ALA Faces Member and Chapter News

Anniversaries, Awards and Appointments February 2020

ALA Congratulates Its 2020-2021 Board of Directors & Chapter Resource Team 

The ALA Board of Directors is responsible for establishing the vision, mission and goals of the Association as well as setting its strategic direction.

Members of the Chapter Resource Team (CRT) assist in the development of creative strategies that promote and educate members on the policies, programs and initiatives of ALA, including providing support and resources to chapters and their leaders. In addition to serving as mentors to chapters, team members serve as subject matter experts and they are interested in the further development of their own leadership skills.

The members that make up these groups are held in the highest regard and have been entrusted to guide ALA and the legal management profession into the future.

ALA is pleased to announce the 2020-2021 Board of Directors and Chapter Resource Team. These individuals will officially take office in May at the close of the Annual Conference & Expo in Salt Lake City, Utah. Please join us in congratulating this extraordinary group of legal management professionals!

Members on the Move

Nicole Clark

Nicole Clark, PHR, a member of the Chicago Chapter, is now Office Administrator at Jackson Lewis PC in Chicago, Illinois.


Sandra Dickerson

Sandra Dickerson, a member of the Nutmeg Chapter, is now Administrative Manager at Reid and Riege, PC, in Hartford, Connecticut.


Barbara Fisher

Barbara L. Fisher, an independent member, is now Director of Administration at McNally Gervan LLP in Ottawa, Canada.


Heather Kelly

Heather Kelly, a member of the Puget Sound Chapter, is now Manager, Regional Offices, at Cozen O'Connor in Seattle, Washington.


Roger Meertins

Roger A. Meertins, SPHR, a member of the Greater Los Angeles Chapter, is now Director of Administration at Venable LLP in Los Angeles, California.

Jessica Miller, MBA, a member of the Sacramento Valley Chapter, is now Firm Administrator at Ellis & Makus LLP in Sacramento, California.


Kathee Nelson

Kathee Nelson, CLM, a member of the Oregon Chapter, is now Director of Operations at Parsons Farnell & Grein, LLP, in Portland, Oregon.



Sending Our Condolences

lm-february2020-lilyflowerALA received word that member Nancy Jo Davis passed away in November. A member of the Houston Chapter, she most recently served as Office Administrator for Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP in Houston, Texas. Our thoughts are with her family, friends and colleagues.

Former member Catherine S. Barron passed away in October. She was most recently the Washington, D.C., Office Administrator for Proskauer Rose, LLP. Barron held several leadership positions in the Capital Chapter of ALA, according to Executive Director Paula Serratore, and she was named the Hyattsville, Maryland, Volunteer of the Year in 2016. Donations can be made in her memory to Guiding Eyes for the Blind.