Board + Staff

Board of Directors

Nanette A. McCarthy, JD, Chair Principal, Griffin McCarthy & Rice

Susan M. Lampert, JD, Secretary Principal, Susan Lampert & Associates

Michael C. Craven, JD, CPA, Treasurer Partner, Harrison & Held, LLP

Jay Frank, JD Member, Aronberg Goldgehn

Karen Grais Meyer, LCSW

Stacey Meyer, MBA

David S. Kerpel, JD Law Offices of David S. Kerpel

Rebecca Nichols, LCPC

Mark Smith, JD, Immediate Past Chair Partner, Engelman & Smith

Joshua E. Stern, JD Law Offices of Joshua E. Stern

Board Emeritus

Those who served on The Lilac Tree Board for over a decade:

Karen Bloomberg, Ph.D
Lynn Cohen, JD
Malcolm Douglas, CPA
Linda Forman, CPA
Audrey L. Gaynor, JD
Barbara Lusky, JD


Tracy Cappas, Business Manager

Ila Chaiken, LCSW, Information Session Counselor

Bobbie Gordon, LCSW, ICDVP, Program and Outreach Coordinator

Carol Patinkin, MSW,  Information Session Counselor

Lauren Schwartz, JD, Client Coordinator