Diversity Leadership Council Roster

  • Kelli M. Childress, Kane County Public Defender, St. Charles, Chair
  • Athena T. Taite, ARDC, Chicago, Vice-Chair
  • Shannon M. Shepherd, Immigration Attorneys LLP, Chicago, Secretary
  • Cory White, The International Business Law Group, Chicago, Ex-Officio/Board Co-Liaison
  • Hon. Patrice Ball-Reed, Circuit Court of Cook County, Chicago, Member
  • Sean A. Brown, Cook County, Oak Lawn, Member
  • Bianca B. Brown, Office of the Illinois Attorney General, Lynwood, Diversity Fellow
  • Evan Bruno, Bruno Law Offices LLC, Urbana, Member
  • Fariz Mohammed Burhanuddin, Esq, Caputo & Popovic PC, Chicago, Member
  • Yolaine M. Dauphin, Law Offices of Yolaine Dauphin, Chicago, Member
  • Roza B. Gossage, Belleville, Member
  • Brandy L. Johnson, Feirich Mager Green Ryan, Carbondale, Member
  • Carol L. Jones, Jill M Metz & Associates, Chicago, Member
  • Hon. Nancy J. Katz, JAMS, Chicago, Member
  • Myrna Amelia Mesa, Chicago, Member
  • Melissa M. Olivero, National Labor Relations Board, Peru, Member
  • Natalie L. Pesin, Matuszewich & Kelly LLP, Crystal Lake, Member
  • Michelle J. Rozovics, Rozovics Law Firm LLC, Crystal Lake, Member
  • Maliha Siddiqui, Bradford and Gordon LLC, Chicago, Member
  • Judie Lyn Smith, Cook County Public Defender's Office, Chicago, Member
  • Douglas Spale, Peterson Johnson & Murray Chicago LLC, Chicago, Diversity Fellow
  • Hajar E. Zoubeidi, The Law Office of Hajar Zoubeidi PC, Worth, Member
  • Hon. Russell W. Hartigan, Burr Ridge, Board Liaison
  • James F. McCluskey, Momkus McCluskey LLC, Lisle, Board Liaison
  • Melissa L. Burkholder, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago, Staff Liaison
  • Sandy M. Blake, Kane County Public Defender's Ofc, Oak Park, Associate Editor