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MSBA staff are committed to helping you make the most of your membership. We have years of collective experience working for and assisting Maryland’s legal community. If you have any questions about MSBA membership, including benefits, events, or other services, please feel free to contact us.

 

 

Anna S. Sholl, Esq.
Executive Director

Anna Sholl, Esq. is the Executive Director of the MSBA. Anna joined the MSBA in March 2018, and previously served as the MSBA’s Chief Operating Officer. In that role, she worked on a variety of initiatives, including strategic planning, governance reform, revamping MSBA’s core events, and improving overall operational efficiency.

Anna graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law, summa cum laude, and is an attorney admitted to practice in Maryland. As an attorney, Anna has experience in both small and large firms, and her practice included general/commercial litigation and family law. While in law school, Anna participated in the Community Development Clinic as a Rule 16 attorney advising clients on issues related to the development of tax exempt organizations and cooperatives.

In March 2023, Anna received her MBA from University of Maryland Global Campus, and is currently pursuing her Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).

410-685-7878 x3026
anna@msba.org

Patricia Stockland
Chief Content Officer

Patricia Stockland is the Chief Content Officer for the MSBA and is responsible for shaping the strategic direction of product offerings to support the community.

Her expertise spans creative work and continual improvement across operations. Patricia has led change and growth initiatives as founder and CEO of Kind World Publishing and Consulting, LLC, publisher for Capstone, VP and editor in chief for Lerner Publishing Group, and editorial director for Red Line Editorial, among other roles. She’s authored more than 80 children’s books and edited and concepted numerous others.

Patricia holds an M.A. in Literature, a B.A. in English, and a mini-MBA in marketing management, as well as minors in Spanish and European Studies.

410-685-7878 x3100
patricia@msba.org

Theresa Michael
Executive Assistant and Governance Administrator

Theresa is the Executive Assistant and Governance Administrator. Her responsibilities include providing administrative support to the Executive Director, Board of Governors, Executive Committee as well as other various committees.

Theresa has over 30 years experience working at the MSBA. Her previous role was Meeting Coordinator where she worked closely with the Sections and Committees scheduling meetings and programs.

410-685-7878 x3017
theresa@msba.org

 

Shaoli S. Katana, Esq.
Director of Advocacy & Government Relations

Shaoli S. Katana, Esq. is the Director of Advocacy & Government Relations. She coordinates the MSBA’s public advocacy on behalf of over 42,000 attorneys and legal professionals at the administrative, local, state, and federal level, including protecting the profession, promoting the rule of law, and securing access to justice for Marylanders. She ensures positive and effective relations between the State Bar and the Legislature, Executive Branch, Judicial Branch, partners, and stakeholders.

410-685-7878 x3010
shaoli@msba.org

Jesse Miller
Chief Marketing Officer

Jesse Miller is the Chief Marketing Officer of the MSBA. She has over 10 years of experience in marketing, communications, social media and events within the non-profit sector in Baltimore. Jesse is a masterful storyteller through many different mediums honed through her years as a professional in the performing arts. Her favorite stories to craft are that with her wonderful husband, three kids at their home in Baltimore City.

410-685-7878 x3096
jesse@msba.org

Robert Bershad, Esq.
Director of Member Engagement

Bob Bershad is Director of Member Engagement for the MSBA, focused on the development of tools, resources, special meetings, and events that bolster attorneys’ knowledge and proficiency in their practice areas. His work involves tapping into the vast wealth of knowledge and expertise of MSBA’s membership.

After working as a prosecutor and civil litigator in Pennsylvania, Bob transitioned from the law to communications. His experience includes developing and managing legal, political, fundraising, higher education and non-profit communications, as well as brand identity and publishing.

443-703-3011
bob@msba.org

Heather Kenton
Communications and Digital Media Manager

Heather Kenton is the Communications and Digital Media Manager for the MSBA. She has over 18 years of marketing and public relations experience in non-profit and consumer-facing brands and organizations. Her background includes experience in corporate branding, public relations, advertising, social media, executing corporate and consumer trade show events, media relations, managing internal and external communications, and project management.

443-703-3040
heather@msba.org

Katie Flynn
Social Media & Email Specialist

Katie Flynn is the Social Media and Email Specialist. Her background is in marketing, sales, and small business administration. She is passionate about content creation and effective communication. Katie graduated from Caldwell University with a degree in Communication Arts & Political Science. She is pursuing a graduate degree in Communication with a concentration in Digital Media.

410-685-7878 x3041
kathleen@msba.org

Angela Munro
Section Manager

Angela Munro is the Section & Committee Administrator, where she serves as the liaison for programs, events, budgets.

Angela graduated from the University of Baltimore with a BS in Criminal Justice Degree, and she also has a paralegal degree from Harford Community College. Angela has been with the MSBA for over 10 years.

410-685-7878 x3016
angela@msba.org

Autumn Smith
Member Service Specialist

Autumn Smith is the Member Service Specialist. She assists members with renewing memberships, provides information about MSBA and member benefits, and ensures account information is up to date.

Autumn graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a BS in Financial Economics. She has a background in mathematics and is pursuing further education in Finance and Accounting.

410-685-7878 x3012
autumn@msba.org

Beth Salsgiver Hunt
Member Service, Recruitment & Retention Specialist

Beth was born and raised in a small town outside of Pittsburgh. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Criminology with a minor in Sociology, Magna Cum Laude in 1998. Then, she relocated to Maryland and began her legal career with the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County.

After serving seventeen years with the Court, she spent three years as an executive legal assistant at a private practice elder law firm and had the opportunity to solidify many professional and personal contacts in jurisdictions throughout the state. Having supported judges, magistrates and attorneys in every step of her career journey, from the outside and the inside, membership services comes naturally for Beth.

410-685-7878, ext. 3033
beths@msba.org

Shanun Jones
Project & Governance Administrator

Shanun Jones serves as the Project & Governance Administrator at the MSBA, where she commenced her role in September 2023. With a career spanning over seven years, she has a rich background in communications project management, media content development, and program management across corporate and non-profit sectors.

As a PMI-certified project manager, Shanun excels in leading projects from their initial requirements definition to final deployment. Her skill set encompasses the identification of project schedules, scopes, and the development of comprehensive implementation plans, with a strong focus on effective risk mitigation strategies.

443-703-3021
shanun@msba.org

Jessica Young
Video Streaming Coordinator

Jessica Young has been working with the MSBA since January 2021. She assists in video streaming services provided by the MSBA as well as assisting in video related content for social media and various projects throughout the MSBA.

Jessica has experience working with nonprofits and commercial organizations in creating Video and Photography related content for social media, events and marketing.

443-703-3014
jessica@msba.org

Jamal Adjamah
Graphic Designer

Jamal Adjamah is the Graphic Designer for the MSBA. His experience includes a number of creative roles in college athletics, university communications, professional associations and sports agencies. Jamal holds an MFA with a concentration in Graphic Design from Jacksonville University.

443-703-3022
jamal@msba.org

 

Andrea C. Terry, Esq.
Director of Learning

Andrea C. Terry, Esq. is the Director of Learning, having founded the MSBA’s Continuing Legal Education (CLE) department in 2010. Her work includes delivering timely and essential educational opportunities for all Maryland lawyers, which she began doing as the Chief Program Attorney for MICPEL before joining the MSBA. Prior to that, she spent more than a decade helping to shape the field of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in Maryland, serving as a founding member of Chief Judge Robert M. Bell’s ADR Committee, a founding member of Community Mediation Maryland’s board, the Quality Assurance Manager for the District Court of Maryland’s ADR Office, and the founding manager of the Harford County Community Mediation Program. She was also a founding committee member and trainer for the Maryland Program for Mediator Excellence (MPME) with the Maryland Judiciary, helping to develop the mediator mentoring component of the MPME. She has been a mediator for more than 20 years, having completed more than 200 hours of mediation training in the facilitative and transformative models, and is a past chair of the MSBA ADR Section.

Andrea received her B.A. from Virginia Tech, and her J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law.

410-685-7878 x3060
andrea@msba.org

Criselle Anderson
Educational Program Assistant

Criselle Anderson is the Educational Program Assistant for the Learning and Publications Department. She is responsible for the coordination and facilitation of the continuing legal education programs as well as reporting and maintaining compliance with MCLE (Mandatory Continuing Legal Education) surrounding states.

Before joining the MSBA, Criselle worked as a paralegal at a firm specializing in Elder Law, Estates and Trusts. She has previous experience with compliance and reporting to the AIA (American Institute of Architects) for continuing education. She has a background in the fine arts and graphic design.

410-685-7878 x3062
criselle@msba.org

Andrea Solan, Esq.
Director of Publications & Content

Andrea Solan is the Director of Publications & Content. Her responsibilities include working with authors to develop and publish reference books and complementary products, monitoring legal developments within the state, and collaborating with the team to bring relevant content to MSBA members across a variety of platforms.

Before joining the MSBA, Andrea practiced family law in Howard County. She has an extensive background in legal publishing, including editing and writing for various publishers and nonprofit associations in the DC area for more than a decade. Andrea graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in Political Science and a concentration in Journalism. She received her law degree from the University of Baltimore.

410-685-7878 x3058
andreas@msba.org

Colleen Aracri, Esq.
Legal Content Editor

Colleen Aracri is a Legal Content Editor. She writes and edits materials covering numerous topics for MSBA members, including informational articles, practical resources, marketing for continuing legal education, and profiles of attorneys and organizations.

Prior to joining the MSBA, Colleen worked for eleven years as a litigator, focusing on the defense of companies and individuals in personal injury and property damage claims. She has over a decade of experience in print and online publishing as well, including editing medical licensing and education products and writing websites, blogs, and articles across a variety of practice areas for law firms throughout the country.

Colleen graduated from Villanova University with a BA in English and received her JD from the Duquesne University School of Law.

443-703-3031
colleen@msba.org

Pamela Langham, Esq.
Legal Content Editor

Pamela E. Langham is a former general counsel, interim general counsel and nationally recognized in-house counsel for a Florida public university.  Before becoming general counsel, Pam represented Fortune 50 and 500 companies and public agencies defending employment matters and providing advice and counsel on a variety of issues. She was appointed by the Governor of Florida twice to serve on the First Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission and served as both chair and vice-chair of the commission. As counsel, Pam enjoys solving problems for her clients. Pam currently conducts Title IX and EEO investigations for universities and federal agencies.  A former Rotary President, Pam enjoys serving the community, reading, exercising and gardening. 

Pam attended law school at the Mississippi College School of Law and has been licensed to practice law in the State of Florida since 1991.  She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of New Orleans. 

443-703-3068
pam@msba.org

Nathan Levin
CLE Operations Assistant

Nathan Levin is the CLE Operations Assistant, working closely and involved with all CLE programs and publications. For programs, he is responsible for captuing video and audio, live streaming events during seminars, and coordinating the production and upload of video for OnDemand viewing. For CLE publications, his responsibilites include recording all sales, and uploading orders for processing. He also fields customer service calls for publication inquiries and order status information.

410-685-7878 x3063
nathan@msba.org

 

Lisa Caplan, LCSW-C
Director of the Lawyer Assistance Program

Lisa Caplan, LCSW-C is the Director for the Lawyer Assistance Program. Lisa provides oversight of the program as well as outreach and training on a variety of wellness topics. Lisa has over 25 years of experience in her field, and extensive experience working with lawyers and judges in the areas of mental health, substance abuse, and trauma, as well as managing an employee assistance program for the federal courts.

Lisa graduated from the UMAB School of Social Work with an MSW and a Specialization in Employee Assistance Programs. She is a Licensed Certified Social Worker at the Clinical Level (LCSW-C).

410-685-7878 x3042
lisa@msba.org

 

Reena K. Shah, M.P.A., J.D.
Executive Director

A long-time advocate of social justice and social change, Reena is the Executive Director of the Maryland Access to Justice Commission, where she is charged with building a strong and sustainable future for the renewed Commission and implementing programs that increase access and quality of justice for all Marylanders. Prior to this, she was a Staff Attorney in the Housing and Consumer Law Unit and then, the first Director of the Human Rights Project at Maryland Legal Aid. She went to law school after a few years in public policy and international development, during which period she worked on Capitol Hill for U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), in a local Kenyan non-governmental organization, and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal.

Reena earned a B.A. from The George Washington University; a M.P.A. from Princeton University; and a J.D. from University of Maryland Carey Law School. Reena has been active in the community, having served on the boards of the Women’s Law Center of Maryland and Maryland Carey Law School and has been recognized at Maryland Legal Aid for her service to her clients and by the Daily Record as a Leading Woman. Reena is married with three children and revels in traveling and embraces new adventures.

410-685-7878 x3037
reena@msba.org