Class Correspondent

Stacey Ballis’ 10th novel, “How to Change a Life,” was published in August. She and her husband, Bill, are nearing completion of a four-year renovation to convert their historic Chicago three-flat greystone into a single-family home, and are looking forward to a life without construction dust. Stacey was invited to join Les Dames d’Escoffier, an exclusive international organization of women in the culinary and hospitality industry. Tom Hoffman was appointed senior consultant for class action and mass tort administration services at JND Legal Administration. Tom will be based in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Previously, he served as senior vice president of business development at a boutique legal-administration firm. He began his career developing and producing feature films, then held high-level executive roles at various studios, including Paramount and Walt Disney Pictures. James Levine joined the venture-partner network at Radicle, an accelerator fund for growing early-stage agricultural and food technology startups. James is CEO of Annai Systems, which mobilizes genomic data to enable precision medicine. Nathan Murawsky, an attorney who focuses on personal injury and medical malpractice cases, served on a panel at a seminar on the intersection of estates and civil litigation hosted by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. Nathan works at Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin, in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. Keshet, a Boston-based national nonprofit that promotes full LGBTQ equality and inclusion in Jewish life, honored Susie Tanchel, PhD’06, and Marc Noah Kramer for their work in behalf of LGBTQ equality and inclusion in schools. The first openly gay head of a Jewish day school, Susie leads Jewish Community Day School, in Watertown, Massachusetts. Marc is former executive director of RAVSAK: The Jewish Community Day School Network. Amanda Trigg missed Reunion because she was being installed as president of the New Jersey chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. She practices family law at Lesnevich, Marzano-Lesnevich, Trigg, O’Cathain & O’Cathain, in Hackensack, New Jersey.

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