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Thank you for helping us celebrate 10 years of LLI!

 

Thursday, September 20
Ohio Statehouse Rotunda

With remarks from Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor, the cocktail reception celebrated our successes and honored some of the individuals who have helped us make the program possible, including:



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Our Team

 

 
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Heather A. CreeD
Executive Director

Ms. Creed joined the staff as LLI's first Chief Operating Officer in April 2014 and became LLI's Executive Director in February 2015. Ms. Creed brings to LLI her unique experience and insight from her tenure at Legal Outreach, a diversity pipeline program based in New York City, as well as experience in law school administration in Texas and as an algebra teacher in Miami.

 


Katie Kaufman
Administrative Assistant

Ms. Kaufman joined LLI in September 2014. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from The Ohio State University and has held various positions in the non-profit and government sectors. Prior to joining LLI, she served as the Communications and Marketing Specialist for the Ohio Housing Finance Agency. She brings to LLI a passion for non-profit work. 

 

 

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Education Specialist

 

Vacant
Legal Specialist

 
For me, there are few things in life more important than trying to make a difference in the life of a child.
— Steve Jemison, Emeritus Board Member
 

Our Board

Thanks to the women & men who
serve our board.

 
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Honorable Jeffery P. Hopkins    President   United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Ohio

Honorable Jeffery P. Hopkins
President
United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Ohio

Michael L. Robinson, Esq.    Vice President   Attorney at Law

Michael L. Robinson, Esq.
Vice President
Attorney at Law

Merle Wilberding, Esq.    Treasurer   Coolidge Wall Co., LPA

Merle Wilberding, Esq.
Treasurer
Coolidge Wall Co., LPA

Lindsay Ford Ellis, Esq.    Secretary   Associate Counsel, Department of Legal and Government Affairs, Central Ohio Transit Authority

Lindsay Ford Ellis, Esq.
Secretary
Associate Counsel, Department of Legal and Government Affairs, Central Ohio Transit Authority

 
David Alexander  Partner, Squire Patton Boggs

David Alexander
Partner, Squire Patton Boggs

Karim A. Ali  Partner, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP

Karim A. Ali
Partner, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP

F. Daniel Balmert  Managing Partner, Ret., Akron Office of Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP, Ret.

F. Daniel Balmert
Managing Partner, Ret., Akron Office of Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP, Ret.

Neema Bell  Partner, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

Neema Bell
Partner, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

 
Trish Branam  Executive Director, Ret., Toledo Bar Foundation

Trish Branam
Executive Director, Ret., Toledo Bar Foundation

Michael B. Coleman  Partner and Director, Business and Government Strategies, IceMiller

Michael B. Coleman
Partner and Director, Business and Government Strategies, IceMiller

Stuart F. Cubbon  Partner, Cubbon & Associates

Stuart F. Cubbon
Partner, Cubbon & Associates

Frank DeSantis  Partner, Thompson Hine

Frank DeSantis
Partner, Thompson Hine

 
Lisa Eschleman  Executive Director, Ret., Ohio Center for Law Related Education

Lisa Eschleman
Executive Director, Ret., Ohio Center for Law Related Education

Melissa Kendralla  Educator, Southwest City School District

Melissa Kendralla
Educator, Southwest City School District

Alan Michaels  Dean and Edwin M. Cooperman Professor of Law, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

Alan Michaels
Dean and Edwin M. Cooperman Professor of Law, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

Honorable Carla Moore  Ninth District Court of Appeals, Ret.

Honorable Carla Moore
Ninth District Court of Appeals, Ret.

 
Honorable Michael J. Newman  U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

Honorable Michael J. Newman
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

Kathy Northern  Associate Dean of Admissions, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Jones Day/Robert M. Duncan Associate Professor of Law

Kathy Northern
Associate Dean of Admissions, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Jones Day/Robert M. Duncan Associate Professor of Law

Ken Patel  Vice President & General Counsel, The Procter & Gamble Company

Ken Patel
Vice President & General Counsel, The Procter & Gamble Company

Robert J. Weiler, Sr.  The Robert Weiler Company

Robert J. Weiler, Sr.
The Robert Weiler Company

EJ Wunsch  Chief Legal Officer and Secretary, The Wendy’s Company

EJ Wunsch
Chief Legal Officer and Secretary, The Wendy’s Company