Board of Governors


The Loyola Law School Alumni Association Board of Governors (Board) purpose shall be the following:

  • to cooperate with and assist the Dean of Loyola Law School in maintaining and improving the high quality of legal education offered by Loyola Law School;
  • to promote and assist students and graduates of Loyola Law School in the furtherance of their legal careers;
  • to advocate and practice the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct;
  • to promote a spirit of civility and community among the law school alumni

The Board is made up of 37 members (32 alumni and 5 ex-officio). The Board meets at least six times a year. Meetings are typically held on every 3rd Tuesday of the month and run approximately one hour. Other time commitments include individual committee meetings, which average about three to four hours a month.

Term of Office

Board members serve for a one or three or five year term. Terms are based on a calendar year cycle. There are no term limitations imposed, however, renewal of a member's participation and service to the Board must be voted on and approved at the end of their term by the entire Board.

Events & Programs

The Board is responsible for coordinating the Alumni Grand Reunion, which takes place in late October or early November, 1L Mentoring Program and the Adoption Day project. The Board supports the annual Bob Cooney Golf Tournament usually held in September. The Board also assists the Alumni Office in actively promoting or attending alumni events or programs throughout the year. 

Executive Board

Immediate Past President

John Tishbi `03


Grace Nguyen `06
Chapman, Glucksman, Dean, Roeb & Barger

 Vice President

Todd Sigler `96
McGladrey & Pullen LLP 


Agnes Ordubegian Martin `01
Martin Law Group


Alan Tippie `79
Sulmeyer Kupetz


Board of Governors 

Ashley A. Andrews `07
Hoffman & Andrews LLP

Gary S. Austin `98
Law Offices of Gary Austin

Hillary Bibicoff `91
Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP

Danielle Criona `99
Roll International Corporation

Donna M. Curtis `95
US Bankruptcy Court

Israel Garcia `01
Milstein Adelman LLP

Blythe Golay `12

Eliza Ghanooni `06
Eliza Ghanooni, Attorney at Law

Robert Grace `87
Office of the District Attorney

John Horn `96

Joan B. Kessler `86
Kessler & Kessler, A Law Corporation

Shant Karnikian `12
Kabateck Brown Kellner LLP 

Hon. Sandra Klein `92

Anthony Napolitano `03
Buchalter Nemer

Philip Nulud `06
Buchalter Nemer

Craig Pedersen `94
Meyer, Olson, Lowy & Meyers LLP

Karen Rinehart `96
O'Melveny & Myers, LLP

Greg Rose `95

Angie Rupert `03
Lucky Marketing Firm

Barbara Ullman Schwerin `87
Loyola Law School

Ami Silverman `87
National Labor Relations Board

Ana Storey '99
Legal Aid Foundation 

Carmen D. Snuggs `02

Julia Sylva `83
Law Offices of Julia Sylva, ALC

Patricia L. Torres `90

Ann Weinman `80
Public Employment Relations Board

Nerice Zavala `99
Law Offices of McNamara & Drass