Leadership Directory

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Council is comprised of the Officers and the following members; term expiration dates are in parentheses:


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Past Chairs

Italics indicate deceased.

1958-59Godfrey L. Munter
1959-60Clarence Kolwyck
1960-61Sol Morton Isaac
1961-62Carl F. Ingraham
1962-63Stanton L. Ehrlich
1963-64Howard C. Bregel
1964-65Morris N. Hartman
1965-66Roger A. Pfaff
1966-67Robert F. Drinan
1967-68Jacob T. Zukerman
1968-69Harry M. Fain
1969-70Neva B. Talley
1970-71Felix Infausto
1971-72Jacob L. Isaacs
1972-73Ralph J. Podell
1973-74Arnold J. Gibbs
1974-75Harry X. Cole
1975-76Louise B. Raggio
1976-77Henry H. Foster, Jr.
1977-78Lawrence H. Stotter
1978-79Leonard L. Loeb
1979-80Thomas D. Cochran
1980-81Sanford N. Katz
1981-82Stanford E. Lerch
1982-83Samuel V. Schoonmaker
1983-84James P. O'Flarity
1984-85Michael J. Albano
1985-86Donald C. Schiller
1986-87Beverly Anne Groner
1987-88Harvey L. Golden
1988-89Richard J. Podell
1989-90Michael E. Barber
1990-91Gary N. Skoloff
1991-92Kenneth G. Raggio
1992-93Marshall J. Wolf
1993-94James J. Podell
1994-95Lynne Z. Gold-Bikin
1995-96Timothy B. Walker
1996-97Ira H. Lurvey
1997-98Bruce A. Kaufman
1998-99Maurice Jay Kutner
1999-00Sandra Morgan Little
2000-01Linda D. Elrod
2001-02Sharon L. Corbitt
2002-03Joel D. Tenenbaum
2003-04Phyllis G. Bossin
2004-05Peggy L. Podell
2005-06Hon. Howard I. Lipsey
2006-07James B. Preston
2007-08Gregg M. Herman
2008-09Anita M. Ventrelli
2009-10Mitchell K. Karpf
2010-11Hon. Debra H. Lehrmann
2011-12Randall M. Kessler
2012-13Maryann E. Foley
2013-14Scott Friedman
2014-15Lori W. Nelson
Greg J. Ortiz

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ABA AIDS Coordinating Committee


James C. McGuire
ABA Center on Children & the Law
ABA Commission on Youth at Risk

Ann Haralambie

ABA Commission on Disability Rights


Diana H. Metcalf
ABA Center for Human Rights

Llew Pritchard
ABA Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence

Allen Bailey
ABA Commission on Immigration

Llew Pritchard
ABA Commission on Law & Aging

Paula Kirby
ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession

Brandes S. G.Ash
ABA Commission on Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity (SOGI)

Ben Aguilar
ABA Coordinating Cmte on Veterans' Benefits

Henry DeWoskin

ABA Health Law Coordinating Committee


Diana Metcalf
ABA Judicial Division

Debra H. Lehrmann
ABA Section of Dispute ResolutionFrances Ross Nolan
ABA Senior Lawyers Division

Llew Pritchard
ABA CPR/SOC Professional Responsibility CommitteeEdward Newman
ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism

Edward Newman

ABA Standing Committee on Publishing  Oversight (SCOPO)


Gail D. Baker
ABA Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services

Karl W. Topor
ABA Special Committee on Bioethics & the Law

Maureen McBrien
Association of Family & Conciliation Courts (AFCC)

Stacy Heard
Canadian Bar Association Family Law Section

Grant Gold
ABA Rule of Law Initiative

Samuel Schoonmaker IV
ABA Standing Committee on Legal Assistance to Military Personnel (LAMP)

Mark Sullivan

Patricia Apy

Uniform Law Commission Family Law Joint Editorial Board


Melissa Kucinski
Sam Schoonmaker, IV
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)

Mitchell Karpf

National Coalition on Oversight of Assisted Reproductive Technology (NCOART)

Richard Vaughn
ABA Standing Committee on Disaster Response and Preparedness
Noel Tucker

ABA Young Lawyers Division


Lori Frio
ABA Standing Committee on Gun Violence

Steven P. Shewmaker
Law Student DivisionStephanie L. Tabashneck
ULC Amendments to the Uniform Parentage Act DraftingSteven H. Snyder
ULC Drafting Committee on Non-Parental Rights to Child

Jeff Atkinson

Debra H. Lehrmann

Allen G. Palmer

ULC Joint Study Committee on Harmonization of the Law of Caribbean Jurisdictions and the United StatesStephen C. Zollman

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