Newsmakers, the Week of Feb. 12, 2015

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An area attorney pens two books; and the executive director of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program is hailed as a "Trailblazer."

Jane Golden, executive director of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, has been granted the annual Trailblazer Award, handed out by Philadelphia Magazine, citing her 30-plus years of dedication to the project.

Rachel Sharkey, class of 2015, American Hebrew Academy of Greensboro, N.C., is on her way to Drexel University’s female soccer team after graduation, toting the academy’s first athletic scholarship granted for a women’s collegiate Division I team.


Daniel J. Siegel, an attorney from Havertown, is the author of two new books: How to Do More in Less Time: The Complete Guide to Increasing Your Productivity and Improving Your Bottom Line and Checklists for Lawyers.

CPA Mitch Gerstein of CliftonLarsonAllen LLP has been appointed national for-profit tax leader of the firm’s Health Care Practice.

Carol Nelson Shepherd of Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig LLP, where she is a founding partner, has been elected president of the board of directors of the Homeless Advocacy Project.

President of an eponymus consulting firm, Bonnie Squires has been elected as board president of the Philadelphia Jewish Voice, an online site of which she is a founding member. The site is set to observe its 10th anniversary.

A Hero in Heaven, a film by the local company, Mitlas Productions, about area native Michael Levin, who died in Israel performing his duties while a Lone Soldier, has been chosen by Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial foundation in Israel, for its digital library. Sally Mitlas is the head of the film production company.

Deborah Epstein Henry of Bliss Lawyers has co-authored the newly released Finding Bliss: Innovative Legal Models for Happy Clients & Happy Lawyers.

Jordon N. Rosen, CPA, of Wilmington, is the newly named 2015 president of the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils.

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