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Julia Zeuner, LMSW, is a licensed geriatric social worker with years of experience working with older adults at community based agencies, nursing homes and senior centers.
Elizabeth Flamm, LCSW is an experienced licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist with a demonstrated history of working with individuals, couples, families, and groups with diverse populations in different institutions.
Samantha Donoso has worked in the department since 2007 and brings many years of valuable customer service …
Dafna Gorfinkle joined the Himan Brown Senior Program’s staff in November 2017.
Erica Shein holds a JD from Brooklyn Law School and a BA in French and Marketing from the University of Pennsylvania.
Eric Alterman is Distinguished Professor of English, Brooklyn College, City University of New York and “The Liberal Media" columnist for The Nation, where he has been a contributor since 1983.
Rima D. Bien is a certified instructor of Pilates, Yoga, Senior Fitness, Zumba and Personal Training. She is currently completing her B.A. in Theater and Dance Education.
Sally Bliumis-Dunn teaches Modern Poetry at Manhattanville College and at the Palm Beach Poetry Festival.
The Croatian pianist Javor Bracic is the first prize winner of international piano competitions in Italy, Croatia, and Belgium.
Doug Brin is an historical raconteur, writer, artist, journalist and popular lecturer and discussion group facilitator.
Lori Brizzi was a Theater major in college who followed her passion and trained as a dance teacher.
Andrée Aelion Brooks is a journalist, author and lecturer and a former contributing columnist and news writer for the New York Times, currently specializing in Jewish history topics.
Theresa Burns is a writer, editor, and teacher whose work has appeared in The New York Times, nytimes.com, Prairie Schooner, Bellevue Literary Review, and upstreet, among other publications.
Diane Cocoros (Dee) is a Holistic Wellness and Fitness Consultant in NYC for over 20 years.
Kareem Collins is an experienced senior fitness instructor. He facilitates the Parkinson’s Exercise Program (PEP) in the May Center and the Platinum Sneakers Program at Long Island University.
Mary Copeland is a former professional dancer and has been teaching dance and fitness in New York City for more than 30 years.
Joan Delahunt is a classically trained singer, choral director, pianist and organist, with a specialty in composition for musical theater.
Valerie Downing has been a fitness instructor for 25 years. Her certifications include ACE Personal Trainer, AFAA, IM=X Pilates and Yogafit.
Donelle Estey joined the faculty in August 2015. She holds an MFA from California State University and has had her art work exhibited at galleries throughout the world.
Ellen Friedman has taught bridge at the Manhattan and Honors Bridge Club for the past seven years and has been teaching at HBSP since November 2014.
Robert A. George is a member of the Daily News Editorial Board (and formerly for the New York Post) and a conservative/libertarian blogger and pundit.
Robert Goldman has played in most American bridge tournaments and has written four books on bridge.
During his 30 years at Rutgers University, Seth Gopin was a gifted professor and lecturer in Art History and a popular dean of academic affairs.
Ken Gray has been teaching Qigong exercises and T'ai Chi Chih for 25 years, helping people to overcome discomfort and pain and achieve greater flexibility.
Carmella Gullo is an artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from Pratt Institute with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
Hermi Hanlin is a bridge life master and ACBL certified director. She successfully participated in many local, regional and national bridge tournaments.
Sharyn Harvey is a certified Canasta instructor through the Canasta League of America.
Tina Janssen-Spinosa is a staff attorney and program coordinator for Total Life Choices, the advance planning program at NYLAG.
Jess Joseph earned his Certificate in Patient Advocacy from UCLA and a BA in Humanities from the University of Chicago.
Steve King has been deeply passionate about baseball since early childhood. In his teaching, King combines his U.S. History background with his incredible knowledge of the sport, its statistics and its players.
Lucy Kirk had a 33-year career in the Central Intelligence Agency’s Directorate of Operations.
Scott Klavan is a Lifetime Member of The Actor’s Studio and a graduate of Kenyon College in Ohio where he was a two time winner of the Paul Newman trophy for Best Actor.
Richard Larschan is an English Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts. He earned his PhD from UC Berkeley with a dissertation on Jonathan Swift.
Sokie Lee is a certified T’ai Chi Chih instructor and has been practicing Qi Gong for 20 years.
Gordon Levin is the Dwight Morrow Professor of History and American Studies, emeritus, at Amherst College where he focused on American diplomatic history and Israeli history.
Her playing described as “elegant” in the New York Times, pianist Arielle Levioff has appeared as a soloist at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium and Weill Hall, at Merkin Hall, and Alice Tully Hall.
Ellen Love earned her Master’s degree in social work from Fordham University and later studied at Hunter School of Social Work: Brookdale Center on Aging and Training Institute for Mental Health earning a certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.
Sara Lukinson is a three-time Emmy award-winning writer and documentary filmmaker best known for her biographical films of artists and creators.
Eric Michelson moved to New York City after college to continue his studies at the Art Students League.
Jane Nadboy has been an early childhood educator and a senior adult programmer at a Jewish Community Center where she reconnected with her love of Mah Jongg.
Monty Olenick joined the HBSP in 1999 and has become an important part of our program, volunteering as the facilitator of the Men’s Group.
Carolyn Perkins is an accredited T’ai Chi Chih instructor, a graduate of the Swedish Institute and a certified Ingham Reflexologist.
Danny Pollock has been teaching folk dance for more than 30 years at JCCs, synagogues, dance camps, dance weekends, festivals and special events.
Frances Richey is the author of two poetry collections: The Burning Point (White Pine Press, 2004) and The Warrior (Viking Penguin, 2008), and the creator and editor of Voices of the Guard, published in 2010 in honor of the Oregon National Guard.
Ellie Roth worked as a systems analyst for many years before retiring.
Lucia Russett has been teaching yoga since 2013, when she completed her training at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health.
Simón Saad was born in Colombia and was educated in Italy and the USA.
Leo Schaff studied speech and theater at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and is a member of The Shakespeare Society of New York.
Susan Scheuer has degrees in Modern European History, Music Education and Conservation Biology.
Zach Seeger is a painter and sculptor working in Brooklyn and upstate New York.
Roy Sheldon has been a teacher at 92nd Street Y since 2008, lecturing on Chinese history and US-China relations.
Pianist, trumpeter and composer Bob Silverman has been a fixture on the New York Jazz scene since 1985.
Ruth Albert Spencer is a graduate of the Mannes College of Music and is on the faculty of CCNY as well as the 92nd Street Y Music Department.
Susan Stein is an actor, playwright, and teaching artist in NYC. Stein has spent the past eight years touring her original play, Etty, directed by Austin Pendleton, to theaters, universities, schools and prisons.
Ana Sussman has been teaching and practicing Yoga and Meditation for 30 years.
Mark Ethan Toporek, a member of the Actors Studio, has appeared in films including The Secret Lives of Dentists, The Confession and Lesser Prophets.
Lili White received a B.F.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
Mark York, originally from Oklahoma, has worked in the Broadway-New York theater scene as a director and composer for the past 25 years.
For registration information, please contact the Himan Brown 60+ Program office: 212.699.7261 / email
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