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Toledo Women's Bar Association Board 2021-2022


Carrie Connelly obtained her law degree from the University of Toledo in 2007 after graduating from the University of Cincinnati in 2002. Carrie is currently employed as the Assistant Court Administrator and Mediation Attorney at the Ohio Sixth District Court of Appeals. Carrie has also worked as a staff attorney for the Hon. Stephen Yarbrough, an attorney at Student Legal Services, Inc. at Bowling Green State University, and as law clerk for the Hon. Francis X. Gorman at the Toledo Municipal Court. Carrie has served served on the TWBA Board since 2010. Since her time as a WLSA member at the University of Toledo College of Law, Carrie has been inspired by the women in the TWBA, and she is very much looking forward to continue serving this organization. Contact information: 

President-Elect: Krys Beech. 

Vice President: Amy Luck. Contact information:


Samantha Meiers is a law clerk to the Honorable Jeffrey J. Helmick at the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.  Samantha graduated from the University of Toledo College of Law in 2016, where she began her involvement in the Toledo Women's Bar Association. In her capacity as the Women's Law Student Association's TWBA representative, she served on both boards as a liaison between the two organizations.  As a law student, Samantha also worked as a research assistant for the Toledo Women Lawyers History Project.  After graduating law school, Samantha continued her service on the TWBA board and her involvement with the Toledo Women Lawyers History Project, co-chairing the CLE committee who hosted the Balancing the Scales event recognizing Women's History Month and the Project.  Samantha has also served on the TWBA membership committee, and is a member of the Toledo Bar Association, the Junior Bar Association, and the Morrison R. Waite Inn of Court.  Contact information:

Treasurer: Lauren Carpenter

Secretary: Jody King

3rd Year Trustee: 

Kathryn Sandretto is the Law Director for the City of Perrysburg.  Prior to her new role, she was an Assistant Lucas County Prosecutor. She began her career with the Lucas County Prosecutor’s office in 2007 and for the past two years has served as the Lucas County Domestic Crimes Prosecutor. Prior to her time with the Lucas County office Kathryn worked for the City of Toledo Prosecutor’s Office. Today Kathryn serves as one the of the County’s three Preliminary Hearing Prosecutors. Kathryn obtained her law degree in 2005 from The Ohio State University and her undergraduate in 2001 from Bradley University. She became involved with the Toledo Women’s Bar Association five years ago and finds that it is one of the most supportive, and positive bar associations in Northwest Ohio.  Contact

2nd Year Trustee:

Kara Ford is an attorney at Legal Aid of Western Ohio. Her practice areas include housing, health, public benefits, domestic violence, and consumer issues. She is the co-chair of the Ohio legal aid Health and Public Benefits Taskforce. She graduated from The Ohio State University in 2015 with a J.D. and a M.A. in Public Policy and Management. She also received her B.A. in Political Science from Ohio State. She joined the Toledo Women's Bar Association in 2016. Contact information:

1st Year Trustee: 

Jennifer Ramon is an associate in the Toledo office of Anspach Law in the Business and Estate Planning Department.  Prior to joining her firm, Jennifer provided legal services for the Office of the United States Attorney in the Northern District of Ohio.  In that capacity, she assisted in the prosecution of federal crimes, including large-scale drug conspiracies, white-collar fraud cases, and crimes against children.  Jennifer’s significant contributions in these prosecutions earned her numerous awards and recognition throughout her eleven-year career. Contact information:

Standing Committee Chairs 2021-2022

Membership: Samantha Meiers
 Program: Krysten Beech and Mike Mikkonen
Electronic Media: Molly Ebraheim
Newsletter: Sara Al-Sorghali

Social: Rebecca Facey

Special Committee Chairs 2021-2022

Women's History Project: Hon. Arlene Singer



Mentorship: Tracey Ballard Tangeman

Toledo Women's Bar Association is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. P.O. Box 1724, Toledo, Ohio 43603-1724

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