Class Notes

Class notes


C. Barton Galloway, A&S '51, retired at 65 from a career as a general surgeon and began a second career as a college adjunct professor. Nineteen years later, he is still teaching aspiring doctors and nurses at Valencia College in Florida. At 85, he is the oldest employee. His son, Steve Galloway, A&S '79, reports that his father shows no signs of slowing down.


Eugene H. Galen, A&S '55, practiced internal medicine before retirement. He also enjoyed sailing and traveling prior to developing medical problems. He is 82.


Alan "Lanny" Berman, A&S '65, was appointed adjunct professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.


Richard J. Bonnie, A&S '66, was awarded his second Special Presidential Commendation from the American Psychiatric Association for his work in law and psychiatry. He is a professor and directs the Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy at the University of Virginia.

John Y. Cole Jr., A&S '66 (MLA), a historian with the Library of Congress, received the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy's Champion for Literacy award during the National Celebration of Reading at the Library of Congress in June.

Karen Moses, Peab '66, '67 (MM), is the senior reference specialist in the music division of the Library of Congress.


F. Stuart Hodgson, Engr '67, reports that he and his wife enjoyed a cruise that began in Athens, Greece, and ended in Venice, Italy. Hodgson is "touching as many bases as possible," now that he is over 70.


Dennis A. Ferrazzano, A&S '68, a senior partner in the Chicago law firm Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg, was named by Best Lawyers as the 2015 Chicago real estate Lawyer of the Year; and by Leading Lawyers as the No. 1 real estate lawyer in Illinois for 2015, for the fourth year in a row.


Dennis A. Estis, A&S '69, a partner with the law firm of Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis, was named to the Top 100: 2016 New Jersey Super Lawyers List compiled by Super Lawyers.

A. Everette James Jr., Med '69 (PGF), SPH '71, HS '75, is a radiologist and private art collector whose collection was recently exhibited at the North Carolina Museum of History. Southern Impressions: Paintings from the James-Farmer Collection featured 40 paintings on loan from James and his wife, Nancy Farmer.


J. Brent Ricks, A&S '71, reports that he was selected from among 75,000 soccer fans for the FIFA 50, a group of fans chosen from five countries to travel to Zurich in 2015 and meet with the senior management of FIFA, the governing body of world soccer. The FIFA 50 offered suggestions for fan involvement at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia and continue to consult with FIFA online.


Romesh C. Batra, Engr '72 (PhD), received the 2016 Alumni Award for Excellence in Graduate Academic Advising from Virginia Tech. He is a professor of biomedical engineering and mechanics in Virginia Tech's College of Engineering.

Kirk Lindsey Dancy, Engr '72, works in Fairfax, Virginia, in a military contract position in electrical engineering.


Christopher C. Tsien, A&S '74, is an attorney in Columbia, Maryland, and a member of Bicycling Advocates of Howard County, a group supporting the cycling community. He participated in the development of a 20-year master plan for Maryland bicyclists and pedestrians prepared by the Maryland Department of Transportation. He is also involved in Bike Howard, the master plan to improve the county's cycling network by constructing 122 miles of new shared-use paths and protected bike lanes. Tsien also leads group cycling training sessions.


Carter Brey, Peab '76, principal cellist of the New York Philharmonic, appeared on the April 9 episode of A Prairie Home Companion, where he played classical works and shared humorous insights into what cellists think about when they play.


William Owings, Ed '78 (MS), is a professor of educational leadership at Old Dominion University in Virginia. He and his wife, education writer Leslie Kaplan, are completing their 13th textbook or monograph together. They reside in Newport News, Virginia, and are proud grandparents of Jack Kaplan, who is almost 3.


Stuart W. Davidson, A&S '79, a partner in the Philadelphia-based law firm Willig, Williams & Davidson, was named a 2016 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers.

Brian S. Goodman, A&S '79, a principal at Kramon & Graham law firm, was elected to the Baltimore Bar Foundation's board of trustees.

Richard R. Heuser, HS '79, Med '81 (PGF), chief of Cardiology at St. Luke's Medical Center and a professor of medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, received a 2016 Healthcare Leadership Award from Az Business magazine. He also received a 2016 Cardio­vascular Innovations Award from Cardiovascular Research Technologies for significant contributions to lifesaving technologies, namely his Punctual Guidewire device for improved access to arteries and veins.

Marcia A. Prenguber, Ed '79 (MS), received a 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Saint Joseph in Connecticut for distinction in science. She is dean of the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine.


John R. Scully, Engr '80, '83 (MSE), '87 (PhD), earned the Electrochemical Society's 2016 Henry B. Linford Award for Distinguished Teaching. Scully is a professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science.


Ada M. Fisher, SPH '81, a retired physician, chairs the North Carolina Republican National Committee. She was elected in May to her third term and was an automatic delegate to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.


Peter F. Bornstein, A&S '83, was elected to the board of directors of Constellation, a partnership of mutual liability insurers and health services companies. He remains a consulting physician and managing partner of St. Paul Infectious Disease Associates in Minnesota.

Jay S. Rand, A&S '83, was hired in March as a partner and co-chair of the Corporate & Finance Group at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, a media, entertainment, and advertising law firm based in New York.


Sharon Patricia Crockett, A&S '85, was profiled in a Columbia Business magazine article about Columbia Business School alumni who made radical career changes. She left a career in finance on Wall Street to co-found a luxury interior design firm called haus. by bjc.

James "Jay" M. Dunn III, Bus '85, retired after 16 years as assistant coach for the men's and women's track teams at Johns Hopkins. During his career with the Blue Jays, his throwing event athletes won 31 individual Centennial Conference championships and broke all the university's throwing records. Dunn is a gold medal member of the National Throws Coaches Association.


Michelle Colder Carras, A&S '87, SPH '15 (PhD), is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Mental Health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. She studies video games, social media, and mental health. She is married to Alexis J. Carras, A&S '89, Med '93.


Leigh Ann Curl, Med '89, HS '94, Med '07 (PGF), HS '07, is the first female head orthopedic surgeon in the National Football League. In addition to her role with the Baltimore Ravens, Curl works with the Baltimore Orioles and performs more than 500 orthopedic surgeries a year at MedStar Harbor Hospital.

Philip S. W. Smith, A&S '89, was named senior vice president and chief financial officer of Global Banking and Markets at Scotiabank in Toronto.


Karen A. Snyder, Bus '91 (MS), earned the Certified Speaking Professional designation from the National Speakers Association. She is the founder of Concordia Consulting in Washington, D.C.


Stevie S. Rhim, Engr '93, resides in Marina del Rey, California, and enjoys surfing, outrigger canoeing, and living the Southern California dream.

Eddie Tuvin, Bus '93 (MBA), interviewed David Rubenstein, co-founder and co-CEO of the Carlyle Group, at the Annual Presidents' Forum of Metro-Washington in late 2015. Tuvin is a board member for the Entrepreneurship Institute, which sponsors the annual forum. He is also the recipient of three merit awards from the U.S. Small Business Administration.


Deborah D. Ricker, SPH '96 (PhD), became provost and vice president for academic affairs at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland, in July. She was previously dean of academic services at York College of Pennsylvania.


William B. Mucklow Jr., A&S '98, is a board member of the Delaware chapter of the American Society of Professional Estimators and a chief construction estimator for the Buccini/Pollin Group, a developer with an office in Wilmington, Delaware. He reports that bringing trendy restaurants, modern multifamily living, and a hip social scene to Wilmington has been the most satisfying accomplishment of his career. Buccini/Pollin's Market Street Village project, located in Wilmington's LOMA district, was a finalist for the 2016 Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Award.


Gregory A. "Rocky" Goins, Bus '00 (MBA), founded Leading Light Development and Construction Consulting. The Oklahoma-based business, which specializes in senior living development, is renovating five assisted living communities and developing several others. 

Shoshana Shamberg, Ed '00 (MS), was instrumental in the Maryland Occupational Therapy Association's submission of Senate Bill 297, signed into law in May, which updates the definition of "habilitative services" and includes occupational and other therapies to help children function. Shamberg is president of Abilities Occupational Therapy Services and Seminars and Irlen Visual Learning Center, both in Baltimore.


Michael Drusano, A&S '01, is a family medicine physician in Florida and an international medical relief volunteer. He provided services after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and last year treated up to 30 Ebola patients a day in West Africa.


Michael Edward "Eddie" Walsh, A&S '02, SAIS Bol '03 (Dipl), SAIS '04, founder and president of the Islands Society, was recognized on a United Nations Foundation blog as a global changemaker. His Hawaii-based organization seeks to inspire islanders to participate in international affairs in order to improve their local communities.


Stephen B. Brauerman, A&S '03, a director at Bayard law firm in Delaware, was recognized by the 2016 Chambers USA guide for his work in corporate and intellectual property litigation.

Allison Larson, Engr '03 (BS/MSE), Med '08, was promoted to assistant dean in the Office of Academic Affairs at Boston University School of Medicine, where she is an assistant professor of dermatology.


Warren M. Gramm, Peab '05 (MM), and his wife, Kelly, welcomed a son, Matthew James Gramm, born on November 12, 2015. They also have a daughter, Catherine.

Jason P. Pellettieri, Med '05 (PhD), a biology professor at Keene State College in New Hampshire, and a team of student researchers discovered that a flatworm could aid in the study of porphyrias, a group of rare metabolic disorders that can cause extreme sensitivity to light. Their paper was published in the journal eLife.

Joycelyn Tate, SAIS '05 (Cert), attended the United State of Women, a summit held by the White House to rally women together for gender equality. She works as an advocate for women in the technology sector.

Michael Tringale, Bus '05 (MS), is doing postgraduate work in health care research and bioethics with the University of Oxford. He retains his position as senior director of communications and public affairs at the Consumer Healthcare Products Association.


Debra Charles, Bus '06 (MS), is a program analyst for MDB Group and works in quantitative finance, consulting for the U.S. Army.

Blair C. Raymond Dancy, A&S '06, Med '12 (PhD), is a captain in the U.S. Army.

Jaime C. Stone, Ed '06 (MS), principal at Camden-Rockport Middle School in Maine, won the 2016 New England League of Middle Schools A+ Administrator's award.

Claudine Woo, SPH '06 (PhD), is creator of the Chew on This Storytelling series hosted by the website, which features stories about the creative and entrepreneurial journey. Guests have included BlogHer co-founder Lisa Stone and filmmaker Rajiv Shah.


Caroline A. Garriott, A&S '07, was awarded a Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for 2016 from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. She is completing her dissertation in the Department of History at Duke University.

Hadi Sumoro, Peab '07 (MA), and Xian Yu, Peab '09 (MA), founded the Philadelphia-based HX Audio Lab, which provides audio and acoustic services.


LaPrincess Brewer, SPH '08, received a 40 Under 40 Leaders in Health Award from the National Minority Quality Forum. She is a cardiovascular diseases fellow at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and a former trainee at the Johns Hopkins Center to Eliminate Cardiovascular Health Disparities.

Fabian de Kok-Mercado, Med '08 (MA), an art director at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Chevy Chase, Maryland, is a winner of the 2016 Vizzies from Popular Science magazine and the National Science Foundation, which celebrates outstanding visualizations from the fields of science and engineering. He and his colleagues earned the Expert's Choice and People's Choice awards in the video category for their short animated film titled Coral Bleaching: A Breakdown of Symbiosis.


Adair Landy, A&S '09, married Andrew Littell on April 23 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Montclair, New Jersey.


Ari C. Abramson, Bus '10 (MS), was promoted to acquisitions officer at Alex. Brown Realty and is responsible for the firm's real estate joint venture equity investments in the Southeast U.S.


Kimberly Bolivar, A&S '11, welcomed a baby girl in September 2015. In May 2016, she received a doctor of medicine degree from Howard University College of Medicine and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

Alec Sandon W. Dancy, A&S '11, received his doctor of dental surgery degree from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in Baltimore and on May 28 married Jimena G. Perez, A&S '11. The unofficial mascot of the Johns Hopkins Class of 2011 and Dancy family dog, Gold-Rush Lady Gwenavere, aka Gwen, died on November 24, 2015.

Jake Runestad, Peab '11 (MM), '12 (MM), won a 2016 ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Award, which encourages talented young creators of concert music.


C. Russell Fletcher III, SAIS '12 (MIPP), was named to the board of trustees of the George C. Marshall Foundation. Fletcher heads Dundrillin, a diversified financial services consulting firm.

Shane M. Pinzka, A&S '12, and Brooke M. Lipinski, A&S '11, were married on May 28. They met in 2009 as student athletes at Johns Hopkins.

Ana C. Ward, A&S '12 (MS), joined Rosetta Genomics, a developer and provider of molecular diagnostics, as executive vice president of legal and corporate development. She was previously chief operating officer of AptamiR Therapeutics, a biotechnology company.


Cinthya Guadalupe Garcia, A&S '13, received a master's degree in health care administration from the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health in May. She is an administrative fellow with Cone Health in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Ronnie J. Greene, A&S '13 (MA), Washington enterprise editor for Reuters, was awarded a 2015 Investigative Reporters and Editors Award for his book, Shots on the Bridge: Police Violence and Cover-Up in the Wake of Katrina.


William J. Reed, A&S '15 (MA/PhD), was awarded a Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for 2016 by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. He is completing his dissertation in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Johns Hopkins.

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