Iris Pirchesky, mother and respected counsel of the founder of One World Blue, Joel Pirchesky, has been an advocate and teacher of the special needs for over 25 years working with art therapy and counseling. Iris has a degree in psychology and art therapy and completed an internship at the Western Pennsylvania school for the deaf and school for the blind. Iris has worked with many types of disabilities, among them have been cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injured, the vision and hearing impaired, mental health clients, intellectually challenged individuals, and her specialty being individuals on the Autism spectrum. She has helped countless individuals with her warmth and caring. She currently works with special needs at teen center at the JCC of Pittsburgh. Iris provides with her skills, art therapy, music therapy, expressive therapy, movement therapy and meditation and guided imagery. She has created a CD for meditation and healing which is available for purchase. It is entitled A Mediation of Prayers and Healing and is available. She will also have additional guided imagery CD's for healing in the near future. Iris is also Director of Animal Welfare for Blupela. Her love of and compassion for all of the Earth's creatures makes her fitting for this role as the director in charge of all initiatives that deal with Animals and their protection and welfare. She can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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I would like to thank DR. Kunschner who was always there when I needed guidance, support, reassurance, and most of all, confidence that I would be alright. DR. Kunschner was my Angel from the time I was Thirty Eight years old until his untimely passing in 2012. I know that he has a very special place in Heaven and is an Angel for all of those whose Lives he touched. I miss him dearly.
Biography for Dr. Alan Kunschner:
Alan John Kunschner, M.D., who died on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, was born in Carbondale, PA on October 10, 1937. Alan's lifelong passion for learning and science was cultivated through his B.S. at Bucknell University, medical school at the University of Bologna, residency at the University of Pittsburgh, and fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering. Alan was a leader and pioneer in the field of gynecologic oncology, in practice for over 30 years at Magee Women's Hospital at the University of Pittsburgh, Allegheny General Hospital, and private practice with Murphy, Kunschner, and Seski Associates on Fifth Avenue in Pittsburgh. He served as Director of Gynecology at the VA Hospital in Pittsburgh from 1978-1989, and received numerous teaching awards, as well as regional, national, and international accolades in his field. A decorated soldier in the U.S. Army, Alan served with the 11th Special Forces Group Airborne Green Berets and reached the rank of Brigadier General of the Medical Corps, providing his vision and leadership for his country for over 40 years. He began his service in the ROTC at Bucknell, participated on the Army Decathlon Team, and served in leadership roles with the 339th Hospital Command, the 99th Army Reserve, and the 2291st Army Hospital Command. Alan was passionate about his family and the time spent with his five children and eight grandchildren. He enjoyed gardening, oysters, fine wine, and world travel, setting foot on all seven continents. He was a gifted athlete and outdoorsman, beginning with varsity soccer at Bucknell, running the New York City marathon, frequent hunting trips to his Venango County cabin and golfing with the Creakers Golf League at Treesdale Country Club, where he was an original member. Alan's passion for Pittsburgh sports could be found (and heard) from the stands at Heinz Field & the Igloo, where he was a long-time Steelers and Penguins season ticket holder and never shy to share his love for Steel City sports with friends and family. Alan touched so many lives through his dedicated medical care, service to his country, and the passion and vigor in which he enjoyed and included friends and family into his hobbies and social activities. One of Alan's most impressive and enduring gifts was his ability to genuinely connect with people of all types. He recognized and appreciated quality, and ensured every intimate detail was accounted for in all of his pursuits, whether commanding an Army unit, doing surgery, or coordinating a Steelers tailgate party.
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