President Chris L. Newbold is Executive Vice President of ALPS, the nation’s largest direct writer of lawyers’ professional liability insurance, where he oversees business development, sales strategy and is ALPS’ chief liaison into the bar association. Additionally, Chris is a recognized strategic planning facilitator in the bar association and bar foundation worlds, a leader in…

President- Elect Heidi Alexander is Massachusetts’ first Director of the Supreme Judicial Court Standing Committee on Lawyer Well-Being. Before assuming that role, Heidi served as the Deputy Director of Massachusetts Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers and led its Law Office Management Assistance Program, practiced law at a small firm in Boston, and clerked for a Justice on the…

Immediate Past President Bree Buchanan is founding co-chair of the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-being and is a co-author of its groundbreaking 2017 report, The Path to Well-Being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change. In December 2020, she was appointed Board President of the newly formed Institute for Well-being in Law, a new nonprofit dedicated…

Secretary Owner / Principal, RavenWork Consulting & Executive Coaching, Portland, OR Denise Gaskin, Ph.D., PCC is a seasoned executive coach, culture and change management advisor who helps individuals and firms achieve specific, measurable goals. Denise’s world class solutions help organizations identify, measure, and connect culture and health to a stronger and healthier bottom line. Denise…

Robin Wolpert

Treasurer Robin Wolpert is an accomplished appellate practitioner, business litigator, and white-collar criminal defense attorney at Sapientia Law Group in Minneapolis. Her 20-year career began in BigLaw, and she went on to serve as a prosecutor and Senior Counsel of Compliance & Business Conduct at 3M. Robin uses her unique blend of government, private-sector, and…

VP of Fund Development John Mudd presently serves as the executive director and acting general counsel of the State Bar of Montana. Prior to joining the bar in 2018, John was the director of development and alumni relations for seven years at the Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana. John…

Anne Brafford

VP of Programming Anne is a former equity partner at Morgan, Lewis, & Bockius LLP and the founder of Aspire, an education and consulting firm for the legal profession. Anne is the past Chair of the ABA Law Practice Division’s Attorney Well-Being Committee and was the Editor-in-Chief and co-author of the 2017 report of the…

VP of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Following his 2006 retirement as a Milwaukee County Circuit Court Commissioner,Lindsey D. Draper oversaw Wisconsin’s adherence to the mandates of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) as the state’s Disproportionate Minority Contact Coordinator and Compliance Monitor until his retirement in 2014.  Draper previously served as Chair of…

VP of Communications Tracy L. Kepler is the Risk Control Consulting Director for CNA’s Global Lawyers Professional Liability Division.  In this role, she creates the content of risk management initiatives and collaborates with the underwriting and claims teams to develop and execute strategies for the profitable growth of the program.  Prior to joining CNA, Tracy…

VP of Research and Scholarship Dr. Matthew Thiese’s research focuses on the overlap between a person’s job and their health.  This includes everything from musculoskeletal disorders like Low Back Pain or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, to motor vehicle crashes, to COVID-19, to mental well-being. He is interested in identification of potential risk factors, interventions to prevent injury…

VP of Policy Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program, Executive Director, Topeka, KS Danielle Hall has served as the Executive Director for the Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program since December 2019. Prior to her appointment, Danielle served as a Deputy Disciplinary Administrator for the State of Kansas where she investigated and prosecuted disciplinary cases before the Kansas Supreme Court, assisted…

At Large Director Hispanic National Bar Association–Co-Chair Los Angeles, CA Raul Ayala is the collaborative courts supervising attorney for the Federal Public Defender’s Office in the Central District of California. As such, he has been assigned as the lead deputy federal public defender for each of the Conviction and Sentence Alternatives (CASA) Program courts—two in…

At Large Director Professor, Suffolk Law School, Boston, MA Professor Shailini George teaches legal writing, and her scholarship focuses in the areas of lawyer well-being, mindfulness, and the cognitive science of learning. She is the author of The Law Student’s Guide to Doing Well and Being Well (Carolina Academic Press), as well as the co-author…

At Large Director State Bar of Georgia Wellness Committee–Chair, Atlanta, GA Javoyne Hicks serves as chair of the State Bar of Georgia Attorney Wellness Committee and is a member of the Lawyers Assistance Program and the Suicide Awareness and Prevention Committee. She is also a member of the Executive Committee for the Georgia State Bar’s…