va. with his wife, Kristin Karmon (George Washington Univ. '95), and their children, Nathalie and Ajax. Peter is associate professor of English and film studies at the Univ. of Richmond.
From the March/April 2011 Issue
John Sumida (see Engagements & Weddings, Deirdre Schwiesow '89).
From the September/October 2010 Issue
Jim Agresti writes: "Rational Conclusions, a book I have researched and written over the past ten years, has recently been published. It explains how a broad array of academic disciplines supports the Bible." To see a video trailer of the book visit www.RationalConclusions.com.
Bonnie Hillman Van Gemert (see Michael Slaby '02).
From the July/August 2010 Issue
Diana Winston and her husband, Martin, announce the Sept. 5 birth of Mira Lucia Matzinger. Diana writes: "Wow, I can't believe I waited so long! Parenting is an incredible joy." Diana is the director of mindfulness education at UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center, where she teaches mindfulness across the age spectrum to reduce stress and promote compassion and wellbeing. A Buddhist teacher and author for the past 20 years, she writes that her current work is secular. Her next book, due in July from DaCapo Books, is Fully Present: The Science, Art, and Practice of Mindfulness. She lives in Santa Monica, Calif.
From the May/June 2010 Issue
Lara Hopfl Holzman and her husband, writer/producer Laurence Holzman, are the producers of the new Broadway play Looped, starring Valerie Harper. Lara, a graduate of Columbia Law School is also counsel in the New York office of Alston & Bird, specializing in intellectual property. They have two sons, Andrew, 10, and Zachary, 8, and live in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.
From the March/April 2010 Issue
Alex Wright married Maaike Bouwmeester (Michigan '92) at Fort Tryon Park, N.Y. Alums in attendance included Irene Krechetoff, Mike Myers, John Powers, Bill Powning, Chris Scott, and Kassia St. Clair Scott '89. Alex works as a researcher and writer at the New York Times, while Maaike is finishing her PhD in educational technology at NYU.
From the January/February 2010 Issue
Mike Geffroy (see Kuang Chiang '01).
Sean Moran and his wife, Marion, announce the May 18 birth of their fourth son, Declan Fox Moran. He joins brothers Aedan, 7, Dane, 6, and Caellum, 3. Sean writes: "We love our life down in Rumson, N.J., where Tom Maloney, Dave Pearson, Scott Schultz '84, and Rodney Pritchard '89 are neighbors.
Janet Shaffer is enjoying the acupuncture life in North Carolina with a team of pro- viders at Duke Integrative Medicine.
Jennifer Wayne is cofounder and chief experience guide of Energy Arts Alliance. She and her partner presented Getting Visible by Getting Moving at Shell Oil's annual conference in October. In November they launched Evolution in Action, a new online magazine dedicated to being the barometer of living arts and culture for the evolving life. They interviewed several arts organizations in Houston to be featured, and Jennifer has been busy as an artist herself, creating an original painting and a poem for a Justice for Children fund-raiser at Betz Gallery in Houston. In September, Jennifer and her partner, Kain, also created Energy Arts Alliance Institute, which provides learning labs for artists, performers, NGO professionals, community builders, and entrepreneurs to translate concepts into concrete action, projects and/or businesses. She writes: "If any Brunonians are working with or have created organizations contributing to social progress, please contact me to be featured in Evolution in Action magazine."
From the November/December 2009 Issue
Okelo Aliker writes that after 13 years in Kampala, Uganda, he and Anne now live in Nairobi, Kenya, thanks to her appointment as director of regional investment banking for Stanbic Bank. Okelo expects to start practicing dentistry soon.
From the September/October 2009 Issue
Jessica Winston Danzinger (see Susan Goldberger Jacoby '67).
Melissa Cole Essig, Mark Essig (Univ. of Va. '92), and Jack Essig, 2, announce the Mar. 13 birth of Lydia Simon Essig.
Tim Lord (see Sue Kahn '78).
Albert Naggar married Nicole Natoli on Nantucket, Mass., on June 6. He is a managing partner at Buckingham Capital, a New York City–based private equity firm.
From the July/August 2009 Issue
Jennifer Wayne writes that she is now going by her middle name, Coby, "in the spirit of youthfulness." She and her partner, Kain Sanderson, recently formed Energy Arts Alliance, a consulting, education, and media organization that specializes in partnering with performers, artists, arts philanthropists, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders to help provide creativity, frameworks, structure, and forecasting for their projects and businesses so they can translate them faster from ideas to viable realities. Coby is chief experience officer and evolution consultant. When not working and traveling, she and Kain sing with the United Nations Association International Choir, and Coby does monthly poetry readings and art exhibitions.
From the May/June 2009 Issue
Emily Wigod Pincus (see Robert M. Wigod '54).
Ken Rosenzweig continues to work as a radiation oncologist at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, specializing in the treatment of lung cancer. He lives in Englewood, N.J., with his wife, Stacey (Cornell '88), and his three children, Olivia, Shoshana, and Rebecca. Ken was recently re-elected as a councilman in Englewood.
Anne Trotter (see Mike Trotter '58).
From the March/April 2009 Issue
Michael Cammer resigned from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine after 16 years in a faculty research position. He will pursue art and full-time teaching.
Laura Sherry Miller and her husband, Morgan, have made a children's DVD teaching street safety to preschoolers. She writes that as a mother of two Manhattan-born toddlers, she saw a pressing need for a DVD to help Austin, 4, and Grace, 2, negotiate their urban environment. Now that they live in a suburb of Austin, Tex., they find the lessons of safe street crossing just as useful as when they lived in New York City.
Neil Russakoff built a new office for his pediatrics practice. Maria Isaacs Russakoff is doing freelance writing for the Arizona Jewish Post. They have been busy with preparations for their son Max's Bar Mitzvah in June.
From the January/February 2009 Issue
Bill Danaher is dean of theology at Huron Univ. College in London, Ontario. An Episcopal priest and seminary professor for the past 13 years, Bill moved to Canada and started as dean last July. He and his wife, Claire Dober Danaher '86, have two daughters, Phoebe, 11, and Thea, 4.
Vinny Egizi writes: "Class of 1988: There are many ways to stay in touch with Brown and our classmates between reunions. There is a growing network of Brown alums on Facebook, and we have our own group (Brown University Class of 1988) that you can join. The class officers are also working on a class newsletter to be sent out shortly. You can submit information to me if you would like to let the class know what you are up to."
Susan Ehrlich moved from San Francisco to Chicago and is preparing for her third Midwest winter. Joanne Lembert Rosen visited her this summer, and Holly Gayley '89 visited in November.
Katie Sheldon Hammler was re-elected to her second term on the Leesburg, Va., town council and was unanimously elected vice mayor. She also works at VeriSign and has two children, Kathryn, 12, and John, 9.
Sean McNamara '88 (see Meredith Jones '04).
Neil Russakoff and Maria Isaacs Russakoff visited Bruce Lipsey this summer while passing through New England to drop their son Max off at camp. They will be celebrating Max's bar mitzvah this summer.
From the November/December 2008 Issue
Steven and Rowin Yavel Cantrell recently relocated to Seattle. Steven is working for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in U.S. programs, and Rowin is working as a psychiatrist for Sound Mental Health, a community mental health clinic on Capitol Hill and in Auburn. Rowin writes that their children, Jackson,12 and Clay, 9, are enjoying the Northwest summer, and she would love to hear from classmates in the area.
John Donovan recently retired from the U.S. Navy after 18 years.
Stephen Zilber (see Caren Zilber '93).
From the September/October 2008 Issue
David Huttner and his family have moved to a new home. He writes: "I am trying to help struggling airlines. My wife, Joelle, is doing pharmaceutical pricing work; and the children, Max, Sam, and Charlotte, attend the French Lyc√©e. It was great to see so many of you at Reunion weekend. Visitors are always welcome, and if you can pronounce the street name correctly, we will buy you a Belgian beer."
From the July/August 2008 Issue
Suzanne Charnas is a managing director at Morgan Stanley. She lives in New York City and is married to David Hall (Boston Univ. '89); they have two children: Rose, 7, and Dawson, 6.
Kristi Erdal has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study in Norway. Kristi, a neuropsychologist, is associate professor of psychology and chair of the Colorado College department of psychology.
Rich Feifer writes: "I'm settled into the northern New Jersey suburbs with my wife, Marianne Goldstein Feifer (Penn '88); our daughter, Deborah, 8; our son, Sam, 6; and our pet Corgi named Sly. For the past eight years I've been applying my internal medicine background to various responsibilities at Medco Health Solutions Inc., most recently assuming the role of vice president of clinical program development. Along the way, I found myself missing the classroom, so I went back to school and got my MPH from Columbia. My latest challenge is trying to figure out golf, which is the hardest thing I've ever tried to learn!
John Lee writes: "It has been 20 years since I, the man known to his friends and Brown Baseball comrades as The General, have written in. After graduating, I married Joanne Engstrom on November 3, 1989; we will be celebrating 19 years of blessings together this year. Joanne received her MBA from St. John's Univ. and worked for Chubb Insurance, and I owned an insurance agency on Long Island. In 1992, while living in New York City we were both graciously changed by the Lord (born-again) and became Christians. We started a family in 1994, Joanne resigned from Chubb in 1995, and we now happily live in Fayetteville, Ga., with five children: Jennie, 13; Savannah, 10; Josiah, 8; Elijah, 6; and Annie Kate, 4. Joanne home-schools all of our children, and I am presently engaged in seminary level training to become a minister of Jesus Christ. I am also an elder of a reformed Baptist Church, and I would be more than happy to answer questions and/or discuss (via e-mail) my faith with anyone who recognizes that this life is not all there is and never will be."
Cindy Edwards Opitz writes: "My job at the Univ. of Iowa Museum of Natural History has morphed into full-time collection management, which I love. My husband, Theo, still teaches and coaches and is now coaching director for our city's youth soccer program. Daughter Sophia swims, plays soccer and viola, runs track, and reads voraciously. At 13, she's already beat my senior SAT verbal score! Torbeau, 10, plays piano, soccer, and tennis, and Hagen, 10, swims and plays soccer and the violin. Theo and I will celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary with a trip to Hawaii in November."
Joel Park '00 MD, '03 PhD and Jeannette Downing-Park announce the January 8, 2008, birth of Donovan Lylburn Park. They write: "For those of you keeping count, he's number seven. He joins his brothers, Joel and Ben, along with his sisters, Kayla, Stephanie, Jenna, and Mackenzie. In addition, our son, Joel, is graduating from high school this year and will be attending Brown as a PLME student with the class of 2012 and MD 2016 starting in the fall."
Shauna Reeder writes: "I am married to Andres Gonzalez. My husband is a fine artist and graphic designer, and we live in Middletown, N.Y. Presently, I am an assistant vice president with CNA in New York City, where I oversee lawyers' professional liability and life agent/broker-dealer claims. I got my law degree at Brooklyn Law School and practiced law in New York City for eight years before making the transition to an insurance professional. Some years ago, I began studying Afro-Cuban dance."
Emily Joan Wigod, soon to be ordained as a cantor after five years of study at Hebrew Union College, was married on March 16 to Andrew Mark Pincus (Univ. of Maryland), a vice-president at Citicorp. A chorus of fellow students at the School of Sacred Music and other friends from her musical career lent their voices to the traditional reform Jewish ceremony at Temple Emanu-El in New York City. Brown alumni at the wedding included her father, Robert M. Wigod '54; her brother, Dewey S. Wigod '84; her aunt, Judith Seidel Jacobson '64; her cousin, Alexander Jacobson '93; and Robert Wals '54, Gerold N. Borodach '55 and his wife, Ardell Kabalkin Borodach '57, Jerold Zieselman '57, and Anne Olson Brown '89.
From the May/June 2008 Issue
Reunion Committee member Emma Owens Kerins reports: "Your class of 1988 officers and the reunion committee are finishing up the final touches on what promises to be a fantastic 20th Reunion! Don't forget to check out our class web page at http://alumni.brown.edu/classes/1988 as the reunion weekend approaches, May 23-25, and the RSVPs pour in."
Laura Berland-Shane writes: "I'm currently working on saving the planet at SolarCity. I'm the Southern California sales director for this solar energy startup in Los Angeles. I'm living in Santa Monica, Calif., with hubby, Reid, and daughter, Stella Jean, 2¬Ω."
J. Ari Day writes: "My wife, Bich, and I welcomed our delightful son, Sander Thong Day, into this world on October 17, 2007. All of us are thriving, but only one of us is getting his full sleep."
Jim Dodrill writes: "Most of the year I live in Boca Raton, Fla., with my wife, Meredith, of eight years and our two children, Brooke, 6¬Ω, and Grant, 3¬Ω. We spend summers away from the heat (and the start of hurricane season) at a home in the mountains, where we focus on golf, fishing, riding horses, rock climbing, and a lot of old-fashioned family time. After practicing law in New York City at Latham & Watkins, I moved to Florida in 1996 and started a golf equipment and apparel design company, eventually taking it public in 1999. Almost immediately thereafter I started phasing myself out and bringing in other management, resigning from all my positions in January 2000. Since then I've run my own corporate and securities law practice (private placements, IPOs, mergers and acquisitions) where I combine my business experience with my legal practice. Because my client base is global, I'm able to work from home and enjoy family dinner, board games, and story time every night."
Ben Hall writes: "Two years ago I chucked ad agency life to become a fulltime freelancer and now work as a copywriter for many different clients in the Boston area. Kelly and I have two boys, Henry, 5, and Duncan, 2¬Ω, with absolutely no plans to have any more. Sleep, hobbies, exercise, the Sunday Times, and calm reflection have all become precious luxuries. As for reunion: It seems odd that when we entered Brown, the class of '64 had just had its 20th a few months before. Surely the world hasn't changed that much in our 20 years, has it?"
Lisa Lebow Kaufman writes: "Life is good—I have been married to Mark Kaufman '87 for 16 years. We live in Baltimore and have two daughters, Caroline, 10, and Lucy, 8. I am a buy-side analyst covering REITs at LaSalle Investment Management. We are looking forward to the reunion!"
Meg Moynihan (see Jack Rose '70).
Allison Nurse (see Dick Nurse '61).
Everett A. Petronio Jr. writes: "My wife, Ann Nealon Petronio '89, and I recently received a Silver Star award from the Make A Wish Foundation of Rhode Island for our volunteer work. Ann serves on the Rhode Island Chapter's Gala Committee, and I run an annual event through my involvement with the Atlantic Tuna Club, which has raised funds to grant multiple wishes for children with life-threatening conditions. In 2005, I was appointed by Governor Donald Carcieri '65 as one of three commissioners to represent Rhode Island at the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission. I continue to practice law in Johnston, R.I., and have recently served as an adjunct professor at Roger Williams School of Law. Ann and I continue to live in Cranston, R.I., with our children, Mary, 12, and Christopher, 10."
Michele Cavataio Sacconaghi writes: "I'm working for Time Warner in Manhattan overseeing their Corporate Social Responsibility work, and I'm managing a testosterone-filled household with my three sons, 3 years and under, and my husband, Toni Sacconaghi '87."
Jane Brodsky Sprung writes: "I am looking forward to coming back to our 20th reunion! After graduating from Brown, I worked in New York City for eight years in consulting for the Wilkerson Group, equity research for Salomon Brothers, and private banking for the Bank of New York. I received my MBA at Wharton in 1997 and moved to Boston as Business Development Manager at Genzyme. I met my husband, Lloyd (Penn '92), in Boston while he was attending Harvard Business School. We moved back to Manhattan where I was Director, Business Development, for Novo Media Group, and then we moved to Greenwich when our twins, Robert and Jeffrey, turned two. Our boys are now 6 years old, and we have a daughter, Whitney, who is 3. I am currently very involved in the children's schools and community. We love living in Greenwich and often run into Brown alums, including John Stuart, Greg Rogers, Amanda and Dan Tapiero '90, '91 AM, and Tyler Wolfram."
Johnny Stein writes: "I live in my hometown, Paris, France."
From the March/April 2008 Issue
Class president Mike McGarry and Emma Owens Kerins report: "Are you ready for our 20th Reunion, May 23–25, 2008? The reunion committee has been busy planning a memorable weekend with many class-specific events. Check our web page at alumni.brown.edu/classes/1988/ for details on the weekend and our growing list of attendees. Blurbs and bios are welcome! We also encourage you to contribute to the Brown Annual Fund at alumni.brown.edu/classes/1988/giving.html. Our class is on track to break a 20th reunion gift record. We can't wait to see everyone in May!"
Steve Cardone and Julia Colby Cardone have been married for 18 years and have three children: Stephen, 11, Lauren, 9, and William, 5. They live in Trumbull, Conn. Steve writes: "For the last eight years I have worked in Connecticut and Wyoming for a chemical company in customer service, logistics, plant operations, and management. In January, I left corporate life to join longtime friend Jim Agresti at a think tank, Just Facts Foundation (www.justfacts.com). After receiving a master's degree from Harvard in counseling and consulting psychology, Julia worked in the insurance industry until the birth of our first son. Since that time, she has been a stay-at-home mom."
Vinny Egizi writes: "Since graduation I joined the U.S. Navy for eight years as a nuclear engineer and lieutenant. I have been at KLA-Tencor for 12 years as director of operations. I was married in 1990 to Evangeline D'Aquila and have three kids: Marco, 14, Allegra, 12, and Dante, 8. We live in Beverly, Mass., just north of Boston."
John Fullerton writes: "I live in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., with my wife, Elissa (NYU '92), and our children, Olivia, 9, and Declan, 5. I'm a special counsel at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York City, practicing labor and employment law, and I'm an adjunct professor of law at Pace Law School in White Plains, N.Y. I keep in touch, or try to, with fellow Pointsters (i.e., the '87-'88 residents of 298 Hope St.) Scott Ash, Bruce Lipsey, Neil Russakoff, and Gregg Sullivan."
Emma Owens Kerins writes: "I have been selling residential real estate in New York City for Halstead Property LLC for the past 13 years and love it! I work with my husband, Michael Kerins (Long Beach State '87), and have helped quite a few Brown alums find apartments! We just moved into an old warehouse in Harlem that was converted to a residential loft building. We both play beach volleyball as much as we can. I have two stepchildren, Brayden, 12 and Brianna, 13, who live in San Diego. Can't wait to see everyone at reunion!"
Jonathan Kim lives in Bermuda, where he's general counsel for Montpelier Re Holdings Ltd., a global reinsurer with operations in Europe, Bermuda, and North America. After graduating from Brown, he earned his JD at Georgetown and his MBA at Yale and has lived and worked in Washington, D.C.; New York City; Stamford, Conn.; and London. He's also served the University in a wide range of volunteer capacities, including as copresident of the Brown Club of NYC, BASC Manhattan area chair, and a member of the BAA Board of Governors. He received the University's 2003 Alumni Service Award and is treasurer for the Class of 1988.
Laura Klein writes that after completing a yearlong tour in Mosul, Iraq as the deputy staff judge advocate and rule of law coordinator for Multi-National Division North, she attended the Army Command and General Staff college. In February 2007 she was promoted to lieutenant colonel and now works as an operational law attorney in the Army's Judge Advocate General headquarters office in Washington, D.C. Her focus is on rule-of-law issues (doctrine and training) related to stability operations; on partnering with local judges, courts, and police in deployed areas of operation; and on rules of engagement and law-of-war matters.
Debbie Kuklis writes: "I have been working for salesforce.com, a San Francisco based software company for the past six years. I have lived in quite a few places since Brown: Georgia, Oklahoma, Hawaii, Chicago, D.C., and New York City. I spent about eight years in New York working for Booz Allen Hamilton and recently moved back to my Vermont hometown. I travel a lot for business and pleasure and have been to about 35 countries so far! I have two chocolate labs, Harlie and Pax, and two cats. Probably my strangest experience to date has been getting called back into the military in 2003 as an Army captain to serve overseas. I spent almost six months in Baghdad and a month in Afghanistan. Thankfully, that is over and done with. I love to ski and last year went on a crazy heliskiing trip to the Chugach mountains in Alaska."
Dana Su Lee writes: "After 11 years in Las Vegas, I've accepted that we're here for good! I'm involved with various nonprofits, such as the Las Vegas Art Museum, and cofounded a women's philanthropic fund that's on track to award $500,000 in grants next year. My husband, Greg; my children, Graham, 8¬Ω, and Katie, 7; and my dog, Kora, keep me on my toes. Looking forward to seeing everyone at reunion!"
Andrea Levine writes: "After Brown I attended Cornell Law School. I lived in the New York City/Fairfield County region practicing corporate law before heading up to the Hartford, Conn., area to practice commercial real estate law for Dechert LLP. I'm involved in charity work, particularly legal work representing children in the foster-care system. I am still an avid skier and golfer, and I'm looking forward to seeing everyone in May."
Mike McGarry writes: "I am married to Tracy Stone and have two wonderful children, Sean, 3, and Will, 1. Sean frequently tells people not to forget he's not 3 but 3 1/2! Will has only begun expressing his opinion, which is nonetheless often as adamant as Sean's on various subjects. It has been said that they take after their father: loud, enthusiastic, and ebullient. The Stone-McGarry family lives in Hamden, Conn., which is about five miles north of New Haven. Because of the proximity to Yale, I frequently take the boys to Brown/Yale sporting events, and all members of the family have learned to cheer 'Go Brown!' using their best outside voice. I'm an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Connecticut, and prosecute white-collar crime with a focus on securities and investor fraud. Tracy is also a lawyer, doing part-time consulting work from home, and is also a full-time mom. I'm living the life of a dad, have a fixed rate 30-year mortgage, a new mini-van, and a Volvo. In short, life is good."
Patty Riskind is married to Gary Pickens. She has a stepson, Carson, 22; a son, Jeff, 13; and a daughter, Katy, 5. The family lives in Wilmette, Ill. Patty has her own business, PatientImpact LLC, which helps physicians and outpatient facilities better understand their patients through an online survey and reporting application (http://www.patientimpact.com). She reconnected with Kim Haglund and is hoping many of the old Jameson Quad friends will be back for the 20th reunion.
Ann McGonigle Santos is married to Shaun Santos, a police officer who just passed the bar last month. They have two children—Bridget, 5 and Connor, 7—and are hockey parents. Ann was an assistant district attorney in Cambridge, Mass., for seven years and then joined the faculty of Suffolk Law School, where she teaches both first-year and upper-level writing courses. She writes: "Life is pretty damn good!"
Tom Towers writes: "I'm pumped for reunion, but it's hard to believe it's been 20 years. My kids are Tommy, 5, Jayne, 3, and Brody, 4 months. My wife, Liz, grew up in New Canaan, Conn., and we moved back there from New York City in 2004. I got a late start familywise, thanks to the fun of being single and living in New York City during the 1990s with Brown buddies Sean Moran, Tom Gammino, Bernie Buonanno, and Lee Anderson. Gammino and I owned and operated a number of bar/restaurants in NYC over an eight-year span, some of them great, a couple not so great. Regardless, I have been working for Gartner Invest for the last few years and am lucky enough to have classmates Tyler Wolfram and Lee Anderson as clients. Refusing to give in to age, I continue to play lacrosse with Brown teammates and others annually in Vail and Lake Placid tournaments."
Sue Cutler Turner is married and has four girls: twins aged 6, a 4-year-old, and a 6-month-old. Sue has her own ad-specialty business and looks forward to the reunion.
From the January / February 2008 Issue
Lynn Wells Bowman and her husband, Kevin, are raising two teenagers in southern Massachusetts. Lynn teaches eighth grade and directs a summer institute for middle school teachers at the Gordon School in East Providence.
Brad Choyt writes: “Greetings, everyone. I have moved to Bali to be the director of the School for Life, a new school for pre-K through 12 students focused on a holistic curriculum. My wife, Charlotte, and two children, Tobias and Thea, are making the transition from New York City to a community just outside of Ubud, Bali’s cultural capital. Learn more about the school at TheSchoolForLife.org. And let me know if you’d like to visit us in Bali.”
Sue Cook writes: “I’m still teaching anthropology at the Univ. of Pretoria but have recently joined the Royal Bafokeng Institute in South Africa to work on rural education reform—taking me right back to Ted Sizer’s classes!”
Mark Feldman writes: “I have two fabulous kids, Ethan, 12, and Charlotte, 10, and live in Newton, Mass. with my wife, Nikki. Nikki and I are having fun growing our business-strategy firm, the Cause Consulting Group, which advises Fortune 500 companies on corporate social responsibility and philanthropy practices. We work on a range of pressing issues, including environmental sustainability, access to clean drinking water, and youth development. Life is wonderfully busy.
Joshua Goldstein (see Isabel Jackson Freeman ’69).
Hannah Gosnell writes: “I’m starting my second year as an assistant professor of geography in the geosciences department at Oregon State, researching and teaching about land-use change, natural-resource management, and rural sustainability in the American West. My husband, John Schneider, is the PE teacher at a private school in town, and daughters Emma, 6, and Phoebe, 4, are doing well at the local Waldorf School. We’re all enjoying Corvallis and the surrounding Oregon landscape very much and would love to hear from friends. I’m hoping to see a lot of you at our 20th reunion!”
Jim Leahey writes: “My wife, Kira, and I are happy to announce the March 7, 2007, birth of our daughter, Alexa Marie Leahey. Alexa joins her big brothers, Brendan, 5, and Colin, 3. We recently relocated to the Bay Area where I work for the Oakland Athletics.”
Nick Rhind writes: “I have been back on the East Coast for six years, having taken a faculty position in the biochemistry department at UMass Medical School in Worcester. My lab studies cell cycle in yeast. We tell the government we are going to cure cancer, but mostly the work is just fun. Two years ago I married Lucienne Ronco, who, as director of cell biology at AstraZeneca, really is curing cancer. This summer we adopted a little boy from Guatemala. Anthony Pedro turned one on October 17, 2007. We are all looking forward to seeing everyone at the reunion.”
Wendy Taylor writes: “My husband, Branch Taylor, and I are still happily living in Washington, D.C. I was recently promoted to chief marketing officer of my law firm, Hogan and Hartson. I love my job, as I get to travel all over the world. We would love to hear from friends in the D.C. area.”
Lauren Westreich writes: “2007 was a year full of major milestones. I gave birth to twins: a girl, Greta, and a boy, Nathaniel. Bob and I moved into our new house and my business, Every Dog Has Its Day Care, turned ten! Life has been hectic but fabulous.”
Stephen Zilber and his wife, Sivi Ruder, announce the June 3, 2007, birth of daughter Isabella June Nima Ruder-Zilber. Stephen continues his practice of acupuncture and Chinese medicine at the Whole Health Associates Center for Integrative Medicine in San Rafael, Calif. Sivi has completed her doctoral course work in counseling psychology and is enjoying life as a new mother.
From the November / December 2007 Issue
Peter J. Eliopoulos was married in 1999 to Maria Allen, an attorney. He is the chief marketing officer for M&T Bank, based in Buffalo, N.Y. Peter’s son, John Peter, just turned 3.
Louise Sloan writes: “I’m thrilled to announce that my first book, Knock Yourself Up: No Man? No Problem: A Tell-All Guide to Becoming a Single Mom, came out in October from the Avery imprint of Penguin Books. Check out the Web site at www.knockyourselfup.com. My son, Scott, just turned 1, and he’s so much fun! Scott and I are living in Brooklyn.”
From the September / October 2007 Issue
Amelie Hastie's first book, Cupboards of Curiosity: Women, Recollection, and Film History, has just been published by Duke Univ. Press. Amelie is an associate professor of film and digital media at UC Santa Cruz. She writes: "I finished my book, got tenure, and had brain surgery all within a year a couple years back!"
Bonnie Hillman van Gemert earned a doctorate in medicine with a naturopathy specialty at Bastyr University in Seattle.
Neil and Maria Isaacs Russakoff write that Neil is opening a new pediatric office in January. Maria is composting, gardening, and participating in local community-supported agriculture. Their boys, Max and Ben, are 11 and 8 years old respectively.
Ann McGonigle Santos writes that she was recently appointed associate professor of legal writing at Suffolk Univ. Law school in Boston: "My 6- and 4-year-olds and my job keep me crazy-busy, but all is well."
Jill Burkel Sidoti writes: "About a year ago I relocated with my family, Eric '86 and Orion, 11, to Wellington, New Zealand. I am working as a project manager for an IT consulting firm. We have learned the sport of cricket through my son's involvement and are trying to understand why rugby is better than NFL football. We enjoy the beauty of this country and its emphasis on an active lifestyle."
Grace Yue So writes: "I am happily married to John So '87, busy with three kids, and expanding my children's-education business here in Hong Kong. If anyone is in town, please call us."
Rachel Wohanka writes: "I've been staying home with my two kids in the Boston area for the last few years, but now that my youngest is off to kindergarten, I'm getting back to work. Come visit me on my blog, Diary of a Mad, Mad Housewife (www.madmadhousewife.blogspot.com)."
From the July / August 2007 Issue
Mark Bayliss writes: “Congratulations to the Brown Derbies on twenty-five years of excellent a cappella! My wife, Christianne, and I moved from Brookline, Mass., to Needham, Mass., in Nov. 2006, and are enjoying our new surroundings.”
Amy Berfield writes: “I’ve settled in Los Angeles with my husband, Elan. I never thought I’d end up here, but I love it. In Sept., I opened New Heights Charter School in South L.A. Directing the school is great fun. Visit us if you’re in town (www.newheightscharter.org).”
Andrea Goldman writes: “I’m back in the Boston area working at a fun start-up called Communispace. Last month I went to the Bat Mitzvah of Zoe Davis, daughter of Dan Davis ’87 and Lisa Fagin Davis. Mike Rowsey, whom I see often, was there, too. I recently heard from Elana Epstein, who is now the mother of a 3-month-old baby girl and lives in Israel. I would love to reconnect with old Brown friends.”
William Goodman is enjoying life in the Chicago area building packaging machinery while spending as much quality time with wife Andrea and kids Molli, 8, Sophie, 6, and Jackson, 3.
Kasia Welin Grossman continues to reside in Nashua, N.H., with her husband, Daniel, and their three children, David, 11, Gavriella (Gavi), 8, and Elzashira (Shira), 3. Personal calls are welcome.
Marilu Medina-Nadal writes: “I have been happily married for almost fifteen years to a fellow attorney and have two wonderful daughters, Carolina, 12 and Laura, 10. I’ve been senior counsel for Procter & Gamble in Puerto Rico since 1997.”
Laura Sherry Miller writes: “I have moved to Austin, Tex., with my husband, Morgan Miller (U.S. Naval Academy ’91), and my two children, Austin, 2½, and Grace, 1. We are enjoying the slower pace of life and better weather since leaving Manhattan in Aug. I am working part-time as an internist.”
Lorraine Padden writes: “After serving the Boldly Brown Campaign as regional director in Northern California, I leave my staff role to plan my wedding in Sept. to Carl Liebold and to relocate to Laguna Beach. I will look forward to serving the campaign as a volunteer in the years to come!”
Joanne Lembert Rosen writes: “My husband, David Rosen (UCLA ’88), and I pulled our three boys out of the crazy L.A. lifestyle nearly four years ago for the simpler life in Fresno, Calif., where I grew up. David’s law firm is in Santa Monica—he drives down about once a week and otherwise telecommutes, and I work for the firm handling toxic tort cases on a part-time basis. Sometimes I think my family would have been better off had I attended Johnson & Wales culinary school down the Hill, though my Brown math degree comes in handy when my fifth grader needs help with his homework. In any event, I hope to make it out to our twentieth reunion. I know I’ve lost touch with so many of you and would love to reconnect!”
Jacquie Wasser Tractenberg is living in New York City with her husband and three sons, running her own public relations firm, Tractenberg and Co.
Jonathan Twichell writes: “I’m enjoying life in the Midwest. Our two boys, Cameron, 8, and Jake, 5, keep us busy and focused on life’s higher priorities.”
Katie Woodruff and her husband, Tim Miller, announce the Feb. birth of Tess. She joins big brother Jamie, 2, who can already sing “Rah Rah Brunonia!” When not kid-wrangling, Katie is program director at Berkeley Media Studies Group, a non-profit strategic communications consulting firm focusing on public health issues (www.bmsg.org).
From the May / June 2007 Issue
Karima Bennoune, an associate professor at Rutgers School of Law-Newark, won the 2006 Derrick A. Bell Jr. Award from the Association of American Law Schools. The award, which was presented in January, is awarded to a junior faculty member who the Association feels has made an extraordinary contribution to legal education, the legal system, or social justice.
Jeanette Sundberg Cohon has been living in London the last seven years. She will be graduating from Kings College Medical School this summer. She is married to Craig Cohon and has two children, Amber, 6, and Jonas, 7.
Bill Danaher writes: “I am currently associate professor of moral theology and Christian ethics in the John Henry Hobart Chair at General Theological Seminary. My family and I love being back in New York City, where we’ve found a great gym and a great coffee shop—life’s necessities. I am also associate priest at Grace Church on 10th and Broadway.”
Harry Elson and his wife, Lisa Elson (RISD ’92), announce the May 30, 2006, birth of Allan Elliott Elson.
Melissa Cole Essig and her husband, Mark Essig (U.Va. ’92), announce the December 23, 2006, birth of John Cole Essig. He joins canine big sisters Lilah, 4, and Audrey, 1.
Patrick Fitzgerald writes: “Fidel Gakuba, currently living in San Francisco with wife Ana and sons Paris and Apollo, ran in the 2006 New York marathon. He stayed with me in New York. Donna Rigg, longtime friend, traveled to New York from Boston and we had a mini-reunion. After a stint living in Germany, Donna and husband Gerhard Koenig are now living in Newton, Mass., with children Thai, Anton, and Ariana. Since moving to New York on St. Patrick’s Day in 1989 I have spent a lot of time with fellow Brown alum and close friend, Nar Saavedra ’85. I have been at Morgan Stanley since 1989 and moved to Budapest in February 2007 to help create a new Morgan Stanley office there. I would love to hear from fellow classmates, both old friends and new.”
Andrew Friedman was recently named a partner at Patton Boggs in Washington, D.C. Julie ’90 is enjoying not practicing law and keeping Caleb, 9, Lily, 6, and Mia, 3, from running wild.
Milisa Galazzi and her husband, David, spent a long weekend skiing at Canon Mountain, N.H. with Jay Olmsted and his wife, Ann. Milisa writes: “Our kids Dan, 11, and Max, 8, and their kids Molly, 13, Sophie, 11, and Mason, 8, all got along smashingly with no technology to aid in the socializing—think of it!”
Kim Haglund writes: “After nine years working mainly with words as an editor and translator, I changed careers ten years ago. Now I’m a hospitalist and family doctor at a county hospital in the San Francisco Bay area and welcome e-mails.”
Joann Monteiro is building a new house in Dighton, Mass. Her husband, Patrick Martin, CPA, was named director of the non-profit division at Kahn, Kitwin & Renza in Providence. They have three children: Jason, 7, Peter, 5, and Natalia, 3.
Danielle Parks married William Meredith on October 15th, 2006, in Ancaster, Ontario. The wedding guests included fellow Littlefielders Eric Dobson ’87, Jan Crosbie-Taylor ’87, and Kurt Andrews ’87. Drew Weinschenk ’89 and his wife, Rachel Cononi, were in attendance, as was William R. Biers ’61. Danielle continues as associate professor and graduate program director at the department of classics at Brock University.
William R. Biers ’61. Danielle continues as associate professor and graduate program director in the department of classics at Brock University.
Nina Rivera, husband Peter Hardy, and daughter Natalia, 4, are happy to announce the arrival of Juan Jose Matias Hardy. He was born in December 2005 in Guatemala and arrived home in October 2006.
Michele Cavataio Sacconaghi and her husband, Toni Sacconaghi, ’87, announce the July 2006 birth of twin sons, Cooper and Quinn. They join big brother Luke, 2 ½.
Jane Levine Snyder writes: “After evacuating for Hurricane Katrina, we have moved around a bit. We are currently living outside of Washington, D.C., while my husband, David (Yale ’88), teaches at the law school at American University. I am doing some freelance work. We have two wonderful daughters, Abby, 7, and Caroline, 5.”
Anja Wehde-Siniscalco Ullrich and husband Dave have been living in Hingham, Mass., for the last seven years, after a thirteen-year stay in New York City. They have three children: Jack, 11, Max, 9, and Natalie, 3. Anja has been working as a psychologist with teenagers and in the school system. Dave works for State Street Bank.
Tyler Wolfram and Michele had their fourth child, Peyton. Peyton joins Alexis, Greyson, and Jackson. Tyler writes: “Uncle! I’m done.”
Karen Wong writes: “After spending a decade in Boston establishing a graphic communications firm that designed specifically for non-profits/foundations, followed by seven years in London working with a friend to build his architectural practice, I have returned to my birthplace—New York City. I am happily ensconced at the New Museum of Contemporary Art. In late 2007, it will reopen on the Bowery in a new building designed by SANAA. Please come and visit.”
From the March / April 2007 Issue
Allison Allen (see Nicole Neeman Brady ’01).
Karen Wong writes: “After spending a decade in Boston establishing a graphic communications firm specifically for nonprofits and foundations, then seven years in London working with a friend to build his architectural practice from a staff of six to forty, I have returned to my birthplace, New York City. I am happily ensconced as director of external affairs at the New Museum of Contemporary Art. In late 2007 the New Museum will reopen on the Bowery in a new building designed by the Japanese architectural-design firm SANAA. Please come and visit.”
From the January / February 2007 Issue
Victoria S. Drozdov has moved again and would like to hear from friends.
Michele D. Hangley, a litigation shareholder at Hangley Aronchick Segal and Pudlin, was chosen to serve as a faculty member on the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s “Piercing the Corporate Veil” seminar.
Carolyn Null-Anderson and her husband, Reid Anderson, announce the Nov. 6, 2005, birth of Douglas S. Anderson. Doug joins older brother Erik, 3. Carolyn is a lawyer with CNA Insurance in Chicago. She and her family reside in Highland Park, Ill.
From the September / October 2006 Issue
Jill Burkel Sidoti and Eric Sidoti ’86 report: “We and son Orion have followed our hearts to Wellington, New Zealand, where Jill has accepted a position as project manager with Fusion5, a Wellington-based consulting firm. New Zealand is a beautiful country with great people and we look forward to becoming Kiwis over the next few years. We’d love to hear from classmates who might be traveling down under.”
Gina Quinn Skillings writes: “I am chief of emergency medicine and medical director of the emergency department at Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford. I live in North Yarmouth with my husband, Jim Skillings (SUNY Geneseo ’88), and our two daughters, Olivia, 6, and Eliza, 4.”
Stephen D. Zubiago was appointed managing partner of the Nixon Peabody Providence office. He will maintain and grow the office’s existing client base and further the firm’s presence in the Providence metropolitan area. He was also recognized on the “40 Under Forty” list published by Providence Business News.
From the May / June 2006 Issue
Greg DiStefano has published Breakdown: Diamonds, Death, and Second Chances—a coming-of-age memoir set against the cele-brity, drug, and club culture of after-hours New York City. Breakdown won in the memoir and spirituality categories of the 2005 Fresh Voices book awards, presented by the Writers Marketing Association, and also won in the gay nonfiction category of the 2005 USA Book News awards. In addition, it was selected as best spiritual memoir by InSight Out, a national book club. Visit www.breakdownbook.com to preview or buy the book.
Joshua L. Goldstein (see Isabel Jackson Freeman ’69).
Ken Rosenzweig lives in Englewood, N.J., with his wife, Stacey (Cornell ’88), and three children, Olivia, 10, Shoshana, 8, and Rebecca, 6. Ken continues to work at Memorial Sloan-Kettering cancer center as a radiation oncologist specializing in the treatment of lung cancer and mesothelioma. He recently became involved in local politics and was elected to the city council as a representative of Englewood’s first ward. He received 62 percent of the vote, defeating a twelve-year incumbent who outspent him three to one in the campaign.
Veronica Torralba moved back to Houston, where she is vice president of marketing at AIG American General. She and son Nicolas are settled into their new home and would love to hear from friends.
From the March / April 2005 Issue
Andrea Link Banks and Michael Banks (Harvard ’77, HBS ’83) announce the Jan. 21, 2004, arrival of Sarah Kyla Banks. Sarah joins her 3- year-old sister, Eliana. “Sarah and Eliana are keeping us busy hiking and strolling in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Boulder, Colo.” Andrea assists her husband with his firm, MBA Financial Services. They are actively involved in the Nature Conservancy and Trust for Public Land and would be interested in connecting with other alumni committed to conservation causes.
Melissa Cole writes: “On Aug. 14, I married Mark Essig (U.Va. ’92, Cornell ’00 PhD), author of Edison and the Electric Chair: A Story of Light and Death (Walker), in Los Angeles, where we live with our basset hound, Roxanne. In the wedding were Brown alums Heidi Ellis (maid of honor), Grace Lee ’92 MD, and Renee Roberti Evangelista. Anne Ehresman, Bruce Evans ’87, and Tom Fiorella shared the day with us as well. Aside from thoroughly enjoying married life, I am doing freelance writing work and teaching as a visiting professor at Whittier Law School.”
Deborah de Furia writes: “On Dec. 2, 2003, in Rome, Italy, Nicholas Oliver Mancini was born. Giacomo is now four. I’m a story editor/ screenwriter for Medusa Film here in Rome. Life is hectic, but good and full.”
From the November / December 2004 Issue
Doug Greenburg and Jan Greenburg had their fourth (and, they say, final) child, Page Crawford Greenburg, in February. Doug returned to private law practice after serving on the staff of the 9/11 Commission, where he investigated terrorist financing.
Bruce Lipsey writes: “Hope all fellow point dwellers are well. I’m still in private practice, and two boys, ages 6 and 3, keep me busy on the home front with my wife, Marcie (Boston Univ., Tufts).”
Eric Reed is still racing paragliders and earned the title of U.S. champion. He writes: “If anyone needs an incentive to come to San Francisco, I give tandem flights.” Eric would enjoy reconnecting with Brown friends regardless of their aeronautical interests.
Richard Stern has been named financial adviser and vice president for the Hudson Valley District of McDonald Financial Group, a subsidiary of KeyBank. Based in White Plains, N.Y., he is specializing in wealth management, retirement planning, and estate preservation. Richard was previously vice president at Citibank in New York City.
From the September / October 2004 Issue
Leslie Batchelor was named an “achiever under 40” by the Oklahoma City Journal Record. Former deputy associate attorney general and counsel to Janet Reno during the final years of the Clinton administration, Leslie established the Center for Economic Development Law in Oklahoma City in 2001.
Nicole Cooley and her husband, Alex Hinton, welcomed the Dec. 23 birth of Arcadia Rose, who joins her sister, Meridian, 3 1/2. Nicole lives in Glen Ridge, N.J., and teaches at Queens College.
Barbara Green and Eric Siegel were married in a private ceremony a few hours before this year’s Campus Dance. “We’re the only husband-and-wife ice hockey referee team in the state of Rhode Island,” they write.
Doug Liman (see Simon Kinberg ’95).
Jane Levine Snyder (see Jeffrey W. Goodman ’96).
From the July / August 2004 Issue
Katherine Mitchell Constan writes: “We gave birth to Theodore ‘Teddy’ Michael on April 19, 2002. He joins William, 9, Charlotte, 7, and Elizabeth, 4. Proud grandparents are Michael ’59 and Brooke Hunt Mitchell ’59.”
Tarasa Davis (see Peter Dames ’60).
Tracy Corrington Kellaher writes that she is settling into St. Louis, Mo., her hometown, along with her husband, Michael, and sons Jack, 3 1/2, and Max, 2. “I’m working for a great company, TALX Corp., in national government sales,” she writes. “Traveling, working, and being a mom—that’s all the time there is these days.”
Andrew G. Moore writes: “I’m now a full cardiology consultant on staff at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.”
Susan Lee-Cotter and her husband, William, announce the March 1 birth of Kelly. She joins sister Ryan, 2, and brother Liam, 2.
Eric Rose writes: “After seven years in practice as a family physician, I have decided to combine my interests in medicine and information technology, and have joined IDX Systems Corp., a maker of clinical information systems, as a physician consultant. I welcome contact from old Brown classmates.”
From the May / June 2004 Issue
Brad Glassman announces his marriage to Jennifer Helsel, an audiologist at Gallaudet University’s Model Secondary School for the Deaf and Kendall Demonstration Elementary School. Brad is a litigation partner with Baach Robinson & Lewis in Washington, D.C.
Clay Howland and his wife, Amy, announce the Jan. 9 birth of their second daughter, Ruby Hannah. Clay writes that he’s keeping busy changing diapers, ice fishing, and training for this year’s Boston marathon.
John Koudounis writes: “I’m living between New York City and Chicago. My wife, Joanne, is expecting twins in April.”
Jim Leahey and his wife, Kira, are happy to announce the Dec. 21 birth of Colin James in Lima, Peru. Colin joins brother Brendan, 1. Jim writes: “After five wonderful years in Peru, we plan to move back to the United States.”
Art Markman was promoted to full professor in the psychology department at the University of Texas–Austin last fall. He writes: “My partner, Leora, and I, along with our three kids, moved into a new house last August. I enjoy the Austin music scene. I try to get out and play my sax when I can.”
Joe Rudy writes: “In October, my play Does Dancer Equal Dumb was co-winner of the Moving Arts’ 10th Annual Premiere One-Act Festival. It had a six-week run in Los Angeles. In May 2003, my play Bed was included in a Village Voice article on the best scripts not yet mounted on a New York City stage.”
Ari Solomon, assistant professor of psychology at Williams College, has been awarded a research grant by the National Institutes of Health for his proposal to research ways of defining clinical depression.
Steve Tapper and his wife, Jo, announce the Nov. 18 birth of Jason Matthew, who joins older brother Alan, 2. Steve also notes that he is now working for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration as an attorney focusing on employment law.
From the March / April 2004 Issue
John Hunter and Karen Goodell belatedly, but proudly, announce the birth of twins Winona Claire and Penelope Lynn Hunter, who celebrated their second birthday in October. John teaches anatomy at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he also studies vertebrate paleontology. Karen is a postdoc in ecology and conservation at Rutgers. Visit nonapenny.com for photos.
Natalie Getzoff writes: “I am sending in a belated announcement of the birth of my daughter, Allison Rose Elpiner. My husband, Larry, and I first greeted her on Jan. 2, 2003. She is now crawling all around the house and keeping us very busy.”
Birgit Grimlund writes: “My partner, Robin, and I are thoroughly enjoying motherhood; our son, Rilke, was born Aug. 7, 2002. I practice part-time family medicine in Seattle and continue to ski and hike with Rilke on my back.”
Adam Kahn (see Stephen Filler ’69).
Bob Naegele writes that he was engaged to Ashley Mosher on Nov. 14, 2003. Bob and David Battel live and own a business in Minneapolis specializing in multisport-arena equipment called Athletica Inc. Bob writes: “Incidentally, the new hockey dasher boards at recently renovated Meehan Auditorium were constructed by Athletica in 2002.”
Damon Owens and his wife, Melanie, announce the Aug. 8 birth of their fifth daughter, Marie Collette. For pictures, visit blessed amongwomen.com.
J.T. Park ’00 MD, ’03 PhD and Jeannette Downing-Park announce the Oct. 10 birth of Mackenzie Eloise. “Her brothers, Joel and Ben, and sisters, Kayla, Stephanie, and Jenna, are excited and ready to play with their newest sister.”
Brenda Raymond-Ball writes: “I live in Cincinnati with my husband, Michael, and my daughters Samantha, 7, and Katrina, 5. I’m following my passion and working for our international adoption agency.”
Emily Wigod (see Bob Wigod ’54).
From the January / February 2004 Issue
Julie Barnett Akawie (see Roger Barnett ’61).
Marco Beltrami received two ASCAP Awards for scores he composed for the film Blade 2 and ABC’s TV series The Practice. He has also recently scored Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys. He is currently working on the score for Hellboy, a sci-fi action film based on a comic book.
Tricia Hayes Cole and her husband, Bromme Cole, announce the Sept. 16 birth of their daughter, Mackenzie Kathryn, in New York City. Tricia is on a short leave of absence from her position as executive vice president of Corcoran Group Marketing, the new development advisory and marketing division of Corcoran Group Real Estate in New York. The Coles reside in the Flatiron District of Manhattan.
James Forman (see Alisa Newman ’96).
Maria Rabb writes: “I saw fellow geo-goober John Van Newkirk in Driggs, Idaho, in May and got to meet his family, which includes two adorable boys and his wife, Eve. Then in September I got to see Deb Gore, who is a physician, at Sue Lincoln’s wedding. In another small-world connection, we bought our house in Ithaca from Monique Valcour (I never knew her at Brown), and my daughter Sophie attends first grade with another Sophie whose dad looked awfully familiar. It turned out he is Brian Hunt, who lived on Pembroke freshman year and often visited a young lady in my unit! We moved to Ithaca in 2001 from my beloved Budapest so I could take a job at the Paleontological Research Institute, but the position was too full-time. I now work for a photographer. My husband works in New Jersey, a long weekend commute, but Ithaca seems a much better place to raise kids. I also have a son in third grade who enjoys playing the cello and soccer.”
Sandra Sullivan writes: “I married Don Dunbar on July 13, 2002, in Oak Park, Ill. Mary Ellen O’Driscoll co-presided at the ceremony, and Julie Solo was in the wedding party. Other Brown attendees included Jens Teagan, Bill Cook ’89, Donna Utakis ’90, and Anthony Lioi ’90. On May 1, we welcomed Ian Benjamin Dunbar to the world. Also in May, I received a joint master’s from the Graduate Theological Union/Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley. To top off the transitions, we just moved to Chicago, where I will start doctoral work in ethics at the University of Chicago.”
Nadya Swedan writes: “I had an amazing 2003 with the September 4 birth of Gabrielle Marie McIntyre and the publication of my book, The Active Woman’s Health and Fitness Handbook.”
From the November / December 2003 Issue
David Brown writes: “I accepted an assistant director of development position at Northfield Mount Hermon School in Northfield, Mass. I am thrilled to be back in New England after a lengthy hiatus.”
Bruce and Tracey Navin Ewing are happy to announce the July 30 arrival of their daughter Isabelle Helen Ewing. Isabelle is also the granddaughter of Margaret Roy Ewing ’58. Bruce continues to work at Dorsey & Whitney in New York City, specializing in trademark and copyright law, while Tracey works at JP Morgan Chase as an investment banker.
James Forman Jr. writes: “I just started a new gig as associate professor of law at Georgetown Law School. Also, I’m happy to report on the success of the Maya Angelou Public Charter School, which I helped start six years ago for kids in Washington, D.C. With the support of the Gates Foundation, we will be opening three new campuses in Washington. Dan Byerly ’03 and Dmitri Seals ’02 teach at our school, and we are always looking for other passionate Brown grads.”
Barbara Green and Eric Siegel ’90 announce their engagement, as of midnight at Campus Dance 2003. Eric is a Ph.D. candidate in political science at UC Davis and begins teaching at Bryant College in Smithfield, R.I., this fall. Barbara continues work on her doctorate in American studies at Boston Univ. and does freelance photography.
Benjamin Hall and his wife, Kelly, announce the March 16 birth of Henry Gilpin Hall. Benjamin writes: “Late-night lullabies included the complete repertoire of Brown Band songs!”
Peter Lurie writes that he is teaching history and literature at Harvard. He finished his Ph.D. in English at Boston Univ. in 2001. His dissertation, Vision’s Immanence: Faulkner, Film, and the Popular Imagination, is being published by John Hopkins Univ. Press. This summer he married Kristin Karmon (George Washington Univ. ’95). He will begin a two-year research fellowship in film studies this fall at Oxford.
Donald Migliori writes that he and a fellow attorney recently won $15 million in damages for a client in an asbestos-related illness lawsuit. Donald is a partner at Motely Rice.
Monique Valcour received a Ph.D. in organizational behavior from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell in June. She has been appointed assistant professor in the department of organization studies at the Carroll School of Management at Boston College.
Diana Winston writes that she has published her first book, Wide Awake: A Buddhist Guide for Teens. Diana is a meditation teacher, writer, and activist living in Berkeley, Calif. In 1995 she founded the Buddhist Alliance for Social Engagement, an urban Buddhist peace corps. Her Web site wide-awake.org.
From the May / June 2003 Issue
Royce Sussman Battleman announces the Oct. 30 birth of Zachary Tyler. She writes: “We continue to live in New York City, where I’m still working at HBO as senior vice president for business affairs and film acquisition.”
Torben Brooks and Lisa Brancaccio announce the July 21 birth of Linus. He joins Stella. The family recently moved to Brooklyn. Torben continues to work at the New York Times on the Web, while acting or directing as much as possible.
Joanne Creamer Flathers and Richard Flathers announce the Feb. 5 births of Elizabeth Claire and Thomas Joseph. They join Matthew, 6, and Mary, 2. Relatives include Karen ’89 and Kate Flathers ’98.”
Jim Hanley writes: “I married Lauren Steinhandler (Miami ’92, ’96 M.D.) in the Boston Public Garden on Aug. 24. Our friend Mike Neubert officiated. The children of Sean McNamara served as ring bearer and flower girl. Also participating were Dominic Alfonso, Matt Berman, Dan Haas, Rob Hauck, Perry and Hilary Boshes Hoffmeister, Tom Klaff, Andrea Levine, and Kelly Turner. For our honeymoon we went on a two-week safari in Kenya. See you at the reunion.”
David S. Miller has been promoted from associate to partner at Bowman & Brooke. He will focus on products liability, bankruptcy, and commercial litigation.
Sarah Lederberg Stone writes: “Our family is still in shock over the sudden death of our mother, Justice Victoria Santopietro Lederberg ’59, ’66 Ph.D (see “A Class Act,” Obituaries, March/April). When we aren’t visiting the rest of my family in Providence with our children, Sasha, 6, Ezra, 4, and Noah, 2, we live in Westwood, Mass. I am working on an master’s in public health at Boston University.”
Tom Towers writes: “Just a quick update prior to our 15th reunion. I married Liz Mason, a girl from my hometown, New Canaan, Conn., on Feb. 24, 2001. Our first child, Thomas Mason Towers, was born on New Year’s Eve 2002. We’re living in New York City, where I work for GartnerG2, a marketing and strategic research firm, and continue to dabble in the bar/restaurant business. I’m an investor in Coda, an upscale live music lounge at 34 E. 34th St., along with Rich Tuohey ’90, John Stalfort ’91, J.P. Williamson ’90, and my brother, Andy Towers ’94.”
From the March / April 2003 Issue
Reunion 2003 is almost here. By now you probably have May 23–26 highlighted in your calendar. The reunion committee has worked hard to plan a memorable 15th. Scheduled events include Campus Dance on Friday, followed by Field Day and a class reception on Saturday. On Sunday we’ll have our class meeting and seminar, featuring one of your classmates, followed on Monday by the Commencement march, the grand finale. To catch up on what your classmates are up to, visit our Web site, brownclassof88.com. If you haven’t received any mailings from us, contact the reunion office at email@example.com or call (401) 863-1947. Whatever it takes, plan to join us. It won’t be the same without you.
Andrea Link Banks, of Boulder, Colo., and her husband, Michael, announce the Oct. 29, 2001, birth of their daughter, Eliana Danielle. Eliana looks forward to attending the reunion.
James Deen writes: “After four years in Spain I have returned to London. I’m working with the Finest Golf Clubs of the World developing their golf touring program. I travel frequently to the U.S.”
Carolyn Kahn Sorkin earned her Ph.D. from NYU’s School of Education. Her dissertation focused on the changing public roles of intellectuals in Chile.
From the November / December 2002 Issue
Okello Aliker writes: "Anne and I announce the December 2001 birth of Benjamin Okema. He joins Daudi, 4, and Robben, 2. I was awarded a fellowship by the Academy of General Dentistry. Anne works with Citibank Uganda, where she is corporate bank head."
Kevin Merrell and Margaret Chong '89, of Denver, announce the July 4 birth of Sydney Ying-Chong Merrell. Kevin is doing research at National Jewish Medical Research Center, and Margaret is an emergency-room physician at St. Joseph's hospital.
Danielle Parks writes that she is teaching Roman archaeology at Brock University in Canada while continuing to spend summers doing excavation work in Cyprus.
Brenda Pentland is doing graduate work in western American history at Yale.
Simone Procas and Edward Ferguson announce the Dec. 30, 2001, birth of their son, Elias Mark Ferguson.
Laura Sack and her husband, Ira Feuerlicht, announce the May 3 birth of Sam Sack Feuerlicht. Laura writes: "Nothing has brought more joy into our lives than our new son."
From the September / October 2002 Issue
Pamela M. Dudzik wrote in June: "I am marrying John W. Powers (Univ. of Wisconsin '89) on Sept. 28, 2002, in Virginia." Pamela works for the World Bank incorporating disability issues into development activities; John is a senior engineer at the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command.
Barb Green (see Melisa Lai '94).
Jonathan Kim writes that after leaving the world of corporate law, receiving his M.B.A. from Yale, and working overseas in London, he's joined the New York City office of AXA Advisors, where he specializes in financial planning and investment and advisory services.
Nina Rivera writes: "My husband, Peter Hardy, and I moved from Washington, D.C., to Philadelphia in March. I still work with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, but I am now in the Philadelphia regional office. But the really big news is the birth of our daughter, Natalia Maria, in April."
Carolyn Kahn Sorkin writes that she married Gerardo Sorkin (Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina) in early June. This summer she plans to finish her dissertation on social scientists in post-Pinochet Chile.
Pamela Uzzell belatedly announces the birth of her second daughter, Lydia, who turned 3 in June. She joins older sister Allegra, 7. Pam is slowly finishing her master's in cinema at San Francisco State.
From the July / August 2002 Issue
Jen Barrett and Tom Killian announce the Dec. 14 birth of Thomas Jackson Killian. Jen, Tom, and T.J. live in Manhattan, where Jen practices law at Cahill Gordon & Reindel and Tom is a member of the New York City Fire Department.
Jeanne Byrne writes that she and her husband, Stephen Pedersen, live on a forty-acre organic farm in Watsonville, Calif. They have two daughters, Lydia, 4, and Amelia, 1.
Clay Howland and his wife, Amy, announce the Nov. 10 birth of their first child, Lucy Kelley. Lucy's middle name comes from her great grandfather, Walter L. Kelley Jr. '32, who lives with his wife, Mildred, in Lincoln, R.I.
Suzanne Kleis writes: "After seven years as a Spanish interpreter for the U.S. State Department, I decided to return to Puerto Rico to become executive director of the Ferre Rangel Foundation, a grant-making organization for domestic violence prevention, culture and the arts, the elderly, and environmental protection programs. I look forward to the arrival of another nephew, my sister Jacqueline's '85 fourth child. Siblings Federico, 7, Ricardo, 6, and Gabriela, 4, are also thrilled."
Anne Paris and Barclay Collins '89, of Arlington, Va., announce the Nov. 21 birth of Claire Lucinda Paris Collins. Claire joins big sister Hannah, who turned 3 in February. They write: "Since life was too relaxed with a newborn and a toddler during flu season, we livened things up by signing a contract on a new house twelve days after Claire's birth." Anne and
From the May / June 2002 Issue
Julie Barnett Akawie and her husband, Eric, announce the Dec. 16 birth of their son, Mitchell Raviv Akawie.
Rich Feifer and his wife, Marianne Goldstein Feifer (Penn '88), of Mahwah, N.J., announce the July birth of Samuel Jacob. Sam was greeted by sister Deborah, 2. Rich leads the medical communications group at Merck-Medco, where he is director of medical policy and programs. John Herrmann (see Marilyn and Bill Simon '54).
Michael T. Lavigne has been named counsel to the firm Pitney, Hardin, Kipp & Szuch, where he has worked since 1994. Michael specializes in land-use and development issues.
Susan Lee-Cotter and her husband, William Cotter, announce the Nov. 17 birth of daughter Ryan and son Liam.
Dominique R. Shelton writes that in January she was named a partner in the law firm of Folger Levin & Kahn. Shelton practices in firm's Los Angeles office working as a business litigator for Fortune 500 companies, start-up ventures, and other corporate clients.
Nadya Swedan wrote in February that she was thrilled to be planning her wedding to Robert McIntyre this May. She has been busy with her private practice at Manhattan Orthopedics and Sports Medicine and writing books on women's sports medicine.
Sarah Van Dyck writes: "My husband, Philippe Sanchez, and I are happy to announce the Sept. 24 birth of our first son, Maximilien. As if parenthood weren't enough change, we've also moved to Seattle."
From the November / December 2000 Issue
Karen Stern Hammarstrom and B. David Hammarstrom ’89, of Providence, announce the birth of Jacob Zachary (class of 2022?) on Jan. 29. Jacob’s grandmother is Reva Stern ’89 A.M., his aunt is Lisa Stern ’89, and his uncles are Joel Stern ’91 M.D. and Alan Stern ’94. Dave is a lawyer; Karen is a teacher.
Laura Sack writes: “In October, for the second year in a row, I participated in the Avon Breast Cancer 3-Day, which is a 60-mile walk from Bear Mountain to New York City. Proceeds help provide women with access to tests and other tools needed to detect breast cancer in its earliest (and most treatable) stages. Anyone wishing to make a tax-deductible donation is welcome to contact me.”
Angela Mitchell (see Alissa Levy Chung ’95).
Marisa Schwartz writes: “Though teaching writing at Edward R. Murrow High School keeps me busy enough by day, at night I head Wordsmiths, a reading series at Halcyon, a new coffee bar/gallery/performance-DJ space owned by my brother, Shawn ’92, in Brooklyn. I am always happy to hear from alumni poets, novelists, playwrights, and essayists who are interested in participating in the series. If you are a local teacher, we also host Youthquake poetry slams for teens and are always looking for student writers in grades 7–12. Please send writing samples and requests for event calendars and information.”
Emil Shieh and his wife, Victoria, announce the birth of Katie Rose on Oct. 24, 1999. Emil writes: “We are enjoying every moment with her. We live in Sonoma County, Calif., where I am an ophthalmologist.”
Ari Solomon writes that he completed his postdoctoral training in clinical psychology at Stanford and is glad to be back on the East Coast, where he has joined the faculty at Williams College. He welcomes renewed contact with Brown friends.
From the September / October 2000 Issue
Bob Airasian, of Atlanta, and his wife, Katie, announce the birth of Lance Kyle, their first child, on Feb. 29. Bob is president of bellsouth.com, the Internet division of BellSouth Corp.
Rick Alaimo and his wife, Sarah, announce the birth of Connor Steven on Jan. 2. Connor joins big brother Ryan, 3. Rick, Sarah, and the kids have moved near Rochester, N.Y., where Rick is busy with his neurology practice.
Madeline Butcher Gaughran writes: "I live in Marshfield, Mass., with my husband, Aidan, and three sons. I have returned to my reporter beginnings as a Boston Globe correspondent and a freelancer for other publications."
An Trotter married Ben Robinson on April 21 in a small, private ceremony in Atlanta. Guests included Michael Trotter ’58, Peter Brown ’82, Leslie Findlen ’87, Mollie Boero, Gil Santamarina, and Dan Seiden ’89.
Wendy Whitney married Branch Taylor on the eastern shore of Maryland on May 13. Tracey Thayer Breazeale and Vita Spakevicius Austras joined in the festivities. Wendy works in Boston as director of marketing for a law firm; Branch is a lawyer in Providence.
From the July / August 2000 Issue
Tim Bugbee and his wife, Hilary, had their first child, Miles John, on Feb. 2.
Michael Brandstein (see Rube Weiner ’59).
Rebecca Busansky and Jonah Zuckerman announce the birth of Miranda Sylvia on Dec. 13.
Greg Feldberg writes: "I moved from Kuala Lumpur to Hong Kong with my Malaysian bride, Meera, at the end of 1998 and am now the regional Internet analyst for an investment bank. Meera is still a freelance journalist. We’re both having a great time and I would love to hear from old friends."
Jennifer MacKenzie Orcutt writes: "Life is chaotic but wonderful with two kids. It’s hard to believe that our oldest, MacKenzie, turned 3 in April. Cecelia, 1, delights in furniture climbing. We still charter our fifty-six-foot wooden sailboat, Blitzen, in the summer. Give us a call if you are interested in cruising the Maine coast."
Jane Levine Snyder and her husband, David (Yale ’88), announce the birth of their first child, Abigail Hilary (Brown 2022), on Jan. 15. Abby’s grandfather, William Levine ’64; her grandmother, Gail Caslowitz Levine ’63; and her uncle, Dan Levine ’91, were all excited by her arrival. Jane writes: "I work at the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College, and David teaches at the Cleveland Marshall College of Law."
From the May / June 2000 Issue
Paul Okello Aliker and his wife, Anne, announce the birth of Robben Awilo on Feb. 12. Arriving a week early, she joins big brother Daudi, 21Ú2. Paul writes: "I was in Boston in January for a conference and popped down to Providence for half a day. Both the campus and city look splendid. I had breakfast at Loui’s, of course. I couldn’t find my brick on the walkway on account of the ice."
Scott Ash, of Greenlawn, N.Y., and his wife, Eva, returned in December from Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where they adopted Daniel Eric, who was 5 months old at the time. Scott writes: "All are well and survived Y2K without any problems. It was and continues to be a remarkable experience, and we would be happy to share stories and pictures with friends."
Carolyn Blackman ’97 M.D. and her husband, Jonathan Berman, announce the birth of Rachel Alden on Christmas morning. Carolyn is finishing a residency at Rhode Island Hospital and would love to hear from classmates and friends passing through Providence.
Matthew Carpenter, of New York City, and his wife, Beck, announce the Feb. 4 birth of Augustus "Gus" Hammer Carpenter.
Katherine Mitchell Constan; her husband, Andy; and their sons, William, 5, and Charlotte, 3, moved from New York City to Scarsdale, N.Y., last summer after renovating the home in which Katherine grew up. Their daughter, Elizabeth Caroline, was born Oct. 1. All five attended the November wedding of Katherine’s sister, Elizabeth ’90.
Laura Coughlin (see Tina Neal ’81).
Rich Feifer writes: My wife, Marianne Goldstein Feifer (University of Pennsylvania ’88), and I started the year with much to report. Our huggable, lovable, adorable baby girl, Deborah Shoshana, was born July 6. We’re still trying to figure out parenthood." The family moved in January from Massachusetts to Bergen County, N.J., where Rich accepted a job at Merck-Medco providing clinical oversight and developing disease-management programs.
Preeti Khandelwal and her husband, Driek Desmet, announce the birth of Rahul Casimir on Sept. 8. Preeti writes: "Driek and I have lived in London since 1994. I am on maternity leave from Universal Music, where I am e-commerce director, and Driek is a partner at McKinsey and Co."
Carolyn Kuehn and her husband, Peter Sinanian (University of Michigan ’87, ’91 M.B.A.), announce the birth of their first child, Cole Robert, on Sept. 28. After several years in the publishing and marketing industries, Carolyn now runs a technical-writing and marketing-consulting business. She and her husband own a home outside Philadelphia.
Grace Lee (see Sandy S. Choi ’95).
Karen Fuhrman Marker, of Framingham, Mass., and her husband, Tony, announce the birth of Hannah Rebecca on Feb. 13.
Mindy Fox Pritchard, of Southport, Conn., writes: "Olivia Fox Pritchard was born on April 16, 1999. She is wonderful! We could not have hoped for a sweeter, happier baby girl."
Ken Rosenzweig and his wife, Stacey (Cornell ’88), announce the birth of Rebecca Leah on Feb. 8. She joins Olivia, 4, and Shoshana, 2. Ken continues to work as a radiation oncologist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Stacey is a pediatrician in Woodcliff Lake, N.J.
Katie Woodruff, along with two of her college roommates, will walk sixty miles as a part of the Avon Breast Cancer three-day walk starting June 2. The walk will start in Leominster, Mass., and end in Boston. Katie has pledged to raise $2,800 to support not-for-profit breast-health programs and medical research on women’s diseases.
From the March / April 2000 Issue
Laura Berland married Reid Shane on Nov. 6 in New York City. Laura is executive director for strategic planning at Kushner-Locke Co., a film production and distribution company in Brentwood, Calif. Reid is senior vice president in charge of network television production at Paramount Pictures in Hollywood.
Carrie Chimerine Irvin (see Meredith Chimerine Camp ’92).
Preeti Khandelwal and her husband, Driek, have lived in London since 1994. Their first child, a boy named Rahul, was born on Sept. 8.
Carrie Lederman writes: “I married Nathan Barotz (Duke ’88, George Washington Law ’91) on Oct. 10. Jane Levine Snyder, Alyson Yashar ’89, Kevin Leitao ’86, and Greg Gersten ’86 shared in our celebration. I am a pediatric ophthalmologist in White Plains, N.Y., and a clinical instructor in ophthalmology at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. In my practice, I have the great pleasure of taking care of the children of many former classmates. Nathan and I live in New York City and, though life is quite hectic, we enjoy ourselves immensely.”
Melvin Lewis (see Lisa Haley ’92).
Barnaby Noble writes: “I am still in Paris, but I have changed jobs: I’m now a principal in a private equity fund, where I do LBOs in Europe. I’ve been married to Sylvie Legros for two years, and our first child is on the way. Classmates and unit 37 folks should look us up when in Paris.”
Linda Pao ’91 M.D. and Chin Fa Chen ’87 (Univ. of Miami ’91 M.D.) announce the birth of Lauren Elizabeth on Nov. 12. They write: “We have lived in Florida for three years. Chin is an anesthesiologist in private practice in Palm Beach Gardens. Linda is a neurologist in her own practice in the West Palm Beach area. We have been happily married for five years and would enjoy visits from Brown friends.”
Danielle Parks writes that she defended her Ph.D. in Roman archaeology in October and graduated in December. During spring term she is filling a sabbatical-replacement position at the University of Missouri at Columbia while she seeks more permanent employment.
David Penner (see Joseph Penner ’46).
Jennifer Semel-Concepcion, of Bethesda, Md., and her husband, Carlos, announce the birth of James Eli Concepcion on Oct. 18. He joins Jacob, 5, and Lillian, 2. Jennifer is the division chair of rehabilitation services at Children’s National Medical Center and is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine. She writes: “We occasionally run into old friends from Brown. Uncle Ben Semel ’92, aunt Deborah Semel Bingham ’86, and Grandpa Dan Semel ’56 visit often.”
Cynthia Beatty Seymour (see Meredith Chimerine Camp ’92).
Sam Standard and his wife, Laura (Trinity ’89, Univ. of Vermont ’95 M.S.), announce the birth of Elias William on Nov. 28. Sam is completing the third year of a Ph.D. in counseling psychology at Stanford, and Laura is the research coordinator for the family-centered-care project at Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto, Calif.
Steven Tapper writes that he married Jo Hershkowitz (Univ. of Virginia ’92, Univ. of Michigan ’97 M.B.A. ) on Sept. 26. Mark Brilliant ’89 was a groomsman and Andy Hecht ’89 was a guest. Steven is a lawyer at the Atlanta office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Tyler Wolfram writes: “Nineteen-ninety-nine was highlighted by two historic events in the Wolfram family. My wife, Michele, delivered fraternal twins Alexis Sloan Wolfram and Greyson Lavin Wolfram on Sept. 27. In an event almost as fulfilling, Team Wolfram began a ten-year reign at the annual Brown ’88 four-day golf boondoggle by romping Team Donovan in the Chahlie Open at Myrtle Beach, S.C. Team Wolfram included Sam ‘Berbick’ Iserson, John ‘Three Buck’ Winther, Tom ‘I have this friend from Nantucket’ Towers, and Lee ‘General’ Anderson. Team Donovan, captained by Mark ‘Yo M.D.’ Donovan, included Rich ‘Hozel’ Caputo, Scott ‘Worse Than General’ McCaleb, ‘Big’ Pat Russell, and Rich ‘Double Hitch’ Depalma. Chahlie Open entrants who did not make the cut included ‘Sidecar’ Charlie Urquhart (event sponsor), Walt ‘10 Men’ Cataldo, Jim ‘Good Doctor’ Demetroulakos ’82, ’85 M.D., Bob ‘Slapshot’ Boyd, George ‘Biggest Guy in NASCAR’ Pyne ’89, and Brad ‘The Recluse’ Lucido. I’m happy to report that there were no ACs and no one was left behind in the joint this year. Team Caputo vs. Team Wolfram in 2000.”
From the January / February 2000 Issue
Ian Barringer writes: "I've moved to Boulder, Colo., to become a partner in a start-up hedge fund. After almost a decade in New York City, I enjoy biking to work and hiking at lunchtime. My old roommate, Tim Barrier, who lives only a few miles away in Denver, has made my transition even easier. He and his wife, Ingrid, are expecting their first child. I also ran into Hannah Gosnell Schneider '89 and her husband, John, at the local coffee shop; she was fresh from a row on the postage-stamp-sized Boulder Reservoir. I have a palatial (compared to my place in New York City) home in town, and all my friends are welcome to visit during ski season."
Trilby Cohen and Willie Stump announce the birth of their daughter, Dorian Lee, on June 17. Trilby writes: "We are both thrilled with being parents. When we're not trying to catch up on much-needed sleep or staring into the little elf's blue eyes, we continue our former lives. I am a reading specialist at an elementary school, and Willie is a child and family therapist. But parenting is the best job we've ever had."
Melissa Cole and her basset hound, Roxanne, have moved again. Melissa writes: "I am now an assistant professor at St. Louis University Law, and Roxanne is very popular at the doggie parks. As newcomers to the Midwest, both of us are anxious for guidance from alums in the area (or even from old friends who've never lived anywhere near St. Louis, but who just want to catch up)."
Lara Hopfl Holzman and her husband, Laurence (Columbia '88), announce the birth of Andrew Martin on May 13.
Douglas H. Jackson and Lynn Saunders Jackson (Michigan '89) announce the birth of their first child, Katherine Nicole, on Aug. 17. Doug works in the mergers-and-acquisitions group of Banc of America Securities.
Kenneth Mayer is a visiting professor of humanities and classics at Illinois Wesleyan University. He has been an excavator at the Agora in Athens.
Karen Pinch and her husband, Steven, announce the birth of Emily Elizabeth on Sept. 17. Karen is a Rhode Island state trooper.
From the November / December 1999 Issue
Michael Grossmann married Maria Poner in Bandol, France, on Jan. 9. He has been with Pricewaterhouse Coopers in Ukraine since 1996 and will be relocating to France later this year.
Jennifer Levy Markowitz and her husband, Alon, announce the birth of Talia Simone on Dec. 4, 1998. Jennifer works as a real estate investor and is the fourth generation in her family business.
David Shenk's collection of essays, The End of Patience: Cautionary Notes on the Information Revolution, was published in September by Indiana University Press. The book includes David's commentaries on National Public Radio, MSNBC, and MSN, as well as previously published essays and new material. Topics include the dangers of on-line journalism, the misguided hopes for computers in the classroom, and the ethical impli-cations of digital photography.
From the September / October 1999 Issue
Chris Bartlett was grand marshal of the L.G.B.T. Pride Parade in Philadelphia on June 13. He is director of the SafeGuards Gay Men's Health Project, a community-based health promotion organization involved in HIV/STD prevention, mental health, drug-and-alcohol counseling, and other health services for gay and bisexual men. An avid knitter, he was finishing a sweater just in time for summer for his brother Tim '90. Chris writes: "In May, I was happy to schmooze and dance around the Maypole with Brown alumni Sandy Katz '85, Stephen Gendin '89, and Jeff Darcy '92 at the Short Mountain Sanctuary in Liberty, Tenn."
Lynn Wells Bowman moved back to the East Coast after five years in Minnesota. She writes: "We have two children, ages 8 and 4. My husband joined a surgery practice and I will be teaching humanities at a middle school in East Providence. I see Nina De-Jesus Bowman '89 frequently - she is my sister-in-law!"
Susan Cook and her husband, Charles, announce the birth of Samuel Gitori Mironko on July 31, 1998. Susan writes: "When Sam was 4 weeks old, we moved to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where my husband started a job at the Organization of African Unity. In May, I moved back to New Haven, where I am now the director of the Cambodian Genocide Program at Yale. I expect to get my Ph.D. in linguistic anthropology there later this year."
Lisa Fagin Davis and Dan Davis '87 write: "After a three-year detour to Los Angeles, we have returned to Newton, Mass., this time for good. Dan is the chief financial officer of Biopure Corp. in Cambridge, Mass., and Lisa continues her work as a rare-book and manuscript consultant. Zoe and Marc (Brown class of 2016 and 2019 respectively) are thrilled to be back near their grandparents, including Michael Davis '61. We welcome visitors to our new home."
Deb De Carlo and her husband, Gary Way (Ohio State '89), announce the birth of their daughter, Dana Marie Way, born March 16. Deb writes: "She is a wonderful baby who loves to laugh and play. Dana took her first vacation on Martha's Vineyard with quite a few Brown alums. Joanne Creamer Flathers and Rich Flathers, along with their son, Matt, and dog, Nick, hosted the week-long event. Also attending were Lisa Fagin Davis and her two children, along with Katie Woodruff '88, Tom Perrelli, and Barb Connolly. Mike Rowsey made a brief appearance to meet baby Dana and join in a hand of eucre." Deb, Gary, Dana, and their dog, Baloo, live in Bay Village, Ohio.
From the July / August 1999 Issue
Britt Anderson, New York City, and her husband, Tim Chinowsky (M.I.T. '89), announce the birth of Max Chinowsky in November. Britt writes: "He's such a joy - a happy, mellow guy. I'm in my fourth year of medical school at the University of Washington but am delaying my graduation by a year to spend more time with Max. My husband and I are splitting up child care. He's working on his Ph.D. in electrical engineering. I'm in frequent touch with Mike Harrington, Dave Lion '89, and Maddy Orr '87, who's enjoying her own baby."
Lincoln Armstrong married Andrea Kalis last September in Longmeadow, Mass. He writes: "It was special to have so many Brown graduates in attendance. Best man Conrad Armstrong '90 and groomsmen Scott Armstrong '86, P.J. Palmer, and Lance Wilkes helped make the weekend go smoothly. Fellow grads Richard Armstrong '50, Frederick Armstrong '80, Walter Armstrong '82, Arden Conover Armstrong '82, John Jones, John Stewart, and Matt Collins also shared in the festivities, singing a fun rendition of the 'Sweetheart of Sigma Chi' to the new bride."
Rowin Yavel Cantrell and Steve Cantrell, La Crescenta, Calif., announce the birth of Clay Augustine on Oct. 26. He joins big brother Jackson, 3. Rowin started a private practice in psychiatry.
Peter J. Eliopoulos writes: "After more than five years in consulting (by way of Citicorp, New York University/Stern School of Business, and the W.A. White Institute), I have joined Arena Interactive, a new-media venture based in Silicon Valley, as a board member and the director of marketing and communications. I am getting married to Maria Allen in the fall and will continue to live in New York City."
Milisa Galazzi, Cranston, R.I., writes: "Great fun seeing friends at our 10th reunion last spring. David Michel (Amherst College '87) and I are pleased to announce the birth of our second son, Max Frank Pioppi Michel, named in honor of his two grandmothers, Marjorie Frank and Marcia Pioppi."
Thomas Jardine, Rye, N.Y., and his wife, Lisa, announce the birth of their fourth child, Annie Rogers, on March 14. This makes two boys and two girls.
Peter Keehn writes: "Three major life changes to report: Our daughter, Caroline Elisabeth, was born on Feb. 8. Two weeks later I joined Waud Capital Partners, a Lake Forest, Illinois-based private equity firm, as a principal."
Nadine Guajardo Moon and her husband, Jerome, purchased a new home in October and are finally getting settled. She writes: "Between the drought and then torrential rains, landscaping our new yard has been a challenge. I am still with American General Financial Group as a national purchasing agreement administrator. On the side, I've been busy designing custom cakes for weddings and special events."
Neil Russakoff, Tucson, Ariz., and his wife, Maria, are very busy with their two children, Max, 212, and Benjamin, 4 months. Neil is starting his fourth year as a pediatrician with CIGNA Healthcare.
Ari Solomon received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from American University in 1997. Ari writes: "After an internship at the Palo Alto V.A. Hospital, I'm a visiting scholar and postdoctoral fellow at Stanford, studying vulnerability to depressive and anxiety disorders. I would really like to hear from old friends."
Lauren E. Westriech writes: "I still live in Berkeley, Calif., with my three dogs and two cats. My business - Every Dog Has Its Day Care - is doing very well and keeps me hopping."
From the May / June 1999 Issue
Nicole Cooley has published a novel titled Judy Garland, Ginger Love (HarperCollins- Regan Books).
Julie DiPrete Fenton (see Joshua Fenton '94 A.M.).
Wrenn Haber, Scarsdale, N.Y., and his wife, Darlene LeFrancois Haber '87, announce the births of Rachel Judith, Abigail Leah, and Naomi Ruth on Nov. 12.
Benjamin Hall is a senior copywriter at Hill Holliday Advertising in Boston.
Santiago Roca (see Abe Drabkin '93).
Sarah Lederberg Stone, Westwood, Mass., and Jordan M. Stone (University of Rochester '85) announce the birth of Ezra Laurence on Oct. 16. Ezra joins big sister Sasha, 21Ž2. Sarah has been at home, deferring matriculation to Boston University School of Medicine until 2000.
Paul Sunshine has moved from Washington, D.C., to San Francisco. He recently received his master's in biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University and is practicing law at Cooley Godvard in Palo Alto, Calif.
From the March / April 1999 Issue
Mike Brandstein (see Rube Weiner '59).
Andrew Coon and his wife, Heather, announce the birth of Gavin on Nov. 10. He joins older brother Aidan. Heather teaches classics at Trinity School in Manhattan, and Andrew has joined a start-up investment adviser, CGA Investment Management.
Andrew and Julie Friedman '90 have moved to Chevy Chase, Md. Andrew is a litigation lawyer with Patton Boggs in Washington, D.C. Julie is home with Caleb, their 1-year-old son, and considering a part-time return to her legal career as a mediator or child guardian.
David Huttner married Joëlle Amouroux of Toulon, France, on May 30. Presiding over the ceremony by the Provence seaside was former Brown Chaplain Father Howard O'Shea. Among the guests were David's father, Donald Huttner '57, and Michael Huttner '92. David and Joëlle live in Belgium. "Anyone passing through is welcome to look us up and drop in," David writes.
Albert Naggar has become a partner at Max Capital, a New York City-based leveraged-buyout firm. He previously worked in the mergers-and-acquisitions departments of Goldman, Sachs; Furman Selz; and Lazard Freres.
Neil A. Russakoff and Maria Isaacs Russakoff, Tucson, Az., announce the birth of their second child, Benjamin Gold Russakoff, on Oct. 15. He was born unexpectedly in their bedroom before they could reach the hospital. "Mom and baby are doing great," Neil writes. "Benjamin's pediatrician is a partner of Amy Montgomery."
From the January / February 1999 Issue
Wendy Simon Adlai-Gail and Matt Solit Adlai-Gail announce the birth of Rebecca Rose on Aug. 5. Big brother, David, , asked if "this is Brown" when visiting his new nursery school. Matt is now a principal with OmniTech Consulting Group. Wendy is a full-time mom.
Delia Boylan (see Rob Cunningham '85).
Matt Carpenter and his wife, Beck, New York City, announce the arrival of daughter Jane, who presented herself on Aug. 26.
Suzanne Charnas married David Hall (Boston University '89). Many Brown alums attended the ceremony. The couple lives in New York City, where Suzanne is an executive director at CIBC Oppenheimer and David is a regional manager at Apex Site Management and a part-time student in New York University's M.B.A. program.
Andrew and Julie Friedman '90 and their son, Caleb, who is almost 1, moved to Washington, D.C., in September. Andrew will be working at Patton Boggs, and Julie has enjoyed a break from practicing law.
Cindy Heffelfinger has been in Tokyo for the past three years and would love to hear from old friends and classmates.
Clay Howland married Amy Grundt (Wesleyan) on Aug. 16. Many Brown alums attended the ceremony. Ushers included Adam Grundt '92, Vin Egizi, and Scott Moskol. Clay currently works for Hasbro in Rhode Island.
Andrew G. Moore is in his third year of a cardiology fellowship at the Mayo Clinic, doing research in echocardiography. His wife, Katherine (Emory '91), is currently interviewing for a staff position in psychiatry at Mayo as well.
Albert Naggar has become a partner at Max Capital, a leverage-buyout firm. Previously, Albert worked in the mergers-and-acquisitions departments of Goldman, Sachs; Furman Selz; and Lazard Freres. Albert received an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.
Michael Polydefkis writes: "Without ever intending it, I am gradually becoming a 'Baltimoron.' This fall marks my tenth year at Johns Hopkins University. After finishing medical school, residencies in internal medicine and neurology, I am now a neuromuscular fellow at Hopkins. I am dividing my time between seeing patients and working in a basic science lab. My wife of three years, Kelly, is a Robert Wood Johnson fellow studying cost-effective analysis of antibiotic use and care of HIV-positive patients."
George Reilly and Ann Dowgin Reilly '86 announce the birth of Patricia Dogwin Reilly on Nov. 6, 1997. Trish joins older sisters Megan, 6, and Katie, 4. The Reillys.
Jennifer Wayne-Doppke (see Halley Wayne Lavenstein '92).
John R. Winther and Heather Winther, Lafayette, Calif., announce the birth of their son, John Lunt Winther II, on June 25.
Peter J. Wolfenden, Palo Alto, writes: "I'm finishing my third year as an overeducated systems integrator for BBN/GTE/Bell Atlantic and trying to help Ian Meng '91 convince Gordon Gee not to ax funding for the Charleston String Quartet at Brown." For details, see http://indigo.med.unc.edu/~wolfen/.
From the November / December 1998 Issue
Jonathan H. Bauman has joined Pircher, Nichols and Meeks, a national real estate law firm, as a senior associate in the real estate transaction department. He will be based in the Los Angeles office. Jonathan was previously a senior associate with the Chan Law Group.
Amy Dunathan has been transferred from U.S. Senator John Chafee's personal staff to his Environment and Public Works Committee staff. She will cover matters related to nuclear power and energy, disaster relief, economic development, and nominations, and she will continue to handle international trade. She joined Chafee's office right after school as an L.C., receiving a promotion in 1989 to junior L.A. and then L.A.
Douglas Jackson recently left the world of corporate law for investment banking. He joined the mergers-and-acquisitions group at BancAmerica Robertson Stephens in Chicago, soon to be renamed BancAmerica Montgomery Securities. "Lynn and I spend whatever free time we have responding to the demands of being new old-home owners,"
Peter Knapman was valedictorian of her class at the University of Hawaii Law School in 1997. He is now clerking for Justice Paula Nakayama at the Hawaii Supreme Court. "Life is great. Sorry I missed the reunion," Peter writes.
David Shenk's book, Data Smog: Surviving the Information Glut (HarperSanFrancisco) is out in paperback. For more information, visit http://www.datasmog.com.
From the September / October 1998 Issue
Lisa Fagin Davis writes: "The class of '88 announced its presence with authority in this year's Commencement procession. Katie Woodruff, Beth Goldman Galer, Deb DeCarlo, Barbara Green, and I led the class in a military-style chant/response as we marched down the hill, accompanied by the standard tenth-reunion stroller brigade: 'We're the Class of '88, we know how to procreate./ We won't worry, we won't fret, just because we're deep in debt./ Masters, Doctorates, ABDs...why can't grad school just be free?/ Hey there class of '98, someday you will share our fate./ You'll be poor and you'll be gray, so you should just enjoy today!' "
Greg Feldberg married Meera Tharmaratnam on June 26 in a Hindu ceremony in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In May, Greg wrote: "We are expecting several Brown graduates, including Chua Hak Bin '89, but we are also hoping to have a New York City reception later this year for those who couldn't travel the long distance!" For the past two years, Greg has been working as an investment analyst at ABN-AMRO Bank. Meera is a graduate of the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London and has been the Malaysia correspondent for the Singapore Business Times.
Natalie Getzoff writes: "Kathy Carberry and I had the awesome pleasure of being bridesmaids when Tracey Navin married Bruce Ewing on April 25 in Manhattan. Bruce's mom, Peg Roy Ewing '58, presided over the rehearsal dinner. Kathy and I managed not to bring our pictures of Tracey and Bruce dating back from when we were all freshman unit-mates. For many of their friends, the reaction was 'Finally!'"
Jim Lando '93 M.D. and Leigh Winston '93 M.D. announce the birth of Daniel Winston Lando on May 7. His sister, Samantha, 3, is very excited. The family moved from Silver Spring, Md., to Albuquerque, N. Mex., in June.
Art Markman wrote in April: "I'm bummed that I won't make it to the reunion this year, but we're moving from New York City to Austin, Tex., over the summer. I'll be an associate professor in the psychology department at the University of Texas."
Hayward Vereen Jr. was the keynote speaker at a luncheon for the Olga Flake Terry Scholarship on June 6 in Atlantic City, N.J. The scholarship is given to an African-American student who is interested in teaching. Hayward has taught high school in New Jersey since graduating from Brown.
From the July / August 1998 Issue
Robert Adler, Boston, founded his own company, CCBN, which provides specialized investor-relations services to public companies. Son Brennan Scott was born on Oct. 11.
David Aghassi is completing his last year of his residency in dermatology at Harvard.
Paul O. Aliker and his wife, Anne, announce the arrival of their first child, Daudi Temajo, on Sept. 4. Paul writes, "He has already brought immeasurable joy and countless sleepless nights." Paul lives in Kampala, Uganda.
Scott Ash joined the English department of Nassau Community College on Long Island. His wife, Eva (Haverford '88), received her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Virginia in January.
Mark D. Bayliss is an investment data analyst with Fidelity Investments and lives in England. He is engaged to Christianne Edkins (Hull University '89), and they plan to marry in the fall.
Laura Berland works at the Kushner-Locke Co., an independent television- and film-production company in Los Angeles. "I love living in L.A. I see Doug Liman all the time," Laura writes.
Hilary Bertsch (see Sandra Kinder Bertsch '63).
Torben Brooks is an actor and director living and working in New York City; he also works at the New York Times on the Web. He married Lisa Brancaccio (Hampshire College '86) in 1995.
Dana Karine Bryant-Butler, Teaneck, N.J., graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1988 and married Oscar Darryl Butler in 1993. In 1997, she finished her ob-gyn residency and had a baby girl, Jordan Simone Butler.
Bernie Buonanno and his wife, Heidi, announce the birth of their first child, Meghen Briggs, on Feb. 26. Bernie lives in Providence.
Tamora Carter Bynoe and Leon Bynoe '87 announce the arrival of daughter Kaela McKay on Jan. 8, 1997. "She is such a joy and a pleasure," Tamora writes. Tamora is on staff at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in the department of anesthesiology and critical care medicine. Leon completed his fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at Hopkins and joined a private practice based in Towson, Md. The family lives in Owings Mills, Md.
Robert Carver is an assistant corporation counsel in the New York City Law Department, specializing in real estate and tax litigation. He lives in Brooklyn.
Michele Cavataio started a new job as senior adviser to the President's Initiative on Race. She lives in Washington, D.C.
Benjamin Chun is an ophthalmology resident at Madigan Army Medical Center. He lives in Lakewood, Wash.
Kelly Hanley Coburn and Pip Coburn '87, Pleasantville, N.Y., announce the birth of their children, daughter Bailey Dumas and sons Tucker Child and Eamon Hanley, born Oct. 14.
John Cowles and Elizabeth McCabe Cowles '87, Burlington, Mass., announce the birth of Kevin Frederick on April 10, 1997. He joined Sarah, 2.
Christina Dierolf is married to Mike Ford (Providence College '81) and has two kids, Conner, 31/2, and Sophia, 2 months. She is practicing pediatrics in Newport, R.I.
Victoria Strashnov Drozdov's third son, Gabriel, arrived in June 1997. He joined Andrew, 6, and Samuel, 2. Victoria writes: "I am still involved with the ups and downs of Wall Street. Work and motherhood sure keep me busy." She lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Susan Ehrlich graduated from Harvard Business School and moved to New York City, where she is living on the Upper West Side and working at Citibank Mastercard/ Visa. She keeps in touch with George King IV '90 and Jason Loewith '90.
Jennifer Elias, San Francisco, finished a graduate program in public health at UC-Berkeley in 1996. For the past year and a half, she has been working at a nonprofit advocacy, communications, and advertising agency, where she is focusing on youth and public-health issues.
Katherine Eban Finkelstein, New York City, is working as an investigative health-care journalist with New York Magazine and the New York Observer. She also writes for a range of national magazines and consults for ABC News.
Eugenie L. Fisher works at South Gate High School, in the Los Angeles area, as a school counselor. Her husband, Dan Adler, teaches math at South Gate.
James Forman has been working as a public defender in Washington, D.C., for the past three years. Six months ago, he took a leave of absence from his job to start See Forever, a school and job-training program for at-risk, court-involved teenage boys and girls. James writes: "Our students attend our small alternative school and run their own catering restaurant. We combine strict discipline with loads of tender loving care."
John F. Fullerton is a fourth-year associate in the labor- and employment-law department of the New York City law firm, Proskauer Rose. He lives in Manhattan with his wife, Elissa, a first-grade teacher at P.S. 40.
Claire Hayes Giordano, Menlo Park, Calif., and her husband, Claeton Giordano (Harvey Mudd College '85), announce the birth of their daughter, Gabriella Marie, on Sept. 16. Claire is managing the next release of SunCluster operating-system software at Sun Microsystems.
Sarah Benenson Goldberg and Brett Goldberg announce the birth of Hailey Morgan on Aug. 13, 1997. Brett works for SF Sentry, a money management firm. Sarah is the western advertising director for Discover magazine.
Suzanne Goldstein started a new job as director of public policy for the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, where she is helping develop a welfare-to-work initiative as well as programs to address public-school improvement and environmental problems in the city. "I love living in S.F. and keep running into lots of fellow alums," Suzanne writes.
Karen Goodell and John Hunter have been married three years and have a wonderful 3-year-old cat. John finished his Ph.D. at SUNY-Stony Brook and is working as an assistant professor of anatomy at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He studies the evolution of mammalian teeth. Karen is a graduate student in geology and evolution at Stony Brook. They live in Kings Park, N.Y.
Jonathan Gosnell finished his dissertation and is teaching French at Smith College.
Tracy Birnkrant Gray and Lawrence Gray announce the arrival of their son, Brendan Patrick, on June 21, 1997. Tracy is an attorney at Pillsbury Madison & Sutro in Los Angeles.
Jennifer Baum Gruen married David R. Gruen on April 26, 1991, and had a daughter, Sarah, on Dec. 9, 1994. David is a cardiologist, and Jennifer is in private practice in pediatrics in Stamford, Conn. Hilary Boshes Hoffmeister and husband Perry are also pediatricians in town. Jennifer and David live in Rye, N.Y.
Patricia Hayes, New York City, married Bromme H. Cole (Boston University '86) on March 8, 1997. Caroline Höll, Meg Joseph, Debbie Kuklis, and Emma Owens O'Brien were bridesmaids, and many other Brown alums attended the Michigan wedding.
Elizabeth Hearn, Atlanta, is enjoying her job as a biology teacher. She recently had a mini-reunion with Barbara Osborn, Anne Ehresman, and Mary Burke. "It's great to see so many Brown alumni living in the South," Elizabeth writes.
Gigi Ho, Ithaca, N.Y., works as a video producer for Cornell University Media Services. She married last year and is expecting a baby in July. Meanwhile, she is the proud parent of two "cute and crazy" cockatiels.
Lara Hopfl Holzman is an attorney with Bryan Cave in New York City, specializing in intellectual-property law. She married Laurence Holzman (Columbia '88, Columbia Law '92) in 1994.
Carrie Chimerine Irvin and her husband, Stuart Irvin, were expecting their first child in April. Carrie, who lives in Falls Church, Va., is a director of a nonprofit involved in public-education reform. They often see Cynthia Beatty, who got married in Aspen last summer, and Doug Greenburg, who has an adorable baby girl.
Kathryn Janda received her Ph.D. from the Energy and Resources Group at UC-Berkeley in May.
John C. Jones Jr. was promoted to manager with the strategic-services practice of Andersen Consulting. His wife joined the corporate financial planning and analysis group at Staples Inc. "We bought a house in Wellesley, Mass., last summer," John writes, "and love being close to Providence and Boston."
Carolyn Kahn, New York City, works as an associate director of N.Y.U.'s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center for the Study of Spain and the Spanish-Speaking World. Check out their Web site at www.nyu.edu/pages/kjc.
Viveka Kaitila writes: "It's been almost ten years since graduation. Much has happened, and living in Brazil has made me lose touch with many of you. Last October, I accepted a job with GE Capital in São Paulo as business-development manager for South America. My son is already 71/2 years old and has kept me quite busy. I would love to hear news through e-mail or, even better, to have you visit this land of carnival and economic volatility!"
Sara Kandler married Youssef Squali (University of Hartford '91 M.B.A.) in July 1997 in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., and again in Rabat, Morocco, in December. In attendance at the summer wedding were Naomi Schrag and Tonia Elise Heath. Naomi is a lawyer in New York City, and Tonia is a social worker in the San Francisco Bay area. Sara and Youssef met as students in Paris in 1986. Sara is editor of Emerging Markets Debt Report, an American Banker publication, and Youssef is director of research for Laidlaw Global Securities, an investment banking boutique. They both work in Manhattan and live in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
Laura Klein, Killeen, Tex., graduated from Louisiana State University's law school in May 1997. Laura writes: "I'm continuing my military career as an Army lawyer in the Judge Advocate General's Corps stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, near Austin. I've been a captain in the Army since May 1994."
Daniel R. Kaul married Bridgette Beaupre in July 1997 in Ann Arbor, Mich. Daniel is working for the HIV/AIDS program at the University of Michigan.
Peter Knapman graduated from law school at the University of Hawaii in May 1997 as valedictorian of his class. He is doing a clerkship with Justice Paula Nakayama at the Hawaii Supreme Court.
Anahaita N. Kotval is a senior trial counsel in the enforcement division of the S.E.C. She lives in Tarrytown, N.Y., with her husband, Zubeen Shroff, and their two sons.
Denise E. Laframboise married Brent A. Moore (Utah '89) on June 1, 1997, in Santa Fe, N. Mex. Darlene Netcoh was a bridesmaid. In August, Denise and Brent moved to the Washington, D.C., area, where Denise is completing (long distance) her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of New Mexico.
Christine Tug Laurent lives in Hong Kong with her husband and Alessandra, 2.
Verónica Torralba Lee and husband Ray announce the birth of their first son, Nicolas Torralba Lee, on May 14, 1997. Verónica manages the development of variable-annuity and life-insurance products for the American General Product & Marketing Center. The Lees purchased their first home together. Verónica writes: "I'm also pleased to report that Nadine M. Guajardo moved to the Houston area and now works across the hall from me!" Nadine married Jerome Moon on a yacht off Nassau, Bahamas, on August 8, 1997. She completed American General's management program and is an internal consultant with the strategic-planning division. Verónica and Nadine were happy to see Cheré M. Chase, who was in Houston to visit Verónica's baby and attend Nadine's wedding reception.
Andrew J. LeSueur and Nina, Greenwich, Conn., announce the birth of Olivia Coleman on July 15, 1997. Andrew is a manager with A.T. Kearney, a management consulting firm in New York City.
Tim Lord married Alison Smith three years ago. DreamYard Drama Project, an arts nonprofit Tim cofounded, has expanded to Los Angeles. Dream Yard places professional writers, actors, directors, and filmmakers in public schools to help students express, write, and perform their own stories.
Megan Mack finished her second year of law school at the University of Michigan.
Karen Fuhrman Marker and her husband moved to Boston in September 1997. Both are instructional designers; he works as a freelance writer and educational consultant, and she does multimedia and Web product development for Consultec.
Ann T. McGonigle is a senior assistant district attorney in the Massachusetts county that prosecuted Eddie O'Brien and nanny Louise Woodward. She would love to hear from friends.
Sean McNamara and his wife, Kathy, Warwick, R.I., announce the birth of Michaela Margaret on Oct. 7. She joins Brendan Nolan, 2.
Elizabeth Mitchell (see Elizabeth Mushinsky Mitchell '58).
Sean Moran works at MTV in New York City. He regularly sees Jamie Smiles, Tom Maloney, Dave Sealy, Tom Gammino, and Tom Towers. Sean writes: "I finally moved out of the famous 12-L. Tom Towers and Tom Gammino are still are holding down the fort there. I went to the opening of Bahi, a bar/lounge on 21st and 3rd owned by Tom Towers, Tom Gammino, and football great Mark Donovan. I often speak to Matt Parker, who is in London with Gillette."
David Morris works for Silicon Valley Internet Partners, a strategy management-consulting firm.
Lisa Mullins lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., and is finishing up a master's in social work.
Patrick M. Murphy and his wife, Patty Nawrocki Murphy '84, Plainville, Mass., announce the birth of Caitlin Elizabeth on Sept. 19. She joins big brother Ryan, 21/2.
Debra Chason Nassau and Jack Nassau, Needham, Mass., celebrated the first birthday of their daughter, Rachel. Jack commutes to Providence, where he is a postdoctoral fellow in child psychology at Rhode Island Hospital.
Emma Owens O'Brien is in her third year as a residential real-estate broker with the Halstead Property Co. in New York City. Emma writes: "I still see the ol' gang. I attended two Brown weddings, those of Tricia Hayes Cole and Meg Joseph. I traveled to Greece with Scott Brassart and Stavros Maragos last year. I'm trying to lure them both to New York City."
Cynthia Edwards Opitz, Iowa City, Iowa, was awaiting the arrival of her second child in May. Daughter Sophia is 3. Cynthia's husband, Torsten, finished his master's in August 1997 at the University of Iowa and is contemplating Ph.D. programs.
Elise B. Packard and Bryan Jones '89, Arlington, Va., announce the birth of Elliott Warren Jones on Feb. 18, 1997.
Lorraine Padden writes: "I'm excited about relocating to San Francisco in the fall, where I'll continue the quest to help nonprofits thrive in this tough funding climate. All ideas and Brown contacts are welcome!"
Matthew Parker (see Arthur H. Parker '58).
Carolyn Scher Perelmuter, Needham, Mass., announces the birth of Marla Brett on May 11, 1997. She joined Benjamin, 2.
Louise Pubols is at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, finishing her dissertation in U.S. history. She spent a semester lecturing on "The American West to 1850."
Abbas Rahimtoola and Nadia announce the birth of their first child, M. Habib, on May 9, 1996.
Joshua Ravitz, Providence, married Lisa Mizrahi on July 20, 1997.
Jane O'Leary Reed (see Clare O'Leary McMillan '93).
Shauna Reeder is associated with the law firm Standard Weisberg, which practices maritime, environmental, product-liability, and insurance-defense law.
Tom Reilly, McLean, Va., and his wife, Klara (Virginia '89, George Mason '96 J.D.), announce the birth of Brian and Erin in February 1997. They joined Katie, 7, and Conor, 4. Tom is a project manager for TechLaw Inc. in Bethesda, Md.
Richard Stern (see Amelia Stern Revkin '53).
Nina Rivera married Peter Hardy in May 1997; they met at the University of Michigan Law School. The ceremony, which several Brown alums attended, took place in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and was bilingual, bicultural, and "appropriately P.C.," Nina writes. Nina and Peter live in Washington, D.C., where they are both government bureaucrats.
Santiago Roca, Guayaquil, Ecuador, is married and has two daughters, Alejandra, 2, and Lucia, 4 months.
Kenneth Rosenzweig and Stacey Berg Rosenzweig (Cornell '88) announce the birth of Shoshana Jo on Sept. 9, 1997. She joined Olivia, 2. Ken is a radiation oncologist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Stacey is a pediatrician in Paramus, N.J.
Leslie Holcombe Row married Gordon Row '85 in 1992. Their "children" consist of two dogs, four cats, and eight fish. Leslie writes: "I changed from a management consultant to a clinical social worker and don't miss the pantyhose one bit." Leslie received her M.S.W. from Smith College School for Social Work in 1997 and works with children in an elementary school in Brighton, Mass.
Dominique Shelton has been practicing law in Los Angeles for the past six years. She keeps in touch with Michelle Lichtenstein Lederberg, William DeCastro Jr., and Nawal Nour.
Laura K. Sherry worked at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital for two years after completing her internal medicine residency at Deaconess Hospital. After practicing rural medicine in Belize for a month, she moved to New York City to work in a private practice affiliated with N.Y.U. Medical Center.
Dorothy Shull graduated from the school of veterinary medicine at the UC-Davis in June 1997. She married David Hansen (UC-Irvine '84) in July 1997. She lives in Topsham, Maine.
Karla Silverman, New York City, is attending Columbia University's nurse-midwifery graduate program and hopes to be a practicing midwife by the end of 1999. She is still doing massage therapy for a living, dancing when she can, and practicing yoga.
James Simone and his wife, Karen, Seattle, announce the arrival of their first child, Jackson.
Andrew Snoey, Winchester, Mass., married Kelly Morgan last summer. They were expecting their first child on June 4.
Greg Starkins married Lesa Barkowsky, a law-school classmate, in Austin, Tex., in October 1996. He has lived in New York City since graduation, with the exception of one year spent as a lawyer in Sydney, Australia. He left the legal profession in June 1996 and has since been working in the mergers and acquisitions group at Merrill Lynch.
Jason M. Stoane, Scottsdale, Ariz., is engaged to Chi-Na Kim, whom he plans to marry in September.
Dana Su and Greg Lee (Harvard '87, USC Law '92) will be married this August in San Francisco. They live in Las Vegas, where Dana works in advertising for Mirage Resorts, and Greg is a real estate developer. Dana writes, "I never expected to live in Vegas!"
Thea Sullivan '90 M.A.T. married Brian T. Schlaak (UC-Berkeley '83) in October 1996. Fellow San Franciscans Joy Ferguson and Tom Marieb were in the wedding. Thea completed an M.F.A. in creative writing and a collection of poems at Goddard College in July 1996. She is teaching writing classes and working on a nonfiction book about the writing process.
Tom Sullivan and his wife, Cathy, announce the birth of their first child, Jessie Louise, on Oct. 28. They are starting their third winter as owner/operators of the Minturn (Colo.) Inn.
Jeanette Sundberg-Cohon moved to Atlanta two and a half years ago after almost four years in London, Fontainebleau, Moscow, and Oslo. She worked in international marketing for CNN for several years until she joined a small start-up, Relevant Knowledge Inc., which is involved in audience measurement on the Internet. She is responsible for the international aspects of the business. Jeanette was married in Stockholm in the summer of 1996 and honeymooned for a month in China, Tibet, and Nepal.
Steve Tapper, Lawrenceville, Ga., is an attorney at Harben & Hartley, representing public-school districts and boards of education throughout Georgia.
Tracey Thayer married Jeff Breazeale (Princeton '88) on Oct. 25 in Minneapolis. Vita Spakevicias Austras and Wendy Whitney were bridesmaids.
Tom Towers opened a new restaurant/ lounge with Tom Gammino, Rich Russey '87, Mark Donovan, Rich Tuohey '90, Andy Towers '92, and Brian Davis '94. Tom writes, "Stop by Bahi, 274 Third Ave. (between 21st and 22nd), when you're in New York City."
Eleni Tzavela-Triantafyllides lives in Politia, Greece, with her husband, George, and sons Constantine, 5, and Paulos, 21/2. Eleni is running her own small business, which involves importing and distributing quality stationery products in Greece. She looks forward to hearing from old classmates, especially her housemates, "the vaultettes."
Pam Uzzell lives in San Francisco with her husband and daughter.
Laurie Vance married Dave Lyons on New Year's Eve in 1993. They have a 2-year-old son, William Vance Lyons, and live at St. Mark's School in Southborough, Mass., where Dave teaches history. Laurie is a pension and benefits consultant for FIACS, the actuarial consulting wing of Fidelity Investments. She has seen Nick Rhind a few times in the past year, as well as Bonnie Freeman, who left New York City for Washington, D.C., got married, and bought a house.
Hayward Vereen Jr., Trenton, N.J., is in his tenth year of teaching, the last eight at South Brunswick High School in New Jersey. This year Hayward was recognized for excellence in teaching by a former student, who herself was named a National Merit commended student. Hayward has coached football and basketball at South Brunswick for the past seven years.
Karl A. Wagner is living in greater Atlanta with his wife, Michelle, and their children, Andrew, 6, and Abigail, 3.
Lorraine Walsh and Ray Cashman (Williams '93) were married in June 1997 in Houston. Both are in graduate school at Indiana University, Lorraine in English and information science and Ray in folklore.
Diana Wells and Paul Zimmerman finally tied the knot.
Jonathan D. Welsh finished his third year as a staff reporter with the Wall Street Journal, covering the paper, building-products, and tool industries from the New York bureau. He contributed two essays to the inaugural edition of the Wall Street Journal Almanac. Both explore demographic issues. Previously Jonathan was a reporter and photographer at the Montclair Times, his hometown paper.
Lauren Westreich, Berkeley, Calif., opened a new business, Every Dog Has Its Day Care, a pet day-care facility that provides dogs with fun, exercise, and socialization while their owners are at work.
Rachel Wohanka, Milton, Mass., is taking time off from news reporting to "be a mommy." Claire Olivia Hernon was born Nov. 12, 1996. "E-mail makes it a little less lonely," Rachel writes. Tyler J. Wolfram is vice president in the high-yield group at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, an investment-banking firm in New York City. His wife, Michelle, is an assistant district attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney's office.
Lia Zografou writes: "Having trained as an actress at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, I am now completing my training as a drama therapist. I look forward to hearing from any classmates in London or anyone passing through."
From the May / June 1998 Issue
Jennifer Fisher completed her Ph.D. in child psychology at Arizona State in 1996 and is now in her second year of a postdoctoral fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. S
Andrew Friedman (see Erik Pitchal '94).
Elisa R. Griego received an M.F.A. from the Yale School of Drama. She married Paul Marottolo on Aug. 9 and designed and made her own gown and veil. Her maid of honor was Paula Abdalas. Also in the ceremony was David Griego '86, who served as flute soloist and usher. Elisa is the technical director of the theater department at the Westminster School in Simsbury, Conn., where she and Paul live.
Anne Crocker Hefter and Scott Hefter announce the birth of their second child, Ted, on Nov. 23.
Lisa Lebow Kaufman and Mark Kaufman '87, Baltimore, announce the birth of Caroline Ellis Kaufman, on Oct. 21. Caroline was delivered by Dr. Alan Tapper '61 and is the granddaughter of Larry Kaufman '52. Mark and Lisa are enjoying parenthood and are looking forward to showing off their new addition at Lisa's 10th reunion.
Angela Mitchell, Oak Park, Ill., coauthored What the Blues Is All About: Black Women Overcoming Stress and Depression (Perigee). The book examines depression among African-American women.
Gene Sims and Christine Talleyrand Sims announce the birth of their first child, Gena Yvonne Sims, born June 19 in Gainesville, Fla.
Jennifer Wayne-Doppke is vice president of on-line research and development for COR Healthcare Resources, a publishing and research firm. She is also executive editor of the monthly magazine Medicine on the Net, author of the annual Healthcare Guide to the Internet, and a frequent presenter at national conferences on Internet/intranet use in medical settings. She telecommutes fulltime from her home in upstate New York, which she shares with a husband, two dogs, and two cats.
From the March / April 1998 Issue
Our 10th reunion promises to be a memorable weekend. Come back to Brown and meet old and new friends. Please return your registration forms as soon as you receive them. If you have not received your packet by late April, call reunion headquarters at (401) 863-1947. The reunion committee members are Michael McGarry, Karen Stern Hammarstrom, Melissa Kline Hess, Andrea Levine, Emma Owens O'Brien, Dave Morris, Carolyn Scher Perlemeiter, and Jane Levine Snyder.
Julie Schroeder Deffler and her husband, Tad (Princeton '79), had their second child, Abigail Copeland Deffler, on June 1. Their son, Nathaniel Powers Deffler, was born Feb. 28, 1995.
Rich Feifer and his wife, Marianne Goldstein Feifer (Penn '88), are settling into their new home in Northborough, Mass., with their Brittany spaniel, Play-Doh. After a few years of practicing internal medicine with the Fallon Clinic in Worcester, Rich is now developing clinical-decision support criteria for InterQual.
Michael Girardi accepted a faculty position in dermatology at Yale last July. "Keeping busy with research, teaching, and seeing patients," he writes. "My wife, Nancy Lynn Girardi (Penn '88, Yale '92 M.D.), gave birth to Eric Michael in May. He joins big brother Matthew Aaron, 3. More joy and work than I could have imagined."
Robert Hill, Maureen (Gwyneed Mercy '92), and Bobby III, 1, announce the birth of Victoria Elizabeth on July 30. All are well in Yardley, Pa.
Darcy Brown married Jamie Martin in September at the B.R. Cohn winery in Glen Ellen, Calif. "I walked down the aisle - that is, the hillside - with my dad, Bud Brown '53," Darcy writes. The wedding party included bridesmaids Vivienne Goldschmidt Benesch '90, Marin Hinkle (whose wedding on Cape Cod was three weeks earlier), Amanda Weintraub Ratliff, Stephanie von Stein, and Diana Winston; groomsman Sean Hood; and flower girls Molly and Sari, daughters of Darcy's cousin Steve Greenberg '78. More than thirty alumni attended. After a three-week honeymoon in Vietnam, Jamie and Darcy are back at home in Oakland, Calif. Jamie is a staff engineer at Cloudscape, a database start-up, and Darcy is a freelance tech writer.
Doug O'Keefe (see Robert Ayres'85)
Jennifer Mackenzie Orcutt and her husband, Chip Orcutt, announce the birth of a daughter, Mackenzie, last April 3. They look forward to catching up with friends at the 10th reunion.
William J. Porter III and his wife, Kathleen R. Woodruff, announce the birth of their first child, William Joseph, on May 26. The family relocated to Rhode Island in July. After finishing her ob/gyn residency at Mt. Sinai in New York City, Kathy took a job with a private practice in Warwick. She works out of Kent County Hospital and Women and Infants Hospital in Providence and occasionally teaches Brown residents. William started a new information-systems consulting firm, Hope Consulting Group Inc.
Nicole Williams Roland and her husband, Gilles Roland (Columbia '91 M.B.A.), announce the birth of their first child, Jessica Coral Françoise Roland, on July 26 in Paris. Jessica's godmother is Michele Anne Browne '89, who is living and working in New York City - "and now has an excellent excuse to make at least one annual trip to Paris," Nicole writes. Nicole is managing the tourism consulting and representation company, Tropic Travel, that she started four years ago.
Judith Rubin completed her master's at the University of Vermont's field naturalist program in 1996, with support from a Mellon Fellowship and a Switzer Fellowship. "While researching salmon-habitat restoration ecology in Washington, I met Peter Bahls (Middlebury '84), a biologist with the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe," Judith writes. "We were married on Oct. 5, 1996, on the beach near our home in Port Townsend, Wash., and took a honeymoon canoe trip on Lake Ozette, on the coast of the Olympic Peninsula. On July 5 we happily welcomed Cecilia Ozette Rubin Bahls into our family. (You do the math.) I am now director of a small environmental non-profit, the Olympic Peninsula Foundation, where I manage stream restoration and sustainable logging programs."
Patrick M. Murphy ’88, of Plymouth, Mass.; Aug. 28, of glioblastoma. He worked in the financial industry, rising to CEO of John Hancock Retirement Plan Services. His philanthropic footprint could be seen as an acting board member for several charities, including Many Hopes and the United Way. At Brown he was an athlete and member of Delta Tau Delta. After starting a family, he became a youth football coach. He enjoyed traveling, boating, writing, and playing golf. He is survived by his wife, Maureen; two children; and five siblings.
Robert E. Smith ’88, of Coventry, R.I.; Apr. 20, after a work-related accident. He was an inspector and supervisor at General Dynamics Electric Boat in North Kingstown, R.I., and previously was an inspector at Thielsch Engineering in Cranston, R.I. He coached wrestling at the middle school and high school levels and was a referee for 35 years. He enjoyed running and road racing, especially in the annual Gaspee Day marathon. He also participated in Tough Mudder and Rugged Maniac events. He is survived by his fiancé, Kathy Broccali, and her two daughters; a daughter; two brothers and their spouses, including David ’91; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Nicholas Matarangas ’88, of San Jose, Calif., formerly of Seattle; Sept. 3, of cancer. After being inducted into Bellarmine College Prep’s Hall of Fame, he went on to play water polo at Brown and achieved All-American status. He worked for the U.S. Government regulating tuna fishing laws in South America before returning to school to earn a JD in environmental law at Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Ore. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2012 and subsequently retired from law and went on to earn teaching credentials and become a biology teacher at Gilroy High School. Over the course of his career he studied Tribal Law in Cape Town, South Africa and International Law in London, England. He was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling the world, hiking, and gardening. He is survived by his wife, Sharon; a daughter; two sons; his father and stepmother; three brothers; and seven nieces and nephews.
Evan J. Schrier ’88, of Issaquah, Wash.; Feb. 23. He was diagnosed in 2012 with frontotemporal dementia. After graduating from Brown, he joined Microsoft in Seattle as a software engineer. He enjoyed rafting, skiing, mountain biking, hiking, and reading. But most important to him was time spent with his family. He is survived by his wife, Allyson; two sons; his mother; a sister; and a stepfather.