An Evening with David Axelrod

An Evening with David Axelrod: Mental Health, Leadership & Politics

Thursday, October 17, 2019
5:30 pm–VIP Reception – Meet Mr. Axelrod and receive premium seating for the moderated conversation. Heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine will be served. 
7:30 pm–Moderated Conversation with David Axelrod
Sheraton Hotel, 100 Cabot Street, Needham, MA

A special evening with the founding director of the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics, best known as Chief Strategist for President Barack Obama. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Mr. Axelrod’s reflections on how mental health has impacted his life and the importance of mental health in leadership and politics. The conversation will be moderated by Meghna Chakrabarti, host and editor of On Point from NPR and WBUR.

William James College is a preeminent school of psychology that integrates rigorous academic instruction with extensive field education and close attention to professional development. Event proceeds will fund scholarships for future behavioral health professionals.

Host Committee (as of 8/5/19)

  • Drs. Charles Anderson & Oneeka Williams
  • Joseph T. Baerlein, Esq.
  • Representative Ruth B. Balser
  • Dr. Alan Dodge Beck & Deborah Lisansky Beck
  • Joseph D. Feaster, Jr., Esq.
  • Richard & Joan Freedman
  • Steven Grossman
  • Dr. Howard & Phyllis King
  • Dr. Stuart Koman
  • Josephine McNeil
  • Jerome Rappaport, Jr.
  • Don & Dr. Ellen Siegel ‘98
  • Drs. Ellie Svenson‘05 & Mark Klemper
  • Bennie & Flash Wiley

Event Committee

  • Joan Axelrod, MEd
  • Peter Berenson, CPA
  • Marianne Budnik
  • Ann Carter
  • Yonina Goorno, PsyD ‘05
  • Thomas Lockerby


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