Growing up in New Castle, Brenda Weingartner, 53, was a teenager when she had her first of many bouts with depression. “Back then, my parents didn’t have a good understanding of mental illness and what to do for it,” she said. “My mother’s suggestion was to go talk to the minister. That was…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2015
  • Sub Heading It takes a greater toll on our health than ever imagined, but there are reasons to be hopeful.
Dr. Albert Ferguson Jr., 95 Dr. Ferguson founded the University of Pittsburgh Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, which he chaired from 1954 until he retired in 1986. As a Marine during World War II, he performed enemy surveillance in islands in the South Pacific, surviving a torpedo attack on the boat transferring him to…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2015
  • Sub Heading Noting the passing of prominent Pittsburghers
Cameron McLay is Pittsburgh’s chief of police. He comes to Pittsburgh from Madison, Wis., where he served as a leadership development consultant for the International Association of Chiefs of Police after retiring from his career as a captain of the Madison Police. McLay has a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Colorado State…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2015
  • Sub Heading Professionals new to Pittsburgh
How did I find myself in Pittsburgh? That’s a complicated question. I was born in Tampa to Greek immigrant parents, so my first few years were spent in Florida surrounded by a very Greek community. (There are more Greeks there than you might think.) Then we moved to Gary, Ind., where my father…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2015
  • Sub Heading A life’s recounting in the subject’s own words
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    Pittsburgh Public Theater, producing artistic director (2013 – present)

    Artistic Director (200003)

    Stage Directors & Choreographers Society, president (19982001)

    Hunter College, M.A. (1994)

    Northwestern University, B.S. (1975)

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