Thursday, November 16, 2017

Every Day Happenings

Greg and Jane Baecher, Jennifer Oken, Lil Philips, Katie Zorn, Angela Clofine, Florence Peyrelongue, and Jeremy Goldstein at Fountain House's 10th Annual Associates Fall Fête.
Fountain House, the world’s leading model for mental health treatment for people living with serious mental illness, celebrated its 10th Annual Associates Fall Fête with cocktails and dinner at the Racquet and Tennis Club.  The event introduces an audience of young professionals to Fountain House’s unique “working community” treatment model for mental illness and its mission to fight the stigma associated with the disease.

Event Chairs Jane and Gregory Baecher, Angela and Michael Clofine, Jeremy L. Goldstein, Kathleen and Reha Kocatas, Jennifer Oken, Florence Peyrelongue, Lil Phillips, Katie Tozer, and Katie Zorn were joined by prominent guests, including: Kate Allen, Liz Anderson, Frank and Svetlana Beane, Steve Berrebi, Maria Boyazny, Marisol and Richard Brekka, Jennifer Cacioppo, Jill Cohen, Dori Cooperman, Nicole and Keith Cunningham, Alice Kim and David Cynn, Kate and Andrew Davis, Chiara de Rege, Jane and Michael DeFlorio, Lauren and Ted Duff, Kathryn S. Farrell, Shirin von Wulffen and Frederic Fekkai, Annabelle and Gregory Fowlkes, Sarah Friend, Linda and Charles Garnett, Erin Gaudreau, Victor Geraci, Mark Gilbertson, Lorna and Larry Graev, Erica Karsch, Tracy Kearns, Jennifer and Ted Liang, Stephanie and Jim Loeffler, Jack Lynch, Meredith Marks, Noelle and Chris Momsen, Robbie Mountain, Storm Nickerson, Rema Parachini, Noelle and Mark Penna, Alex Roepers, Arlene and Chester Salomon, Greg Schmitt, Annemarie and Max Shea, Elizabeth and Oliver Singer, Lauren Sorrel, Kari Tiedemann, Carmen Torruella, Lara Trafelet, Sarah and Dixi von Maltzahn, Adelina Wong Ettelson, and Franny and Richard Zorn.
Florence Peyrelongue, Tanya Rivero (Master of Ceremonies), and George Petrides (Honoree)
The Associates presented the Fountain House Advocacy Award to George Petrides for his work helping people affected by mental illness, both those affected directly as well as their friends and family. He has successfully managed a condition known as Bipolar II for most of his life and shares his story in person and on the web at

Tanya Rivero, a news anchor and broadcast journalist was the Master of Ceremonies for the evening.

Fountain House member Jackie Norris, whose college education was temporarily interrupted because of her illness, received a Danny Zorn Scholarship Award. She completed the Fountain House College Re-Entry program, the only program of its kind to target young adults and bridge the gap between clinical mental health services and educational institutions, and is currently reenrolled in Kingsborough Community college perusing a biology degree.
Gregory and Jane Baecher, Nicole Wegman, and Matei Zatreanu
More than 70% of college students currently living with mental illness drop out before earning a degree. To date, over $1,000,000 has been raised through Fall Fête, a portion of which goes to support the educational pursuits of Fountain House members.

Fountain House successfully addresses the devastating impact of serious mental illness. Fountain House was founded in New York City in 1948 with the belief that people living with mental illness can be active participants in their own and each other’s recovery. Each year, over 1,300 members come to Fountain House to contribute their talents, learn new skills, access opportunities and forge new friendships.

Fountain House has inspired the creation of more than 300 similar programs in 30 countries that serve more than 100,000 people annually.

To learn more, visit
Steven Berrebi, Angela Clofine, Tracy Kearns, and Michael Clofine
Jane DeFlorio, Mark Gilbertson, and Lil Phillips
Larry and Lorna Graev, Kari Tiedemann, Lori Hoberman, and Anthony Hoberman
Inna Yan, Tess Finkel, Rebecca Thomasson, Svetlana Beane, Tara Tunney, and Claire Khodara
Gregory and Annabelle Fowlkes with Erik and Jennifer Oken
Katie Zorn with Chester and Arlene Salomon
Dick Zorn, Katie Zorn, Jason Willinger, and Franny Zor
Jackie Norris (Danny Zorn Scholarship Winner) and Katie Zorn Maria Boyazny and Lil Phillips
Standing: Dori Cooperman, Erica Karsch, Katie Zorn, Kat Cohen, and Emma Rohdes
Sitting: Lee Wagner, Gayle Perry, and Lauren Sorrel
Noel and Chris Momsen
Shirin von Wulffen, Frederic Fekkai, and Florence Peyrelongue
Adelina Wong Ettelson and Kat Cohen Letizia Chementi and Meredith Marks
Guy Harley with Kate and Andrew Davis
Dixi and Sarah von Maltzahn with friends
Jack Lynch with Nicole and Keith Cunningham
Maxine Hoover, Tom Citro, and Lacey Plunkett
Aura Copeland, Danijela Lazarevic, and Anita Covic Kathleen Kocatas and Lara Trafelet
Steven Glenn and Eboni Williams
Siobhan Crétian and Lauren Michôd
Kate Allen, Robert Berluti, and Jennifer Oken
Jennifer Rowe, Andrew Davis, and Angela Clofine
Annabelle Fowlkes and Reha Kocatas with friends
Marisol Brekka, Susana Villa-Hagn, Pablo Kaufmann, and Gerhard Hagn
Liz Anderson, Katie Tozer, and Sarah Preullege
Charles and Linda Garnett, Jack Lynch, Mark Gilbertson, and Jennifer Cacioppo
Kenn Dudek and Pauline Anderson
NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine's annual Cabaret benefit dinner raised more than $3.6 million to support the institutions' ongoing work in patient care, research and medical education. The event, which took place on Nov. 8, drew more than 900 guests to Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan.

Guests joined hosts Dr. Steven J. Corwin, president and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian, and Dr. Augustine M.K. Choi, the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine, at the event, where the extraordinary achievements, cutting-edge discoveries and world-renowned care happening every day at the institutions were celebrated.
Dr. Augustine Choi, Jessica Bibliowicz, Frank Bennack, Jr., and Dr. Steven Corwin
In addition to dinner and cocktails, guests enjoyed a special performance by Grammy Award-winning singer Sheryl Crow.

The event was co-chaired by Helen and Bob Appel, Jessica and Natan Bibliowicz, Charlotte Ford, Barbara and Peter Georgescu, Kim and Jeff Greenberg, Peter S. and Mary Kalikow, and Amy and Richard Ruben.
Iris Cantor, Dr. Laura Forese, Dr. Kimberly Sippel, and Dr. Rache Simmons
Lauren and Usman Nabi
Jamie Kolnick, Casey Weiss, Mara Feil, and Erika Feil-Lincoln
Richard Ruben with Renée and Bob Belfer
Dr. Silvia Formenti and Edward Meyer
Richard and Amy Ruben with Gale and Ira Drukier
Gail and David Cohen and Dr. Natalia Ivascu and Dr. Leonard Girardi
Kara and Stephen Ross
Carol and Michael Weisman
Tania and Brian Higgins
Sheryl Crow
Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian hosted the 35th annual Women’s Health Symposium luncheon benefitting the Iris Cantor Women’s Health Center. The symposium, titled Mind, Mood and our Microbiome: Emerging Connections, was moderated by Dr. Orli Etingin, director of the Iris Cantor Women’s Health Center and drew over 300 attendees.
Presenters Dr. David Artis, Director of the Jill Roberts Institute for Research in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and the Michael Kors Professor in Immunology at Weill Cornell Medicine; and Dr. Conor Liston, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine and Assistant Attending Psychiatrist at NewYork- Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, discussed a number of topics including clinical conditions, such as depression, anxiety, learning difficulty and immune deficiency, may all arise from altered brain–gut signaling pathways; discoveries, as well as potential new forms of prevention and treatment of common conditions like diabetes, obesity and arthritis.
Women's Health Symposium Executive Steering Committee
Dr. Conor Liston, Dr. Orli Etingin, Ellen Corwin, and Dr. David Artis
Barbara Friedman and Ellen Davis Saranne Rothberg and Marc Weill
Ellen Corwin, Corinne Greenberg, and Catherine Corwin
Patti Klein, Jill Morton, and Diana Townsend-Butterworth
Meryl Hartzband, Heather Raker, Caroline Curry, and Carol Herring
Ellen Corwin, Barbara Loughlin, Ariadne Calvo-Platero, and Judy Rivkin
Clara Del Villar, Ashley von Perfall, and Stacey Morse
Stefanie Gershuny, Alyssa Gendal, and Kimberly Straker
Photographs by  Studio Brooke (Cabaret & Women's Health Symposium)