• Elisabeth Andrea Reid (,84 BSZOO) and Peter Francis Gelber of Bell, Fla.; a daughter, Jennifer Margaret Gelber, on Dec. 14,2004. ' 85 Brady Monetus Blackburn Jr. (' 85 AB) of Asheville has been promoted to business banking manager and elected a senior vice president with First Citizens Bank. • Arthur James DeBaugh (' 85 AB, ' 88 JD) of Winston-Salem has joined the Moore &Van Allen law firm as a member in its Triangle office, practicing with the intellectual property group. • Beth Atkinson Edmondson (' 85 BSBA) of Rocky Mount has been promoted to con- troller for the Golden LEAF Foundation. • Miles Edward Midgette (' 85 BSBA) of Rodanthe is the new club leader for the Outer Banks Carolina Club. • James Ellis Mon- crief (' 85 ABJO) of Leland has been named
director of photographic services at UNC-
Mark Stephen Stinneford (' 85 ABJO) and
Karen Youngblood Stinneford (' 87 ABJO,
'02 MBA) of Cary; a daughter, Katherine
Nance Stinneford, on Nov. 29, 2004. , 86 Dene Eller Logie (' 86 ABJO) of
Clemmons has joined Prudential
Carolinas Realty as a sales associate.
• H. Holden Thorp (' 86 BSCH) of Carrboro,
who had been director ofUNC's Morehead
Planetarium and Science Center since 2001,
has been named chairman ofthe department
of chemistry at UNC and a Kenan professor.
Allison Cantrell Allen (' 86 BSlR) and Johnny
Franklin Allen Jr. ofAngier; a son, Jacob Cline
Allen, on Feb. 1,2005. • Robert Louis
Dilrnan (' 86 BSBA) and Marialme Dilman of
Watertown, Mass.; a son, Charles James Dilman,
on June 4,2004. • Gina Wells Samia (' 86
BSN) alld Glenn Arthur Smua of Youngsville;
a son, Grmalll Glenn Sanua, on Feb. 26, 2005.
John Canup (' 86 PhD), 52, of College Station,
Texas, Feb. 19,2005. An associate professor of
history at Texas A&M, Canup received the
Distinguished Teaching Award. He was a Boni
Fellow at the Americm Antiquarian Society
and a research fellow at Essex Institute. •
Walter James Cashwell ill (' 86 AB), 52, of
Laurel Hill, March 29,2005. Cashwell was a
case manager at the Southeastern Regional
Mental Health Center. He was a veterm of the
Marine Corps. Earlier in his career, he was the
manager of all Irish pub in Chapel Hill. •
Terry R ay Wood (' 86 AB), 40, of Harlingen,
As a plastic surgeon, Dr. Cynthia Gregg '84 (MD ' 88) understood her ability to help
victims of domestic violence as well as her
limitations. She could erase the scars that
were everyday reminders of the abuse they
had suffered - a huge
relief for many victims.
But she was not trained in
counseling or in other
services that these individ-
uals often need.
That is why for more
than 10 years, Gregg has
participated in Face to
Face: The National
Domestic Violence Pro-
ject. The project provides
free consultations and
surgery to victims of
domestic violence. But the
beauty of Face to Face,
Gregg said, is that surgeons work hand-in-hand
with local shelters and
counselors to give each
patient a strong network of support.
Before undergoing an operation, a patient
needs to be out of his or her abusive situation
for at least a year and must receive counseling, allowing for the treatment of the whole
person and making reconstructive surgery
"only one part of the picture," Gregg said. "My
part of it's kind of the last step for them."
When Gregg was completing a fellowship
in facial plastic surgery at the University of
Michigan in Ann Arbor, she heard about the
project - developed in 1994 by the American
Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive
Surgery and the National Coalition Against
Domestic Violence. She joined for two reasons.
First, as a woman working in a male-domi-
nated profession, Gregg
said she was empa-
thetic to the victims of
domestic abuse, most
of whom are women.
As one of only a hand-
ful of female surgeons
involved in Face to
Face, Gregg has seen
patients from North
Carolina, Maryland, Vir-
ginia, Tennessee, Ken-
tucky and Illinois who
come to her specifically
to be treated by a
woman. Second, about
75 percent of injuries
from domestic violence
occur to the face and
neck, so Gregg and
other facial plastiC surgeons are often "seeing
these individuals anyway," Gregg said. "There
was no choice for me, as far as I'm con-
lence patients each year,
and she also works to
raise awareness and fund-
ing for the project. She
practices in Cary and works with Rex Hospital
in Raleigh to offer patients surgery, anesthesia
and hospitalization free of charge. Patients are
responsible for paying for prescription
painkillers or antibiotics.
Patients undergo a series of initial consul-
tations, a 90-minute to six-hour operation and
post-surgical care that can last for several
months. The recovery process is marked by
bruising and swelling, which can trigger "a
kind of reliving of the [abusive) experience."
Helping them through this process often
strengthens the relationship between Gregg
and her patients, several of whom still keep in
touch with her.
"We do really develop a great friendship
going through the process," Gregg said.
She has learned through her work that
domestic violence occurs within all socioeco-
nomic and educational levels. "It doesn't
always happen to someone else," Gregg said,
adding that it is "a very humbling experience"
to hear her patients' stories and the chal-
lenges they have overcome.
"They as patients are so grateful for any
assistance anyone gives them," Gregg said.
"They may come to me with a scar on their
face from being battered. I may think, that's
not bad ... but you cannot equate the physical
appearance of a scar with its emotional signifi-
- Laura Thompson
july / Aug/.sf 2005