September 12, 2019


Division Officers and Council Members

Chair: Sharon E. Pandak
Greehan, Taves & Pandak, PLLC

Chair-Elect: Steve Vieux
San Francisco, CA

Vice-Chair: Edward Monahan
Frankfort, KY

Secretary: Wendy J. Muchman
Chicago, IL

Treasurer: Adele Rapport
Chief Attorney, Office of Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
Chicago, IL

Division Delegates:
Gregory G. Brooker
Minneapolis, MN

Col. Alexander W. Purdue
Sante Fe, NM

Immediate Past Chair: Hon. Susan N. Burke
Hennepin County District Court
Minneapolis, MN

Council Members
Matthew Archer-Beck
Securities and Exchange Commission
Washington, DC

Albert C. Asphall
Assistant Corporation Counsel
City of Paterson
Paterson, NJ

Joan Burke
Executive Director
Medical Practitioner Review Panel
State Board of Medical Examiners
Trenton, NJ

Joel DeJesus
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Silver Spring, MD

Hon. Edwin L. Felter, Jr.
Office of Administrative Courts
Denver, CO

Donna Y. Frazier
Caddo Parish Attorney
Shreveport, LA

Paula J. Frederick
General Counsel
State Bar of Georgia
Atlanta, GA

Jacqueline Hallinan
Assistant Attorney General
Office of the WV Attorney General
Charleston, WV

Gilda Mariani
Special Investigative Counsel
New York County District Attorney's Office
New York, NY

Regina Nassen
Office of the Pima County Attorney
Civil Division
Tucson, AZ

Hon. Timothy L. Nemechek
Colorado Office of Administrative Courts
Denver, CO

Howard A. Pohl
Hollywood, FL

Liani Reeves
Portland, OR

Hon. Ira Sandron

National Labor Relations Board
Washington, DC

Linda Santiago
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC

Darcee Siegel
Bal Harbour, FL

Hon. John R. Tunheim
U.S. District Court Judge
District of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

Bill Slease
Disciplinary Board of the New Mexico Supreme Court
Albuquerque, NM

Charles Stertz
Outagamie County District Attorney's Office
Appleton, WI

Capt. Amanda R.M. Williams
United States Army Judge Advocate General Corps
Alexandria, VA

Board of Governors Liaison
Myles Lynk

Washington, DC

Law Student Division Liaison 
Raven Moore

Pittsburgh, PA

Young Lawyers Division Liaison 
Abbie Gruwell

Washington, DC

Former Division Chairs


Kenneth J. Hodson, Washington, DC
Ernest D. Preate, Jr., Scranton, PA
J. Edwin Dietel, Bethesda, MD
Pamila J. Brown, Ellicott City, MD
General Earl E. Anderson, Vienna, VA
Hon. John R. Tunheim, Minneapolis, MN
Brenda P. Murray, Chevy Chase, MD
Daniel Lawrence Skoler, Bethesda, MD
John J. Copelan, Jr., Coral Springs, FL
Cynthia Rapp, Washington, DC
David J. DeVries, Mechanicsburg, PA
Maureen Essex, Baltimore, MD
Joseph W. Downey, Arlington, VA
David A. Anderson, Dunn Loring, VA
Allen E. Giles, Saint Paul, MN
Jacquelynn B. Rothstein, Madison, WI
Jorge L. Fernandez, Miami, FL
Darcee S. Siegel, North Miami Beach, FL
General Kenneth D. Gray, Morgantown, WV
Gwendolyn D. Hodge, Little Rock, AR
Gary L. Anderson, San Antonio, TX
Susan A. Low, Des Moines, IA
Hon. Edwin L. Felter, Jr., Denver, CO
Col. Alexander W. Purdue, Los Alamos, NM
Gregory G. Brooker, Minneapolis, MN
Joan M. Burke, Trenton, NJ
Pauline A. Weaver, Fremont, CA
Janet M. Coulter, Long Beach, CA
Hon. Susan N. Burke, Minneapolis, MN

Information about Serving on Council

In the spring, the Division contacts state bars, relevant ABA entities and ABA affiliated organizations seeking nominations to council. The Division’s Nominating Committee also nominates at-large members to council. Nominees then stand for election in August at the ABA Annual Meeting. Council member terms are three years and they are eligible to serve two three-year terms. Council members are required to attend three council meetings per year.