Officers
ALA Independence 2019 Officers

Sandra B. Caiazzo

President

Sandy Caiazzo is Assistant Director of Administrative Services and Lateral Integration Coordinator for Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin. Prior to holding her current positions, Sandy was an office manager as well as a staff supervisor managing support staff personnel. Sandy has been an active ALA member since 2009 and has attended many of the ALA National Conference. Sandy currently sits on the Education Committee for the Independence Chapter helping to formulate topics relative to the business of law. Sandy resides in Philadelphia, PA and has been the Past President of the Roxborough Kiwanis Club, Past Treasurer for Hunter Soccer Club and is currently President of the Roxborough Symphony Orchestra.

Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Gogging

Asst Director of Administrative Services
Sandra B. Caiazzo

Joanne DiFrancesco

President-Elect

Joanne DiFrancesco is the Executive Director for High Swartz LLP and has been a member of the ALA since 2003. She has served on the Community Service committee and is a current member of the Education Committee. Joanne loves live music and travel, but her passion is cooking and entertaining. She lives in Glenmoore with Joe, her husband of 34 years, and their youngest son, Joey.

High Swartz LLP

Executive Director
Joanne DiFrancesco

Alissa Hill

1st Vice President

Alissa Hill is the Office Manager at Fisher Phillips’ Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington DC offices. The firm is headquartered in Atlanta. Alissa has been a member of ALA since 2014 and been a member of the Business Partner Committee and currently on the Newsletter Committee. Alissa enjoys to travel and cook. Alissa lives in North Wales, PA

Fisher & Phillips LLP

Office Manager
Alissa Hill

Kate MacArdle

2nd Vice President

Kate MacArdle is the Office Manager for Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young’s Malvern, PA and Cherry Hill, NJ locations and also manages the legal administrative assistants in the Philadelphia office. She has been a member of the ALA since 2016 and serves on the Newsletter and Social Media Committee. Kate loves gardening, reading, and spending time with her family. She lives in Berwyn, PA with her husband, son, and their dog, Jackson.

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young

Office Manager
Kate MacArdle

Lisa Blair

Secretary

Lisa Blair is the Eastern Region Office Manager for Burns White LLC and has been with the firm since they opened their first Philadelphia region office in 2004. The firm is headquartered in Pittsburgh. Lisa has been a member of ALA since 2014 and has served on the Legal Expo Committee. She lives in Eagleville, PA with her husband, Mike and daughter, Emily.

Burns White LLC

Eastern Region Office Manager
Lisa Blair

Conni D. Sota

Treasurer

Conni is the Financial Manager at Heckscher, Teillon, Terrill & Sager, P.C., located in West Conshohocken, PA. The firm specializes in trusts and estates along with estate litigation and special needs trusts. Conni has been a member of the Independence Chapter since 1997 and has been a Board member since 2000. She has served on the Bar Liaison Committee as Committee Member and Committee Chair. Conni is a resident of Cherry Hill, NJ.

Heckscher, Teillon, Terrill & Sager

Financial Manager
Conni D. Sota

Cristin P. Bucciaglia

Past-President

Cristin is the Office Manager at Saul Ewing Arnstein Lehr LLP's Chesterbrook Office. She has been a member of ALA since 2003 and has served as President and also on the Technology, Member Services and Community Relations Committees. She loves to travel and cook. Cristin resides in Boyertown, PA with her dog, Moose.

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Office Manager
Cristin P. Bucciaglia