MUSCLE TEAM HONOREES

2018 COACHES

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GREGG POPKIN

In his role as President of RFR Realty LLC, Gregg Popkin directs the daily business activities of a private equity real estate firm and a multi-national portfolio of office, residential, retail and hotel properties. This portfolio of properties includes well known New York Landmarks such as the Seagram Building and the Lever House Building, as well other notable properties in the United States, Germany and Israel. Gregg began his real estate career under the guidance of his mentor, Harry B. Helmsley and then went on to work in the development end of the business with John Tishman.

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JONATHAN ANDREW

Jonathan is a Senior Director at Gardiner & Theobald and a member of the Management Board of Gardiner & Theobald LLP. He leads and directs the delivery of projects for many of Gardiner & Theobald’s clients in North America. Jonathan received his Honors degree in Building Economics in 1987 and is a professional member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS). In 1989, he joined Gardiner & Theobald’s London office, initially working in the Quantity Surveying section, and moving on to the Project Management group.


2018 AWARD RECIPIENTS

CHAMPION OF SPIRIT AWARD

The Champion of Spirit Award is bestowed upon an individual who has demonstrated passion, drive and commitment to making a difference in the lives of people living with muscle disease. Dennis J. Meehan, Chief Executive Officer of the The Meehan Consulting Group, Inc. is an integral part of the history and the future of the NY Muscle Team and we are thrilled to honor him as the 2018 Champion of Spirit.

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Dennis J. Meehan

Dennis, a Vietnam Era Veteran, served in the United States Navy from 1973 through 1977.  He worked in the Navy’s Transportation and Facilities Management Office, where he learned all facets of local and international moving through planning and implementing major divisional facility relocations overseas and throughout the United States.

RUSS SALZBERG CHAMPION OF HOPE AWARD RECIPIENT

The Russ Salzberg Champion of Hope Award is named after legendary New York Sportscaster and tireless advocate for Muscular Dystrophy Association and it is presented to an individual who has inspired Russ’ indefatigable commitment to MDA. We are pleased to recognize Dr. Michio Hirano of the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center as this year’s recipient.

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Dr. Michio Hirano

Dr. Hirano received his B.A. from Harvard College and M.D. from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. At the Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), he did his neurology residency training and a post-doctoral fellowship in neuromuscular genetics under Drs. Salvatore DiMauro and Eric Schon.