Board of Advisors

Villanova Law Alumni Association
9-19-19 Full Board Meeting
10-16-19 Full Board Meeting

September 15, 2020 Full Board Meeting


President President-Elect
April M. Byrd '95
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC
Two Liberty Place
50 South 16th Street, 22nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA  19102
John J. Iannozzi '01 CLAS, '04 CWSL
Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin, P.C.
375 Morris Road
Lansdale, PA 19446-0773
First Vice President
Second Vice President
Lauren Lonergan Taylor '95
TD Bank, N.A.
3000 Atrium Way, 4th Floor
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Trevor J. Cooney ’00
Archer & Greiner P.C.
One Centennial Square
33 East Euclid Avenue
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
(856) 616-2681

Immediate Past President  
Francis T. McDevitt '77
Naulty, Scaricamazza & McDevitt
851 Route 73 North, Suite A
Marlton, NJ 08053

Board of Advisors

Brian J. Boyle '13 JD/MBA
DLA Piper
Two Logan Square, Suite 660
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Harris T. Bock ’73
The Dispute Resolution Institute
Two Logan Square, Suite 660
Philadelphia, PA  19103
Kristine L. Calalang ’04
The Law Office of Kristine L. Calalang
1221 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107
Ashanti M. Crawford '10
Parker and Lynch Consulting
Suite 550
1801 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1632
267 507-2640
M – 432 559-7686

John P. Encarnacion '99
Nationwide Insurance
1601 Market Street, Suite 1040
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-762-9432 |


Alexis A. Graziano ’10
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
700 Alexander Park, Suite 300
Princeton, NJ  08540-6347



Hon. Elizabeth T. Hey '89
U.S. District Court
for the Eastern District of PA 
601 Market Street, Room 3038
Philadelphia, PA  19107
Justin Kerner ’10
Ballard Spahr
210 Lake Drive E, Suite 200
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
856 761-3448
Ashley Lynam ’08 CLAS, ’11 CWSL 
Fowler Hirtzel McNulty & Spaulding, LLP
2000 Market Street, Suite 550
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(267) 570-3188 (Phone)
(215) 932-0400 (Cell)
C. Dale McClain '59 VSB, '64 CWSL
C. Dale McClain Ltd.
P.O. Box 532
Haverford, PA 19041-0532
Helen Han Mountain ’00
Lamb McErlane
24 East Market Street P.O. Box 565
West Chester, PA 19381
(610) 701-3269

Alexa Sebia ‘14
Cozen O'Connor
One Liberty Place
1650 Market Street, Suite 2800
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 665-6906


Diane L. Slifer ’00
2444 Huntingdon Pike
P.O. Box 481
Huntingdon Valley, PA  19006-0481
Kathleen D. Wilkinson '81
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
Two Commerce Square
2001 Market Street, Suite 3100
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Ex-Officio Members

President, Minority Alumni Society President, NovUs Chapter
Antonio Burrell, '13
City Solicitor's Office
Economic Development & Investment Unit
One Parkway Building
1515 Arch Street, 17th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Thomas P. Reilly ’15 
Reed Smith
Three Logan Square 
1717 Arch Street, Suite 3100 
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 851-8270  


President, D.C. Area Chapter  President, Delaware Chapter
Courtenay R. Dunn ’07
Robert Penza ’89
222 Delaware Avenue, Suite 1101
Wilmington, DE  19801
302 252-0945
President, New England Chapter President, New York City Chapter
David C. Aisenberg ’85
Looney, Cohen & Aisenberg LLP
33 Broad Street
Boston, MA  02109
Seth William Stern ’13 JD/MBA
Signature Bank
565 Fifth Avenue, 8th Floor
New York, NY  10017
President, Northern California Chapter Co-Presidents, Southwestern Pennsylvania Chapter
Christopher D. Strunk ’98
Beveridge & Diamond PC
456 Montgomery Street, Suite 1800
San Francisco, CA  94104-1251
Lisa Roskovensky ’03

Vincent M. Roskovensky '00 CLAS, ’02 CWSL
Clark Hill Thorp Reed, LLP
One Oxford Centre
301 Grant Street, 14th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA  15219-1425

Past Presidents

Villanova Law gratefully recognizes the past presidents of the Alumni Association for their leadership, dedication and service to the Law School, its students and alumni.

2018-2019    Francis T. McDevitt '77
2017-2018    Helen Han Mountain "00
2016-2017    Keith E. Smith '89 CLAS, ’92 CWSL
2015-2016    Michael Drossner ’01
2014-2015    Andrew R. McReynolds ’05
2013-2014    Joni J. Berner '78
2012-2013    Diane L. Slifer '00
2011-2012    John P. Kopesky '79
2010-2011    Bethann R. Naples '94
2009-2010    John R. Bryck '99
2008-2009    Richard A. DeMichele, Jr. '95
2007-2008    Thomas G. Jackson '91
2006-2007    Thomas M. Gallagher '89
2005-2006    Sean P. Fahey '91 CLAS, '94 CWSL
2003-2005    Yolanda F. Pagano '89
2002-2003    James C. King '93
2001-2002    Edward J. Hoffman '73
2000-2001    Noel C. Birle '93
1999-2000    Linda Love Vines '87 VSB, '90 J.D., '94 LL.M.
1998-1999    Richard A. Mitchell '70
1997-1998    Jane E. Lessner '88
1996-1997    Mason Avrigian, Jr. '87
1995-1996    Rosemary M. Flannery '64
1993-1995    Joseph A. Tate '63 CLAS, '66 CWSL
1992-1993    Lawrence R. Lesser '67
1991-1992    Bernard J. McLafferty '61
1989-1991    Stuart H. Savett '63
1988-1989    James F. Kipp '63
1987-1988    Frank J. Benasutti '64
1986-1987    Arthur R. Shuman '62 VSB, '72 CWSL
1985-1986    Thomas S. Forkin '59 CLAS, '62 CWSL
1984-1985    Thomas A. Riley '64
1983-1984    Hon. Joseph R. Glancey '50 COE, '56 CWSL
1981-1982    Jerome E. Bogutz '62
1980-1981    Hon. Thomas A. Pitt, Jr. '61
1979-1980    George C. Brady III '72
1972-1979    Mark H. Plafker '64
1971-1972    William J. O'Brien '62
1970-1971    Albert P. Massey '64
1969-1970    Edwin W. Scott '60 COE, '63 CWSL
1968-1969    Lawrence F. Flick '59 VSB, '62 CWSL
1967-1968    C. Dale McClain '59 VSB, '64 CWSL
1966-1967    Robert H. Ford '63
1965-1966    James W. Schwartz '59
1964-1965    George S. Forde '58
1963-1964    Anthony J. Ryan '58
1962-1963    Vincent P. Haley '53 VSB, '59 CWSL
1961-1962    Anthony L. Bartolini '58
1960-1961    James A. Matthews, Jr. '57
1959-1960    Francis R. O'Hara '57
1958-1959    Robert P. Garbarino '56
1957-1958    D. Barry Gibbons '56
1956-1957    Hon. Joseph R. Glancey '56

Nomination Information

The Villanova Law Alumni Association seeks candidates every year to serve on its Board of Advisors. Self-nominations are encouraged.

Leadership Structure

The Association is led by six officers and a Board of Advisors, which consists of 18 members, as well as the presidents of NovUs Chapter, regional chapters, and Minority Alumni Society, who serve as ex-officio members. The officers and Advisors establish the overall strategic direction for the Association, and provide advice and counsel to the Dean and the Office of Development and Alumni Relations. The officers and Advisors also represent the Association and the Law School within and outside the Villanova Law community, as well as the diversity of the Association’s membership.

Leadership Responsibilities

The Board of Advisors meets four times per year, and attendance at these meetings is critical. Advisors are also assigned to serve on at least one committee, chaired by an officer, and to lend their professional expertise as needed. Officers serve one-year terms, and Advisors serve three-year terms. All leaders should be active members of the Association, not only in governance and planning activities, but also in the events and programs sponsored by the Law School and the Association. All leaders should also seek opportunities to publicize their role in the Association, and help to promote Law School and Association activities and programs to their fellow alumni and other appropriate members of the legal and general community.

Leaders are also encouraged to interact with administrators, faculty, staff, students and alumni to increase their knowledge of the Association and to advocate for current and future needs and goals.

Board of Advisors Nominations
Every year the Association’s Nominating Committee appoints six members to the Board of Advisors to serve three-year terms commencing in the year following their appointment.

To nominate yourself or another alumnus/a, please send a letter of interest and resume to

Please note that the Committee seeks those who have supported alumni involvement through the Association or elsewhere in the Law School, regularly participates in the annual giving program and supports the Alumni Association's mission. The Committee also matches identified needs of the Board with the skills of prospective candidates and strives to create a body that represents the diversity of the Association’s membership.

Officer Nominations

Every year Association members are elected by the Board of Advisors to hold the offices of president-elect, first vice president and second vice president, and serve a one-year term commencing in the year following their appointment.

Officers are elected from among those members who are either nominated by the Association’s Nominating Committee or by a valid petition. The Committee considers members who are current officers or Advisors, as well as all members who have submitted petitions. Please note that the Committee nominates individuals who have demonstrated significant involvement in the Association and the Law School. A person may not be a candidate for more than one office.

Any Association member may submit a petition for nomination for an officer position. The petition must meet the following criteria: (1) the petition must include a statement of the office the candidate is seeking, the candidate’s qualifications and the ways that the candidate is able to assist the Association in fulfilling its mission; and (2) the petition must be signed by twenty-five (25) members. Petitions for officer nominations must be received by the Law School’s Director of Alumni Relations no later than April 1.

If the Committee does not nominate a candidate who has submitted a petition for nomination, the Committee shall advise the individual that he or she has not been nominated by the Committee, and that he or she has the option to run for election before the Board, provided such written request is received by the Law School’s Director of Alumni Relations no later than May 1.

To nominate yourself or another alumnus/a, please send a letter of interest and resume

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