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 to create a powerful force for justice in Vermont.


Eric Avildsen, Executive Director

Devon Ayers, Testing Coordinator

Kate Bailey, Health Care Advocate

Rachel Batterson, HDLP Director

Annalee Beaulieu, Health Care Advocate

Emily Bens, Health Care Advocate

Michael Benvenuto, ELP Director 

Laura Bierley, Attorney

Jim Brown, Chief Financial Officer

Sherrie Brunelle, Paralegal

Chelsea Conway, Attorney

William Dysart, Attorney

Noura Eltabbakh, Attorney

Michael Fisher, Chief Health Care Advocate

Jennifer Fredette, Support Staff

Laura Gans, Attorney

Olivia Graffeo-Cohen, Attorney

Lindsay Hedges, Paralegal

Erika Johnson, Attorney

Emily Kenyon, Poverty Law Fellow

David Koeninger, Deputy Director

Laurie Larson, Health Care Advocate

Zachary Lees, Attorney

Sean Londergan, State Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Jeffrey Maier, Health Care Advocate

Mandy McDermott, Human Resources Administrator

Anson Montgomery,  Sr. IT & Network Administrator

Alicia Moyer, Ombudsman

Kelly Murphy Moreton, MAP Case Coordinator

Jesse Norford, Support Staff

Mairead O'Reilly, Attorney

Sam Peisch, Policy Analyst

Barbara Prine, Attorney

Jessica Radbord, Attorney

Emma Riggs, Health Care Advocate

Alicia Roderigue, Health Care Communications Coordinator

Rachel Seelig, Attorney

John Smith, Attorney

Marjorie Stinchcombe, Attorney

Brianna Sturgeon, Senior Accountant

Leslie Thayer, HR/Accounting

Rebecca Wells, Accounting Assistant

Betsy Whyte, Executive Assistant

Alliyah Xaybanha, VISTA MLP Project

Wendy Xu, Attorney

Emma Zavez, Health Care Advocate


Berry Carroll, Support Staff

Michelle Carter, Ombudsman

Maguire Curran, Attorney

Carolyn Jarrett, Attorney

Kaili Kuiper, Attorney

Jean Murray, Attorney

Cammie Naylor, Attorney

Sandy Paritz, PLP Director

Grace Pazdan, Attorney

Rebecca Plummer, Attorney

Eric Schultheis, Attorney


Montpelier - Mental Health Law Project

Wendy Hoffman, Attorney

Jack McCullough, Director

Élène Surdel, Office Manager


Charles Becker, Attorney

Nancy Breiden, DLP Director

Jane Callahan, Paralegal

Maureen O'Reilly, Attorney

Jennifer Philo, Support Staff

Rebecca Smith, Attorney

Kerry White, Ombudsman


Katrina Boemig, Ombudsman

Leah Burdick, Attorney

Sara Kagle, Attorney

Leslie Kreek, Paralegal

Jeannette Lachapelle, Support Staff

Brigid Lynch, Attorney

Lauren Mabie, Attorney

Marilyn Mahusky, Attorney

St. Johnsbury

Stephanie Berube, Support Staff

Dawn Donahue, Ombudsman

Maryellen Griffin, Attorney

Alice Harter, Ombudsman

Kelli Kazmarski, Attorney

Wendy Morgan, Attorney