Team

The Brains Behind the Operation

Cindy Towers, Esq.

Cindy Towers, Esq.

Co-Founder/President & CEO

Education:

  • Tuck Executive Education Program, Dartmouth University
  • Juris Doctor,  Widener University
    • Activities/Honors: Order of the Coif (Top 10%)
  • BSN, Villanova University

Professional Accomplishments:

  • Founding Member, CEOs Against Cancer, Pennsylvania Chapter
  • WBENC Government Programs Team Chair
  • WBEC East Vice Chair
  • WBEC East Council Board Member
  • U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Regulatory Fairness Board Member
  • Women Owned Law (WOL) Board Member
  • NGLCC National Legal Industry Council (NLIC) Co-Chair
  • Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) Member
  • Buying Legal Council Diversity & Inclusion Workgroup Member
  • WBENC Forum Leadership Team Member
  • 2020 WOL Woman Entrepreneur of the Year
  • 2019 DVLF Straight Ally Hero
  • WBEC East 2018 Shining Star Award
  • 2017 WBE Mentor of the Year
  • 2016 SmartCEO Circle of Excellence Nominee
  • 2013 WBENC Women’s Business Enterprise Star Award
  • WBENC East 2011 Leadership Award

Fun Facts:

  • What was your favorite subject in grade school?
    Chemistry
  • What is your favorite vacation spot?
    My house
  • What would you do with an extra half-hour in the day?
    Watch an episode of I LOVE LUCY
  • What is your favorite snack?
    Donuts
Jim LaRosa, Esq.

Jim LaRosa, Esq.

Principal & Co-Founder, JURISolutions; President & Managing Director, JSL Legal Search Group

Education:

  • Juris Doctor, Villanova University School of Law
  • B.A., University of Scranton
    • Activities/Honors: President of the Pre-Law Society

Professional Accomplishments:

  • Career Planning & Placement Coordinator, Philadelphia Bar Association (PBA)
  • Presenter of Informational Podcasts, PBA
  • Chair of the Board of Directors, YMCA of Central Philadelphia
  • Board Member, YMCA of Central Philadelphia
  • Vice Chair Professional-Managerial Council, American Staffing Association (ASA)
  • Graduate, Accenture’s Diverse Supplier Development Program IV
  • Board Member, Contact Community Services
  • Former Member of Board of Directors, Contact Community Services
  • Author of Career Corner 2001-2008: Monthly Column for Philadelphia Bar Reporter
  • Speaking & Panel Engagements: PBA, ASA, Penn Law, YMCA, Drexel Law, and Peirce College

Fun Facts:

  • Finish this sentence: I am most grateful for…
    My family
  • What was your favorite subject in grade school?
    Science
  • Name a quote that speaks to you.
    Progress always involves risks.”
  • What is the best advice you ever received?
    Be persistent

The Solution Gurus

Rachel O’Hara

Rachel O’Hara

Managing Director, Sales & Marketing

Education:

  • B.S. in Psychology, Western European Studies Certificate, University of Pittsburgh
    • Activities/Honors: Psi Chi, Sigma Alpha Lambda
  • Spanish Studies Program, Pablo de Olavide University

Professional Accomplishments:

  • Member, Women Owned Law

Fun Facts:

  • What is your go-to productivity trick?
    A snack always helps me focus, but when I get into a rut, I step away from my desk to clear my head for a few minutes.
  • How do you like to start the work day?
    I like to start the day with a cup of coffee and a “cleaned-up” inbox.
  • What is the best advice you have ever received?
    A successful relationship – whether it be personal or professional – is based on three things: communication, compromise and respect.
  • When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    Rich & Famous
Stella Weiss

Stella Weiss

Managing Director, Recruitment

Fun Facts:

  • What is your favorite thing about working at JSL?
    The people that comprise the organization. We have a wonderful group of people here at JSL!
  • How do you like to start the work day?
    With coffee
  • If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would you choose?
    Viola Davis
  • If you could learn to do anything in an instant, what would it be?
    How to eat all the food you want without gaining weight
Guy Mitchell

Guy Mitchell

Senior Business Development Consultant

Education:

  • B.S. in Criminal Justice, The University of Delaware

Fun Facts:

  • What is your favorite thing about working at JSL?
    Teamwork — I have felt like a part of this vibrant and dedicated team since day one!
  • What is your go-to productivity trick?
    Take a short walk around the office to get the blood flowing
  • When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

    A lawyer

  • If you could learn to do anything in an instant, what would it be?
    Fly a plane

The Talent Scouts

Darius Treadwell

Darius Treadwell

Senior Legal Search Consultant

Education:

  • M.B.A., Harvard University
  • B.S. in Economics, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School

Professional Accomplishments:

  • Former Board Member, Penn Alumni
  • Former Co-Chair, Penn Alumni Diversity Alliance
  • Former Vice President, Black Alumni

Fun Facts:

  • What is the best advice you have ever received?
    Practice being thankful and grateful every day
  • When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    Sports Broadcaster/Sports Statistician
  • If you could learn to do anything in an instant, what would it be?
    Mastering foreign languages
  • What would you do with an extra 30 minutes in the day?
    Playing Djembe/Conga
Darlene Sistrunk

Darlene Sistrunk

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Education:

  • M.B.A., Rosemont College
  • B.A. in Business Communications, Rosemont College
    • Activities/Honors: Magna cum laude

Fun Facts:

  • When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    A Journalist
  • If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would you choose?
    Coretta Scott-King
  • If you could learn to do anything in an instant, what would it be?
    Carpentry
  • What 3 words would you use to describe the JSL team?
    Relentless, Motivated, Hilarious
Christopher Lins, Esq.

Christopher Lins, Esq.

Senior Legal Search Consultant

  • Education:

    • J.D., Temple University Beasley School of Law
    • B.A., Political Science, Washington and Lee University
      • Activities/Honors: Beta Theta Pi, Pennsylvania Chair – Mock Convention, Dean’s List

    Professional Accomplishments:

    • Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bar Licenses, 2011
    • Admitted to U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Pennsylvania- April 2012
    • Elected 9th Ward Leader- Philadelphia Republican Party (August 2014- present)
    • Alternate Delegate to the 2012 Republican National Convention

    Fun Facts:

    • What is the best advice you have ever received?
      Do what you love to do.
    • When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
      A Fireman
    • If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would you choose?
      The President of the United States
    • If you could learn to do anything in an instant, what would it be?
      Stock market forecasting and evaluation
Kaitlin Marsi

Kaitlin Marsi

Recruitment Consultant

Education:

  • Paralegal Certificate, Villanova University
  • B.A., Communication Sciences, Temple University

Fun Facts:

  • When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    Pediatrician, Marine Biologist OR a Waitress. True story.
  • What would you do with an extra 30 minutes in the day?
    Stay longer at the gym, or actually go.
  • What is your favorite item in your office and why?

    My white board. As my whole team knows, I can’t function without it – keeps me sane!

  • What 3 words would you use to describe the JSL team?
    Hardworking, Supportive, Fun
Florenz Balane

Florenz Balane

Junior Recruitment Consultant

Education:

  • Expected Paralegal Certificate, Villanova University
  • B.F.A. in Art Management, Ateneo de Manila University

Fun Facts:

  • What is your go-to productivity trick?
    My white noise machine
  • How do you like to start the work day?
    Coffee and a podcast
  • What is the best advice you have ever received?
    Everything is in the details, so pay attention to everything.
  • What three words would you use to describe the JSL team?
    Diverse, Diligent, Down-to-Earth
Adam Murphy, Esq.

Adam Murphy, Esq.

Recruitment Consultant

Education:

  • J.D., Thomas Kline School of Law at Drexel University
  • B.A., University of Alabama

Fun Facts:

  • What is your go-to productivity trick?
    Break a project up into small parts that are easier to accomplish.
  • How do you like to start the work day?
    A nice cup of coffee
  •  If you could learn to do anything in an instant, what would it be?

    Learn a new language

  • What 3 words would you use to describe the JSL team?
    Dedicated, Hardworking, Entertaining
Susan Signorella Colvard

Susan Signorella Colvard

Recruitment Consultant

Education:

  • Pursuing M.A., Georgetown University 
  • B.A., Kean University

Fun Facts:

  • What is your favorite thing about working at JSL?
    My favorite thing about working at JSL is the team I work with. I am grateful to work with an incredible group of talented, caring professionals!
  • How do you like to start the work day?
    I typically start the day exercising to get those endorphins pumping and then grab my favorite flavored coffee.
  • What is the best advice you have ever received?

    “Life is like a donut–don’t stare at the hole.”

  • If you could learn to do anything in an instant, what would it be?
    I love to try new food, so I would love to learn how to be a gourmet chef.

The Glue That Holds Everything Together

Jason Copeland

Jason Copeland

Chief Information Officer

Fun Facts:

  • What is your go-to productivity trick?
    I put on my headphones and jam out, which helps me focus and be more productive.
  • How do you like to start the work day?
    I start by reviewing my calendar and prepping for the various tasks that I have. It just helps me to be more organized.
  • When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    I’ve always wanted to be a pilot. I was even in the Air Force, but ended up becoming a Pharmacy Tech instead. I’ll fly someday!
  • What would you do with an extra 30 minutes in the day?
    I would spend time with my family.
Christine Durham

Christine Durham

Managing Director, Human Resources

Education:

  • M.A. and B.A. in Industrial & Organizational Psychology, Fairleigh Dickinson University – Florham Campus
    • Activities/Honors: Summa cum Laude, Presidential Scholar, completed 5 year program in 4 years
  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR), Fairleigh Dickinson University – Florham Campus


Fun Facts:

  • What is your favorite thing about working at JSL?
    The people that work here are the best!
  • How do you like to start the work day?
    Computer mouse in one hand, coffee in the other
  • What is the best advice you have ever received?
    Don’t worry about things you cannot control.
  • What 3 words would you use to describe the JSL team?
    Dedicated, Philanthropic, Fun-Spirited
Rick Quinones

Rick Quinones

Client Services Consultant

Education:

  • Attended Cornell University, Business of Banking School
  • Coursework in Economics, Long Island University

Fun Facts:

  • What is your go-to productivity trick?
    Preparing a to-do list for the following day
  • What is the best advice you have ever received?
    Listen to your wife.
  • If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would you choose?
    Neil Armstrong when he stepped on the moon
  • If you could learn to do anything in an instant, what would it be?
    Write bestsellers à la Michael Lewis
Fawn Linn

Fawn Linn

HR & Recruitment Coordinator - Contingent Employees

Education:

  • A.A. in Communication Studies, Community College of Philadelphia
    • Activities/Honors: Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Fun Facts:

  • What is your go-to productivity trick?
    I REALLY try to stay as organized as I can, so one thing I do is make a list and take it one task at a time.
  • How do you like to start the work day?
    Checking my emails while drinking my morning coffee
  • What would you do with an extra 30 minutes in the day?
    Relax! Catch up on whatever I’m watching on TV, take a nap, or go on a walk with my dog, Summer.
  • What is your favorite item in your office and why?
    My favorite item would have to be my cat paw mouse pad. It’s ergonomic and   adorable.
Shannon Homa

Shannon Homa

Project Manager & Marketing Communications Specialist

Education:

  • B.A. in Communication, Alvernia University
    • Activities/Honors: Magna cum Laude, Sigma Tau Delta, Delta Epsilon Sigma

Professional Accomplishments:

  • Notary Public in Pennsylvania
  • Social Marketing Certification, Hootsuite Academy

Fun Facts:

  • What is your go-to productivity trick?
    Stepping away from my desk for a few quick minutes to clear my head before diving into a project
  • How do you like to start the work day?
    Eating breakfast while checking emails and getting organized for the day
  • When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    A teacher or, more comically, an opera singer
  • What 3 words would you use to describe the JSL team?
    Dedicated, Down-to-Earth, Team-Oriented
Sam Akula

Sam Akula

Managing Director, Sourcing

Education:

  • Coursework in Computer Science, Community College of Philadelphia

Fun Facts:

  • What is your favorite thing about working at JSL?
    The collective energy that drives client solutions
  • What is your go-to productivity trick?
    Data management through thoughtful organization keeps me on track and focused.
  • What is the best advice you have ever received?
    Ignore the noise.
  • What is your favorite item in your office and why?
    My view of the clock at Philadelphia City Hall – it reminds me that the city never sleeps
Stuart Davis

Stuart Davis

Talent Sourcing Specialist

Education:

  • B.B.A. in International Business Administration, Temple University

Fun Facts:

  • What is your favorite thing about working at JSL?
    The company culture
  • How do you like to start the work day?
    Envision that the day will be pleasant and productive
  • When you were a kid, what did you want to be when 
    A Professional Chef
  • If you could learn to do anything in an instant, what would it be?
    How to use a sewing machine
John O'Donnell

John O'Donnell

Office Manager

Education:

  • B.S. in Business Management, Temple University

Fun Facts:

  • What is the best advice you have ever received?
    A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures.
  • When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    A Philadelphia 76er. Being vertically challenged thwarted that dream.
  • If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would you choose?
    The President of the United States
  • What would you do with an extra 30 minutes in the day?
    Spend it with my wife and children

The Number Crunchers

Marilyn Magett

Marilyn Magett

Chief Financial Officer

Education:

  • M.B.A. in Executive Management, Baruch College
  • B.S. in Accounting & Financial Planning, SUNY Empire State College

Fun Facts:

  • What is your favorite thing about working at JSL?
    The ability to make a difference
  • What is the best advice you have received?
    Walk and the path will appear before you.
  • When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    A business owner
  • If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would you choose?
    Oprah Winfrey
Wendy Courtemarche

Wendy Courtemarche

Controller

Education:

  • B.A. in Organizational Management , Daniel Webster College
  • A.A. in Accounting, NH Vocational Technical College

Fun Facts:

  • What is your favorite thing about working at JSL?
    The people
  • How do you like to start the work day?
    Iced coffee and emails
  • What is the best advice you have ever received?
    Live your dreams
  • When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    Pilot and stunt person
Kendra Balukonis

Kendra Balukonis

Junior Accountant

Fun Facts:

  • What is your go-to productivity trick?
    Taking things one step at a time
  • When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    A lawyer
  • What would you do with an extra 30 minutes in the day?
    Play with my dog
  • What 3 words would you use to describe the JSL team?
    Friendly, helpful, and encouraging
Tiffany McGuinn

Tiffany McGuinn

Accounting Assistant

Fun Facts:

  • What is your go-to productivity trick?
    To be productive, I usually turn on my music to drown out any background noise or distractions so that I can fully focus on my work.
  • What is the best advice you have ever received?
    The best advice I ever received was: never compare yourself to anyone but yourself.
  • If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would you choose?
    If I could trade places with anyone for a day, it would be my mother. She is such a strong woman and has always been such an inspiration to me.
  • What 3 words would you use to describe the JSL team?
    Motivated, driven, focused