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VOICES 2021 NYC Symposium | 20th Anniversary

VOICES 20th Anniversary
Remembrance Symposium
September 9 and 10, 2021
Marriott Downtown Hotel | 85 West Street | New York City
VOICES 20th Anniversary Remembrance Symposium was held on Thursday, September 9 and Friday, September 10 at the Downtown Marriott Hotel at 85 West Street in NYC, and also broadcasted online.
Remembrance, Reflection and Resilience was the theme of the two-day symposium as we remembered those we lost, reflected on our journey together, and looked to the future with renewed resilience. Presentations highlighted the expertise of professionals, who discussed accomplishments over the past 20 years and lessons learned. As we reflect on this milestone anniversary, we are grateful to the wonderful speakers who shared their important insights.

September 9th Agenda
Mary and Frank Fetchet   Voices Center for Resilience
Allison Gilbert   Author and Host, "Women Journalists of 9/11: Their Stories"
Peter Haskell   Host, WCBS Newsradio 880
Mike Kelly   Book Author and Columnist, The Bergen Record and USA Today
Janny Scott   Author, New York Times Portraits of Grief
Scott Neil   Green Beret Veteran
Bob Pennington   Green Beret Veteran
Jane Harman   Distinguished Fellow and President Emerita, Wilson Center and Former US Representative
Tim Roemer   US Ambassador to India, 9/11 Commissioner and Former US Representative
Christopher Shays   Former US Representative
Understanding Resilience & Risk following Traumatic Events
Dr. Bruce Perry   NY Times Best Selling Author of What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma Resilience and Healing, a collaboration with Oprah Winfrey
Connie Palmer   Grief Educator, Imagine, A Center Coping with Loss
Mark Desire   Assistant Director Department of Forensic Biology, NYC OCME
Scott Gassman   9/11 Survivor
Fred Guttenberg   Brother of Dr. Michael Guttenberg, a responder who died post 9/11
Mark O’Grady   Husband of Marijo Russell O’Grady, a survivor who died post 9/11
Gary Smiley   9/11 Responder
Dianne Brudnicki, Robert Carley, and John Coburn
Closing Reflections
Mary and Frank Fetchet   Voices Center for Resilience
September 10th Agenda
Mary and Frank Fetchet   Voices Center for Resilience
Mary Fetchet   Founding Director, Voices Center for Resilience
Anthony Gardner   Founder of September 11 Education Trust
Alice Greenwald   President and Chief Executive, 911 Memorial & Museum
Governor George Pataki   Former Governor of New York on 9/11
Steve Clark   Superintendent of National Parks of Western Pennsylvania
Gordie Felt   President, Families of Flight 93
Jim Laychak   Executive Director, Pentagon Memorial Fund
Richard Ben-Veniste   9/11 Commissioner
Senator Susan Collins   US Senator of Maine
The Honorable Thomas H. Kean   Chairman, 9/11 Commission
Senator Joseph I. Lieberman   Former US Senator of Connecticut
Michael Barasch   Partner McGarry, Salzman and Penson
Rupa Bhattacharyya   Special Master, September 11th Victim Compensation Fund
Joseph Cavalcante   Advocate for Injured Workers NYS Workers’ Compensation Board
John Dearie   Managing Attorney, Dearie Law Firm
Noah Kushlefsky   Partner, Kreindler & Kreindler
Stefanie Langsam   Deputy Special Master, September 11th Victim Compensation Fund
Matt McCauley   Partner, Turken, Heath & McCauley
Peer-to-Peer Discussion Groups for 9/11 Families & Survivors
Richard Beck, LCSW   Facilitator, American Group Psychotherapy Association
Private meeting for 9/11 Families with NYC OCME
Mark Desire   Assistant Director Department of Forensic Biology, NYC OCME
Carl Gajewski   Criminalist, NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner
Jennifer Odien   WTC Anthropologist NYC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
Dr. Barbara Sampson   NYC Chief Medical Examiner
John Eubanks   Attorney, Motley Rice
Robert Haefele   Senior Counsel, Motley Rice
Jim Kreindler   Partner, Kreindler & Kreindler
Robert Brackbill   PhD Director of Research WTC Health Registry
Dr. Joan Reibman   Medical Director NYU/Bellevue Asthma Center
Dr. Rebecca Rosen   Director of Mental Health Services, WTC Environmental Health
Dr. Leigh Wilson   Medical Director, Northwell Health Center of Excellence
Jeremy Schaap   ESPN Network Personality
Bobby Valentine   Former Manager, NY Mets
Jeff Van Gundy   Former Head Coach, NY Knicks
Closing Reflections
Mary and Frank Fetchet   Voices Center for Resilience


For a full list of confirmed speakers and biographies, click here.

If you couldn't attend the Symposium, but would like to make a donation, click here.


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