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Betsy Bruzzese Faden-Qureshi

Betsy Bruzzese Faden-Qureshi, American activity director, volunteer coordinator, recreation therapist. Certified activity director National Certified Council of Activity Professionals, therapeutic recreation specialists National Certified of Therapeutic Recreation Council, alcohol substance abuse counsling Westchester Institute Training Psychoanalysis Psychotherapy.

Background

  • Faden-Qureshi, Betsy Bruzzese was born on January 5, 1951 in New Rochelle, New York, United States.

  • Education

    • Diploma in musicianship, New York College of Music, 1969. Student, Oberlin Conservatory, 1975. Teacher certified, Diller-Quaile Music School, New York City, 1982.

      Bachelor of Science, Empire State College, 1991. Master of Science, Lehman College, City University of New York, 1994.

    Career

    • Adjunct teacher piano, assistant choir accompanist Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1971-1973. Accompanist dance Douglass College, 1972-1973. Assistant director Roosa School Music, Brooklyn, 1979-1981.

      Manager, library Brooklyn Heights (New York ) Orchestra, 1982-1984. Teacher piano and theory Diller-Quaile Music School, 1976-1983. Director, founder Adamant (Vermont) Chamber Ensemble School & Camp, 1981-1986.

      Activity director Waterview Hills Nursing Center, Purdys, New York, 1990-1992. Music specialist consultant Wartburg Lutheran Home, Mount Vernon, since 1992. Director activities and vols.

      Astor Gardens Nursing Home, Bronx, 1994-1996. Recreation therapist supervisor outpatient programs Yonkers General Hospital, Greenburgh, since 1998. Acupuncture detoxification specialist Lincoln Hospital, Bronx, New York, since 2000.

      Instructor training program Westchester Institute, since 2001. Recreation therapist Veterans Administration Medical Center, Castle Point & Bronx, since 2004. Credentialed alcoholism and substance abuse counselor.

    Major achievements

    • Certified activity director National Certified Council of Activity Professionals, therapeutic recreation specialists National Certified of Therapeutic Recreation Council, alcohol substance abuse counsling Westchester Institute Training Psychoanalysis Psychotherapy.

    Works

    • Author: (manual) Making a Difference. Compiler, performer: (book and audio tape) The Lullaby Project, 1990. Creator, facilitator Musical House Tours, 1982-1983.

    Membership

    Volunteer VA Hospitals, Bronx, New York, Montrose. Organist, choir director Episcopal Church of Divine Love, 1989—1994. Organist Trinity Boscobel United Methodist Church, Buchanan, New York, since 1996.

    Member committee interfaith understanding and dialogue Westchester American Muslim Association. Member National Association Activity Professionals, Westchester Recreation and Parks Society, Westchester Musicians Guild, National Therapeutic Recreation Society, Behre Piano Associates (past vice president)., New York State Therapeutic Recreation Association.

    Personality

    Interests

    Music and thematic activity programming, collecting lullabyes and earrings, study of multiple personality disorder, collecting donations for the homeless.

    Connections

    • Daughter of Gale (Hafford) Bruzzese. Divorced; children: Benjamin Clinton, Carol Edwine. Married Izhar A. Qureshi, 1997.
    • father: Gale (Hafford) Bruzzese Faden-Qureshi
    • spouse: Izhar A. Qureshi
    • children: Benjamin Clinton Faden-Qureshi
    • Carol Edwine Faden-Qureshi
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    Born January 5, 1951
    (age 66)
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