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Allegheny County Bar Foundation

David Blaner
Executive Director
412-402-6601
dblaner@acba.org

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.

 

David Leonard
Assistant Executive Director
412-402-6630
dleonard@acba.org

Mr. Leonard is responsible for overseeing the finance department and accounting functions for the ACBA and ACBF.

 

Diane McMillen
Assistant Executive Director
412-402-6604
dmcmillen@acba.org

Ms. McMillen is responsible for overseeing the finance department and accounting functions for the ACBA and ACBF.

 

Lorrie Albert
Associate Executive Director
412-402-6640
lalbert@acba.org

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.

 


Erin Rhodes
Programs and Projects Coordinator
412-402-6641
erhodes@acba.org

Ms. Rhodes is responsible for coordinating the ACBF ’s various programs and projects, including the Attorneys Against Hunger campaign, Fellows campaign, Dues Check-off campaign, Grants Program, and Loans & Scholarship Program. Additionally, Ms. Rhodes coordinates the annual golf tournament, the Zittrain Forum on Law & Public Policy, the Fellows Reception and Dinner, and the Pro Bono Rocks fundraiser. She is responsible for developing marketing materials and maintaining the Foundation’s social media presence.

 

Barbara Griffin
Director of the Pro Bono Center
412-402-6668
bgriffin@acba.org

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.


Lisa DiStefano-Bauer
Foundation/Development Assistant
412-402-6681
lbauer@acba.org

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
412-402-6628
egaetani@acba.org

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.

 

Juvenile Court Project


Frank J. Bogatay
Attorney
412-391-4467

Sharon L. Ciechalski
Paralegal
412-391-4467

Gina M. Cipolletti
Attorney
412-391-4467

DeLisa M. Coleman
Parental Support Advocate
412-391-4467

Lauren Creighton
Attorney
412-904-5429

Brianna Darnall
Attorney
412-904-5410

Jeffrey Eisenberg
Attorney
412-391-4467

Frances C. Fisher
Legal Assistant
412-391-4467

Kiersten M. Frankowski
Attorney
412-391-4467

Nicole Gardiner
Attorney
412-391-4467

Andrea Groh
Attoryey
412-904-5416

John B. Hayes
Attorney
412-391-4467

Barbara Akin Ramsey
Attorney
412-391-4467

Raymond Sanchas
Attorney
412-391-4467

Philip T. Savino
IT Technician
412-391-4467

David Sheldon
Attorney
412-391-4467

Catherine Volponi
Managing Attorney
412-391-4467

Erin Work
Attorney
412-391-4467

Ben Zuckerman
Attorney
412-391-4467