Class Listing - by Instructor

Name Biography Email
Kent Bottles Dr. Kent Bottles teaches health policy and payment reform at The Thomas Jefferson University College of Population Health in Philadelphia and regularly consults and presents on population health, health care reform, digital medicine, and the future of the doctor patient relationship. He has been a Professor and Chair of academic medical school pathology departments, a Chief Medical Officer of a state-wide integrated delivery system, a President and CEO and DIO of an educational and research collaborative in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a President and CEO of an evidence-based medicine health care consortium in Minneapolis, and a President and Chief Knowledge Officer of a genomics bio-tech start-up company in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Bottles has received the following awards and honors: Phi Beta Kappa, The Rodney T. West Literary Achievement Award for the most important article on medical management in 2001 from the American College of Physician Executives, the Resident Teacher of the Year Award from the University of Iowa Department of Pathology, the UC San Francisco Class of 1991 Certificate of Distinction in Teaching for a Major Contribution, the UC San Francisco Class of 1990 Certificate of Distinction in Teaching for a Stimulating Lecture Series, and the Henry J. Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching at UC San Francisco for Basic Science. kentbottles@gmail.com
Victor Brown Vic Brown enjoyed a 30-year career in the chemical industry with FMC Corporation, where he held a number of senior positions and worked internationally in sales, marketing, supply chain, manufacturing, information technology and procurement. In 2002 he embarked on a second career in academia, serving on the faculty and in the administration of Ursinus College. Brown taught for thirteen years in the Department of Business and Economics, retiring in 2014. Brown now works as an independent writer, focusing primarily on topics related to the intersection of higher education, business and government policy. His work has been featured in National Review, the Philadelphia Inquirer, The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal, and See Thru Edu (a project of the Texas Public Policy Foundation). He has also served as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association, and consults frequently for industry. His consulting work includes personalized coaching for managers and conducting seminars on the topics of business courtesy and protocol. See Brown's website at https://victorbrown.net. N/A
Hannah Campbell Instructor Hannah Dougherty Campbell has been published over 100 times in Philadelphia and Maine newsprint as well as in 3 National Magazines. She presents Student Journalism Workshops to area middle school students, has taught Creative Writing Courses at the Haverford Adult School as well as Baking Classes at Lower Merion. Hannah is a substitute teacher in area Private and Parochial Schools N/A
Maria Ceferatti Maria Ceferatti is an MFA candidate at Rosemont College. She teaches writing with the Young Writers' Day Program. Her work has been published in Apiary Magazine, Driftwood Press, Minerva Rising, Schuylkill Valley Journal and Philadelphia Stories. mcef869@gmail.com
Kenneth DeMarco Kenneth F DeMarco, MS, JD N/A
Benjamin Dolinka Dr. Dolinka is a previous Member of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, and worked on the Excavations in the Athenian Agora sponsored by that same institution. N/A
Charo Evangelista CHARO EVANGELISTA CABELLO, ESSENTRICS® Level 1 Instructor, Certified Hatha Yoga Instructor, Reiki Master and Wellness Advocate, is certified as a TriYoga instructor. She is a meditation instructor, Reiki Master, Director of Inkalight and is a primary teacher at Free Spirit Yoga. Her personal teaching style focuses on expressiveness and derives from the different disciplines she's practiced throughout the years. Charo has been teaching yoga to children, adults and seniors for the past 19 years. In her classes you will experience the kundalini-inspired sequenced flow of postures synchronized with rhythmic breath (Pranayama) and mudra (focus), which will increase your energy and bring mental clarity. Her website is www.inkalight.com. charo.freespirityoga@g
Chris Fehlhaber Chris Fehlhaber is an assistant horticulturist at Chanticleer Garden. His goal is to raise the public’s consciousness and appreciation of enriching, progressive horticulture. He believes we may all lead better lives by making the world a more beautiful place. Chris holds degrees in Landscape Architecture-Natural Resources and Environmental Studies from the University of Wisconsin. N/A
Cynthia Foxworth Cynthia Foxworth is a certified Spanish and French Teacher. She has a BA from Temple, an MA from Rutgers and has been teaching world languages for over 25 years. She recently collaborated with other professional course developers to update the French curriculum for Lincoln Learning Solutions, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing products/strategies to empower learning communities. She is currently teaching online Spanish classes for Achieve Test Prep, a school that prepares students to sit for an exam to earn college credits. Cynthia enjoys reading, dancing and singing in her church’s choir. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she now resides in South Jersey. profesora631@gmail.com
David Grauel DAVID GRAUEL comes to MLSN by way of New York City where he was a Technical Support and Training Specialist in Microsoft Office products for such companies as Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. David teaches classes on a variety of Microsoft products and looks forward to sharing his knowledge and experience with others. dgrauel99@gmail.com
Muriel Harmon Muriel Harmon, Native Speaker murielharmonms@gmail.com
Andrew Herron Andrew Herron and Kevin Manning are CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERS™ and the founding members of Stone Pine Financial Partners located in Media, PA. They have over 30 years of combined experience helping individuals and families transition to retirement. Andrew and Kevin are experts in retirement distribution planning and have created a system called The Flight Path™ to help bring clarity to the complexities of the retirement distribution phase. They also specialize in Social Security planning and are passionate about educating people on how to best take advantage of this retirement benefit. They’ve previously taught classes and seminars on retirement planning and Social Security at local universities and they sponsor community financial education throughout the year. N/A
Seth Holzman Seth Holzman, (BA Music, Syracuse University) has been playing harmonica since 1965, teaching harmonica since 1975, and has performed with Muddy Waters, Koko Taylor, Ronnie Earl, Roomful of Blues, Magic Slim & The Teardrops, and many others. Seth was inspired to play by (and eventually studied with) the great blues harmonica player Sonny Terry. He is a caring and thoughtful instructor who teaches the techniques and musical knowledge he wishes he had known when he began his own studies. Seth currently performs with Stevie and the Bluescasters in the greater Philadelphia area. zepharpo@aol.com
Sue Laskin Sue Laskin, Experienced Canasta Teacher suelaskin@comcast.net
Christina Lisk I have a lifelong passion for storytelling, which has driven me to write professionally, teach workshops, and help others heal through storytelling. My B.A. from Bryn Mawr College is in English literautre. Creative writing has taken me to multiple parts of the country, ranging from The East Los Angeles Performing Arts Academy to Mighty Writers West in Philadelphia. Other experience includes writing about hearing loss for Phonak and wellness for Your Integrated Hypnosis. Professional experience also includes public relations, performance art, and grant writing. Currently, I am conducting independent research on Italian language and culture for my own novel, a disability love story involving an Italian man and American woman. Whether in professional or personal outlets, writing is the center of my world and I am happy to share it with anyone who wants to learn. N/A
Kevin Manning Andrew Herron and Kevin Manning are CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERS™ and the founding members of Stone Pine Financial Partners located in Media, PA. They have over 30 years of combined experience helping individuals and families transition to retirement. Andrew and Kevin are experts in retirement distribution planning and have created a system called The Flight Path™ to help bring clarity to the complexities of the retirement distribution phase. They also specialize in Social Security planning and are passionate about educating people on how to best take advantage of this retirement benefit. They’ve previously taught classes and seminars on retirement planning and Social Security at local universities and they sponsor community financial education throughout the year. N/A
Regina Mauro Multi-lingual, multi-faceted MBA professional with 20+ highly successful years of cross-functional expertise in domestic and international business environments Key corporate experience includes: *Regional talent acquisition, training and development (Philadelphia, Mexico, Atlanta) *Corporate-Affiliates Operations training and transition lead (Cincinnati, Tulsa) *Established and managed Regional Credit Reporting Center (Fortune 500, Philadelphia) *Sales Manager (largest office in the US for Fortune 500, Atlanta) *International expansion via strategic partnerships, and mergers and acquisitions (Mexico, Chile, Argentina) *Featured speaker on various platforms (podcasts, live television, webinar, in-person town halls). *Featured in national television commercial representing Fortune 500 Co. (Telemundo – 9 mo. run) *New Product Development Manager (Atlanta HQ) *Merchandise selection and importation (Australia, France, Italy, Spain) *E-commerce company start-ups (Private Enterprise and as Small Business Owner) *Search engine and credit risk algorithm development (Latin America) EDUCATION Georgia State University - MBA Villanova University, Villanova - BA N/A
Juliet Najdawi JULIET NAJDAWI is a native speaker and teacher of the Arabic Language - Modern Standard. She has been teaching Arabic at MLSN and other local high schools since 2006. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Bryn Mawr College. This background allows her to implement the most effective methods of planning and conducting energetic lesson plans to accommodate most learning styles. She can be reached at juliet@najdawi.com for questions and comments. juliet.najdawi@gmail.com
Christine Reyes Christine Reyes, Certified Zentangle™ Teacher (CZT) who has been doing Zentangle™ since 2012 when she had an operation to remove a brain tumor. Zentangle™ helped in the recovering process. Her goal is to help others find relief from the negative parts of their lives by using the meditative art form of Zentangle™. N/A
Anthony Saguto Anthony Saguto, Board Certified Tai Chi Instructor anthonysaguto@gmail.com
Julie Seville's Lifetime Fitness Julie has been leading group exercise classes for nearly 30 years and has been teaching classes at Main Line School Night since 1995. Fostering a warm and welcoming atmosphere, Julie strives to make every class fun, informative and motivating, and to help her students achieve their health and fitness goals. julie@sevillefitness.com
Susannah Sinclair Susannah M. Sinclair is the CRM (Customer Relationship Management) & Digital Communications Manager at the Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research (GSSWSR). Among her duties, she manages the CRM software system used by the Field Education Office, which houses a database of more than 800+ agencies and users, and creates and manages social media and digital communications like e-newsletters and website updates for the GSSWSR. Susannah is the lead team member of the Technology Working Group at the GSSWSR, and manages technology support for students through the Student Services department. Susannah received her master's degree in Management Information Systems through the University of Illinois at Springfield. She is certified in IT Project Management, Business Process Management, and Business Analytics. Susannah is committed to improving digital competency and online visibility in the field of higher education and making technology more accessible to students. She passionately believes that technology should be a tool that improves student outcomes and experiences, rather than a learning obstacle, and should enrich learning and retention in higher education and anywhere else learning takes place. Technology can help encourage more equitable use and access for everyone, creating connectivity between learners of all ages, backgrounds, and expertise. N/A
J. Francis Watson J. Francis (Frank) Watson is a graduate of Lower Merion High School, Eastern College, and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. He received his PhD from Drew University in Historical Theology in 2001, and is a Lutheran clergyman, historian, and ecclesiastical archivist in New Jersey. Starting in 2002, along with his twin brother William, he has investigated the story of the Irish mass grave of Irish railroad workers at Duffy's Cut, near Malvern, Pennsylvania. Their research has been featured in several major television documentaries, "Death on the Railroad" (PBS and Tile Films, Dublin, for PBS' Secrets of the Dead, 2013) and "The Ghosts of Duffy's Cut" (Smithsonian Channel, RTE, Tile Films, 2006), and in the podcast "The Dancing Ghosts of Duffy's Cut" (Ground Truth Report, Season 6, October 2018) on WGBH. They have also authored several books on the story, Massacre at Duffy's Cut: Tragedy and Conspiracy on the Pennsylvania Railroad (History Press, 2018), and The Ghosts of Duffy's Cut (Praeger, 2006). N/A
William Watson J. Francis (Frank) Watson and William E. Watson are twin brothers and graduates of Lower Merion High School, Eastern College. Frank graduated from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, and received his PhD from Drew University in Historical Theology, and is a Lutheran clergyman, historian, and ecclesiastical archivist in New Jersey. William received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in history, and is a Professor of History at Immaculata University. Starting in 2002, the brothers have investigated the story of the Irish mass grave of Irish railroad workers at Duffy's Cut, near Malvern, Pennsylvania. Their research has been featured in several major television documentaries, "Death on the Railroad" (PBS and Tile Films, Dublin, for PBS' Secrets of the Dead, 2013) and "The Ghosts of Duffy's Cut" (Smithsonian Channel, RTE, Tile Films, 2006), and in the podcast "The Dancing Ghosts of Duffy's Cut" (Ground Truth Report, Season 6, October 2018) on WGBH. They have also authored several books on the story, Massacre at Duffy's Cut: Tragedy and Conspiracy on the Pennsylvania Railroad (History Press, 2018), and The Ghosts of Duffy's Cut (Praeger, 2006). N/A
Susan Weisgrau Susan Weisgrau, MA, English Literature; Retired English teacher (Åkiba Hebrew Academy) sulear6@gmail.com
Kathy Wolper www.kitchenwizards.info - Kathy Wolper founded Kathy's Just Desserts, Inc., a boutique baking business, 18 years ago. As a former elementary teacher and technical training, Wolper missed the social interaction of teaching. She began a division called KITCHEN WIZARDS, and now employs over 25 instructors who help kids of all ages (5-95) to discover the magic of cooking, one bite at a time, through culinary enrichment programs. N/A
Hari Zandler He's called a 'teacher of teachers' whose self-mastery yoga and teacher training programs are based on more than 40 years of practice and teaching. Meet Hari Zandler, a classical Hatha yoga instructor, who has explored the roots of Indian spirituality on several journeys to the sub-continent. As recently as 2016, he observed that India is "a place where the universal principles of ancient wisdom are being rediscovered and integrated into a science of enlightened living for the whole modern world." His teaching and practice of Hatha yoga reflect these observations. "Hatha yoga and meditation are particularly beneficial in helping to alleviate the stresses of modern life," he commented. Dating back to before the 15th century, this ancient yoga informs newer yoga styles and brings an authentic perspective to the practice by focusing on restorative poses, meditation and breathing. Whether you are a new or experienced practitioner, see how this ancient self-discovery approach creates health, harmony and renewal with a foundation of inner peace. Zandler was an Adjunct Professor at Philadelphia University, taught yoga and meditation at St. Joseph's University for 20 years and has been an instructor at Main Line School Night since the early 1980s. At the Philadelphia Inquirer's headquarters, reporters and staff members participate in Zandler's ongoing yoga for stress management classes designed specifically for professionals with challenging jobs. N/A