Board Members

Consisting of 32 active alumni and one current student representative, and spanning several decades of class years, members of the Law Alumni Association Board demonstrate professional excellence in the corporate, non-profit, private and public sectors. 


Nicole Braden Lewis '01
Partner, Tucker Ellis LLP

Vice President

Matthew O’Connell ’83
Partner, Sutter O’Connell

Secretary / Treasurer

Rhonda Baker Debevec '97
Attorney, Debevec Law Firm

Past President

Eric B. Levasseur ’02
Partner, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP


  • Ahmed Abonamah ’08; Chief Financial Officer, City of Cleveland
  • David B. Cupar ‘99; Member; Chair, Intellectual Property Department; Board of Directors, McDonald Hopkins
  • Kyle Cutts ’08; Partner, BakerHostetler
  • Molly Drake ’08; Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, Masterbrand Cabinets
  • Ethan Dunn ’06; Lawyer, Maxwell Dunn, PLC
  • Anne Lederman Flamm ‘95 ; Adjunct Faculty/Director, Health Law & Policy Research Lab 
  • Michael Gabrail ‘14; CEO, The Crossroads Group, LLC 
  • Margaret "Maggie" J. Grover ‘83; Mediator, Investigator, Counselor, Workplace Solutions
  • Ed Kancler; ’64; Retired
  • Gabriel (Gabe) Kaufman ’23; 3L Student Representative
  • Morgan Kearse ’15; VP, Sr. Corporate Counsel, Kroll
  • Yao Liu ’14; Shareholder, Cavitch Familo & Durkin 
  • Heather Ludwig ‘11; Trade Compliance Counsel, Nidec Americas Holding Corp.
  • Bonnie McNee ’17; Managing Legal Counsel, Wolters Kluwer
  • Thomas Mester ‘69; Retired Senior Partner, Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy 
  • Mark Mikhaiel ’13; Partner, Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell LLP
  • Hon. Ronald J. O’Leary ’97; Attorney and Managing Member, The O’Leary Law Firm
  • James Pasch ‘10; Regional Director, Anti-Defamation League
  • Stephen Schlegelmilch ’00; Counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Jay Shapiro ’80; Partner, White and Williams LLP
  • Michele A. Smolin ’92; General Counsel, Locus Fermentation Solutions
  • Judith Steiner ’87; Executive VP & Chief Risk Officer, Banner Bank
  • Myra Barsoum Stockett ’99; – Partner, Reminger Co. LPA
  • Brooke Tyus ’18; Legal Counsel, The Wendy’s Company
  • Alexander van Voorhees ’06; Senior Counsel, Genesis Global Trading
  • Richard Wortman ’87; Partner, Grunfeld Desideio Lebowitz
  • Veronica Xu LLM ’08; Chief Compliance Officer, Saber Healthcare Group
  • Diandra “Fu” Debrosse Zimmerman ’04; Partner, DiCello Levitt Gutzler LLC