Our Staff at Vermont Legal Aid

We serve clients through our various state-wide offices in Burlington,   Montpelier, Rutland, St Johnsbury, and Springfield.

Our Staff

Burlington

  • Sam Abel-Palmer - Intake Director
  • Rachel Allen - Attorney
  • Jennifer Andrews - Accounting Assistant
  • Eric Avildsen - Executive Director
  • Rachel Batterson - HDLP Director
  • Emily Bens - Health Care Advocate
  • Michael Benvenuto - ELP Director
  • Sherrie Brunelle - Paralegal
  • David Chien - Senior IT Administrator
  • Marsha Curtis - Paralegal
  • Elizabeth Davis - Administrative Assistant
  • Jay Diaz - Attorney
  • William R. Dysart - Attorney
  • Eric Fanning - Health Care Advocate
  • Stacey Francese - Attorney
  • McKenna Freese - Health Care Advocate
  • Dani Fuoco - Health Care Advocate
  • Erika Gleason - Support Staff
  • Sandra Gluck - Outreach
  • Sue Gosselin - Support Staff
  • Beth Jarvis - Attorney
  • Jeremy Kasparian - Ombudsman
  • Trinka Kerr - Chief Health Care Advocate
  • Laurie Larson - Health Care Advocate
  • Rob Lyman - Chief Financial Officer
  • Jacqueline Majoros - State Ombudsman
  • Duncan McNeill - MHLP Attorney
  • Barbara Prine - Attorney
  • Jessica Radbord - Attorney
  • Jim Rohde - Systems Administrator
  • Kirstin Schoonover - Attorney
  • Rachel Seelig - Attorney
  • Julia Shaw - Health Policy Analyst
  • Marjorie Stinchcombe - Attorney
  • Anna Stuart - Health Care Advocate
  • Leslie Thayer - HR Adm/Acct
  • Emma Zavez - Health Care Advocate
  • Sara Zeno - Support Staff

Montpelier

  • Jocelyn Bolduc - Support Staff
  • Michelle Carter - Ombudsman
  • Chris Curtis - Attorney
  • Laura Gans - Attorney
  • Carolyn Jarrett - Attorney
  • Kaili Kuiper - Attorney
  • Jean Murray - Attorney
  • Grace Pazdan - Attorney
  • Rebecca Plummer - Attorney
  • Lila Richardson - Attorney

Montpelier-Mental Health Law Project

  • Rachael Lorimer - Office Manager
  • Jack McCullough - Director
  • Duncan McNeill - Attorney (based in Burlington office)
  • Gail Sophrin - Attorney

Rutland

  • Nancy Breiden - DLP Director
  • Jane Callahan - Paralegal
  • Julie Carp - Attorney
  • Sean Londergan - Attorney
  • Jane Munroe - Ombudsman
  • Maureen O'Reilly - Attorney
  • Jennifer Philo - Support Staff
  • Kerry White - CAP Paralegal

Springfield

  • Jeanine Farnsworth - Secretary
  • Nancy Hood - Ombudsman
  • Sara Kagle - Attorney
  • Leslie Kreek - Paralegal
  • Jeannette Lachapelle - Support Staff
  • Brigid Lynch - Attorney
  • Marilyn Mahusky - Attorney
  • Jacob Speidel - Attorney
  • Christine Speidel - Attorney
  • Charlene Wakefield - Accounts Analyst

St. Johnsbury

  • Stephanie Berube - Support Staff
  • Maryellen Griffin - Attorney
  • Alice Harter - Ombudsman
  • Sandy Paritz - PLP Director
  • Lauren Peach - Attorney
  • Sara Williams - Paralegal

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