BLI Goal: Help Develop the Next Generation of PBA Leaders
In 2010, PBA President Gretchen Mundorff has re-launched the Bar Leadership Institute to strengthen the PBAs ongoing efforts to recruit and develop leaders for the association. The BLI was originally developed by Art Piccone in 1995-96 during his year as PBA president. Mundorff, who was the first chair of the institute, is a longtime proponent of leadership development and mentoring programs.
"We are going to make every effort to identify and prepare the best young lawyers who are representative of the diversity within the PBA membership to take leadership positions," Mundorff said.
This years class, selected from a field of 34 candidates, includes the following participants:
- Laura Evans Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott L.L.C., Harrisburg
- Sarinia Feinman Vetrano & Vetrano, King of Prussia
- Sara Flasher Administrative Law Judge, Department of Public Welfare, Pittsburgh
- Bernard John John & John, Uniontown
- Guerline Laurore Law Office of Guerline L. Laurore P.C., Coudersport
- Traci Naugle Sullivan, Forr, Stokan, Huff & Kormanski, Altoona
- Joo Y. Park High Swartz L.L.P., Norristown
- Melissa H. Shirey The Family Law Group L.L.C., Erie
- Kevin Taccino Arnoult, Taccino & Hamilton, Chambersburg
- Lisa Watson Department of Public Welfare, Harrisburg
- Phil Yoon Superior Court of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
front row: Melissa Shirey, Laura Evans, Joo Park, Sarinia Feinman, Traci Naugle, Guerline Laurore
back row: Phil Yoon, Kevin Taccino, Sara Flasher, PBA President Gretchen Mundorff, Lisa Watson
missing: Bernard John and BLI Co-chairs, Mary Schellhammer and Paul Troy
July 30, 2010 - PBA President Gretchen Mundorff and BLI Co-chair Mary Schellhammer address the 2010-2011 Bar Leadership Institute participants during the PBA YLD Summer Meeting in Seven Springs.