Class of 1989
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Maxim D. Shrayer announces the publication of his new literary memoir, Immigrant Baggage: Morticians, Purloined Diaries, and OtherTheatrics of Exile (Cherry Orchard Books). Maxim is a professor at Boston College and a writer. Maxim, his wife Karen E. Lasser (Harvard ’90), and their daughters Mira and Tatiana live in Chestnut Hill and South Chatham, Mass., and are happy to hear from friends and classmates.
Aimee Van Dyne writes: “After taking a long hiatus to raise my twin daughters, I am thrilled to announce the release of my new album, Broken Love Songs. This collection of 11 original Americana songs is my first release in more than 20 years! The songs have placed on the Alt-Country Radio Chart and the FAI Folk Radio Chart and have been played on over 100 radio stations in the U.S and abroad. Two songs were chosen as finalists in the 2022 John Lennon Songwriting Contest. The album is available via all streaming services and at www.aimeevandyne.com. I am currently touring throughout the Northeast.”
Kaui Chun DeMarzo enjoyed celebrating, rekindling, traveling, and socializing. She writes that Garry and Carrie Arnold
Etgen flew to California to visit her. She and John Kelly reconnected over skiing, cycling, and kids. All four of them gathered for a
dinner filled with fond memories of their track and field days.
On June 1, 2022, Derek Charles Livingston became the interim artistic director and director of New Play Development for the Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City, Utah.
Class Copresident Paul Lipsitt reports that he and his wife, Brooke Kruger Lipsitt ’63, hosted Nancy L. Buc ’65, Carol Norton King ’63, and her daughter Stacey King ’89 in Marion, Mass., this past summer. “A great time was had by all. Carol’s husband, Peter King, made gravlax, which was a big hit with those in attendance. It would be great to hear from other classmates.”
Greg Galer writes: “After nine years as executive director of the Boston Preservation Alliance, working with residents, developers, and city officials, and engaged with over $5 billion in development, I’ve taken a new role—I’m now the executive director of the Association for Preservation Technology International [apti.org], the premier technical organization for professionals restoring and preserving historic structures around the world. I was recognized as one of five in the nation to receive honorary membership in the American Institute of Architects and by Boston City Council for my impact on the city. Check out this recent interview by the Boston Society for Architects, where I talk about Brown’s importance in my career path. [architects.org/news/greg-galer-hon-aia].”
Pete Howard and Jane Loveless Howard write: “We are mostly at home for medical reasons that most of you probably share.We follow events in Arlington, Massachusetts, where we have lived for the last 58 years. It is heartening to see some of the things we have worked on still going strong, such as the Arlington Human Rights Commission’s Vision 2020 (now called Envision Arlington), active garden maintenance in the Town Hall gardens, small repairs to Town Hall furnishings, and various repairs to most of the houses in our neighborhood.” Jane adds that a granddaughter, whose father is David Howard ’89, ’91 ScM, ’95 PhD, is teaching at an elementary school in Providence, her third year.
Rob Kagan writes: “I published my memoir, Noah’s Rejects: A cautionary tale about life on an island paradise. It is the story of trying to live year-round on Chappaquiddick amongst so much beauty and so much dysfunction. The themes discussed in the book include housing (summer people have purchased all the housing so workers are living in the woods in tents to survive), COVID (which pushed summer people to live on the island year round, which changed the vibe and benefits of the off season for locals), bad behavior being normalized on the islands as there is nowhere else to go for a workforce, class struggle, and being an entrepreneur on the island. Here is my website for more information about the book: https://noahsrejects.com/. The book is available on Amazon.”
Paul Heck writes: “My wife and I are moving to Stuttgart, Germany, for her work at Hugo Boss. I’ll be traveling back and forth for my work as a video producer. Give us a shout if you’re in Stuttgart or Baden-Württemberg.”
Mark Siegel writes: “Siena Cherson Siegel ’90 and I are alums who met at Brown as undergraduates and later married. We have released books, including a joint one, Tiny Dancer, which is a graphic novel memoir by Siena, which culminates with her time at Brown.” (See Fresh Ink, pg. 45)
Scott Moskol, cochair of the financial restructuring and distressed transactions group at Burns & Levinson in Boston, has been named president of the Turnaround Management Association, Northeast chapter, effective Jan. 1. Scott will lead the organization’s mission to help businesses that are navigating critical turning points and transitions get to the next level. Scott counsels clients across the country on restructurings, workouts, bankruptcies, receiverships, and other insolvency-related matters. He has deep experience in the purchase and sale of distressed assets, companies, and loan portfolios.
Judson Brandeis writes: “I wrote The 21st Century Man, the most comprehensive and medically accurate men’s health book, which has been recognized with five book awards. The 101 chapters and 900-plus pages include 60 physicians and men’s health experts including Ethan Basch and Michael Ingegno ’84. I practice rejuvenative urology in San Ramon, California, where I see patients and perform clinical research in regenerative medicine.”
Mia Aplin Rollins and Samuel Sebastian Pihan were married on Oct. 3, 2020, in a tiny ceremony at Mia’s grandfather’s retirement community in Exeter, N.H. In attendance were Mia’s parents Beth Aplin Conrad ’89 and Phillip Kent Rollins ’87, her grandfather, Richard Aplin, and Seb’s parents, Dr. Maria Vivaldi and Dr. German Pihan. Seb and Mia met the first day of their freshman orientation in the kitchen of Champlin where Mia was baking chocolate chip cookies. Mia writes: “Turns out we had ‘relation-chip’ goals.”
Jeff Stewart writes: “Breakaway Partners was acquired by Komodo Health. What is interesting is the high concentration of Brown folks on the Breakaway side! There is Andrew Laubscher ’07 (married to Amanda Puffer ’05, ’08 ScM), PJ Santoro ’04, and myself (married to Karen Steinig ’91, parent to two sons ’20 and ’24). Also on our team are Andrew Coggins ’18 and Dylan Groos ’19. A nice ‘conclusion’ to a gathering of several Brunonians across a few decades.”
Ravi Chandra writes: “My debut documentary won ‘Best Film (Festival Director’s Award)’ at the 2021 Cannes Independent Film Festival and is now available to stream on Vimeo. ‘The Bandaged Place: From AIDS to COVID and Racial Justice’ is about grief, rage, identity, and meaning in this difficult time and features stories of three Asian American men: myself, poet/artist Truong Tran, and analyst/artist QiRe Ching. Find it at https://vimeo.com/ondemand/bandagedplace.”
Susan Gander ’89 has joined the World Resource Institute as director of the Electric Bus Initiative, which is working to help fully electrify the nation’s fleet of 480,000 school buses over the next decade. Previously she was the managing director of policy for the Electrification Coalition, where she worked to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles at scale. Through strategic partnerships with key stakeholders across the country, the project, supported by the Bezos Earth Fund, aims to make more equitable, healthier electric mobility the new normal for the next generation.
Beth Wishnie writes: “Lisa Loeb ’90 and I were on a Brown theater reunion several months ago, which inspired her to want to write a musical about the pandemic experience with all the amazing Brown grads we were reconnecting with after all these years. A bunch of the other people in the reunion agreed it was a great idea and so we did it. In the spirit of Once Upon A Weekend, a playwriting festival that Paula Vogel created at Brown years ago, we got 10 different playwrights, matched them with composers and directors, all from Brown, and created 10 seven-minute complete musicals, all taking place from March to November 2020, all on Zoom, and all about finding connection with other people while isolated because of the pandemic. The actors are also all from Brown and include Lisa Loeb, Julie Bowen ’91, JoBeth Williams ’70, Josh Hamilton ’91, Ann Harada ’85, and Rhonda Ross ’93 among many other talented folks. They streamed the musical starting May 20 for four days as a fundraiser for the Actors Fund.”
Lee Newman was appointed Dean of IE Business School in Madrid. Lee writes: “The world of work is changing so fast and I’m excited to help define the future of business education. I am particularly happy to re-engage with Brown, which is our partner in the IE-Brown Executive MBA.”
In March, Derek Livingston was named the director of new play development/artistic associate at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. In this newly created position he will be responsible for reenvisioning and overseeing the Festival’s new play program, Words Cubed, as well as other artistic and senior staff duties. For the past few years his primary artistic work has been as an actor. Las Vegas audiences have seen his work in Thurgood, The Pillowman, and The Whipping Man. Prior to that, he was primarily a theater director, producer, and new play developer, having served for more than four years as the managing artistic director of Los Angeles’s Celebration Theatre (the country’s second oldest, continuously operating LGBT focused theatre).
In February, Robin Lenhardt was tapped to colead Georgetown University’s new Racial Justice Institute. It will serve as a hub where scholars, activists, and thought leaders may work across the academic, policy, and advocacy spaces and serve as a place to seed and inspire the next generation of scholars and leaders addressing the vestiges of enslavement and well-being of Black, Indigenous, and people of color.
Monica Brady-Myerov writes: “I am honored to be working with two fellow grads at my ed tech startup Listenwise. Dr. Marielle Palombo is our director of curriculum and Vicki Levy Krupp ’86 is our curriculum writer. We curate podcasts and create lessons for K-12 teachers. My book, Listen Wise: Teach Students to be Better Listeners, was published in April. It brings together my experiences as a reporter and entrepreneur with research and advice to help teachers improve their students’ listening skills.”
Robin Lenhardt ’89 has joined Georgetown Law to colead its new interdisciplinary Racial Justice Institute. Robin recently served as faculty director of Fordham Law’s Center on Race, Law, and Justice. The Racial Justice Institute will serve as a hub where scholars, activists, and thought leaders may work across the academic, policy, and advocacy spaces as well as a place to seed the next generation of scholars and leaders addressing the vestiges of enslavement and the well-being of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people(s) of color).
R.J. Harper executive produced a virtual six-concert musical awards and performance show for the 2020 Black Music Association, which brought out top music and entertainment talent, including original members of the legendary Temptations and Mary Wilson of the Supremes.
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Nina Katchadourian ’89 created an art installation, titled “Monument to the Unelected,” which consists of signs bearing the names of losing candidates of every U.S. presidential election from John Adams to Hillary Clinton. Nina was commissioned by the Scottsdale Museum of Art to create a new work around the time of the 2008 presidential election. She became interested in the plastic election signs sprouting up on front lawns. She states, “The signs struck her as an American tradition of sorts and with an aesthetic all their own.” The installation has been exhibited every presidential election cycle since 2008 and during this past election was on display in four locations across the country: Orange, Calif., Scottsdale, Ariz., New York City, and San Francisco.
Daniel Azcona self-published his first book Aventuras Cotidianas, a collection of ten short stories in which the characters navigate their everyday lives oblivious to how the author’s indiscriminate use of fiction will transform their mundane activities into urban adventures. It is written in Spanish and is available on Amazon.com.
Ellen LaPointe ’89 is the new CEO of Fenway Health, an LGBT health care, research, and advocacy organization headquartered in Boston. She previously served as president and CEO of Northern California Grantmakers in San Francisco.
Maxim D. Shrayer published A Russian Immigrant on Sept. 16 with Cherry Orchard Books.
Andrew Blauner writes: “My seventh anthology, which is called The Peanuts Papers: Writers and Cartoonists on Charlie Brown, Snoopy & the Gang, and the Meaning of Life was published by the August Library of America on October 22, and features contributions by many others with school ties, including: Lisa Birnbach ’78, David Kamp ’89, Peter Kramer, and Rick Moody ’83.
Robert Harper Jr. ’89 was one of 633 certified scuba divers who came together from around the world and met at Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier to raise awareness about the ocean and plastic pollution while breaking the Guinness World Record for the Largest Underwater Cleanup, as reported in the South Florida Sun Sentinel.
Tyler Denmead writes: “In May 2019, I was voted the best lecturer amongst all faculty members at the University of Cambridge. I am a university lecturer in the Faculty of Education and a Fellow of Queens’ College. It was the most rewarding recognition that I have ever received. Since the announcement, I have been reflecting on how grateful I am for the amazing lecturers and teachers that I had in my Brown education twenty years ago—Wilbur Johnson, Ken Miller ’70, Evelyn Lincoln, Maggie Bickford, Sylvie Toux, David Cane, Heather Flewelling, Peter Hocking, Kath Connolly ’89, Kris Hermanns, and Janet Isserlis ’91 AM to name a few. Thank you.”
Catherine Harbour writes that Daniel Wilk, David Simons ’90, Michael Natkin ’89, James Acquavella, and David M. Cotter received an Oscar in February for the design and development of the Adobe After Effects software for motion graphics.
Aaron Meskin writes: “My family and I are moving back to the U.S. after 14 years in Leeds, England. I’ll be starting in July as the head of philosophy at the University of Georgia and I’m very much looking forward to living in the Classic City and enjoying the music scene there. I’ve published Poems, Philosophy & Coffee with Valley Press. The book, which I worked on with the award-winning English poet Helen Mort, is a sort of conversation between a poet and some philosophers of art. Topics explored include bad art, a song by Belle and Sebastian, meals, oversinging, rock climbing, street art, and tattooing. And there’s coffee in there, too.You can find out more at https://www.valleypressuk.com/book/121/opposite__poems,_philosophy_&_coffee.”
Derek Charles Livingston writes: “Friends, including Brian Herrera ’90, have seen my portrait in the National Museum of African American History and Culture, but I still haven’t made it to the exhibit. The image was taken at the Million Man March, for which I served as a co-organizer of a contingent of gay and bisexual men. This past January I won the New Hampshire Theatre Award for Best Lead Actor in a Professional Play. I played Hoke in Driving Miss Daisy at Jean’s Playhouse in Lincoln, New Hampshire. Like Morgan Freeman in the movie, I have my own grey beard now, but I’m bald on top. If you pass through Vegas, say hello. Otherwise, see you at our 30th!”
Ted Hosp joined Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama as Executive Director of Governmental Affairs in November 2018 after more than 20 years at the law firm of Maynard, Cooper & Gale. He writes that he is thrilled to be joining BCBS and is looking forward to this new challenge. He and his wife Alison are also excited about attending the 30th reunion and may try to convince one or more of the kids (ages 18, 16, 12 and 11) to come with them.
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.”
It seems like our 25th just wrapped up, but our 30th reunion is only months away. The Reunion Committee has already started working so you will start hearing a lot more about the weekend and the events that are being planned. As always, though, the events that you remember from past reunions and from our time as undergraduates, like Campus Dance and Field Day, will of course be big parts of the weekend. We had a fantastic group back to Providence in 2014 and we hope that you will make plans to be at Brown for Memorial Day weekend 2019. Be on the lookout also for mini-reunion functions in your cities or nearby and please take the time to update your contact information through BRAVO so that we can get you all the information about our 30th Reunion.
The National Law Journal named Burns & Levinson partners Scott Moskol ’89 and Frank A. Segall “Cannabis Trailblazers” for creating one of the first national cannabis practice groups in Boston helping clients dealing with all aspect of the industry, including regulatory matters, raising capital, launching operations, and exit strategies.
Michael Natkin joined Glowforge as vice president of software engineering, where he will lead a team building the world’s friendliest 3D laser printer.
Michael Halloran was named to the 2017 Top 100 in Business by Irish America magazine. He is part of the leadership team at Six Trees Capital LLC, which both invests in and operates FinTech businesses. He frequently writes and speaks about startups in financial services. He and his wife, Denise, have three children and live outside San Francisco.
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.
Suzy Ort ’89 writes: “I had a great reunion in May with Erika Banks ’89, Stacey Crawshaw-Lewis ’89, and Wendy Walker ’89. We’re all looking forward to our 30th next year but feeling like it absolutely wasn’t that long ago.”
Dorcas Lind ’89 has been appointed assistant vice president of diversity and inclusion at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City. She writes: “After being on the corporate/agency side for much of my career, I am thrilled to be back on the public health side of the equation. I’m also delighted to be using the BrownConnect program and landed our first summer intern from Brown this year. I plan to make it a recurring opportunity.”
Carolyn Duby ’92 ScM (see ’89).
James Williams was confirmed by the U.S. Senate for the CFO role at the Department of Labor. The CFO works closely with the secretary and is responsible for the agency’s $12 billion budget and the financial statement audit. The CFO also works with the secretary and agency leadership on setting the agency’s overall strategic direction.
Carolyn Duby ’92 ScM is living in Westport, Mass., with her husband, David Swift, and children Abigail and Andrew. Carolyn is a solutions engineer at Hortonworks. Carolyn completed a data science specialization and is working in big data. She is also the chair of the Westport Cultural Council, where she advocates for the arts.
Ravi Chandra’s book Facebuddha: Transcendence in the Age of Social Networks has won a Silver Nautilus Book Award in Religion/Spirituality of Eastern Thought. More details are available at facebuddha.co. Ravi’s long-form essay in support of gun control, Guns Are Not Our God! The NRA Is Not Our Church!, is also now available at online retailers.
Pete Beeman writes that he had a very Brown weekend seeing old friends Sarah Preston Schrott, Dave Schrott, Jen Gregory ’89, Gavriel Rosenfeld ’89, and Erika Banks ’89. “My wife, Page Fortna, and I live in New York City and Portland, Oregon, with our two daughters. Rosie and Linden. In Portland we see the Schrotts and the mighty David Bermudez ’89 regularly. Check out Bermi’s incredible Bend Science Station in central Oregon http://www.bendsciencestation.com/. I spend my time designing and building large-scale public art projects around the country and in Taiwan. See my work at www.petebeeman.com.”
Rusty Chandler retired from the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Conn., in 2000, but continues to live in the area, as his daughter is director of athletics there and his son Chisholm Chandler ’89 is headmaster of nearby Salisbury School.
From the November/December 2017 Issue
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Ravi Chandra’s first nonfiction book was published in October. Ravi writes: “Facebuddha: Transcendence in the Age of Social Networks is a combination of rich modern memoir, state-of-the-art exploration of the psychological research on social media, and introduction to Buddhism.”
Secretary General Lila Ramos Shahani heads the Philippine National Commission for UNESCO. During the Aquino administration, she was assistant secretary and head of communications of the Human Development and Poverty Reduction Cabinet Cluster, which covered 26 Philippine government agencies dealing with poverty and development. She was also spokesperson of the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking. Prior to this, she was assistant secretary and head of communications of the National Anti-Poverty Commission and deputy director of the Museum of Philippine Humanities at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. She has also taught at the Asian Institute of Management, the Ateneo School of Government, and the Univ. of the Philippines. Lila spent many years in New York, where she worked for Oxford Univ. Press, the United Nations Children’s Fund, and the United Nations Development Programme. She has published widely, both in academic and journalistic contexts. She is a regular columnist for the Philippine Star. Having grown up in such places as Romania, Australia, Austria, Kenya, India, the United States, and the U.K., she writes that she is delighted to be back in the Philippines. She received a master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts Univ. and is now a doctoral candidate at Oxford Univ.
Kevin Sullivan was elected managing shareholder of Murphy & Riley, P.C., an insurance defense law firm with offices in Boston and Providence. Kevin is a U.S. Navy veteran and lives in Dedham, Mass., with his wife, Sika, and their daughters, Sarah and Kate. “I’d love to connect with fellow Brown graduates in the insurance field.”
From the September/October 2017 Issue
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Stephen Feldman (see Robert Feldman ’58).
Daniel M. Israel joined Goldfish Swim School Franchising LLC as director of franchising and general counsel. The company operates a system of swim school franchises throughout the United States and Canada focused on teaching swimming to kids four months to 12 years old.
From the July/August 2017 Issue
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Todd W. Hoffman hopes you’re watching APB on Fox Monday nights—he’s the executive producer. He’s off to Atlanta to film a pilot for the CW called Insatiable.
From the May/June 2017 Issue
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From the March/April 2017 Issue
Suzy Ort is looking forward to hosting innovative winter break interns for year number three. She writes she enjoys getting to spend time with terrific Brown students and introducing them to the challenges and pure joys of a career in public education. She encourages all classmates to sign up and share what they do with Brown.
Dr. Peter J. Taub and Dr. Alan Matarasso, plastic surgeons in New York City, published “E-Cigarettes and Potential Implications for Plastic Surgery” as a special topic in the journal Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, vol. 138. The article looks at the impact of e-cigarettes on elective and plastic surgery procedures and wound healing. The article received widespread media exposure by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. It coincided with the American Society Surgeon General’s release warning about the use of e-cigarettes.
From the September/October 2016 Issue
Naline Lai writes: “The parenting advice blog I write with another pediatrician, ‘Two Peds in a Pod,’ was just named one of Parents magazine’s Best of the Web sites. I invite alumni to follow the blog at www.twopedsinapod.org .”
Wendy Walker has been writing for 17 years, and also practicing law and raising three kids as a single mom for the past eight years. Her current novel, All Is Not Forgotten, was published in July and is being optioned for a film by Warner Brothers. It involves memory reconsolidation therapies and the research being done to target and erase specific memories of traumas as a form of treatment for PTSD. Wendy writes: “My novel deals with the use of this therapy with a teenage girl who is brutally attacked in a small town.”
From the May/June 2016 Issue
Michael Halloran left Morgan Stanley to join MaxMyInterest, a financial services technology start-up, as head of its partnerships and business development team. He and his wife, Denise, have three children and live in Mill Valley, Calif.
From the March/April 2016 Issue
Monica Brady-Myerov writes: “About two years ago I left my reporting job in public radio to start an education technology company called Listen Current. We curate public radio for middle and high school teachers so they can engage students and improve their critical listening skills. It’s going great, with $1 million raised and a staff of five. I love the excitement and pace of being an entrepreneur.”
Karen R. Brown writes: “A cadre of alums are all involved with Social Venture Partners (SVP) Connecticut, including Mark Argosh ’75, Clare Boerschlein Hare ’81, Dan Levinson ’82, and Everett Schenk ’71. SVP is a global initiative that connects people from business backgrounds with high-performing nonprofit organizations. SVP Connecticut is a fund at Fairfield County’s Community Foundation in Norwalk, where I am a vice-president of innovation and strategic learning. It’s great to work with so many alums from across our classes in this exciting capacity.”
Suzy Ort hosted Devika Seeraj ’16 and Niamh Sheehan ’16, as part of Brown’s Innovate Winter Break program. She writes: “I highly recommend this program. Not only was it a terrific way to connect to Brown, but the incredible students who came to me at Park East High School in New York City helped me successfully address a major funding problem our school has had for years.”
Kerri Gaffett Spier received the 2015 Best of North Kingstown Award in the Marriage, Family, Child, and Individual Counselors category from the North Kingstown Award Program. The award recognizes her contributions to the local economy and community.
From the January/February 2016 Issue
Mark Siegel illustrated a new holiday picture book called Oskar and the Eight Blessings. The book’s award-winning authors tell the story of a young refugee from Nazi Europe, who arrives in New York City on Christmas Eve and the seventh night of Hanukkah.
Michael D. Williams was appointed associate chief medical officer for clinical integration at the Univ. of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, Va.
From the November/December 2015 Issue
Tom Scott (see Bradley Albert ’00).
From the September/October 2015 Issue
Stephanie Sanchez (see Robert Sanchez ’58).
From the May/June 2015 Issue
Todd Hoffman left International Creative Management in Los Angeles after 13 years as literary agent to start a production/management firm, Storied Media Group. He writes that his clients include the New York Times, 60 Minutes, Vince Gilligan (creator of Breaking Bad), and Bob Nelson (cowriter of Nebraska). Todd just wrapped production in Vancouver, Canada, on the company’s first film, The Confirmation, starring Clive Owen and written and directed by Bob Nelson.
From the March/April 2015 Issue
Kaui Chun DeMarzo writes: “Hi, class of ’89! Sorry I missed our 25th reunion. I know you all look the same. I have three sons: two autistic identical twins and their older brother. We live on Stanford’s campus. Give me a buzz for a hike up the Dish if you are in the neighborhood!”
Suzy Ort is an assistant principal and athletic director at a small high school in East Harlem, N.Y. She writes: “I signed up to host a Brown intern. I’m looking forward to the help, hearing about life at Brown now, and sharing the joys of work in public education. The reunion was a blast.”
From the January/February 2015 Issue
Davidson Pattiz and Debby Wilson Pattiz are the proud parents of Danielle, 13, and Josh, 16. Debby volunteers her time as a basketball league CFO, a congregation board member, and a supporter of multiple school-based charitable organizations. Davidson was recently promoted to chief operating officer of Zenith Insurance, where he has worked for nine years.
From the July/August 2014 Issue
Tim Borden writes: “I live in Maida Vale, London, and work on international commerce, immigration, and security issues.” He edited and contributed to the Univ. of Toledo Press volume American Originals: Northwest Ohio’s Polish Community at Home, Work, Worship, and Play. He was designated an outstanding graduate by the U.S. Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.
From the May/June 2014 Issue [25th]
Edmund Luce and his business partner, Doretta McGinnis, have founded Admission Logic LLC, an independent educational consulting practice offering college admission counseling and pre-law advising. Ned writes: “We provide expert advice on every aspect of the process, including high school course selection and extracurricular involvement, college list creation, drafting application essays, and applying for financial aid. We work with students of all academic strengths and interests who apply to a wide range of colleges. Based in Philadelphia, we work with clients across the United States and around the world. We also work with community service organizations to expand opportunities for first-generation college applicants.”
Kathleen Wales (see George H. Wales Jr. ’62).
From the March/April 2014 Issue [25th]
Elysa Koplovitz Dutton joined Alloy Entertainment as vice president of feature film development and production.
From the January/February 2014 Issue
Marcos C. Gonzalez writes: “Hi, everyone. Looking forward to our 25th reunion! I am in Los Angeles and joined Cabrera Capital, one of the few Latino-owned investment banks in the country, heading up their corporate advisory business providing advice and capital to companies and managers interested in the U.S. Hispanic market.”
David Kotowski writes: “We held our Women’s Power Conference on Oct. 10 at Hofstra Univ. Our keynote speaker was Lisa Caputo ’86. Lisa was simply awesome. She related the importance of what you learn playing a team sport and how that translates into the business world. Thanks, Lisa!”
From the November/December 2013 Issue
Jodi Maranchie, Leonard Appleman (Princeton ’88), and their three children—Mark, 12; Katy, 9; and Kristen, 5—write they had an amazing inside tour of the Capitol this past summer while visiting Congressman Dan Maffei ’90 and his wife, Abby Davidson Maffei ’02.
Amy Herbstman Sobel is living in Charlotte, N.C., with her husband of 19 years, Barry, and three sons: 14-year-old identical twins Alex and Jack, and 9-year-old Brian. She is a radiologist specializing in breast imaging at Charlotte Radiology and often works with ob-gyn Astrid Jain (who delivered Brian). Amy writes: “Our boys celebrated their bar-mitzvahs last year, and Astrid and Jessica Gelson ’90 were there, just as they were in my wedding many years ago. I want to thank my friends who prepared me well for a life with smelly football players and wrestlers.”
David Kotowski writes: “I ran into Anne Zeitung-Lombardi and her husband, Jim Lombardi, at Disney’s Wide World of Sports. They were there for the field hockey championships with their daughter, and we were there with our daughter and our Team Elevate girls for the U.S. Lacrosse U15 National Championships. Also ran into Tom Maloney’s ’88 wife and daughter, who were also there for field hockey. I look forward to seeing everyone at next year’s reunion.”
From the September/October 2013 Issue
Tina YL Chan is operating a nursery for 2-3-year-olds in Hong Kong.
Michael R. Goldstein, managing partner of the Goldstein Environmental Law Firm and one of the cofounders of the Florida Brownfields Assoc., received a leadership award from the National Association of Local Government Environmental Professionals. The ceremony honored exceptional contributions to brownfields revitalization, and Michael was recognized for his work in public and private partnerships.
David Kamp (see Engagements & Weddings, Brian Healy ’01).
Michael Kovnat is an executive producer at the National Geographic Channel. He lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., with his wife, Holly Morris, and their daughter, Dessa, 8.
From the May/June 2013 Issue
Jonathan Kline was elected to the partnership of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP.
Reggie Nance writes: “I have made yet another career transition and recently accepted a position as manager of advanced and leadership programs at Synergy Education. For the past two years I was a volunteer coach with Synergy and spearheaded the organization’s nonprofit arm, Synergy Youth Empowerment. Our work at Synergy Education is for adult learners who are interested in enhancing their communication, leadership, partnership, and capacity-building skills to produce unprecedented results. I lead one of the organization’s leadership teams, and Karen McMullen ’86 is one of the team members. It would be great to hear from my fellow alumni.”
From the March/April 2013 Issue
Michael R. Goldstein, a nationally recognized environmental lawyer, was selected by his peers for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers 2012 under the Environmental Law category. Goldstein is known for his pioneering work in environmental redevelopment, having cofounded the Florida Brownfields Assoc. in 2002. Recently he opened a practice in Miami, the Goldstein Environmental Law Firm, to provide environmental legal counsel and redevelopment consulting to developers, lenders, real estate professionals, local governments, and gas station owners and operators.
Elysa Koplovitz writes: “Chris Nelson ’94 directed and I produced Ass Backwards, a female-driven comedy road trip, which headed to Sundance in January. There is a lot of buzz about the film.”
From the January/February 2013 Issue
Terri Clark was appointed the State Literacy Director for Arizona. Working in partnership with the Arizona Department of Education, the Arizona Head Start Collaboration Office, First Things First, and other local philanthropic partners, she works to connect the dots among standards, programs, needs, and gaps, and to support implementation of Arizona’s State Literacy Plan. Her family is adjusting well to southwest desert life, including becoming avid Diamondback fans.
George E. Dutton edited Sources of Vietnamese Tradition, which provides an essential guide to two thousand years of Vietnamese history and a comprehensive overview of the society and state of Vietnam.
Omar Y. McNeill writes: “As a result of a Sept. 1, 2012, merger between my old firm, the Freeh Group, and the law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP, I am now a partner with Pepper Hamilton. I am still working in Wilmington, Del.”
From the September/October 2012 Issue
Spyros Bartsocas ’91 ScM (see Births & Adoptions ’89).
Tina Y. Chan has been living in Hong Kong since 1994. She has a two-year-old son and is looking forward to the 24th reunion.
Ravi Chandra’s first collection of poems, a fox peeks out, won Honorable Mention for Poetry in the 2012 San Francisco Book Festival. The collection draws from Ravi’s experiences in psychiatry and is also informed by spirituality, culture, identity, and technology. More information at RaviChandraMD.com.
Jonathan H. Grossman published Charles Dickens’s Networks: Public Transport and the Novel. It is available on Amazon.
Nina Hale (see Roger Hale ’56).
From the May/June 2012 Issue
Jennifer Castle relocated from Los Angeles to New Paltz, N.Y., with her husband, Bill, and daughters, Sadie, 6, and Clea, 3. Her debut novel, The Beginning of After, was published by HarperCollins last fall. She writes: “We’re so happy to be back on the East Coast and would love to hear from old friends.”
From the March/April 2012 Issue
Kristopher Brown writes that his wife, Rachel; daughters, Ari, 12, and Noa, 7; and their 2-year-old rescue mutt, Cleo, are all well. They continue to live in and enjoy New York City. Kristopher writes: “The Brown network and close friendships are as strong as ever.”
David A. DeSimone is presently vice president and general counsel at AtlantiCare, which works to transform healthcare by helping establish accountable care organizations and clinically integrated networks of patient-centered medical homes. He writes that he is enjoying life with his wife, Susan; son Alex, 8; and daughter Gabby, 2. He looks forward to reconnecting with Brown friends for the 25th.
Stephen Feldman (see Bob Feldman ’58).
Timothy M. Gregg is now an associate professor in the department of chemistry and biochemistry at Canisius College.
Theresa Hirshauer has been working for 23 years at Cincinnati Country Day School. She was just appointed head of the middle school and will continue to serve as athletic director. She coaches soccer and softball.
Oliver S. Soldes ’93 MD has been practicing pediatric surgery at the Cleveland Clinic since 2006. This year he will move his practice to the Akron Children’s Hospital.
From the January/February 2012 Issue
Jennifer Castle relocated from Los Angeles to New Paltz, N.Y., with her husband, Bill, and daughters, Sadie, 6, and Clea, 3. Jennifer writes: "I'm thrilled to share that my debut novel, The Beginning of After, has been published by HarperCollins/HarperTeen. We're so happy to be back on the East Coast and would love to hear from old friends."
Ravi Chandra announces the publication of his first volume of poetry, a fox peeks out: poems. He has also collaborated with musicians and actors on a performance in November about Japantown, San Francisco, called Fox and Jewel.
Paula Pillsbury DeBlois (see June Johnson Gibbs '50).
From the July/August 2011 Issue
Jonathan Bastian was promoted to sergeant in the Lexington (Ky.) Division of Police. He received the Distinguished Service Award and the Life Saving Award during the division's annual award ceremony on Mar. 8.
Suzanne Ort is an assistant principal at Park East, a small New York City public high school in East Harlem. She writes: "We've turned Park East around using lessons I know I learned at Brown—the power of community, thinking carefully, and having fun. Come visit."
From the March/April 2011 Issue
Anne Leader Kay (see Alan Leader '58).
Deirdre Schwiesow (see Engagements & Weddings).
Yumi Sumida (see Engagements & Weddings, Deirdre Schwiesow).
From the January/February 2011 Issue
Daniel Finn was named 2009-10 Teacher of the Year by the Tufts Department of Dermatology Interns and Residents. Daniel is a chemosurgeon in private practice in the Boston area. He is also an assistant professor of dermatology at Tufts. His wife, Elana Rone Finn '90, is a teaching associate at the Brown Alpert Medical School. They live in Sharon, Mass., with their two sons: Matthew, who they still can't believe just started high school, and Jared, who celebrated his Bar Mitzvah in 2010.
Kathleen Wales (see George H. Wales Jr. '62).
From the September/October 2010 Issue
Lawrence Bluth and Heidi Wainman-Bluth announce the May 16 birth of their son, Eli Cameron Bluth. He joins Natasha, 16; Samantha, 13; Madison, 10; and Ronan, 2.
From the July/August 2010 Issue
Bernard von Bothmer is the author of Framing the Sixties: The Use and Abuse of a Decade from Ronald Reagan to George W. Bush. Bernard teaches U.S. history at the Univ. of San Francisco and at Dominican Univ. of California. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, Jane, and his two daughters, Athena and Tatiana. For more information on his book, go to www.framingthesixties.com.
Ravi Chandra writes: "I'm pleased to announce my publication in the first-ever groundbreaking South Asian American poetry anthology, Indivisible. Billy Collins claims that my poem 'deserves a place among the best anthologies of poetry.'"
Michael Natkin's vegetarian recipe site, www.herbivoracious.com, was recently nominated by Saveur Magazine for its first annual Best Food Blog awards. He continues to work at Adobe Systems and lives with his wife, Sarina, and their two daughters.
Sarah Noble Hoff was named 2009 Physician of the Year at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla. She is a radiation oncologist specializing in the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers.
From the May/June 2010 Issue
David Howard '95 PhD (see Pete Howard '58).
Laura Ketcham Yohanan moved to San Mateo, Calif., from Hoboken, N.J. She is married to Tom Yohanan and they have a 3-year-old son named Madison, and 18-month-old twins, Isabella and Maxx. She is currently taking a break from her career in international student exchange (most recently with the British Embassy in Washington, D.C.) to stay home with her children. While living in Washington, D.C., she frequently saw Beth Wheeler Hughes and Sue Gander.
From the March/April 2010 Issue
Arthur Jackson is involved in basketball through his company and writes that a recent highlight was playing basketball with President Obama.
John and Sarah McFarland Rountree (see Sandy McFarland Taylor '58).
From the January/February 2010 Issue
Chisholm Chandler (see John Chandler '57).
Maria Acevedo Jarmel is a corporate attorney specializing in Latin American transactions at the Miami law firm Homer Bonner. She writes: "I would love to hear from old friends. You know who you are."
Omar Y. McNeill writes that in August 2009 he left his former position of chief counsel for Bank of America Card Services to become general counsel of Freeh Group International.
From the November/December 2009 Issue
Bryan Walpert has published a book of poetry, Etymology (Cinnamon Press). He is in his sixth year teaching creative writing at Massey Univ. in Palmerston North, New Zealand.
From the September/October 2009 Issue
Connect with us at the Brown University Class of 1989 Facebook page.
Eric DeLuca is leading the development of the Neighboring Food Cooperative Assoc. in New England and is interested in hearing from alumni engaged in local food systems and local economic development. Musically, he's been performing vintage R&B with Dan Seiden.
Stephanie Sanchez (see Bob Sanchez '58).
From the July/August 2009 Issue
Terri Clark lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Dan (UCLA '88), and their two sons, Joseph, 9, and John, 4. She is executive director of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation, the charitable arm of the Emmys that focuses on education and archival programs.
Rich Lucas (see Jon Haberman '80).
From the May/June 2009 Issue [20th]
Your reunion committee is feverishly finalizing plans for our 20th Reunion. It should be a wonderful weekend of reconnecting with old friends and making new ones. We look forward to seeing each of you Memorial Day weekend, a weekend for friends and families and kids of all ages. If you have any questions about reunion, please visit the Brown Reunion site at alumni.brown.edu/news_events/reunions/index.html.
Laurie Fields Brooks '92 AM, '95 PhD and Jay Brooks were married July 20, 2007. They commuted to Brown from Rockville, Md., two days a week during the spring semester of 2008. Laurie taught two seminars in the sociology department. Their daughter, Renee Elizabeth Brooks, was born Apr. 18, 2008.
Sarah Flack is editing Sam Mendes's new film, Away We Go, starring John Krasinski '01 and Josh Hamilton '91. Ellen Kuras '81 shot the film. Sarah lives in New York City.
Holly Gayley recently joined the religious studies department at the Univ. of Colorado in a tenure-track position in Buddhist studies. She lives in a mountain cabin just west of Boulder with her puppy, Buster.
Evan Kimble writes: "Since I last wrote ten years ago, I have had a second child (a daughter), worked for an artist, recorded three more albums of original music with my now disbanded folk/rock group, Grasshopper, and received a master's in psychology. I work as a psychotherapist. I have a private practice in which I help teens and adults recover from trauma, depression, and anxiety. I also work with low-income youth and families in a community clinic, helping boys who have survived domestic violence. I have been fortunate to see a lot of Roberto Serralles '90, '93 MAT for many years, and recently had a fantastic visit with my mentor, Brown professor Harold Roth, sharing dinner and then attending his lecture on Taoism. I love living in Seattle, dancing, and playing with my wife and my children."
Alexa Ragozin Manning and her husband, Mike, announce the Oct. 12 arrival of their first child, Adeline Eve Manning. They live in Manchester, Vt.
Suzy Ort is the assistant principal for supervision at Park East High School in East Harlem, after five years as a school coach there. Last year she was one of the coauthors, with David Allen '88 MAT, of Coaching Whole School Change: Lessons in Practice from a Small School, which focused on some of her work at Park East. Her husband, Hynek Wichterle (Charles Univ., Prague, CR '91), is a professor of neurobiology and pathology at Columbia, and the couple has two children: Johan, who's in second grade, and Klara, in fourth grade. Suzy remains in contact with Gwendolyn Walker and Kristin Olson, whom she sees every summer in Prague while visiting her husband's family. She writes: "I would love to have Brown grads interested in education come visit Park East!"
Sarah Stelzner and her husband, Dave, live in Indianapolis and work at the Indiana Univ. Medical Center. Dave became division chief of neonatology in June, and Sarah is a general pediatrician at the County Hospital, speaks Spanish all day with patients, and works with legislative advocacy and an exchange program in Mexico. The couple recently celebrated their 15th anniversary and have two boys, Andrew, 11, and Daniel, 9.
From the March/April 2009 Issue [20th]
Todd Apo was re-elected to a second term on the Honolulu City Council on November 4 and a week later was named the chair of the Council. He continues to work with the development and operations of the Ko Olina Resort & Marina. He hopes to make the trek across the Pacific and the country to attend the 20th-reunion festivities. He may even bring his wife and two kids along.
Ethan Basch and his wife, Joy Goodwin, announce the Nov. 29 birth of their daughter, Eliza. Eliza's early visitors included Kris Brown, Susan Raskin Zuckerman, and Eve Yohalem. Judd Brandeis sent a box of gifts for Eliza. Ethan lives in New York City, where he is an oncologist at Sloan-Kettering.
Timothy Borden completed his doctorate in history at Indiana Univ. and has served as a federal law enforcement officer in Detroit, Mich., for the better part of the last decade. In 2003 he was named a Distinguished Graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.
Michael Geffroy married Sarah E. Roland (Mich. State Univ. '98, Suffolk Law School '02 JD, Georgetown Law '04 LLM) on Nov. 15. The wedding party included David Pearson, Stephen Cervieri, Bernie Buonanno '88, and Tom Gammino '88. Bill McComas '88 attended.
Jessica Kowal writes: "I moved from Seattle to Tokyo in 2007. My husband, Blaine Harden, is the Washington Post's bureau chief here, and I'm a freelance writer and editor. We and our children, Lucinda, 6, and Arno, 4, are enjoying Japanese culture and food, the fantastic schools, and the adventure of living somewhere new and different. I am blogging about life here at jessicakowal.blogspot.com. I've met several Brown alums in Tokyo and enjoyed seeing my freshman roommate, Yuhki Nakamura King, when she was visiting from London.
Anthony J. Lombardi Jr. '93 MD and his wife, Julie, married in June 2005, and their son was born in March 2007. Anthony still practices internal medicine in Cranston, R.I.
Gwendolyn Walker writes: "After a few careers and a decade of being a stay-at-home mom to three little boys, I have somehow ventured into a new career as a writer of women's fiction. My first novel, Four Wives, was published last spring and a second novel will be released this fall. In addition, I am editing a Chicken Soup for the Soul book dedicated to stay-at-home and work-from-home mothers, which will be released in March alongside the paperback version of Four Wives."
Ricardo Wellisch writes: "Life continues to become richer, busier, and fuller. My husband, Cary, and I are figuring out how to keep up with three kids in two years while staying sane. Samantha is 4, and our twins, Maggie and Jeremy, are 2. They are most definitely one of our proudest accomplishments. In my free time, I still work full-time as a primary-care doctor in Cambridge, Mass., and combine clinical work with teaching and curriculum development. I am also doing a fellowship in medical education, researching methods of teaching empathic communication to medical residents by art as a medium for learning about nonverbal communication."
From the January/February 2009 Issue [20th]
Brian Bulkowski (See Julia Bulkowski '01).
Kristopher D. Brown moved from Ropes & Gray LLP to Dechert LLP to practice law in New York City last March. He focuses on private equity and venture capital, now with international capability at Dechert LLP. His wife, Rachel (Cornell '90), and daughters Ari, 8, and Noa, 4, are doing well.
Rex Chiu '94 MD left academics after spending 11 years at Stanford Medical School in the faculty practice. He started a new internal medicine practice called Beyond Basics Medical Practice in Menlo Park, Calif. His son, Wayland, 12, and daughter, Kaitlin, 9, are enjoying sports in the local Palo Alto leagues. Rex has started doing endurance mountain bike races and came in eighth for his age group in the Solo 24 Hours of Adrenaline Mountainbike World Championships. He looks forward to seeing old friends at the 20th reunion in May.
David DeSimone is currently vice president and general counsel at AtlantiCare Health System in and around Atlantic City, N.J. He writes that he enjoys life at the Jersey shore with his wife, Susan, and their five-year old-son, Alex. David writes: "I can't believe it has been 20 years! Great memories include Perkins Hall for freshman year with Nick Brooks, Lisa Stevens, Laura Pochop, John Taylor, and Ken Boyer; Sigma Chi with Mike O 'Connor '90; Keeney Quad as a resident counselor for my frosh and senior years in the Old Orchard apartments with Frank Kirk, Trey Key, and Chris Rosenblum. Looking forward to seeing old friends at our upcoming reunion."
Rob Gill (see Christopher Gill '82).
Sallie Goetsch writes that she still enjoys her work as a writer, ghost blogging and helping with books about how to be a better Bond girl. She writes: "Stefan and I are trying for the Guinness Book of World Records in the category 'longest engagement.' It's been more than 13 years of a long-distance relationship. We spent some time reading the Oxford English Dictionary at a party with Riley McLaughlin '91 this summer." She would love to hear from any classmates who are podcasting.
Nicole Moore and partner Lorna Green announce the September 16 arrival of daughter Umalali Sofia. She writes: "I am taking some time away from union organizing to figure out how to be a mom. In between diapering and burping, Lorna continues her indie writing and directing and ropes me into producing. We've been in L.A. six years now and would love to hook up with old friends."
Wally Nichols and Cori Case Nichols announce the February 14, 2008, birth of their daughter, Hattie.
Carolyn Ou and her husband, Barnaby, announce the birth of their second child, Elise, who arrived in December 2007. Elise joins her big brother, Willem. Carolyn has spent the past five years in education administration and is now in the process of launching her own coaching and consulting practice.
From the November/December 2008 Issue [20th]
Nancy Erbstein '89 (see Manya K. Rubinstein '01).
Sarah Israelit writes: "After eight years and a sabbatical that made it all worthwhile, I finally made the leap out of Intel. I accepted a job as account director for Ziba Design in Portland, Ore., and will oversee relationships with all of Ziba's consumer electronics clients. I'm excited to be back in the world of consumer products and even more excited to be back in downtown Portland."
From the September/October 2008 Issue [20th]
Monica Duncan Martinson (see John Sunder '00).
From the July/August 2008 Issue
Lawrence S. Bluth and Heidi Wainman-Bluth announce the April 3, 2008, birth of Ronan Nathaniel in Hartford, Conn. He joins his sisters, Natasha, 14; Samantha, 11; and Madison, 8. Lawrence writes: "Although one of four children, Ronan is not too worried about college tuition, since by the time he applies to Brown, tuition ought to be fully covered by Brown's endowment."
Keelan Stern Bodow left the Arizona Attorney General's Office in July 2007 when she was appointed as a commissioner in the Superior Court of Maricopa County. She is assigned to family court. She and her husband, Jonathan '92, live in Tempe, Ariz. with their two boys, Griffin, 7, and Spencer, 5. Jonathan is a sales manager at IBM, specializing in retail technology services. Keelan is also the President of the Brown Club of Phoenix.
Anne Olson Brown (see Emily Joan Wigod '88).
Monica Brady-Myerov writes: "Like many of my classmates, I turned 40 last year. I was lucky enough to celebrate with Brown friends (primarily from Unit 3) in Washington, D.C., in July. Thanks to Naline Lai and Steffie MacDonald for organizing a party that was fun for us adults and all of our kids, about 14 in all. Michael Rosenman and his wife graciously hosted the crowd. In attendance were Rich Lucas, Andrew Meyer, Chris Chance, Aleta Margolis, Tom MacDonald, Bob MacDonald '93 PhD, and Paul Rehmet. We also enjoyed a great brunch at Aleta's house the next day. Unfortunately, Suzanne Bavly Greenwald couldn't join us because she and her husband, Jeff Greenwald (Washington U. '90), had just adopted adorable twin boys from Russia! Happy Birthday to all my fellow 40-year-olds!"
Paula Pillsbury DeBlois (see George Rollinson '57).
Naline Lai (see Melisa Lai Becker '94).
Phil Pedlikin writes: "After a year at Tata Consultancy Services, I got recruited by a talent-management software provider, Plateau Systems, where I am now the vice president of professional services. I still live in Vienna, Va., with my wife, Adrianne, and our three kids, Lena, 11; Ethan, 9; and Caleb, 5. I am the president of the local Down Syndrome Association and have been very involved in national disability issues."
Paul Rehmet (see Melissa Lai Becker '94).
From the May/June 2008 Issue
Paula DeBlois (see Ted Colangelo '57).
Raj Dhanda (see Anna Murphy Deutmeyer '99).
Dennise Longo writes: "As a member of Levin, Morgan and Longo LLC, I have been enjoying beautiful Orlando, Fla., for two years now. My children, Brandon, 10, Gabriela, 8, and Taylor, 6, are working hard at Beth Am Congregation to become trilingual. If you visit sunny Orlando, we would love to show you a fun time."
Chelsey Remington (see Laura Gardner Remington '94).
From the March/April 2008 Issue
Craig Pohlman's Revealing Minds: Assessing to Understand and Support Struggling Learners was published in August 2007. The foreword was written by Mel Levine '61.
Maxim D. Shrayer and Karen E. Lasser (Harvard '90) announce the birth of Tatiana Rebecca Shrayer. Tatiana, big sister, Mira, and the parents are doing well. Maxim's new memoir, Waiting for America: A Story of Emigration, came out in November.
From the January / February 2008 Issue
Alyson Yashar and her husband, James Goldfarb, celebrated the October 20, 2007, birth of a son, Andrew, who joins Lily, 2, and Alexander, 1, at their home in Saddle River, N.J. A son, Benjamin, was also born that day to Howie Kornstein ’93 MD and his wife, Natalia, who live in Scarsdale, N.Y., with Benjamin, Samuel, 3, and Orly 2. Alyson and Howie are both ophthalmologists and R.I. natives. They and their families look forward to planning birthday parties together in the future.
Naline Lai writes to announce the wedding of her sister Melisa Lai ’94, ’99 MD to Sean Becker (Cornell ’91) on April 28, 2007. The bride and groom were featured in USA Today on July 1 for their unique wedding reception site: Fenway Park in Boston. Alumni present included Naline, who was maid of honor, and her brother-in-law Paul Rehmet. The Brown Tones, the a cappella group which Naline helped found in 1992, serenaded the couple. The group included members Genevieve Kopil ’07, Kim Gemme ’09, Betsy Wilson ’08, Rhiannon Kopynec ’07, Sonia Nayak ’08, Tara Gonsalves ’08, Soyoung Park ’09, Allie Sevy ’08, Sandra Allen ’09, Caroline Straty ’10, and Katie Harty ’09. Also attending were Harold Demopulos ’46, Julianne Ip ’75, ’78 MD, Amelia Demopulos ’90, Resa E. Lewiss ’92, Sonia Sujin Chung ’93, ’98 MD, Sue Chien ’94, Abigail Demopulos ’94, Wendy Doran-Paley ’94, Nisha Gupta ’94, ’98 MD, Jenna Sheinfeld ’94, Tegan Blaine ’95, Christine Huo ’95, ’99 MD, Felix Lui ’95, ’99 MD, Bonnie Meguid ’95, Jack Rozel ’95, ’99 MD, Laurie Schlesinger ’95, Jill Wolfson ’95, Kavita Babu ’96, ’00 MD, Matt Harvey ’97, Elisha Anderson ’98, Sue Saks Walker ’99 MD, Rachel Spaulding ’00 and Jimmy Caroll ’06 MD.
Autumn Latimore and her husband, Gregory Schienke (Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Univ. of Virginia, Marquette Univ. Law School), announce the birth of their daughter, Winter Marie Schienke. They write: “Though Winter was born in December 2006, navigating the world of Elmo and the Backyardigans has only allowed mom to recently surface. Plans are in the works for a sibling.
Teresa Ferguson McLaughlin writes: “We’re still in New York City but moved last year to the Upper East Side to be closer to our twin girls’ school.
Aleta Margolis is the founder and executive director of Center for Inspired Teaching, a D.C.–based nonprofit that serves teachers throughout the metro area. Her organization was featured in the September 10 Washington Post in an article entitled “Center Focuses on Teachers, Not Test Scores.”
Craig Pohlman’s Revealing Minds: Assessing to Understand and Support Struggling Learners was published in August 2007. The foreword was written by Melinda Levine de Lisle ’61.
From the November / December 2007 Issue
Rodd Bender of Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, an environmental, energy, and land-use law firm, received national recognition from Chambers USA, which lists the top lawyers and law firms in 175 countries, as selected through peer- and client-review interviews conducted by 100 experienced researchers.
William Katowitz moved to London with his wife and three kids. He is working at the Moorfields Eye Hospital as a fellow in orbital surgery.
From the September / October 2007 Issue
Paula DeBlois '89 (see Patricia Checchia Abbatomarco '57).
Suzanne Bavly Greenwald (see Caryl-Ann Miller Nieforth '59).
Jeffrey A. Lefstin has been promoted to associate professor of law at UC's Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco.
Robert MacDonald '03 PhD entered the renewable-energy sector after selling his optical amplifier start-up in 2004. He is now enjoying the solar renaissance working at SolFocus, a concentrating photovoltaic start-up in Palo Alto, Calif.
Ann Nealon Petronio writes that she is leaving her long-time job as Rhode Island Monthly's marketing manager to refocus her time and energy on her family, which includes Everett Petronio '88, 12-year-old Mary and 10-year-old Christopher, and her growing home-based business as a travel consultant. Ann launched her Annie's Escapes Custom Travel Planning in January 2006 and enjoys planning vacations for time-strapped couples and families. She is looking forward to working from home while the kids are still young enough to want her around, and she encourages classmates and friends to look her up online at www.anniesescapes.com.
From the July / August 2007 Issue
Kyra Butzel and husband Joel Martell welcomed daughter Ayla Ruby Martell on Jan. 20. The three live in Seattle with dogs Chester and Reggie.
Jacqueline Goss received the 2007 Alpert Award in the Arts, Film and Video.
David M. Gross writes: “I have been in Bologna, Italy, riding a Ducati motorcycle for ten years and helping run Ducati Motors, Pa. Before motorcycle boots, and becoming creative director of Ducati, I was working as a Harvard-trained lawyer at a ‘white shoe’ law firm in New York City. My first book, Fast Company: A Memoir of Life, Love, and Motorcycles in Italy, about my adventures, was published by Farrar, Strauss, Giroux, in May. When I’m not in Bologna, I’m in New York City once a month. I’d love to hear from old friends from Brown.”
Kirk Salvo (see Barry M. Nathan ’70).
From the May / June 2007 Issue
Maxim D. Shrayer, a professor at Boston College, edited the first definitive anthology of Jewish-Russian literature, which includes authors from 1801 to 2001, with most works in English translation.
From the March / April 2007 Issue
Naline Lai is pleased to announce the marriage of Alexa Ragozin to Mike Manning in August. The wedding took place in the idyllic Green Mountains of Vermont. Brown friends in attendance included Naline Lai, Paul Rehmet, Ted McEnroe ’92 MAT, Jennifer Dewitt ’91, Linden Hu ’87, ’90 MD, Scott Thomas ’94, and Josh Klemme ’01. Alexa and Mike reside in Vermont with their dog, Truman, and are busy with their lightning-protection company.
Valerie Dabady Liverani writes: “The African Development Bank (ADB) published its first-ever Law for Development Review on October 31st in Tunis, Tunisia. The biannual Review, which will also be published in French, is meant to be a scholarly look at issues related to law and development as they apply to the African continent. The first volume has articles on Islamic law; a model investment code for Africa; funding the housing gap with residential, mortgage-backed securities; and arbitration in Africa. I was managing editor of the Review. My family and I are still in Tunisia, where the ADB has relocated since 2003. I am working on a wide variety of projects on the continent and enjoying life in Tunisia.”
Kerri Gaffett Spier writes: “I graduated and moved to Block Island, where my husband, John Spier (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ’83), and I started Spier Construction. I’ve built scores of custom homes and a few commercial condominiums, some furniture, and one guitar. I became an EMT and served on the Block Island Volunteer Rescue Squad for thirteen years. I also spent eight years as the chairwoman of the school board, and I have three wonderful children, David,13, Sam, 12,and Sally, 9. In October 2005 we started out from Block Island to sail around the world on our catamaran, Aldora. This winter finds us transiting the Panama Canal and visiting the Galapagos and South Pacific islands. We hope to be in New Zealand or Australia by this fall. I would love to hear from old friends via e-mail.”
From the January / February 2007 Issue
On Nov. 1, Officer Jonathan Bastian was awarded the Medal of Merit by the Lexington (Ky.) Division of Police. The award was for his role in the initial rescue efforts at the crash scene of ComAir flight 5191 on Aug. 27.
Katie Cowan Hagan and husband Jeff Hagan (Stanford ’89) welcome their third child, Sophia Elizabeth. Sophie joins siblings Maddy, 5, and Colin, 3.
Phil Marsosudiro writes: “Last fall there were two milestones to share: the tenth birthday of my independent consulting practice (yay!) and the first anniversary of “livin’ the vida sin casa.” With an eye toward simplicity, economy, and curiosity, I have been resting my head in a continuous series of house-sitting gigs. I love it. Nearly everything I own now fits into my van. Old books are with my folks. All else is gone! I’d love to hear from others who have done similarly. Cheers to all.”
Kate O’Halloran has assumed additional responsibilities within her role at Colby College and is now also the associate director of the Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights. Both she and her yellow Lab, Tucker, are doing well and spend as much time as possible enjoying the mountains and coast of Maine.
From the September / October 2006 Issue
Richard Birchall writes: “After seventeen years in the wilderness, I have returned home to live in a forge in the Irish countryside with my wife, Victoria O’Brien, and our recently arrived daughter, Mimi Joyce Birchall. Exploits have involved working for the International Herald Tribune and W Magazine in Paris. More recently I have returned to my first love, computer science, with stints at Cambridge Technology Partners and now SAI New Technologies. Would be curious to hear from old alums, particularly those in publishing looking to print my memoirs, The Young Apprentice and An Extraordinary Year, and my novels, That Thing and Notes from the Material World.”
Kris Brown (see David Shrier ’95).
William F. Cassin has joined Stroock and Stroock and Lavan as a special counsel in the financial restructuring group. His practice will focus on corporate and securities law, mergers and acquisitions and investments in private and public companies, including in the context of restructurings.
Peter G. Crane and Shaun Cutts ’93 have formed a new money market and mutual fund information company called Crane Data. Its first product, Money Fund Intelligence, contains performance, commentary, and analytics on the cash investment market. Contact and company info may be found at www.cranedata.us. Cutts is also completing his PhD in math at MIT.
Kirk Salvo (see Barry Nathan ’70).
Alyson Yashar writes: “We had a new addition to the family. Alexander Goldfarb was born on April 2. He joins sister Lilly, and they are thirteen months apart. Unfortunately, we had to give the family dog away. I am still practicing ophthalmology in Woodcliff Lake, N.J., and my husband, James Goldfarb, is practicing law with King and Spaulding in New York City. We would love to hear from friends.”
From the May / June 2006 Issue
Anita Lee, Ross Gombiner (Indiana University ’89), and Max, 3, announce the Aug. 1 birth of Sam. Anita writes: “He has made our life more fun, hectic, and sleep-deprived. We are enjoying the two boys! Nicolle Lipper Jacoby, Karen Jason, and Bill Silverman came to visit with their families over the new year, a tradition now in its third year!” Anita has returned to work as an internist/educator at the Univ. of Pennsylvania. “We would love to hear from any old friends.”
James Williams writes: “I became the vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary for Liquidity Services Inc. in Washington, D.C. I would love to hear from friends in the area.”
From the March / April 2005 Issue
Robert C. Blume was elected partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. A member of the business crimes and investigations, securities litigation, and litigation practice groups, he focuses on whitecollar crime and complex civil litigation. As a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice, he earned four special achievement awards from the attorney general.
Jeff Carpenter and his wife, Kristen (Yale ’90), announce the Dec. 20 birth of their first child, Caitlyn Skye Carpenter. Jeff lives in Manhattan and works at JPMorgan Chase.
From the November / December 2004 Issue
Paula DeBlois (see Hank Vandersip ’56).
Nigel Freeman is happy to announce the June 23 birth of his second daughter, Lucy. Nigel, along with his wife, Peyton Jefferson, and Lola, 3, have moved to Maplewood, N.J., from Brooklyn. Nigel is a prints and drawings specialist at the auction house Swann Galleries in New York City.
Major Michael G. Geffroy writes: “Greetings from Al Taqaddum, Iraq. My base is located about 10 kilometers west of Fallujah, where the temperature is about 118 degrees as I write this. I find myself here in Iraq as part of the First Marine Expeditionary Force (I MEF). I am a reservist and normally work on Capitol Hill as senior counsel to the Select Committee on Homeland Security in the U.S. House of Representatives. I’ve been in Iraq for about six months and wanted to publicly say thanks to Stephen Cervieri and Amy Dunathan ’88 for the great care packages they’ve sent along the way. We are making great progress here, and despite the bad news you may be seeing on TV, the vast majority of the Iraqi people are eager to have peace and freedom. Whether it be working on a local water purification projects, rebuilding elementary schools, or defeating the anti-Iraqi forces whenever we find them, our efforts are paying real dividends and helping make a better life and a bright future for the Iraqi people.”
David Grossman writes: “On July 1 my wife, Marnie (Duke ’91), and I welcomed our new son, Jonah Daniel. Big brother Andy, 4, was thrilled with the new addition. Our Manhattan apartment now seems even more crowded. I work at Technology Investment Capital Corp., a new debt fund located in Greenwich, Conn.”
Bob MacDonald ’93 PhD writes: “The reunion in May lived up to expectations. The highlight for my three daughters was listening to Lisa Loeb sing children’s songs at Field Day. Shortly after the reunion ended, I finalized the sale of Onetta Inc., an optical communications company started with several colleagues four years ago. I’m working in Sunnyvale, Calif., for the acquiring company, Bookham Technologies.”
Sarah Levin Martin has published Tents, Trailers, and Tribulations (Random House/Xlibris) about her “adventuresome yet trying years” in New Mexico. The trailer on the front cover was her home for more than four years.
David Merson and his wife, Rebeka (UMass ’90), welcomed their third child, Jacob Alden Merson, this spring. Siblings Zach and Hannah are amazed at their new brother, especially his happy demeanor.
Carolyn Ou writes: “Life continues to evolve, surprise, and please me. My latest calling is as a coach and educator, and this one is working out really well. As program director for advertising and design at the International Academy of Design & Technology in Chicago, I get to work with design students and faculty as an adviser, coach, mentor, supporter, champion, nag, and friend. And with a new practice as a life coach, I’m also finding great satisfaction in working with clients to create more fulfilling lives. I was unable to attend our 15th reunion, but hope that long-lost friends from Perkins and BRU will contact me.”
Peter J. Taub is chief of craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery at New York Medical College and the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital. He specializes in children with congenital deformities of the head and neck, including clefts of the lip and palate and deformations of the skull.
From the September / October 2004 Issue
Brian Bulkowski (see Wendy Knox Bulkow?ski ’66).
B. Amarilis Lugo de Fabritz writes: “Lots of changes in 2003. I had a baby, Victor Eugene Fabritz Lugo. My husband, Jason, and I then moved from Atlanta to Silver Spring, Md., when the baby was three weeks old. We bought a house at the end of December. For now, I am trying to turn my dissertation into a book while being a stay-at-home mom. I would like to hear from friends in the area.”
Aleta Margolis founded the Center for Artistry in Teaching (www.artistryinteaching.org) in Washington, D.C., an organization that trains public school teachers to improve the educational environment in their classrooms. Her work was profiled in Hope magazine last fall.
Sarah Levin Martin reports that her first book, Tents, Trailers & Tribulations, an autobiography about her years in New Mexico, will be published by XLibris. She lives outside Atlanta with her husband, Bud, and two dogs. Sarah works as a health scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and writes that she still runs regularly—“even completed an ultramarathon.”
Amanda Biers-Melcher and Steve Mel?cher welcomed the Dec. 12 birth of Lincoln Charles. His big sister Louisa is a kindergartner at Lycee International in Los Angeles.
From the July / August 2004 Issue
Kristopher Brown writes: “My wife, Rachel (Cornell ’90), and I had a second daughter, Noa Moritt Brown, on March 30. Rachel, little Noa, and big sister Ari, now 4 1/2, are all doing great. Hoping to make it to the 15th reunion. Has it really been that long?”
Sarah Flack lives in New York City and works as a film editor. She won a British Academy award earlier this year for the editing of Lost in Translation.
Katie Cowan Hagan and her husband, Jeff, announce the Oct. 1 birth of James Colin. Colin joins sister Madeline, 2.
Jay Hayes (see William B. Hayes ’59).
Laura Catherine Klein writes: “In April, I returned to my home station at Charlottesville, Va. (the JAG School), after being stationed at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, where I served as the deputy staff judge advocate (JAG) with Combined/Joint Task Force 180, the headquarters for Coalition operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. I deployed here in January from Kirkuk, Iraq, where I was serving with the 173rd Airborne Brigade as a legal adviser and helping establish a Property Claims Commission office for Kirkuk Province. This summer I move to my new duty station at Ft. Irwin, Calif.”
Joanna Lieberman (see Carl Lieberman ’59).
Grace “Babs” Murphy (see Grace Azevedo Murphy ’59).
From the May / June 2004 Issue
The class reunion committee reports: “Return to Brown for our 15th! Nancy Erban Carpenter, Kristen Langdon Cohen, Dawn Crumel, Meredith Cohen Fried, Robert Harper, Ted Hosp, Michael Kezirian, Christopher Laurence, Rob Ramsdell, Richard Rothenberg, Doug Tudor, Pamela Sterling Vogel, Catherine Yang, and Laurence Zuriff have planned a fantastic weekend starting with Campus Dance and continuing through the Commencement procession. Be sure not to miss our class seminar on Sunday on the role of the Internet in reshaping the media business. NPR reporter Monica Brady-Myerov will moderate the panel featuring MTV’s Nicholas Butterworth, freelancer Jessica Kowal, and Goal Line Production’s Joe Madden.
Derek Charles Livingston writes: “I am looking forward to our reunion. I’ll be staying with my good friends theater lecturer Barbara Tannenbaum, her husband Cliff Dutton ’83, and their children Molly and John, whom I babysat as infants. I’m also planning to get to Boston to see my godson Jordan and his mothers, Angela Taylor ’87 and Carolyn Robinson ’86. On the professional front, I received two GLAAD/LA Awards for outstanding theater production of 2003. I produced both shows and was also the director of one of them. Since I’ve been the managing artistic director of Celebration Theatre in Los Angeles, we’ve received numerous awards. Not bad for a sixty-four-seat gay and lesbian theater. On the other hand, it’s taken me six years to earn an MFA in filmmaking.”
Susan Blackman Tilson (see Karen Grace ’94).
From the March / April 2004 Issue
The 15th reunion committee suggests a new Webster’s definition for reunion: 1. Bring together former classmates. 2. Get reacquainted with lifelong friends. 3. Incredible Memorial Day Weekend. Friday: Campus Dance and late night. Saturday: Field Day, class event, and pops concert. Sunday: class seminar in the afternoon and Union Station downtown. Monday: Commencement March. And these are just the highlights! The class Web site (alumni.brown.edu/classes/ 1989) is taking shape—weddings, kids, career changes, and photos! Go there to find out who is coming to the reunion and to make plans to return to College Hill for our 15th. E-mail your updates to Kristen Cohen or contact the other members of the reunion planning committee: Nancy Erban Carpenter, Kristen Langdon Cohen, Dawn Crumel, Meredith Cohen Fried, Robert Harper, Ted Hosp, Michael Kezirian, Christopher Laurence, Rob Ramsdell, Rich Rothenberg, Doug Tudor, Pamela Sterling Vogel, and Catherine Yang.
Cheryl Aviva Amitay writes: “My daughter Nicole Annette Appiani was born on Feb. 28, 2003, and my new life-coaching business, which she inspired, opened in August 2003. I invite fellow Brunonians to check out my Web site at coachingnow.net. I continue to reside in the Washington, D.C., area with my husband, Gian, and am lucky to be in close touch with many from good old New Pembroke 3.”
Jennifer Castle writes: “I married my longtime boyfriend Bill Spring (Syracuse ’90) on Oct. 19 in Pasadena, Calif. Kirsten Corbett ’90, Jennifer Robinson, Julia Kinloch ’91, Jill Schwartz Pickard, and Tom Pickard ’87 were there to celebrate with us! I’m continuing my work with the PBS Kids Web site It’s My Life and writing fiction in my spare time.”
Joanne Cancemi DeVore and her husband, Brian, announce the Sept. 19 birth of their twin boys, Zachary Joseph and Christian John. They join siblings Jared and Hallie. Joanne continues to work part-time as a pediatrician at The Children’s Clinic in Portland, Ore.
Doris M. Kim writes: “Since we’re coming up on our 15th reunion, I thought I’d send in some news. I married Stephen Koelbel in May 2001. Our twin daughters, Danielle and Madeline, were born on Nov. 22. I’m now on maternity leave, but will go back to my job at Milford-Whitinsville Regional Hospital in March. I’m looking forward to the reunion!”
Maxim Shrayer, professor of Russian and English at Boston College, is happy to report the publication of Jonah and Sarah: Jewish Stories of Russia and America by his father, David Shrayer-Petrov, an adjunct assistant professor of surgery at Brown. Maxim edited and translated the stories for the Library of Modern Jewish Literature.
Paola Vita writes: “My husband, Trevor Harris, and I are happy to announce the July 16 birth of Matteo Vita Harris.”
James Williams writes: “I was promoted to vice president and general counsel of Acterna Inc., a communications equipment manufacturer in the Washington, D.C., area.”
From the January / February 2004 Issue
The class of ’89 reunion committee reports: “Come back to Brown May 28–31 to celebrate our 15th reunion. Catch up with old friends at Campus Dance, the Pops Concert, and Field Day, plus our special class events. Check out our class Web site at alumni. brown.edu/classes/1989 for the latest information. The reunion committee—Nancy Erban Carpenter, Kristen Langdon Cohen, Dawn Crumel, Meredith Cohen Fried, Robert Harper, Ted Hosp, Michael Kezirian, Christopher Laurence, Rob Ramsdell, Rich Rothenberg, Doug Tudor, Pamela Sterling Vogel, and Catherine Yang—is working to make the weekend incredible for classmates, spouses, and kids. A new Brown tradition since our 10th is the class seminar, in which each class features a noted alum or a panel of alumni to talk about their profession, their passion, or their personal experiences.
Jon Davis announces the Oct. 6 birth of Jack Leon Davis. Jon writes: “Joel Davis ’56 is Jack’s proud grandfather and Chuck Davis ’82 is his proud uncle. Dave Judge paid a visit to Jack in the hospital and gave him two thumbs up. The whole family plans to attend Dad’s 15th reunion in May.”
David A. De Simone and his wife, Susan, announce the Aug. 17 birth of Alexander David De Simone. David is the associate general counsel of Meridian Health System, and Susan is in private practice concentrating on municipal law and litigation.”
Kammy Jain married Gregory Price on Sept. 6 at Gillette Castle in East Haddam, Conn. Sarah Larkin and Jason Rosenstock ’92 M.D. brought their daughter Amelia. Also in attendance were Randy Chamberlain ’90 and Kerri Fox ’90.
Naline Lai (see Melisa Lai ’94).
Robin Lenhardt, a student at the Georgetown University Law Center, married William Thomas Crawley III on Sept. 20. William is director of strategic initiatives for the National Credit Union Foundation.
Kelly Cooper Lesko ran the New York City Marathon Nov. 2.
Makhosazana Matshitse ’90 M.A.T., of Johannesburg, South Africa, writes: “I now work for the Liberty Group, the third largest financial services organization in South Africa, as divisional director of organizational development and employment equity. It’s quite a challenging role within the changing work environment in South Africa. I attended a senior leadership development program at Manchester University in 2002. Tumi, my eldest daughter, spent a year in Honduras on exchange and is now fluent in five languages. She is in her second year of a psychology degree at Wits University. Naledi, the youngest daughter, starts high school in January 2004. I would like to hear from RUE alumni and members of the African Students Society from 1985–90.”
Paul Rehmet (see Melisa Lai ’94).
Alyson Yashar writes: “Last October, I opened my own ophthalmology practice in Woodcliff Lake, N.J. I married James Kasen Goldfarb (Washington University ’92; Duke School of Law ’98) on Aug. 31 in Providence. James is an associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York City, where he practices securities and bankruptcy litigation. Alumni in attendance included bridesmaids Karen Jason and Carolyn Lederman Barotz ’88; groomsman and brother of the bride, David Yashar ’92; Jane Levine Snyder ’88; Ned Luce; William Silverman; Nicolle Lipper Jacoby; Michael Song; Howard Kornstein ’93 M.D.; Kittie Warshawsky; Tim Tibbitts ’90; Tom Cregan; Natalie Cekleniak ’93 M.D.; Marcia Dunn ’82; Erica Lubetkin ’90; Deborah Yashar ’85; Beverly Yashar ’79; Joseph Shapiro ’57; and Jim Winoker ’53. We just returned from a wonderful honeymoon in South Africa.”
From the November / December 2003 Issue
Nina Katchadourian writes: “I’ve been an adjunct lecturer in the visual art department at Brown since fall 2001. I’m still living in Brooklyn with Sina Najafi, although I spend three days each week in Providence. In July, I visited Jen Knuth and Greg Tucker ’88 and their kids, Rees and Kadin, in Oxford, England, before they relocated to Boulder, Colo. I continue to exhibit my work in New York City and am preparing for a solo show in November at Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco.”
Jonathan Kline and his wife, Olga C. Torres, announce the June 3 birth of Daniel Esteban. Olga and Jonathan live in New York City, where Olga is an attorney with the National Labor Relations Board and Jonathan is an associate at Herrick Feinstein.
Tanya Little-Palmer writes: “I started my own jewelry design firm, called Eumenides Jewelry. It has been going extremely well. Please visit my site, eumenidesjewelry.com.”
From the May / June 2003 Issue
Rodd Bender writes: “My wife, Cari, and I welcomed our daughter, Hallie, to the world on Jan. 9. We’re ecstatic but sleep-deprived. Our son, Max, loves his new big-brother role. I continue to work on brownfield redevelopment and other environmental law matters for Manko, Gold, Katcher and Fox, while Cari provides public-relations and marketing consulting services to nonprofit organizations.”
Peter Bridge writes: “Holden is almost 5 and Blake, 2. Donna and I love the Tampa area.”
Caroline Rodger Bridgers writes: “I’ve been teaching ESL in Fairfax County, Md., for several years. In November 2000 I passed the National Board Certification in ESL. In December 2001 my husband and I welcomed our baby, John David Bridgers. He’s turned 1, and I am taking some time off work to be with him at home. We are still living in Washington, D.C.”
Karen Finkelman Churchill writes: “Chris and I moved to Sacramento from Dallas more than four years ago. We have two boys, Lucas, 4, and Julian, 1.”
Eliot Ephraim, his wife, Gayle, and big sister Eden announce the birth of Lilah Miriam on October 3. Lilah was four weeks early and spent a little extra time in the hospital but is healthy and growing. She was expected to arrive the same day that Tom Shapira ’89 was expecting his third child, but Lilah couldn’t wait. Eliot continues to practice entertainment law.
Hilary Feier writes: “My husband, Frank, and I are pleased to announce the Sept. 7 birth of our daughter Francesca Ariana Rossi. We live in Seattle and enjoy rare pockets of sunshine and sleep.”
Tad Hanna ’89 R.U.E. is working as a freelance graphic artist and living in Boulder, Colo. She writes: “For intellectual pleasure I study metaphysical systems, and for fun I hang out in coffee shops talking with friends and strangers.”
Bob Lasky and his wife, Roberta, announce the Jan. 17 birth of Dylan Samuel.
Michael Natkin writes that he has been working on After Effects at Adobe Systems for the past three years with a bunch of other Brown grads. He also invented a new kind of refrigerator-poetry magnet made from photos of vanity license plates from around the United States. Check them out at poetic-licenses.com.
Philip Pedlikin writes: “My wife, Adrianne, and I are pleased to announce the Nov. 13 arrival of Caleb Ezekiel Pedlikin. His older sister, Lena, and older brother, Ethan, are thrilled. Around the same time as Caleb’s birth, the division of AMS that I work for was sold to Wipro, a large information-technology company based in Bangalore, India. I am now in charge of the global customer-care practice.”
Michael Rosenman announces the July 29 birth of twins, Caleb Louis and Anna Patricia. Michael and his wife, Mary Elizabeth Cisneros, live in Washington, D.C. Michael is an attorney at Marriott International, the hotel company.
From the March / April 2003 Issue
Michael Goldstein, an environmental lawyer and shareholder with the law firm of Akerman Senterfitt, writes that he has become one of the leading proponents of contaminated-land reuse in Florida, chairing the Florida Brownfields Association, as well as the Miami-Dade County Brownfields Oversight committee. In his practice Michael works with a variety of public and private groups to acquire, clean up, and reuse abandoned and underutilized landfills, factories, gas stations, and nurseries.
Chelsey Remington (see Laura Gardner ’94).
Greg Roth, of Los Angeles, and his partner, Daniel Shapiro, eagerly await the arrival of their first child, via surrogacy, in April.
Ina Scherl Scher writes: “My husband, Peter Scher, and I announce the Halloween birth of Eli James. Susan Blackman Tilson came to visit shortly after he was born. Sarah Feldman, Stacey Rosenkrantz Aronson, and David Grossman have all been in touch to offer their congratulations, and we hope to see them soon.”
Tom Shapira and his wife, Jodi, announce the Oct. 28 birth of Samuel Benjamin. Brothers Teddy, 5, and Richie, 3, welcomed the addition to their demolition crew.
Paola Vita writes: “On May 5, Trevor Harris (Grinnell ’89) and I were married on the banks of the Hudson River. We met through New York City Outward Bound, where we both still work to bring Outward Bound to New York City’s public schools. Trevor directs our sailing program, and I direct our marketing efforts. Our wedding was participatory—team-building initiatives and contra dancing—in true Outward Bound fashion.”
From the November / December 2002 Issue
Ted Chiang has published his first collection of short stories, Stories of Your Life and Others (Tor Books).
Carolyn Ou writes that after ten years together, she and Barnaby Wauters (Cooper Union '92) were married on Oct. 14, 2001, at Klein Art Works gallery in Chicago. Brown alumni in attendance included Kurt Hirsch '87. Carolyn works at K Andre Consulting, a strategy, marketing, and communications consulting firm in Chicago.
Jay Pricer and Margaret Coan '90, of Ashland, Ore., wrote in July: "Our son, Aiden, was born two months early but is now eight months old, exceptionally healthy, and a chubby nineteen pounds."
James Williams writes: "I am now senior corporate counsel at Acterna Corporation, a telecommunications company in Germantown, Md., just outside Washington, D.C. I am excited about my new position."
Emre Yilmaz (see Page Sargisson '97).
From the September / October 2002 Issue
Monica Brady-Myerov announces the Aug. 10, 2001, birth of Isabel Rose. She writes: "Motherhood is wonderful, and I'm balancing a full-time job with mothering pretty well. I'm still a radio reporter at NPR affiliate WBUR-FM in Boston. My husband, Adam, finished his M.B.A. at MIT/Sloan, and we are looking for our next adventure."
Sue Craven married Riley Williams on March 21. They live in Jacksonville, Fla., and are expecting their first child in December. She writes: "I would love to get in contact with old gymnastics teammates, particularly Chris Demeo '90."
Beth McDermott Eustis writes: "I gave birth to Noah William on Feb. 1. John and I are adjusting well to parenthood and sleeping much better than we did in the beginning. We have been living in Rhode Island since 1997. John works for CVS as a director of strategic procurement. I am a human-resources manager at Fleet Bank."
Todd Hoffman writes that he married Jennifer Zerner on March 30 at the Bel Air Bay Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif. In attendance were Bryan Behar '88, Chris Masto, Ari Klionsky, and Steve Baldikoski '90. Jennifer is an associate at Gold Circle Films, where she helped develop the recent indie hit My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Todd continues to work as a literary agent at the Broder Kurland Webb Uffner Agency in Beverly Hills, where he represents writers and directors for feature films. They live in Franklin Canyon in Beverly Hills.
From the July / August 2002 Issue
Andrew Boardman and Anita Moeller announce the Jan. 14 birth of Maeve Esther Boardman. Andrew runs Manoverboard, a Web and graphic design company in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Ravi Chandra writes that he has started a second medical residency in psychiatry at UCSF and is enjoying being back on the West Coast.
Kristen Langdon Cohen writes: "Lee and I became the proud parents of twin boys, Daniel and Thomas, on April 3, 2001. In February we were delighted to host the first annual Unit 21 Kiddapolooza at our home in Franklin, Mass. Attendees were: Ian Banks, his wife, Janet, and their twin sons Julian and Leo; Mark ԂBarque' Bardack and his wife, Susan; Ingfei Chen; Bill Denneen, his wife, Suzanne, and their kids Henry, Maeve, and Ruby; and Al Barney, his wife, Kathy, and their children, Sarah and Al."
Robert Goulburn writes: "I am in Hong Kong trading Asian equities for Credit Lyonnais Securities Asia. I have been here for nearly three years and enjoy it quite a bit."
Tad Hanna R.U.E. is living in Boulder, Colo., and working as a freelance graphic artist.
R.J. Harper, of Jersey City, N.J., writes: "I just finished an amazing monthlong tour of Brazil, traveling down the Amazon after Carnival in Rio. I spent two weeks in Salvador on some of the most amazing beaches, and had a chance to catch up with Bob Pollock '90, who now lives in Bahia."
David J. Howard (see Peter B. Howard '58).
Sarah Kollmer-Dorsey and her husband, Paul, announce the Sept. 26 birth of their son, Caedmon Petrella Kollmer-Dorsey. They live with their five cats in Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C. Sarah was home with Caedmon until March, when Paul took his parental leave and she returned to work part-time at the U.S. Treasury Department.
From the May / June 2002 Issue
R.J. Harper writes to announce the Dec. 1 birth of son Robert Harper III. R.J. is a frequent guest on MSNBC and is on the board of directors of the multimedia music promotion firm Afropop.org.
Jessica Kowal writes that she married Blaine Harden on Feb. 9 at the Explorer's Club in New York City. Jessica covers City Hall for Newsday. Blaine is a national correspondent and magazine writer for the New York Times. Alumni in attendance included Jessica's brother-in-law David Bullwinkle;
Sarah Israelit; Maryam Mohit; Erin Smith Springhorn; Bernard von Bothmer; Kerith Aronow and husband Saul Shapiro '81; Pamela Bol Riess '87; Andrew Corsello '90; and Jessica's cousin Alex Slawsby '00.
Bob Kulperger (see Marilyn and Bill Simon '54).
Roddy McRae (see Marilyn and Bill Simon '54).
Elizabeth O'Neill (see Marilyn and Bill Simon '54).
Ina Scherl Scher writes: "After six years as an assistant district attorney in the Manhattan D.A.'s Office, I reluctantly left public service. I am now practicing commercial litigation at Davis & Gilbert in Manhattan. My husband, Peter Scher (Harvard '88), and I are living in Brooklyn."
John Simon (see Marilyn and Bill Simon '54).
From the November / December 2000 Issue
Naline Lai and Paul Rehmet announce the birth of Abigail Lai Rehmet on Paul’s birthday in June. Big sister Emily turned 2 three weeks later. Their aunt is Melisa W. Lai ’94, ’99 M.D. Naline is in her third year as an attending pediatrician at Buckingham Pediatrics, and Paul is employee number eleven at Destiny Software. Relatives on both sides are thinking about how expensive tuition for two at Brown will be by 2018.
Kathryn Mostow writes: “After working the past four years as a health educator and researcher for Seattle–King County, I left my job in March to pursue a career as a singer and songwriter. My first recording, a four-song CD, has an acoustic, folk-pop feel with a bit of a cappella thrown in for good measure. I plan to record a second, full-length CD this fall. You can hear two of my songs by going to www.hobomobile.com and clicking on ‘Preview Artists.”
Kim Deasy O’Brien and her husband, Gaynam, of London, announce the birth of their first child, Cameron Gaynam, on July 30. T
Stephanie Sanchez (see Gerald R. Levine ’58).
Shannon White and Doug Cogen ’87, of San Francisco, were married in June 1998. They were joined by many Brown friends on a cliff overlooking the Pacific in Sonoma County, Calif. This January Shannon and Doug welcomed their new baby, Jack.
James Williams writes: “I have become assistant general counsel at Pathnet Inc., a telecommunications company in Reston, Va., just outside Washington, D.C. I am excited about my new position and would like to hear from friends in the area.”
From the September / October 2000 Issue
Lawrence Bluth and Heidi Wainman-Bluth announce the birth of Madison Caroline on Feb. 16. She joins Natasha, 6, and Samantha, 3. Lawrence writes: "Now in the Bluth household, X chromosomes outnumber Y chromosomes nine to one."
C. Valerie Dabady writes: "I have renewed my contract at the African Development Bank in Abidjan, where I am senior legal counsel and plan to remain for a couple more years. Other than the coup in December and the uncertainty leading up to a July 23 constitutional referendum, life continues to follow its schedule. I alternate between public-sector lending (for Tchad, Djibouti, Congo, Seychelles, Burkina Faso, and Mauritius) and private-sector work. The mix keeps it all interesting."
B. Amarilis Lugo de Fabritz, formerly Lugo Pagan, passed her doctoral candidacy exams on March 3 in the Slavic languages-and-literatures department at the University of Washington at Seattle. She writes: "I look forward to finishing my dissertation and finding a teaching job, hopefully in the next year."
Vickie Hoiles (see Dave Hoiles ’59).
Bob Lasky and his wife, Roberta, announce the birth of their daughter, Allison Rachael, on March 8.
Christian Smith and Christine Alfano announce the birth of Maximilian Emerson Alfano-Smith on Jan. 9. Max; his sister, Miranda, 3; Crissy; and Smitty live in the San Francisco Bay area. They regularly play with Leslie Allen Raffetto, Bob Houser, Marianna Caponigro, and Carlie Houser.
Manny Suárez married Michaela M. Cioci (Boston College ’93) at Manning Chapel in November 1998. Their son, Sebastián, was born Sept. 5, 1999. Manny is an assistant attorney general in Hartford.
From the July / August 2000 Issue
Karen Weiner Brandstein (see Rube Weiner ’59).
Caroline Rodger Bridgers, of Washington, D.C., writes: "I married Jeff Bridgers (Sewanee ’82) on Oct. 9 in an outdoor ceremony on Sugarloaf Mountain in Frederick, Md. The wedding was wonderful and married life is turning out that way as well. I’m in my eighth year of teaching elementary-school English as a Second Language. I still love it. Jeff works at the Library of Congress. I’d love to hear from friends."
Elias Eliopoulos, of Bronxville, N.Y., practices real-estate law at McDermott, Will & Emery in New York City. He and his wife, Roubi (Fordham ’90), welcomed their first child, Anastasia, on Dec. 18.
From the May / June 2000 Issue
Kendra Kurk Anderson married Kent Anderson (Colorado School of Mines ’90) on Aug. 1 in Weare, N.H. The bride was given away by her father, Neal Kurk ’62. Matron-of-honor was Kathy Kau and the bride’s brothers, Morgan ’91 and Courtney ’93, were groomsmen. Several other alumni attended the all-day affair. Highlights included a respite from the humidity, the traditional hora dance, swimming, volleyball, horseshoes, and croquet. The couple lives in Hawaii, where Kendra is a (traveling) consultant for Cambridge Technology Partners, an e-integration firm, and Kent is a demand-side engineer at Hawaiian Electric. Check out their Web site at http://home.hawaii.rr.com/surfman.
Rex Chiu ’94 M.D. announces the birth of Kaitlin Leann on Nov. 14. Rex writes: "It is fun watching Kaitlin grow and watching big brother Wayland Leon, 3, help change diapers. I am now course director of the internal-medicine core clerkship and the internal-medicine subinternship at Stanford’s medical school. It has been very rewarding. I am area chairman of Brown applicant interviews for Palo Alto/Menlo Park, and I appreciate all the help of local alumni.
Jenny Hua ’93 M.D., of Los Altos, Calif., and her husband, Albert Koong (Stanford ’89, ’94, Northwestern ’96), announce the birth of Amanda on March 15, 1999. Jenny is an ob-gyn at Camino Medical Group, and Albert is still at Stanford. Jenny writes: "We recommend parenthood to everyone, even though we’ve only seen one movie since she was born! Amanda arrived three weeks before Julia Chang, daughter of Kathy Kau and Kay Chang ’88, ’92 M.D. Kathy and Kay are finally moving to the Bay Area in July, when Kay starts his ENT job at Stanford. Visitors are welcome to stay in our living room."
Astrid Jain, of Charlotte, N.C., writes: "Sarah Stelzner and David Ingram, along with their son, Andrew, welcomed their new addition, Daniel Alex, in October, while Jill Goldsmith Sullivan and Scott Sullivan ’86 welcomed their third child, Alice. All are happy, healthy, and well."
Elizabeth Merritt, of Norway, writes: "My husband, Bjorn Arne Walberg, and I celebrated the first birthday of our son, Theodor Charles, and my fourth year in private practice in Norway. How time flies when life is good! Theodor’s grandpa is Charles Merritt ’56."
Fergal Mullen and Jane Kent announce the birth of Jenna Teresa on Oct. 2. Fergal writes: "We continue to enjoy life in Europe, especially the ski season. Jenna is a happy little girl who seldom cries – we count our blessings."
Carolyn Ou received her M.B.A. from Indiana University in May 1999. She writes: "After a summer roaming around Europe with my partner of eight years, Barnaby Wauters, I returned to the States to start my new life as a senior consultant at Deloitte Consulting in Chicago. Life on the road isn’t easy, but it’s showing me a lot about the United States that I never would have experienced otherwise."
Ann Nealon Petronio writes that she was promoted to circulation marketing manager at the Providence Journal. She and her husband, Everett ’88, live in Cranston, R.I., with their two children, Mary Elizabeth, 4, and Christopher Everett, 2.
Laura Stone Quam and her husband, David (Duke ’90), announce the birth of their second son, William Thomas, on March 12, 1999.
Tom Shapira, of Deerfield, Ill., writes: "My wife, Jodi, and I welcomed our new son, Richard Joseph, on Oct. 12. Richie’s big brother, Teddy, has been very protective and is ready to teach Richie how to climb the furniture and destroy the house. Our goldfish has been placed in protective custody."
From the March / April 2000 Issue
Leslie Allen writes that she married Tony Raffetto on Aug. 7 by San Francisco Bay. The ceremony was performed by Christine Alfano and attended by Cheryl Amitay, Anthony Bravo, Pam and John DiCola, Kathy and Bill Hatfield, Bert Rossi ’93 M.D., Michelle Schubnel, Jenny and Frank Smith, and Christian Smith, husband of the officiant. After two weeks in Fiji, Leslie and Tony returned to their teaching jobs at San Mateo High.
Monica Brady writes that she married Adam Myerov (Washington Univ. ’90) on Sept. 5. They became the Brady-Myerov family. She writes: “The wedding looked like another ten-year reunion with Suzanne Bavly Greenwald, Chris Chance (our wedding singer), Jake Kurtis, Tom Macdonald, Michaell Galvin, David Green ’88, and others in attendance.” Monica and Adam live in Cambridge, Mass., where she is a reporter for Boston’s NPR station.
Ellen V. Freund received her Ph.D. in biology from Stanford and is now teaching at Harvard.
Brad Frishberg reports that he and his wife, Amy, moved to New York City after six years in Hong Kong, London, and Tokyo. He writes: “Jake and Zoe turned 2 in January, so it was about time to move to America.” Brad continues to work for J.P. Morgan Investment Management, and the family is looking to settle in southern Connecticut.
Amy Grey and her husband, Mark Warner, announce the birth of their first child, Thomas Fielding Warner, on Oct. 25. They live in the Pacific Northwest.
Jennifer Doran Haan writes: “Bern ’84 and I moved to Acton, Mass., in May. Myla Rose Haan joined us on June 30. She joins big brothers Jacob and Andrew.”
Evan Hazen Kimble’s band, Grasshopper, has completed its second CD of psychedelic folk-rock. The songs on the new album, Force of Nature, focus on natural wonders and natural disasters. Evan, who lives in Seattle, writes: “Grasshopper’s music has been described as ‘a free trip to Hurricane Ridge’ (the Rocket, Seattle), and it receives airplay on community radio stations in several states. Roberto Serralles ’93 and Xena Huff ’90, ’98 A.M. attended the last Grasshopper show of the millennium. Afterward we all had pie and recounted stories of streaking naked at Brown.” To hear Grasshopper and to get CDs, visit www.grasshopper.net.
Rebecca Parkhill and Robert Willett write: “Oliver Parkhill Willett was born on April 7, 1999, in London, where we have lived for the past two years. Rebecca continues in the Unitarian ministry part-time, and Robert is now CEO of Willett International, a family-owned high-tech coding and labeling company. We enjoy life in Hampstead and visits from Oliver’s uncle, Paul Parkhill ’91, and aunt Helen Kapstein ’92, who were married in October 1998.”
Gavriel Rosenfeld and Erika Banks announce the birth of Benjamin Harel Rosenfeld on Oct. 14 in Los Angeles. He joins his big sister. After nearly ten years in L.A., the family will move back to the East Coast, where Gavriel will be assistant professor of German and European history at Fairfield University, and Erika will be assistant professor of ob-gyn at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine.
Christine Worrell and her husband, Pier Augusto Novelli (Univ. of Rome ’89, M.I.T. ’93), announce the birth of Nicolas Mario on June 12. The family lives in London and would love to hear from friends at 44 171 431 7921.
From the January / February 2000 Issue
Christopher Crozier (see Margery Gould Sharp '54).
Leslie Feinberg Kopel and her husband, David, announce the birth of their first child, Shira Gail, on Aug.19.
Howie Kornstein '93 M.D., of New York City, writes that he completed an ophthalmology residency and fellowship in cornea and refractive surgery at New York University Medical Center. He is in private practice in Greenwich, Conn., and New York City, where he specializes in LASIK and laser vision correction.
Dorcas Lind is vice president of clinical- trial recruitment at GCI Healthcare.
Kevin McFarland, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Rochester, has received an Outstanding Junior Investigator Award from the energy department. He will receive $400,000 over five years to research the mass of subatomic particles.
Stephanie Sanchez (see Bob Sanchez '58).
Sarah McFarland Taylor (see Sandy McFarland Taylor '58).
Paul Voss (see Robert L. Sweeney '57).
From the November / December 1999 Issue
Jimmy Dayton, of East Northport, N.Y., writes: "On Wednesday, June 16, at 9:43 a.m., my wife, Maria, gave birth to a precious baby girl, Laura Maria, our first child." J
Greg Galer, of North Easton, Mass., published Connecticut's Ames Iron Works: Family, Community, Nature, and Innovation in an Enterprise of the Early American Republic (Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences).
Amy Litman Guiot and Bruce A. Guiot '90, of Pittsburgh, Pa., announce the birth of Michelle Elizabeth on June 18. Big brother Nicholas, 2, is excited about the new addition. Amy continues to work as a part-time pediatrician. Bruce was recently promoted to director in the Trust Company of PNC Advisors at PNC Bank.
Phil Marsosudiro writes: "Lost at 10th reunion: the illusion that I can still inhale Silver Truck sandwiches without ill effect. Found: One pair of Wired brand prescription sunglasses, in the case."
Karen Jason and Bill Silverman announce the birth of Jonathan Jason Silverman on Jan. 26. Bill is an assistant U.S. attorney in Manhattan, and Karen is at home taking care of Jonathan.
Rick Snowdon and his wife, Marlee, live in Columbus, Ohio. Rick writes: "We've been here for nearly two years after living for a year in Houston. I am an electricity commodity trader at AEP, after working in the same capacity for Enron in Houston. We have an 11-month-old boy, Hank Stephen, who is just starting to walk and talk. We are very happy with Ohio and love being parents."
Susan Blackman Tilson and Whitney Tilson (Harvard '89) announce the arrival of Emily Lindsay on April 16. Susan writes: "Emily joins big sister Alison, 3, who loves having a baby in the house (most of the time, anyway). Emily and Alison enjoy spending time with uncles Michael Blackman '87 and Kevin Blackman '92, and with poppa Kenneth Blackman '62. They also had a great time meeting new second cousin Zachary Feldman, the son of Stephen Feldman and Wendy Wilkinson, in early June." Susan continues to work part-time as a trusts-and-estates attorney at Schulte Roth & Zabel in New York. Whitney left the nonprofit world in January and has started his own private investment fund, Tilson Growth Fund. "We still love living in the city," Susan writes, "and have survived our first test: nursery school admissions. We have next year 'off' before it's time to think about kindergarten. Yikes!"
From the September / October 1999 Issue
Margaret Briggs-Gowan, Wallingford, Conn., is a fellow of Zero to Three's Leaders for the 21st Century program. Margaret is an associate research scientist in the psychology department at Yale. During the two-year fellowship, she will develop a screening instrument to assess infant and toddler social and emotional development in pediatric and child-care settings.
Stephen Burke has published a novel, Surrender: A Quest to Pierce the Veils of Illusion. He lives in suburban Chicago with his wife and four children.
Yuhki Nakamura King and her husband, David, bought a house in London in April. Yuhki writes: "We are redecorating it so that it will be ready to receive visitors in summer. I'm still a fund manager at GMO Woolley, a London arm of Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo in Boston. If you're passing through London, please get in touch with me." Yuhki couldn't make it to this year's reunion, but says she will "definitely" be at the 15th.
Jon Silverstone and Maya R. Chauls write: "We have experienced some significant life changes in the past year. First we moved out of Homestead, Fla., where for three years Maya was a nurse practitioner in a migrant farm-worker clinic. In October we moved to Nepal, where Jon is now country director for World Education, which in Nepal helps implement adult-literacy and other informal education classes for tens of thousands of rural Nepalese each year. However, a new home, a new job, and a new country all seem insignificant in comparison with a new son. Our first child, Ruben Alec, was born in January. As soon as he's a little older, we look forward to taking him trekking in the Himalayas. Nepal is a beautiful and fascinating place to visit, and any old friends passing through (or just daydreaming about it) should be sure to contact us in Kathmandu."
From the July / August 1999 Issue
Leanne Barrett and her husband, Dean Budnick, announce the birth of Caroline Barrett Budnick on Feb. 27. Leanne is a child-care and education program manager at Work/Family Directions in Boston. Dean is finishing his Ph.D. in American civilization at Harvard (after nine years) and teaching at Massachusetts College of Art.
Amanda Biers-Melcher and Steve Melcher welcomed Louisa Mary on Oct. 29. They are all happy, healthy, and enjoying life in Los Angeles.
Michael Clarke writes: "Hard to believe that I've been practicing law almost ten years. In January I became a partner in my firm, Shanley & Fisher, in Morristown, N.J., where I've been doing trial work for almost five years. I've been in touch with a few people, but would like to hear from classmates and friends."
Barclay Collins, Arlington, Va., and Anne Paris announce the birth of Hannah Charlotte Paris Collins on Feb. 26. Although Hannah made her debut five weeks early, she was nonetheless a healthy seven pounds, two ounces. Barclay is an attorney with Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in Washington, D.C., specializing in federal tax law. Until Hannah's birth, Anne was a teacher at the Potomac School in McLean, Va. She now plans to stay at home with Hannah and write.
Jill Davidson regrets that she couldn't make it to the 10th reunion. She writes: "In August 1998 I married Kevin Eberman (University of Kansas '92), and in February we bought a house in San Francisco, where we have lived for several years. I am having a great time gardening up a storm in my new backyard. The Bay Area is fabulous and has the added attractions of our great friends Kim David Greenwood, Lisa Cummings Gervin, Nick Mayper '87 and Sarah Heussler Mayper '88, Katie Woodruff '88, Cat Haglund, and Eli Olinick - not to mention Nick and Sarah's fabulous children, Henry, Isaac, and Sam. And I just accepted a new job. I'll be the senior community producer at E*Trade, in Palo Alto. I've been doing community-building work on the Web for some time and am excited about this new challenge. It's been a year of huge, excellent changes. I'd love to hook up with any Brown friends out here."
Michael Delman and his wife, Stephanie Howard, have just bought their first home. Michael writes: "When driving down our road, you'll see four large houses next to a river. If you look closely, you can spy a fifth home, which will prompt a reaction like, 'Oh, how cute.'" Michael is in the process of completing an application for a K-8 charter school to be run by teachers and students around the theme of student leadership. He would love to involve interested and talented Brown graduates in the process.
Stephen Feldman (see Robert Feldman '58).
Adam Friend finished his ophthalmology training in Dallas last October and now lives in Manhattan. He joined a private practice in Fair Lawn, N.J. "While waiting for the patients to come, I helped design a Web site for the practice: www.bergenpassaiceyecare.com."
Bob MacDonald '93 Ph.D. announces the birth of Carolyn Ann on Aug. 24. He writes: "For the past four years, I have been living with my wife, Steffie MacDonald (University of Illinois '90), in the San Francisco Bay Area, working at New Focus, a pre-IPO optics and telecommunications equipment company. Carolyn is our first child, as evidenced by the detail in her home page: www. neteze.com/macdonald."
Sharon Lean McConnell and her husband, Rob, now live in Los Angeles. Rob has joined the faculty at the University of Southern California, and Sharon is back in school again, this time working towards a Ph.D. in political science at UC-Irvine, where she is a National Science Foundation Fellow with the school's Center for the Study of Democracy. She writes: "Since moving out here, we see Alex Caputo-Pearl '90 and his wife, Anne, fairly often, but not often enough. Alex is still teaching and otherwise working to change Los Angeles for the better. We were happy to see Royce Sussman Battleman '88 in January when she came out to Los Angeles on HBO-related business."
From the May / June 1999 Issue
Suzanne Bavly Greenwald and husband Jeff Greenwald (Washington University '90, Harvard '94 M.D.) moved in January from the Windy City back to Boston. Suzanne received her Ph.D. in education policy from the University of Chicago and is now working in the office of institutional research at Brown. She is thrilled to be back on campus, gradually readjusting to its growth spurts (Peaberry's is gone, sigh) as well as to Providence's ambitious urban renewal. Jeff works as a hospitalist for Boston University Hospital's internal medicine division. Suzanne and Jeff are learning to appreciate the fine art of commuting. Listening to former freshman roommate, WBUR's Monica Brady, deliver the daily news makes the commute go that much faster.
Jennifer Gross, Philadelphia, and husband Chris DeFrancis (Dartmouth '89) announce the birth of Amelia Helen DeFrancis last May. Jennifer writes: "She's wonderful and full of energy and smiles. We feel very lucky, and my father, Laurence Gross '50, is enjoying his sixth grandchild tremendously. This summer we will be moving to Boston." Paul Heck writes: "I've been living in New York producing albums in the Red Hot Organization's ongoing AIDS benefit series, and intermittently working at some major record labels. This year I'll be working on Duke Ellington, Erik Satie, and Nick Drake albums as well as recording projects in Cuba and Brazil."
Noam Izenberg is now professional staff in the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Space Department, working on NASA-sponsored exploration missions and planetary science research. Noam writes: "We've settled in a house in Columbia, Md., and Illysa (Brandeis '86) and I celebrated our fifth anniversary there last October. Our son, Zev Issac - the living incarnation of entropy - had his first birthday Jan. 4."
Matt Merrick and his wife, Susan, were expecting their first child in February. Matt is managing director of the Chicago office of Parson Group. Matt and Susan are enjoying the Chicago area because they love football and are very close to the Northwestern University football stadium. Matt has not yet fully recovered from his long separation from former roommate Scott Odierno. Matt writes: "Kian Conley and his wife, Zina, recently moved to the Minneapolis area from Phoenix. Kian is a consultant at Core Group. They can't wait to start ice skating and building snowmen. They recently caught up with classmate Anne Linvill. Jay Russell and his wife, Catherine, announce the birth of Matthew. He joins older brother Turner. Jay is the controller at DDJ Capital Management in Wellesley, Mass. They saw grandpa Joe Adams '50 over the holiday season. Frank Harper '88, we like your work. And finally, Tom Budway, where are you?!"
Dave Merson and his wife, Rebeka (University of Massachusetts '90), announce the birth of Zachariah Soule on Nov. 28. David is working for the law firm of Palmer & Dodge in Boston, and his wife is consulting on various projects as a shark biologist. New granddad Ray Merson '62 continues to teach American and Boston history at Framingham State College.
Erika Rundle is working toward her doctorate in dramatic criticism at the Yale School of Drama.
Karen Schiff writes: "In July, I finished my Ph.D. in comparative literature and literary theory at the University of Pennsylvania, largely thanks to the help of a dissertation group that included Bonnie Gordon '90. A week and a half later, I moved to the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in South Carolina and started teaching at Clemson University. The road to assistant-professorhood has been quite a whirlwind. I've been out of touch with too many Brown friends. I look forward to reconnecting at the 10th reunion."
Maxim D. Shrayer has published The World of Nabokov's Stories (University of Texas Press). Drawing on Nabokov's unpublished manuscripts and letters, Shrayer analyzes the paradigms of Nabokov's poetics and tests them in studies of representative stories. A Russian-born scholar and poet, Maxim is assistant professor of Russian literature at Boston College.
Don Thumim is a reports analyst at Security Life of Denver. "It's a very challenging job and quite a change for someone who went and earned a history Ph.D. My wife, Anna, and I moved back to Denver in August after many years in New England," he writes. "I would love to hear from friends from the band, Slavic House, and other things. I would especially like to hear from Ken Wong '88, Roni Neff, Scott Perrin, Steve Thomas, Linda Baer, Amy Jervis '91, Fanny Levy '90, Liya Lev '90.
From the March / April 1999 Issue
Come back to Brown May 28-31 to celebrate our tenth reunion! Monica Brady, Nancy Erban Carpenter, Michael Kezirian, David Merson, and Pamela Sterling Vogel, reunion cochairs, have prepared a fantastic weekend. Catch up with old friends at Campus Dance, and come with your family and friends to Field Day, the Pops Concert, and downtown Providence's WaterFire. Walk down College Hill with classmates in the Commencement procession. Watch for details about class parties in Boston, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles this spring. If you have any questions after receiving your registration packet, please call reunion headquarters at (401) 863-1947.
Kian Conley and his wife, Zina, have moved to the Minneapolis area from Phoenix. Kian is a consultant at Core Group. They recently caught up with classmate Anne Linvill.
Joanne Cancemi DeVore and her husband, Brian, announce the birth of Jared Kent on Nov. 16. They have relocated to Portland, Oreg., where Joanne is a pediatrician at the Children's Clinic.
Eliot Ephraim married Gayle Spill (Lafayette '86) on Aug. 29 in Chicago. Many classmates attended, including best man Doug Suna and groomsmen David Grossman, Tom Shapira, and Troy Luckett. Many Brunonians and their spouses participated in an "I Do 5K" fun run on the morning of the wedding. "Some had so much fun," Eliot writes, "they missed the turnaround point and ran extra." Eliot and Gayle enjoyed a three-week honeymoon in Australia, scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef at Lizard Island and hiking pink granite mountains in Tasmania. Eliot practices entertainment law in Chicago. Gayle is medical director of the University of Chicago Hospitals' rehabilitation unit at Weiss Memorial Hospital. They look forward to seeing classmates at the reunion.
Sally Frank and Steve Mermelstein (Dartmouth '85) announce the births of Remy Samuel and Zoë Elisabeth on Sept. 15. The couple writes that everybody is happy and healthy.
Sallie Goetsch writes: "I've just relocated myself and my ancient theater Web site (http://didaskalia.berkeley.edu) to the San Francisco Bay Area. I miss Britain but like it here very much, and we have a marvelous view. Visitors are welcome." S
Janice A. Huwe and her husband, Bob Holm, announce the birth of Daryl Anne Holm on Dec. 2, 1997. "She is now one year old and cute as a bug," Janice writes. "She is anxiously awaiting the arrival of her little brother or sister in April."
David Kuo '93 M.D., Morris Plains, N.J., is the assistant director of ambulatory care at Morristown Memorial Hospital. "Leaving Rhode Island the second time was even harder than the first," he writes. "I enjoyed working with former mentors like Julianne Ip '75, '78 M.D. and reconnecting with old friends like Anthony Lombardi '93 M.D. and Kimberly Townsend '93 M.D. Anthony is an internist in private practice in Rhode Island's Coastal Medical multispecialty group; Kim is a pediatrician in private practice on Providence's East Side, living with her husband, Ron, and son, Adam." David continues: "Cheng-Chieh Chuang is a locum tenens family physician in Maine; Rex Chiu '94 M.D. is on the internal medicine faculty at Stanford University Medical Center; Tom Chang '88 is finishing his radiology residency in Chicago and will be going to Georgetown for a fellowship in interventional radiology; Henry Kwong is preparing to engage in a private business enterprise; Greg Johnson '93 M.D. and Michelle Jean-Jacques practice internal medicine in Boston and have a daughter, Elizabeth."
Kristen Langdon writes: "In preparation for the upcoming 10th reunion, Lee Cohen hosted a mini practice-reunion in St. Louis in August. Among the attendees were former Hegeman C residents: from Chicago, Ian Banks and Bill Denneen; from Boston, Meredith Cohen and Kristen Langdon; and from St. Louis, Howard Colman. Future class of 2019 alumni included Henry Denneen and Ryan Colman. The event was planned with the help of Ing-fei Chen, Bark Mardack, Lucian Beebe, Nicole Cingiser, and social compass and consultant Nancy Erban Carpenter.
Matt Merrick and his wife, Susan, were expecting their first child in February. Matt is managing director of the Chicago office of the Parson Group. As football fans, Matt and Susan enjoy living close to the Northwestern football stadium. Matt has not yet fully recovered from his long separation from former roommate Scott Odierno.
Andrew Meyer is an instructor of history and religious studies at North Central College in Naperville, Ill. He had previously spent four and a half years studying abroad in China, Japan, and Taiwan.
Michael John Rosenfeld and Vivian Levy (see Mordecai Rosenfeld '51).
Angel Rotger is Puerto Rico's chief deputy attorney general and is happily married to Giovanna Ramirez de Arellano (University of Virginia '90) and father of an 18-month-old daughter, Tatiana. Angel writes: "Soon I will be an uncle for a second time, thanks to my brother, Jose Rotger '86, and his lovely wife, Barbara Anderson '86. Best regards to all my classmates, especially those from Perkins Hall and Wriston Quad. Hope to see everyone at our 10th reunion."
Jay Russell and his wife, Catherine (Trinity College '89), announce the birth of Matthew, who joins older brother Turner. Jay is the controller at DDJ Capital Management in Wellesley, Mass. The family saw Grandpa Joe Adams '50 over the holiday season. Jay writes: "Frank 'Hill' Harper '88 - we like your work. And, Tom Budway, where are you?!"
Eric Shorter and Helena Holgersson-Shorter '91 announce the arrival of Lailah Rose Holgersson Shorter, born at home on Oct. 26. Eric and Helena were married on May 28 in a small ceremony held near Stinson Beach in Marin County, Calif. The family currently lives in Oakland, where Eric is a performing musician, poet, and teacher, and Helena is two dissertation chapters away from her Ph.D. in comparative literature at the University of California, Berkeley.
Kok H. Tan is a quality consultant in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Kok married Phaik-Suan Soo, in his hometown, Penang, Malaysia, in December.
Karen Weiner (see Rube Weiner '59).
From the January / February 1999 Issue
Lawrence Bluth and Heidi Wainman Bluth have moved to Connecticut. Larry has finished his neurology training and joined a group at Hartford Hospital. Natasha has started kindergarten, and Samantha is tearing up the house. Lawrence and Heidi would love to hear from friends.
Peter Bridge and his wife, Donna (Ohio State '93 M.D.), Columbus, Ohio, announce the birth of Holden Anthony on Aug. 17.
Felipe Chapman received his M.B.A. at INCAE, a Harvard-sponsored school in Central America, in June 1993. He is married to Monica Garcia de Paredes (George Washington University '89); their daughter, Daniela, is two. Felipe has been CEO of the Panama Stock Exchange since April.
Sherry Greenfield married Masanori Ichikawa on Aug. 16 in Philadelphia. Many Brown friends attended. After completing her M.B.A. at Columbia in May, Sherry started working in sales and marketing for Boston Scientific's SCIMED cardiology division in Tokyo. Masa plays double bass with the NHK Symphony, which will be touring the U.S. in April.
From the September / October 1998 Issue
Kim Adams married Joe Herter (Southern Connecticut State Univ. '91) on May 11 in a ceremony on the beach in Jamaica. They held a small reception when they returned and Amy Alterman, Jim O'Brien '87, and Lauri Almeida O'Brien '89 attended. Kim is a quality assurance manager for Massachusetts Financial Services in Boston.
Jeremy Bornstein left Apple in late 1997 and is working in Berkeley, Calif., at a company that specializes in network security. "Our software threatens to break people's thumbs if they don't pay their gambling debts," he writes.
Fred Elliott-Hart and Teri Elliott-Hart '91, Yarmouthport, Mass., are on three-year assignments in Jamaica for the Mennonite Central Committee. Fred will be working as a family therapist and Teri as an education consultant.
Mary Memmott and George Burton announce the birth of Ellen Memmott Burton on April 24, "just in time for spring and our ninth wedding anniversary in June," Mary writes. She is on leave from her job teaching seventh-grade science in Acton, Mass., and George is working as a human-resources specialist at the Christian Science Church in Boston. They'd love to hear from old friends, especially if they don't mind listening to baby stories.
Cecilia Tan has published Black Feathers (HarperPerennial), a collection of erotic short fiction.
From the July / August 1998 Issue
Jennifer Doran (see Bernard Haan '84).
Astrid G. Jain has joined Eastover OB/GYN, where she is in private practice.
Evan H. Kimble and his wife, Lael, announce the birth of their child, Watermelon Love Freak, as well as the release of a second CD by their band, Grasshopper. Classmate Roberto Serralles recently produced a Grasshopper gig in Eugene, Oreg.
Jeff Richman was promoted to vice president, industry practices, of Quadris Consulting in Wellesley, Mass. Jeff will be responsible for developing Quadris's business in targeted industries, such as manufacturing, electronic media, and financial services.
Jim Rooney (see Earl W. Harrington Jr. '41).
Gregory Roth took a leave from his architecture career to work full-time on the California AIDS Ride in June. "The 575-mile bike trek from San Francisco to Los Angeles has more than 2,500 participants and will raise more than $9 million for AIDS/HIV services," he wrote earlier this year. Greg and his partner, Daniel Shapiro (Wharton '96 M.B.A.), live in West Los Angeles with their rottweilers, Siggie and Froid.
From the May / June 1998 Issue
Sarah Arndt and Steve Piazza (Harvard '90) announce the arrival of Benjamin Serlin on Oct. 12. "Ben is an energetic baby who loves to `talk' and hates to sleep, so his parents are happy, but tired," Sarah reports. Sarah was awarded a doctorate in psychology from Northwestern in August, just in time to be a full-time mom. Steve is nearing the completion of his doctorate in mechanical engineering from Northwestern.
Rodd W. Bender joined Manko, Gold & Katcher, an environmental law firm with offices in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Previously Rodd was a law clerk for the Hon. William T. Moore Jr. of the U. S. District Court, southern district of Georgia. He lives with his wife, Cari, a public relations and special-events manager, in Bryn Mawr, Pa.
Ken Boyer and his wife, Mary (Ohio State '91 J.D.), announce the birth of their first son, Graham Devitt Boyer, born Nov. 20. Ken is an assistant professor and teaches operations management in the M.B.A. program at DePaul University. He taught a three-week course in Hong Kong in February.
Rex Chiu '94 M.D. finished his internal-medicine residency at New York Hospital- Cornell Medical Center and started his "first real job since graduation" with the Stanford Medical Group in California. Rex is on the faculty of Stanford Medical School and is "having fun seeing patients and teaching medical students and residents," he writes. He and his wife, Madeline Hsiung (Syracuse '91; Columbia '95 M.A., '96 M.Ed.), and their 1-year-old son, Wayland, have moved into a new home.
Wendy L. Cohen married Michael Uram (Dartmouth '90) last July 6. Present at the wedding were Wendy's sisters, Shari '82 and Debra '85. Wendy and Mike live in New York City, where Wendy teaches health at the Ramaz School and Mike is a second-year student at Mount Sinai Medical School.
Brad Frishberg and his wife, Amy, announce the birth of fraternal twins, Jacob and Zoe, on Jan. 23. The family lives in Tokyo, where Brad works for J.P. Morgan.
Sarah Dorsey and Paul Kollmer were married on Dec. 6 at their home. Brunonian guests included Sarah's father, Frank C. Dorsey '56. Paul and Sarah now share the last name "Kollmer-Dorsey".
Christina Manetti, a doctoral candidate in history at the University of Washington, received a 1997-98 Fulbright scholarship and is doing research in Warsaw, Poland.
Susan Motamed and her husband, Matthew Hauser, have been living in Brooklyn for three years. They were married in Providence in October 1995, with many Brown alumni present. Their wedding party included Mark Hauser '77, Joshua Hauser '81, John Tiedeman '87, Rich Zimmerman '90, Ned Sherman '90, and Susan Lofgren. Susan Motamed writes: "On August 5, our son, Benjamin, was born. He is a very fun and beautiful little person! I have been on hiatus from work as a producer since July." Susan codirected two episodes of the History Channel's documentary series The Fifties. "It was so much fun to run around the country interviewing people who had been a part of such an intriguing and conflicted decade. Last year I produced and directed all voices and live-action video for the first season of Nickelodeon's preschool series Blue's Clues, and I've also been freelance producing for a Los Angeles-based commercial editing company. Matt is still working as a sound designer at Big Foote Music. He does sound design for national TV commercials. We are moving to a bigger apartment in Park Slope this spring."
Molly Shapiro, Seattle, published her first book of fiction, Eternal City (Helicon Nine Editions), a collection of stories. In 1997, Molly received the Willa Cather Fiction Prize for the collection.
From the March / April 1998 Issue
Marianna Caponigro writes: "Ten years after we met in the Ratty at the ice cream machine, Robert Houser and I were married in San Francisco on Feb. 9, 1997. The wedding party included Nikos Chloros, Jay Pricer, Christian Smith, Jeanne Hepler Smith, and Alice Smiler Ostrovsky '90. Chrissy Alfano performed the ceremony." Marianna is finishing a residency in radiology at UC-San Francisco, and Bob is a freelance photographer.
Andrew H. Clateman is a painting contractor in New York City. "I love what I do," he writes, "and would like to hear from alums who need their home or office painted - or any friends who wish to question my sanity."
Jon Davis announces his engagement to Evelyn Rubak of Baltimore, Md. He and Evelyn plan to wed April 26 in Baltimore. Evelyn and Jon were introduced six years ago by Evan Shubin '90, who will be one of several Brunonians in attendance. Jon is a project manager for Smip Interactive Inc. in Vienna, Va., and Evelyn is a production editor for the American Anthropological Association.
Elisabeth M. Delaforcade married Keith Goggin (Dartmouth) on Aug. 2 in Massachusetts. The couple met while working overseas in Belgium. Naomi Simon '88 and Katie Plax were in the wedding party, and a few other alums were present. Elisabeth and Keith are happily settled in Bucks County.
Katherine Eldred writes: "I finally, finally finished my Ph.D. in February and graduated in December. I have a two-year postdoc at Northwestern and I'm loving Chicago. I'd like to say hi to Peter Bridge, Barclay Collins, Karen Flathers, Stephen Gervais, Amy Grey, Vickie Hoiles, and June Lomena. I'm the world's worst corespondent, but I'll volunteer to coordinate a meeting for the tenth reunion."
Kathy Kau and Kay Chang were married in Seattle in a park overlooking Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. Their bridal party included Jennifer Kramer '91, Jenny Hua, Kendra Kurk '90, Andy Boardman, and Ed Notargiacomo. Kathy got an M.A.T. and has been teaching for six years.
Bethany Bearce Moore writes: "I have quit my job as a programmer for Universal Imaging Corp. to be a full-time mom for my daughter, Nicole, and her sibling (expected in April)."
Stephanie Sanchez has been elected to the three-person board of selectmen for the town of Greenwich, Conn. "In my candidacy for first selectman (this would be mayor in city government), I came within 118 votes of victory out of a total of more than 14,000," she writes. "This is an extraordinary show of support in a town where registered voters are overwhelmingly Republican (I ran as a Democrat). The vote was so close that the voting machines were impounded in the event a recount was ordered."
Thomas Shapira and his wife, Jodi, Deerfield, Ill., welcomed Theodore Albert on April 23, 1997. "We are fascinated by his evolving personality and his capacity for discovery," Thomas writes.
Danielle Horton Taylor and her husband, Dwayne Taylor, announce the birth of Benjamin William Lindsay on Oct. 29, 1996.
Amy Warr and her husband, Roberto Ricci, had their first child, Isabella Faye Ricci, on Oct. 17.
Robert M. Rodriguez ’89, of Otisville, N.Y.; July 5. He worked for 20 years at CertainTeed. He was an avid Penn State sports fan and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and playing golf. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Port Jervis and Beaverbrook Hunting and Fishing Club. He is survived by his wife, Cindy; three children; a daughter-in-law; his parents; a sister and brother-in-law; a brother and sister-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.
Diana L. Plosker ’89, of Somerset, Mass.; June 15, of cancer. She balanced motherhood with various professional and volunteer positions during and after obtaining her degree in anthropology. She enjoyed gardening, baking, reading, and collecting antiques. She is survived by her husband, Erron; five sons; four daughters-in-law; 12 grandchildren; and a sister.
Rachel A. Brodie ’89, of Berkeley, Calif.; Apr. 11, of a fatal fall. She was the cofounder of Jewish Milestones, an educational resource for Jewish lifecycle ceremonies that launched in 2004 as The Ritualist. After Brown, she earned a master’s degree in rabbinic literature from the Jewish Theological Seminary. From 1992 to 1994, she lived in Sofia, Bulgaria, as a community educator with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, where she met her husband. From 1994 to 1996, she was a founding director of the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center in Falls Village, Conn., where she cofounded the Teva Learning Center. She and her husband settled in the Bay Area in 1997 after she spent a year in Israel on a Melton Senior Educators Fellowship at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Shortly after arriving in the Bay Area, she began working with Jewish LearningWorks (then the Bureau of Jewish Education). While her official tenure lasted until 2007, she continued her association with the organization until the end. She also served as “chief Jewish officer” at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, a position created just for her, from 2011 to 2016. She coauthored Jewish Family Education: A Casebook for the Twenty-First Century, and she frequently contributed to Jewish journals. She was instrumental in the creation of Chemo Siddur to help cancer patients in a Jewish context when undergoing chemotherapy. In addition to her former husband Adam Weisberg, she is survived by two daughters; her father and his wife; and a brother and sister-in-law.
Jeffrey S. Richman ’89, of Brookline, Mass.; Apr. 24, following a four-year illness. He worked for several technology companies in the Boston area before cofounding Projector PSA, a professional services automation software company in Boston, where he continued to work until his death. He is survived by his parents, a brother, a sister-in-law, and two nephews.
Jonathan M. Levine ’89, of Pittsfield, Mass.; June 11, of cancer. After graduating from Brown, where he served two terms as editor of the Brown Daily Herald, he returned to Pittsfield and was the founder of the Gazette. For nearly 30 years, the Gazette covered the people and happenings of his hometown. He is survived by a sister, two brothers, a niece, and three nephews.
Greg S. Hallisey ’89, of McLean, Va.; Aug. 7, 2020, following a two-year battle with renal cell carcinoma. After working in Washington for the House Banking Committee, he earned his MBA at Dartmouth College’s Amos Tuck School of Business. He had a business career in strategy and finance at Citibank, Yum Brands, LG&E, Eaton Manufacturing, and Raytheon. His passion was playing and refereeing water polo. He is survived by his wife, Cece; three daughters; his mother; three siblings and their spouses; and 12 nieces and nephews.
David L. Swanson ’89, of Durham, N.C.; Sept. 2, of cardiac arrest while hiking Roan Mountain. He hiked the Pacific Crest Trail and trails around the country and the world. For the past 25 years he worked as an investment advisor with his father. He worked to improve health care in developing countries, especially in Africa, and he fought for racial and economic justice. He enjoyed writing prose and poetry and songs and also spending time with family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Sally; two children; his father; a sister; two brothers; and nieces and nephews.
Nicole Cingiser ’89, of Norwalk, Conn.; Nov. 12, of breast cancer. She took a semester-long sabbatical from Brown to work as an intern at The Children’s School in Stamford, Conn., where she returned to teach after graduation. Her tenure at the school lasted 29 years and she developed curriculum, assessment strategies, professional development practices, and technology integration. She is survived by her parents, Marjan and Michael Cingiser ’62, Brown basketball Hall of Famer and former Brown men’s basketball coach; two sisters, including Karen Cingiser ’85; a brother; a sister-in-law; two brothers-in-law; five nieces; and a nephew.
Katharine Willrich Nordahl ’89, of Westwood, Mass.; Aug. 15. She spent many years in leadership positions within MassHealth ranging from directing the MassHealth managed care program to designing the Senior Care Options program. She also served as an assistant commissioner for the Massachusetts Division of Health Care Finance and Policy, where she led the agency’s work monitoring the impact of the state’s health reform law and analyzing health care cost trends in the Commonwealth. Lastly, she worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation directing the Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute. In 2016 she was honored with the Boston Center for Independent Living’s Marie Feltin Award for her work advancing innovative Medicaid policy in Massachusetts, and she was again honored in 2018 by the Massachusetts House of Representatives for a lifetime of dedicated public service. She is survived by her husband, Erik; two sons; her father and stepmother; and three brothers and their families.
Gregory Maney ’89, of Hempstead, N.Y.; Sept. 2, of brain cancer. He was a sociology professor at Hofstra Univ. and codirector of the university’s Center for Civic Engagement. He was instrumental in establishing the university’s Irish studies program, did conflict-resolution work in Ireland and Israel, and helped found the Greater Uniondale Area Action Coalition. He is survived by his wife, Mary; a son, his parents; and a brother.