Newsmakers, the Week of Sept. 22, 2016

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Michelle Portnoff was named chair of the Gratz College Board of Governors, the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) named Mindy Horrow recipient of its Honored Educator Award for her work advancing the field of radiology, and Daniel Kurtz was named to the newly created position of alumni relations director for Maccabi USA.

Michelle Portnoff was named chair of the Gratz College Board of Governors, becoming only the second woman in history to assume that role. Since joining as a board member in 2012, she’s played an active role, becoming development chair during that time.
 As chair, she’ll be able to expand upon her duties, particularly when it comes to finding donors, while continuing a family tradition at Gratz that stretches back several generations to her grandmother and great-aunt and has continued through her own children. In addition to being a student, she later taught there.
Portnoff is the co-founder of Portnoff Law Associates Ltd., a firm that represents more than 125 municipalities, school districts and other municipal authorities throughout Pennsylvania in collecting delinquent taxes and municipal user fees.
The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) named Mindy Horrow recipient of its Honored Educator Award for her work advancing the field of radiology. The vice chair of Einstein Healthcare Network’s Department of Radiology, she’s been active performing a number of duties for RSNA, including serving as a reviewer of education exhibits at the organization’s annual convention, moderating scientific panels at the annual meetings and as a lecturer.
A graduate of the Medical College of Pennsylvania, she completed her radiology residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital of Harvard University. She joined Einstein’s Radiology Department in 1992. Author of more than 70 publications, 28 scientific abstracts and more than 50 educational posters, Horrow received an outstanding teaching award from the house staff at Einstein, outstanding educator award from the Philadelphia Roentgen Ray Society and the RSNA Eyler Fellowship in journalism.
She’s also a member at Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El in Wynnewood.
Holland native Daniel Kurtz was named to the newly created position of alumni relations director for Maccabi USA. Since serving as coach/athlete in open judo for the 16th World Maccabiah Games in Israel in 2001, where the team earned a bronze medal, he returned in 2005, taking home another bronze.
He became a volunteer for the games in 2009 and 2013, serving as associate team manager at both competitions, then as team manager at the 2015 European Maccabi Games in Berlin. Prior to joining Maccabi USA, Kurtz served as a school administrator in Philadelphia.
In his new position, he’ll attempt to build the Maccabi USA Alumni Association through marketing activities, job fairs, meet-and-greet sessions and other methods.

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