Mr. Blaner is responsible for the overall operation
of the ACBA, ACBF, and Proliance Solutions. He is responsible for initiating and maintaining relationships with the legal community that the bar serves, including the judicial community. He directs ACBA activities and plans for future growth. He also oversees the financial condition of the organizations.
Assistant Executive Director
Mr. Leonard is responsible for overseeing the finance department and accounting functions for the ACBA, ACBF,
and Proliance Solutions.
Lorrie Albert Esq.
Director of Foundation
Ms. Albert is responsible for overseeing, managing, and administering the daily operations of the foundation and its fundraising activities, which include the endowment, Attorneys Against Hunger and dues check-off campaigns, and the Fellows, loans and scholarships, LRAP, and grants programs. She is also responsible for the Zittrian Forums speaker series and the annual golf tournament. Duties include strategic planning and marketing and implementation
of long-range fundraising goals.
Foundation Programs and Projects Coordinator
Ms. Rhodes assists with coordinating the golf tournament, Fellows campaign, Attorneys Against Hunger campaign, endowment campaign, and dues check-off campaign. Additionally, Ms. Rhodes oversees preparation of the foundation's annual report and has various pro bono duties.
Barbara Griffin Esq.
Pro Bono Coordinator
Ms. Griffin develops, manages, and monitors programs that provide free legal services to low-income residents of Allegheny County using staff and volunteer attorneys. She is responsible for developing educational programs and materials for volunteer attorneys, law students, paralegals, and the general public, recruits and recognizes volunteers, and promotes pro bono initiatives to the bar and members of the community.
Elizabeth Parker Gaetani, Esq.
Assistant Pro Bono Coordinator
Ms. Gaetani assists the Pro Bono Coordinator with developing, managing, and monitoring pro bono initiatives focusing on legal services to low-income residents of Allegheny County. She helps develop programs and materials for volunteer attorneys, law students, paralegals, and the general public, helps recruit and recognize volunteers, and promotes pro bono initiatives to the bar and members of the community.
Ms. DeStefano-Bauer is responsible for data entry, assisting in the planning of special events, maintaining the content of the foundation’s website, preparing correspondence, assisting in the development of publications and other written materials, scheduling meetings, and maintaining files.
Divorce Law Project
Juli Marhefka Esq.
Ms. Marhefka is responsible for managing the Divorce Law Project, which provides legal assistance in obtaining simple, no-fault divorces to low-income residents in Allegheny County.
Juvenile Court Project
Cathy Volponi Esq.