Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

BROOKLYN, NY, February, 2020 WWDP the global leader of professional recognition and biographical profiles, is proud to bestow Dr. Eli A. Friedman with the WWDP Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Friedman is truly a pioneer in his very specialized field of medicine. He celebrates decades of stellar performance and excellence in the medical community. He is respected and revered by his collogues worldwide who have read his many studies in the field of nephrology

Leading an impressive career as a nephrologist for six decades, Dr. Friedman first earned an MD in 1957 at State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center. Interning and completing a fellowship in nephrology, Dr. Friedmen then served as a senior medical resident at Harvard Medical School’s Peter Bent Brigham Hospital until 1961. He followed his residency with a short term as an epidemic intelligence officer for the U.S. Public Health Service’s Communicable Disease Center before returning to his alma mater. Now a distinguished professor of medicine at the Downstate Medical Center since 1992, Dr. Friedman previously served as a deputy chair of the department of medicine, chair of the institutional review board, and as chief of the division of nephrology in the university’s department of medicine until 2009.

The inventor of the “Suitcase Kidney” in 1976, a portable dialysis machine scaled to fit a metal attach case that permits dialysis patients to be mobile while performing home dialysis and, thus, enhancing patients’ quality of life, Dr. Friedman later focused his research on kidney failure, beginning in the 1990s. He has also performed clinical studies in the course of diabetes and high blood pressure and his work has been recognized by the American College of Physicians.

Licensed by the American College of Physicians of New York and Massachusetts, certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and Nephrology and the National Board of Medical Examiners, Dr. Friedman is also a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom. Active as a member of dozens of other organizations, such as the American Society of Immunology, the American Federation of Clinical Research, the American Association Immunologists, the American Association of Physicians, and the National Institute of Diabetes, he has also served as president of the International Society for Geriatric Nephrology and Urology and on the standards advisory committee of Medicaid of New York. He has authored over 500 peer reviewed papers in various journals in his area of study, edited several texts, and authored several as well, including “Acute Renal Failure” and “Diabetic Renal-Retinal Syndrome 4: Management Strategy.”

Dr. Friedman was the recipient of two honorary degrees from both the University of Madras in 1985 and Long Island University in 1991. He has been awarded with countless awards over the course of his career, including a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Annual Dialysis Conference in 2014, a Sports ball Leadership Award by the Arthur Ashe Institute in 2013, and a Gibbs Award by the New York Academy Center in 2010. He has also received several grants and ongoing honors in publications like New York Super Doctors, Best Doctors in America, and America’s Top Doctors.

Dr. Friedman has taught courses at Emory University in Atlanta, in addition to lectures at Canisius College. He was a visiting professor at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. He has also done consulting work in his field of expertise for VA Hospitals since 1968.
Married for 40 years before his beautiful wife’s passing in 1997, Dr. Friedman has three adoring daughters.

February 2020 — WWDP the global leader of professional recognition and biographical profiles, is proud to bestow Dr. Ivor J. Nazareth with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

 

Ivor J. Nazareth M.D., received his medical degree at Grant Medical College and graduated with honors in 1961, he completed his residency at New York Medical College – Metropolitan Hospital Center.  He is currently with Desert Neurology Medical Group, Inc., a Group Medical Practice, located in Rancho Mirage, California.  Dr. Nazareth is affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. Having more than 57 years of diverse experiences, he specializes and is Board Certified in Neurology and is licensed to practice medicine in California.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, and a member of the Royal College of Physicians, the American Academy of Neurology, the American Medical Association, and the Riverside County Medical Association. Dr. Nazareth enjoys running, harmonica, guitar, and French. He is the owner of 2 German Shepherds.

February 2020 — WWDP the global leader of professional recognition and biographical profiles, is proud to bestow Jeffrey Herf with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

 

Distinguished University Professor

 

Jeffrey Herf studies the intersection of ideas and politics in modern European history, specializing in twentieth century Germany. He has published extensively on Germany during the Weimar Republic, Nazi Germany, the Holocaust, and on West and East Germany during the Cold War. His research interests now focus on the Nazi period and German and European history in post World War II decades up to the collapse of Communism and the end of the Cold War in 1989.

Publications:

Undeclared Wars with Israel: East Germany and the West German Far Left, 1967-1989 (Cambridge University Press, 2016).

Nazi Propaganda for the Arab World (Yale University Press, 2009; pb. 2010). 2011, German Studies Association Sybil Halpern Milton Prize awarded for work on Nazi Germany and the Holocaust published in 2009 or 2010; and 2010 Bronze Prize of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy for works on the history of the Middle East. The work was published in Italian by Edizioni dell’Altana in 2010, in French by Calmann-Levy in 2012 and in Japanese by Iwanami Shotun in 2013.

The Jewish Enemy: Nazi Propaganda During World War II and the Holocaust (Harvard University Press, 2006). National Jewish Book Award for work on the Holocaust in 2006. Translated into Spanish.

Divided Memory: The Nazi Past in the Two Germanys (Harvard University Press, 1997). George Lewis Beer Prize of the American Historical Association, 1998; Co-winner of the Fraenkel Prize of the Institute of Contemporary History and Wiener Library in London in 1996.

War By Other Means: Soviet Power, West German Resistance and the Battle of the Euromissiles (Free Press, 1991)

Reactionary Modernism: Technology, Culture and Politics in Weimar and the Third Reich (Cambridge University Press, 1984). Translated into Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish.

Work in Progress:

A collection of essays on twentieth century German history.

Essays:

Recent essays on contemporary history and politics in The American Interest.

Teaching Interests:

Professor Herf teaches undergraduate and graduate courses that explore the connection between ideas and politics both within societies and between states. His courses include 20th Century Europe, Nazi Germany, Twentieth Century European Intellectual History, Europe Since 1945 and 20th Century Germany, and the history of antisemitism in pre-modern and modern history. His graduate students work on a wide variety of topics on German and European political and intellectual history in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Recently completed PhDs have dealt with German engineers and scientists working on the Nazi missile program; the Alternative Liste political party in 1980s Berlin; the memory of the Eastern Front in East and West Germany; radio and politics in West and East Berlin in the first decade of the Cold War; the formation of the East German Foreign Ministry; and  the reception of American blues and the emergence and impact of British rockers in the 1960s; French policy towards African colonies in Vichy and in the postwar era; female physicians in Weimar and Nazi Germany; German Protestant missionaries in Africa before World War I; Nazi occupation and local response in the Banat area of Yugoslavia during World War II; and West German rearmament after World War II.

Education:

B.A. in History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1969. Phi Betta Kappa

M.A. in History, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1971

Ph.D. in Sociology, Brandeis University, 1981

 

 

February 2020 — WWDP the global leader of professional recognition and biographical profiles, is proud to bestow Manfred P. Wolff, Ph.D. with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dr. Wolff, an ecologist, environmental scientist and consultant, retired as a professor of geology at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY, in 2004. An expert in coastal and environmental geology, coastal erosion and barrier island mitigation, Dr. Wolff began his career in academia in 1967, teaching on the New York campus for 37 wonderful years.

Throughout Dr. Wolff’s career, he had conducted extensive research and was able to successfully provide evidence of landward barrier island migration for beaches in Long Island, NY. He also researched and provided lateral offset of barrier island splits at Long Island inlets. Dr. Wolff has been recognized for joining others in the recording video of Little Pike’s Inlet at Westhampton Beach between December 1992 and April 1993.

Dr. Wolff is a member and former co-chairman of the Nassau Science Exploration Day Committee and former Executive Secretary of the New York State Geological Association for 12 years between 1978 and 1990. He is a longtime member of the New York State Council of Professional Geologists, the Society of Economic Geologists, the Geological Society of America and the Explorers Club of New York City. Locally involved, Dr. Wolff was a member of the state of emergency preparedness commission and science advisory committee in Albany, member of the citizens advisory committee with the Long Island Regional Planning Board and member of the Wastewater Management Study in Hauppauge, NY.

Honored by being named Grand Marshall of Hofstra University, Dr. Wolff not only taught on the university campus for nearly four decades but is also an alumnus. Completing a Bachelor of Science at Hofstra University in 1961, he then earned a Master of Science at the University of Rochester in 1963 and Doctor of Philosophy in geology at Cornell University in 1967. Dr. Wolff also served four years in the U.S. Army Reserve between 1956 and 1960 and was stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO.

Born in New York City, Dr. Wolff first became intrigued by the subject of geology as a teenager. Interested in the outdoors, he would often go hiking with friends in the Catskills and the Bear Mountain area and ultimately on the Appalachian Trail from New York through New England. He especially enjoyed doing Catskill research and going on field trips to the beaches and barrier islands. Excelling in college, he received a scholarship from the University of Rochester in 1961 and 1962, followed by a second scholarship from Cornell University between 1963 and 1967. Dr. Wolff was also awarded with a Wilson P. Foss senior fellowship by the New York State Geological Survey from 1963 and 1964 and a grant by the Penrose Bequest from the Geological Society of America in 1966. He has notably been included in the 59th edition of Who’s Who in America for his work.

Married to Suzanne Charlene Mosier since 1988, Dr. Wolff and she share two sons. Since retiring in 2004, he has spent more time outdoors by going hiking, bicycling and travelling. He also enjoys taking photography and working with computers and printers.

February 2020 — WWDP the global leader of professional recognition and biographical profiles, is proud to bestow Linda Lee Cain with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

 

In her career spanning over three decades, Ms. Cain has been an influencer in the field of financial planning and investment consultation. After 33 years at Dean Witter Reynolds, Ms. Cain took a position at Morgan Stanley in 2007. For the length of her career, Ms. Cain has held an industry securities registration and has been subject to oversight by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission as well as Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

 

WWDP would like to congratulate Ms. Linda Lee Cain for her lifetime and career achievements and honors her with the well-deserved Lifetime Achievement Award.

OCEAN SHORES, WA, February 2020 , WWDP the global leader of professional recognition and biographical profiles, is proud to bestow Shirlee Thompson Cicale with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Ms. Cicale celebrates a lifetime of experience in her profession and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field.

Ms. Cicale worked in health care as a triage nurse, family nurse practitioner and employee health nurse practitioner for 37 wonderful years. Concluding her career in 2014 with Best Health Care in Corcoran, California, after 11 years of part-time practice with the organization, she also held positions with several other health care facilities throughout California, including the Tulare Health Clinic in Tulare, the Nipomo Medical Center in Nipomo and the Naval Hospital of Lemoore. Where she served for ten years in the Family Practice Clinic, and for her last six years there as the Lead Deployment Health Department medical provider. Ms. Cicale was also affiliated with the Hanford Convalescent Hospital, a nursing home in Hanford, California, where she provided medical care to patients and staff part-time between 1995 and 2005. Additionally, she spent two years in Taif, Saudi Arabia, at the Al Hada Hospital between 1980 and 1982 and two years in Seattle at Group Health Cooperative between 1978 and 1980 where she directed the telephone triage service in its pioneering phase.

Leading an impressive professional career in health care, Ms. Cicale was a guest speaker throughout Santa Maria and Fresno County, California, speaking on topics related to family and women’s health between 1976 and 1993. She hosted a weekly talk radio show for a Spanish-language station show in Santa Ynez, California, and a monthly television show for Univision in Santa Maria, California. She was also a health columnist for “Nipomo Advance” in Nipomo, California, where she covered various health related topics.

An alumnus of City University in Seattle, Ms. Cicale received a Bachelor of Science in health care administration in 1980. She is notably a certified family nurse practitioner through the University of California Davis, certified family nurse practitioner through the American Nurses Association and registered nurse in Washington, California, the United Kingdom and Puerto Rico.

Ms. Cicale was a 1953 music scholar through Western Washington University and an Irene Kahl Memorial scholar through the Group Health Auxiliary. She received a Golden Tampon Award from Santa Barbara County, California, in 1984 for having diagnosed the first known case of Toxic Shock Syndrome in the Santa Barbara Health Department. A celebrated Marquis listee, Ms. Cicale was featured in the third edition of Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare.

Ms. Cicale attended Western Washington University on a music scholarship. Her major was pre-medicine, her minor was journalism. It was during her initial college experience that she interviewed Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, as well as other notables, for the school newspaper. Later she wrote for the Fresno Bee while living in the San Joaquin Valley.

February 2020 , WWDP the global leader of professional recognition and biographical profiles, is proud to bestow  Sally Ekenberg Mosher with the Lifetime Achievement Award. She began her varied career by earning a Bachelor of Music from Manhattanville College in 1956, and immediately entered the workforce. As her journey evolved, she repeatedly returned to academia to help her succeed in her chosen fields. From 1960 to 1961,

Ms. Mosher completed postgraduate work at Hofstra University, from 1973 to 1974, she completed postgraduate work at the University of Southern California, and in 1981, she returned to the latter school to obtain a JD. She was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1982.

During her distinguished career, Ms. Mosher served in numerous positions in Pasadena in the fields of music and law. She has been president of Oakhill Enterprises, a business service company, since 1984, real estate broker from 1984 to 1996, an associate at White-Howell, Inc., from 1984 to 1994, and vice president and president of James K. Mosher Co., a domestic stock company, from 1961 to 1982. She also accrued experience as a representative at Occidental Life Insurance Co. from 1975 to 1978, manager of Contrasts Concerts at the Pasadena Art Museum from 1971 to 1972, music critic of the “Pasadena Star-News” from 1967 to 1972, and musician, pianist, and teacher from 1957 to 1974.

As a musician, Ms. Mosher has had numerous recordings on CD, including “William Byrd: Songs, Dances, Battles, Games” in 1995, “From Now On: New Directions For Harpsichord” in 1998, “Sally Mosher Plays English Renaissance Harpsichord Music” in 2004,” “Towards the Light” in 2006, “Explorations” in 2010 and “Soundings,” with improvisations by Patrick Lindley and Scott Fraser, in 2015. Trained as a pianist, with experience as a performer, composer, and concert manager, Ms. Mosher turned to the harpsichord because of the exciting improvement in sound. Her aim is to make the harpsichord a vital part of the performance scene in the 21st century. She expects her future projects to concentrate on music for the present rather than of the past.

Over the years, Ms. Mosher has contributed her expertise to numerous associations and institutions around her community. Some of these include the Junior League of Pasadena, the University of Southern California Friends of Music, the Pasadena Historical Society, the Pasadena Arts Council, the Southern California Baroque Association, the Los Angeles Philanthropic Committee for the Arts, and Foothill Area Community Services. She also holds membership with prominent professional organizations like the American Bar Association, the California Bar Association, and the Southern California Baroque Association, as well as the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), Kappa Gamma Pi, Mu Phi Epsilon, and Phi Alpha Delta.

February 2020 — WWDP the global leader of professional recognition and biographical profiles, is proud to bestow Mr. Lloyd Ultan with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Prior to embarking upon his professional path, Mr. Ultan earned a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Hunter College in 1959 and a Master of Arts from Columbia University in 1960. He began his career in the Edward Williams College at Fairleigh Dickinson University,

holding the ranks of an associate, an assistant professor, and an associate professor. Since 1981, Mr. Ultan has excelled as a professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

During this time, Mr. Ultan has found success as a consultant in his field and a guest lecturer at numerous institutions, including Herbert H. Lehman College, Bronx Community College, the College of Mount Saint Vincent, the City College of New York, Fordham University and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, among others. Interested in history from a young age, he has succeeded in his field due to a desire to share knowledge with others as well as the support from family and colleagues. After studying the history of the United States and several other countries, he decided to explore the history of the Bronx, where he grew up. A celebrated educator, Mr. Ultan is particularly proud of the encouragement he was able to give a particularly bright student who had been discouraged earlier in his academic career.

Currently recognized as a distinguished professor for scholarship and research at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Mr. Ultan has been honored by several professionally-relevant organizations throughout his career’s duration. He is an honorary member of Neumann-Goldman Post No. 69, and he has been inducted into the Bronx Jewish Hall of Fame for Lifetime Achievement. Moreover, Mr. Ultan has received several certificates in his field, among numerous other instances of recognition.

The Bronx Borough Historian since 1996, Mr. Ultan has also contributed to his community as the president of the 91 Van Cortlandt Owners Corp, a founder of the Bronx Council on the Arts and a member of the board of directors for the National Shrine of the Bill of Rights. Other organizations and committees he has been involved with include the Historic Preservation Committee of St. Ann’s Episcopal Church, the Bronx Borough President’s Bicentennial Advisory Committee, the Bronx Day Commission and the Bronx Civic League. Mr. Ultan has served the Bronx County Historical Society in several capacities, including as the president.

Mr. Ultan’s creative contributions to his field are numerous, and include “The Bronx County Building’s Historical Murals: An Artistic Legacy,” “The Northern Borough: A History of the Bronx” and “Presidents of the United States, Volume VI of Roots of the Republic.” He also co-authored such works as “A Historical Sketch of the Bronx” and “The Bronx: The Ultimate Guide to New York City’s Beautiful Borough.” A prominent scholar in his field, Mr. Ultan has participated in symposia and panel discussions for the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the State University of New York Empire State College, the Southern New York State Symposium on the Bronx River, Saint Ann’s Episcopal Church and the 125th anniversary of the Bronx Park System.

From 1992 to 1993, Mr. Ultan excelled as a vice president of the Teaneck chapter of the American Association of University Professors and the secretary of the Council of Fairleigh Dickinson University chapter of the American Association of University Professors. He has also been involved with such organizations as the New York City Committee on Cultural Concerns, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs’ Program Guidelines Committee, the New York Historical Society and the American Historical Association. A member of Sigma Lambda, Alpha Chi Alpha and Phi Alpha Theta, Mr. Ultan was appointed to the New York City Mayor’s Task Force on Spontaneous Memorials in 2002.

Demonstrating considerable knowledge and professional expertise, Mr. Ultan has accepted a number of awards, including Fairleigh Dickinson University’s 50-Year Award in 2014, Bissel Gardens’ Award of Honor in 1999, the Bronx County Historical Society’s Edgar Allan Poe Award for Literary Excellence in 1996, the Bronx Landmarks Education Award in 1995 and Edward Williams College’s Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award in 1994, among several others. He was also selected for inclusion in the Alumni Association of Hunter College Hall of Fame in 1974 and was presented with a New York State Regents college teaching fellowship in 1959.

February 2020 — WWDP the global leader of professional recognition and biographical profiles, is proud to bestow Robert Lopez Flynn with the Lifetime Achievement Award. An active professional writer, Mr. Flynn served as a novelist in residence with Trinity University in San Antonio between 1963 and 2001. Prior to this appointment, he contributed as a professor at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, from 1959 to 1963. Earlier in his career, he was associated with Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, North Carolina, between 1957 and 1959.

Mr. Flynn served on active duty with the Marines from 1950 to 1952. He then attended Baylor University, where he secured a Bachelor of Arts in 1954 and a Master of Arts in 1956. Having accomplished much over the course of his career, Mr. Flynn feels incredibly gratified to have been able to travel the world and have visited all seven continents and 70 countries.

Mr. Flynn’s creative work “North to Yesterday,” was published in 1967 and in 1968 was named by The New York Times as one of the best 20 books of fiction published in 1967. True Magazine also named it as one of the best books of the year. Mr. Flynn sent a clipping of that review to the editor of True Magazine saying that he would like to go to Vietnam as a correspondent for their magazine. They agreed and Mr. Flynn was in Vietnam in the last part of 1970 and the first part of 1971. True Magazine failed before it published any of his stories. The stories he wrote about the CUPP (Combined Unit Pacification Program) Marines were published later as a memoir, “A Personal War in Vietnam.”

In 1989. during the embargo, Mr. Flynn returned to Vietnam and to the Area of Operation of the CUPP Marines to interview the Vietnamese who supported the Marines and fought alongside them and those who fought against the Marines and those in the infrastructure that served the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese Army.

After the embargo was lifted he returned to Vietnam in 1994 on the first American cruise to Vietnamese along with veterans whose stories were known and reporters whose names and stories were known to the American public. There were also two Vietnamese Americans, one born in Saigon who escaped to Thailand and one born in Hanoi who escaped to Hong Kong.

Mr. Flynn’s other titles include “In the House of the Lord,” “Sounds of Rescue, Signs of Hope,” “Wanderer Springs,” “The Last Klick,” “Seasonal Rain,” “Living with the Hyenas,” “Tie-Fast Country”, “Echoes of Glory,” Lawful Abuse, “Jade: Outlaw,” “Jade: The Law,” and the spiritual memoir “Holy Literary License.”

For his accomplishments in the field, the National Cowboy Hall of Fame presented him with a Wrangler Award for “North to Yesterday” and later a second Wrangler Award for “Living with the Hyenas.” In addition, he received a Western Writers of America Spur Award for “Wanderer Springs” and for “Echoes of Glory,” and the Southwest Booksellers Award for “Seasonal Rain.” He is a past president and a Fellow of the Texas Institute of Letters and a recipient of their Lon Tinkle Award for “Lifetime Achievement.” He is a member of the Texas Literary Hall of Fame, and PEN America.

February 2020 — WWDP the global leader of professional recognition and biographical profiles, is proud to bestow Dr.Timothy D. Mead, Ph.D with the Lifetime Achievement Award. With 50 years of professional experience, Dr. Mead most recently served as a professor of political science from 1984 until his retirement in 2001 and coordinator of the MPA Program from 1979 to 1995 at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, having been an associate professor of political science there from 1979 to 1984.

In addition to these roles, he was a consultant for Mead Associates from 1979 to 1995. Prior to obtaining these positions, he was a public administration fellow with the Academy for Contemporary Problems in Washington, DC, from 1976 to 1979, associate executive director of the Domestic Council Committee on Right of Privacy from 1975 to 1976, and first associate of Applied Communications, Inc., from 1973 to 1975. From 1965 to 1973, Dr. Mead was an associate and assistant professor at Moravian College, having been an instructor and teaching fellow at the George Washington University from 1961 to 1965. Earlier in his career, he was a research at the Institute of Defense Analysis in 1962 and a carpenter with Earl C. Mead & Son from 1951 to 1960.

Alongside his primary career endeavors, Dr. Mead has served as president of faculty at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte 1986-1987, chair of the faculty executive committee of the Faculty Council during 1986-1989, and adjunct professor at various colleges and universities since 1969. Previously, he served as a consultant for Social Research Associates from 1970 to 1973. Civically involved as well, he currently serves on the Catawba-Wateree Basin Advisory Commission established by the Legislators of North Carolina and South Carolina, having previously sat as vice chair and the chair of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission and Urban Design Task Force. Earlier in his career, he was vice president of the Stratton Woods Homeowners Association and member of the Public Housing Authority in Bethlehem, PA.

Dr. Mead began his career as a student at George Washington University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in 1960. He continued his studies with the university, completing a Master of Arts in 1961. He concluded his education in 1969, earning a Doctor of Philosophy.

A respected voice in his areas of expertise, Dr. Mead has been an active leader in his community. He has been a member of the American Political Science Association, the American Society for Public Administration and the Urban Affairs Association. He is a long-time member of the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association, and the Outdoor Writers Association of America. In the latter, he has been serving as first vice president and president since 2019. Throughout his career, he has received awards and accolades for his contributions.

February 2020 — WWDP the global leader of professional recognition and biographical profiles, is proud to bestow Eunice Dunalee Bronkar with the Lifetime Achievement Award, Ms. Bronkar celebrates many years’ experience in her profession. A celebrated artist and educator, Ms. Bronkar retired from the classroom in 1994 to concentrate solely on her artwork. Creating unique, one-of-a-kind pieces of art in oils, pastels, watercolors and silverpoint in her Urbana studio in Ohio, she is probably best known for her portraits.

In fact, Ms. Bronkar’s fascination of portraitures began while she was still in high school, where she would often sketch classmates and images from magazines.

Ms. Bronkar’s career in education began at the Springfield Museum of Art in Ohio in 1967, where she remained for 10 years. She soon after began teaching academia in 1974 as an adjunct instructor at Clark State Community College in Springfield, Ohio. During her 20 years on campus, she served as a lead teacher and headed the commercial art program. While teaching, Ms. Bronkar also began cleaning and restoring art collections in 1970 at the Historical Society in Springfield, the Champaign County Historical Society, the Masonic Temple, the Springfield Public School and the Warder Public Library, among other locations. She was also involved with the Clark County Junior Technical School, where she served on the advisory committee on commercial art. Further, she lent her expertise as a judge for more than 10 public high school art shows, the Logan County Fair of Fine Art Show of Ohio and the Champaign County Fair Art Show.

In the early 1960’s, Ms. Bronkar began formal training under Ethel Cook, whom she considers to be the biggest influence on her work. Ms. Bronkar since graduated from Wright State University in Fairborn, Ohio, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1971 and a Master of Arts in art education in 1983. She also completed postgraduate art courses at both Wright State University and Dayton Art Institute. She is a certified art teacher in the state of Ohio.

Ms. Bronkar was commissioned to paint two former Ohio State presidents for the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution at Continental Hall in Washington, DC. Her work has been represented in permanent collections, has been exhibited in dozens of one-woman shows and group shows, and has been accepted in over 100 area, state, regional and national juried exhibitions. In 1999, Ms. Bronkar participated in the Four Artist Landscape Exhibition. In 2014, approximately 40 of her portraits were on display at the Springfield Museum of Art’s Halley Gallery. Her portraits of former Springfielder and 4H pioneer A.B. Graham and his granddaughter notably hang in Springfield’s A.B. Graham Building.

Affiliated with the Art Center of Saint Augustine, the Florida Art Scene, the Frame Haven Gallery and the Frame Craft Gallery in Springfield for many years, Ms. Bronkar is also an image banks participant for the Ohio Arts Council in Columbus, Ohio, and the Visual Arts Network in Dayton, Ohio, before 1994. She has also remained a figure in her professional community through memberships with several prominent art societies. Some of these include the Western Ohio Watercolor Society, the Springfield Museum of Art, the Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors, the Saint Augustine Art Association, the Audubon Artists Society and Ohio Plein Air Society.

Ms. Bronkar was the recipient of a medal by the Bicentennial Committee of Clark County and the 4H Foundation of Ohio in Springfield in 1976. She was later honored with an Outstanding Teaching Award from Clark State Community College in 1992 and was named an Outstanding Alumni by the Springfield High School Class of 1953 in 2009.

February 2020 — WWDP the global leader of professional recognition and biographical profiles, is proud to bestow Paul R. Shankman with the Lifetime Achievement Award. — Paul R. Shankman is recognized in the field of Law for his role as an Attorney at Hinds & Shankman LLP. With high-quality services at the forefront of the legal firm’s values, Hinds & Shankman LLP has served the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area and has practiced in all State, Federal, and Bankruptcy Courts throughout California for decades.

The Firm has also frequently represented California-Based Business Clients outside of California in Delaware, New York, and Florida based complex Chapter 11 Business Reorganization Cases as California Counsel. Known for their steadfast approach to those they serve, Hinds & Shankman is a minority-owned entity that specializes in providing services to automobile dealerships, rental car companies, wind farms and renewable energy, healthcare, telecommunications, oil, ambulance and non-emergency transportation, the 12-volt industry, the film and recording industries, aftermarket auto products, retail clothing and shoe manufactures, hospitality, architects, commercial real estate developers and owners, private and public lenders, and many entrepreneurs and industries as Business Creditors, Debtors, and Litigants and have successfully resolved thousands of cases through litigation, Arbitration, Mediation, and Appeals. The team at Hinds & Shankman has committed their practice to providing their clients with the quality legal services that they deserve.

With over thirty-four (34) years of experience in the legal profession, Paul R. Shankman is commended for his exceptional contributions to the industry. Known for his wholehearted approach to those he serves, Mr. Shankman has attained extensive experience in the areas of creditor rights and business bankruptcy litigation. Mr. Shankman represents prominent Bankruptcy Trustee’s, Lenders, and Receivers and has experience representing numerous business creditor and debtor clients in State, Federal, and Bankruptcy Courts. In his current capacity, Mr. Shankman speaks regularly on financial law issues to the California Association of CPA’s and at numerous Provisors group meetings and events throughout Southern California.

To further enhance his professional development, Mr. Shankman is an esteemed member of several elite organizations including the Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Bernardino County, Beverly Hills, and American Bar Associations, and the State Bar of California. Mr. Shankman also attended the Financial Lawyers Conference of Southern California, the California, Los Angeles, Orange County, and Inland Empire Bankruptcy Forums, and is a Certified Specialist in Business Bankruptcy Law.

Mr. Shankman is a 15-year member of Provisors and an Executive Committee Member of the Newport Beach and LGBT Affinity Groups as well as the Orange County Transactional Network, and ACG, the Orange County Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth.

Throughout his career, having attained American Bankruptcy Board Certification, Mr. Shankman attended the University of California in Los Angeles where he earned his Bachelor Degree and graduated Cum Laude in 1979. Thereafter, Mr. Shankman would attend Loyola Law School where he attained his Juris Doctor degree with Honors in 1983.

Mr. Shankman dedicates this recognition to the Firm’s Managing Member and his Law Partner, James Andrew Hinds, Jr., and to his Stellar Associate, Rachel M. Sposato, who are highly recognized for their own legal prowess and achievements.

February 2020 , WWDP the global leader of professional recognition and biographical profiles, is proud to bestow Charles E. Kutner with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Charles E. Kutner of Kutner Friedrich, LLP is a professional liability defense firm, conveniently serving clients in all five boroughs of New York City as well as Westchester, Nassau, and Suffolk Counties.

The firm represents medical malpractice and legal litigation cases, representing represents hospitals, emergency room physicians, physician assistants, nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, CRNAs and physicians in all areas of practice.

Mr. Kutner represents medical and legal professionals in a wide variety of areas including cases that involve the NYS Department of Health Office of Professional Medical Conduct, NYS Department of Education Office of Professions and Disciplinary Committees in the First and Second Judicial Departments.

Specializing in medical malpractice and general liability, Mr. Kutner has handled more than 250 defense verdicts that have involved stroke victims, wrongful death cases, and neurologically injured newborns.

A distinguished author, Mr. Kutner wrote Frye Hearings, a review of case law utility and application published in the Journal of the Defense Association of New York in the Spring of 2015 and Damage Laws of the Fifty States. He has been involved in many appeals that have established significant case law in the field of medical malpractice, including claims for maternal emotional distress from medical malpractice resulting in stillbirth (Broadnax v Gonzalez 2 NY3d 148, continuous treatment toll for medical malpractice under CPLR 214-a Stewart v Cohen 82 AD3d 874), and maternal emotional distress brought by the mother of a handicapped child, Sample v Levada 8 AD3d 465.

Throughout his education and training, Mr. Kutner received a master’s degree in Public Administration from University of New Haven and a Juris Doctor from Albany Law School in 1981.

To further his professional development, Mr. Kutner is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association and New York State Bar Association. An annual speaker at the St. John’s University School of Law Seminar on Medical Malpractice, Mr. Kutner has lectured on medical malpractice trials and expert disclosure at the Annual Summer Judicial Seminar Series for members of the New York State Judiciary (Summer 2017).

In recognition of his professional achievements, Mr. Kutner has an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell for his role as a Medical Malpractice Defense Attorney.

February 2020 — WWDP the global leader of professional recognition and biographical profiles, is proud to bestow Leroy E. Weathers with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Weathers is a retired divisional customer service supervisor for Centel Electric in Great Bend, KS. Hired by the utility company in 1960 as a serviceman, he was promoted to assistant to the divisional superintendent in 1966, where he spent 11 years.

He was later promoted a second time in 1977 to his most recent position, where he remained until retirement. Prior to his tenure with Centel Electric, Mr. Weathers worked for a mobile home company.

A member of the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce, where he served as former president, the Ambassadors Club and Kiwanis International, Mr. Weathers has also been active with numerous other organizations over the years as well. He served on the board of directors of the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce, was President and council commissioner of the local council Boy Scouts of America, and served as a representative of the 4-H Clubs of America. He has been on the board of directors of the Pawnee Valley Scout Museum in Larned, KS, since 1987. Honored by the Kansas 4-H of Great Bend with an Alumni Award in 1971, Mr. Weathers also received a Silver Beaver Award by the Boy Scouts of America in 1984.

Mr. Weathers studied at Kansas State University from 1951 to 1952. He then served active duty in the military and was in the Reserves between 1952 and 1987. While in the Reserves, he was honored to march with his platoon in President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s funeral procession in Abilene, KS.

Married to the late Juanita Eve Richter for more than 60 years, Mr. Weathers has two children, five grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren. Currently Mr. Weathers is the finance chairman for the local church and also a chairman for the Advisory committee for the Great Bend Senior Center. In his free time, Mr. Weathers enjoys woodworking.