Lion Air 737 Max

Bob DeGennaro was an air traffic controller for the Federal Aviation Administration for 25 years. He currently works in the aviation industry and teaches air traffic control to college students. Back by popular demand, Bob will share his insight into the recent Boeing 737 Max crashes and the emerging scandal around the safety of this aircraft.

maxresdefaultMarcos Quinones is a retired NYPD Detective and renowned specialist in the Occult and Occult Crimes. He helps law enforcement agencies worldwide sort through clues to determine what type of occult practitioners were at work — and what they might have been seeking. Marcos discussed his work and shared stories about occult phenomena in our community.


Anthony Marciano of Seelos Therapeutics (NASDAQ: SEEL) gave an overview of how the FDA approval process works for prescription drugs. He discussed his company and their plans to develop treatments in indications such as Depression, Parkinson’s Disease and rare “Orphan Diseases.” We had an in-depth discussion of the Global Suicide Epidemic, Seelos’ program (SLS-002) using Intranasal Ketamine, and plans to run clinical trials to study its effect in “Suicidality” initially in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder “PTSD.”


tv production

Izhar Harpaz is an award winning producer, director and writer for NBC Universal, Dateline NBC, NBC News and Peacock Productions.  He discussed his background and experience with TV journalism and share some amazing stories from behind the scenes.


Two U.S. Marshals gave a presentation on the U.S. Marshal Service, the nation’s oldest Law enforcement Agency.  They covered the history of the USMS and described the Fugitive Task Forces that exist throughout the country. The marshals shared stories from their work including dangerous situations. We discussed the contrast between the public perception of law enforcement and the experience in the moment of confrontation.


Kevin Kelly is a cyber security expert. He was a detective for the NYPD, leading cyber crime investigations and managing the computer forensics laboratory. He taught cyber security courses at Fordham University, and currently conducts cyber investigations in the corporate sector. Kevin discussed his work and provided some practical tips for securing our digital lives.

Businessman and business sketch

Donato Vaccaro, Ph.d is a Consumer Experience Researcher, Data Scientist, and Psychologist. He interviewed a panel of 3 local entrepreneurs – Steve Rubinstein, Lou Pfaff, and Matt Gorney.  The panelists shared their experiences and challenges starting and running their small businesses.