NYSBA Staff

EXECUTIVE OFFICES

Pamela McDevitt, Esq., Executive Director
Liaison to the Committee on Annual Award; Committee on Attorney Professionalism; Committee on Communications and Publications; Committee on Mass Disaster Response; Committee on Technology and the Legal Profession; Executive Committee; House of Delegates; Task Force on Free Expression in the Digital Age; and Working Group on Puerto Rico
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Gerard McAvey, Associate Executive Director
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COMMUNICATIONS

Susan DeSantis, Chief Communications Strategist
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Brandon Vogel, Senior Writer
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David King, Content and Communications Specialist
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Jennifer Andrus, Content and Communications Specialist
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CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION & LAW PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

Katherine Suchocki, Esq., Senior Director
Liaison to the Committee on Continuing Legal Education; Committee on Law Practice Management; Committee on Lawyers in Transition; Task Force on the Role of the Paralegals; and the Task Force on Rural Justice (Areas of Practice: General Practice; Judicial; Senior Lawyers; Young Lawyers)
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Tara Covert, Program Manager
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Simone Smith, Program Manager
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Kimberly Francis, Program Manager
Liaison to the Committee on Animals and the Law; and the Committee on Law, Youth and Citizenship
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Bridget Donlon, Program Manager
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Amanda Logue, Program Coordinator
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Emily Kurtzner, Program Coordinator
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Melva Bigger, Program Coordinator
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Cindy O’Brien, Event Manager
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Holly Hirsch, Online Program Specialist
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Carolyn Bell, Registrar
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COUNSEL’S OFFICE

David P. Miranda, Esq., General Counsel
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Kathleen Baxter, Esq., Senior Counsel
Liaison to the Committee on Association Insurance Programs; Committee on Bylaws; Committee on Committees; Committee on Professional Discipline; Committee on Professional Ethics; Committee on Resolutions; Committee on Standards of Attorney Conduct; Committee to Review Judicial Nominations; Executive Committee; House of Delegates; and Special Committee on Association Structure and Operations
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Thomas J. Richards, Esq., Deputy General Counsel
Liaison to the Committee on Attorney Professionalism; Committee on Civil Practice Law and Rules; Committee on Procedures for Judicial Discipline; Committee on the New York State Constitution; Committee on Immigration Representation; Task Force on Racism, Social Equity, and the Law; Task Force on the Post-Pandemic Future of the Profession; Task Force on the Treatment of Transgender Youth in Sports; COVID-19 Pro Bono Recovery Task Force; Special Committee on Association Structure and Operations; House of Delegates; Committee To Review Judicial Nominations (mailing purposes only); Committee on Bylaws (mailing purposes only); Committee on Legal Aid (mailing purposes only); President’s Committee on Access to Justice (mailing purposes only); and Executive Committee (mailing purposes only)
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Karrah Dillman, Assistant to the Executive Offices
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Melissa O’Clair, Assistant to the Executive Offices
Liaison to Committee on Committees; and Task Force on Parole Reform
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Lynn Kodjoe, Assistant to the Executive Offices
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Eunice Bencke, Public Interest Program Manager
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DIGITAL BUSINESS OPERATIONS

Jessica Patterson, Director of Digital Business Operations
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Patrick Boland, System Support Manager
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Matthew Lenney, System Support Specialist
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Ellen Shannon, Senior Salesforce Administrator
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Brandon Light, Salesforce Administrator
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Tyler Dick, Data Entry Coordinator
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FINANCE

Kristin M. O’Brien, CPA, Senior Director
Liaison to the Audit Committee; and Finance Committee
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Amira Rizvanovic, Associate Director
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Karlie Keisler, Staff Accountant
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June Lazzaro, Accounting Data Coordinator
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Debbie Pratt, Accounting Assistant
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GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

Cheyenne Burke, Esq., Associate Director of Government Relations
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HUMAN RESOURCES

Paula Doyle, Senior Director
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Tirsa Kennedy, Human Resources Coordinator
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Karen Catoe, Receptionist
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LAWYER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Stacey Whiteley, Director, Lawyer Assistance Program
Liaison to Committee on Disability Rights; Lawyer Assistance Committee; Judicial Wellness Committee; and Task Force on Attorney Well-Being
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Kim McHargue, Program Coordinator
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MARKETING & DESIGN

Eric Wohlleber, Director of Marketing
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Stefanie Markiewicz, Content Marketing Manager
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Connie Schin, Marketing Coordinator
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Alexandre J. Petraglia, Web Marketing Specialist
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Michael Garguilo, Video Marketing Specialist
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Ian Romaker, Social Media Strategist
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Christine Ekstrom, Graphic Designer
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Natalia Carmon, Graphic Designer
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MEMBER RESOURCE CENTER (1-800-582-2452)

Tricia Schips, Manager
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Donna Dottino, Member Resource Center Representative
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Rachel Epstein, Member Resource Center Representative
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Lindsay Panzica, Member Resource Center Representative
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Kena Torres, Member Resource Center Representative
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MEMBERSHIP

Victoria Shaw, Senior Director of Attorney Engagement and Retention
Liaison to the Committee on Membership the and Committee on Veterans
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Michella Hand, Student and New Member Relations Manager
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Maria Kroth, Member Engagement & Resource Center Assistant
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PRINT AND FACILITIES OPERATIONS

Gordon Ryan, Senior Director of Print and Facilities Operations
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Don Gardinier, Print Shop Manager
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PUBLICATIONS

Kathryn Calista, J.D., Director of Acquisitions & Publications
Liaison to the Committee on Mandated Representation 
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Kirsten Downer, Esq., Staff Attorney
Liaison to the Judicial Section
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Christian Nolan, J.D., Legal Editor and Content Developer
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Naomi Pitts, Publications Coordinator
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Alexander Dickson, Copy Editor/Proofreader
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Reyna Eisenstark, Copy Editor/Proofreader
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Howard Healy, Copy Editor/Proofreader
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SECTION & MEETING SERVICES

Patricia B. Stockli, Esq., Director
Liaison to the Sections Caucus
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Gina Bartosiewicz, Section Liaison
Liaison to the Business Law Section; Family Law Section; Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section; and Trial Lawyers Section
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Amy Jasiewicz, Section Liaison
Liaison to the Real Property Law Section; Criminal Justice Section; Environmental and Energy Law Section; and Young Lawyers Section
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Catherine Carl, Section Liaison
Liaison to the Dispute Resolution Section; Commercial and Federal Litigation Section; and Health Law Section
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Ernesto Guerrero, Section Liaison; Diversity Coordinator
Liaison to the 50+ Section; General Practice Section; LGBTQ Law Section; and Women in Law Section
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Patrick Meany, Section Liaison
Liaison to the Trusts and Estates Section; Elder Law and Special Needs Section; Labor and Employment Law Section; Local & State Government Law Section; and Tax Section
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Sharmin Woodall, Section Liaison
Liaison to the Antitrust Law Section; Corporate Counsel Section; Food, Drug and Cosmetic Section; Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section; and Intellectual Property Law Section
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Carra Forgea, International Relations Manager
Liaison to the International Section
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SECTION PUBLICATIONS (Newsletters and Journals)

Lori Herzing, Publications Design Manager
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Pam Chrysler, Section Publications Coordinator and Copy Editor
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Alyssa Colton, Section Publications Coordinator and Copy Editor
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THE NEW YORK BAR FOUNDATION

Deborah Auspelmyer, Foundation Executive
Liaison to The New York Bar Foundation
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Leigh Dorr, Foundation Program Coordinator
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