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New Haven's Finest 2013 profile series is produced by Proactive Resources for the May 15th issue of the New Haven Advocate. Our knowledgeable team of researchers and writers mine the wealth of current and readily available information to find the best in your field. For more than 29 years, we have profiled some of the most influential lawyers, doctors, educational and financial institutions in the country, taking direct referrals from your colleagues, Martindale-Hubbell, the Chamber of Commerce, Better Business Bureau, and more. We know a winner when we see one!

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Certified Mastectomy Fitter Betty Golomb, ABC, BOC - President & her professional staff of 12 at SAXON-KENT LINGERIE, will work with your physician & other healthcare providers to assure you a personal and unique shopping experience, whether for mastectomy/cancer care, private wig fittings, pre-natal/post-natal care or for personal care.

The boutique carries everything from traditional silicone forms to attachable forms, as well as partial forms for lumpectomies. They also specialize in helping women achieve balance after lumpectomy, reconstruction or natural imbalance (most of which is insurance billable). For non-surgical breast reconstruction, Radiant Impressions™ is a custom breast prosthesis line that they carry, which in most cases is insurance reimbursable. Saxon-Kent Lingerie’s comprehensive services encompass mastectomy swimwear, compression sleeves & hosiery, wigs & turbans, personal care, seamstress on-staff, fittings at various hospitals throughout CT, maternity, lymphedema and incontinence management, educational resources and bras for the hard-to-fit (up to 58N). Proudly serving New Haven Co. for more than 50 years, BOC Accredited.


Betty Golomb, ABC, BOC

Certified Mastectomy Fitter at Saxon-Kent Lingerie

185 Boston Post

Rd, Hitchcock Plza


(800) 440-2916

(203) 795-3682

Breast Care Needs

The congenial & caring staff at THE BRADLEY HOME & PAVILION understand that while you may no longer want an entire house, you do want a home…a place that feels like a home, one that still allows you to exercise the independence & individuality you’ve always had.

Established in 1937, The Bradley Home & Pavilion is located on more than eight acres in a gorgeous park-like setting in the heart of downtown Meriden. The late Clarence Bradley saw a need to provide senior citizens with a dignified living facility. Offering two levels of care and licensed by the state of CT, the Residential Care Home has 74 private rooms that afford its residents privacy & independence in a nurturing & supportive retirement community. The Skilled Nursing Facility offers 30 beds for Bradley Home residents who find themselves in need of more advanced care and ensures optimum geriatric medical supervision, extended care & hospice care. The Bradley Home & Pavilion invites you to visit their Website and call with any questions you may have for yourself or a loved one.


The Bradley Home & Pavilion

Residential & Skilled Nursing Home

320 Colony St


(203) 235-5716

Imagine A Home That Cares For You

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With more than 30 years of experience working with individuals, adolescents, adults & couples, Tom Bergvik, MA, NCC of BERGVIK COUNSELING SERVICES, LLC assists clients in discovering what it is that keeps them from what they want. By working together to make that discovery, Tom prides himself in being an excellent relationship therapist while using Psychodynamic, Solution-Focused and Reality Therapy based theories in his counseling sessions.

Symptomatic of obstacles that need to be dealt with are: relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, stress management, divorce, substance abuse, behaviors that feel compulsive or out of control, self-esteem difficulties, bereavement, grief & loss, lack of effective assertiveness, boredom and lack of joy, to name just a few. New clients are welcome. Tom’s goal, as a mental health professional, is to help clients realize new possibilities in relationships and in their life. Day & evening appointments are available.


Tom Bergvik, MA, NCC

Bergvik Counseling Services, LLC

Offices in Hamden

& Wallingford

(860) 305-2764

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The NATIONAL SPINAL CORD INJURY ASSOCIATION - CT CHAPTER (NSCIA-CT) is a group of individuals who join together to improve the lives of people who have been affected by a spinal-related injury or disease within the State of CT. Their mission is to support those with spinal-related injuries or diseases and their families by being an advocate for their rights while serving as a resource to its members and the public. They provide support, information, awareness, research, prevention and special events to empower their members.

The NSCIA-CT offers a number of services, including Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Program, Peer Assistance, Support Groups and “Think First” Program as well as quality of life grants for applicable individuals. The FES is available and open to the public, and can be used as a national treatment model. Peer Assistance is a process by which a person with a disability offers assistance to another with a similar impairment. Support Groups allow individuals the opportunity to discuss a variety of topics with others that have a spinal cord injury. The “Think First” Program is available to educators who want to bring the message of trauma prevention into the classroom. Donations & volunteers are welcome.


National Spinal Cord Injury Association - CT Chapter

Supporting People With Spinal-Related Injuries or Diseases

Gaylord Hospital

Gaylord Farm Rd


(203) 284-2910

Helping People With Spinal Injury Or Disease

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It’s all about guiding businesses to quickly improve their cash flow situation. Gary Mullin at FTG FINANCIAL, LLC works with private, public & non-profit organizations to accelerate financial change. They act as consultants, advisors and coaches to business owners and executives in building business value, improving cash flow, increasing operational efficiency, and breaking through barriers to success. They are specialists in helping profit & not-forprofit companies understand and maximize value.

FTG Financial helps business people increase the value of their companies and their cash flow situation. They use a comprehensive assessment method to identify where value can be improved in every aspect of the business. Whether you are preparing to sell your company, take on an investor, or want to improve the value over an extended period, FTG Financial is here to help. They are business advisers and coaches to owners and executives who want to improve cash flow, profitability, competitiveness and value in order to ensure long-term success. Contact Gary Mullin for more info and a complimentary consultation.


Gary Mullin

FTG Financial, LLC

150 Northrop Rd


(203) 980-8477

Improving Your Cash Flow

PROACTIVE RESOURCES DESIGN, INC. is a full-service marketing agency offering turnkey marketing & advertising strategy, PR support, graphic design, corporate identity, business development, event planning and Web planning & implementation.

PRD has helped many businesses sharpen their brand, refine their materials & present a strong consistent image. They offer affordable design services for websites, business cards, logos, stationery, brochures, print ads and eblasts. Visit their website for a complete list of services, starting rates and portfolio of client work.

Industries we serve

•  Legal

•  Medical

•  Dental

•  Healthcare

•  Mental Health Social Services

•  Education

•  Financial

•  Real Estate

•  Retail

•  Religious

•  Non-profit

National clients

•  F. Lee Bailey

•  Harvard Law School

•  ADP

•  Boston University

•  Christian Science Church

•  Cisco Systems

•  Cushman & Wakefield

•  Deloitte & Touche

•  Dun & Bradstreet

•  Embry-Little Aeronautical University



•  Habitat for Humanity

•  Jackson Lewis, LLP

•  Make A Wish Foundation

•  McGladrey & Pullen, LLP

•  Rhode Island Hospital

•  Stetson University of Law

•  University of North Carolina

•  University of Pittsburgh

•  Yale University

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Choosing an outpatient drug rehab is one of the most significant decisions to make for you or for your loved one. Generally most of the addicts believe that they can overcome their addictions on their own without the help of outside resources. Unluckily, when the addict makes an effort at drug detoxification without the assistance of professionals the results don’t last long. NEW ERA REHABILITATION CENTER, INC (NERC) can help. Founded in 2002 by Dr. Ebenezer Kolade, The Center is a private comprehensive substance abuse treatment program that specializes in methadone maintenance. NERC is focused on providing patient-centered care that results in positive health outcomes and behavioral changes.

Offering counseling services to individual adults (18+) and family members/support persons, NERC’s services include methadone maintainance, Suboxone treatment, Intensive Outpatient Program, individual & group therapy and accepts walk-ins & by-appointment. Offering two convenient locations and no waiting list.


Dr. Ebenezer Kolade

Director of New Era Rehabilitation Center, Inc.

New Haven

(203) 562-2101


(203) 372-3333

Methadone Maintenance Treatment

Many children and adults continue to struggle with learning in the classroom and the workplace. Recent medical research has demonstrated that people with reading disabilities have deficits in the transmission of information to the brain. DR. PHYLLIS LIU BEHAVIORAL OPTOMETRIST specializes in learning-related visual problems for children & adults. Her approach consists of a comprehensive optometric evaluation that assesses eye health (visual acuity & refraction), visual efficiency (accommodation, eye teaming & movement) and information processing (identification, discrimination & spatial awareness).

Dr. Liu creates an individualized management plan that includes treatment, guidance & referral if required. Management may require optical correction, visual therapy or a combination of both. Visual therapy, the science of developing & enhancing visual abilities & remediating vision dysfunctions, has been adopted by the American Optometric Association, American Academy of Optometry & other vision-related organizations. Dr. Liu also deals with traumatic brain injury patients (strokes & accidents). She feels that helping people with learning-related vision problems has been the most gratifying part of her practice.


Dr. Phyllis Liu Behavioral Optometrist

264 Amity Rd

#212, Woodbridge

(203) 387-0038

Visual Exams & Behavioral Optometry





Board Certified Dermatologist Lisa M. Donofrio, MD at SAVIN CENTER FOR DERMATOLOGY & COSMETIC SURGERY is an Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Yale University School of Medicine & Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Tulane University School of Medicine. She is an invited speaker at most domestic & many international dermatologic & cosmetic surgery meetings. Her stateof- the-art practice consists of minimally invasive procedures that address the dilemma of facial & body aging. These procedures include Botox, injectable fillers, fat removal techniques such as liposuction & CoolSculpting, fat transfer (AKA - the non-surgical face lift), photofacial rejuvenation, facial resurfacing techniques such as laser, chemical peels, microdermabrasion & DermaSweep, leg & facial vein therapy and laser hair removal.

For “lunchtime” rejuvenation, Dr. Donofrio states that minimally invasive procedures such as Botox injections, Restylane treatments (including Restylane eyelifts for dark circles), and a series of mild facial resurfacing treatments offer the perfect alternative to cosmetic surgery for busy individuals. She has made “the list” in The New York Times for the best physician for injectable fillers and fat transfer and is listed as one of Connecticut’s Best Doctors.


Lisa M. Donofrio, MD

Board Certified Dermatologist at Savin Center for Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery

134 Park St

New Haven

(203) 865-6143





Martha A. Howard, MD at PEDIATRIC EYE CARE, LLC is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist who has specialized fellowship training in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus. She is a specialist in eye diseases of children as well as in the evaluation and treatment of adult eye misalignments (double vision/strabismus). Her areas of interest include crossed eyes, amblyopia, congenital cataracts, lazy eyes, dermoid cysts, and nystagmus as well as eye infections and refractive problems.

Dr. Howard handles the full-spectrum of pediatric ophthalmology from sequelae of premature birth, blocked tear ducts and hemangiomas around the eye to droopy eyelids and chalazia. She is skilled in the ocular surgeries performed in infants & children. She is also trained in the techniques of adult strabismus surgery, including the adjustable suture technique to fine-tune the surgery post-operatively. Dr. Howard also attends at the pediatric ophthalmology clinic at the Cornell Scott Hill Health Center in New Haven, and teaches ophthalmology to second year medical students at Yale Medical School.


Martha A. Howard, MD

Board Certified Ophthalmologist at Pediatric Eye Care, LLC

206 Church St


(203) 458-8300

Children's Eye Physician & Surgeon





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The ADELMAN LAW OFFICE, with 27 years of legal experience, consists of Attorney Daniel W. Adelman and his partner, Attorney Anne Epstein, who are familiar with the areas of law that affect your everyday life & well-being.

The firm’s areas of concentration include automobile accidents, personal injury (including negligence), Worker’s Compensation, slip & fall, uninsured motorists, defective products & wrongful death, as well as family law including divorce, custody, child support, post divorce modifications, legal separations, annulments & more. Daniel & Anne have the knowledge, experience & sensitivity to represent their clients competently, discreetly & personably. Daniel belongs to the state & local bar associations and practices in state & federal courts. A simple telephone call will start you on the road toward obtaining quality & timely legal advice. At the Adelman Law Office, you will never feel that you are just another number. The personal interest they take in each client is your security because, with their experience in negotiating fair settlements & litigating cases at trial, you can feel confident & positive about the results.


Attorney Daniel W. Adelman

Adelman Law Office

New Haven & Madison Offices

(203) 777-5007

Personal Injury & Family Law

Drs. George Brinnig and Todd A. Lefkowitz at OPTICARE EYE HEALTH & VISION CENTERS are Board Certified Eye Physicians and Surgeons. From his New Haven office, Dr. Brinnig specializes in cataract surgery and glaucoma management. Both Dr. Lefkowitz, who practices in the Ansonia office of OptiCare and Dr. Brinnig offer the ReStor multifocal lens implant that lets patients see from near to far, to everywhere inbetween usually without glasses. Most patients find they can read a book, work on the computer, drive a car, and play tennis or golf with the freedom of glasses. Both Dr. Brinnig and Dr. Lefkowitz can also assist patients who have existing corneal astigmatism with the Toric lens. With a single procedure you have the potential to enjoy freedom from glasses or contacts for distance with improved image quality.

Dr. Lefkowitz also performs Lasik, which is the most popular procedure of refractive surgery, decreasing your dependence on glasses and contacts. Drs. Brinnig & Lefkowitz’s goal is to provide thorough examinations, consultations & explanations for each and every patient, providing the latest technology and more than 30 years of experience. For decades, OptiCare has been serving its patients with the highest degree of patient care. With their innovative, all-in-one approach, OptiCare has redefined the traditional eye care experience and setting the standard in care. Their “Patient First” approach and their uncompromising promise of better doctors, better staff and better care has helped define OptiCare as a proactive, growing medical practice at the forefront of the eye industry in Connecticut.


Drs. George Brinnig and Todd A. Lefkowitz

Board Certified Eye Physicians and Surgeons at Opticare Eye Health & Vision Centers


(203) 734-1686

New Haven

(203) 387-3937

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MASONICARE HEALTH CENTER is a major part of the Masonicare continuum of retirement communities and healthcare.

The Center has a well-established program for short-term, inpatient rehabilitation following illness, injury or surgery. Many patients “pre-book,” and one does not need to be a Mason to come to Masonicare. Adult patients admitted for rehab can range from simple joint replacement to complex trauma. A team of specialty nurses, physicians, therapists and case managers works closely with patients and their families to develop goals and provide the physical and emotional support to achieve them. The Center’s integrated approach to wellness includes nutritional teaching, pastoral care, social services and recreation therapy. All clinicians are employees of Masonicare. Additionally, Masonicare Health Center offers outpatient rehabilitation, including physical, occupational, speech and vestibular therapy, and audiology. Masonicare Health Center also has an outpatient GI suite, a hospital-licensed Acute Care Unit and an inpatient hospice program, featuring private rooms and family support areas. The Center is located right off the Wilbur Cross Parkway in Wallingford with open visiting hours and free parking.


Masonicare Health Center

Continuum of Retirement Communities & Healthcare

22 Masonic Ave


(203) 679-5900





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It’s all about independence. LAWLER & SONS, LLC helps their clients achieve a home with the versatility & functionality best suited to their own personal needs. They specialize in Age-In-Place consultations and offer complete home makeovers designed so their clients can enjoy their home well into their senior years. They also help their clients choose the right home should they decide to downsize.

Owner/President Bruce Lawler is a Certified Age-In-Place specialist. He realizes that the goal of most people is to continue living in their own home. Remaining at home is successful when obstacles and problem areas are modified in advance. Having modifications done to a residence prior to need helps prevent accidents and will allow living at home with greater ease. Lawler & Sons has the experience and knowledge to evaluate homes and make recommendations that will allow people to age in place. Bruce has more than 25 years of experience working with senior citizens & modifying homes. He has also worked with the State of CT Bureau of Rehab, occupational therapists & many local visiting nurse associations.


Bruce Lawler - Certified Age-in-Place Specialist

Lawler & Sons, LLC

North Haven

(203) 985-8121





In the heart of every problem lies its solution. People spend enormous amounts of time & energy searching for answers outside themselves when the true answers lie within. Joel Galvin, Personal Success Coach, at CAUSING POSSIBILITIES, INC. takes a creative approach to everyday problems for adults and the more difficult life questions, transforming problems into doorways to compassion, insight & joy. He is a Professional Life Coach & Member Director, CT Chapter, International Coach Federation.

Coach Joel offers individual coaching for personal growth, professional concerns, stress reduction, setting proactive goals, defeating barriers, and helping people to create more happiness, power & freedom. His coaching style is insight-oriented, empathic & nonjudgmental. Coach Joel helps reclaim the aspects of your life that you are seeking, as well as raising awareness and creating new possibilities. Contact him to request your FREE, no obligation coaching session. All of Coach Joel’s sessions are done by phone throughout the country.


Joel Galvin

Personal Success Coach of Causing Possibilities, Inc.

16 Montoya Dr


(203) 483-5050







Alcoholism & Addiction are treatable diseases. Many people with these diseases do not seek help because of the social stigma. With more than 20 years of clinical experience, Frank J Chovitz, MS, LADC, CADC of CREATIVE COUNSELING CENTER, LLC cares about your recovery, and will address all of your concerns. He conveys a message of hope, the possibility for creative life changes, and that each individual brings unique strengths & weaknesses to the recovery process. Frank’s treatment approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, 12-Step Philosophy and Mindfulness Training.

Patients are seen in individual sessions, but family, partners and/or friends are invited to participate, as they play a vital role in bringing a more systemic healing awareness to the patient’s support system and overall recovery plan. Frank also addresses addiction treatment for alcohol and all other drugs of abuse. He provides assessments for probation, DCF, DUIs or other court related issues. Frank offers treatment & support for all forms of anxiety disorders, depression, obsessive-compulsive, bi-polar & mood disorders, eating disorders and aftercare counseling.


Frank J Chovitz, MS, LADC, CADC

Creative Counseling Center, LLC

416 Highland Ave


(203) 439-2588

Specializing In Addiction & Behavioral Issues

Frank J. Chovitz,


INTUITIVEHR’s human resources consulting practice covers key areas of strategic HR development & outsourcing. As experienced troubleshooters specializing in designing HR strategy, building HR infrastructure, and employee relations, Kim Giangrande & her team of HR professionals work closely with senior leadership to define goals, cultural expectations and critical players to create a plan for success.

IntuitiveHR serves companies throughout the tri-state area in multiple industries. They offer a unique advantage for small to mid-sized organizations, since they can hit the ground running with their vast experience and access to key resources. Kim & her team are committed to providing customized services that provide real solutions and make a difference for your organization. IntuitiveHR is committed to establishing solid relationships with each client and acclimating to become an extension of their team. In addition to full service HR outsourcing, they provide adhoc project support and professional consultation to organizations seeking input from highly credentialed HR leaders. IntuitiveHR provides on-site & remote support to meet the needs of their clients.


Kim Giangrande


PO Box 3717


(888) 297-6551





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