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Dr. Lucky Sekhon is a fellow in reproductive endocrinology at Mount Sinai Medical Center and RMA of New York. She will be discussing reproductive health issues facing active duty military and veterans. Topics will range from fertility preservation to low tech and high tech treatments up to and including in vitro fertilization.
Amanda Rodriguez is a finance supervisor and expert in insurance coverage and benefits. She will speak about understanding coverage policies and about programs available to help female veterans meet their reproductive needs.
Dr. Komarovskaya is the Clinic Director at the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Military Family Clinic and a clinical assistant professor in NYU Langone Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry. She received her doctoral training in clinical psychology at the University of Virginia and completed two postdoctoral fellowships at Bellevue Hospital (forensic psychology) and at NYU Langone Medical Center (PTSD Research Program). She joined and helped establish the Military Family Clinic in July 2012 and is dedicated to building a robust clinical program that delivers integrative, evidence-based, individualized treatment to veterans and their families. As a clinician, Irina specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of traumatic stress, complex trauma, and relationship difficulties. She offers trainings in the community on the topics related to trauma assessment and treatment and issues relevant to military populations. She will talk about common challenges along with some suggestions and solutions for addressing those challenges.
Phil Chronakis is a New York and New Jersey healthcare litigator, having represented hospitals, physician practices, and healthcare providers in all facets of dispute resolution. He was trial counsel in Betancourt v. Trinitas Hospital, a 2009 end-of-life care dispute that received national attention. He has represented women’s healthcare facilities in New York and New Jersey in overcoming ideologically-based impediments to women’s access to their chosen physician. Mr. Chronakis has defended surrogacy lawyers, IVF physicians, and patients in disputes involving opponents of medically enhanced reproductive freedom, and insurance carriers’ denials of IVF coverage. Mr. Chronakis was an Adjunct Professor at Seton Hall University School of Law, and a guest lecturer at New York Law School on the legal implications of IVF and surrogacy arrangements. HIs grandfather was a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army and was interred at Arlington National Cemetery for his service with General Douglas MacArthur in World War II.
Karolina Dehnhard, Esq., is counsel in the Family Law Department of Budd Larner, P.C.Ms. Dehnhard focuses her practice on matrimonial law, including divorce, prenuptials, child custody, parenting time, alimony, child support and domestic violence issues. She will discuss the legal issues associated with protecting assets and custody in high-conflict divorce.
US Coast Guard Lieutenant Commander Kerry Karwan - Chief of Contingency Planning and Force Readiness. She will be discussing Pentagon's $150 million pilot program to cover sperm and egg-freezing for active duty troops. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has announced the program to make military service more appealing and family friendly.
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