First Contact ManagerStaci Aria is the First Contact Manager with the firm’s Pittsburgh and West Virginia Offices.
Staci began her career as a paralegal with an escrow and probate attorney in Ohio during which she assisted clients with various probate and civil court matters. More recently, before joining the Chaffin Luhana team, Staci worked as a 911 dispatcher and court clerk with a municipality in Ohio. As a 911 dispatcher, Staci gained invaluable experience in helping with emergencies. Staci’s experience as a 911 dispatcher has proven to be valuable in her role at Chaffin Luhana, where she focuses on walking our clients through the initial stages of their legal cases and troubleshooting the various issues that our clients face when they are injured in accidents.
Outside of the office, Staci is working on an associate’s degree in Applied Science in Health and Human Services with a minor in Drug and Alcohol Addiction and Crisis Intervention at Stark State College. For years, she has also volunteered to prepare and serve meals to the elderly and to care for mentally and physically challenged adolescent kids. In addition to volunteering in her spare time, Staci also enjoys spending time with her family, gardening and watching her two daughters play sports.
For 2018, Staci nominated Paw’s Pantry, a non-profit organization ran by students of Edison Local School District. They collect monetary donations as well as donations of basic hygiene products such as deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, as well as new or gently used clothing, laundry detergent, etc. These items are kept at the schools and any student in need can quietly ask a teacher to visit the pantry and can have access to whatever the child needs.
For 2019, Staci nominated the School Lunch Fairy. Her contribution will help set up emergency lunch funds at public schools to cover the cost of lunches for children who cannot afford to pay. Saving children from a humiliating situation, the School Lunch Fairy provides these lunches to children knowing it may be the only meal they have that day.
For 2020, Staci’s Chaffin Luhana Foundation charity donation was to Project Bundle-Up, a local charity that provides new winter coats, hats, scarves, mittens and boots to thousands of underprivileged Western Pennsylvania children and senior citizens every year. Staci says, “I choose this charity because it is local to our Pittsburgh office and community. As the winter months approach, especially during this time of COVID, families are going to need help. Something so basic as coats and gloves not only will help to keep our children and senior citizens warm, but it will also give them a feeling that they are cared about, too.”