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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Kim McHargue, Executive Assistant to the Executive Director
Liaison to the Nominating Committee
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COMMUNICATIONS

Susan DeSantis, Chief Communications Strategist
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Brandon Vogel, Social Media & Web Content Manager
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Brendan Kennedy, Content and Communications Specialist
Liaison to the Special Committee on Strategic Communications; and Task Force on the Uniform Bar Exam
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Christian Nolan, J.D., Senior Writer
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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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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 Coordinator
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Michella Hand, 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 Coordinator
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Cindy O’Brien, Event Manager
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Holly Hirsch, Event Planning Assistant
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Carolyn Bell, Registrar/Out of State Accreditation
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COUNSEL’S OFFICE

Kathleen Baxter, Esq., General 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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Melissa O’Clair, Assistant to the General Counsel
Liaison to Committee on Committees; and Task Force on Parole Reform
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Thomas J. Richards, Esq., Director of Public Interest and Deputy General Counsel
Liaison to the COVID-19 Pro Bono Recovery Task Force; President’s Committee on Access to Justice; Committee on Legal Aid; Committee on Immigration Representation; Task Force on Free Expression in the Digital Age; Task Force on Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care; Task Force on Mass Shootings and Assault Weapons; Special Committee on Association Structure and Operations; and House of Delegates
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Eunice Bencke, Public Interest Program Coordinator
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DIGITAL BUSINESS OPERATIONS

Stephanie Bugos, Data Analyst
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Jessica Patterson, System Specialist
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Patrick Boland, System Specialist
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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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June Lazzaro, Accounting Data Coordinator
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Mary Marcy, Junior Accountant
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Debbie Pratt, Administrative Assistant
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GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

Ronald Kennedy, Esq., Director
Liaison to the Committee on Cannabis Law; Committee on Civil Practice Law and Rules; Committee on Federal Legislative Priorities; Committee on Legislative Policy; and Committee on the New York State Constitution
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Barbara Mahan, Administrative Assistant
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Adriel Colon-Casiano, Assistant Director of Governmental Relations and Public Affairs
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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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Linda McMahon, Lawyer Assistance Program Assistant
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MARKETING & DESIGN

Michelle Max, Content Marketing Manager
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Christopher Scesny, Video Marketing Specialist
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Connie Schin, Marketing Coordinator
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Alexandre J. Petraglia, Web Marketing Specialist
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Leanne Isabelle, Digital Marketing Coordinator
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Erin Corcoran, Senior Designer
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Christine Ekstrom, 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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Matthew Lenney, Member Resource Center Representative
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Lindsay Panzica, Member Resource Center Representative
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Eva Valentin-Espinal, Lawyer Referral Service Specialist
Liaison to the Committee on Veterans
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MEMBERSHIP

Victoria Shaw, Senior Director of Attorney Engagement and Retention
Liaison to the Committee on Membership
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Paolino Curto, Senior Marketing and Member Engagement Specialist
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Ernesto Guerrero, Program Manager, Law Students and Diversity & Inclusion
Liaison to the Committee on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar
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Maria Kroth, Administrative 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

Daniel McMahon, Esq., Director
Liaison to the Committee on Communications and Publications; Committee on Courts of Appellate Jurisdiction; Committee on Families and the Law; Committee on Mandated Representation; and Task Force on Autonomous Vehicles and the Law
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Kathryn Calista, Esq., Senior Publications Attorney
Liaision to the Committee on Mandated Representation; and Task Force on Autonomous Vehicles and the Law
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Kirsten Downer, Esq., Staff Attorney
Liaison to the Judicial Section
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Lori Herzing, Publications Design Manager
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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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Candace Grabow, Paralegal
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SECTION & MEETINGS 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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Dana Alamia, Section Liaison
Liaison to the Antitrust Law Section; Corporate Counsel Section; Elder Law and Special Needs Section; Food, Drug and Cosmetic Section; Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section; and Intellectual Property Law Section
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Catheryn Teeter, CMP, Section Liaison
Liaison to the Trusts and Estates Section; Labor and Employment Law Section; Local & State Government Law Section; and Tax 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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Carra Forgea, Section Liaison
Liaison to the General Practice Section; International Section; Senior Lawyers Section; and Women in Law Section
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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, Administrative Assistant
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