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 Vice President
  • Women Owned Law 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
  • 2022 WBEC East Trusted Advisor Award
  • 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
Rachel O’Hara

Rachel O’Hara

Executive Vice President, Service & Delivery

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

The Solution Gurus

Vickie Hubbard

Vickie Hubbard

Chief Diversity Officer

Education:

  • Certified Diversity Executive (CDE), Institute for Diversity Certification
  • Executive Certificate, Diversity and Inclusion, Cornell University
  • M.S. in Organizational Leadership, Northeastern University
  • B.A. in Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville

Fun Facts:

  • What is your favorite thing about working at JSL?
    JSL’s commitment to diversity
  • What is the best advice you have ever received?
    No matter what role you play within an organization, shine where you are!
  • If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would you choose?
    Shonda Rhimes
  • What is your favorite item in your office and why?
    My laptop. It is the gateway to all of my communication.
Stella Weiss

Stella Weiss

Managing Director, Account Management

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
Adam Murphy, Esq.

Adam Murphy, Esq.

Relationship Manager

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
Darlene Bennett

Darlene Bennett

Program Manager, Government Services

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

The Talent Scouts

Sheemica Butler-Hill

Sheemica Butler-Hill

Recruitment Consultant

Education:

  • B.A. in Management, Florida Institute of Technology

Fun Facts:

  • How do you like to start the work day?
    Coffee and sitting on the patio
  • What is the best advice you have ever received?
    Always remain positive and positive things will happen.
  • What would you do with an extra 30 minutes in the day?
    Relax
  • What 3 words would you use to describe the JSL team?
    Energized, Helpful, and Nice
Kaitlin Halligan

Kaitlin Halligan

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
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
Mellisa Kuzmanic

Mellisa Kuzmanic

Senior Attorney Recruitment Consultant

Education:

  • B.A. in International Business Communications, Ramapo College of New Jersey

Fun Facts:

  • When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    An international businesswoman (funny, but true!)
  • What would you do with an extra 30 minutes in the day?
    Call an old friend that I have not spoken to in a while
  • What is your favorite item in your office and why?
    Photos of my family – they keep me grounded and remind me of what really matters
  • What 3 words would you use to describe the JSL team?
    Genuine, Honest, and Supportive
Jerome Johnson

Jerome Johnson

Sales and Recruitment Assistant

Education:

  • B.S. in Organizational Management, Manhattanville College

Fun Facts:

  • What is your favorite thing about working at JSL?
    The positive environment and teamwork are genuine.
  • How do you like to start the work day?
    I like to start my work day with a cup of coffee and listening to some Bob Marley before I “clock in.”
  • When you were a kid, what did you want to be when
    A professional soccer player
  • What would you do with an extra 30 minutes in the day?
    I would mentor someone that might need guidance to believe in themselves.
Anthony Foster

Anthony Foster

Legal Sourcing Specialist

Education:

  • Rochester Institute of Technology

Fun Facts:

  • What is the best advice you have ever received?
    You don’t always need to win or be right to be successful.
  • When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    An architect
  • If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would you choose?
    Steve Harvey!
  • What would you do with an extra 30 minutes in the day?
    Try something new

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
Fawn Linn

Fawn Linn

Operations Liaison

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 Bolko

Shannon Bolko

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
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
Lana Shevchenko

Lana Shevchenko

Accountant

Education:

  • M.S. in Accounting and Finance, Kaplan University

Fun Facts:

  • What is your go-to productivity trick?
    Lots of coffee, reviewing notes from the previous day, and writing down the tasks that must be done each day
  • When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    A doctor
  • What would you do with an extra 30 minutes in the day?
    Yoga
  • What 3 words would you use to describe the JSL team?
    Professional, Dedicated, and FUN!