Board of Trustees

Vermont Legal Aid is guided by an outstanding and diverse board of trustees with a strong commitment to expanding fairness and justice in the civil legal system.

Our board members include former clients, community and business leaders, and members of the private bar, as well as a staff representative. The VLA board members are:

Robert Appel, Esq., Interim President, Vice President & Secretary

Hans Huessy, Esq., Treasurer

Erin Jacobsen, Esq., Attorney Trustee

Peter Kunin, Esq., Attorney Trustee

Joan Lavoie, Client Trustee

Jessica A. Oski, Esq., Attorney Trustee

Amelia Silver, Attorney Trustee

Olivia Smith-Hammond, Client Trustee

Alicia Van Dyk, Client Trustee


Kelli Kazmarski, Esq., Staff Representative


Vermont Legal Aid board meetings are open to the public. 

Upcoming board meetings will be held:

  • Wednesday, March 11, at 2 p.m. in Burlington. Agenda.

For information about how to attend the next meeting, please call (802) 863-5620 and ask for the executive assistant.

Minutes from previous meetings are available on request. To request minutes, please call (802) 863-5620 and ask for the executive assistant.