* President Obama intends to nominate 
Jennifer Di Toro to serve as an associate justice of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Di Toro currently serves as the legal director of the Children’s Law Center, where she works to find permanent housing and access to education and healthcare for families in the District. She has served as a staff attorney at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, in its trial and special litigation divisions. She also was an attorney at Zuckerman Spaeder LLP, and a Prettyman Fellow at the Georgetown University Law Center’s Criminal Justice Clinic. 

* The president has nominated Judge Henry F. Floyd for the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit. For the last seven years, Floyd has served as the U.S. District Judge for the District of South Carolina. He previously served as an elected member of the South Carolina House of Representatives. After five years of public service, he entered the private sector, forming the firm Floyd and Welmaker P.A. While in private practice, Floyd served as commissioner on the South Carolina Forestry Commission, and as counsel for Pickens County. He was elected by the South Carolina General Assembly to serve as the circuit court judge for the 13th Judicial Circuit, where he worked before joining the federal courts. 

* The president has announced his plans to nominate Susan K. Stern as chairwoman of the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Stern currently serves as special adviser on government affairs to the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, a humanitarian assistance organization. She also serves as chairwoman of the New York State Commission on National and Community Service, and represented that agency as part of New York Gov. David Paterson’s Cabinet. She also sits on the executive committee of the Jewish Federations of North America.