D.A.W.L. Board Members
Angela Iaria, 36th President
Angela was admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois in 2009 and the State of Wisconsin in 2010. She has also been admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Angela practices in the areas of litigation, family law and real estate. She is also a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the DuPage County Bar Association, and the Wisconsin State Bar Association.
Victoria C. Kelly, First Vice President
Victoria (Vicki) Kelly takes great pride in navigating her clients through complicated family law issues. She attended Quincy University for her undergraduate, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in Finance. She also played on the softball team at Quincy. She then earned her Juris Doctor from Northern Illinois University. Vicki is a Partner at Grunyk Family Law located in Naperville, Illinois.
Melissa Kuffel, Second Vice President
Melissa is a graduate of University of Madison-Wisconsin with a degree in Journalism. She received her Juris Doctorate from The John Marshall Law School in 2008. She has concentrated her legal practice in family law matters, including divorce, post-decree matters, parenting and support issues, paternity, DCFS, guardianship and adoptions. Melissa represents clients in DuPage, Cook, Kane, Kendall, Will, Lake, and LaSalle Counties.
Megan Gieseler, Third Vice President
Megan Gieseler has a tremendous amount of experience, knowledge, and vigilance in family law cases. Megan has the combination of empathy and kindness for her clients and assertiveness and intelligence required for the courtroom. Megan has built her career on the principal of helping her clients on a personal level and is committed to serving the community, whenever possible.
Amanda M. Zannoni, Secretary
Amanda represents clients in the area of trusts and estates, and family law. She attended law school at Syracuse University College of Law and is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois and in the federal bar of the Northern District of Illinois. Amanda is actively involved in public service. She was the recipient of the Legal Assistance Foundation Pro Bono Service Award in 2018-2019, and also serves on the Board of Directors of the DuPage County Bar Association, and the Justinian’s Association for Italian American Lawyers in addition to her service to D.A.W.L. Before choosing to pursue the practice of law, Amanda worked as a behavioral health professional in rural Maine, serving families with children experiencing difficulties related to mental and developmental disorders, including autism, oppositional defiance disorder, and attachment disorders.
Nancy Kasko, Treasurer
Nancy Kasko earned her Bachelor Degree from Northern Illinois in Finance. Early in her career Ms. Kasko worked in the finance industry for Fortune 500 companies such as Hewlett Packard and Westinghouse Electric .Ms. Kasko attended The John Marshall Law School in Chicago where she attained her Juris Doctorate. On January 1, 2017, Ms. Kasko became a partner at Larson & Greenberg Law Group, located in LaGrange IL., to head up and grow their Family Law Division. Ms. Kasko is also a CCR certified mediator and spent the majority of her training resolving civil disputes in Cook County. Ms. Kasko is passionate about the practice of family law and uses her mediation skills to help clients amicably resolve their disputes. Ms. Kasko is an active member of the Illinois State Bar Association, DuPage County Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, Kane County Bar Association, The DuPage Association of Women Lawyers, and Phi Delta Phi Legal Honors Society.
Alyssa Aliperta, Director
Alyssa, who goes by “Ally,” is a criminal defense attorney with Ana M. Mencini & Associates, P.C. Ally handles all criminal, traffic, and immigration matters where criminal convictions are an issue, as well as DCFS administrative expungement appeal hearings. She firmly believes that every person, regardless of their race, religion, or nationality, has the right to life, liberty, and happiness.
Natalie Lamphier, Director
Natalie Lamphier is an associate attorney at Dussias Wittenberg Koenigsberger, LLP, which she joined in 2019. Natalie represents clients in a wide variety of family law matters with a focus on handling issues in contentious divorces. Natalie and her firm practice exclusively in the area of family law, including high-net worth litigation, and business valuations. Natalie earned her J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law in the state of Minnesota in 2015. Outside of her work, Natalie has a deep love of history, donuts, and classical music.
Andrea L. Collins, Director
Andrea is an Associate Attorney at SpyratosDavis, LLC in Lisle, Illinois. She is a 2013 graduate of Elmhurst College, where she majored in Business Administration and Political Science, and played on the women’s soccer team. Andrea graduated from The John Marshall Law School in January 2016. She focuses her practice in the areas of insurance defense, personal injury, subrogation, arbitration, and family law. Andrea also enjoys sports and being involved in the community and is a regular volunteer for the Western DuPage Special Recreation Association.
Nisha B. Parikh, Director
Nisha B. Parikh practices in areas of mortgage foreclose, bankruptcy, and creditor’s rights. Nisha is a graduate of The Ohio State University (2001) and has worked as a case worker for Children Services and as an investigator for Juvenile and Domestic Court. Nisha is a graduate of Thomas M. Cooley Law School (2009) and is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois and in the United States District Court for the Norther, Cental, and Southern Districts of Illinois. Nisha is the Supervising Attorney of Bankruptcy at Anselmo, Lindberg & Associates. Nisha is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, Phi Alpha Delta, the Chicago Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute, and the National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees.
Rebecca Krawczykowski, Immediate Past President
Rebecca graduated in 2006 from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science, and from Valparaiso University School of Law in 2012. Rebecca joined Fay, Farrow & Associates, P.C. as a legal secretary in 2002. She worked closely with John Fay and Mark Farrow as a secretary and law clerk for a decade before becoming a licensed attorney. Rebecca is licensed to practice in the State of Illinois and practices in the counties of DuPage, Will, Kane, Kendall and Cook. She is also a DuPage County Guardian ad Litem.