Board of Directors
Edward M. Stephens, MD is an internationally-recognized physician and psychiatrist. He has produced a stream of programs about men, women and families: The Paternal Instinct, Paternal Grief Syndrome, After Divorce: Fathers, Mothers and the Law, and Shattering Fictions and Myths in Divorce. He then turned to the question of The Decline of Males (Tiger) and Why Men Die First (Legato), Why Boys Fail (Tyre) and an intense awareness that men and boys had become “the neglected other half of gender” according to the World Bank. With no presence of male studies in higher education, and falling prospects globally to the detriment of all, he saw the need to create an educational initiative that would be a-political, rigorous and inclusive. Today, Male Studies, A New Academic Discipline and The Foundation for Male Studies, support these efforts.
Richard Elfenbein is a veteran journalist, communications professional and former university professor. He taught communications and public relations at the Rutgers University Graduate School of Business and Fairleigh Dickinson University. He began his journalism career with the Bergen Record of Hackensack, NJ and was a reporter and copy editor for Fairchild Publications before joining the The Voice of America during the cold war era and moving on to NBC Radio News as a writer/editor. Later, he was a
communications executive with IBM and for more than two decades a consultant to major domestic and foreign corporations. He is currently the chair of a New York City not-for-profit educational foundation.
Robert H. Morris, MD graduated Dartmouth College in 1953, Tufts Medical School in 1957, and served his Internship at Mount Sinai Hospital. He became the Chief Resident in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Bellevue Hospital, and Chief of Obstetrics at New York University Medical School, University Hospital, Tisch. University Hospital, under his direction, was the first hospital in NY to allow husbands in delivery rooms. Dr. Morris developed and was Director of Women’s Health Services at NYU Medical Center. He was awarded Outstanding Teacher of NYU Medical School in 1970, and received the NYU Linback Award in 1964 (Outstanding Teacher).
Ona Robinson, PhD has had several careers in teaching, school psychology, and psychotherapy with children and adults. She is a licensed psychologist, certified psychotherapist, working in both business and private practice for over 20 years. Dr. Robinson's work with women in the highly competitive arena of Wall Street has helped her to define the ways in which female and male competition differ. Since 1984, she and Dr. Stephens have been working together in the area of unlearning destructive competitive strategies and developing ways of achieving harmony, or concinnity.
Michelle Potlow is a Certified Public Accountant with over 35 years experience. Retired in January 2010 from the Ford Foundation where she worked as Deputy Director Financial Services. Responsibilities included Financial Statements, Tax Returns and management of the accounting department including overseas offices. Michele was responsible for developing a payroll package for tax equalization that integrated with twenty overseas offices. Prior experience included working in the public accounting field.
The Foundation for Male Studies is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
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