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Mark Simon of Branford, Conn., an architect at Centerbrook, and two colleagues designed the Slapstick Table, which won a 2009 Good Design Award from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. A modern take on a classic farm table, the four-by-eight-foot table features an eccentric crisscrossing leg design and is made from solid Appalachian black cherry.

Natasha Lisman of Watertown, 
Mass., a partner at Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen in Boston, was elected to the five-member committee of the International Senior Lawyers Project. The organization was founded in 2000 by a group of senior partners of global law firms to “create a vehicle through which senior partners could use their skill and expertise to promote the rule of law, human rights and equitable economic development.”

Ronald Kronish of Jerusalem participated in a conference on “effective and sustainable reconciliation” with 30 scholars and practitioners from the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Sierra Leone and Israel on the grounds of Windsor Castle in England. He presented his new model for interreligious dialogue as a form of peace building, which will be published in the online Journal of Interreligious Dialogue (

Allan Goroll, a leading expert in health care reform, joined TransforMED as a payment reform specialist. TransforMED is a subsidiary of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Allan has served as president of the Massachusetts Medical Society and Massachusetts governor of the American College of Physicians. He also established the Massachusetts Coalition for Primary Care Reform to test new models of primary care practice and payment.

Samuel Heilman is co-author of “The Rebbe: The Life and the Afterlife of Menachem Mendel Schneerson.” Heilman has three grandsons and one granddaughter, three of them born in 2009.

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