Lawyers for the Creative Arts Associate Board

About the LCA Associate Board

View the images and flyers below to learn more about the exciting events the Associate Board presents.  If you are interested in becoming a member of the Associate Board, please email John O'Neill at

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Featured Associate Board Members


Associate Board Executive Board Officers

Michelle Wahl

Vice President
Gina Gerardi

Amanda Alasauskas

Kenneth Matuszewski

Social Media Manager
Stephanie Nikitenko

Executive Board At Large Members and Committee Chairs

Jeff Becker
Myka Bell
Odell Mitchell
Michael Reed

General Body

Amy Adler
Jessica Bahr
John Bathke
Jonathan Brown
Kelly Carter
Vincenzo Caporale
Stephanie Cueman
Sidney Dawsey
Brett Doran
Kevin Doran
Jessica A. Ekhoff
Jed Enlow
Karl Felbinger
Natalie Fine
Ehren M. Fournier
Andrea S. Fuelleman
Carla Ham
Florence Hardy
Gwen Hochman Stewart
Alexander Karana
Thomas Kliebhan 
Deanna Kunze
Travis Life
David Lindner
Brett A. Manchel
Onica Matsika
Alyssa Newswanger
Catherine E. O'Brien
Adam Reis 
Ana Ruge-Rodela
Adam Smestad
Madelaine Thomas
​Reeya Thrakrar
Alexa Tipton
Cat Tiu
William J. Voller
S. Zahra Zavari
Ilya G. Zlatkin


Highlights from the Associate Board Events Archive

Open Bibliography: Fair Use, Copyright, and You

Fair use and other exceptions to copyright law exist to provide access to protected works under very specific conditions. The LCA Associate Board, in partnership with the Loyola University Library, assembled a panel to discuss the tools available for artists, archivists, librarians, and academics to access protected works while discussing strategies for working with existing copyright restrictions. The panel consisted of Pia Hunter (Research and Instruction Librarian, University of Illinois-Champaign), Matthew Sag (Associate Dean of Faculty Research and Development, Loyola University, School of Law), and Sandra Kaufmann (Director of Dance, Loyola University, Department of Fine and Performing Arts). The panel was moderated by James Conley (Media Service Librarian, Loyola University). Michael Reed (Principle attorney at the Law Office of Michael Reed) provided an overview of copyright law and fair use concepts prior to the panel discussion.


2019 City Lit Event at Justice Entrepreneurs Project

In partnership with the American Librarian Association, Justice Entrepreneurs Project, and City Lit Theater, LCA and the LCA Associate Board sponsored a live literary reading of excerpts from twelve books that had been challenged or banned from circulation public or school libraries in 2018. The event was part of City Lit Theater's Books on the Chopping Block, an annual celebration of our freedom to read and the First Amendment. Michael Reed (Law Office of Michael Reed) provided opening remarks on the value of literacy and access to information in a free and open democracy, and the way in which the written word can act as a window into the lives of others to increase empathy and compassion within society.


2019 Revolution Brewing Event


Gathering at Public House Chicago after a 2020 Board Meeting

Gallery 2505 Event


Spring Shindy 2019

Presenters from Pixellism: The Art of Video Games