Class Correspondent

Laura Dow is fitness center manager at Goodwin House Alexandria, a nonprofit continuing-care retirement community in the Washington, D.C., area. Previously, she was a personal trainer in commercial big-box gyms. Danny Elkaim moved back into New York after 25 years in Westchester. He’s splitting time between NYC and Delray Beach, Florida. He would love to hear from classmates and friends in either place. Marilyn (Nadelhaft) Hirsch is a freelance copywriter with clients in the areas of financial services, real estate and technology. She and husband Cliff recently celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary. Daughters Rachel and Abigail graduated from Northwestern (2016) and the University of Michigan (2017), respectively. Amiet Goldman Kahn, who retired from her corporate marketing career at IBM, is now manager of marketing and public relations at the Morris Museum (where Mira Abramsohn Prives ’05 is director of development). Amiet lives in Hanover Township, New Jersey, with her husband, Colin; high-school senior Eric, 18; and sophomore Sara, 15. Alma (Souza) Katsu’s fourth novel, “The Hunger,” comes out in March. The book, a reimagining of the Donner Party tragedy with a horror twist, will be published by G.P. Putnam. Booklist named Alma’s first novel one of the 10 best debut novels of 2011. Recently retired from a 35-year career in intelligence, she lives in the Washington, D.C., area with husband Bruce, a musician. Robin (Weisman) Madden, a pediatrician working in private practice, is president of the medical staff at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland, and a member of the American Board of Pediatrics. She and her husband, Josh, also a pediatrician, have two children: Eli, a fourth-year medical student going into emergency medicine, and Zach, who works in the film and television industry in Los Angeles. Robin had dinner with Linda Rosen Sandberg recently. Lee Schlesinger played Franklin D. Roosevelt in the musical “Annie” at the Georgetown Palace Theatre, in Georgetown, Texas. He’s now living in Philadelphia, working as content marketing manager at a startup called Stitch. Miles Unger will release his fifth book, “Picasso and the Painting That Shocked the World” (Simon & Schuster), in March. His previous books include “The Watercolors of Winslow Homer,” “Magnifico: The Brilliant Life and Violent Times of Lorenzo de’ Medici,” “Machiavelli: A Biography” and “Michelangelo: A Life in Six Masterpieces.” For many years, Miles wrote on art for The New York Times, and he currently writes about art, books and culture for The Economist.

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