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October 03, 2019

Boston Bar Foundation Announces Its 2019-2020 Board of Trustees and Officers

Press Release

October 3, 2019 – BOSTON, MA The Boston Bar Foundation has elected its officers for 2019-2020, putting in place the leadership team for the coming program year. The BBF leadership includes President Diana Lloyd of Choate Hall & Stewart, LLP, President-Elect Russell Beck, of Beck Reed Riden, LLP, Treasurer Stephen P. Hall, of Holland & Knight, LLP, and Secretary Suma V. Nair of Goulston & Storrs PC.

Founded in 1957, the BBF is the charitable affiliate of the Boston Bar Association with a mission to promote justice by funding and promoting innovation in legal services, enhancing access to justice for the underserved, and supporting the public interest activities of the bar.

The Trustees oversee the support of the many programs the BBF funds throughout the year. BBF funds are used to support BBA public service and pro bono projects, educational and professional development programs for lawyers, public education,  and diversity and inclusion initiatives. This year, the BBF also awarded more than $1 million dollars to nineteen area nonprofit organizations that provide Boston’s most vulnerable residents with legal representation and services.

The 2019-2020 BBF Board of Trustees and Officers include:

Diana K. Lloyd
Choate Hall & Stewart LLP

Russell Beck
Beck Reed Riden LLP

Stephen P. Hall
Holland & Knight LLP

Suma V. Nair
Goulston & Storrs PC


Krietta Bowens Jones
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Esme Caramello
Harvard Legal Aid Bureau

Paul G. Cushing
Partners HealthCare System, Inc

Scott A. Faust
Proskauer Rose LLP

David L. Ferrera
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

Megan N. Gates
Mintz Levin

William E. Hannum III
Schwartz Hannum PC

Kathleen C. Henry
Eastern Bank

Leiha Macauley
Day Pitney LLP

Deborah J. Manus
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

Christopher M. Morrison
Jones Day

Martin F. Murphy
Foley Hoag LLP

Christine M. Netski
Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C.

Paige Scott Reed
Prince Lobel Tye LLP

Edward H. Seksay
Rockland Trust Company

Mark D. Smith
Laredo & Smith, LLP

Carol A. Starkey
Conn Kavanaugh Rosenthal Peisch & Ford LLP

Andrew P. Strehle
Brown Rudnick LLP