Faces of Burke Now Open at Reckson Metro Center in White Plains

Published March 10, 2017

The Faces of Burke photography exhibit is on the move again! This time, it’s on display at the Reckson Metro Center at 360 Hamilton Ave. in White Plains. The exhibit, which will be on display until the end of April, is open to the public on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Faces of Burke is a traveling photography exhibit designed to showcase the individuality and courage of our patients. The compelling photographs and stories of the subjects illustrate a diverse and inspiring group of patients who have succeeded in regaining mobility and independence through their experience at Burke.

“Burke treats patients who demonstrate remarkable resilience and determination, striving with such courage during the rehabilitative process,” says Richard Sgaglio, Ph.D., senior administrator at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital. “We felt that a photo exhibit would dramatically bring their stories to life for the community.”

The photo gallery features portraits of six Burke patients, along with their riveting stories:

  • Max—From amputee to getting back to motocross competitions 
  • Barbara—From orthopedic surgery hiking the Mount Everest trail                
  • Luke—From a paralyzing spinal cord injury to walking on his own
  • Ronald—From a debilitating heart attack to performing surgery again  
  • Susan—From traumatic brain injury to living independently once more 
  • Barbara—From a severe stroke to becoming an aphasia advocate 

The featured photographer for the exhibit is Jesse Rinka, who is based in Tarrytown. After its stop at the Reckson Metro Center, the exhibit will move to Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital in May.

“We help thousands of patients each year regain both cognitive abilities and physical strength through our acute inpatient and outpatient programs. ‘Faces of Burke’ will bring the stories of just a few of these remarkable patients to the forefront. We hope their stories bring hope and strength to many others who face the arduous challenges of recovery,” concludes Sgaglio.

For more information on the gallery, visit

Faces of Burke Sponsors 2016-2017

Country Bank

The Bristal Assisted Living

Altman Foundation
Veronica & James Baker 
Bleakley Platt
Cuddy & Feder, LLP 
The Finnegan Family
Neuberger Berman
Faith & David Pedowitz
PKF O'Connor Davies 
For a full list of sponsors, visit  

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