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Donna R. Lenhoff L’76 is the new executive director of the National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform (NCCNHR) in Washington D.C. Lenhoff drafted the Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and led the coalition that won passage of the law. She previously served as Vice President and General Counsel for the National Partnership for Women & Families. Lenhoff joined the National Partnership for Women & Families (then the Women’s Legal Defense Fund) in 1978 as the organization’s first Staff Attorney, developing and implementing advocacy programs for work/family issues like equal opportunity, labor and child care.

Mark A. Kadzielski L’76 joined the Los Angeles office of Fulbright & Jaworski as the head of the firm’s health industry practice. Kadzielski was formerly with the Los Angeles office of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld L.L.P.

Michael T. Scott L’76, a partner in the Philadelphia office of Reed Smith LLP, has been appointed to the Board of the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Robert D. Lane Jr. L’77, a partner with Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, has been named to the board of The PenJerDel Council of Philadelphia.

Thomas R. Eshelman L’78, a partner at Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll LLP, has been named to the board of The PenJerDel Council, Philadelphia.

Leading the Charge for School Reform
James E. Nevels L’78, WG’78 was appointed Chairman of the School Reform Commission, the governing body for Philadelphia’s public schools, by Pennsylvania Governor Mark Schweiker and Philadelphia Mayor John Street. In 1998, he was nominated by the Governor of Pennsylvania to serve on the Board of the Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System, which is responsible for the administration of approximately $25 billion of fund assets. The CEO of the Swarthmore Group, Nevels is also on the state-run board overseeing Chester Upland schools in Delaware County, and was recently appointed to the Board of Managers of the Philadelphia Foundation.

Jeffrey Dalke L’78 was elected to the Advisory Board of Citizens’ Scholarship Foundation of America, Inc. (CSFA), a St. Peter, Minnesota group that advocates for private sector financial aid for students seeking post-secondary education. Dalke is a partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, and is a member of the firm’s Business and Finance Department.

Lawrence R. Cohan L’79 received board certification as a trial advocate by the ABA-accredited National Board of Trial Advocacy. Cohan also chaired the Mealey’s Conference on Emerging Litigation in Drugs & Medical Devices in West Palm Beach, Florida. Cohan is the managing partner of the toxic tort litigation department at Anapol, Schwartz, Weiss, Cohan, Feldman & Smalley, P.C. in Philadelphia.

Niki T. Ingram L’79 of the defense litigation law firm Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin presented an employment law seminar to the members of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters Society.

Lynn Marks L’79, executive director of Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts, was profiled in the Philadelphia Business Journal (Nov. 30, 2001). Marks is co-chair of the Gender Bias Committee of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Committee on Racial and Gender Bias in the Justice System. In February 2001 the Legal Intelligencer of Philadelphia named her to its list of the 50 Most Influential Women in the Legal Profession in Pennsylvania.

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