Alumni Notes – Fall 2021


STUART M. GOLDBERG, J.D. ’74, is the chairperson for the Stratford University Professional Advisory Committee and is the chair of its Alumni Project, which was created to establish an alumni association and an alumni relations office for the university. Additionally, Goldberg is a foundation trustee for the Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Foundation in the United States.

BARNETT Q. BROOKS, J.D. ’75, is of counsel at Smithey Law Group LLC.

HON. GLENN L. KLAVANS, J.D. ’78, is county administrative judge on the Anne Arundel County, Md., Circuit Court for the Fifth Judicial Circuit.


DONALD C. FRY, ESQ., J.D. ’80,received the Henry A. Rosenberg Distinguished Citizen Award from the Boy Scouts of America Baltimore Area Council.
STEPHEN W. LAFFERTY, J.D. ’83, is director of the Baltimore County, Md., Department of Planning.
DAVID J. SMITH, J.D. ’84, was interviewed on the TODAY Show on Monday, August 24, 2020 for the segment “The New Normal,” providing tips on working from home. Smith is a career coach based in Rockville, Md.
HOWARD L. ALDERMAN, JR., J.D. ’85, is managing partner at Alderman Law LLC.
LINDA S. WOOLF, J.D. ’85, was named a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.
WILLIAM D. MORSE, J.D. ’86, celebrated 30 years with Shore United Bank and currently serves as executive vice president and legal counsel.
HON. JEFFREY S. GETTY, J.D. ’87, is circuit administrative judge on Maryland’s Fourth Judicial Circuit, which includes Allegany, Garrett and Washington counties, and is county administrative judge for Allegany County, Md., Circuit Court.
HON. FRED S. HECKER, J.D. ’87, is circuit administrative judge on Maryland’s Fifth Judicial Circuit, which includes Anne Arundel, Carroll and Howard counties.
WILLIAM J. MCCARTHY, JR., J.D. ’87, LL.M. ’92, joined the Baltimore board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.


PATRICK PALMER, J.D. ’90, was named to the board of directors of Queenstown Bank of Maryland.

HEATHER L. PRICE, J.D. ’91, is associate judge on the District Court of Maryland, District 3, Caroline County.

LESLEY A. DAVIS, J.D. ’92, is executive vice president of the Mississippi Center for Public Policy.

SANDRA A. BANISKY, J.D. ’93, joined the board of directors of WYPR.

SHELLY L. BROWN, J.D. ’94, joined the board of directors of 211 Maryland.

KELLY A. KOERMER, J.D. ’94, joined the foundation board of directors of The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region.

BOB SHILLINGER, J.D. ’95, is county attorney of Monroe County, Fla.

DANIEL P. VAVONESE, J.D. ’95is deputy commissioner for trademark operations at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

GLENN M. SULMASY, J.D. ’97is president of Nichols College.

DAVID M. CONNELLY, J.D. ’98, is a partner in the energy practice at Balch & Bingham in Washington, D.C.

NEIL E. DUKE, ESQ., J.D. ’98, is practice group leader and chief legal counsel for employee affairs and accessibility coordination at the Johns Hopkins Health System Legal Department.

STEPHANIE A. LAMONACA, J.D. ’98, is associate dean of students at the University of Redlands.

KRISTIE SCOTT, J.D. ’98, is general counsel at Xometry, a provider of on-demand manufacturing solutions.

CLAUDE DE VASTEY-JONES, J.D. ’98, joined the board of directors of the Heritage Housing Partner Corp.

HON. BRYON S. BEREANO, J.D. ’99, is associate judge on the District Court of Maryland, District 5, Prince George’s County.

LORI L. SHERWOOD, J.D. ’99, is director of commercial and market development at Render Networks.


AMY E. ASKEW, J.D. ’01, was named a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

REBECCA N. CORDERO, J.D. ’02, received the 2020 Respect for Law Award from the Optimist Club of Calvert County, Md.

JOHN A. CARPENTER, JR., J.D. ’03, is a partner at Rosenberg Martin Greenberg, LLP.

JAMES F. ELLIOTT, J.D. ’03, is state’s attorney for Allegany County, Md.

LUISELLA “SELLA” PERRI, J.D. ’03, is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Holland & Knight, where she concentrates her practice on federal tax laws and regulations related to tax-exempt financings.

GENEAU MARIE THAMES, J.D. ’03joined the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel.

ADAM D. BAKER, J.D. ’05, is a partner at Rosenberg Martin Greenberg, LLP.  

ERIK S. ATAS, J.D. ’06, is associate judge on the Baltimore City, Md., Circuit Court for the Eighth Judicial Circuit. 

DAVID J. WEISHAUS, J.D. ’07, is manager of Tunie’s Market in Coral Springs, Fla.

KEMP W. HAMMOND, J.D. ’08, is associate judge on the District Court of Maryland, District 7, Anne Arundel County.

JASON F. WEINTRAUB, J.D. ’08, is counsel in the government relations practice at Gordon Feinblatt LLC.

LYDIA S. HU, J.D. ’09, is network correspondent at FOX Business Network.


LEAH CONWAY DEMPSEY, J.D. ’10, was recognized as a top lobbyist by The Hill newspaper.

HENRY L. GREENIDGE, J.D. ’10, is a fellow-in-residence at the New York University McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research.

MYSHALA E. MIDDLETON, J.D. ’10, is associate judge on the Baltimore City, Md., Circuit Court, Eighth Judicial District.

CAILIN J. TALBERT, J.D. ’10, is a senior associate at JDKatz P.C.

MATTHEW HUDDLE, J.D. ’11, is a partner at the Baltimore firm of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, working in the firm’s corporate, private equity and venture capital practice groups.

BABAK MONAJEMI, J.D. ’11, is a shareholder at Polsinelli in Washington, D.C.

RACHEL C. SNAVELY, J.D. ’11, is executive director of Region 9 at the Eastern Panhandle Regional Planning and Development Council.

ZAINAB ALKEBSI, J.D. ’12, is policy counsel at the National Association of the Deaf, where she advocates for regulatory changes to improve the quality of life of deaf, hard of hearing, late-deafened, deaf with mobile disabilities, and deaf-blind people. She is also president of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Bar Association.

BRANDON S. BUTLER, J.D. ’13is government relations consultant at Greenwill Consulting Group.

KATHLEEN R. KERNER, J.D. ’13was named co-chair of the Maryland Association for Justice’s Product Liability Section.

ADAM E. KONSTAS, J.D. ’13, is a member at Pessin Katz Law.

KIM E. STEPANUK, J.D. ’13, is an attorney at MBH Settlement Group.

TIFFANY F. BOYKIN, J.D. ’15, is chief compliance and fair practices officer at Anne Arundel Community College.
SOPHIE GAGE, J.D. ’15, was named senior business counsel for NFL Players Inc., the licensing and marketing arm of the NFL Players Association (NFLPA), the union for professional football players. Gage has served in several capacities at the NFLPA since 2012.
RAYMOND L. GAMBRILL, J.D. ’15, is an attorney in the litigation practice group at Miller, Miller & Canby.
ADAM SCHARFF, J.D. ’15, is an associate at the Baltimore firm of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, working in the firm’s business and commercial real estate practice groups.
GRASON M. WIGGINS, J.D. ’16, is senior government affairs manager at the Maryland Multi-Housing Association.
CAYLIN A. YOUNG, J.D. ’16, is public policy director at the American Civil Liberties Union 
of Maryland.
HOWLETT “JR” JACKSON, J.D. ’17is an associate at the employment law firm of Luchansky Law in Towson, Md.
ERIK L. JOHNSON, J.D. ’17, is an attorney in the coverage and commercial litigation section at Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP, in Atlanta.
ERONCIA BERRY, J.D. ’19, is a corporate attorney with Miles & Stockbridge in Baltimore.
BRANDON CAHEE, J.D. ’19, was named senior program/policy analyst for The National Education Association, where he leads the union’s African American outreach and engagement for its members and students.
ALANNA CASEY, J.D. ’19, has joined Wright, Constable and Skeen LLP as an associate in its employment law and litigation practices at the Baltimore office.
EDWARD DENT, J.D. ’19is an agent with The Sports & Entertainment Group in Washington, D.C.
LAUREN R. MULLIN, J.D. ’19is an associate in the medical malpractice group at Goodell DeVries in the firm’s Baltimore office.
VALERIE E. TAYLOR, J.D. ’19is an associate in the general litigation group at Pessin Katz Law, P.A.
JOHN K. THOMPSON, J.D. ’19, is an associate at Rollins, Smalkin, Richards & Mackie, LLC.


SUMBUL ALAM, J.D. ’20, is an associate at Ballard Spahr in Baltimore.

EMILY (SCHULTHEIS) DEBENEDETTO, J.D. ’20, is an associate with Shaw Keller LLP in Wilmington, Del.

RYAN FRACE, J.D. ’20, is an attorney advisor at the Executive Office for Immigration Review, Department of Justice, in New York.

JOSHUA R. PERRY, J.D. ’20, is a fixed income portfolio manager and partner at Brown Advisory in Baltimore.

ALANA QUINT, J.D. ’20, is a staff attorney at Maryland Legal Aid.

JORDAN CULLEY, J.D. ’21, is a contract specialist at the U.S. General Services Administration.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *