Class notes


Guy Maseritz, A&S '59, '61 (MA), has practiced law for more than 45 years. Last year his article "No Inventions, No Innovations: Reassessing the Government's Antitrust Case Against United States Steel Corporation" was published as the lead article in the Journal of Business and Technology Law. He worked on the article for more than three years while practicing law full time and reports, "It is a labor of love."

Arnold B. Silverman, Engr '59, is in his 50th year of practice specializing in intellectual property law, which he continues to enjoy tremendously. He has chaired the intellectual property law department at Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC for 14 years and is currently senior counsel. He was honored with the University of Pittsburgh Law Alumni Association's 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award for his commitment to Pitt Law and the surrounding community.


Jack N. Alpert, A&S '60, recently decided to defer retirement and accepted an appointment as professor of neurology at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Several years ago, he received a teaching award from Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society, and wrote a neurology text published in 2011.


John Marvin, A&S '61 (MA), composed the Sonata for Oboe and Piano, a three-movement piece that was premiered by the Alias Chamber Ensemble in Nashville, Tennessee, in February.


Martha N. Hill, Nurs '66, SPH '86 (PhD), was named a 2013 Influential Marylander by The Daily Record, an honor that recognizes people who have made significant impacts in their fields and continue to be leaders in the state. She has been a member of the Johns Hopkins faculty since 1980 and dean of the School of Nursing since 2002.


Edward R. B. McCabe, A&S '67, assumed the role of senior vice president and medical director of the March of Dimes Foundation in November 2012, overseeing the organization's medical and clinical initiatives. Previously, he was executive director of the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, as well as the Anna and John J. Sie Endowed Chair in Down Syndrome Research and Clinical Care and a professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine from 2010 to 2012.


Kathleen Campbell, A&S '72, '73 (MA), retired from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California where she was a career law clerk to a federal judge for 25 years.


Warren Boyd, A&S '73, reports that he is a financial analyst with the U.S. Small Business Administration and was selected to participate in the SBA Leadership Development Program. He is a member of the Class of 1973 reunion committee.

Katherine Seavey Bryant, A&S '73, is the senior associate rector at St. James' Episcopal Church in Virginia and reports: "I am in my seventh year serving as an Episcopal priest at a parish of 1,600 members and 600 worshippers on a Sunday. Leading trips to Haiti, leadership in a local ecumenical/interfaith organization, preaching, teaching—I love my ministry here, and I love these people."

Robert Campbell, A&S '73, is a professor of orthopedic surgery and the director of the Center for Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He was awarded the Johns Hopkins University Distinguished Alumnus Award at this year's reunion.

William Dichtel, A&S '73, is an otolaryngologist at the Guthrie Clinic in Sayre, Pennsylvania.

Guy Richard "Rick" Eigenbrode, A&S '73, is senior director of International Tax at the SanDisk Corporation in Milpitas, California.

Oliver Engel, A&S '73, is president of Mettrix Technology.

Jeffrey Gaitz, A&S '73, has been a neurologist for 31 years and has his own private practice in Houston. He is married and has three children.

Bill George, A&S '73, Ed '75 (MEd), is a pastor at Kensington Baptist Church in Maryland.

David Griesemer, A&S '73, Med '76, HS '78, is a professor at Tufts University School of Medicine and director of the Division of Pediatric Neurology at the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center. He specializes in seizures and epilepsy, neurobehavioral disorders, and traumatic brain injury and was recently recognized as a top doctor by U.S. News & World Report. He is married with four children and lives in Massachusetts.

Clarance "Ed" Henson Jr., A&S '73, is president of a media brokerage firm, Henson Media Inc., and owns four radio stations in Kentucky. He is married and has four children.

Kim Kashkashian, Peab '73, a violist, won a Grammy for best classical instrumental solo in Kurtág & Ligeti: Music for Viola. She is on the faculty at the New England Conservatory, has been a soloist with orchestras all over the world, has toured with the string quartet of violinists Gidon Kremer and Daniel Phillips and cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and has expanded the solo viola playbook.

Jay Lenrow, A&S '73, works as office council for Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf + Hendler LLC, in Baltimore. He currently serves as the vice president of the Johns Hopkins Alumni Council, the governing body of the Alumni Association, and was elected a university trustee as of June 2012. He is also the executive vice president of the Northeast Region, Boy Scouts of America.


Sungrai Sohn, Peab '75, teaches violin, directs the chamber music program and string orchestra, and is head of the string department at Sarah Lawrence College. He also serves as chair adjudicator for the New York Music Competition. His performance of the "Violinist in the Mall" was a co-winner of the contemporary music competition Friends and Enemies. In collaboration with the Amasi Piano Trio, in 2012 he released a CD of Parker, Piazzolla, and Rachmaninoff trios. Sohn was featured in the documentary To Have and To Give, which premiered in 2012 and describes the experience of his living-donor liver transplant from his brother-in-law David Esposito in 2001.


Stuart W. Davidson, A&S '79, is an attorney with the union-side law firm Willig, Williams & Davidson in Philadelphia. He was recently selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White Inc. of Aiken, South Carolina).


Robert Caverly, Engr '83 (PhD), was named a fellow of the IEEE in January for contributions to modeling and design of radio frequency switching devices. He lives in Villanova, Pennsylvania.


Kevin B. Johnson, Med '87, '90 (PGF), HS '90, was named a Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor at Vanderbilt University, where he has been on the faculty since 2002. He also serves as chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics and professor of pediatrics at the university's School of Medicine.


Sarah Ashe-Donnem, A&S '88, reports, "I am enjoying staying home with my kids now, for the majority of my time. Previously, I was using my degree in social work to direct a residential treatment center. Currently I also consult part time with schools."

Amitava Biswas, A&S '88, SAIS '89, is currently planning on retiring to a quiet life in the Vermont woods starting in April after 14 chaotic years in Southeast Asia.

Lora Bonser, Engr '88, attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she earned a doctorate in chemical engineering in 1994. She is married with five children.

Jess Bunshaft, A&S '88, is currently vice president for Human Resources at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center in New York.

Brian Funaki, A&S '88, is a professor and section chief of Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the University of Chicago.

Staunton Golding, A&S '88, is CEO of MBH Enterprises in Denver.

Navin Gupta, Engr '88, is married with two children and works as a physician for Cardiovascular Consultants.

Sion Harris, A&S '88, is an assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.


Jeanne-Aimee DeMarrais, SPH '89 (MHS), is the adviser for Save the Children's Domestic Emergencies programs and led the organization's response to Superstorm Sandy, helping meet the needs of 44,000 children and families through child programming, goods distributions, and child care recovery initiatives. She was also instrumental in providing immediate assistance to Newtown, Connecticut, in the days following the Sandy Hook tragedy, setting up safe child play areas where kids could just be kids while their parents received counseling.

Eric G. Orlinsky, A&S '89, chair of Corporate Practice at Saul Ewing LLP, has been elected to the Maryland State Bar Association Board of Governors for the 2013–14 term. He is governor of the MSBA Business Law Section. Orlinsky is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, has been named one of "Maryland's Legal Elite" by Baltimore SmartCEO, and has been selected for inclusion in Maryland Super Lawyers every year since 2010.


Katrina Armstrong, Med '91, '94 (PGF), HS '94, was named physician-in-chief of the Department of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is the first woman to hold this position. She previously served as chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine and professor of medicine and obstetrics and gynecology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She is known for her work as an investigator in the areas of medical decision making, quality of care, and cancer prevention and outcomes.


Thomas Fu, Engr '93 (PhD), a civilian engineer at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, was named a 2013 Asian American Engineer of the Year. He is honored for his pioneering contributions in the field of submarine and surface ship dynamics, which include nonacoustic hydrodynamic signatures and wakes, wave breaking, wave impact and slamming, and general hydrodynamics utilizing innovative experiments, both at model- and full-scale.


Ethan J. Skolnick, A&S '94, covers the Miami Heat for The Palm Beach Post.


John P. Grant, A&S '95, is a senior adviser of governmental affairs in the Washington, D.C., office of Husch Blackwell, a litigation and business services law firm. He rejoined the firm in 2013, following his previous work there as a lobbyist from 2001 to 2006. From 2006 until this year, he was president of J.P. Grant LLC, providing federal and state lobbying, policy development, media and grassroots coordination for the residential real estate investing industry, and political intelligence reporting to hedge funds and investment banks.


Michael Lee Makfinsky, Bus '97 (MS), '02 (MBA), was promoted to account general manager at CSC in April. He directs cyber and information operations programs within CSC's Defense Sector.


Christine Ayash, A&S '98, SPH '99, received a doctorate in public health from Boston University School of Public Health in 2010. She now lives in Massachusetts.

Brooke Buckley, A&S '98, works for the Anne Arundel Health System in Maryland as a general surgeon. She earned a medical degree from Ohio State University in 2002.

Amy Duncan, A&S '98, expects to graduate with a master's degree in social work from the University of Southern California in 2014.


Maki Hsieh, A&S '99, a violinist and opera singer, is working to create a new musical genre called electronic opera and violin, described as "a modern twist to classical techniques and Asian traditions." She is auditioning for the television show America's Got Talent.


Traci Thompson Ferguson, Med '00, HS '03, contributed a chapter to Lessons Learned: Stories from Women in Medical Management, a book published by the American College of Physician Executives about the status of women physicians as health care leaders today. Ferguson is currently a senior medical director for a national health plan and oversees the plan's utilization management department.

Leslie Miller Greenspan, A&S '00, is an associate at Stradley Ronon, where she focuses on securities litigation, intellectual property litigation, and complex commercial disputes. She recently served on a merit selection panel of five lawyers and two nonlawyers to decide upon the reappointment of a U.S. magistrate judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Shoshana Sondra Shamberg, Ed '00 (MS), is an occupational therapist and president of Abilities OT Services and Seminars Inc. and the Irlen Visual Learning Center. She was recently recognized by Worldwide Who's Who for showing dedication, leadership, and excellence in health care consulting services and also honored for her contributions to the occupational therapy practice by the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Mark Stibich, SPH '00, '05 (PhD), and Julie Stachowiak, SPH '05 (PhD), are a husband-wife team and founders of Xenex, a company created to market use of pulse xenon UV disinfection services to decontaminate patient care environments. The couple was performing research when they learned of air disinfection technology being used to combat airborne tuberculosis and invented the Xenex "robot" to perform the disinfection. The device is rolled into a hospital room by a housekeeper and flashes a bright UV light for 5–10 minutes, killing the microorganisms lurking on high-touch surfaces (bedrails, tray table, remotes, bathroom door, etc.) as well as the hard-to-reach surfaces (curtains, artwork, ceiling, floor, etc.).


Stephen B. Brauerman, A&S '03, was elected as a director of the Wilmington, Delaware, law firm Bayard P.A. He concentrates his practice in the areas involving fiduciary duty claims, corporate and alternative entity control disputes, advancement/indemnification, breach of contract, antitrust, securities, patent infringement, copyright infringement, and trademark matters.


Ramona Bajema, SAIS '04, is Japan program manager for AmeriCares, overseeing relief efforts in the country in the wake of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, from rebuilding health care facilities to supporting programs that restore a sense of normalcy for evacuees still adjusting to new surroundings and coping with loss. Currently, her work focuses largely on mental health counseling and support programs, including an innovative garden therapy program that was highlighted in The Wall Street Journal.


Janine Van Norman, A&S '05 (MS), is chief of the Branch of Foreign Species, Endangered Species Program, in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. She is the first person to hold this position, and helps protect animals and plants native to foreign countries that are at risk of becoming extinct. There are more than 600 foreign species protected under the federal Endangered Species Act.


Yasmene Mumby, A&S '08, Ed '10 (MAT), is director of community engagement for KIPP Baltimore, a nonprofit created to operate schools in Baltimore City that will lead students from low socioeconomic backgrounds and a diversity of skill levels to attend four-year colleges. In June 2012, she was elected co-chair of the Baltimore Education Coalition, a citywide group whose mission is to ensure that all children in Baltimore City receive an excellent education. Mumby played a key role in rallying support for the $1 billion in state funding to renovate or replace city schools, which passed in the Maryland state legislature in April. Currently, she is a student at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.

Paul Rabil, A&S '08, lobbied on Capitol Hill to fight childhood obesity and pass legislation that would help Americans become more physically fit during the 14th annual National Health Through Fitness Day. Rabil plays major league lacrosse and was named Warrior MLL Offensive Player of the Year in 2011 and 2012.


Jonathan Bradley, Bus '09 (MBA), recently launched a nonprofit organization with a mission to help mentor children within Baltimore's schools and community to learn and practice necessary lifetime skills to live and lead a productive and quality life. He named the effort Cristata Cares, using the Greek word for "blue jay."


Austin Allen, A&S '12 (MFA), has joined Rap Genius, a guide to the meaning of rap lyrics, to lead the site's new Poetry Brain initiative. The project received $15 million in funding earlier this year to expand a social network of annotators of rap lyrics.

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