Mindy R. Wertheimer and Ira Katz announce the wedding of their daughter Leanna Wertheimer Katz to Elliott Davin Kozin on Nov. 1, 2020. Elliott is the son of Denise Davin and Allen Kozin of New York City.
Leanna is the granddaughter of Reine Katz of Floral Park, N.Y., and the late Harold Katz, and the late Claire and Benjamin Wertheimer.
The couple met in November 2012 at a Combined Jewish Philanthropies health care brunch at the Boston Park Plaza. They literally met “on line,” waiting to register for the event. They began dating shortly after meeting.
The couple was married at The Inn at Little Washington in Virginia. Rabbi Steven Rein officiated with just the immediate family present. A livestream ceremony was provided to family and friends. The couple had planned a traditional wedding but had to change course because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Leanna attended The Epstein School and graduated from The Weber School. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor of science in brain, behavior and cognitive science and earned both a master of science in occupational therapy and doctorate of occupational therapy from Boston University. Her focus as an occupational therapist is on neuro-rehabilitation, following brain injury and spinal cord injury. She is affiliated with both Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Shriners Hospital for Children. Leanna is an adjunct faculty member in the Sargent College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences occupational therapy program at Boston University.
Elliott graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor of arts in history and received his medical doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his otolaryngology-head and neck surgery residency and otology/neurotology fellowship at Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School, where he also is an otologist/neurotologist.