Class notes


Clark C. Abt, A&S '52 (MA), published a chapter titled "The Loneliness of Long-Distance Elders" in a new book, Aging Wisely... Wisdom of Our Elders, by Irving I. Silverman and Ellen Beth Siegel. The book contains essays written by a group of 75 seniors and their caregivers.

Russell L. Seelig, Engr '52, retired from engineering but remains active in civil advocacy in his hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts.


Elspeth Monro Reagan, Med '56 (MD), retired from her job in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic at Lincoln Medical Center in New York and moved to New Mexico, where she is near family and a Self-Realization Fellowship worship group, which is of great importance to her.


Howard D. Dorfman, HS '64, a professor emeritus at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, published the second edition of Dorfman and Czerniak's Bone Tumors in 2016.


Brian D. Briscoe, Med '65 (PGF), HS '88, retired after 50 years of practicing diagnostic radiology.

Stephen Hirst, SAIS Eur '65 (Dipl), SAIS '66 (MA), and his wife, Lois, received the 2017 Grand Canyon Historical Society Pioneer Award for their work to help the Havasupai Tribe of Arizona regain ancestral land. He is the author of I Am the Grand Canyon and Lauren Greasewater's War.

Charles F. "Chic" Reid, A&S '65, retired after more than 50 years in mortgage banking and was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Maryland Mortgage Bankers and Brokers Association. He and his wife, Maggi, enjoy visiting Europe. He is active in his local Harley-Davidson owners group.


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 2018 Chicago real estate lawyer of the year. He also received this honor in 2015.

Martin P. Wasserman, Med '68 (MD), received the National Association of County and City Health Officials 2017 Maurice "Mo" Mullet Lifetime of Service Award. He serves as the medical director of Provider Resources, where he has worked on projects for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that aim to eliminate early elective deliveries and reduce central line infections in newborns.


Bill Henderson, A&S '72, moved from Galveston, Texas, to the Houston suburb of Humble to be closer to his children and grandchildren. He works as legal counsel for Harris County Judge Ed Emmett.


Paul Chew, A&S '73, Med '77 (MD), and his wife, Linda, recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. Chew is chief medical officer for Omada Health, a digital therapeutics company in San Francisco that aims to conquer chronic disease through design, technology, and behavioral science.

John M. Hament, A&S '73, founding partner of Kunkel Miller & Hament in Sarasota, Florida, recently merged his practice with the large firm of Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen. Hament's legal career followed a career as a tennis pro. He played for the Johns Hopkins varsity team.

Harvey Klinger, A&S '73 (MA), celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Harvey Klinger Literary Agency on October 1. It has grown into a leading boutique agency representing fiction, nonfiction, and children's books.

Thomas A. Pearson, A&S '73, Med '76 (MD), SPH '76 (MPH), '83 (PhD), serves as the executive vice president for research and education at the University of Florida Health Science Center. He moved to Florida from New York in 2013.


Henry L. Dorkin, Med '74, was elected president of the Massachusetts Medical Society in April 2017. At Boston Children's Hospital, he directs the Pulmonary Clinical Research Program and co-directs the Cystic Fibrosis Clinical Center and the Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutic Development Center. He is also an associate professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.


Paula T. Whitacre, A&S '77, SAIS '79 (MA), published A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time: Julia Wilbur's Struggle for Purpose in September 2017. Wilbur was an abolitionist during the Civil War.


Stuart W. Davidson, A&S '79, a partner in the Philadelphia-based law firm Willig, Williams & Davidson, was selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers.

Michael L. Miller, Engr '79 (MS), '84 (PhD), was named director of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering, effective July 1.

Rebecca Stith, A&S '79, Steve Hulse, A&S '79, '83, Lianne Sheppard, A&S '79, SPH '85 (MS), Theonia K. Boyd, A&S '84, Jonathan Greenberg, A&S '78, and Connie Rosemont, A&S '85, '87 (MA), reunited for a weekend in Telluride, Colorado, in August 2017.

Dennis C. Stokes, HS '79, '82, retired in 2017 as chief of pulmonology and St. Jude Professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He was also director of the UT Cystic Fibrosis Care and Research Center and director of pulmonology services at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.


Neal B. Blaxberg, A&S '82, retired from chiropractic practice after 31 years and is now a life coach. He published his first book, The Happy Introvert: Quirky Tales from the Depths of Solitude, in July. He lives in Baltimore and is the father of seven boys.


Thomas M. Reimers, Med '87 (PGF), a psychologist and director of Boys Town Behavioral Health Clinic in Nebraska, recently published the book Elimination Disorders: Evidence-Based Treatment for Enuresis and Encopresis.


Michael T. Lawton, Med '90 (MD), '91 (PGF), HS '91, was appointed president and CEO of Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix.


Andrew L. Rosenberg, Med '91 (MD), HS '94, '95, '07, Med '07 (PGF), a clinician and faculty member at the University of Michigan, was named chief information officer for Michigan Medicine in August.


Seth L. Morgulas, A&S '93, a lieutenant colonel with the U.S. Army, is a Special Troops Battalion commander for the 369th Sustainment Brigade of the New York National Guard. The battalion supports tens of thousands of service members throughout 11 countries in the Middle East combating the Islamic State group.

Sorab Wadia, Peab '93, '95 (MM), played Shylock in a production of The Merchant of Venice by Peak Performances at Montclair State University in the fall.


Ho Lin, A&S '94 (MA), published a book of short stories, titled China Girl, which was released October 1 by Regent Press.

Jenny Lin, A&S '94, Peab '98 (AD), a pianist, joined Philip Glass and other performers for three evenings of eĢtudes and works for piano by Glass in Brazil in September.

Christine Plater, Bus '94 (Cert), recently launched the resource guide The website includes career information for Maryland college students. She also publishes, which showcases products made by Marylanders.


Alexandra N. Cohen, A&S '97, relocated to Monterey, California, after 15 years as a litigation attorney in New York. She is pursuing a joint MBA/MA in international policy and development at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and looks forward to catching up with friends from Johns Hopkins on the West Coast.

Elaine S. Lachica, Peab '97, a vocalist, was a soloist for Montreal Baroque's recording of Bach: Cantatas released on the ATMA Classique label in May. Lachica teaches voice at Fordham University.


Jeoyuh Lin, Engr '99, a patent attorney, joined the Troy, Michigan, office of Harness Dickey. He previously served as in-house counsel to an automotive supplier in Nagoya, Japan.


Brian M. Razzaque, Engr '00, made the 2017 Very Important Professionals list published by The Daily Record in Baltimore. He is founder and CEO of SocialToaster, which helps brands identify, recruit, and activate fans on social media.

Sashank Reddy, A&S '00, was named to the 2017 40 Under 40 list published by the Baltimore Business Journal. As CEO of LifeSprout, he is addressing soft tissue damage with an injectable synthetic material that mimics living tissue. The startup is a product of the university's FastForward accelerator. Reddy is a resident in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Johns Hopkins.


Simone L. Jack, A&S '01, was promoted to major as a judge advocate in the U.S. Army after almost nine years on active duty. She is stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, where she represents victims of sexual assault and will complete her Master of Laws degree at the Army's Judge Advocate General's School in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Bryon L. Linnehan, A&S '01, a major in the U.S. Army, is a battalion second-in-command for the 369th Sustainment Brigade of the New York National Guard. Nicknamed "The Harlem Hellfighters," the brigade continues a tradition of tenacity that began in World War I, when the first and only all-black New York National Guard unit became one of the most successful in the U.S. Army.


Sarah Hemminger, Engr '02, Med '10 (PhD), was named to the 2017 40 Under 40 list published by the Baltimore Business Journal. She is co-founder and CEO of Thread, an organization that connects underperforming Baltimore high school students with mentorship, tutoring, and meals.


Christopher E. Ostrander, A&S '03, is the director of foundation relations at the University of Utah. He was previously assistant dean for the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Carolyn B. Sufrin, Med '03 (MD), leads the Pregnancy in Prison Statistics project that is collecting data on more than 600 pregnant women in 22 state prison systems and six jails. She is working with mentorship from the Johns Hopkins Women's Health Research Group.


Gyanu Lamichhane, Med '04 (PhD), is an associate professor in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine's Division of Infectious Diseases. He works in the Center for TB Research to discover weaknesses in the bacterium that causes tuberculosis in an effort to eradicate one of the world's top infectious killers.


John C. Avirett, A&S '05, was named to the 2017 40 Under 40 list published by the Baltimore Business Journal. A partner at Greenspring Associates, he helped steer the venture capital and equity firm through investments in Grubhub, Chewy, and Zulily, among other rising companies.

Lukasz Kuropaczewski, Peab '05 (GPD), a guitarist, made his debut with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in September, performing Joaquin Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez.

Payal K. Patel, SPH '05, and Jacques-Andre Bettencourt, were married at a destination wedding in Mombasa, Kenya, in February 2017. Many Johns Hopkins alumni attended. Patel is a clinical lecturer at the University of Michigan Health System. After graduating from Johns Hopkins, she spent a year in Kenya, thanks to a Florence "Meg" Long Walsh Leadership Award from the Krieger School's Second Decade Society.

Sinan Tatlipinar, Med '05 (PGF), an ophthalmologist, serves as the medical director of Yeditepe University Eye Center in Istanbul, Turkey.


Jason M. Organ, Med '08 (PhD), an assistant professor of anatomy at Indiana University School of Medicine, was named co-editor of the SciComm blog from the Public Library of Science. The blog provides an open forum to explore science education, outreach, and communication.

Yann Palmore, Engr '08 (MS), was hired by Jones Lang LaSalle, a Chicago real estate and investment management firm, to serve as vice president of JLL's Smart Building Solutions. He was previously founder and president of Evolved Buildings.


Mitchell J. Bonanno, Bus '09 (MS), joined Johns Hopkins in September as the university's first chief real estate officer.

Francisco J. Contijoch, Engr '09, '10 (MSE), is an assistant professor in Bioengineering and an adjunct assistant professor in Radiology at University of California, San Diego. He was previously a University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellow who focused on the role of imaging as a diagnostic and research tool in cardiovascular disease.

Britt Olsen-Ecker, Peab '09, and Melissa Wimbish, Peab '11 (GPD), '14 (GPD), who lead the sextet Outcalls, released an album titled No King on September 15.

Oliver R. Uberti, A&S '09 (MA), and co-author James Cheshire have published Where the Animals Go, a book of original maps and infographics that tells stories of animal behavior.


Luke Kelly-Clyne, A&S '10, was promoted to president and head of development at the Big Breakfast television production company, where he serves as executive producer on numerous shows, including sketch comedy series Hot Date.

Susan D. Lamb, Med '10 (PhD), chairs History of Medicine at the University of Ottawa and is an associate professor in the university's Department of Innovation in Medical Education.

Hirsch L. Neustein, Bus '10 (MS), an associate with the Denver office of law firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, was appointed to the Jewish Federations of North America's National Young Leadership Cabinet.


Michael G. Fried, Engr '11 (MS), made the 2017 Very Important Professionals list published by The Daily Record. He is chief information officer for the Baltimore City Health Department and is active with Baltimore Techies for Good, an organization that connects technologists to nonprofits.

Amy D. Smith, A&S '11, and her husband, Thomas S. Smith, A&S '11, welcomed a baby boy, Benjamin Maxwell Smith, in April. The family lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where they run Gado Images, a stock photography agency.


John Abodeely, Bus '13 (MBA), was named CEO of the Houston Arts Alliance in November. Previously, he served as acting executive director for the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities.

Uesin Kim, A&S '13, and Sara Son, A&S '15, were married at the Evergreen Museum & Library in Baltimore this past summer. Their wedding was featured in "50 Wow-Worthy Weddings Across All 50 States" on

David Narrow, Engr '13 (MSE), was named to the 2017 40 Under 40 list published by the Baltimore Business Journal. He started developing a solution for postoperative blood clots while he was a student at the Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design and turned this technology into a startup called Sonavex.


Andre J. "A.J." Bahou, Engr '14 (MS), a Nashville patent attorney, opened intellectual law practice Bahou Law in 2017. He is a board member on LaunchTN economic development agency, chair of the Tennessee Bar Intellectual Property Law Executive Council, and past president of the Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association.

Julie Bosworth, Peab '14 (MM), Janna Critz, Peab '13 (MM), '14 (GPD), and Corbin Phillips, Peab '15 (MM), were featured vocalists at a September Mountainside Baroque performance held at the Shrine of SS Peter and Paul in Cumberland, Maryland.


Anamaria Penagos, A&S '15, and Charles Wagers, Engr '15, are engaged to be married.

David West, Engr '15, was named to the 2017 40 Under 40 list published by the Baltimore Business Journal. His startup, Proscia, is developing software to help researchers and pathologists analyze large amounts of data to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.


Taylor Nolan, Ed '16 (MS), became engaged to be married to fellow Bachelor in Paradise TV show cast member Derek Peth in August 2017.


Sarah Cathleen Foltz, A&S '17 (MA), is an administrative coordinator and cultivation events specialist at the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri.

Stephanie W. Zuo, Med '17 (MD), won the 2017 Abell Award in Urban Policy with her husband, George Zuo, a doctoral candidate studying economics. Their paper is titled "Juvenile Crime and the Heat of the Moment: A proposal to pilot cognitive behavioral therapy interventions to reduce youth crime and recidivism in Baltimore City." The Abell Foundation works to enhance the quality of life in Baltimore and Maryland.

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