National Staff

National Staff

The Federal Bar Association's national headquarters are located in Arlington, VA. The association's professional staff is available to answer any questions you have about membership, events, or benefits.

FBA National Staff

Karen Silberman
Executive Director

Karen provides leadership and oversight on all areas of governance, finance, operations and staffing. She supports the FBA...

Stacy King
Deputy Executive Director

Stacy is responsible for the management of the FBA’s administrative operations, including human resources, IT, and accounting. She serves as...

Maria Conticelli
Sections and Divisions Manager

Maria serves as the national office’s point of contact for the FBA’s sections and divisions. She provides support to sections and divisions in...

Heather Gaskins
Director of Development

Heather is the association's point person for all sponsorship and partnership initiatives and any non-dues revenue initiatives. She coordinates with...

Latisha Harrison
CLE Administrator

Latisha is responsible for coordinating the association’s continuing legal education accreditation...

Marcellus Howard
Sections and Divisions Coordinator

Marcellus provides support to the manager of sections and divisions in the areas of membership, publications, and programming. He assists in the...

Yanissa Pérez de León
Communications Coordinator

Yanissa provides support to the managing editor and assists with The Federal Lawyer, manages sections and divisions newsletter production, and creates...

Sarah Perlman
Communications Manager

Sarah is the staff liaison to the Editorial Board, which reviews articles for publication and makes all content decisions for The Federal Lawyer...

Patty Richardson

Patty serves as the first contact that FBA members and other individuals have with the FBA on the phone at the office...

Caitlin Rider
Meetings Coordinator

Caitlin is responsible for supporting the planning of the association’s national continuing legal education conferences and its Midyear Meeting...

Melissa Schettler
Meetings Manager

Melissa is responsible for planning the association’s national continuing legal education conferences and leadership meetings and oversees contract...

Debbie Smith
Chapters Coordinator

Debbie serves as the national office’s first point of contact for over 90 chapters and the vice presidents for the circuits. She provides...

Miles Woolever
Foundation Administrator

Miles is responsible for supporting the programming and outreach efforts for the Foundation of the FBA...

Jane Zaretskie
Director of Membership and Chapters

Jane leads the organization’s strategic membership activities by planning and executing strategies for member recruitment and retention...