Governance Committee

The Governance Committee is one of the most influential committees of the board. The committee not only maintains and updates the bylaws and policies, but creates the nominating committee which has the task of making recommendations annually to the board of directors, including recommendations for At-large Directors. Further, the governance committee recruits new board members and is tasked with ensuring that each board member is equipped with the proper tools and motivation to carry out his or her responsibilities.

Members of the Governance Committee

Ana Christian

Ana Christian


Ana Christian is an associate in the Health Care practice group at Polsinelli, LLP in Los Angeles. Ana focuses her health care practice on clinical research transactions and compliance. Ana drafts and negotiates all manner of clinical research contract

Read More


Kylie Byron


Kylie Byron is an associate in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  She received her J.D. from the Washington University School of Law in 2014.  Kylie’s practice focuses on consumer and credit reporting, background checks, and wage and hour litigation.   Kylie also consults and speaks on employment-related legal issues facing the transgender c

Read More

Brian Esser


Brian Esser Brian Esser is a solo practitioner at the Law Office of Brian Esser. His practice focuses on family law and LGBT couples. Previously, he was a member of the Litigation group in the New York office of Baker & Hostetler LLP. His practice focused on complex and general civil litigation and corporate investigations, with a particular em

Read More

Bernadette Harrigan


Bernadette Harrigan is an AVP & Counsel in MassMutual’s Law Dep’t.  She joined the company’s Dispute Resolution Division in 2007.  Bernadette handles national class actions and other litigation matters for Mass Mutual.  She also provides pre-litigation counseling, legal training and works on various special projects for the company.  She has be

Read More

Eduardo Juarez


Eduardo Juarez is a Senior Trial Attorney with the San Antonio Field Office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission where he litigates individual, class and systemic lawsuits under the federal civil rights statutes prohibiting employment discrimination. In August 2011, he worked on detail as Special Assistant to EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldbl

Read More