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Clare Lyons BA and Steven Berg BA ’78 have been living in the Washington, D.C., area for almost 14 years, working on federal policy regarding housing and homelessness. Son Andrew is at Williams College; daughter Eve, in her first year of high school, is “a great singer.”

Janine Robben JD, as director of the newly formed Oregon Crime Victims Law Center, provides no-cost legal support for victims who are in criminal court proceedings in federal, tribal, state, or municipal courts.


Arts & Sciences Reunion  June 23−26, 2011

James Martin JD, head of Colorado’s Department of Natural Resources, has been named regional administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. President Barack Obama selected Martin to lead EPA’s Denverbased Region 8, which covers Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming, and 27 tribal nations.


Trudy Allen JD, vice president and general counsel of U.S. Bancorp Equipment Finance, received the President’s Membership Service Award at the Oregon State Bar’s annual awards dinner in December 2009.

Jay Chock JD has been named to the honorary society of the Litigation Counsel of America. Chock is an attorney at Dunn Carney.

Sandra Hansberger JD, executive director of the Campaign for Equal Justice, received the President’s Special Award of Appreciation at the Oregon State Bar’s annual awards dinner in December 2009.

Kohel Haver JD received Willamette Writers’ 2009 Humanitarian Award in recognition of longstanding support for and work on behalf of local writers. Haver is a partner with Swider Medeiros Haver.


George Jugovic JD was named director of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s southwest regional office in Pittsburgh.

Pam Knowles JD was elected to the Portland School Board in May 2009.


Matt Cato JD is director of the Office of Justice and Peace/Respect Life Activities for the Catholic Archdiocese of Portland, where he previously served as a volunteer.

George “Skip” McKallip Jr. JD has been elected to a two-year term on Sussman Shank’s management committee. McKallip is a partner with the firm and also serves as chair of the firm’s environmental group.

Katherine Tennyson JD has been elected to the board of trustees of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. She has served on the Multnomah County Circuit Court bench since 2002 and as chief probate judge since 2007.


Andrew Bradburn BA has been working for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for more than four years. He is an archivist in the academy’s film archive, in Hollywood. Previously he worked for 15 years on the laboratory side of film preservation, mostly as a color timer. He says, “I seem to recall that Megan Thygesen BS ’85 (or hubby Mark BA ’83) put it in the notes a few decades back that I was going to make it big in Hollywood. Well, I am in Hollywood, and I have a good job, and that is enough for me. And hey, I get to go to the Oscars every year, which is a great perk!”

Robert Carlton JD became a managing partner of Sussman Shank in October 2009. Carlton has practiced law with the firm for 20 years.

David Ernst JD, a shareholder at Bullivant Houser Bailey in Portland, recently acted as counsel for the Yellowstone Club. Assisted by other Bullivant attorneys and paralegals, he successfully prosecuted a $375 million fraudulent transfer action against Credit Suisse, paving the way for the club’s successful reorganization.

Penelope McCarthy JD is the new city attorney for Newport.

Benjamin Ostrom BA was promoted in 2009 to director, senior correspondent banker at Citibank in New York, covering central and eastern Europe, Turkey, and Israel.


Arts & Sciences Reunion June 23−26, 2011

Martin Alvey JD is a new board member for the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association.

David LaFrance BS has been named executive director of the American Water Works Association (AWWA.) He served as director of finance for Denver Water for the past 12 years. He had chaired AWWA’s audit committee from 2005 to 2008 and its rates and charges subcommittee from 1993 to 2002. LaFrance earned an M.BA in finance from the University of Colorado at Denver in 1992. He lives in Denver with his wife, Justine, and two children, Sierra and Devon, both in high school.

Jeff Nudelman JD, vice president and general counsel for Harsch Investment Properties, has been awarded the University of Oregon’s Jeanne Johnson Alumni Service Award. Nudelman also was recently elected a trustee of the Oregon Zoo Foundation. The fourth-generation Portlander is active in community affairs and sits on the boards of several local not-for-profit agencies.


Caroline Tesche JD has been elected circuit court judge in Tampa, Florida. Assigned to the Family Law Division, she began her six-year term in January 2009.


Lindley “Lil” Dupree BA has been appointed director of training and technical assistance for the national Community Action Partnership. Before joining the partnership’s national staff, she was development officer at the Community Action Partnership of Northwest Montana in Kalispell. In her new position Dupree oversees training and resources for the partnership’s network of a thousand community action agencies that fight poverty on the local level. Dupree has served as a board member for the Montana Statewide Continuum of Care and for the Child Development Center in western Montana, as well as on local commissions related to community economic development. She is completing her master of public administration degree at the University of Montana.


Scott Anders JD has joined Bullivant Houser Bailey’s Vancouver office, practicing in the firm’s litigation group.

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