David Rosenthal, who for 23 years has led Harvard University Health Services (HUHS) in providing care to more than 32,000 students, faculty, staff, retirees, and their dependents, is stepping down at the end of the academic year to care for cancer patients full time.Rosenthal, the Henry K. Oliver Professor of Hygiene and professor of medicine, has served under four Harvard presidents and oversaw a major modernization of HUHS during the 1990s and early 2000s that included both physical renovations and the addition of an electronic medical records system.“Doctors’ offices were their office, their consulting room, and their examining room. It was just one room, and it was an old hospital room,” Rosenthal said. “The entire HUHS has been totally renovated.”He also has directed a renewed campus emphasis on wellness, with a focus on nutrition (in collaboration with Harvard University Dining Services), on increased physical activity (promoted through programs like Harvard On The Move), and on stress and symptom management.“David Rosenthal has watched over Harvard’s health for more than two decades. We owe him an immense debt of gratitude for the healing hand with which he has guided our community’s well-being,” said Harvard President Drew Faust.Rosenthal graduated from Harvard College in 1959 and received his M.D. from Tufts Medical School in 1963. In 1989, he was an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and a physician specializing in cancers of the blood at Brigham and Women’s Hospital when then-HUHS Director Warren Wacker retired. Rosenthal skipped a planned sabbatical in England in order to assume the HUHS directorship. Rosenthal said he initially thought he’d stay on for 10 or 15 years. By the time those years had elapsed, he was so busy that he didn’t consider leaving, he said.In addition to his duties guiding HUHS, Rosenthal has served as president of the American Cancer Society and is the medical director at Harvard-affiliated Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies. After he leaves HUHS, Rosenthal plans to spend more time with patients at the Zakim Center, working to design therapies that help them tolerate both the effects of their illness and of the powerful drugs used in cancer care.Provost Alan Garber, who has known Rosenthal for many years, said Rosenthal has served the Harvard community well.“I have known David for 30 years; he is a master clinician, teacher, and a physician with deep empathy,” Garber said. “He has served with distinction for the past 23 years, and I thank him for all he has contributed to the health of the Harvard community.”Executive Vice President Katie Lapp praised HUHS’ development under Rosenthal’s leadership and added that, although Rosenthal is stepping down, he won’t be far away.“Dr. Rosenthal has led Harvard University Health Services for 23 years, and he has been at the forefront of patient-centered health care. Under his leadership, Harvard has developed a multi-specialty medical practice for faculty, students, and staff; delivered exceptional patient service; and created the Center for Wellness,” said Lapp. “Even as he leaves HUHS, we know he will be nearby, over the river at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where he will be continuing his work to improve patient health.”Rosenthal said the Harvard community is by and large a healthy one, but that in a high-performance organization like this, stress and anxiety management will be a challenge going forward. Other challenges facing his successor will be continuing to keep the University physically healthy and giving adequate attention to behavioral health, Rosenthal said.“I am proud of all that we have accomplished together at HUHS. We have experienced many challenges throughout the years, and implemented many new programs and initiatives,” Rosenthal said in a letter to HUHS staff announcing his departure. “I thank each of you for all that you’ve done to help make HUHS a wonderful and important service to the Harvard community. It has been a true pleasure to work with you.”
August 1, 2004 Regular News Governor makes JNC appointments Governor makes JNC appointments Gov. Jeb Bush has announced his appointments to Florida’s 26 judicial nomination commissions.The governor on July 12 made two direct appointments to each of the nine-member JNCs, and also appointed one member to each from a slate of nominees submitted by The Florida Bar. Because of a mid-term vacancy, Bush named four people to the 20th Circuit JNC.Following are those named for four-year terms on the JNCs. The person nominated by the Bar is in bold type:• Supreme Court JNC — attorney Basil L. Bain of Naples, Tina McCain Matte, of Ft. Myers, a partner in a marketing and public relations firm, and attorney Diana Santa Maria of Cooper City.• First District Court of Appeal JNC — attorney Edward P. Fleming, of Pensacola, attorney Vikki R. Shirley of Monticello, and retired attorney Steven K. Yablonski, of Jacksonville.• Second DCA JNC — attorney David M. Caldevilla of Tampa, investor Armando Flores of Tampa, and attorney Hardy Roberts III of Tampa.• Third DCA JNC — attorney Ramon A. Abadin of Miami, attorney Thomas R. Spencer of Pinecrest, and Marielena Villamil of Coral Gables, president/chief operating officer of Washington Economics Group.• Fourth DCA JNC — attorney Richard L. Handley of Ft. Lauderdale, attorney Joel L. Kirschbaum of Ft. Lauderdale, and banker Vernon Smith of Ft. Pierce.• Fifth DCA JNC — retired banker Jerry Buchanan of Orlando, attorney Jill Schwartz of Maitland, and insurance agent Lewis C. Webb, of Rockledge.• First Circuit JNC — attorney Drew S. Pinkerton of Shalimar, resort executive Patricia H. Tolbert of Destin, and Southern Company executive Jarl T. Young of Pensacola.• Second Circuit JNC — attorney Elaine N. Duggar of Tallahassee, attorney Jose B. Lorenzo of Tallahassee, and government consultant Kim W. Bertron of Tallahassee.• Third Circuit JNC — attorney Angela M. Cancio of Live Oak, attorney Cary A. “Bo” Hardee III of Madison, and attorney Robert Jordan of Lake City.• Fourth Circuit JNC — attorney Angela Corey of Woods Lane, police detective Terrence James of Jacksonville, and attorney Joseph W. Prichard of Jacksonville.• Fifth Circuit JNC — Jeannette M. Haag of Inverness, attorney Lisa D. Herndon of Ocala, and attorney H. Randolph “Randy” Klein of Ocala.• Sixth Circuit JNC — attorney Tamara F. Dudley of St. Petersburg, attorney Joshua Magidson of Clearwater, and attorney Peter N. Meros of St. Petersburg.• Seventh Circuit JNC — attorney Maureen S. Christine of St. Augustine, attorney Sean Daly of Ormond Beach, and attorney Michael H. Lambert of Ormond Beach.• Eighth Circuit JNC — prison warden Allen W. “AC” Clark of Raiford,attorney Leonard E. Ireland of Gainesville, and attorney Rose Mary T. Oelrich of Gainesville.• Ninth Circuit JNC — attorney Wayne L. Helsby of Winter Park, attorney Ernest “Ernie” Mullins of Kissimmee, and attorney John T. Stemberger of Orlando.• 10th Circuit JNC — insurance executive G. Gregory King of Winter Haven, attorney Billy R. Ready of Auburndale, and attorney Janet M. Stuart of Lakeland.• 11th Circuit — attorney Robert N. “Bob” Allen, Jr., of Key Biscayne, attorney Cynthia A. Everett of Miami, and business executive Marie S. Bell of Miami.• 12th Circuit JNC — attorney Patricia D. Crauwels of Bradenton, John L. “Jay” Crouse of Sarasota, director, Episcopal Men’s Ministries, and attorney J. Michael Hartenstine of Sarasota.• 13th Circuit JNC — attorney Richard L. Bradford of Valrico, attorney William F. Jung of Tampa, and accountant Steven S. Oscher of Tampa.• 14th Circuit JNC — attorney Martha “Sister” B. Milligan of Panama City, attorney Timothy M. Warner of Lynn Haven, and attorney Jeffrey P. Whitton of Lynn Haven.• 15th Circuit JNC — attorney David E. Dreyer of Jupiter, attorney John Metzger of West Palm Beach, and attorney Spencer Sax of Boca Raton.16th Circuit JNC — marketing executive Piper L. Smith of Key West, attorney Thomas D. Wright of Marathon, and appliance store owner Gerald Abreu, Jr., of Key West.• 17th Circuit JNC — attorney Ileana Almeida of Ft. Lauderdale, attorney Walter L. Morgan of Ft. Lauderdale, and attorney Georgina “Gina” R. Pozzuoli of Weston.• 18th Circuit JNC — attorney Harold T. Bistline of Indian Harbour Beach, attorney Brooke Deratany Goldfarb of Indialantic, and David W. Jackson of Cocoa, program manager, Brevard County Board of County Commissioners.• 19th Circuit JNC — company owner Thomas W. Lockwood of Vero Beach, attorney Renée Marquis-Abrams of Port St. Lucie, and attorney Casey Walker of Vero Beach.• 20th Circuit JNC — attorney Victor M. Arias of Ft. Myers, attorney James T. Humphrey, Jr., of Ft. Myers, attorney Mary A. McGillicuddy of Ft. Myers, and attorney Eugene H. Smith, of Ft. Myers.
NZ Herald 9 June 2012Child, Youth and Family has admitted it could have done better after leaving a baby girl with a convicted sex offender for more than 15 months because it was told he was her father. The girl, now 3, has been returned to a foster family in Wanganui from Christchurch after a paternity test ordered 15 months ago confirmed convicted sex offender Mark Wikiriwhi Hetaraka was not her father. The little girl had been placed in the care of Hetaraka’s sister by CYF after the child’s mother said Hetaraka was the father. Hetaraka’s offences include the brutal rape of a Japanese woman in Taupo in 2000 and the robbery and bashing of a French tourist in 2010. CYF southern regional director Kelly Anderson called it a complex family situation with many caring people who all wanted to provide the girl with a loving home.Wanganui lawyer Hamish McDouall, who acted for the foster parents, said that in his opinion CYF had taken the line of least resistance. “To my mind there was a real lack of gumption in this case by CYF. Placing vulnerable children is more than following the bureaucratic line, ticking boxes. It’s all about stability for the child.”http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10811819