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Janet Gordon, who describes herself as “a New Yorker living in Connecticut,” has launched a luxury handbag and accessory line, Janet Gordon New York. Her website offers valuable “wardrobe therapy” and “lifestyle wisdom.” She has retired from her private practice as a speech-language pathologist. She sits on the board of the southwest Connecticut affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. She is the mother of three sons, Jake (27), Tyler (24) and Tristan (21). Tyler recently passed away after a difficult journey to adulthood. Janet writes, “Please join me in changing the conversation and making our world stigma-free for all those struggling with mental illness.” Mansur Hasib was appointed chair of the graduate cybersecurity-technology program at the University of Maryland. He authored “Cybersecurity Leadership” and “Impact of Security Culture on Security Compliance in Health Care in the USA.” David Janowitz retired in 2015 after 28 years as an OB-GYN — five years at Harvard Community Health Plan and then his own practice in Houston. He writes, “Now, I’m playing! Mostly woodworking. I cut down some trees, mill them myself at a small sawmill, dry them in my home-built solar kiln and, finally, make stuff — starting with turned bowls and some tables.” Joanne Fisher Kubiak, P’19, is now a Brandeis parent. Her daughter Alyssa ’19 transferred from the University of Edinburgh. Susan Dribinsky Laufer and her husband, Simon, are grandparents. Aidan Nadav was born to their son and daughter-in-law, Asaf and Gabriela Elani. Eric Luckman is a civil trial lawyer in Delray Beach, Florida. He is also certified by the Florida Bar as a circuit civil mediator and recently founded MediationWorks, a full-service mediation company. Karen Margolis earned a master’s in gerontology from UMass Boston after a long career in city planning and affordable housing. She is following her passion and developing a business to support older adults in making housing choices for successfully aging in place and in community. Karen and her husband, Victor Nussbaum, Heller MBA’04, have three children: Daughter Leah has begun rabbinic school, and sons Daniel and Jared attend UMass Amherst. Karen and Victor enjoy spending time in the Berkshires. Joan Cope Potter is the data-center operations manager at Amica Insurance in Lincoln, Rhode Island. She and husband Michael are celebrating their 34th wedding anniversary this year with two children, two stepchildren and two grandkids. Joan is an avid quilter and very active in her church. Barbra Rabson continues to lead the Massachusetts Health Quality Partners, a nonprofit regional health-improvement collaborative, as the organization celebrates its 21st anniversary (18 years for Barbra). She worked closely with the Brandeis music department and Institutional Advancement to establish a scholarship in honor of the late Robert Koff, who chaired the Brandeis music department for many years. For more information, visit “The Law Book: From Hammurabi to the International Criminal Court, 250 Milestones in the History of Law,” by Michael Roffer, received the Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award from the American Association of Law Libraries. The book also received the Otto L. Walter Distinguished Writing Award from New York Law School. Paul Rosengard began a new chapter in his professional life when he became president of the North American division of Anatwine, a UK-based company operating at the burgeoning intersection of technology and fashion. He writes, “I feel 10 years younger being surrounded by all the young tech boy wonders. While I know the least about technology, I am for sure the best-dressed guy in technology (a low bar).” Daughter Jillian began a fellowship in epilepsy at Montefiore Medical Center, in the Bronx. Daughter Ellen is a sales associate at the Lehmann Maupin art gallery in NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood. Son Joe landed a job with CBRE in the real estate firm’s office in Stamford, Connecticut. Amy Beth Taublieb published her third book, “The Tail Wags the Dog: A Psychologist Reveals 200 Life Lessons Learned From Her Patients.” Amy Beth works as program manager in a Buffalo Psychiatric Center forensic unit and has an active private practice.

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