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Tina Sheesley

Published on November 09, 2011

The Reginald S. Lourie Center for Infants and Young Children Names New Board Members

Rockville, MD – The Reginald S. Lourie Center for Infants and Young Children (the Lourie Center) is pleased to announce the appointment of Eric B.H. Feldstein, Uzoma Onyeije, and Mona B. Tavss to its Board of Directors.

Eric B.H. Feldstein is currently an administrative vice president for M&T Bank Corporation’s Greater Washington and Virginia business banking market. Feldstein is a graduate of the executive master’s in business administration (MBA) program at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. He also holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Buffalo.

Uzoma Onyeije  is the president of Onyeije Consulting, LLC, a regulatory and legal consulting firm based in Washington, DC.  Onyeije brings more than 15 years of legal expertise and community leadership to the Lourie Center Board.  Onyeije received his law degree from Howard University School of Law where graduated cum laude. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Oakwood University. Onyeije is also a member of the American, National and Federal Communications Bar Associations.

Mona B. Tavss is an attorney and long-time advocate for the Lourie Center. Tavss has served as a project manager for the National Peace Foundation and a court-appointed special advocate for children. She also served as an attorney at the law firm of Brault, Graham, Scott and Brault. Tavss holds a law degree from American University and a bachelor ’s degree in law enforcement from the University of Maryland.

“We are excited to welcome such outstanding members of our business community to our board of directors,” said Paula Widerlite, board chair, the Lourie Center. “Eric, Uzoma and Mona’s business acumen, leadership experience, and passion for the Lourie Center’s mission will help our organization grow to meet the needs of families in our community”

About the Reginald S. Lourie Center for Infants and Young Children

The Reginald S. Lourie Center for Infants and Young Children was founded in 1983 by the late Dr. Reginald S. Lourie and his colleagues. The organization evolved from a six-year clinical research project funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. This project demonstrated the value of early identification and intervention to enable children to reach their full potential, developmentally and emotionally.   Based in Rockville, Maryland the Reginald S. Lourie Center specializes in the assessment, treatment and prevention of emotional, behavioral and developmental problems in infants and young children.  In 2006, the Reginald S. Lourie Center affiliated with Adventist HealthCare.

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