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Official Mailing Address:

National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
2200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20037
Fax: 1-866-408-9515

  • Questions regarding CLE credits obtained through NACBA events should be directed to: All requests should be in writing or via email.
  • Please note, an administrative fee of $35 may apply to non-NACBA members seeking past records.

Rachael Hodgen
Senior Director, Operations & Events

Event Management, Membership Support, & Technical Assistance

rhRachael started working with NACBA in October of 2009. She oversees NACBA operations as well as NACBA Conventions and workshops. She is also heavily involved in membership services. Her event planning talents have brought many enhancements to our educational programs.

Prior to joining NACBA, Rachael was the Special Events Coordinator at the world-renowned Cleveland Institute of Music, where she was responsible for programs ranging from Commencement to major concerts and special events. Rachael also had extensive prior experience at both American Greetings and National City Bank.

Krista D’Amelio
Director of Government Affairs & Communications
Legislative & Media Inquiries

Krista D’Amelio joined NACBA in April 2017 as Director of Government Affairs and Communications. D’Amelio’s work focuses on strengthening relationships and increasing advocacy reach with elected officials, government agencies, and allies to enhance their understanding and support of NACBA’s priorities.


Kym Manno
Director of Membership

Kym Manno joined NACBA in March of 2018 as Director of Membership. Her duties include membership recruitment and retention and handling of annual dues. She began her involvement with NACBA in 2011 as a convention staffer and continued on in that role through 2017.

Before joining NACBA, Kym was instrumental in growing a multi-million-dollar business on Amazon in five European countries for a housewares manufacturer, acting as their product catalog manager. As a certified JDA Space Planner, she provided direction to JoAnn stores to optimize their visual presentations. Prior to her years at JoAnn, she was also part of the merchandise buying team for the Cleveland Indians baseball organization.

Kym graduated Summa Cum Laude from Hiram College with a B.S. in Social Sciences. While attending Hiram, she was a member of the Alpha Society, an honor society for academic seniors, as well as a member of Pi Gamma Mu, a National Honor Fraternity for Social Sciences.

Jim Haller
Director of Education

Since 1993, Jim has been providing consumers with unparalleled legal services. In 1989, Jim received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Carleton College in Northfield Minnesota and his Juris Doctor in 1993 from Washington University School of Law. In 2017, Jim served as President of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, the largest bar association for consumer bankruptcy attorneys in the United States. He also serves as a committee member on the American Bankruptcy Institute Commission which will be suggesting changes to the Bankruptcy Law to Congress and the Judiciary.

Tara Twomey
Amicus Director

Tara Twomey is the Amicus Project Director for the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and currently Of Counsel to the National Consumer Law Center. She is currently a Lecturer in Law at Stanford, and has previously lectured at Harvard and Boston College Law Schools. Tara is a former Clinical Instructor at the Hale and Dorr Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School where her practice focused, in part, on sustainable homeownership for low- and moderate-income homeowners. She is a contributing author of several books published by the National Consumer Law Center including, Foreclosures: Defenses, Workouts and Mortgage Servicing and Bankruptcy Basics. Ms. Twomey is also a co-principal investigator, along with Professor Katherine M. Porter of the University of Iowa, for a national study examining mortgage claims in consumer bankruptcy cases.

Lisa Sharon
Amicus Assistant