2017 Visionaries Of Employee Rights

The 2017–2018 Visionary Circle

Members of the Visionary Circle make an annual commitment of $1,000 or more to support the ongoing work of the NELA Institute.

Leaders ($5,000+)
Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, PC
Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli & Brewer
Haynes & Haynes, PC
Thomas J. Henderson

Pacesetters ($2,500–$4,999)
Bernard Alexander
Cincinnati Employment Lawyers Association
Outten & Golden LLP

Visionaries ($1,000–$2,499)
Bruckner Burch, PLLC
Terisa E. Chaw & James A. Hendriksen
Wade B. Cowan
Sidney L. Gold
Elizabeth L. Higginbotham
Joellen M. Kaster & James H. Kaster
Rudy, Exelrod, Zieff & Lowe, LLP
Schall & Barasch, LLC
Jamie G. Sypulski
Anonymous

Unrestricted Contributions

Cy Pres Awards
Berger & Montague, PC
Blanchard & Walker PLLC
The Franklin Law Firm, LLC
Meizlish & Grayson
Nichols Kaster, PLLP
Potter Bolaños LLC

Foundations
The M.R. & Evelyn Hudson Foundation
The Norris-Rocaberte Family Foundation
Public Welfare Foundation

Donors
$5,000+
Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald
& Pirrotti, PC
Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli
& Brewer
Haynes & Haynes, PC
Thomas J. Henderson

$2,500–$4,999
Bernard Alexander
Outten & Golden LLP

$1,000–$2,499
Wade B. Cowan
Joellen M. Kaster & James H. Kaster
Rudy, Exelrod, Zieff & Lowe, LLP
Schall & Barasch, LLC
Jamie G. Sypulski

$500–$999
Nieves Bolaños
J. Gary Gwilliam
Elizabeth L. Higginbotham
Deborah H. Karpatkin
King & Greisen, LLP
Michael Sweeney & Robin Jacobowitz

$250–$499
R. Joseph Barton
Blanchard & Walker PLLC
Philip Bohrer
Butler & Harris
David R. Cashdan
Debra P. Chaw
Elinor C. Chaw & William H. Chaw
In Honor Of Teri Chaw & Jim Hendriksen
Leah A. Hofkin
Ralph E. Lamar
Paul H. Merry
Barbara A. Moore
Kathryn S. Piscitelli
Susan Podolsky
Gregory A. Rich
Barry D. Roseman
Rebecca L. Salawdeh
Christine E. Webber

$100–$249
Alireza Alivandivafa
John A. Beranbaum
Lawrence R. Chaban
Elinor C. Chaw & William H. Chaw
In Honor Of Clifford Chin
David L. Cooper
William H. Ewing
Kevin D. Fitzpatrick, Jr.
Lenore C. Garon
Colleen Goodin In Memory
Of Kevin Bell
Colleen Goodin In Memory
Of Ella Mae Goodin
Colleen Goodin In Memory
Of Malia MacKillop
Maureen T. Holland
David A. Hughes
Thomas M. Lancia
Therese M. Lawless
Stephen B. Lebau
Donna R. Lenhoff
David Lichtenstein

$100–$249
Edgar Ndjatou
Patricia A. Podolec
Nancy Richards-Stower
Marilou Righini & Massimo Righini
Michael Rubin
James Sabatini
Maria Salacuse
Rick Seymour
Roberta L. Steele
Gary Trachten
Hollie L. Wieland
Benjamin H. Yormak
Jason Mark Zuckerman

Up To $99
N. Sue Allen
Treana Allen
Rachel Berenson
Robb Bigelow
Subhashini Bollini
Valerie Brender
Paula R. Bruner
D. Alexander Burkhalter, III
Nelson W. Cameron
V. James DeSimone
Michael D. Diederich
Cyrus E. Dugger
Steven Elster
Christine T. Elzer
Debra A. Freid
Mark L. French
John Friend
Nicole Gainey
Alan H. Garber
Henry P. Gassner
Paul M. Gayle-Smith
Victor M. Glasberg
Jonathan L. Gould
Robin Green
David H. Griggs
Edward Hernstadt
Victoria L. Herring
Bruce J. Highman
Ann C. Hodges
April L. Hollingsworth
Leroy T. Jenkins
Aileen M. Jenner
Douglas S. Johnston, Jr.
Joseph V. Kaplan
Ronald J. Kim
Megan Lambdin
Robert B. Landry, III
Cheryl B. Legare
David M. Lira
Nancy Maldonado
Helen L. Marsh
John L. Mays
Philip C. Monrad
Laurie Morrison
Howard Myers
Alberto Naranjo
Laura L. Noble
Joshua Parkhurst
Jane E. Peak
Adam M. Porter
Brianna Primozic
Donna Williams Rucker
Hillary Schwab
Geoffrey Schotter
Randall D. Schmidt
Alix Simonetti
Susan M. Swan
Trang Q. Tran
Irwin B. Venick


Restricted Contributions

The Employee Rights Advocacy
Scholarship Program

Foundation
Kazan McClain Partners’ Foundation

$1,000–$2,499
Bruckner Burch, PLLC
Anonymous

$500–$999
Elizabeth L. Higginbotham
Karen Maoki
NELA St. Louis

$250–$499
Nareeya Nalivka
Cynthia Forman Wilkinson

$100–$249
Heather Moore Collins
Matthew Dundon
Jonathan J. Margolis
Peter S. Ohr
Barry D. Roseman
Bryan J. Schwartz
Kamee B. Verdrager

Up To $99
N. Sue Allen
Robert A. Canino
Isidro M. Garcia
Sean M. McGovern
Patricia A. Podolec
Donna Williams Rucker
Hillary Schwab
Rick Seymour
Glen C. Shults
James E. Sudduth, III

The Paul H. Tobias Attorney
Fellowship Program

$2,500+
Cincinnati Employment Lawyers Association

$1,000–$2,499
Terisa E. Chaw & James A. Hendriksen
Sidney L. Gold

$500–$999
Bruce A. Fredrickson & Kristin K. Fredrickson
In Honor Of Patricia A. Barasch
Wilkinson Law Firm, PC In Honor Of
Tammy Edwards In Memory Of
Keith “Keke” Edwards

$250–$499
Haynes & Haynes, PC In Honor Of
Tammy Edwards In Memory Of
Keith “Keke” Edwards
Susan E. Jewell
Rebecca L. Salawdeh

$100–$249
Janet E. Hill
Leah A. Hofkin In Honor Of Alicia K. Haynes
Joseph V. Kaplan
Peter S. Ohr
L. Steven Platt
John D. Saxon

Up To $99
Tammy Edwards In Memory Of
Keith “Keke” Edwards

2017 NELA Convention Law Student Program Sponsors

Haynes & Haynes, PC
King & Greisen, LLP
Law Offices of David L. Lee
Rebecca L. Salawdeh
Schall & Barasch, LLC
Webster & Fredrickson, PLLC


The Chaw Legacy Fund To Advance The Institute’s Future

The Chaw Legacy Fund is inspired the vision, integrity, and excellence of Teri Chaw, who retired as NELA and The Institute’s Executive Director in July 2017 after 27 years of incomparable service. We are proud to recognize Teri for the meaningful role she played in advancing the field of plaintiffs’ employment law. NELA and The Institute extend our heartfelt gratitude to the generous and dedicated supporters of this special fundraising initiative who are building Teri’s legacy while propelling the movement for workers’ rights into the future.

The Chaw Legacy Society

Vanguard ($10,000+)
Joseph D. Garrison & Brenda Garrison
Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli & Brewer
Mark Hammons, Sr.
Haynes & Haynes, PC
The M.R. and Evelyn Hudson Foundation
Nichols Kaster, PLLP

Trailblazers ($5,400–$9,999)
Terisa E. Chaw & James A. Hendriksen
Sue Ellen Eisenberg
Thomas J. Henderson
Rebecca L. Salawdeh
Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP

Innovators ($2,700–$5,399)
Joseph Y. Ahmad
Bernard Alexander
Kathleen L. Bogas
J. Derek Braziel
Richard J. (Rex) Burch
Harris D. Butler, III
Katherine L. Butler
Charlson Bredehoft Cohen & Brown, PC
The Chaw Family Fund
Collins & Hunter, PLLC
Colorado PELA
Correia & Puth, PLLC
Dobson, Goldberg, Berns & Rich, LLP
Bruce A. Fredrickson & Kristin K. Fredrickson
Hal K. Gillespie
Joseph A. Golden
Barry Goldstein
Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho
Colleen Goodin
Greenblatt, Pierce, Funt & Flores, LLP
John W. Griffin, Jr.
Margaret A. Harris
Neil L. Henrichsen
Joellen M. Kaster & James H. Kaster
King & Greisen, LLP
Law Offices of David L. Lee
Daren H. Lipinsky
Karen Maoki
Mehri & Skalet, PLLC
NELA/Illinois
NELA-NJ In Memory Of Patricia Breuninger
Neyhart, Anderson, Flynn & Grosboll
Rosemary Orsini
Outten & Golden LLP
Michael L. Pitt & Peggy Goldberg Pitt
L. Steven Platt
Scott M. Pollins
Potter Bolaños LLC
Brian P. Sanford
Mary Anne Sedey
Schall & Barasch, LLC
Christine E. Webber
Wilkinson Law Firm, PC

Legacy Builders

$730–$2,699
Alexander Krakow + Glick, LLP
Jules Bernstein & Linda Lipsett
Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik
Carla D. Brown
Paula R. Bruner
David M. deRubertis
Charlotte Fishman & Alan W. Sparer
Laura M. Flegel & Mary Farmer
Janet E. Hill In Honor Of
Colleen Goodin, Karen Maoki, and
Pedro A. Valverde
Leah A. Hofkin
Daniel B. Kohrman
Michael J. Leech
Deborah K. Lim & Michael J. Woo
Martin M. Meyers
Newkirk Zwagerman PLC
Terry O’Neill
Nancy Richards-Stower
Elizabeth A. Rodgers
Strindberg & Scholnick, LLC and
The Cook-Scholnick Fund of the Utah Community Foundation
Bryan J. Schwartz
Jason Mark Zuckerman

$27 For Teri’s 27 Years
Christian Bagin
Scot D. Bernstein
Wade B. Cowan
Charles W. Day
Janet E. Hill
Joanne Irby
David L. Kern
O’Malley & Madden, PC
J. Bryan Wood, The Wood Law Office, LLC

Legacy Builders

$270–$728
AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee
Philip Arca
Law Office of Alice W. Ballard
JF Beasley, LLC
Bogas & Koncius PC
David R. Cashdan
Stanley Chinitz
In Honor Of Deborah H. Karpatkin
Amy L. Coopman
Cummins & Cummins, LLP
Ronald G. Dunn
Brian East
Eisenberg & Schnell, LLP
Jonathan L. Gould
Hall-Jackson & Associates, PC
Hynes & Kuhn, SC
Patricia Ito
Alan R. Kabat
Deborah H. Karpatkin
Matt Koski
The Law Office of Ralph Lamar
Lawless & Lawless
Heather Leonard, PC
Paul W. Mollica
Brad Morton
Susan D. Motley
Chip Muller
Nareeya Nalivka & JP Nalivka
Victoria W. Ni & David K. Shim
Patricia A. Podolec
Kathleen Sedey
Donna A. Seid
Joseph M. Sellers
Peter A. Valverde

Up To $269
Alan Banov
David Borgen
Kelly Brandon
Daniel Brome
Lori Bullock & Thomas Bullock
Kristin Carter
Karen A. Chaw In Honor Of Teri Chaw
Shaylyn Cochran
Elizabeth Colman
V. James DeSimone
Tammy Edwards
James M. Finberg & Melanie M. Piech
Mary C. Flanner
Anne Glennon
Jerry R. Goldstein
The Goodin, Sanen, Vudis Family
In Honor Of Colleen Goodin
Charles E. Guerrier
Jarrett Haskovec
Alicia K. Haynes In Memory Of Corinne C. Lee
Elizabeth L. Higginbotham
Maureen T. Holland
Hynes & Kuhn, SC
The Institute Board of Directors
In Honor Of Teri Chaw
Douglas B. Janney, III
Susan E. Jewell
Kelly Jines
Mary E. Kelly
Jack W. Lee & Deborah A. Ching
David Lichtenstein
Joseph M. Lovretovich
Sean M. McGivern
Candis A. McGowan
Michael J. Merrick
Scott A. Moss
Leonard Mungo
Dorothy A. O’Brien
Linda Ordonio-Dixon
In Memory Of William J. (Willie) Smith
Leslie Palmer
Sam Petsonk
Nina T. Pirrotti
Kathryn S. Piscitelli
Maria Rapier
Alan J. Reinach
Timothy Ricker
Mauro F. Ruiz
Rebecca L. Salawdeh
In Memory Of Corinne C. Lee
Glen D. Savits
John D. Saxon
Jessica Scales
Alan H. Schorr
Aniko Schwarcz
Liane Scott & Eric Scott
Richard T. Seymour
Michal Shinnar
Geoffrey H. Simpson
Sharon J. Sobers
Wendell Soohoo & Jon N. Liu
In Honor Of Teri Chaw
Dana Sullivan
Imre Stephen Szalai
Paul H. Tobias
Robert J. Truhlar & Doris B. Truhlar
Alfredo Vergara-Lobo
Rob Wiley
Anonymous


Every effort was made to ensure the accuracy of the individuals, firms, and organizations acknowledged above. We apologize for any errors or omissions.

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