Shelly A. DeRousse – President
Freeborn & Peters LLP

Amy L. Hunter – Vice President – Scholarship Director
University of Chicago Medicine

Sylvia Bokyung St.Clair – Vice President – External Affairs
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Maureen Beacom Gorman – Vice President – Fundraising
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

Bernadette M. Barron – Vice-President – Fundraising
Barron Business Consulting

Tara A. Fumerton – Vice-President – Events
Jones Day

Mary Melchor – Treasurer
Inspector General, Clerk of the Circuit Court – Cook County

Rosa Maria Silva – Secretary
Cook County Public Defender’s Office

Bates McIntyre LarsonPresident Ex Officio
Perkins Coie LLP

Directors at the 2015 Annual Scholarship Reception

Directors at the 2015 Annual Scholarship Reception


Terri L. Ahrens
Caudia E. Castro
Tiffany Fordyce
Lyndsay A. Markley
Katherine O’Brien – Tabet DiVito & Rothstein LLC
Beth Quintana
Valee L. Salone
Heather Wier Vaught

Advisory Board

Anita Alvarez – Cook County State’s Attorney
Honorable Sharon Johnson Coleman – United States District Judge, N.D. Illinois
Karina Ayala-Bermejo – Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services
Judge Janet S. Baer – United States Bankruptcy Judge, NDIL
Karina Zabicki DeHayes – Former WBF Director and WBAI President
Rosemary Krimbel – Former WBF President and WBF Scholarship Recipient
Honorable Mary Anne Mason – Illinois Appellate Court, First District, Former WBF Director and WBF Scholarship Recipient
Representative Kelly Burke – Illinois House of Representatives, 36th District
Honorable Sheila M. O’Brien (Retired) – Illinois Appellate Court, First District
Joanne R. Driscoll – Forde Law Offices LLP – Former WBF President
Michele Ilene Ruiz – Sidley Austin LLP

Past Recipients Council

Joan A. Akalaonu – Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Ashley Coppola, Chair – Law Offices of Joseph W. Pieper
Sylvia Boykung St. Clair, ex officio
Amy Hunter, ex officio

WBAI Appointed (Ex Officio) Directors

Dina M. Ninfo – Sutter & Ori, LLC
Kristen Lukaszak – SmithAmundsen LLC