Leadership Roster


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ChairChair-ElectVice Chair
Scott FriedmanLori NelsonGreg J. Ortiz
Columbus, OHSalt Lake City, UT
Highlands Ranch, CO
SecretaryFinancial OfficerImmediate Past Chair
Mary T. Vidas
Deborah Akers-ParryMaryann Foley
Philadelphia, PACleveland, OHAnchorage, AK
Section Delegate (2014)Section Delegate (2015) 
Marshall J. WolfAnita Ventrelli 
Cleveland, OHChicago, IL 


At Large
(Exp. 2014)
At Large (Exp. 2014)At Large
(Exp. 2014)
Roberta S. BatleyCandace PeeplesJonathan Wolfe
Albuquerque, NM
Birmingham, AL
Livingston, NJ
At Large
(Exp. 2015)
At Large (Exp. 2015)At Large
(Exp. 2015)
Jean CroweMichael MosbergKarl Topor
Nashville, TNNew York, NY
Newton, MA
At Large
(Exp. 2016)
At Large (Exp. 2016)At Large
(Exp. 2016)
Lori  Colbert
Samuel V. Schoonmaker, IV
Peter M. Walzer
Anchorage, AK
Stamford, CT
Woodland Hills, CA
Region I
(Exp. 2016)
Region II (Exp. 2015)Region III
(Exp. 2014)
Allen G. Palmer
Linda RavdinWilliam Biviano
Westport, CT
Bethesda, MDWarren, OH
Region IV
(Exp. 2015)
Region V (Exp. 2014)Region VI
(Exp. 2016)
Henry DeWoskinVirginia DuganAllen M. Bailey
St. Louis, MOAlbuquerque, NMAnchorage, AK
Editor, Family AdvocateEditor, Family Law QuarterlyChair, Publications Development Board
Kathleen (Kathy) HoganLinda D. ElrodGail D. Baker
Denver, COTopeka, KSRochester, MN
CLE Co-ChairCLE Co-Chair 
Melissa AveryPeter Walzer 
Indianapolis, INWoodland Hills, CA 
Young Lawyers Division LiaisonLaw Student Division LiaisonBoard of Governors Liaison
Brian KarpfTanisha Bostick
Robert T. Gonzales
Weston, FLSan Diego, CA
Baltimore, MD
Herbert J. Belgrad  
Baltimore, MD

Past Chairs

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