Tom Stebbins

Tom Stebbins

Executive Director

Tom Stebbins joined the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York as Executive Director in 2011, bringing diverse experience in creating jobs and fostering economic development to New York for more than a decade. Prior to LRANY, 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 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. He currently lives in the Albany area with his wife and two children.

Phoebe Stonbely

Phoebe Stonbely

Manager of Operations and Outreach

Phoebe Stonbely joined the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York in 2010. In her role as the Manager of Operations and Outreach her responsibilities include marketing and fundraising strategies, member services, event planning, press communications, government outreach, and operational functions. Prior to joining LRANY, she worked with Capital Care Medical Group, where she saw firsthand the effect of lawsuits on the health care system. With a passion for innovative marketing, she brings strengths in social media – harnessing engagement and spreading awareness via alternative vehicles to LRANY.

Phoebe holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and finance with a minor in psychology, in addition to a MBA from the University at Albany. She currently resides in Albany.

 Adam Morey

Adam Morey

Government Affairs Specialist

Adam Morey joined the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York in January 2016 and is involved in research, strategic planning, and government affairs. His previous experience is in small business management, sales, marketing, and creative writing.

Adam successfully advocated for a bill that would have limited the powers of the State Liquor Authority with regard to interstate wine shipping. The legislation was passed by both the Senate and Assembly in June 2015.

Born and raised in the suburbs of Westchester and Putnam counties, Adam is committed to regulatory and legal issues that affect small businesses and individuals. Prior to joining LRANY Adam worked in the wine industry in Manhattan and Albany. There he saw firsthand the effects that regulatory uncertainty can have on entrepreneurs operating in New York. He is an avid reader of critical theory, the law, political commentary, and comedy.

Adam holds a bachelor’s degree in American literature and philosophy from the University at Albany and is currently taking courses at the Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy. He currently resides in Troy.

Kate Hobday

Kate Hobday

Coordinator of Research and Analytics

Kate joined the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York in 2012 as an Intern devoted to working on the Power of Attorney report. Since that time, she has assisted in the research of two subsequent Power of Attorney reports as well as numerous other research, fundraising, and administrative duties. Harnessing her passion for research, Kate was recently named the Coordinator of Research and Analytics for LRANY. She also currently works part-time for a small civil law firm in Albany.

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 in Albany.