ALA Faces Member and Chapter News

Anniversaries, Awards and Appointments March 2021

Members on the Move


Natalie Brewer, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, a member of the Chattanooga Chapter, is now Office Administrator at Husch Blackwell LLP in Chattanooga, Tennessee.


Amanda M. García, a member of the New Mexico Chapter, is now Executive Director of Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


Angie Poulin, a member of the First State Chapter, is now Office Manager at Portnoff Law Associates, Ltd., in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.


Anna Scarpa, a member of the New York City Chapter, is now Director of Human Resources at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP in New York, New York.

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Kathleen Semeraro (not pictured), a member of the Nutmeg Chapter, is now Paralegal and Executive Assistant for Paul McConnell at McConnell Family Law Group in Hartford, Connecticut.


Lori L. Waldron, a member of the Wisconsin Chapter, is now Chief Operations Officer at N2 Advantage Law, Ltd., in Brookfield, Wisconsin.


Youlonda O. Wayne, a member of the Golden Gate Chapter, is now Office Administrator at Fox Rothschild LLP in San Francisco, California.

Sharing Our Condolences

  • ALA received word of the February passing of former member Jerry R. Sullenberger, 79. Jerry was a member for several years and once served as President of the Florida Capital (Tallahassee) Chapter. He worked as Director of Administration at Carlton Fields, PA, and more recently as a Practice Management Adviser at The Florida Bar. He also owned his own technology training and consulting company. Jerry, who served in the U.S. Army and was awarded the Purple Heart three times, will have a memorial service with military honors at Tallahassee National Cemetery. Donations in his memory can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the Wounded Warrior Project. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and former colleagues.

  • ALA is saddened by the death of Paula Serratore, 71, who retired as Executive Director of the Capital Chapter last year. Although Paula was not a member of ALA herself, she was deeply connected to our organization and helped champion charitable causes and mentor women in management. Prior to this role, she was an executive at companies including Lucent and Motorola, where she served as Head of Global Marketing. Contributions in her memory can be made to the Scleroderma Foundation. Our thoughts are with her family, friends and past colleagues.