Wade H. Harvey, Esq. 2008 (he/him)
Immediate Past Chair
Wade graduated from the University of Delaware in 2004, and from the evening division of Delaware Law School in 2008. He served on the executive board the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and currently serves on multiple Trust Committee boards as Chief Compliance Officer of New York Private Trust Company based out of Wilmington, Delaware
Upon graduation, Wade worked in the legal and compliance divisions of multiple Fortune 500 financial institutions as well provided domestica and international consulting services and mentorship. He currently lives in Wilmington, Delaware with his wife and children.
Motto: Live life, learn lessons, love others, liberate yourself
Interests: Family, film, podcasting, basketball, automobiles, travel.
Nadège Tandoh, Esq. 2012(she/her)
Nadège is the Supervising Protection From Abuse Attorney at Women Against Abuse Legal Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she represents clients in protection from abuse, custody and support matters. Nadège is the incoming Vice Chair of the Family Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association and will be the Chair in 2025. She is a member of the Family Law Section’s Custody Committee, co-chair of the Diversity Committee, chair of the Outreach Committee and the founder of the Diversity Inclusion Scholarship Committee. In 2021, she was named as a Bar Star by the Philadelphia Bar Association. Nadège is a past member of the Advisory Board of the Philadelphia Barristers, and a past member of the Nicholas A. Cipriani Family Law American Inn of Court. She is a certified arbitrator for the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania. Nadège has served as a course planner and a panelist for several Continuing Legal Education Courses. Prior to joining Women Against Abuse, Nadège was a Staff Attorney at Christian Legal Clinics of Philadelphia and previously a law clerk in the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania. Nadège is a graduate of Temple University and Delaware Law School.
Motto: Obsessing over the best and worst of your past, limits the possibilities for your future.
Interests: PReading, writing, teaching and spending time with family
Stacey Anderson, Esq. 2020 (she/her)
Stacey is a proud 2017 graduate of Northeastern University, in Boston, and 2020 graduate of the Delaware Law School. While a 2L, Stacey served as the Vice President of the DLS BLSA Chapter and, as a 3L, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Chair of the National Black Law Students Association. Stacey is employed with the Innocence Project as the State Policy Legal Fellow. The Innocence Project, founded in 1992, exonerates the wrongfully incarcerated and reforms the criminal legal system to prevent future injustice. Prior to joining the Innocence Project, Stacey was a Marciano Legal Fellow with the Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network ("RAINN") where she did legal research and legislation drafting focused on sexual violence response, Title IX, and constitutional law.
In 2021, Stacey and Dana Griffin, ‘08, co-founded the DLS Black Alumni Network “BAN.”
Motto: You know your victory is close when the obstacles seem insurmountable.
Interests: Piano, Gospel Music, Travel, Art
Tanisha Walls, Esq. 2014(she/her)
Tanisha graduated from Saint Joseph’s University in 2008 and from Widener University School of Law in 2014. After graduation, Tanisha began her legal career in the Business and Legal Affairs group at Black Entertainment Television (BET) in Washington, DC. In 2016, Tanisha became associate counsel at Viacom in New York City. Tanisha currently holds the role of Senior Counsel at Paramount Global in New York City, where she advises network executives and internal client groups on a broad range of legal concepts across multiple subject areas, including intellectual property, contracts, business associations, marketing and advertising law. Tanisha negotiates and develops solutions to contract issues and solves problems related to the development, production, acquisition and distribution of a variety of high-profile entertainment projects. Tanisha is barred in Pennsylvania and registered as in-house counsel in the State of New York.
Motto: Always be authentic and never settle for less than what you deserve.
Interests: Travel, Arts, Sports, Fashion and Family
Vernon M. Vassallo, Esq. 2021 (He/Him)
Vernon is a first-generation college student from the Wilmington area and studied at Delaware Technical Community College, Goldey-Beacom College, and graduated from Delaware Law School in 2021. He served on the executive board of multiple student organizations and honor societies, including Pro Bono Chair for the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, Vice President of Community Service for the Student Bar Association and Vice President of the Black Law Student Association.
Upon graduation, Vernon passed the Delaware Bar Exam and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Natalie J. Haskins and Felice G. Kerr of Delaware Family Court. He plans to focus his practice on family law and juvenile justice.
Motto: Strive to be a better person tomorrow than you were today.
Interests: cooking, cycling, rock climbing, music