NURSE LESLIE. Registered nurse Leslie Judith Goldberg is retiring after 20 years with the Office of the Attending Physician in the House. Goldberg was born in Providence, R.I., and graduated from the Jewish Hospital of Brooklyn, N.Y. She worked at the New York University Hospital, then later at the Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents, before joining the House physician's office in November 1990. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., paid tribute to Goldberg on the House floor this month. Almost every staffer in the House complex, particularly those who work in the Cannon House Office Building, knows Nurse Leslie, said Lewis. Always smiling, extremely knowledgeable, and thorough, she had a legendary ability to help patients find the best possible healthcare services for their needs, he said.
PHIL 'ER UP. Col. Phil Skuta is stepping down as head of the Marine Corps' Senate Liaison Office to become director of the USMC Strategic Initiatives Group. Over the past two years, Skuta provided senators and their staffs with information relevant to the operation, organization and budget of the Marine Corps. He also escorted 14 congressional delegations to 27 countries. A native of Williamsport, Pa., Skuta attended the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown and joined the Marine Corps in 1984 through the Platoon Leaders Class program. In 1987, he received a commission as a second lieutenant and, over the next two decades, held a variety of command and staff positions. In 2004, he led 1,200 military personnel in combat in Iraq as a battalion task force commander. Skuta completed his tour of duty with the Marine Corps Office of Legislative Affairs on July 15.
FOSTER CARE. Christopher A. Foster has been named vice president of B&D Consulting, where he will advise clients on matters involving energy, environment, island territories, Native Americans and health care. Foster was most recently deputy chief of staff and legislative director for Rep. Mary Bono Mack, D-Calif. In that position, Foster managed a variety of portfolios, including energy, environment and health care. Before that, Foster spent four years on the legislative staff of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Foster received a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University in 2000. His first position on the Hill was senior legislative assistant for Mack.
LEWIN AT LAW. Cynthia (Cindy) Lewin is joining AARP as executive vice president and general counsel. A onetime chief legislative assistant to former Rep. Tom Loeffler, R-Texas, Lewin arrives at her new position from the National Wildlife Federation, where she was senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. She has also been executive vice president and general counsel at Volunteers of America. Lewin earned a bachelor's degree from Wellesley College and a law degree from Yale Law School.
This article appears in the July 24, 2010, edition of NJ Daily.