Join several professionals including Ben Powers, Head of School, Eagle Hill Southport, Dr. Mindy Hersch, Bridgeport Hospital and Dr. Harvey Bluestein, M.D. plastic surgeon, to find out how best to treat people with disabilities.
Question and answer session to follow.
Ben Powers is the headmaster of Eagle Hill-Southport, an independent day school for students with learning disabilities. Prior to joining the school in 2012, he served as head of The Kildonan School in Amenia, NY. He has taught several subjects in both public and independent schools, including Russian, mathematics, and history, and is a trained Orton-Gillingham tutor. He has enjoyed working with LD students for the past thirteen years and is interested in finding the best pathways in which to connect with them.
A graduate of LaSalle University with a BA in Russian, he also studied language education at Indiana University and earned an Executive MBA from RIT's Saunders College of Business. Outside of life at school, Ben enjoys spending time with his wife, Kristen, and their children, Skylar, Reese, and Chase. In his free time, he can usually be found on the beach with his family or, in the winter, snowboarding.
Mindy Hersch earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology in 1995. She has worked with children, adolescents and adults in a variety of settings over the past 20 years. She has held academic and administrative positions in higher education at several colleges and universities. Her areas of research include teenage pregnancy & motherhood and multicultural competence training in treatment and supervision.
Mindy has been in private practice in downtown Fairfield since 2010 after relocating to CT. She works closely with the Norma Pfriem Breast Care Center & Oncology Associates of Bridgeport and has recently done several presentations on body image & cancer, caregiver burnout, and the anomaly of the teenage brain. She also supervises a Doctoral student at Peking University via Skype in Psychodynamic Therapy through the Chinese American Psychoanalytic Alliance. Mindy has 3 children and is actively involved with her elementary school PTA's executive board.
Harvey J. Bluestein, M.D. is a Plastic Surgeon in Fairfield. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is Chief of the Section of Plastic Surgery at Bridgeport Hospital. Dr. Bluestein is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed his residency in General Surgery at the Yale Affiliated Surgical Residency Program at Bridgeport Hospital and a post doctoral fellowship in Wound Healing at Yale University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Plastic Surgery at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He completed a Hand and Microsurgery Fellowship in the Section of Plastic Surgery at Yale University.
Dr. Bluestein opened his surgical practice in Fairfield in 1999. He focuses on reconstructive surgery, including congenital deformities.
He and his family have lived in Fairfield since 1989. He is a supporter of the Bridgeport Hospital Auxiliary, the Norma F. Pfreim Breast Care Center, the Center for Women and Families of Eastern Fairfield County (Board Member 2004-2010), Boy Scout Troop 90, Operation Hope, The Fairfield Christmas Tree Festival, Storm Special Hockey and Challenger Baseball.
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