Leadership Directory

Committees

  • Adoption

    Lori A. Colbert, Chair

    Kumudha Kumarachandran, Vice-Chair

  • Alimony

    Brittany Ranson, Chair

    Andrea Cozza, Vice-Chair

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

    Rebecca Simpson, Chair

    Brent Tanner, Vice-Chair

  • Assisted Reproductive Technologies

    Dean Hutchison, Chair

    Stephanie Brinkley, Vice-Chair

  • Bankruptcy

    Drew Bloch, Chair

  • Bylaws & Policy

    Phyllis Bossin, Chair

    Henry DeWoskin, Vice-Chair

  • Child Support

    Kelli Hooper, Chair

    Lana Hawkins, Vice-Chair

  • Communications

    Candace B. Peeples, Chair

    Edward Lyman, Vice-Chair

  • Continuing Legal Education

    Lyne Ranson, Co-Chairs

    Thad F. Woody, Co-Chair

  • Custody

    Chaim Steinberger, Chair

    Psonya Hackett, Vice-Chair

  • Diversity

    Brandes S. G. Ash & Michael Mosberg, Co-Chair

    Maritza Rodriguez, Vice-Chair

  • Domestic Violence

    Maritza Rodriguez, Chair

    Sarah White, Vice-Chair

  • Family Advocate Editorial Board

    Kathleen A. Hogan, Editor in Chief

  • Family Law Case Update

    Laura W. Morgan, Editor

  • Family Law Quarterly Board of Editors

    Kendra Fershee, Editor in Chief

    Linda D. Elrod, Editor Emeritus

  • Finance

    Greg J. Ortiz, Chair

  • Health & Wellness

    Jennifer Hostetter, Co-Chair

    Brian Karpf, Co-Chair

  • International Law

    Kathryn S. Root, Chair

    Stacy Heard, Vice-Chair

  • Jean Crowe Pro Bono Award

    Sandra M. Little, Chair

  • Law Practice Management & Technology

    C. Gustav Dahlberg, Chair

    Meredith McBride, Vice-Chair

  • Law Student

    Rachael Bailey & Tommy Pan, Co-Chairs

    Ana Alford, Vice-Chair

  • Marital Property

    Karen M. Platt, Chair

    Tracy Miller, Vice-Chair

  • Member Benefit Development

    Karl W. Topor & Richard B. Vaughn, Co-Chairs

    Christina O. Miller, Vice-Chair

  • Military Law

    Patricia D. Shewmaker, Chair

    Chris Barondeau, Vice-Chair

  • Modest Means

    Samuel Thomas, Chair

    Annie Martinez, Vice-Chair

  • Nominating

    Jonathan W. Wolfe, Chair

  • Publications Development Board

    Joseph W. Booth, Co-Chair

    Lynne A. Ustach, Co-Chair

  • Schwab Essay Contest Judges

    James B. Preston, Chief Judge

  • Special Needs Families

    Karl W. Topor, Chair

    Amanda Harris, Vice-Chair

  • Sponsorship & Fundraising

    Jennifer A. Brandt , Co-Chair

    C. Gustav Dahlberg, Vice-Chair

  • Strategic Planning

    Lori Nelson, Chair

  • Taxation

    Michelle Piscopo, Chair

    Barton R. Resnicoff, Vice-Chair

  • Trial Practice & Techniques

    Edward Lyman, Chair

    Teresa Griffin, Vice-Chair

  • Vulnerable Adults

    Mary E. Fondrisi, Chair

    Stephen Zollman, Vice-Chair

  • Young Lawyers

    Kumudha Kumarachandran & Adam Turbowitz, Co-Chairs

    Kelsy Miller, Vice-Chair

Liaisons

  • ABA Center for Human Rights

    Llew G. Pritchard

  • ABA Center on Children & the Law

    Ann Haralambie

  • ABA Commission on Disability Rights

    Stephen Zollman

  • ABA Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence

    Allen M. Bailey

  • ABA Commission on Immigration

    Llew G. Pritchard

  • ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession

    Lori A. Colbert

  • ABA Commission on Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity (SOGI)

    Tommy Pan

  • ABA Commission on Women

    Kelli Hooper

  • ABA Commission on Youth at Risk

    Ann Haralambie

  • ABA Coordinating Committee on Veterans Benefits

    Henry M. DeWoskin

  • ABA CPR/SOC Professional Responsibility Committee

    Christina O. Miller

  • ABA Judicial Division

    Henry M. DeWoskin

  • ABA Law Student Division

    Ana Alford

  • ABA Section of Dispute Resolution

    Rebecca Simpson

  • ABA Section of International Law

    Maritza Rodriguez

  • ABA Senior Lawyers Division

    Llew G. Pritchard

  • ABA Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services

    Andrea L. Ciobanu

  • ABA Standing Committee on Legal Assistance to Military Personnel (LAMP)

    Patricia Apy

    Mark E. Sullivan

  • ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism

    Karen M. Platt

  • ABA Standing Committee on Publishing Oversight (SCOPO)

    Joseph W. Booth

    Lynne A. Ustach

  • ABA Young Lawyers Division

    Adam Turbowitz

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)

    Lyne Ranson

  • Association of Family & Conciliation Courts (AFCC)

    Stacy Heard

  • Canadian Bar Association Family Law Section

    Grant W. Gold

  • National Coalition on Oversight of Assisted Reproductive Technology (NCOART)

    Dean Hutchison

  • ULC Amendments to the Uniform Parentage Act Drafting Committee

    Steven H. Snyder

  • ULC Drafting Committee on Non-Parental Rights to Child Custody and Visitation

    Jeff Atkinson

    Debra H. Lehrmann

  • ULC Family Law Joint Editorial Board

    Melissa A. Kucinski

    Sam V. Schoonmaker, IV

  • ULC Study Committe on Economic Rights of Unmarried Cohabitants

    Laura W. Morgan

  • ULC Study Committee on Unregulated Transfers of Adopted Children

    Ann Haralambie

Past Chairs

  • Roberta S. Batley

    2017-18

  • Mary T. Vidas

    2016-17

  • Greg J. Ortiz

    2015-16

  • Lori W. Nelson

    2014-15

  • Scott N. Friedman

    2013-14

  • Maryann E. Foley

    2012-13

  • Randall M. Kessler

    2011-12

  • Hon. Debra H. Lehrmann

    2010-11

  • Mitchell K. Karpf

    2009-10

  • Anita M. Ventrelli

    2008-09

  • Gregg M. Herman

    2007-08

  • James B. Preston

    2006-07

  • Hon. Howard I. Lipsey

    2005-06

  • Peggy L. Podell

    2004-05

  • Phyllis G. Bossin

    2003-04

  • Joel D. Tenenbaum

    2002-03

  • Sharon L. Corbitt

    2001-02

  • Linda D. Elrod

    2000-01

  • Sandra Morgan Little

    1999-00

  • Maurice Jay Kutner

    1998-99

  • Bruce A. Kaufman

    1997-98

  • Ira H. Lurvey

    1996-97

  • Timothy B. Walker

    1995-96

  • Lynne Z. Gold-Bikin

    1994-95

  • James J. Podell

    1993-94

  • Marshall J. Wolf

    1992-93

  • Kenneth G. Raggio

    1991-92

  • Gary N. Skoloff

    1990-91

  • Michael E. Barber

    1989-90

  • Richard J. Podell

    1988-89

  • Harvey L. Golden

    1987-88

  • Beverly Anne Groner

    1986-87

  • Donald C. Schiller

    1985-86

  • Michael J. Albano

    1984-85

  • James P. O'Flarity

    1983-84

  • Samuel V. Schoonmaker

    1982-83

  • Stanford E. Lerch

    1981-82

  • Sanford N. Katz

    1980-81

  • Thomas D. Cochran

    1979-80

  • Leonard L. Loeb

    1978-79

  • Lawrence H. Stotter

    1977-78

  • Henry H. Foster, Jr.

    1976-77

  • Louise B. Raggio

    1975-76

  • Harry X. Cole

    1974-75

  • Arnold J. Gibbs

    1973-74

  • Ralph J. Podell

    1972-73

  • Jacob L. Isaacs

    1971-72

  • Felix Infausto

    1970-71

  • Neva B. Talley

    1969-70

  • Harry M. Fain

    1968-69

  • Jacob T. Zukerman

    1967-68

  • Robert F. Drinan

    1966-67

  • Roger A. Pfaff

    1965-66

  • Morris N. Hartman

    1964-65

  • Howard C. Bregel

    1963-64

  • Stanton L. Ehrlich

    1962-63

  • Carl F. Ingraham

    1961-62

  • Sol Morton Isaac

    1960-61

  • Clarence Kolwyck

    1959-60

  • Godfrey L. Munter

    1958-59

Section Staff

ABA Section of Family Law, 321 N. Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654. Phone: (312) 988-5145