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., President & Secretary
  • Erin Jacobsen, Esq., Vice President
  • Hans Huessy, Esq., Treasurer
  • Peter Kunin, Esq., Attorney Trustee
  • Joan Lavoie, Client Trustee
  • Jessica A. Oski, Esq., Attorney Trustee
  • Jacqueline Scott Dawkins, Client Trustee
  • Amelia Silver, Attorney Trustee
  • Olivia Smith-Hammond, Client Trustee
  • Kelli Kazmarski, Esq., Staff Representative

Vermont Legal Aid board meetings are open to the public. 

The next meetings are Wednesday, September 21, and Wednesday, December 14, 2022, at 2 p.m. See the agenda for September 21st.

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.