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Alumni Association

Board of Directors

Board of Directors Overview

The Law Alumni Association Board of Directors is comprised of a dedicated group of fellow graduates who represent the interests of alumni and offer a broad array of opportunities for alumni to stay engaged. Law alumni connect with one another, current students, and the School of Law through Alumni Association communications, events, volunteer opportunities, and philanthropic initiatives.

2019-2020 Board Members

Term Ending 2020

Karen Adamski L'14 – Clerk
Attorney
O'Brien & Adamski Law Office
Southampton, MA
attorneykadamski@gmail.com  

Jessica Audet L'06
Stay-at-Home Parent
Tolland, CT
jaudet.esq@gmail.com   

Kristin Bonneau L'04
Attorney
Mullen and McGourty
West Hartford, CT
bonneaulaw@comcast.net  

Lisa Lippiello L'06
Partner
Lin & Lippiello LLP
Northampton, MA
lisa@oliplaw.com   

Jon Longobardi L'10 – Immediate Past President (ex officio)
Associate
Neubert, Pepe & Monteith, PC
New Haven, CT
jonlongobardi@gmail.com   

Adam Mandell L'06
Partner
Maynard, O'Connor, Smith & Catalinotto, LLP
Woodstock, NY
mandell@maynardoconnorlaw.com  

Tasha Marshall L'16 – Nominations and Elections Chair; President Elect
Assistant City Solicitor
City of Holyoke
Holyoke, MA
tashamarshallesq@gmail.com

Term Ending 2021

Sara Behuniak L'17
Assistant Conflict Defender
St. Lawrence County Conflict Defender's Office
Canton, NY
sbehuniak@stlawco.org  

Stephen Button L'06 – Communications Chair
Chief County Attorney
St. Lawrence County, NY
Canton, NY
sbutton@stlawco.org  

Tasheena Davis L'15
Clerk
City of Springfield
Springfield, MA
tdavis@springfieldcityhall.com  

Justin Dion L'00 – Events Co-Chair
Professor of Legal Skills and Director of Bar Admission Programs
Western New England University School of Law
Springfield, MA
justin.dion@law.wne.edu  

Lisa Foley L'02
Founder
Red Pen Consulting LLC
Harvard, MA
lisa.foley@outlook.com   

Chad G. Greiner L'10 – Events Co-Chair
Attorney
The Law Office of Chad G. Greiner, LLC
Manchester, CT
chadgreiner@aol.com   

Meghan Smith L'07
Associate
Kahan, Kerensky & Capossela, LLP
Vernon, CT
msmith@kkc-law.com   

Shaune Sousa '13/ L'16
Financial Advisor
Merrill Lynch & Company
Hartford, CT
shaune.sousa@gmail.com 

Term Ending 2022

Navid Ansari L'05
Associate
Peckar & Abramson, P.C.
New York, NY
navid.ansari.8@gmail.com   

Kelly Koch Reynolds L'07/LLM'11
Attorney
Raipher, P.C.
Springfield, MA
kellykoch32@gmail.com   

Nicole Mule L'17
Associate
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Stamford, CT
nicole.mule@ogletree.com  

Nicole Murray L'05 – President
Associate Attorney
Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone
Springfield, MA
attymurray@gmail.com  

Gina Paro L'05
Assistant City Solicitor
City of Holyoke
Holyoke, MA
attyginaparo@gmail.com   

Stefan Sjoberg L'18
Associate
Doherty, Wallace, Pillsbury & Murphy, P.C.
Springfield, MA
ssjoberg@dwpm.com   

Andrea Wells L'96
Attorney
Levitt Law Group, LLC
Chelmsford, MA
awells@levittlawgroup.com     

Alumni Awards

Alumni Awards Overview

Western New England University School of Law held its Annual Alumni Recognition Reception on October 4, 2019 at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place in Springfield, MA. The event was hosted by the Law Alumni Association to recognize the professional accomplishments of law alumni and included the presentation of the Dean's Alumni Excellence Award, Ascending Alumni Award, and the Distinguished Alumni Award. Dean Sudha Setty delivered opening remarks to the assembled alumni and friends, and Jonathan Longobardi L’10, then president of the School of Law Alumni Association, presided over the ceremony.

View the 2019 Honorees

Distinguished Alumni Award

This award is given to an alumnus/a who has made significant contributions, not only to the legal profession, but to society as a whole. His/her contributions exemplify leadership, ethics, and integrity and whose accomplishments reflect great credit upon the Western New England University School of Law and him/herself. Past recipients include The Honorable Mark Mastroianni '89 (2015), Richard Sullivan '84 (2016), Russell Thompson '90 (2017), James Czapiga '94 (2018), and The Honorable William J. Meade '89 (2019).

Ascending Alumni Award

This award spotlights the achievements of alumni who graduated from the School of Law within the past ten years. Honorees have shown leadership in their chosen fields and/or in the community. They stand out among their peers and have a great deal of drive and potential. Past recipients include The Honorable Stephanie Silvas '11 and William Reichelt '13 (2016), Anthony Gulluni '07 and Taylor Bouchard Wallin '09 (2017), Veronica Coletti Barry '11 and James Harrington '10 (2018), and Kathleen Dion '09 and Michael Fenton '12 (2019).

Call for Nominations: Law Alumni Board of Directors and Alumni Awards

Dear Fellow Alumni,

The deadline is rapidly approaching to submit a nomination for the Western New England University School of Law Alumni Board of Directors and the 2020 Law Alumni Awards. All nominations are due by Monday, April 13, and should be submitted through the online forms linked below.

Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is comprised of a dedicated group of fellow graduates who represent the interests of alumni and offer a broad array of opportunities for alumni to stay engaged. Law alumni connect with one another, current students, and the School of Law through Alumni Association communications, events, volunteer opportunities, and philanthropic initiatives. If you are interested in joining the Board or to nominate a colleague, please submit a nomination.

Distinguished Alumni Award
This award is given to an alumnus/a who has made significant contributions, not only to the legal profession, but to society as a whole. His/her contributions exemplify leadership, ethics, and integrity and whose accomplishments reflect great credit upon the Western New England University School of Law and him/herself. Past recipients include The Honorable Mark Mastroianni '89 (2015), Richard Sullivan '84 (2016), Russell Thompson '90 (2017), James Czapiga '94 (2018), and The Honorable William J. Meade '89 (2019). Help us recognize our accomplished alumni by submitting a nomination.

Ascending Alumni Award
This award spotlights the achievements of alumni who graduated from the School of Law within the past ten years. Honorees have shown leadership in their chosen fields and/or in the community. They stand out among their peers and have a great deal of drive and potential. Past recipients include The Honorable Stephanie Silvas '11 and William Reichelt '13 (2016), Anthony Gulluni '07 and Taylor Bouchard Wallin '09 (2017), Veronica Coletti Barry '11 and James Harrington '10 (2018), and Kathleen Dion '09 and Michael Fenton '12 (2019). To help us identify the rising stars among our recent graduates, please submit a nomination.

Please submit all nominations by Monday, April 13, 2020. In your nomination, please describe the individual's qualifications for the Board or award based on the descriptions and criteria outlined above. Alumni are also encouraged to submit self-nominations. We take great pride in the accomplishments of our alumni, and we thank you for helping us to recognize and celebrate them.

Sincerely,

Sara Behuniak L'17
Chair, Nominations and Elections Committee
WNE School of Law Alumni Association