Thank you to our 2020 M. Ellen Carpenter Financial Literacy Program Volunteers

We are proud to report that 50 classroom sessions were held in 8 different schools as part of the BBA’s M. Ellen Carpenter Financial Literacy Program! This could not have been possible without the dedication of our 109 volunteers, who traveled to classrooms across the Commonwealth to impart critical financial wisdom upon 476 students. We also thank the 15 teachers who opened up their classrooms for our volunteers, and we look forward to continuing to work with them in the future! 

We also want to extend a special thank-you to the federal bankruptcy judges who took time out of their busy schedules to help with this program. Our gratitude goes out to Chief Judge Christopher J. Panos, Judge Melvin S. Hoffman, Judge Frank J. Bailey, Judge Elizabeth D. Katz, and Judge Janet E. Bostwick. Additional thanks to our Western, MA partners – Hampden County Bar Association & Hampshire Country Bar Association for helping to make this program a statewide initiative.  

The M. Ellen Carpenter Financial Literacy Program is made possible by the Charles P. Normandin Fund. This fund provides critical support for the bankruptcy-related pro bono, public service, and civic programs of the Boston Bar Association. For more information on the BBF or this fund, please click here.

If you have any questions on the M. Ellen Carpenter Financial Literacy Program, please reach out to Doug Newton at 617-778-1918 or dnewton@bostonbar.org. Please see our list of incredible volunteers: 

  • Jessica Drew, Greater Boston Legal Services

 

  • Jessica Galimberti, Accion

 

  • Beatrice Steinberg, Accion

 

  • William Walsh, Sugarman

 

  • Crystal Talley, Boston University

 

  • Aly Madan, Northeastern University

 

  • Christina Simpson, Christina Simpson Law

 

  • Molly Sharon, United States Bankruptcy Court

 

  • Michelle Fahey, Volunteer Lawyers Project

 

  • Jacob Simon, Simon Law

 

  • Kristen Kearney, U.S. Attorney’s Office

 

  • Michael Avitzur, Boston Bar Association

 

  • Lane Goldberg, Goldberg Law

 

  • Steffani Pelton, Madoff & Khoury LLP

 

  • Greg Pakhladzhyan, American Student Assistance

 

  • Steven Pohl, Brown Rudnick

 

  • Rosa Sierra, Brown Rudnick

 

  • Maura Martinelli, Liberty Mutual

 

  • Barry Smith, Liberty Mutual

 

  • Maureen Pachucki, Liberty Mutual

 

  • Eden Huang, Liberty Mutual 

 

  • Robert Courson, Liberty Mutual 

 

  • Julie Evrard, Liberty Mutual 

 

  • Lisa Fassberg Weller, Liberty Mutual

 

  • Joshua Beiser, Liberty Mutual

 

  • Sharika Stanford, Liberty Mutual

 

  • Kiran Mallavarapu, Liberty Mutual 

 

 

  • Catherine Neijstrom, Gilmore Rees & Carlson PC

 

  • Lauren Reznick, Administrative Office of the Land Court

 

  • Rene Moniz, Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP

 

  • Alex Rodolakis, Fletcher Tilton PC

 

  • Keri Wintle, Duane Morris LLP

 

  • Christopher Candon, Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green

 

  • Bridget Somogie, Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Securities Division

 

  • Carlos Badiola, Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Securities Division

 

  • Amy Lipman-White, Law Office of Lipman & White

 

  • A.J. Santaniello, Nutter, McClennen, & Fish

 

  • Mark DiOrio, Bulfinch

 

  • Katiuscia Potier, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts 

 

  • Susanna Jones, Foundation Medicine Inc. 

 

  • Sigalit Israel, Boston University

 

  • Danielle Panos, Liberty Mutual

 

  • Jennifer Tracy, Liberty Mutual

 

  • Mary-Pat Cormier, Liberty Mutual

 

  • Meg Rehrauer, Liberty Mutual

 

  • Anna Kordan, Liberty Mutual 

 

  • Tim Fallon, Liberty Mutual 

 

  • William Cupelo, Liberty Mutual 

 

  • Vivian Liu-Somers, Liberty Mutual

 

  • Cynthia Flowers, Liberty Mutual

 

 

  • Stephen Kerr, Boston University

 

  • Gary Cruickshank, Law Offices of Gary W. Cruickshank

 

  • Liza Hadley, Nutter, McClennen, & Fish

 

  • Laura Martin, Laura Martin Law

 

  • Cory Lamz, Buoy Health

 

  • Leslie Ann Lopez, Buoy Health

 

  • Rachel Hershfang, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

 

 

  • Chip Harper, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

 

  • Marcus Pratt, Korde & Associates

 

  • Julie Ranieri, Korde & Associates

 

  • Adam Ruttenberg, Arent Fox LLP 

 

  • Dustin Hecker, Arent Fox LLP

 

  • Dragica Mijailovic, SLC Management

 

  • Christiana Deily 

 

  • John Loughnane, Nutter, McClennen, & Fish 

 

  • Mike Cavoto, Nutter McClennen & Fish

 

  • Walter Oney 

 

  • Marty Oney 

 

  • AnDre Summers, Summers LeBleu Law 

 

  • Mark Powers, Bowditch

 

  • Kevin McGee 

 

  • Demetrios Skritakis, Bowditch

 

  • David Mawhinney, Bowditch 

 

  • Lasaunna Powell, Liberty Mutual

 

  • Isaac Johnson, Liberty Mutual 

 

  • Donald Liskov, Liberty Mutual 

 

  • Scott Bell, Liberty Mutual 
  • Dianne Winslow, Liberty Mutual 

 

  • Nora Marantz, Liberty Mutual

 

  • Helen O’Rourke, Liberty Mutual

 

  • Anna Kordan, Liberty Mutual

 

  • Nicholas Chaves 

 

  • Mark Tanner

 

  • Lisa Lippiello, Western Massachusetts Legal Services

 

  • Matt Thomas

 

  • Mike Hooker

 

  • Everald Henry

 

  • Jeff Trapani

 

  • John Davis, Cooley Shrair

 

  • David Ostrander, Ostrander Law Office

 

  • Louis Robin, Law Offices of Louis S. Robin

 

  • Eric Kornblum, Law Office of Eric D. Kornblum

 

  • Robert Girvan, Weiner Law Firm

 

  • Rebecca Thibault

 

  • Catherine Kay

 

  • Maren Law

 

  • Robert Opsitnick

 

  • Joy Piper

 

·         Michelle Cruz

 

  • Michael Katz, Bacon & Wilson

 

  • Rebecca Mercieri Rivaux

 

  • Andrea O’Connor, Hendel, Collins & O’Connor, P.C.

 

  • Denise Shear, U.S. Bankruptcy Court

 

  • Stephen Reynolds, U.S. Bankruptcy Court

 

  • Joe Baldiga, Mirick O’Connell

 

  • Janice Marsh, Janice G. Marsh, LLC

 

  • James Erhard

 

  • Mark Powers

 

  • Paul Carey