Committees

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COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS

Amicus Curiae Committee

Hayley Graham
Anesi, Ozmon, Rodin, Novak & Kohen, Ltd.

Annual Dinner

Margaret Battersby Black
Levin & Perconti

Natalie Federle
Outcome Health

Courtney Lindbert
Cunningham, Meyer & Vedrine

Melanie VanOverloop
Rapoport Law Offices 

Lauren Witkowski
Krakar & Olsen

Bylaws Committee

Whitney Siehl
Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP

Civil Litigation

Judy Conway
Cooney & Conway

Alison Field
Smith Blake Hill

Kelly Gaden
Malman Law 

Marla Izbicky

CLE Accreditation/Programming

Sarah King (programming)
Clifford Law Offices

Melanie VanOverloop (programming)
Rapoport Law Offices 

Pooja Ravisankar (accreditation)
KPMG

Community Outreach

Tonya Major Gauff
DLA Piper

Christin Handa
Horwood Marcus & Berk

Kristen Lukaszak
Angelini, Ori & Abate Law Firm

Caidi Vanderporten
Mammas Goldberg

Diversity Committee

Lauren Buford
Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd.

Debjani Desai
General Counsel to Illinois State Comptroller

Sarah Kwon
Much Shelist, P.C.

Andrea Ramirez
Malman Law

Melissa Tannehill
Tannehill Law

Government Lawyers
Debjani Desai
General Counsel to Illinois State Comptroller

Hon. Megan Goldish
Circuit Court of Cook County, Domestic Violence Division

Hon. Julie Aimen
Circuit Court of Cook County

Kilby Macfadden
Assistant Chief, Department of Justice

Historian 
Charlotte Adelman

Domestic Relations 

Aurelija Fitzpatrick
Law Offices of Jonathan Merel, P.C.

Genevieve Niemann
Singewald Law

Caidi Vanderporten
Mammas Goldberg

Adam Miel Zebelian
Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP  

In-House Counsel 

Julie Baker
JLL – Jones Lang Lasall

Stephanie Cueman
ZS Associates, Inc.

Christine Rosso
Brookfield Properties Retail

Deborah Solmor
TCS Education System

Jeanine Stathopoulos
ZS Associates, Inc.

Elizabeth Winiarski
LAZ Parking

Immigration Committee

Colleen Kilbride
National Immigrant Justice Center

Fiona McEntee
McEntee Law Group

Kathleen Vannucci
Law Offices of Robert D. Ahlgren and Associates

Intellectual Property Committee

Michelle Bolos
Marshall Gerstein & Borun, LLP

Danielle (Dani) Johnson
Goldberg Kohn

Judicial Evaluation Committee 

Chairs:

Cori Cundiff
Pfaff, Gill & Ports, Ltd.

Sarah King
Clifford Law Offices

Whitney Siehl
Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP

Melanie VanOverloop
Rapoport Law Offices 

Committee Members:

Caroleann Gallagher (on the committee)

Kilby Macfadden (on the committee)

Megan O’Connor (on the committee)

Jennifer Yu (on the committee)

Judicial Reception 

Alison Field
Smith Blake Hill

Caroleann Gallagher
Dwyer & Coogan

Marla Izbicky

Kelly Sabo Gaden
Malman Law

Katie Twardak
Tomasik Kotin & Kasserman

Hooton Committee

Legally Moms

Caroleann Gallagher
Dwyer & Coogan

Tonya Major Gauff
DLA Piper

Margaret Manetti
Sosin, Arnold & Schoenbeck Ltd.

Megan O’Connor
Hale & Monico

Caidi Vanderporten
Mammas Goldberg

Jennifer Yu
Synergy Settlement Services

Legislative Committee 

Bridget Duignan
Latherow & Duignan

Natalie Federle
Outcome Health

Sarah King
Clifford Law Offices

Dina Ninfo
Illinois Department of Central Management Services

Lauren Tuckey
BatesCarey

Mental Health & Wellness Committee

Tiffany Alberty
Malman La

Kristen Lukaszak
Angelini, Ori & Abate Law Firm

Mentor/Mentee Committee 

Stephanie Cueman
ZS Associates, Inc.

Caroleann Gallagher
Dwyer & Coogan 

Tiffany Gehrke
Marshall Gerstein & Borun

Andrea Ramirez
Malman Law

Lauren Witkowski
Krakar & Olsen

Membership Committee 

Lauren Witkowski (Second Vice President)
Krakar & Olsen

Natalie Federle (Secretary of Membership)
Outcome Health

Member Monday Chairs

Melissa Tannehill
Tannehill Law

Katie Twardak
Tomasik Kotin & Kasserman

Monthly Meet Ups Chair

Tiffany Gehrke
Marshall Gerstein & Borun

Young Lawyers Chair

Genevieve Niemann
Singewald Law

Keeley DeBack
DePaul University College of Law

Newsletter Co-Chairs 

Aurelija Fitzpatrick
Law Offices of Jonathan Merel, P.C.

Hayley Graham
Anesi, Ozmon, Rodin, Novak & Kohen, Ltd.

Melanie VanOverloop
Rapoport Law Offices 

Past President’s Advisory Counsel 

Dawn Gonzalez
Stone & Johnson, Chartered

Lori Levin
Lori Levin Law

Past President’s Advisory Counsel Board Liaisons 

Courtney Lindbert
Cunningham, Meyer & Vedrine

Lauren Witkowski
Krakar & Olsen

Race Judicata

Tiffany Alberty
Malman Law

Carolyn Daley
Power Rogers, LLP

Top Women Lawyers in Leadership Reception

Hayley Graham
Anesi, Ozmon, Rodin, Novak & Kohen, Ltd.

Courtney Lindbert
Cunningham, Meyer & Vedrine

Gena Whitson Owen (Advisory)
Krakar & Olsen

Jennifer Yu
Synergy Settlement Services

Transactional Lawyers Committee 

Melissa Tannehill
Tannehill Law

Pooja Ravisankar
KPMG

Website/Communications-Marketing

Courtney Lindbert (board liaison) (Communications & Marketing Officer)
Cunningham, Meyer & Vedrine

Monique Austin
Executive Director, Women’s Bar Association of Illinois

Women’s Bar Foundation Liaison 

Pooja Ravisankar
KPMG

Women Everywhere Liaison

Sarah King
Clifford Law Offices

Law School Liaisons

Keeley DeBack
DePaul University College of Law

Sandra Paulson
Chicago-Kent College of Law

Alida Beck
Loyola University Chicago School of Law

JMLS – Alice Vagun
The UIC John Marshall Law School

Lenore Hipsher
Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law