Alumni Notes
September 3, 2010 |  by Johns Hopkins Staff


Doris K. Avery, Nurs ’42, received the Non-Commissioned Officers Association World War II Veterans Medallion at a ceremony held at Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii on February 5. The medal recognized Avery for service as a lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps.


Walton E. Stevens, A&S ’43, is the senior member of three generations of Johns Hopkins men, including his son, W. Craig Stevens, A&S ’74, SPH ’77, and grandson, Brendan Grady Stevens, A&S ’13, a member of the Blue Jay men’s lacrosse team.


Laura “Lolly” Brautigam June, Nurs ’47, and her husband, Roy, received the President’s Volunteer Lifetime Service Award for their work at the Palm Springs Air Museum on April 21. They have volunteered at the museum once a week, and each has accrued more than 5,000 volunteer hours.


Richard A. Sindler, A&S ’48, HS ’56, does full-body CT scanning on a part-time basis. He also runs an antique shop, Richard Sindler Fine Art and Antiques, in Baltimore.


Janice Cordray Benario, A&S ’49 (MA), ’52 (PhD), was awarded the Doctor of Humane Letters honoris causa from Goucher College in May. Benario is a former officer in Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES), a World War II–era U.S. Navy program.


Sidney Offit, A&S ’50, recently published Friends, Writers and Other Countrymen: A Memoir (St. Martin’s Press, 2008).


George D. Arnold, Peab ’51, is now conducting the New Ches Kellam Big Band in Baltimore.

Nicholas D. Depasquale, Engr ’51, is taking art lessons and working with pastels. He writes that he’s “getting good!”


George Kiorpes, Peab ’53 (TC), ’54 (AD) ,’55, ’56 (MM), recently retired from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro School of Music, where he taught and performed for 45 years. Prior to that, Kiorpes taught at Greensboro College and the Peabody Preparatory.


Joseph Dukert, SAIS Bol ’56 (Dipl), ’93, ’05 (PhD), writes: “Members of the very first class at the Bologna Center of SAIS (1955–56) will hold a 55th-anniversary reunion in Washington, D.C., October 1–3.” For details contact Dukert at

Norma G. Jackson, Nurs ’56, is retired and spends time traveling, working with her church, and volunteering at a hospital.

Mary Leed McIntyre, SAIS ’56, married John R. Parker on January 16 in Chestertown, Maryland.


Lewis Sank, A&S ’57, Med ’61, and his wife enjoyed a trip to Peru with the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association in January. This was their third trip with the Alumni Association’s Alumni Journeys program.


Ken Phifer, SPH ’59 (ScD), writes: “I recently published my memoirs, The First Seventy-Five Years. One of the major sections deals with the wonderful and challenging years as a graduate student and a resident of the Bradford Apartments at 33rd and St. Paul streets.”


Wes Patterson, A&S ’60, has published an ebook titled Wherever You May Be Searching (Smashwords, June 2010).


Clarinda Harriss, A&S ’61 (MA), a poet and English professor at Towson University, was honored in January 2009 with the establishment of the CityLit Project’s Clarinda Harriss Poetry Award. Harriss also received a 2009 Excellence in Teaching award from the University of Maryland.


Martin L. Pall, A&S ’62, writes that he “returned from a speaking tour in Europe, talking about  NO/ONOO-cycle mechanism, the probable disease mechanism for chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple chemical sensitivity, fibromyalgia, and many other chronic inflammatory diseases.”


Ronald P. Spark, A&S ’63, a Tucson pathologist and clinical associate professor at the University of Arizona School of Medicine, was appointed to the Arizona Tobacco Revenue Use Spending and Tracking (TRUST) board. In addition, Spark received the 2010 Sattenspiel Award given by the Arizona Medical Association.


Howard B. Dickler, A&S ’64, was appointed chief operating officer for the Center of Human Immunology, Autoimmunity and Inflammation of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

Carol Hofmann Herr, Nurs ’64, retired from her career as a certified registered nurse anesthetist in 2000 and has been spending time with family and friends and sailing on her boat.

Mark Monmonier, A&S ’64, received the Mercator Medal for internationally outstanding contributions to the advancement of cartography from the German Cartographic Society in September 2009.


Margarte Huff Leiendecker, Nurs ’65, is enjoying her retirement. Her son Drew was promoted to lieutenant colonel and her other son, Jeff, is planning his 2011 wedding.

Robert Shilkret, A&S ’65, the Norma Cutts Dafoe Professor of Psychology at Mount Holyoke College, received the 2010 Meribeth E. Cameron Award for Faculty Scholarship on February 22.

Joseph T. Skerrett Jr., A&S ’65 (MA), retired from the University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of English in May 2009 after 36 years on the faculty.

E. Michael Spruill, Peab ’65, is an organist at St. Joseph Fullerton Roman Catholic Church and a music teacher at the church school.

Leslie P. Weiner, HS ’65, Med ’69 (PGF), is chair of the Peer Review Committee for the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health Stem Cell Research Program.


Raymond “Ray” Copson, A&S ’66, ’71 (PhD), is chairing the Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee for the Yates County Genealogical and Historical Society in the heart of New York’s Finger Lakes region.

Susan M. Epstein, Nurs ’66, spent time at Cape Cod last summer with fellow members of the class of 1966.

Richard J. Jones, SAIS Bol ’66 (Dipl), SAIS ’66, is retired from teaching mission and world religions at Virginia Theological Seminary and is now the first Al-Alwani Chair in Muslim Christian Dialogue at the Washington Theological Consortium, in Washington, D.C.


Richard L. Clark, Med ’67 (PGF), HS ’71, emeritus professor of radiology at UNC School of Medicine, has been retired from academic radiology for five years, providing Clark with more time for music, travel, and volunteer work.

Richard W. Garner, Med ’67, is an orthopedic surgeon at the Anchorage Fracture and Orthopedic Clinic in Alaska.

Stephen Kramer, A&S ’67, lives in Israel with his family and writes a weekly opinion column for the Jewish Times of South Jersey. He travels to the East Coast twice a year and meets up with Johns Hopkins friends in New York.

William Reznikoff, A&S ’67 (PhD), a senior research scientist since 2007 for the Marine Biological Laboratory, the oldest private marine laboratory in the Americas, was named director of education in March. Reznikoff is a member of both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Academy of Microbiology.

Louisa Worthington Rogers, A&S ’67 (MLA), and her husband enjoy the trips they frequently take with the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association.

Christopher Ross, SAIS ’67 (MA), retired from the U.S. Department of State to accept an appointment as personal envoy of the U.N. Secretary General for Western Sahara in January 2009.

Linda Emerson Sabin, Nurs ’67, is a professor of nursing and teaches online classes. Sabin also researches and writes articles on the history of nursing.


James A. Addy, A&S ’68, ’69 (PDF), Ed ’76 (PDF), was elected mayor of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, for his fifth two-year term.

Dan Riker, A&S ’68, has published a novel, A Light Not of This World (Create Space, 2010), about nuclear terrorism. Riker, who has been a journalist, a telecommunications executive, and a bookseller, operates a virtual used bookstore called

Constance T. Siskowski, Nurs ’68, founder and president of the American Association of Caregiving Youth, received the Civic Ventures 2009 Purpose Prize. In 2009, Siskowski was also elected to the Ashoka Fellowship, sponsored by the global organization that “enables the world’s citizens to think and act as changemakers.”


A. Everette James, Med ’69 (PGF), SPH ’71, is a doctor, author, and noted collector of American art. He is on the boards of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements and the Center for Study of the American South, as well as a consultant for the Smithsonian Institution.

Sam Oglesby, SAIS Bol ’69 (Dipl),  SAIS ’71, has just published his second book, titled Encounters: A Memoir—Relationship Journeys from Around the World (BookSurge, 2010).

Eitan D. Schwarz, Med ’69, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, is the author of Kids, Parents, and Technology: An Instruction Guide for Young Families (, 2009).

Gary Smith, A&S ’69, is semi-retired and living in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, three houses away from Lake Michigan. Smith has two children and three grandchildren.


Wesley “Wes” Fredericks, A&S ’70, is still practicing law in New York and is now an empty nester, since his youngest son, Wesley C. Fredericks III, A&S ’07, has moved out. He enjoyed working on the planning committee for his class’s recent reunion and connecting with old friends.

L. Ronald Gilbert, Bus ’70, is retired after selling his business in 2008. He and his family are enjoying many motor home vacations.

Michael Ross, A&S ’70, currently works for Paradigm Packaging, a molder of pharmaceutical packaging in New Jersey. Ross and his wife have lived in New Jersey for the past six years following a 23-year sojourn in Cincinnati.


George R. Cotter, A&S ’71 (MS), was honored by the Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association Central Maryland Chapter when a scholarship was recently established in his name. The first scholarship was awarded to a senior from Howard High School in Ellicott City, Maryland.

Joseph D’Ambrosio, A&S ’71, is the Internal Medicine-Pediatrics and Transitional Program director at the Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies, Michigan State University.


Glenn M. Grossman, A&S ’72, has been named bar counsel for the Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland, effective July 1. Grossman has been with the commission since 1981 and served as deputy bar counsel for the past 13 years. The commission is responsible for investigating complaints against attorneys practicing law in Maryland.

Stephen P. Yeagle, A&S ’72, Bus ’74, is chair of the Department of Anesthesia for the Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, California.


Cresencio S. Arcos, SAIS ’73, was recently appointed senior adviser at the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies at the National Defense University.

Robert C. Kellner, A&S ’73, is chair of the employment and labor law department at the Baltimore firm Gordon, Feinblatt. Kellner is also the president of the William H.M. Finney Foundation, the fundraising arm of the Shepherd’s Clinic, which provides comprehensive health care to thousands of uninsured Baltimore residents.

Lena Dale (Satorsky) Matthews, A&S ’73 (MA), who lives in Montreal with her husband, published her first book of poems, Wait for the Green Fire (New Orleans Poetry Journal Press, 2010).


Cecile DeSweemer, SPH ’74 (DrPH), who was a faculty member of the Bloomberg School of Public Health in the 1980s, has worked in India for five years and is currently running an NGO in the Congo.

Janet H. Schwartz, A&S ’74, writes that her son, Adam Saltz, A&S ’10, just graduated from the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.


Tom Connor, A&S ’75, writes that his daughter Elizabeth Connor, A&S ’10, who spent her junior year at Oxford, graduated from the Krieger School in May. Tom Connor works in advertising in New York.

Fred H. Gage, A&S ’75 (MS), ’76 (PhD), professor in the Department of Neurosciences at the University of California, San Diego and a professor at the Laboratory of Genetics in the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, was elected to the American Philosophical Society on May 6.

Mark Jank, A&S ’75, lives in Ocala, Florida, with his wife and their five children.

Juan D. Lora, HS ’75, has retired after 35 years of practicing neurosurgery. After spending some time in Peru as an assistant professor at the Peruvian University and in private practice, Lora spent the majority of his career in Ocala, Florida.


Alan Fink, A&S ’76, is vice president of Baltimore’s ABC Box Company. He and his wife are proud of the many achievements of their three children.


Robert F. Buchanan, A&S ’77, writes that he was recently named the 2010 Graduate Business Professor of the Year by MBA students at the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University.

Linda H. Collins, SAIS Bol (Dipl) ’77, SAIS ’78, is retired and enjoying living in Orlando, Florida.

Andrew “Andy” J. Davis, A&S ’77, has retired after 30 years in the pharmaceutical industry. Davis recently founded and now manages the Music Empowers Foundation, funding music and education programs in underserved communities.

Russell R. DeLuca, A&S ’77, is the chief of medical oncology for the Baltimore Washington Medical Center and president of Chesapeake Oncology-Hematology Associates. He was named a Top Doc of 2009 by What’s Up Annapolis.

Arlen Keith Leight, A&S ’77, retired from dentistry six years ago and recently moved his psychotherapy practice to Wilton Manors, Florida.


Ernrique Hernandez, HS ’78, Med ’83 (PGF), was elected to the National Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society.


Stuart Davidson, A&S ’79, a partner with the Philadelphia law firm of Williams & Davidson, was elected chairman of the board of directors of the America Friends of the Yitzhak Rabin Center in March 2009.

Barbara Gittleman, SAIS ’79 (Dipl), A&S ’80, is a grants management specialist for the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and lives with her family in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Rhonda K. Winegarner-Feldman, A&S ’79, is a school counselor for Brattleboro Union High School in Brattleboro, Vermont.


Ellen Feld, A&S ’80 (MA), has published her first children’s book, Paragon and Jubilee (Edgecliff Press, March 2010), illustrated by Peruvian artist Martin Moratillo.

David Spivey, A&S ’80, is a senior copywriter for MGH Advertising in Baltimore.


Jack Kushner, HS ’81, has written a new book, When Universities Are Destroyed; How Tulane University and the University of Alabama Rebuilt after Disaster (iUniverse, 2010).  Kushner has previously published Coping Successfully with Changing Tides and Winds; A Neurosurgeon’s Compass (iUniverse, 2010).


Evan Bauman, Engr ’82, who lives in Houston with his family, has begun his latest assignment as global manager for Tech Service Tools and Models in Shell Oil’s Criterion Catalyst and Technologies division.

Harindra Joseph S. Fernando, A&S ’82 (MA), ’84 (PhD), was appointed in January as the Wayne and Diana Murdy Professor of Engineering and GeoSciences at the University of Notre Dame.


Alan D. Frankel, A&S ’83 (PhD), director of the HARC Center at the University of California, San Francisco, was elected in May to the American Academy of Microbiology.

Constance Soloway, SAIS Bol ’83 (Dipl), SAIS ’85, was named vice president of human resources for Northrop Grumman’s Enterprise Shared Services organization in March. Soloway has been with Northrop Grumman for 25 years.

Brenya Twumasi, A&S ’83, is enjoying teaching law and psychology classes in San Antonio, Texas. She is also involved in advocacy and Ghana politics.


Beatrice Li Morris, Nurs ’84, retired from the Baltimore City Health Department in February.


Susan Coventry, A&S ’85, a pediatric pathologist at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky, is excited to announce the publication of her first novel, The Queen’s Daughter (Henry Holt and Company, 2010).

Shaival Kapadia, A&S ’85, lives in Richmond, Virginia, with his family and works for a cardiology practice that is integrated with a health system.

Stephen M. Levine, A&S ’85, is a full-time litigation partner in a West Los Angeles law firm by day and a magician by night. Known as “Stephen the Spectacular,” Levine, who rediscovered a childhood passion, has been performing magic shows for the last four years at schools, libraries, fairs, and charity events.

Lisa Nalven, A&S ’85, has returned to New Jersey, where she is the director of developmental pediatrics at a local hospital.

Colin Phoon, A&S ’85, HS ’91, ’93, is in the Pediatric Cardiology Program at NYU School of Medicine. In February, Phoon writes, “I was honored as a ‘Rock Star of Research’ by the American Heart Association, Founders Affiliate.”

Gregory M. Wilkins, Engr ’85 (MS), writes, “My son, Logan Staten Wilkins, was born on October 1, 2009. He has an older sister, Tatiana Charity Wilkins, born June 14, 2006.”

Clarice Jones Wood, A&S ’85, who was in commercial banking for 24 years, is now an associate treasurer for banking and operations for the District of Columbia.


Michelle Boymann Kravitz, A&S ’87, has been living in Dallas since 2007 and is a pediatrician in a private practice.  She and her family have recently traveled to Israel.

Edward L. Mohr, SAIS Bol ’87, ’89, was named in May vice president for business development for Henry Schein, a distributor of health care products and services.


Amy Marshall Lambrecht, A&S ’88, and her husband have purchased property outside of Charlottesville, Virginia, which they look forward to using as they head toward retirement.


Jason Klitenic, A&S ’89, is a partner in the law firm of Holland & Knight, working in its Government Contract Enforcement Defense Group. Previously, Klitenic served as deputy general counsel of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Philip Kouyoumdjian, A&S ’89, has joined Cozen O’Connor as a member of the New York Downtown office. Kouyoumdjian specializes in commercial litigation, including complex insurance coverage matters, as well as bad faith and punitive damages claims.

Karen E. Seiger, SAIS Bol ’89 (Dipl), SAIS ’90, has published Markets of New York City; A Guide to the Best Artisan, Farmer, Food, and Flea Markets (The Little Bookroom, 2010).


Genevieve M. Eichman, Peab ’91, continues to balance teaching flute and playing with the Annapolis Symphony, along with being a mom to her three active boys.

I-Chow Joe Hsu, Med ’91, was inducted as a fellow in the American College of Radiology during a convocation ceremony at the annual conference held in May in Washington, D.C.

Mark A. Melanson, SPH ’91,’99 (PhD), became the 16th director of the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute on April 16. The AFRRI is a leading research institute studying the biological effects of radiation.


Elizabeth Y. Attias, SPH ’92, is president and CEO of Atom Strategic Consulting, a strategic health care marketing and consulting firm located in Randolph, New Jersey.

William “Paz” Haynes III, A&S ’92, who married Aubaine M. Woods on April 17, is living in Nashville and is a member of the law firm of Bone McAllester Norton PLLC. Several other Johns Hopkins alums were in attendance at the wedding.

Deirdre Wheatley-Liss, A&S ’92, of the New Jersey law firm Fein, Such, Kahn & Shepard, P.C., was selected as a 2010 New Jersey Super Lawyer and a Rising Star in the areas of business and corporate law, estate planning, and probate and elder law.


Edward Tuvin, Bus ’93 (MBA), received the Washington Metropolitan Area’s SBA District Office’s 2010 Small Business Community Rural Lender of the Year Award on behalf of Capital Bank of Rockville, Maryland. Tuvin is Capital Bank’s vice president of SBA & Commercial Lending.


Asaf Hahami, A&S ’95, was recently named a member of the law firm Cozen O’Connor in May in the business law department of the New York office. He concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, venture capital, private equity, securities matters, technology licensing, and related agreements.

Dina Durrer Miller, Bus ’95, married Jan Miller on September 24, 2008, in Los Angeles.

Rachel Schwartz Smithers, Engr ’95, and her husband, Eric, welcomed their first child, Benjamin, on September 15, 2009.


William E. Colligan, A&S ’96 (MA), recently retired from the U.S. Army after 22 years of service and is now an instructor at the National Defense Intelligence College.

Deborah Ricker, SPH ’96 (PhD), was named dean of Academic Services at York College of Pennsylvania, effective July 1.

Michael S. Ruth, Engr ’96, a geologist with the Federal Highway Administration, has settled in upstate New York after 12 eventful years in Savannah, Georgia.


Michelle (Snyder) Drager, Bus ’97 (MS), an adjunct instructor in the business department at Alvernia University in Reading, Pennsylvania, was named adjunct instructor of the year in 2009. She is also president and founder of the Drager Group, a strategic business planning, marketing, and public relations firm she co-owns with her husband, Jim Drager.

Dominic Frisina, A&S ’97 (MA), a patent attorney and scientist announces the opening of Dominic Frisina & Associates, a patent trademark and copyright law firm in Akron, Ohio.

Aime Poldmai Goad, Engr ’97, and her husband welcomed their new baby girl, Olivia Grace, on January 31.


Howard Steven Friedman, Engr ’98 (MS), Med ’99 (PhD), a statistician and health economist for the United Nations, is writing a regular blog for The Huffington Post.


Katherine Rouse E. David, A&S ’00, and Ryan David, Bus ’09 (MBA), welcomed their first child, Claudia Marie, in December 2009.

Kanupriva Kumar, A&S ’00, Med ’08, married Ramesh Kasarabada on April 24.

Luke A. Tougas, SAIS ’00, joined Consolidated Edison Company of New York as a project manager in the Energy Markets Policy Group.


William Faria, A&S ’01, and Gitanjli “Tanya” Arora, A&S ’98, SPH ’99, were on assignment with Doctors Without Borders in Aweil, in southern Sudan, when they discovered their shared Johns Hopkins connection. Faria was there as a hospital logistic coordinator and Arora as a pediatrician.

Jeremy Gorelick, A&S ’01, SAIS Bol ’01 (Dipl), SAIS ’02, and Chantelle Schofield, A&S ’01, were married on April 24 at the Peabody Library in Baltimore. Several Johns Hopkins alumni joined in the celebration.

Zenia Yang, Ed ’01 (MS), is the head of school for the Yang Academy, a private day school for grades K-12 in Gaithersburg, Maryland.


Timothy Lloyd Browne, A&S ’02, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 2008 and is currently a surgical resident at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond.

Darryl A. Gomez, Engr ’02 (MS), earned a PhD in systems engineering on January 31 from George Washington University. His dissertation is titled System of Systems Engineering: Prescribing the Technical Development Effort to Engineer a Constituent System.

Joanne Grossi, SAIS ’02 (MIPP), was appointed regional director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for Region III, which includes the mid-Atlantic states and D.C. Grossi previously served as deputy secretary of health and as director of the Office of Women’s Services for the state of Pennsylvania.

Brian Smigielski, A&S ’02, received his doctorate in theoretical nuclear physics from the University of Washington, Seattle on May 7 and has accepted a post-doc position at the Institute of Physics, National Centre for Theoretical Sciences, within National Chiao-Tung University in Taiwan.

Franz Wiesbauer, SPH ’02, a fellow at the Medical University of Vienna, announces the launch of his lab’s new echocardiography blog——which regularly posts videos on basic and advanced echo skills.


Jennifer Farrelly, A&S ’04, recently earned an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and has joined Edelman, a global public relations firm, in the Corporate & Financial Communications Practice in New York.

Robert W. Ogburn, Bus ’04, is a senior rule of law advisor at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.


Gautam Bhatia, A&S ’05, received a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in May. Bhatia accepted a residency program in general surgery with the Greenville Hospital System, University of South Carolina School of Medicine.

Linda C. Brown, Ed ’05, is director of special education for the York City School District in York, Pennsylvania.

Steven Chen, A&S ’05, married fellow Octopode Susie Jang, A&S ’05, in the spring of 2010. The Octopodes is Johns Hopkins University’s oldest a cappella group.

Yann Leei Lee, Engr ’05, A&S ’06 (MS), received a Doctor of Medicine degree from University of South Alabama College of Medicine in May. Lee accepted a preliminary year of general surgery with the University of South Alabama Hospital System in Mobile.

Katherine Mandel, A&S ’05, is completing requirements for a Master of Architecture degree at the University of Pennsylvania and relocating to Atlanta with her fiancé.

Flori Berrocal McClung, SAIS ’05, writes, “I recently led coordination efforts at the U.S. Postal Service for international affairs to help restore postal service to Haiti. I also coordinated donation of postal equipment and vehicles and led efforts to send surplus water and medical supplies to Haiti.”

Yamuna Menon, A&S ’05, was awarded first place in the UCLA School of Law Williams Institute Dukeminier Student Writing Competition. This national award is given to the best law review note on sexual orientation and gender identity law.

Dana Morse, Nurs ’05, who recently married and moved from Hawaii back to Washington state, is working at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Victoria E. Rossi, SPH ’05, is a senior HIV treatment officer at John Snow Inc., a public health research and consulting firm, in Arlington, Virginia. Rossi lives in Washington, D.C.

Divya Singh, A&S ’05 (MA), ’09 (PhD), is currently working with chip giant Intel in Portland, Oregon, doing process development for manufacturing next-generation chips. He also volunteers locally and online for issues in his home country, India.

Joycelyn Tate, SAIS ’05, is the host of “Telecom Talk” on the im4Radio Broadcasting Network. “Telecom Talk” is an Internet radio segment that focuses on technology and telecommunications issues.

James Walton, Peab ’05, is the instrumental music teacher at Callaway Elementary School and was named a LEAD teacher for Baltimore City Public Schools. In August 2009 he was appointed music director at St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Dundalk, Maryland.


Tony C. Chang, Engr ’06, received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in May. Chang is set to begin an anesthesiology residency at the University of California Hospital System in San Francisco.

Brian Kinsella Jr., A&S ’06, was part of the relief effort in Haiti as of February. He writes: “Capt. Jenna Grassbaugh, A&S ’06 (MA), and I are both serving in separate capacities to support Operation Unified Response. I deployed to Haiti shortly after the earthquake and am currently in country serving as a member of the Joint Logistics Command–Haiti.”

Karen M. Lopez, A&S ’06, is a third-year veterinary student at Cornell University.

Alfredo Mireles, Nurs ’06, a graduate student in Health Policy at University of California, San Francisco, was nominated as University of California Student Regent for 2011-2012.

Alida Alden Wagner, Nurs ’06 (MS), married William Wagner on October 10, 2009, in St. Thomas, USVI.


Melissa Matarese, A&S ’07, will be matriculating in Harvard Business School’s MBA class of 2012 as a Robert S. Kaplan Life Sciences Fellow.

Benjamin A. Raymond, A&S ’07, will be entering his third year of medical school in Erie, Pennsylvania, and plans to move to Pittsburgh to do rotations at the UPMC-affiliated hospitals.

Glenn M. Small, A&S ’07 (MA), is a manager with Deloitte Consulting LLP in Washington, D.C.


Ashley Ferranti, A&S ’08 (MA), received an MA in teaching from Brown University in May. Ferranti was recently selected for the William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India, where she will collaborate with a leading NGO to work on issues pertaining to education reform.

Catherine A. (Pevtsova) Hartkorn, A&S ’08, who is married and has a daughter named Juliet, accepted a part-time faculty position at New Mexico State University.

Susana Vega, Nurs ’08, celebrated her birthday by hosting an event to raise money for two Baltimore organizations, House of Ruth of Maryland and Adelante Famila.


Zoe Bell, A&S ’09, is a producer for Zynga, a social gaming giant.

Susan J. Billet, Nurs ’09, is a Johns Hopkins pediatric gastroenterology/nutrition nurse.

Ryan David, Bus ’09 (MBA), and his wife, Katy Rouse David, A&S ’00, welcomed their first child, Claudia Marie David, on December 11, 2009.

Benjamin Krause, SAIS ’09, writes: “Catholic Relief Services sent me from Ethiopia to Haiti to help coordinate the relocation, flood mitigation, and many other needs for the 50,000 or so people living in Petionville Club Golf Course.”

Molly E. Steele, A&S ’09, works for the Advisory Board Company in Washington, D.C., a research and analytics firm for the health care industry.

Rashawna Sydnor, Ed ’09, was accepted into the School of Education at Loyola University.

In memoriam

1930: William S. Miller, Engr ’30, a retired mechanical engineer who worked in the Navy Yard for 30 years, died on March 17 in Pikesville, Maryland, at the age of 101.

1935: Bertie Rodgin Cohen, Ed ’35, a civic leader with a passion for volunteering, died April 17 in Charleston, West Virginia.

1936: Lorraine Diekmann Stanley, Nurs ’36, died in Allentown, New Jersey, on March 18. Stanley served as a nurse during World War II.

1939: Alice Axelby, Nurs ’39, passed away on May 28, 2008.

1940: Madeline D. Jenkins Rohlfs, Nurs ’40, died March 24 in Baltimore. Rohlfs worked as a private-duty nurse to a rheumatoid arthritis victim, Floyd B. Odlum, who became a founder of the Arthritis Foundation.

1941: Walter Miller, A&S ’41, a resident of South Carolina, died on August 11, 2009.

1941: Ellis Rivkin, A&S ’41, ’46 (PhD), who died on April 7 in Cincinnati, served for more than a half century as Adolph S. Ochs Professor Emeritus of Jewish History at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati.

1943: Mason Andrews, Med ’43, was recognized posthumously by Eastern Virginia Medical School through the renaming of a main campus building in his honor. Andrews died on October 13, 2006, in Norfolk, Virginia.

1943: Jacob Klein, Engr ’43, ’50 (MSE), who worked on the Manhattan Project, died in Baltimore on September 23, 2009.

1943: Henry M. Seidel, A&S ’43, Med ’46, a former dean of students at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and professor emeritus of pediatrics, passed away on March 24. He spent his entire professional career at Johns Hopkins University and Hospital. Seidel was one of the founding editors of the Harriet Lane Handbook, the indispensable reference book for pediatricians for the past 50 years.

1943: John Stearns Thomsen, Engr ’43, A&S ’52 (PhD), a physicist who spent the majority of his career at the Homewood campus, passed away in Baltimore on April 28.

1944: James Robert McVay Jr., Med ’44, of Boca Raton, Florida, passed away on April 17. McVay was chief of surgery at St. Mary’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri.

1944: Robert W. Young, Med ’44, an orthopedic surgeon and U.S. Army veteran, passed away on April 14 in Orlando, Florida.

1947: Bernard Lipnick, A&S ’47, a rabbi, educator, and civil rights activist, passed away on April 20 in St. Louis, Missouri.

1947: Wallace L. Salzman, A&S ’47, a veteran and past president of the medical staff at the Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Illinois, passed away March 18 in Riverwoods, Illinois.

1949: Charles M. Miller, A&S ’49, of Bellaire, Texas, passed away on August 19, 2009.

1950: Shirley F. Sohmer, Nurs ’50, who helped to develop the Johns Hopkins Department of Neurology and Nursing Service, died March 13 in Baltimore.

1951: John “Jack” Hutton Jr., Peab ’51, ’54 (MM), an organist, choirmaster, and teacher, passed away on March 10.

1951: Charles P. Lach, Engr ’51, passed away on April 24 in Lutherville, Maryland.

1952: Francis R. Hama, Engr ’52, of Munich passed away on March 31.

1952: Hannah Mary (Early) Karicofe, A&S ’52 (MEd), died April 25, in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. She taught in Baltimore County until her retirement.

1952: Pearl H. Scholz, HS ’52, a retired child psychiatrist, died March 10 in Baltimore.

1953: Robert Lee Taylor, A&S ’53, a retired bank official, U.S. Army Air Force veteran, and freelance writer, died April 24 in Timonium, Maryland.

1956: Anthony J. Cristoforo, A&S ’56, father of Andrew Cristoforo, A&S ’88, passed away on April 4 in Lumberton, New Jersey.

1957: Lucien Campeau, Med ’57 (PGF), a cardiologist who introduced a technique to lessen the discomfort of cardiac patients, died on March 15 in Montreal.

1957: Grover M. Hutchins, A&S ’57, Med ’61, died on April 28 while traveling in Africa. Hutchins served as the director of autopsy services at the Johns Hopkins Hospital from 1976 to 1998.

1958: Herbert S. Denenberg, Bus ’58, a consumer advocate who went on to become a local media legend, died on March 18 in Wayne, Pennsylvania.

1958: Alberta B. Gamble, A&S ’58 (MA), an accomplished singer, sculptor, and ceramist, died March 19 in Baltimore.

1959: Murray Wilson, HS ’59, a psychiatrist, artist, and avid journalist, passed away on April 29 in Toronto.

1962: Eldon R. Lucas, A&S ’62 (PhD), of Alameda, California, passed away on March 25.

1963: Omar V. Pulliam II, Ed ’63, a retired high school teacher, died April 4 in Towson, Maryland.

1966: Ruth Ryan Hays, Bus ’66, A&S ’70 (MLA), died March 12 in Baltimore. Hays worked for the U.S. Public Health Service and later for Measurement Inc.

1969: Wood Coleman Hiatt, Med ’69 (PGF), a noted psychiatrist, died March 25 in Jackson, Mississippi.

1970: Donald P. Panzera, SAIS Bol ’70 (Dipl), the chief of European and Latin American acquisitions at the Library of Congress until his retirement in 2007, died March 22 in Washington, D.C.

1973: Larry Wayne Cox, A&S ’73 (MA), ’76 (MS), who worked for TRW at Norton Air Force Base in San Bernardino, California, and was an active member of the Great All American Youth Circus, passed away on March 12.

1974: Kenneth A. Freeman, SPH ’74, a former mental health specialist with the Washington, D.C., government, died April 9 in Baltimore.

1976: Patrick A. Coyne, HS ’76, an ear, nose, and throat specialist, died March 21 in Managua, Nicaragua.

1980: Philip G. Koga, Med ’80 (PGF), ’83 (PGF), a molecular biologist and biodefense expert, passed away on May 5 in Churchville, Maryland.

1982: Lydia Nunes Garner, A&S ’82 (MA), ’88 (PhD), an American literature teacher, passed away May 6 in Austin, Texas.

1984: Robert Kay, Engr ’84 (MS), a scientist who retired from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, died March 18 in Bethesda, Maryland.

1986: Eugene McLean Munnelly, Ed ’86 (MS), founding headmaster of Salisbury School, died in Towson, Maryland, on March 13.

1991: Timothy Allen Rhodes, SAIS Bol ’91 (Dipl), ’92, a lawyer who transitioned to investment banking, passed away on March 19 in New York.

1992: Elliot V. Yasnovsky, A&S ’92, died on March 21 in San Francisco.

1993: Thomas Sean Holland, A&S ’93 (MA), passed away April 5 in Montreal. He was marketing manager of Table and Vine.