Nikki Stegeman is a two-time alumnus of the University of Toledo with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Paralegal Studies. Nikki began her professional career at Shumaker, Loop and Kendrick, LLP as a paralegal in the Real Estate department. In October 2017, she left SLK for an opportunity as an Executive Assistant and Human Resources Manager at VentureMed Group, Inc. In April 2019, Nikki accepted a position at Hylant as a paralegal.
She serves as Secretary for the University of Toledo Paralegal Studies Advisory Board and Social Media Coordinator/Member of Toledoans for Prison Awareness. Nikki recently served as Secretary to PANO.
Shannon Rehberg obtained her AAB degree from the paralegal program at The University of Toledo in 1993. She is currently employed by Bowling Green State University as the University Paralegal. Her work in higher education includes areas such as litigation, public records, and policy administration.
Shannon has been a paralegal for 25+ years where she spent most of her time working in insurance defense litigation. She has been a member of PANO for her entire career and has served on the board as Asst. Secretary, Secretary and recently as Scholarship Chair.
Connie Gross, CLA, has been a NALA certified paralegal since 1993. She has worked as a paralegal since 1985 specializing in the areas of probate, estate planning, corporate, real estate and bankruptcy. Since 1990 she has been employed as both office manager and a paralegal at Weber & Sterling, LLC.
Connie has been a member of PANO for 25+ years and has previously served as Co-Assistant Secretary and recently as Co-Assistant Treasurer.
Connie Gross, CLA
Jacquie Goss, CP, has been a NALA Certified Paralegal since 2004. She started her legal career while in high school in Florida with a small civil firm focusing on probate. She earned her paralegal certificate from the Legal Career Institute in Fort Lauderdale and worked in a criminal defense firm for more than eight years before moving to Ohio.
Jacquie has been with the law firm of Spengler Nathanson P.L.L. for 25 years, starting out as a secretary and then to the role of paralegal. She specializes in the areas of corporate, business, real estate, litigation, probate and estates.
Jacquie has previously served as Co-Treasurer and recently as Co-Assistant Treasurer.
TRUSTEE AT LARGE
Laural Seewer, CP
CLE Coordinator/Membership ChairAmanda LaGrange
Job Bank Coordinator Lisa Robison
Education Committee Chair Nikki Stegeman
PR/Newsletter Committee Chair Lisa Robison
Scholarship Committee Chair Shannon Rehberg
Social Media Chair/Webmaster Lisa Robison
NALA Liaison _____Laural Seewer
OSBA Liaison Angela Poole
Statewide Alliance Liaison Angela Poole
Toledo Bar Association Liaison Nikki Stegeman
TRUSTEE AT LARGE
Lisa Finn graduated from the University of Toledo in 1986 with an Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies and has been working as a Paralegal for the past 30+ years. She is currently employed by Spengler Nathanson, P.L.L. in the estate, probate and tax department.
Lisa is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, Toledo Bar Association and PANO. Lisa previously served as Co-Treasurer and recently as Co-Assistant Treasurer.
Laural Seewer completed a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Paralegal Studies at the University of Toledo in 2012. She is employed at Anspach Meeks Ellenberger, LLP, where she focuses on business transactions, probate and estate administration. Laural also has past experience in civil litigation.
Laural has also a member of NALA and the OSBA and became an Ohio State Bar Association Certified Paralegal in 2018. She recently served as 2nd Vice President.
Janet Eschedor, CLA, has been employed by Weber & Sterling, LLC since 1995 working in the estate planning, probate and real estate areas. She is a NALA certified paralegal and has been an active member of PANO for 20+ years.
Janet has previously served as PANO’s Co-Assistant Secretary and recently as Co-Assistant Treasurer.
Tresa L. Anderson graduated from the University of Toledo with an Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies. She is currently employed at Student Legal Services located on the Main Campus of the University of Toledo.
Tresa has been an active member of PANO since 2010 and is also a member of the National Association for Legal Assistants (NALA), the Toledo Bar Association (TBA) and the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA).
Tresa has previously served as PANO’s liaison to NALA and the TBA as well as the 1st and 2nd Vice President and recently as President.
Amanda LaGrange is currently employed by CBRE as a Senior Contracts Administrator on the Owens Corning account at the Toledo Work Headquarters. She received her Associates of Applied Business in Paralegal Studies from Stautezenberger College in 2007.
Immediately after graduation, Amanda joined the Owens Corning Real Estate Team where she managed a global portfolio of over 300 leased & owned properties in 30 countries.
Amanda has been a member of PANO for 5 years and is new to the board.
Committee Chairs & Liaisons
Loretta Taylor has been an Ohio State Bar Association Certified Paralegal. She has worked in the legal field most of her career and as a paralegal since 2002. She specializes in the field of civil, product defense and litigation management. She is currently employed with the firm of Brouse McDowell LPA.
Loretta is an active member with the Ohio State Bar Association and PANO. Loretta has previously served as Assistant Secretary and the TBA Liaison and recently as Trustee.
2020 - 2021 Board Members
Loretta Taylor, CP
Angela Poole is currently the VP, Legal Administrator for Hylant. She began her employment with Hylant in 2006 as a Corporate Paralegal. Prior to Hylant, she worked at a private law firm for over 12 years.
Angela has been a member of PANO since 2011, the OSBA since 2013, NALA since 2017 and sits on the University of Toledo Paralegal Studies Advisory Board.
Angela has previously served as 2nd Vice President and recently as the 1st Vice President.