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August 2017  

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Feature Article

Meet Your Board of Directors     

Deborah A. McKinney
Reed Smith


On March 21, 2017 the First State Chapter of the Association of Legal administrators held its annual election of officers. Please meet your new First State Chapter Officers.


Kellie Snyder-Roncace

Kellie is the Human Resources Administrator at Richards, Layton & Finger. She has been a member of the ALA since 2005 and has served on the First State Chapter’s board as Social Committee Chair, Secretary, Vice President and President-Elect. Kellie has also worked her magic on the Social Committee and the Marketing & Communications Committee. Kellie is a Pennsville, NJ resident along with her husband, Jeff, and furry cat friends Lovey, Bizzy and Kiki (who she recently rescued from under a shed at 4 weeks old), as well as their dog, Chloe.


Rachel Nuzzi

Rachel is the Human Resource Director at Maron, Marvel, Bradley, Anderson & Tardy. She has been an ALA member since 2012 and has served as Vice President on the First State Chapter’s board. Rachel’s busy home is in West Grove, PA with her husband, Luke, boys Miles (6 years) and Bodhi (3 months!) and their two dogs.


Garry Quell
Vice President

Garry is the Business Manager at Schmittinger & Rodriguez. Garry has been an ALA member since 2013 and earned his CLM Certification in 2016.   Garry resides in Delaware with his wife, Jenny, and four children Molly, Jessica, Sara and Luke.

Angie Poulin

Angie is Executive Operations Manager with Gellert, Scali, Busenkell & Brown. Angie was new to the ALA in 2015 and currently serves on the 2017 Regional Legal Management Conference Committee. Angie resides in Wayne, PA.


Lisa Pedicone

Lisa is the Office Administrator at Landis, Rath & Cobb. Lisa joined the ALA in 2013 and has been the First State Chapter’s Treasurer since 2015 as well as serving on the Business Partner and Communications Committees. Lisa lives in Wilmington with her husband, Michael, and her three children Michael, Michelle and Renee.


Julie Dubreuil
Immediate Past President 

Julie is the Administrator at DLA Piper. She has been an ALA member since 2006 and has served on the First State Chapter’s board as Treasurer, Vice President, President-Elect and President. Julie has also chaired the Marketing and Communications Committee and served on the Business Partner and Social Committees. Julie lives in Wilmington with her son, Christopher and her two shih tzus, Susie and Benny.


Congratulations to all on your board elections.¨

























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