Tom Stebbins

Tom Stebbins

Executive Director

Prior to joining LRANY in 2011, Tom was a project manager for Horizon Wind Energy, where he developed multiple commercial-scale wind farms in New York and the Northeast United States. Prior to joining Horizon, Tom worked for PBS flagship station WGBH-TV, where he coordinated the national marketing and promotion efforts for programs such as NOVA, Masterpiece Theatre and Antiques Roadshow.

Tom has spoken to dozens of organizations across New York -- from Buffalo to Brooklyn, from Rotaries to multi-national business conferences. He has been published or quoted in over one hundred publications, including The New York Times, NY Daily News, the Wall Street Journal and the Economist, and Tom has been interviewed on numerous broadcast radio and TV shows, including NPR, Fox News, and 1010 WINS.

Tom is personally devoted to the issue of head injury and has worked with his family to build three homes dedicated to the care of people affected by head injury. Tom has a bachelor’s degree from Vassar College and an MBA from Cornell University.

Kate Hobday

Kate Hobday

Manager of Operations, Research and Development

Kate joined the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York in 2012 as a research intern. Since that time, she has assisted in the research of multiple reports, and was named Manager of Operations, Research and Development in January 2018. In that capacity she oversees the organization’s general operations and engages in fundraising, administration, and membership development.

Prior to working for LRANY, Kate worked with people with traumatic brain injuries at Hilltop Manor in Niskayuna and Living Resources in Albany.

Possessing a dedication to continued education, Kate holds an Associate’s Degree in Human Services from Hudson Valley Community College, a bachelor’s in English from the University at Albany, a bachelor’s in Law and Society from Sage Colleges of Albany, and a certification in Grant Writing obtained in 2015. She currently resides in Albany.

Fiona Dutcher

Public Affairs Coordinator

Prior to working for LRANY, Fiona worked as outreach staff for Compassion & Choices, lobbying for the Medical Aid in Dying Act. After her time at Compassion and Choices, Fiona became a Legislative Liaison at the New York State Assembly, working on a number of bills and communicating with many outreach groups.

Fiona’s continued interest in policy and government-led her to the University at Albany, Rockefeller School of Public Policy, where she majored in Political Science. Due to her studies, Fiona has been able to pursue a career in policy and government, eventually leading her to her current position at the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York.