The National Association of Appellate Court Attorneys Executive Director and Board of Directors

Our Executive Director is Mary Ellen Donaghy. She can be contacted at or at the following address:

Mary Ellen Donaghy, Executive Director
NAACA, Law School,
Univ. of Richmond, VA 23173
804-289-8204; fax: 804-289-8992

NAACA Board of Directors

President Jimmy Frazier
  • Supervising Staff Attorney, U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Cir. since 2005 (staff attorney since 1996)
  • B.A. in History, Northeastern (Okla.) State University
  • M.A. in Sociology, Bowling Green State University
  • J.D., Tulane University Law School
Vice President Stephanie Paine
  • Career Law Clerk, Court of Appeals of Virginia since 1996
  • Pro Se Law Clerk, Eastern District of Virginia
  • American Government, University of Virginia
  • J.D., College of William & Mary School of Law
Treasurer Eric Rudolph
  • Senior Staff Attorney, Court of Appeals of Virginia since 1996
  • English, George Washington University
  • J.D., College of William & Mary School of Law
Immediate Past President Betsy Goodale
  • Chief Staff Attorney, South Carolina Supreme Court
  • B.S. in Nursing, Clemson
  • J.D., Univ. of South Carolina
Secretary Phaedra Kalicki
  • Chief Counsel, Nevada Supreme Court since February 2015 (joined court as Staff Attorney in 1998)
  • B.A. in Political Science, Colorado State University
  • J.D. University of Utah
Director Terenia Gull
  • Staff Attorney, United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit since 2006
  • B.A. in English, University of Virginia
  • M.A. in Communications, University of Virginia
  • J.D. Tulane Law School
Director Kyle McLaughlin
  • Staff Attorney, United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit since 2012
  • B.S. in Biology, Duke University 2004
  • J.D. University of Richmond 2010
Director Joe Anclien
  • Staff Attorney, Legal Division, United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit since 2010
  • B.A. in Economics, NYU
  • J.D. Temple Law School
Director Dee Rogers
  • Senior Staff Attorney, Arizona Supreme Court since 1987
  • B.A. in Painting & Drawing; Art Education, Drake University
  • J.D. Drake University Law School

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