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The staff at Vermont Legal Aid brings impressive credentials and experience together with a deep commitment to making a difference in the lives of our clients.

Abbreviations for office locations:
Burl = Burlington; Mont = Montpelier; Rut = Rutland; Spr = Springfield; StJ = St. Johnsbury

Admin (ADM)

ADM Staff List
Name Title Office
Stephanie Berube Support Staff StJ
Edmund Booth IT and Network Admin. Burl
Jim Brown Chief Financial Officer Burl
Yasmin Dwedar Executive Director Burl
Hunter Emery Support Staff Burl
Liam Flynn IT and Network Admin. Burl
Alex Frank Support Staff Mont
David Koeninger Deputy Director Burl
Jeannette Lachapelle Support Staff Spr
Mandy McDermott Human Resources Admin. Burl
Anson Montgomery Senior IT Admin. Burl
Wendy Morgan Special Assistant to ED StJ
Jennifer Philo Support Staff Rut
Rio Roche Support Staff Burl
Rachel Seelig VLA Lobbyist / Project Director - DLP Mont
Jean Elizabeth Shockley Executive Assistant Burl
Brianna Sturgeon Senior Accountant Burl
Rebecca Wells Accounting Assistant Burl

Disability Law Project (DLP)

DLP Staff List
Name Title & Project(s) Office
Sherrie Brunelle Paralegal - DLP Burl
Susan Garcia Nofi Attorney - DLP / PLP StJ
Cammie Naylor Attorney - DLP Burl
Barb Prine Attorney - DLP / PLP Burl
Rachel Seelig Project Director - DLP / VLA Lobbyist Mont
Matthew Shagam Attorney - DLP / HDLP Spr
Andrea Smith Paralegal - DLP / VRP Burl

Elder Law Project (ELP) + Medicare Advocacy Project (MAP)

ELP/MAP Staff List
Name Title & Project(s) Office
Taleia Barksdale Attorney - ELP / VRP StJ
Michael Benvenuto Project Director - ELP Burl
Leah Burdick Attorney - ELP Spr
Amber Burke Attorney - ELP / MAP Burl
Berry Carroll MAP Case Coordinator Mont
Leslie Kreek Paralegal - MAP Spr
Alex Salgado Paralegal - MAP Burl
Rebecca Smith Attorney - ELP / PLP Rut
Wendy Xu Attorney - MAP Burl

Office of the Health Care Advocate (HCA)

HCA Staff List
Name Title & Project(s) Office
Charles Becker Attorney - HCA Rut
Annalee Beaulieu Advocate - HCA Burl
Emily Bens Advocate - HCA Burl
Andrea Brett Advocate - HCA Burl
Isabel Dunkley Advocate - HCA Burl
Mike Fisher Chief Advocate - HCA Burl
Fexha Ilazi Advocate - HCA Burl
Jeff Maier Advocate - HCA Burl
Kelly Murphy Moreton Advocate - HCA Burl
Sam Peisch Policy Analyst - HCA Burl
Emma Riggs Advocate - HCA Burl
Alicia Roderigue Communications Coord. - HCA Burl
Eric Schultheis Attorney - HCA Mont
Marjorie Stinchcombe Helpline Director - HCA Burl
Emma Zavez Consumer and Policy Analyst - HCA Burl

Housing for Everyone Law Project (HELP)

HELP Staff List
Name Title & Project(s) Office
Chelsea Conway Attorney - HELP Burl
Jean Murray Project Director - HELP Mont
Everett Secor Attorney - HELP Burl
John Smith Attorney - HELP Burl

Homeowner Legal Assistance Project (HLAP)

HLAP Staff List
Name Title & Project(s) Office
Devon Ayers Paralegal - HLAP Burl
Chris Merkle Attorney - HLAP Mont
Grace Pazdan Project Director - HLAP Mont

Housing Discrimination Law Project (HDLP)

HDLP Staff List
Name Title & Project(s) Office
Rachel Batterson Project Director - HDLP Burl
Christian Harris Paralegal/Testing Coordinator - HDLP Burl
Matthew Shagam Attorney - HDLP / DLP Spr

Medical Legal Partnership (MLP)

MLP Staff List
Name Title & Project(s) Office
Zachary Lees Attorney - MLP / PLP Burl
Rebecca Plummer Project Director - MLP Mont
Lily Yan Attorney - MLP Burl

Mental Health Law Project (MHLP)

MHLP Staff List
Name Title & Project(s) Office
Amy Dollash Attorney - MHLP Mont
Wendy Hoffman Attorney - MHLP Burl
Sean Londergan Attorney - MHLP Burl
Brigid Lynch Attorney - MHLP Spr
Lauren Mabie Attorney - MHLP Spr
Jack McCullough Project Director - MHLP Mont
Saiward Turnbaugh Support Staff - MHLP Mont

Poverty Law Project (PLP)

PLP Staff List
Name Title & Project(s) Office
Zoe Cunningham-Cook Attorney - PLP Spr
Greg Fox Attorney - PLP Mont
Laura Gans Attorney - PLP Burl
Susan Garcia Nofi Attorney - PLP / DLP StJ
Olivia Graffeo-Cohen Attorney - PLP Burl
Maryellen Griffin Attorney - PLP StJ
Sara Kagle Attorney - PLP / VRP Spr
Kelli Kazmarski Attorney - PLP StJ
Zachary Lees Attorney - PLP / MLP Burl
Maureen O'Reilly Attorney - PLP Rut
Sandra Paritz Project Director - PLP Mont
Barb Prine Attorney - PLP / DLP Burl
Rebecca Smith Attorney - PLP / ELP Rut

Vermont Long-Term Care Ombudsman Project (VOP)

VOP Staff List
Name Title & Project(s) Office
Katrina Boemig Ombudsman - VOP Spr
Michelle Carter Ombudsman - VOP Mont
Dawn Donahue Ombudsman - VOP StJ
Kaili Kuiper State Ombudsman - VOP Mont
Alicia Moyer Ombudsman - VOP Burl
Kerry White Ombudsman - VOP Rut

Victims’ Rights Project (VRP)

VRP Staff List
Name Title & Project(s) Office
Taleia Barksdale Attorney - VRP / ELP StJ
Laura Bierley Project Director - VRP Burl
Sara Kagle Attorney - VRP / PLP Spr
Andrea Smith Paralegal - DLP / VRP Burl
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