Alumni Hall of Fame
12 WINTER 2020 | WWW.SHAKER .LIFE
Photo Caption: Back row, L-R: Thomas Modly, James Levin, Lorna Hartling, Joshua Levy, Nathan
Clements. Front row: Barbara Fisher, Eugenie Kleinerman, Kristen VanValkenburg DeStigter.
In October, the Shaker Schools
Alumni Hall of Fame inducted
eight new members:
Nathan Clements, 1998, a talented
cornerback who played 12 seasons in the
NFL with the Buffalo Bills, San Francisco
49ers, and Cincinnati Bengals and is an
avid volunteer with numerous charitable
Kristen VanValkenburg DeStigter,
M.D., 1980, chair of the Radiology
Department at the University of
Vermont Larner College of Medicine
and founder of Imaging World, which
provides life-saving ultrasound
equipment to rural hospitals in Africa.
Barbara Fisher, 1972, executive vice
president of Scripted Entertainment
for Reel One Entertainment, who
has worked on Emmy-nominated
productions for Hallmark Channel,
Lifetime, and National Geographic.
Lorna Hartling, 1983, a talented
violist who was the first African
American musician to join the
prestigious Deutsches Symphonie-
Eugenie “Genie” Kleinerman, M.D., 1967, professor of pediatrics at MD
Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, who pioneered the use of a unique
immunotherapy treatment for children with bone cancer which significantly
decreased the mortality rate.
James Levin, 1971, founding director of Cleveland Public Theatre, Gordon Square
Arts District, and IngenuityFest, and a practicing attorney who launched Famicos
Cares: Legal Works for underserved communities.
Joshua Levy, 1990, co-founder of the Washington D.C. law firm Cunningham
Levy Muse LLP, who assisted the government of Rwanda in investigating the
1994 genocide against the Tutsi, and represented Fusion GPS in congressional
investigations related to Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.
Thomas Modly, 1979, who serves as Under Secretary of the U.S. Navy, the secondranked
official in the Department of the Navy, and has implemented major reforms
to naval education and the management of information technology.
The Shaker Schools Foundation Alumni Committee selected the accomplished
graduates from a large pool of nominations gathered from the community at large.
To be considered, alumni must be distinguished in their field of endeavor, make
significant contributions to the community, and serve as positive role models to
To read more about the inductees, or to submit a nomination for the
2020 Hall of Fame, visit shakerschoolsfoundation.org/alumni. SL