People in the News

People in the news 11.20.15

ot laura etterA series of paintings by LAURA WILSON ETTER, “Medical Bodies,” is on display at the Hotel Congress Lobby Gallery through Dec. 9. Etter, a mixed-media artist, used vintage medical diagrams as inspiration for her pieces, which highlight the body parts that make us what and possibly who we are.

Dana AdlerDANA ADLER has been elected to the international board of directors of Women of Reform Judaism. Adler, a member of Congregation Or Cha­dash, was elected and installed during WRJ’s 50th Assembly in Orlando, Fla., earlier this month.

ot Laurie-Wetterschneider -high-resLAURIE WETTERSCHNEIDER will be recognized as the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona 2016 Luncheon Honoree. The foundation will hold its 23rd annual luncheon at the Tucson Convention Center on April 20. Wetterschneider has raised millions of dollars to support a variety of causes locally and nationally. She has served two terms as a Women’s Foundation board member and is a member of the advisory council. Her careers have encompassed radio, nonprofits — including as director of communications and fund development for Jewish Family & Children’s Services — and now jewelry design as co-owner of Laurie and Lisa Designs, utilizing her B.F.A. from the University of Arizona. With her husband, Larry K. Wetterschneider, she is a member of the United Way Alexis de Tocqueville Society. She is an emeritus board member of Boys and Girls clubs, past general chairman of Angel Charity for Children, Inc., and has served on the boards of the Humane Society of Southern Arizona, American Red Cross, Court Appointed Special advocates and many other organizations.

ot_Lori Riegel NEWLORI RIEGEL, MJEd, has been elected chair of the Tucson Unified School District technology oversight committee. Riegel was appointed to the committee by the TUSD governing board in August 2014.

ot Harvey Meislin MDHARVEY W. MEISLIN, M.D., professor of emergency medicine at the University of Arizona, has been awarded the 2016 Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine Lifetime Achievement Award, to be presented at the AACEM annual retreat dinner Feb. 22 in Tempe. Meislin was appointed head of the section of emergency medicine when it was established by the UA College of Medicine in 1980. He advanced the section to full department status in 2001 and was head of the department until 2011. He founded the Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center in 1990 and served as the center’s director.