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Class Notes, 2013 September/October

September/October 2013

Greetings, Class of '91! I hope that everyone has had a relaxing and enjoyable summer. I recently had the opportunity to visit Cornell with my wife, Daphne Liu '93, my brother Stefan Greenberg '93, and Tyrone Tucker '93, during their class reunion. If you haven't been up to Ithaca lately, I highly recommend it, especially while the weather is nice. Within a span of three days, we managed to catch up with a lot of our Cornell friends, paddle a canoe on Beebe Lake, climb the Lindseth Climbing Wall, run through the Cornell Plantations, and traverse the gorge. In addition to the scenic natural beauty of Ithaca, the constantly changing Cornell campus never ceases to amaze me.

One of our classmates who enjoys spending time in Ithaca year-round is Todd Kennett. Todd recently completed another successful year as the Spirit of '57 Director of Rowing and Head Coach of Cornell Heavyweight Rowing. Todd has been coaching the heavyweight rowing team for the past five years, and before that was the coach for the lightweight rowing team. He frequently sends out email updates to Big Red Rowing alumni, parents, and friends about the progress of the team and race performances. As a reader of these updates and a former rower myself, I can tell you that Todd's e-mails are interesting and inspirational. Todd and his wife, Jessica (Funk) '97, reside in Groton, NY, with their two daughters, Emma and Sophie. Also living in the Finger Lakes region is Janet Sullivan Meaney, who spends most of her time in volunteer work devoted to climate change, particularly stopping high-volume hydrofracking and gas storage on Seneca Lake. She and husband Donald enjoy as much time as possible with their children and grandchildren. Janet retired from the Schuyler County Mental Health organization in 2006 and recently completed her last year as a mental health consultant for Head Start.

Barrie Isaacson Mann lives in New York City with husband Andreas and has been spending much of her time working at her own company, Barrie Isaacson Management Inc. She represents directors, editors, musicians, and digital designers to the advertising world. Barrie has been spending a lot her time learning about new technology for advertising and entertainment, but acknowledges that it is hard to keep up with the ever-evolving technology changes on a day-to-day basis. Loretta Dougherty Gallo, who lives in nearby Pelham Manor, NY, spends time relaxing with her husband, Ferdinand '90 ... and three dogs, which she acknowledges may not be exactly relaxing, but fun! She has been concentrating on work, but would rather be concentrating on vacation. Lewis Wheeler has been working in theatre and film in Boston, where he has been acting and directing. He started a new theatre company on Cape Cod called Harbor Stage Co. (www.harbor, a professional ensemble of six actors, writers, and directors.

Our classmates are also well represented on the West Coast. Writing from the San Francisco Bay Area, Anna Doyno Tague has been very active in keeping in touch with our former classmates. She recently attended a gathering in the Dominican Republic for three great days of "sharing, reminiscing, and laughing." Anna was amazed by the group's accomplishments and the unique and impressive steps so many are taking in their lives. The gathering included Kirsten Blau Krohn, Jodi Rogoff Gonzalez, Katherine Miller Eskovitz, Meagan Heaney Wise, Alexandra Floyd Bray, Kimberly Seibert Sleeman, Lauren Gallagher Heil, Maria "Cha Cha" Ortiz Fournier, Jana Pompadur Kierstead, Lori Attanasio Woodring, Kerry Nelson, and Stacey Neren-Lender. Other friends from Cornell have visited Anna in the Bay Area, including classmates Don and Jen Bensadoun Shaffer and John and Lisa Munter Clarke.

Also in the Bay Area, Sarah Abbe Taylor lives in Mill Valley, CA, and spends her time mostly with her two daughters, ages 5 and 7. They like to do art projects, go on bike rides, and cook together. Sarah got a new job as investment associate, program-related investments at the San Francisco Foundation, after staying home for the past five years, and also recently moved into a new house. Rebecca Darien Yodzio made a cross-country move from Florida to Laguna Niguel, CA. She has been busy unpacking, finding new schools and football leagues, and everything else to keep her boys busy in their new area. She also started a job search and networking with the alumni association in Orange County. Further north, Christine Anderson Perkins recently accepted a position as executive director of the Whatcom County Library System in Bellingham, WA. When away from work, she spends a lot of time watching her two kids play competitive soccer.

Short takes: Chris Reynolds (CBReynolds@ and his wife, Ginette, live in Cold Spring Harbor, NY. Julie Dugoff Waxman (julie and husband Scott '90 are in Scarsdale. And John Cheung Tsang ( and wife Miranda are in Los Altos, CA. John is executive principal at Sabre Travel Network out of Southlake, TX. He'd like to hear from his first-year roommate, Stephen Lo.

We really appreciate the updates and encourage you to keep them coming! Submit class notes updates by visiting You can also visit our class website at and our Facebook page,, to stay up to date on news of our class. *Tom Greenberg,; Wendy Milks Coburn,; Charles Wu,

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