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...


Nathan Coffey
Web Content Manager


Nathan manages all aspects of the FBA website, including statistical analyses, web content, social media content, and various other forms of...


Maria Conticelli
CLE Manager


Maria is responsible for coordinating the association’s continuing legal education accreditation and for oversight of...


Monique Dennis
Membership Coordinator


Monique is the primary contact for the FBA membership department, provides customer service and has significant interaction with members...


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...


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...


Kate Koch
Administrative Coordinator


Kate provides administrative support to the executive director, deputy executive director, and staff. She is responsible for administrative tasks for...


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
Receptionist


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


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...


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...


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