BOARD OF DIRECTORS
PRESIDENT DONALD PITMAN III
Donald Pitman is the principal attorney and founder of The Pitman Law Offices LLC, which was created in 2008 in Newburyport, to represent families throughout the North Shore and Merrimack Valley in matters before the Probate & Family Court. In addition to working in the Newburyport area as an attorney, Don has been a lecturer for MCLE since 2005 on issues of trial advocacy, evidence, trying cases in both the Superior Court and Probate & Family Courts, and, most recently, as the chair of the "Cutting Edge Issues in Northern MA Family Law" seminar in February of 2016, where he was recognized as a "local star". Don has also served as a regional delegate to the Board of Governors of the Mass. Academy of Trial Attorney and is currently President of the Greater Newburyport Bar Association, and is also is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, and the American Association for Justice.
VICE PRESIDENT MARTHA BAGLEY
Martha Bagley is a third generation attorney who has successfully represented hundreds of clients in their matrimonial, estate, and custody matters. She is a recognized expert in Family Law and the Rules of Evidence, offering her expertise as a Faculty Member at Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, an organization dedicated to training attorneys with the skills needed to practice in the ever-changing legal environment. Her expertise is also recognized outside of law, with prominent Board and Officer positions, including her election as the first woman Officer at the Boston Marine Society where she controls over $30M in charitable assets.
PRESIDENT-ELECT GARY TODD
Gary Todd, a Founding Partner at Todd & Weld LLP, is recognized locally and nationally as a preeminent family law practitioner specializing in domestic relations and probate litigation. He has successfully negotiated, mediated and tried numerous family law issues at the trial court and appellate levels, including divorce, custody, parental rights, complex support matters, property division, removal, modification, contempt actions, and complex financial valuation. He has prepared and negotiated numerous Prenuptial and Postnuptial agreements. Mr. Todd is consistently recognized for professional excellence, having been named from 2012 to present in Best Lawyers in America, a longstanding and well-respected peer review publication, in Family Law, and Litigation – Trusts and Estates, and from 2004 to present in Super Lawyers for Family Law. Mr. Todd is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the directory's highest possible peer rating. Mr. Todd is a recognized leader in the legal profession having served in a variety of bar association roles. He previously served as President of the Massachusetts Family and Probate American Inn of Court, is a Board Member of MAGAL and Greater Newburyport Bar Association and is an Executive Committee Member of the Judge Abber Counsel Assisted Negotiation Program for Essex, Middlesex and Norfolk Counties Probate and Family Courts.
TREASURER MAUREEN L. POMEROY
Maureen Louise Pomeroy devotes her practice to diligently representing her clients in business and employment matters. She provides practical solutions to legal problems and assists her clients in avoiding costly litigation. Maureen has practiced law for 20 years, and she is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Maureen has undergone intensive training with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination to conduct internal investigations and training topics related to discrimination and harassment laws for her clients. She is certified as a Senior Professional of Human Resources by the Human Resources Certification Institute and Society for Human Resource Management, which are private organizations focusing on human resource issues and education. Maureen is also an adjunct professor with Southern New Hampshire University teaching business law and human resource courses. Maureen serves as a volunteer with several charitable organizations, including serving on the Board of Directors for the Greater Newburyport Bar Association, Port City Women, and Amesbury Rotary. She is also a member of the Newburyport Zoning Board of Appeals.
SECRETARY/CLERK CAROLE WAGAN
Carole Wagan, Secretary/Clerk C.W. CONSULTING CO., Newburyport, MA, President and Founder (July 2015) Recently launched consulting services in the areas of professional development, conference and program planning, board management, strategic planning, meeting facilitation, as well as strategies for non-profits to improve operations. Suffolk University Law School, Boston,1992 – 2015, Director of Academic Programs and Professional Education (2014 – 2015) Advanced growth and recognition of signature practice concentrations. Director, Center for Advanced Legal Studies (1992 – 2014) Revamped and revitalized dormant CLE program, creating comprehensive curriculum across the spectrum of practice areas and experience levels for all members of the profession. Managed content, program development, marketing, budgeting, and accreditation of 40+ new programs per year. Facilitated 150+ meetings yearly with hundreds of professionals. Established thriving niche in competitive CLE market, generating 3,000 registrations per year and $200,000. Piloted and developed programming to meet strategic goals. Received national recognition for programming excellence. Cultivated key collaborations with outside organizations. 2014 Recipient, Arthur Stavisky Award from Mass. Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.
BOARD MEMBERS AT LARGE
ATTORNEY MAUREEN BOOTH, NEWBURYPORT
ATTORNEY JUDITH N. COWAN, NATOLA ASSOCIATES, DANVERS
ATTORNEY SOLEN MORIARTY, NEWBURYPORT
ATTORNEY NICOLE REILLY, REILLY & ROSNOV, MIDDLETON
ATTORNEY THOMAS TARANTO, LAW OFFICE OF THOMAS TARANTO, SALEM
ATTORNEY ROBIN F. WALLACE, NEWBURYPORT
ATTORNEY LAUREN WEEKS, NEWBURYPORT
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GNBA'S CHARITABLE DONATIONS
Newburyport Adult Education
Newburyport Literary Festival
Ukraine/Save the Children
Ukraine /World Kitchen