Dr. Nederlander was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and was a graduate of the University of Michigan, where she earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees.
She became a clinical psychologist, licensed marriage counselor and a registered art therapist, conducting her practice for many years as the director of the Franklin Center for Behavior Change in Southfield, Michigan.
Caren moved to New York City in 2000 where she met and married Edwin Mishkin, then a senior partner of the international law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton LLP. Caren followed her motto to “Live Life to the Fullest”—which the couple had inscribed on the park bench at the Chess and Checkers Pavilion in Central Park that they dedicated to the Central Park Conservancy several years ago.
Caren and Ed travelled the world for many years while also enjoying an active life in New York City as well as summers at their home in East Hampton. In addition to her husband Mr. Mishkin,
Dr. Nederlander leaves two sons from her marriage to Robert Nederlander, Sr., Robert (Suzanne) Nederlander, Jr. and Eric (Nancy) Nederlander, four grandchildren, Richard, William, Ava, and Mira, and sisters Barbara (Tzvi) Lieberman and Peggy Lowe.