Allegheny County Bar Foundation
Mr. Blaner is responsible for the overall operation of the ACBA and
ACBF. He is responsible for initiating
and maintaining relationships with the legal community that the bar serves, including
the judicial community. He directs ACBA activities
and plans for future growth. He also oversees
the financial condition of the organizations.
Assistant Executive Director
Mr. Leonard is responsible for overseeing the finance department and accounting functions for the ACBA and ACBF.
Associate Executive Director
Ms. Albert is responsible for overseeing, managing, and administering the daily operations of the foundation and its fundraising activities, which include the endowment, Attorneys Against Hunger, and dues check-off campaigns, and the Fellows, loans and scholarships, LRAP, and grants programs. She is also responsible for the Zittrian Forums speaker series and the annual golf tournament. Duties include strategic planning and marketing and implementation of long-range fundraising goals.
Programs and Projects Coordinator
Ms. Rhodes assists with coordinating the golf tournament, Fellows campaign, Attorneys Against Hunger campaign, endowment campaign, and dues check-off campaign. Additionally, Ms. Rhodes oversees preparation of the foundation's annual report and has various pro bono duties.
Director of the Pro Bono Center
Ms. Griffin develops, manages, and monitors programs that provide free legal services to low-income residents of Allegheny County using staff and volunteer attorneys. She is responsible for developing educational programs and materials for volunteer attorneys, law students, paralegals, and the general public, recruits and recognizes volunteers, and promotes pro bono initiatives to the bar and members of the community.
Ms. DeStefano-Bauer is responsible for data entry, assisting in the planning of special events, maintaining the content of the foundation’s website, preparing correspondence, assisting in the development of publications and other written materials, scheduling meetings, and maintaining files.
Elizabeth Parker Gaetani, Esq.
Pro Bono Coordinator
Ms. Gaetani assists the Pro Bono Center Director with developing, managing, and monitoring pro bono initiatives focusing on legal services to low-income residents of Allegheny County. She helps develop programs and materials for volunteer attorneys, law students, paralegals, and the general public, helps recruit and recognize volunteers, and promotes pro bono initiatives to the bar and members of the community.
Divorce Law Project
Ms. Marhefka is responsible for overseeing the Divorce Law Project, which provides legal assistance in obtaining simple, no-fault divorces to low-income residents in Allegheny County.
Juvenile Court Project
Frank J. Bogatay
Sharon L. Ciechalski
Gina M. Cipolletti
DeLisa M. Coleman
Frances C. Fisher
Kiersten M. Frankowski
John B. Hayes
Barbara Akin Ramsey
Philip T. Savino