For Immediate Release
April 30, 2009
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Kimberly G. Schmittel
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(BPRW) Ulmer & Berne LLP Partner Inajo Davis Chappell Selected by Recovery Resources to Receive the Helen K. Jones Woman of Strength Memorial Award

(BLACK PR WIRE) CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Inajo Davis Chappell has been selected by Recovery Resources as the first recipient of the Helen K. Jones Woman of Strength Award. Helen Jones was the former President and CEO of Recovery Resources until her untimely death last year.

Recovery Resources helps people triumph over mental illness, alcoholism, drugs and other addictions. Established in 1954, Recovery Resources is one of the largest independent behavioral health providers in Ohio.

Inajo is a highly respected and dedicated attorney and community advocate, stated Kip Reader, managing partner of Ulmer & Berne. Her involvement and passion for nonprofit organizations makes her a very worthy recipient. Everyone at our firm is proud of Inajo's well-deserved receipt of this prestigious Award.

As an attorney with Ulmer & Berne, Ms. Chappell chairs the Firms Nonprofit Group. She represents for-profit businesses as well as public institutions and nonprofit entities. Her legal expertise focuses on various aspects of corporate law and corporate governance, general business transactions, and commercial real estate acquisition, development, construction and financing. She has served as bond and company counsel to a variety of government and corporate clients. Ms. Chappell has particular expertise representing school districts in the provision of educational programming and services to disabled students. She serves on the boards of several nonprofit organizations. In the past, Ms. Chappell has been named as an Ohio Super Lawyer, has received the Hathaway Brown School Alumnae Achievement Award, and has been named a Northern Ohio Rainmaker as well as a YWCA Woman of Achievement. She received her J.D. from Columbia Law School and her B.A. from Yale University.

Ms. Chappell will be presented with the Helen K. Jones Woman of Strength Award on May 4th at Windows on the River. For more information, please call 216.431.4131.

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