Paul Berezetsky

Health Coalition Speaks About Disproportionate Effect of COVID-19 on Latino Communities

Nancy Maldonado, CEO of the Chicano Federation, speaks on behalf of the newly formed San Diego Latino Health Coalition to underscore the disproportionate effects of COVID-19 on Latino communities. Maldonado presents figures depicting the overrepresentation of Latino workers in more susceptible industries. Maldonado emphasizes the Coalition’s strong message to only attend holiday gatherings with those in one’s household.

Local Singer Songwriters Discuss Repercussions of a World Without Live Music

Jorge Israel Luna, Co-Founder, Drummer and Singer for the band ROCIO, is joined by Isabella Pihas, Singer-Songwriter and Psychology and Ethnomusicology student at Bard College, to talk about being a musician in the COVID-19 era. Luna explains the scientific reasons people are negatively affected by a world without live music. Pihas discusses the trend of mental illness in musicians and the impacts of a loss of connection due to social distancing. Luna and Pihas also chat about their creative processes and musical influences.

Immunotherapy Foundation and UCSD Partner to Fight Cancer

Christina Jordan, Executive Director of the Immunotherapy Foundation, is joined by Dr. Ezra Cohen M.D., Medical Oncologist and Associate Director of Translational Science at Moores Cancer Center, to detail promising cancer treatment methods. Jordan talks about the foundation’s $6 million fundraising campaign and its Help Our Cancer Heroes campaign, which provided meals and PPE to nurses and doctors. Dr. Cohen explains the process of immune system activation for treating cancer and highlights the Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocyte clinical trials taking place at UCSD.

Humans Aren’t The Only Ones Impacted by Behavioral Challenges Brought On by the Pandemic

Dr. Gary Weitzman, President and CEO of the San Diego Humane Society, is joined by Amanda Kowalski, the Humane Society’s Director of Behavior Programs, to talk about the pandemic’s impact on animals and their owners. Dr. Weitzman discusses the unprecedented low number of animals in shelters, as well as his behavioral training books written for families. Kowalski identifies new behavioral challenges pet owners faced in 2020 as they spent significantly more time with their pets since the pandemic began in early 2020.

Plastic Surgeon and Author Advocates for Animals Right By Way of Captivating Novel

Dr. Munish Batra, CEO of Coastal Plastic Surgeons and author of Animal, discusses his background as a surgeon and the events which led to his advocacy for animal rights. Dr. Batra chats about the influence his son has had on shaping his world view regarding animal rights, as well as the lessons he has learned from owning pets.

Ep. 26 Until Court Do Us Part Series: This is…Virtual Divorce Court

While COVID-19 caused courts to close their doors in early 2020, it didn’t slow down the pace of couples wanting a divorce! However, in the wake of the pandemic, a new courtroom experience has emerged – virtual divorce court. You may be wondering what virtual court looks like, how clients and attorneys manage and prepare for it, the pros and cons of online trials, what to wear, and if any of the court procedures have changed as a result. One thing is certain; decorum and respect for the court must be maintained. The good news is there is no need to worry! In this episode, Nicole Nuzzo, Sheila Stiles, and Nicole Schmidt of Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara are here to teach you from their lessons learned in virtual divorce court!

Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara’s family law practice is known for representing high-net worth individuals often with complex cases. Nicole Schmidt, Nicole Nuzzo, and Sheila Stiles are partners in the firm’s Newport Beach office and are all designated specialists in the area of family law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

This series is brought to you by Pete Fowler Construction, a team of building experts who help lawyers and insurers find solutions to their expensive problems. They translate the technical speak of building design, engineering, estimating, and construction into plain-English everyone can understand and use to make smart decisions. To learn more visit PeteFowler.com.

Ep. 13 Until Court Do Us Part: This is…Virtual Divorce Court

While COVID-19 caused courts to close their doors in early 2020, it didn’t slow down the pace of couples wanting a divorce! However, in the wake of the pandemic, a new courtroom experience has emerged – virtual divorce court. You may be wondering what virtual court looks like, how clients and attorneys manage and prepare for it, the pros and cons of online trials, what to wear, and if any of the court procedures have changed as a result. One thing is certain; decorum and respect for the court must be maintained. The good news is there is no need to worry! In this episode, Nicole Nuzzo, Sheila Stiles, and Nicole Schmidt of Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara are here to teach you from their lessons learned in virtual divorce court!

Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara’s family law practice is known for representing high-net worth individuals often with complex cases. Nicole Schmidt, Nicole Nuzzo, and Sheila Stiles are partners in the firm’s Newport Beach office and are all designated specialists in the area of family law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

This series is brought to you by Pete Fowler Construction, a team of building experts who help lawyers and insurers find solutions to their expensive problems. They translate the technical speak of building design, engineering, estimating, and construction into plain-English everyone can understand and use to make smart decisions. To learn more visit PeteFowler.com.

Father Joe’s Villages Successfully Turns Lives Around, One Step at a Time

Deacon Jim Vargas, President and CEO of Father Joe’s Villages, talks about his organization’s campaign to prevent and end homelessness, one life at a time. Vargas discusses the new process of distributing three meals a day to those in need, as well as the Turn the Key Initiative, which will establish 2,000 affordable housing units in San Diego. Vargas also underscores the exponential benefits of helping even just one person get off the street and into a stable life.

San Diego Women’s Foundation Tackles San Diego’s Most Pressing Issues

Stephanie Cook, Executive Director of the San Diego Women’s Foundation (SDWF), chats about her foundation’s goal of connecting, inspiring, and educating local women through collective philanthropy. Cook highlights the SDWF’s desire to tackle the most pressing issues in the community by allowing the organizations which they sponsor to use funds in any manner that best suits their needs. Cook talks about the Foundation’s latest grants cycle which focuses on nonprofit organizations that provide critically needed services to help individuals and families acquire or maintain stable housing.

Mission Federal Credit and Salvation Army: A Dynamic Duo Offering Help, Hope, and Healing During This Holiday Season

Neville Billimoria, SVP Membership/Marketing & Chief Advocacy Officer for Mission Federal Credit Union, is joined by Lieutenant Colonel Lee Lescano, the San Diego County Coordinator for the Salvation Army, to discuss how their respective organizations are combating the tremendous increase in food insecurity and hardships this holiday season. Billimoria talks about Mission Federal’s continued efforts to raise money to give back to the community, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lescano details the Salvation Army’s plan to continue their annual Angel Tree toy drive program, food distribution, and Red Kettle campaign in a COVID-safe way this year.