When Mayor-Elect Jim Kenney takes office on January 4, 2016, he will count 12 Temple Law alumni among the more than 40 Temple graduates appointed to his administration and transition team. He will also have the benefit of Dean JoAnne Epps’ counsel as co-chair of the transition team’s Public Safety committee.

Within the administration, Jim Engler, LAW ’13, will serve as deputy mayor for policy and legislation, while Ellen Mattleman Kaplan, LAW ’79, will serve as chief integrity officer. The Temple Law alumni and faculty appointed to the transition team are:

Commerce and Economic Development

Tara Chupka, Co-chair, LAW ’12

Public Safety

Joanne Epps, Co-chair and dean of Temple’s Beasley School of Law

Sara Jacobson, LAW ’97 and Associate Professor of Law

Ellen Kaplan, LAW ’79

Bryan Lentz, LAW ’93

Paul Messing, LAW ’73

City Administrative Services

The Hon. Ida Chen, LAW ’76

Stewart Weintraub, LAW ’71

Housing, Planning and Development

Gaetano Piccirilli, LAW ’04

Human Services

Roberta Trombetta, LAW ’97, Co-chair 

Immigrant and Multicultural Affairs

Judith Bernstein-Baker, LAW ’96

Peter Gonzales, Co-chair, LAW ’03