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VOICES 20th Anniversary Remembrance Symposium

 
 
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
 
Bearing Witness to Tragedy: How 9/11 Changed Journalism
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
 
Horse Soldiers: The Story of Special Forces in Afghanistan
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
 
Voices of Victims, Survivors and Responders
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
 
Progress Report on September 11 Litigation
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
 
The Role of Sports Following 9/11
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.

 

 
Thank You to Our Sponsors
 
Commemorative Sponsors
 
Legacy Sponsors
 
Remembrance Sponsors
 
Presenting Sponsors