Meet Our Team!
We are the dedicated team who works tirelessly to provide compassionate service to all of our clients.
In addition to providing legal services, Jennifer oversees professional development. She works collaboratively with the rest of the team on fundraising, day to day operations, policy construction and community outreach.
Jennifer has volunteered with Christian Legal Aid of Pittsburgh since 2013. She has a passion for working with the immigrants and refugees of Pittsburgh. Her focus has been to provide quality counsel in areas including asylum, naturalization, reunification and others.
During her inactive years from the bar, Jennifer homeschooled her two children and ran UnlimitedFOCUS, LLC, a Pittsburgh webdesign company.
The University of Pittsburgh, School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1998
The Pennsylvania State University, Bachelor of Science, Marketing and International Business, 1995
Pennsylvania Supreme Court
Before joining CIAC, Ryan has worked and is currently working at FedEx Ground for over ten years. He negotiated agreements with small to mid-sized trucking companies on behalf of FedEx Ground, and advised the corporation regarding US Customs regulations. Most recently, Ryan is a Project Manager within the Safety Department focusing on improving the safety education for employees, and implementing safety technology through the contractor network.
In 2008, Ryan joined the Army Reserves as a Civil Affairs Specialist, and deployed to Afghanistan from 2011-2012 as a Civil Affairs Sergeant.
During law school Ryan received Outstanding Oral Argument during his Legal Research and Writing class, and the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for International Law. Ryan was published in the Duquesne Energy and Environmental Law where he wrote on the property and privacy implications of Pennsylvania Act 13.
Duquesne University School of Law, JD, January 2017
The University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, Security and Intelligence Studies, MS, 2008
Robert Morris University, Logistics Management, BSBA, 2003
Pennsylvania (April 2018)
In addition to providing legal services, Marge oversees day to day operations and assists the Program Director with policy and procedure development and implementation, data collection and reporting, and staff training and management.
Professionally, Marge has over twenty years experience as a corporate paralegal and is a certified professional coach. She coaches and has volunteered her time mentoring those who are experiencing life transitions. Her experiences on short-term mission trips to Russia ignited her passion for serving Pittsburgh’s immigrants and refugees.
Duquesne University School of Leadership and Professional Advancement. Professional Coach Certification 2015
Duquesne University Paralegal Institute. Paralegal Certification 1987
The Pennsylvania State University. Bachelor of Arts.
International Coach Federation – Pittsburgh