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Rob Boynton '81

Rob Boynton '81

Communications Team/Media Contact
New York, NY

Robert S. Boynton is a professor at NYU's the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. He has degrees from Horace Mann ('81), Haverford College ('85) and Yale University ('88).

Email: robert.boynton[at]nyu[dot]edu
Peter Brooks '66

Peter Brooks '66

Board of Directors
Edgewater, New Jersey

Peter received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from New York University and went on to graduate coursework in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, with a focus in advanced statistics and leader assessment.

He has certifications through a wide variety of programs including Leadership Through People Skills and Management Assessment. Peter’s areas of expertise include selection, test validation, performance tracking, management information and reporting, succession planning and the development of executives and branch managers.

After a corporate career as a senior professional development executive in the financial industry, Peter now enjoys his consulting practice in New Jersey where he resides with his wife in Edgewater, New Jersey and for fun writes what some readers consider humor.

Ele Hamburger '83

Ele Hamburger '83

Legal Team
Seattle, Washington

Ele Hamburger is a partner at Sirianni Youtz Spoonemore in Seattle, Washington, where her practice emphasizes ERISA and state law health and disability insurance coverage as well as general business and class action litigation. She received her law degree from New York University School of Law in 1993 where she was a Root-Tilden-Snow Scholar. She received her B.A. from St. Johns College in Annapolis, Maryland in 1988.

Prior to joining the law firm in 2004, Ele was a public benefits attorney with Columbia Legal Services where she represented low-income Washington residents. From 2003-04, Ele was also an Adjunct Clinical Professor at the University of Washington School of Law, teaching its Disability Law Clinic. Ele has authored a number of articles and reports on health care conversion and consumer health care issues. She is former President and co-founder of the Northwest Health Law Advocates, a nonprofit consumer health advocacy organization.
Josh Manheimer '77

Josh Manheimer '77

Communications Team/Website Designer/Media
Norwich, Vermont

Head of his own communications firm, legendary direct mail copywriter, Josh C. Manheimer, has written some of the most successful direct mail packages in the history of direct response marketing. You'll find him featured in two books on direct marketing: Million Dollar Mailings and The World's Greatest Direct Mail Sales Letters -- four times.

His cannibal comedy, KURU, appeared in The Best Stages Scenes for Men (and Women) of the 1980's.

Josh also has a degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Email: jcmanheimer[at]gmail[dot]com

Christina B. Propst '87

Christina B. Propst '87

Christina B. Propst is currently a general pediatrician practicing at Texas Children's Pediatrics in Houston, Texas. After graduating cum laude from Horace Mann in the centennial class of 1987, she majored in politics while completing her pre-med requirements at Princeton University.

After Princeton, she taught English for 2 years in Tokyo, Japan and subsequently spent a year traveling in Asia and throughout the United States before enrolling in medical school in New Orleans.

After graduating from Tulane School of Medicine as an Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society member, Christina moved to Houston Texas in 1998 to begin her residency at Texas Children's Hospital .She currently lives in West University Texas, within the city of Houston, with her husband and 2 active sons ages 9 and 11.

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Josh Gelman '77

Josh Gelman '77

Josh Gelman has been working at CBS News since 1993 and has been a producer at the prime-time show “48 Hours” for the past 15 years. During that time, he has been recognized by his industry and his peers with 2 Emmy awards, 3 Emmy nominations, and an RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award for overall excellence in television news production.

Before landing at CBS News, Josh enjoyed a successful 12 year career as an independent film editor, working both in New York and Los Angeles on feature films, documentaries and political campaigns. He is also an accomplished photographer and occasional triathlete.

Josh graduated from Bennington College in ’81 with a BA in architecture and dramatic arts. He currently resides in New York City.