Member Groups

Diversity Leadership Council Roster

  • Athena T. Taite, ARDC, Chicago, Chair
  • Shannon M. Shepherd, Immigration Attorneys LLP, Chicago, Vice-Chair
  • Judie Lyn Smith, Cook County Public Defender's Office, Chicago, Secretary
  • Kelli M. Childress, Kane County Public Defender, St. Charles, Ex-Officio
  • Hon. Patrice Ball-Reed, Circuit Court of Cook County, Chicago, Member
  • Stephanie Ann Black, Beatty Motil, Edwardsville, Member
  • Sean A. Brown, The Law Office of Sean Brown, Oak Lawn, Member
  • Bianca B. Brown, Cook County State's Attorney's Office, Chicago, Diversity Fellow
  • Kathryn E. Eisenhart, Eisenhart Law Office, Springfield, Member
  • Brian E. Fliflet, Illinois Department of Revenue, Chicago, Member
  • Kenya A. Jenkins-Wright, Illinois Guardianship & Advocacy Commission, Chicago, Member
  • Brandy L. Johnson, Feirich Mager Green Ryan, Carbondale, Member
  • Lori G. Levin, Lori G Levin Attorney at Law, Chicago, Member
  • Myrna Amelia Mesa, Chicago, Member
  • Mary L. Milano, IL Guardianship & Advocacy Commission, Chicago, Member
  • Shama K. Patari, Lenovo, Barrington, Member
  • Natalie L. Pesin, Matuszewich & Kelly LLP, Crystal Lake, Member
  • Tony E. Rothert, ACLU of Missouri Foundation, Edwardsville, Member
  • Gladys P. Santana, Meyers & Flowers LLC, St. Charles, Member
  • Tejas N. Shah, Franczek Radelet, Chicago, Member
  • Douglas Spale, Peterson Johnson & Murray Chicago LLC, Chicago, Diversity Fellow
  • David B. Sosin, Sosin Arnold & Schoenbeck Ltd, Orland Park, Board Liaison
  • Tamika R. Walker, DeRango & Cain, LLC, Rockford, Board Liaison
  • Melissa L. Burkholder, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago, Staff Liaison

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