Our Board

Executive Committee

  • Maria Ellena Chavez-Ruark, Esq., President – Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, LLP
  • James R. Benjamin, Esq., Vice President – Gordon Feinblatt LLC
  • Sima G. Fried, Esq., Treasurer – Thomas & Libowitz, P.A.
  • Ryan P. Nolan, Esq., Secretary – T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.
  • Victor L. Velazquez, CAE, Executive Vice President – Maryland State Bar Association
  • Joseph J. “Joe” Dyer, Esq., Immediate Past President – Seyfarth Shaw, LLP

Board of Directors

  • Jordan Bailowitz, Esq. – DLA Piper
  • Lauren K. Benko, Esq. – Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
  • Pamela S. Foresman, Esq. – Disability Rights Maryland
  • Michael J. Goecke, Esq. – Lerch Early & Brewer, Chtd.
  • David Scott “DS” Gray, Esq. – Venable, LLP
  • Leah Hauser, Esq. – Miles & Stockbridge P.C.
  • Kristin P. Herber, Esq. – Under Armour
  • Allen E. Honick, Esq. – Whiteford, Taylor & Preston
  • Catherine “Cate” Hopkin, Esq. – Yumkas, Vidmar, Sweeney & Mulrenin
  • Wilhelm H. Joseph, Jr., Esq. – Maryland Legal Aid
  • Frederick L. Kobb, Esq. – Wright, Constable & Skeen, LLP
  • Melissa L. Mackiewicz, Esq.
  • Shila Mashhadishafie, Esq. – Legal Services Corporation
  • Laura McMahon, Esq. – PBCC Chair – FreeState Justice
  • Nicolas Orechwa, Esq. – Maryland Office of Administrative Hearings
  • Amy Petkovsek, Esq. – Maryland Legal Aid
  • Indira K. Sharma, Esq. – YLS Chair – Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, LLP
  • Tracy L. Steedman, Esq. – Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler, LLC
  • Hon. Keith R. Truffer – Maryland State Bar President-Elect – Circuit Court for Baltimore County
  • Brian T. Tucker, Esq. – Gallagher Evelius & Jones, LLP
  • Dana O. Williams, Esq. – Heisler, Williams & Lazzaro, LLC