Between The Sheets

Guests at the Third Annual Fountain House Associates Spring Breakfast.
On March 12, 2013, Le Cirque restaurant sponsored the Third Annual Fountain House Associates Spring Breakfast, entitled "Between The Sheets." Offering a woman's perspective on sex and mental health, the event featured speakers C. Neill Epperson, MD, Director of the Penn Center for Women's Behavioral Wellness and Shari Lusskin, MD, Founding Director of Reproductive Psychiatry at NYU Medical Center and NYU School of Medicine.

Over 100 attendees comprising the Fountain House Associates Committee, supporters of Fountain House and members of the media gathered at the restaurant to listen to the experts explore the science of sex and answer all the questions "you've always wanted to ask your mother, but never wanted to hear her answer." Among the topics discussed were age and sexual drive; medications that affect sexual behavior; and treatment options for common sexual dysfunctions.
Jennifer Oken and Kate Allen
Dr. C. Neill Epperson and Dr. Shari Lusskin
The event was hosted by members of the Fountain House Associates Committee. The Chairs were Kate Allen, Donya Bommer, Kathleen Kocatas, Jennifer Oken, Katie Tozer, and Katie Zorn; Vice-Chairs were Jennifer Carlston, Nicole Cunningham, Chiara Edmands, Linda Garnett, Heather Georges, Sarah Simmons Goldstein, Shoshanna Gruss, Kamie Lightburn, Katherine Lipton, Laura McVey, Dara O'Hara, and Sarah Von Maltzahn.  

Proceeds from the event will go directly to the Danny Zorn Scholarship Fund to help Fountain House members explore education opportunities.
Dr. Shari Lusskin, Kate Allen, Donya Bommer, Jennifer Oken, Kate Tozer, and Dr. C. Neill Epperson
Nicole Cunningham, Linda Garnett, Kamie Lightburn, Chiara Edmands, Jennifer Carlston, and Sarah von Maltzahn
Founded in 1948 on the premise that people can be active partners in their own recovery, Fountain House is one of the world's leading mental health organizations. In providing employment, education, housing, health and wellness opportunities for people living with serious mental illness, the goal is to ensure that they have the foundation to build healthy, productive and fulfilling lives. The effectiveness of the Fountain House approach is widely recognized and has inspired similar models in more than 400 locations in 40 countries and across the United States helping over 100,000 peole living with mental illness worldwide.
Kate Pickett
Paige Hardy and Anjele Fischer
Erin Berger, Kathleen Kocatas, and Eliza Nordeman
Janet Gaffney and Anne Graber
Florence Peyrelongue
Phyllis Lusskin and Shari Lusskin
Sarah von Maltzahn, Laura Hoffman, and Melyora Kramer
Chiara Edmands and Dara O'Hara
Laura McVey and Alatia Bradley Bach
Stephanie Flatley, Sharon Wee Fu, Barbara Fernandez, and Pamela Guzman
Suzy Frigon, Lauren Stahl, and Leslie Williams
Charlotte Ronson and Shoshanna Gruss
Ila Maine and Marion Worth
Tara Padua and Leah Rodgers
Jennifer Oken, Maria Maccioni, and Mario Maccioni
Vanessa Johnson and Melanie Chisholm
Vanessa Puzio Billotti
Victoria Greenleaf, Lorna Grave, and Maria Maccioni
Shannon Henderson and Angela Clofine
Kim Sherman
Elizabeth Pyne, Robyn Marks, and Sarah Simmons Goldstein
Lorna Graev and Mark Gilbertson
Laura McVey and Donya Bommer
Last Saturday afternoon in East Hampton, LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton held a screening of the award-winning documentary Growing Farmers, which highlights the Peconic Land Trust's work with the new generation of Long Island farmers, including their struggles and triumphs within the farming community. Produced by the Peconic Land Trust's Vice Chair Hilary Leff and director Michael Halsband, the film won the Audience Choice Award for Best Short at this past year's Hamptons International Film Festival.

A lively panel discussion followed the screening with Hilary and Michael, as well as local farmers featured in the film such as Ian Calder-Piedmont of Balsam Farms, and Scott Chaskey from Quail Hill Farm, which is situated in Amagansett on land that was donated to the Peconic Land Trust by Deborah Ann Light.
Michael Halsband, Ian Calder-Piedmont, Scott Chaskey, and Hilary Leff
Guests in attendance included the Peconic Land Trust's Vice President Rebecca A. Chapman, and Director of Marketing and Communications Yvette DeBow-Salsedo, LongHouse Reserve's Founder Jack Lenor Larsen, President Dianne B, Executive Director Matko Tomicic, and Trustee Peter Olsen, and author Joyce Raimondo.

Located in East Hampton, New York, LongHouse Reserve exemplifies living with art in all its forms. Founded by Jack Lenor Larsen, internationally known textile designer, author, and collector, the LongHouse Reserve collections, gardens, sculpture and programs reflect world cultures and inspire a creative life.
Janet Jennings, Jonathan Foster, and Rebecca Chapman
Joyce Raimondo and Tanja Woitasczyk
Lys Marigold, Michael Halsband, and Dianne B
Marsha Edelman and Peter Olsen
Matko Tomicic, Alex Rosenberg, and Michael Halsband
Michael Denslow and Emily Herrick
Michael Halsband and Scott Chaskey
Pamela Eldridge and Matko Tomicic
Susan Cook and Rosemarie DeSantis
Yvette DeBow-Salsedo, Michael Halsband, and Hilary Leff
More than 85 of Chicago's finest and most philanthropic dressed in shades of fuchsia, pink, and red turned out for Bunky Cushing's Valentine's Tea, an annual soiree hosted by Bunky to thank his friends for their continued support of his charitable endeavors.
Lisa Gutierrez
Helen Harvey Mills, Katherine Harvey, Megan McKinney, and Gabriela Cleveland
Ann Wallace and Gerri Shute
Rochelle Trotter
Marsha Buchanan and Sherrill Bodine
Sherry Holson, Tina Weller, and Toni Canada
Candace Jordan, Hazel Barr, and Vicki Hood
Mary Pat Burns, Heather Ingram, and Felicia Winiecki
Sherren Leigh
Bunky Cushing and Sherry Holson
Rebecca Besser
Ladies in fuchsia, pink, and red at Bunky Cushing's Valentine's Tea
Two Mondays ago, on March 11, the Hospital for Special Surgery hosted a VIP event – a panel discussion and reception at the Breakers in Palm Beach. The subject was "Your Life In Motion.
Guests mingle at Hospital for Special Surgery's "Your Life In Motion" VIP event at The Breakers in Palm Beach, FL.
The six paneliste and their subjects were: David. W Altchek, MD "Lessons from Professional Athletes," Frank Cammisa , MD, "Common Problems of the Spine & state of the Art Treatments," Greg Lutz, MD, "Pro-Healing Biologic Treatments," Paul Pellicci, MD, "Conversations from the Exam Room," Thomas P. Sculco, MD, Surgeon-in-Chief – Moderator, and Louis A. Shapiro, President and CEO who gave the welcoming addresss..
Paul Pellicci, M.D., David W. Altchek, M.D., Thomas P. Sculco, M.D., Surgeon-in-Chief, Greg Lutz, M.D., Frank Cammisa, M.D., and Louis A. Shapiro, President and CEO
Frank Cammisa, M.D., Chief of the Spinal Surgical Service at Hospital for Special Surgery's Spine Care Institute, addresses guests
Leading experts from the #1 orthopedic hospital in the U.S., Hospital for Special Surgery, give advice on orthopedics and physiatry in panel discussion
Guests listen to a panel of leading experts from the #1 orthopedic hospital in the U.S.
Laurie Warren, Ellen Wright, Anne Altchek, David W. Altchek, M.D., and Patsy Warner
Marsha Powers, Stacey Malakoff, and Mike Cowling
Diane Bailey with Vicki Kellogg
Laurie Warren with Virginia Pellicci
Sam and Judi Carroll, Carlos Ferrer, and Michael Brooks
Gerald and Elaine Schuster, and Frank Cammisa, M.D., Chief of the Spinal Surgical Service
Bob Devlin and his wife Katharine with Jodi Myers and her husband John
Henry Wilmerding, Jr. with Mary Kay Farley
James Hauslein with Annabelle Garrett
Raymond Golish, Anka Palitz, Frank Cammisa, and Christopher Kellogg
Louis Shapiro with Susan Fazio and her husband Thomas
Thomas Sculco, M.D., Surgeon-in-Chief at Hospital for Special Surgery with Jodi and John Myers
Marilyn Levitt, David W. Altchek, M.D., and Barrie Damson
Darrah Gleason with Bill Ford
Dede Brooks, Peter Crisp, and Patsy Warner

Photographs by Annie Watt (Fountain House); Teresa Potasiak & Frankie de Guzman (Valentine's Tea); Richard Lewin (Longhouse).