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Estelle Borgman Breines

Estelle Borgman Breines, American occupational therapist, educator. Certified occupational therapist, occupational therapy teacher. Administration on Aging grantee, 1988.


  • Breines, Estelle Borgman was born on March 7, 1936 in Brooklyn. Daughter of Sanford and Sylvia (Goldin) Borgman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, New York University, 1957. Doctor of Philosophy, New York University, 1986. Master of Arts, Kean College, 1976.

      Postgraduate, Rutgers University, 1979.


    • Director occupational therapy Coney Island Hospital, Brooklyn, 1957. Senior occupational therapist Meadowbrook Hospital, East Meadow, New York, 1965-1967. Director occupational therapy Brunswick Hospital Center, Amityville, 1967-1969.

      Private practice New Jersey, 1971-1980. Coordinator fieldwork Union College, Scotch Plains, 1975-1978. President Geri-Rehabilitation Inc., Lebanon, since 1987.

      Coordinator fieldwork Dominican College, Blauvelt, New York, 1986-1987. Professor New York University, 1987-1995. Chair occupational therapy programs, assistant to dean health science Touro College, New York City, 1995—1999.

      Chair department occupational therapy Seton Hall University, 1999—2005. Executive director Development Rehabilitation Services, Lebanon, New Jersey, 1985^.

    Major achievements

    • Certified occupational therapist, occupational therapy teacher.



    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Judaism


    Fellow American Occupational Therapy Association. Member New Jersey Occupational Therapy Association (president since 2001, Merit award), World Federation Occupational Therapy (delegate), Belgian Sheepdog Club American (treasurer 1989-1993), Raritan Belgian Sheepdog Club (president 1991).



    Bonsai, dog breeding, gardening, needlecrafts.


    • Married Ira S. Breines, May 30, 1956. Children: Roxanne Gail Breines Sukol, Eric Craig Breines, Jacqueline Ruth Breines.
    • father: Sanford Borgman
    • mother: Sylvia (Goldin) Borgman
    • spouse: Ira S. Breines
    • children: Roxanne Gail Breines Sukol Breines
    • Eric Craig Breines
    • Jacqueline Ruth Breines
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    Born March 7, 1936