Community Briefs: Honors, Appointments, More


Jewish Exponent Square.jpgAJC Philadelphia to Honor Fox Rothschild’s Stephanie Resnick
Stephanie Resnick, the managing partner of Fox Rothschild’s Philadelphia office, was honored by the American Jewish Committee Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey on Feb. 17 with its 2021 Judge Learned Hand Award.

The award is given “annually to recognize outstanding members of the Philadelphia legal community who have distinguished themselves through professional achievement and dedicated community leadership.”

A former chair of the board of governors of the Philadelphia Bar Association, Resnick was appointed to serve as the Third Circuit representative to the ABA’s Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary. She also served as chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Federal Courts Committee, and chaired its Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention.

Then-Mayor Michael Nutter appointed Resnick to his Advisory Task Force on Ethics and Campaign Finance Reform and she also served on the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Gender Fairness Task Force.

Resnick is a former board chair of Women’s Way, a member of the corporate board of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and a volunteer lawyer for Support Center for Child Advocates.

PICC Elects New Board and Advisory Board Members
Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce announced the Jan. 26 election of several people to its board and advisory board.

Lori Gavrin, executive director of business development for Tmunity Therapeutics, and Elizabeth D. Sigety, a partner at Fox Rothschild LLP, will serve a second term on the board.

Matt Dane Baker, senior vice provost for academic affairs at Thomas Jefferson University; Sarah Fishman Goncher, deputy general counsel — operations, legal/risk management at ChristianaCare Health System; and Lawton Laurence Sr., director of applied research and technology at West Pharmaceutical Services, will serve a first term.

The following two-term board members were appointed to the advisory board: Eric B. Kmiec, director of the Gene Editing Institute of the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute at ChristianaCare; Michael R. Kelsen, CEO of Paramount Enterprises International, Inc.; and Bernard C. Rudnick, managing partner of CapGenic Advisors, LLC.

They will be joined by David Baker, president and CEO of Vallon Pharmaceuticals, and Gwen Melincoff, managing director of Gemini Advisors LLC.

Cardiologist Bernard L. Segal Dies at 91
Prominent cardiologist Bernard L. Segal, who practiced medicine for more than 60 years, died on Feb. 10 in Palm Beach, Florida. He was 91.

The Montreal native, whose parents were Russian immigrants, came to Philadelphia to work at Hahnemann University Hospital, where he was later appointed chief of cardiology. He then developed the Philadelphia Heart Institute at Presbyterian Medical Center.

After 10 years there, the entire faculty moved with Segal to create a new cardiovascular network with Allegheny University, where he served as senior vice president.

In 1998, Segal joined Thomas Jefferson University, serving for 10 years as director of the Division of Cardiology and endowing a chair in clinical cardiology.

He retired in 2016, having written 12 books and 375 scientific papers.


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