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AWLF 2017 Board of Directors
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Tracy Bornman

AWLF Chairman & President of the Board | AWL President, 2007

Tracy is a partner with Hovey Williams LLP, an intellectual property boutique firm she joined upon graduating law school.  She received a BS in Chemistry from Missouri University of Science & Technology and her JD from Drake University Law School.  Tracy focuses her practice on inventions in the chemical, biochemical, and food chemistry areas, where she works with clients to protect and manage their intellectual property globally and avoid risks associated with third party intellectual property.

Vickie Schatz
AWLF Vice President | AWL President, 2002

Vickie Schatz serves as the Executive Director for the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation. A long-time member of KCMBA, Vickie resigned from the position of Secretary to become Executive Director in January of 2011. Before that she served as Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary for Great Plains Energy and Corporate Counsel for Kansas City Power & Light Company. Vickie has over 25 years of community leadership in local organizations and currently serves in leadership positions for three national bar associations. 


Phyllis Norman

AWLF Treasurer | AWL President, 2012

Phyllis Norman is a founding member of Norman and Graves, LLC. Phyllis’ practice focuses on personal injury, class action and mass tort litigation. She is committed to helping individuals regain their livelihood and their peace of mind.  Phyllis was the 2012 President of the Association for Women Lawyers and joined the Association of Women Lawyers Foundation in 2014.  She was AWL’s first, and only, recipient of the “Diamond Award” recognizing commitment to the legal community.


Janeen deVries
AWLF Secretary | AWL President, 2006

B. Janeen deVries is a managing shareholder of deVries & Associates, P.C. where she practices probate and estate planning.


Tamie Fox

Assistant Secretary | AWL President, 2009

As an associate with Fox, Glaser, Luebbering & Gary. Tamie concentrates her practice in the defense of workers' compensation matters. Tamie specializes in defending workers’ compensation insurance companies in both Kansas and Missouri.


Athena Dickson

Director of Connections | AWL President, 2014

Athena M. Dickson has been in private practice in Kansas City since 2003.  Athena is a Partner of Siro Smith Dickson, P.C. and handles Personal Injury, Employment Discrimination, Workers Compensation and Social Security Disability cases. Athena currently manages the firm’s Workers Compensation and Social Security Disability practices. 


Kim Fournier

Director | AWL President, 2008

Kim Fournier is the Deputy Chief of the Labor Section at the Missouri Attorney General’s Office where she supervises approximately 40 attorneys and support staff state-wide.  She practices in the area of Workers’ Compensation defending the State of Missouri and the Second Injury Fund. 


Amanda Ketchum

Director | AWL President, 2016

Mandy Ketchum serves as the managing director of Dysart Taylor Cotter McMonigle & Montemore, P.C. Her practice focuses on civil litigation, primarily personal injury defense and employment litigation.


Mira Mdivani

Director | AWL President, 2010

Mira Mdivani practices business immigration law with Mdivani Corporate Immigration Law Firm.  She has served as President of Kansas Women Attorneys Association, President of Earl O’Connor Inn of Court, Chair of the Missouri Bar Immigration Law Committee and President of the Kansas Bar Association Immigration Law Section. 


Karan Garrison

Executive Director

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