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Bankruptcy Leadership

Officers

Chair
Shelley Koon Abel
Secretary
Laurie Beth Biggs | Biggs Law Firm, PLLC
Treasurer
Ciara L. Rogers | Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey PLLC
Vice-Chair
George Franklin Sanderson III

Ex-Officio

Communities Manager
Liv Highfill | North Carolina Bar Association
NCBA Executive Director
Jason M. Hensley | North Carolina Bar Association
NCBA President
Patti West Ramseur | Ramseur Maultsby LLP
NCBA President-Elect
Kimberly H. Stogner | Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP

Council Members

Brian Richard Anderson | Fox Rothschild LLP
Rashad Blossom | Blossom Law PLLC
Benjamin David Busch
Richard Cook
Stephanie Goodbar | Poyner Spruill LLP
Natalie Elizabeth Gray | Westall Gray Connolly & Davis
Bradley Peter Jarvis
Jamey Mavis Lowdermilk | Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP
Julia Alexandra May
Robert Ashley Mays | Mays / Johnson Law Firm
A. Scott McKellar | Battle Winslow Scott & Wiley
Steven Craig Newton II | Nicholls & Crampton PA
Kathleen M O'Malley
Melanie Dawn Johnson Raubach | Hamilton Stephens Steele & Martin PLLC
Philip Michael Sasser | Sasser Law Firm
Wendell Leslie Schollander III | Schollander Law Offices LLP
Kelly Dowd Tomasic | Hutchens Law Firm LLP
John Russell Van Swearingen
John Charles Woodman | Essex Richards PA
Chu En Wu | Poyner Spruill LLP

Committee Leadership

Awards Committee Chair
Margaret Rose Westbrook | K&L Gates LLP
Business Bankruptcy Committee Co-Chair
Laurie Beth Biggs | Biggs Law Firm, PLLC
Business Bankruptcy Committee Co-Chair
Robert Aubrey Cox Jr. | Hamilton Stephens Steele & Martin PLLC
Chair
Jill Christine Walters | Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
CLE Committee Chair
Lance Paul Martin | Ward and Smith, P.A.
CLE Committee Co-Chair
James C. Lanik | Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey PLLC
Co-Chair
Robert Ashley Mays | Mays / Johnson Law Firm
Communications Chair
John Russell Van Swearingen
Consumer Bankruptcy Committee Co-Chair
Donald Ray Buie | Donald R. Buie, Attorney at Law
Consumer Bankruptcy Committee Co-Chair
Christopher John Waivers | White & Allen PA
Desk Book Committee Chair
Michael Leon Martinez | Grier Wright Martinez PA
Desk Book Committee Co-Chair
Deborah T. Crowder | US Bankruptcy Court Western Dist of NC
Ethics Committee Chair
Brian Charles Behr | US Bankruptcy Adminstrator EDNC
Immediate Past Chair
Daniel Clarkson Bruton | Bell Davis & Pitt PA
Legislative Committee Chair
James Shields Livermon III | Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
Legislative Committee Co-Chair
Kristen Scott Nardone | Davis Nardone PC
Manager
Michelle Lee Frazier | North Carolina Bar Association
Membership Committee Chair
Ciara L. Rogers | Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey PLLC
Membership Committee Co-Chair
Melanie Dawn Johnson Raubach | Hamilton Stephens Steele & Martin PLLC
Networking Committee Co-Chair
Ryan Peter Srnik
Nominations Committee Chair
Neil D. Jonas | Chapter 13 Office - WDNC (Charlotte Division)
Nominations Committee Chair
Margaret Rose Westbrook | K&L Gates LLP
Paralegal Division Liaison
Yazmeen O. Gadalla | CAPTRUST Financial Advisors
Pro Bono Committee Chair
Tyler James Russell | Ward and Smith, P.A.
Pro Bono Committee Co-Chair
Jamey Mavis Lowdermilk | Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP
Technology Committee Chair
Stephanie Goodbar | Poyner Spruill LLP
Technology Committee Co-Chair
Matthew L Tomsic | Rayburn Cooper & Durham PA
YLD Liaison
Matthew L Tomsic | Rayburn Cooper & Durham PA