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On April 17, 2013, NCJW/Cleveland is hosting One Special Night – Everyone Shines. This evening will benefit thousands of individuals with special needs and their families in our community. This fun-filled evening will feature a variety of entertainers and a live auction. In addition, we will be honoring three individuals who have had a significant impact on the field of special needs, Elaine Eisner, Scott Gohn and Dr. Steven Wexberg. The event takes place at Executive Caterers at Landerhaven on Wednesday, April 17 at 6 p.m.

Steven Wexberg, MD

School, Ohio State University and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He completed his pediatric internship at Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital and his residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. While in practice as a general pediatrician in University Heights, he trained at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland and volunteered at the Free Clinic of Greater Cleveland where he worked with adults as a psychotherapist. After seventeen years in practice, Dr. Wexberg spent a sabbatical year at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation to gain additional experience in working with children and adolescents with developmental, behavioral and learning difficulties. For the past eleven years he has practiced at the Cleveland Clinic Beachwood Family Health Center as a general pediatrician with a special interest in working with children and adolescents with autism or ADHD.

Dr. Wexberg is a Fellow of The American Academy of Pediatrics, Member of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Associate Fellow of The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and at The Lerner College of Medicine. He has served on the Board and Advisory Board of the Northern Ohio Branch of the International Dyslexia Association and is currently a Board Member of Milestones Autism Organization, where as Chair of the Education Committee he helped to create the Milestones Consortium of Autism Professionals.

Dr. Wexberg has been very happily married to Anita Rothschild for twenty-three years. They have two children, Ella and Aden, who bring them joy every day, three poodles and one rabbit (don’t ask).

Scott A. Gohn

is a principal of the Eisner Gohn Group, a full service insurance planning firm, specializing in Life, Long-Term Care, Disability Insurance and Income Annuities. Mr. Gohn is the firm’s subject matter expert on Long Term Care and Disability Insurance. He is a Certified Long-Term Care specialist and a frequent speaker on this topic. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Kutztown University. He was both a sales engineer and an account executive in the high tech industry servicing the legal and financial services communities. Scott has served on the Different Needz Foundation board, a 501c3 helping the special needs community and currently serving on the Cleveland (NAIFA) National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors board. Scott chaired the Live Special Steering Committee and the Technology Committee. He currently chairs the Advisory Board and was integral to bringing the Live Special project to fruition. Scott is married to Elaine Eisner and currently resides in Solon, Ohio with their four year old daughter Alana. He is an avid sailor, gardener and a budding tri-athlete.

Elaine B. Eisner

is a principal with the Eisner Gohn Group. The firm specializes in Life, Long-Term Care and Disability Insurance, as well as Income Annuities. Elaine has been in the insurance and financial services industry for over 20 years. She is a graduate of the Cleveland Marshal College of Law and received her bachelor of arts degree from the University of Colorado. Elaine served as Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of the McDonald & Company's. Private Client Group. After leaving McDonald, she was a principal with Portus Group, a real estate private equity firm in Denver, Colorado. Elaine is active in the community serving on the Executive Committee and Board of National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Cleveland Section. In 2010 Elaine presented the concept of Live Special to the board. The board adopted the concept as its signature project. Elaine is a current board member of the Cleveland Estate Planning Committee. She is an Advisory Board member and past chair of Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Women in Law Section. She currently serves on the Professional Advisor Council for the Cleveland Jewish Federation and Montefiore. Ms. Eisner also serves on University Hospital Diamond Advisory Council. Elaine is a frequent speaker on insurance planning. She is married to Scott Gohn and resided in Solon, Ohio with their 4 year old daughter Alana. She loves to cook, sail and spend time with her family.

If you are interested in additional information, please contact us with your questions or if you wish to be added to the invitation list.