Prominent Local Psychologist, Philanthropist, and Music Patron Named Hillsides Gala Chair

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Dr. Annette ErmsharDr. Annette Ermshar, a Pasadena-based clinical psychologist who specializes in neuropsychology and forensic psychology, has been named chair of the 2016 Hillsides annual gala, “Symphony of Dreams,” to be held on February 27, 2016 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Dr. Ermshar, who in 2015 was listed a top doctor by Pasadena magazine for the third consecutive year, has dedicated her professional life to helping others get back on their feet and achieve their personal best.“I am so impressed with Hillsides as an organization and with its mission of filling the needs of children and families who are in foster care or in crisis,” said Dr. Ermshar. “It is an honor to chair the annual gala using a concept close to my heart, music, which I feel has the ability to reach and connect with people across all cultures and backgrounds.”Hillsides annual gala supports the agency’s many services and programs. It is a chance for supporters to gather together to celebrate Hillsides mission of creating lasting change for children and families and to enjoy fine food, wine, and entertainment. Dr. Ermshar also plans on putting her own twist on the gala by adding unique musical elements to the evening.Dr. Ermshar comes to her role with extensive gala planning experience. She has chaired several successful annual galas for the Glendale Adventist Medical Center and the Los Angeles Master Chorale, including the Master Chorale’s 50th anniversary gala in 2014. She is active on many boards, including the Pasadena Symphony and Pepperdine University’s Board of Visitors, and is the vice chair of the Glendale Adventist Medical Center’s Foundation Board. She and her husband, Dan Monahan, are also supporters of California Institute of Technology as a Caltech Associates.Her passion for giving doesn’t end there. After her wedding six years ago, instead of a traditional honeymoon, she and Dan purchased 200 wheelchairs and distributed them to individuals who were physically disabled in Belize. “We thought it was a good idea to start our life together in service,” she said.Music has always played an instrumental role in Dr. Ermshar’s life. She spent her childhood attending performances at the LA Opera, the Hollywood Bowl, and the Glendale Symphony. She developed a deep love of opera and classical music in part due to the influence of her grandfather, who owned over 50 instruments and built a large private music hall where he hosted elaborate music salons that at the time were considered can’t-miss events in the San Gabriel Valley. An accomplished pianist and vocalist herself, Dr. Ermshar attended Pepperdine University on a vocal scholarship where she majored in psychology and minored in vocal performance.Professionally, Dr. Ermshar maintains a thriving private practice focusing on psychological treatment and assessment, neuropsychology, and forensic psychology (the intersection of law and mental health). She is an associate professor at the California School of Forensic Studies at Alliant International University where she teaches doctoral-level students. She has also served as the practicum training director at Patton State Hospital. Dr. Ermshar has been an expert witness in numerous court cases within the federal court, California superior courts, and California juvenile courts. She serves on the staff of two hospitals in Pasadena, Las Encinas Hospital, and Huntington Memorial Hospital.Part of Dr. Ermshar’s responsibilities as gala chair is heading up a gala committee. This year’s gala committee consists of Shana Bayat, Armida Baylon-Stelzer, Susan Blaisdell, Cathy Brennan, Leslie Clayton, Donna De Mond, Julie Echols, Megan Foker, Donna Ford, Gina Guerra, Hasblady Guzman, Judy Kenyon, Pamela Mahon, Dan Monahan, Robin Phillips, Susan Pinsky, Jill Roberts, Courtney Diroll Saavedra, Deborah and Robert Simon, Sara Simpson, Maureen Staley, Rebecca Trail, Kim Weleba and Lori Williams.“I am so excited to be working with this incredible group of men and women,” said Dr. Ermshar. “Together, we hope to make this a memorable and highly successful event that supports Hillsides.”Hillsides, headquartered in Pasadena, is a child welfare nonprofit organization serving children in foster care and families in crisis throughout Los Angeles County. More than 100 years old, Hillsides serves more than 6,200 individuals in 26 sites. For more information on the gala or Hillsides, please visit www.hillsides.org. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy People Prominent Local Psychologist, Philanthropist, and Music Patron Named Hillsides Gala Chair `Symphony of Dreams’ Gala Slated for February 27, 2016 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, September 17, 2015 | 2:13 pm More Cool Stuffcenter_img Make a comment Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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first_imgCanada handled the novel coronavirus outbreak better than many of its allies, including the United States, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday, in a rare public comment on the faltering US effort.Canada – with a population one-tenth the size of the United States – has so far recorded 8,711 deaths and 106,167 cases and Trudeau said the situation was stabilizing, although some hot spots remained.In contrast, the United States has recorded more than 3 million cases and 131,336 deaths. Authorities have reported alarming upswings of daily case loads in roughly two dozen states over the past two weeks. “We were able to control the virus better than many of our allies, particularly including our neighbor,” Trudeau told a briefing, saying Canada’s success would help efforts to restart the economy.Canada and the United States have blocked nonessential travel between the two nations since March and are discussing whether to extend the ban when it expires on July 21.Canadian health officials said the death toll could hit 8,900 by July 17.Deputy chief public health officer Howard Njoo said the outbreak was largely under control, while stressing measures such as contact tracing and quarantine would still be essential.”If we relax too much or too soon, the epidemic will most likely rebound, with explosive growth as a distinct possibility,” he told a separate news conference.Although Trudeau’s relations with US President Donald Trump have been good over the last 18 months, he skipped a Washington meeting on Wednesday to herald the start of a new continental trade agreement with the United States and Mexico.Trudeau, who would have had to enter a 14-day quarantine period on his return, repeated concerns about the possible imposition of US tariffs on Canadian exports of aluminum. Topics :last_img read more

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first_img Now Everton will seek to reward the long-serving defender with a new contract in order to fend off further approaches. Baines’ attitude in not angling for a move throughout undoubtedly strengthened the club’s stance, and while Martinez refused to confirm reports Fellaini had handed in a late transfer request, he stressed the final decision was always his. “Everything was done on our terms and that’s what is important,” said the Spaniard. “The contractual situation of Marouane was quite straightforward: his (buy-out) clause expired on July 31 and from that point on the valuation was completely different and he had a premium on top. “More and more you realise that the club make decisions on what is best for the club. “If you are contracted to the club whatever the player says counts for very little. If it is not the right terms it is not going to happen. “We don’t have to sell players and we are in a position where unless clubs meet the player’s valuation there will never be a decision made – that was the case with Leighton. “It is never a good time to lose important players – and Marouane was a big performer – but with the manner we handled it we ended up with a good squad with more variety and with a focus not just on the present but for the future.” Martinez is keen for Baines to play a crucial part in both and with that in mind will seek to reward him with a contract which matches his status. “Leighton is a vital player for us. We couldn’t replace a player like him,” the Toffees boss added. “No-one met his valuation so we are delighted he is still with us and we now need to make sure he understands how important he is for the club. “You are looking for that football happiness and I can guarantee everyone Leighton will enjoy his football and role at the club. “He’s been an outstanding performer for Everton for years and now clearly he’s at the peak of his career and we’re going to make sure he feels that warmth from the football club. “What is important is to show him how much we want him and sometimes you have to do it with actions as well as words and that is going to be the case. “Sometimes that needs to be rewarded from a contractual point of view and we will do that. “From our point of view we are making sure we are ready for the competition ahead with one of the most influential players in the history of Everton. “It’s vital for the future and for the plans we have at the club.” While Martinez has Baines pencilled in to his long-term plans the loan signing of Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku is a player – initially at least – for this campaign only. The Belgium striker had an impressive spell on loan at West Brom last season and his arrival at Goodison Park has added a different threat up front. “Romelu has been in the British game for a while and he had a massive impact last season, to score 17 goals in this league is not an easy task,” Martinez said. “He is only 20 and can do anything: powerful, strong, direct with his running and he is a clinical finisher. “It is very difficult to find a weakness in the player and that is why we are very excited to see him. “All we want is for him to fulfil his potential at Everton and make sure he has an outstanding campaign before the World Cup.” Everton manager Roberto Martinez insisted his club would not be bullied by players or other clubs in the transfer window as he reflected on a successful summer of business. Press Association The Spaniard let midfielder Marouane Fellaini leave at the last minute after Manchester United paid £27.5million – £4million more than a recently expired buy-out clause – but held on to England defender Leighton Baines. Martinez felt it was vitally important they rebuffed United’s attempts to land the left-back but conceded it was easy as they failed to go close to meeting Everton’s valuation after a couple of failed bids considered well below the 28-year-old’s true worth. last_img read more

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