Where are they now?

Joseph LechleiderJoseph Lechleider '50 developed an inventor's passion for using creative reasoning to change the world. Lechleider's 1993 patent, one of his more than 20 U.S. parents, described the concept that today defines the Internet's ebb and flow - to provide more bandwidth for downloads than uploads. The multibillion-dollar DSL broadband industry exploded and opened the way to high-speed Internet access for hundreds of millions of people around the globe, making possible e-commerce and the dramatic rise of social media, in large part thanks to the man who found his calling at Brooklyn Technical High School. This year Mr. Lechleider will be inducted into the  The National Inventors Hall of Fame.

Barry RubensteinBarry Rubenstein, '60 received a BS in Electrical Engineering and an MS in Computer Sciences. This year, he was awarded The Long Island Technology Hall of Fame 2013 Entrepreneur Award for his efforts in building Long Island as a technology business hub. Additionally, he was inducted into the Long Island Technology Hall of Fame. A general partner at Wheatley Partners, his long history of investing in and founding technology companies since 1969 signifies his commitment to building the business and technology community. He was a founder or founding consultant to several firms including Applied Digital Systems, Inc., Fatwire Software, Novell, Inc., Cheyenne Software, Inc., Scan Source and FalconStor Software and has served on the Boards of several technology companies including US Web, Inc. and Picazo Communications Inc. (now part of Intel, Inc.) among others. He is also the Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the North Shore LIJ Health System and a member of the Executive Committee of the American Society for Yad Vashem.

Robert DiChiaraJoe Citron '63 practiced ophthalmology full time In Atlanta after getting his MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1971 and training at the Mayo Clinic. After graduating from the Georgia State College of Law in 1997, Joe combined his medical and legal backgrounds into a consulting and teaching career. He has given seminars throughout the US and overseas including Israel. The picture is from the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa Israel during the American-Israeli Toxicology meeting in 2011..

Florina AltshilerFlorina Altshiler '00 recently relocated to Anchorage, Alaska, where she is an assistant district attorney for the State of Alaska, Department of Law, Criminal Division which handles the prosecution of all levels of crime through jury trial and appeals. She is also a coach for the West Anchorage High School mock trial team (going with the team to nationals this May in Indianapolis) and a candidate ski patroller with Alyeska Resort and the Nordic Ski Patrol. Florina is also honing her backcountry aresenal with added skills of ice climbing, mountaneering and climbing while enjoying the outdoor opportunities of Alaska. Every summer, Florina returns home where she continues to teach trial advocacy at Columbia University in the City of New York.

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