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9:00am - 4:30pm
New York Marriott Downtown | 85 West Street | NYC

21st Annual Symposium | September 10

 
 
VOICES 21st Annual
Remembrance Symposium
 
Saturday September 10, 2022
 
New York Marriott Downtown
85 West Street, New York City
 
 
 
VOICES is proud to host its 21st Annual Remembrance Symposium, Pathways to Resilience on Friday, September 9 and Saturday, September 10 at the Downtown Marriott Hotel in New York City.
 
Support Beyond the 20th Anniversary addresses the many outstanding issues that continue to impact the 9/11 community more than 20 years later. Dedicated professionals who have committed their careers to serving the 9/11 community will share their expertise and provide important updates. Sessions highlight mental health considerations, commemoration, compensation, pending litigation and an introduction to new agency leadership. The program features lessons learned for professionals and agencies providing victims’ services and responding to other acts of mass violence.
 
Please note: For attendance at the Symposium, VOICES will comply with all current COVID-19 mask mandates and health protocols as per the New York Marriott Downtown and New York City / CDC guidelines.
 
The September 10 program is available is available in person and via live stream. The program is free and registration is required.
 
 

September 10 Schedule

 
8:00am - 9:00am
Registration
 
 
9:00am - 9:15am
Welcome & Candlelighting Service
 
 
9:15am - 10:15am
VOICES: Stories of Resilience
 
 
10:15am - 11:15am
Mental Health Considerations During Unpredictable Times
 
Virginia Dwyer-Aoyama (Moderator) – Voices Center for Resilience
Jane Webber – Doctoral Program Committee Chair, Kean University
Richard Beck – President, International Association for Group Psychotherapy & Group Processes
Leo Leiderman – Seasoned Clinical Psychologist
 
 
11:15am - 11:30am
Break
 
 
11:30am - 12:45pm
9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and Compensation Programs
 
Matt McCauley (Moderator) – Partner, Turken, Heath & McCauley
August Flentje – Special Master, September 11th Victim Compensation Fund
Michael Barasch – Partner, Barasch, McGarry, Salzman & Penson
Joseph Cavalcante – NYS Workers’ Compensation Board
John Feal – Founder, The FealGood Foundation
Noah Kushlefsky – Managing Partner, Kreindler & Kreindler LLP
Stefanie Langsam – VCF Deputy Special Master
 
 
11:30am - 12:45pm
Private Meeting for 9/11 Families with the New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
 
Jason Graham – Chief Medical Examiner of New York City
Mark Desire – Assistant Director, NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner
Carl Gajewski – Criminalist, NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner
Jennifer Odien – Lead WTC Anthropologist
 
 
12:45am - 2:00pm
Lunch/Networking
 
 
2:00pm - 3:15pm
Progress Report on September 11 Litigation
 
Robert Haefele – Senior Counsel, Motley Rice LLC
Jim Kreindler – Partner, Kreindler & Kreindler
John M. Eubanks – Member Attorney, Motley Rice LLC
Terry Strada – National Chair, 9/11 Families United
 
 
2:00pm - 3:15pm
World Trade Center Health Program Update
 
Stephanie Landau (Moderator) – Voices Center for Resilience
Lauren Cimineri – Deputy Director for Health Plan Operations, WTC Health Program
Anthony Gardner – Public Affairs Specialist, WTC Health Program
 
 
3:15pm - 4:15pm
Looking Beyond the 20th Anniversary
 
 
4:15pm - 4:30pm
Closing
 
 
 

Our Presenters

Partner, Barasch, McGarry, Salzman & Penson
 
President, International Association for Group Psychotherapy & Group Processes
 
NYS Workers’ Compensation Board
 
Deputy Director for Health Plan Operations, WTC Health Program
 
Assistant Director, NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner
 
Voices Center for Resilience
 
Member Attorney, Motley Rice LLC
 
Founder, The FealGood Foundation
 
Founding Director, Voices Center for Resilience
 
Special Master, September 11th Victim Compensation Fund
 

Carl Gajewski
Criminalist, NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner
 
Public Affairs Specialist, WTC Health Program
 
Chief Medical Examiner of New York City
 
Director, 9/11 Memorial & Museum (Ret.)
 
Senior Counsel, Motley Rice LLC
 
Partner, Kreindler & Kreindler
 
Managing Partner, Kreindler & Kreindler LLP
 
Voices Center for Resilience
 
VCF Deputy Special Master
 
Seasoned Clinical Psychologist
 
Partner, Turken, Heath & McCauley
 
Lead WTC Anthropologist
 
National Chair, 9/11 Families United
 
Doctoral Program Committee Chair, Kean University