Co-founder of Los Angeles Habilitation House (LAHH). Currently, Ms. Nancy Albin is providing vision, management, and leadership in the major corporate economic strategies, objectives, and policies for LAHH, overseeing accounting, budgeting, tax, treasury, administrative functions, and automation efforts. With over nine years of combined experience in corporate balance sheet audits with a Big 4 Accounting Firm and financial budgeting, forecasting, and analysis for a Fortune 500 Company that is a leader in family entertainment, Nancy is excited to bring her talents and experience to LAHH and focus all of her energies on fulfilling its mission.
Jackie Aldrette is the Managing Director for AVSI-USA, the liaison office for AVSI Foundation in the United States. Jackie also serves as the Focal Point for USG Relations for the entire AVSI network, including local partners present in 30 countries around the world. Jackie has served as New Business Program Manager for AVSI-USA for the past 10 years, supporting AVSI’s efforts to diversify funding sources and build a foundation of strategic partnerships with USG donor agencies, international financial institutions, foundations, individuals and universities.
Marc Beauchamp, M.D.FRCSC, is an orthopedic surgeon who owns and runs a private orthopedic clinic in Montreal called ExceptionMD.
He completed his residency at the Université de Montreal in 1993 and his fellowship in 1995 at the University of Toronto. He was assistant professor of surgery at the Université de Montreal from 1996 to 2005, and his main interest is in upper extremity reconstruction and arthroscopy.
Rose Marie Beebe is Professor of Spanish Literature and Robert Senkewicz is Professor of History at Santa Clara University. They are the translators, editors, and annotators of Testimonios: Early California through the Eyes of Women: 1815-1848 (2006). They are the co-editors of Lands of Promise and Despair: Chronicles of Early California, 1535-1846 (2001) as well as the translators, editors, and annotators of The History of Alta California by Antonio María Osio (1996), which received the Norman Neuerburg Award from the Historical Society of Southern California.
James Biber has practiced architecture in a multi-disciplinary environment for more than 25 years. Trained at Cornell University first as a biologist, then as an architect, his work centers on a belief that architecture as an expression of identity is inseparable from its language of form and tectonics. The result is an architecture tied closely to its context; whether physical, cultural or metaphorical.
Lindsay Blakely is a senior editor at Inc., based in Los Angeles. Previously she was a senior editor at CBS Interactive and before that she was a reporter for Business 2.0 magazine.
Chris Blattman is Associate Professor of Political Science & International Affairs at Columbia University. He studies why some people and societies are poor, violent and unequal, and what (if anything) aid or governments can do about it. He works principally in sub-Saharan Africa, especially Liberia, Uganda, and Ethiopia.
Andrew Bloch is a founding partner of Human, one of the most highly regarded and successful music and sound design production companies in advertising today. Since opening its doors in 2001, Human has garnered numerous awards from Cannes Lions, LIA, Clio Awards, AICP, D&AD, the International Andy Awards, ADDY Awards, International Awards, First Boards Awards, and critical praise from all corners of the industry. An active composer, creative director and managing partner, Andy has been involved in the production of thousands of commercials and long form dramatic projects for television and film.
David Bloom is founding co-artistic director of Contemporaneous, a New York-based ensemble of 21 musicians dedicated to performing the most exciting music of the present moment, and recently lauded in New York Times for a “ferocious, focused performance.” A devoted advocate for new music, he regularly works with living composers to bring new and recent works to life.
Dr. Francesco Boin is Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the Scleroderma Center at the University of California San Francisco.
Dr. Boin received his M.D. degree from the University of Padova Medical School (Italy). He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minnesota) and a post-doctoral fellowship in clinical and experimental rheumatology at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, Maryland). He has been Director of the Translational Research program at the Johns Hopkins Scleroderma Center for a decade before joining UCSF. Dr. Boin’s research has been focusing on the genetic basis and biology of immune cells involved with autoimmune diseases. He has been involved with teaching and mentoring medical students, residents and post-doctoral fellows throughout his academic career.
Carolina Brito is currently the Dean of Curriculum and Instruction at Cristo Rey Boston High School, a high-performing inner city college preparatory school in Dorchester, MA. She works as part of a team that follows 375 high-risk, highly-resilient young people towards their dreams of receiving acceptances from four-year colleges across the country. For the past six years, they have reached the goal with 100% of their graduating seniors.
Father Peter John Cameron, O.P. was ordained a Dominican priest in 1986. In addition to his work as Editor-in-Chief of Magnificat, he is the chairman of the department of homiletics at St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie, New York, and the artistic director of Blackfriars Repertory Theatre in New York City. He is the author of ten books.
Paolo G. Carozza is the director of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and professor of law and concurrent professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame. His research centers on comparative constitutional law, human rights law, the role of law in development, and international law. Among his recent publications is “Human Rights, Human Dignity, and Human Experience,” in Understanding Human Dignity, (Christopher McCrudden, ed., Oxford University Press, 2013).
Maura Kate Costello is currently pursuing a PhD in English Literature at the University of Maryland in College Park. In particular, she wants to look at the intersection of literature and science in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Before graduate school, she taught high school English and math and hopes to continue her teaching career in the university classroom once she has earned her doctoral degree.
Timothy Dusenbury (b. 1982) studied music composition with Howard Frazin at Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA. He received an MA in Liturgical Music from St. John’s School of Theology • Seminary in Collegeville, MN, where he studied with Brian Campbell and Robert LeBlanc. Recent collaborations include works for the NIH Community Orchestra (2013), The National Catholic Youth Choir (2014), and Trio d’Amis (2015). He is a regular contributor for the WordSong Project in Boston and Washington, D.C. He and his family live in Falls Church, VA, where he teaches music and serves as organist and music director at St. Philip Catholic Church.
Dr. Ferrario graduated in 2001 and completed his residency in Medical Oncology in 2005 at the University of Milan, Italy.
After a period of training at the Istituto Nazionale Tumori in Milan, Dr Ferrario moved to Montreal (Canada) to work as a visiting scientist in basic research at the Lady Davis Institute for two years.
Jonathan Fields is a composer, music teacher and lecturer who in his career has explored many regions of the musical world. After graduating first in his class from Mannes College of Music in 1981, he joined David Horowitz Music Associates, one of the leading commercial music production companies in the world, and has been an award-winning composer of over a thousand television and radio spots.
Peter Fields graduated from Xaverian High School in 2015, and was accepted into the Groves School of Engineering and Macaulay Honors Program both at The City College of New York, where he now majors in chemical engineering. He currently lives at home with his parents and two siblings and is a writer for his weekly online student newspaper.