Class Correspondent

Dance professor Chris Aiken received tenure at Smith College. His wife, Angie Hauser, is also a tenured professor in the dance department. Their daughter, Ruby, is 9. Chris’ daughter Lucy attends the Berklee College of Music. Robert Baker marked his 25th year as an eye surgeon in private practice in New Rochelle, New York. He is a board member at Beth El Synagogue Center. His wife, Melissa, is a senior marketing research manager at Emerson Electric. Son Aaron, 6, had his first solo Suzuki cello recital, and daughter Sophie, 4, had her first group Suzuki violin recital. Adam Berlin’s first collection of poetry, “The Standing Eight,” comes out in November. The poems are about boxing, and more. Adam is the author of four published novels. One of them, “Belmondo Style,” won the Publishing Triangle’s Ferro-Grumley Award. William Cember writes, “Been a tough year. My dad, Nathan, passed on Dec. 31, 2016, and my dog of 14 years, Rosey, died on March 31. They will always be in our memories.” Lori Berman Gans, Heller MA’86, and Steve Gans ’82, P’21, are proud their firstborn, Noah ’21, is a member of the Brandeis Class of 2021. Noah is the 13th member of the extended Berman Gans family to attend Brandeis. Alan Heideman is medical director at Millburn Medical Imaging, in New Jersey. Daniel Hellerstein has worked as an economist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service since 1989. He and his wife have twin 25-year-old sons. Daniel Kern was promoted to chief investment officer at TFC Financial Management, an investment advisory and financial planning firm. He had previously been chief investment strategist. Prior to joining TFC, he was president and CIO of a California-based boutique asset-management firm. Karen Nober has joined the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation as general counsel. Previously, she was executive director of the State Ethics Commission. Earlier in her career, she served as deputy chief legal counsel at Massport and worked in the city of Boston’s Minority and Women’s Business Enterprise Office. She earned her law degree from Boston College Law School. Beth Ross is close to reaching her goal of climbing the 48 4,000-foot mountains in New Hampshire. Daughter Rebecca graduated from Tulane, and son Jeremy is engaged to Brooke Rutstein. Beth works with high-conflict families and founded the Mending Fences Institute to decrease the animosity between divorcing spouses for the sake of the children involved. Ann Kalish Subin has worked as a prosecutor in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and the NYC Corporation Counsel’s Office, and as an attorney in the Office of Chief Counsel at the Drug Enforcement Administration. She now works at a U.S. Department of Justice agency as an assistant general counsel, providing legal guidance on criminal matters. She lives in Maryland with her husband, Lloyd, an attorney at the Architect of the Capitol; twins Ian and Samantha, who started college this fall; and pet poodles Oliver and Ginger. Meher Tatna was elected president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). A member of the HFPA since 2002, she earlier served as its vice president, treasurer and executive secretary. She writes for The New Paper, in Singapore.

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