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 

Matthew Bernstein, Attorney

Laura Bierley, Attorney

Melissa Bockius, Testing Coordinator

Edmund Booth, IT and Network Administrator

Jim Brown, Chief Financial Officer

Sherrie Brunelle, Paralegal

Amber Burke, Attorney

Chelsea Conway, Attorney

William Dysart, Attorney

Noura Eltabbakh, Attorney

Michael Fisher, Chief Health Care Advocate

Liam Flynn, IT and Network Administrator

Laura Gans, Attorney

Olivia Graffeo-Cohen, Attorney

Lindsay Hedges, Paralegal

Fexha Ilazi, Health Care Advocate

Erika Johnson, Attorney

Victoria Kenton, Support Staff

Emily Kenyon, Poverty Law Fellow

Kerrie Keyser, Support Staff

David Koeninger, Deputy Director

Laurie Larson, Health Care Advocate

Zachary Lees, Attorney

Sean Londergan, Attorney

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

Sam Peisch, Policy Analyst

Barbara Prine, Attorney

Emma Riggs, Health Care Advocate

Alicia Roderigue, Health Care Communications Coordinator

Everett Secor, Attorney

Rachel Seelig, DLP Director

Matthew Shagam, Attorney

Jean Elizabeth Shockley, Executive Assistant

John Smith, Attorney

Brooke Stellman, Paralegal

Marjorie Stinchcombe, Attorney

Brianna Sturgeon, Senior Accountant

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

Greg Fox, Attorney

Carolyn Jarrett, Attorney

Kaili Kuiper, State Long Term Care Ombudsman

Chris Merkle, Attorney

Jean Murray, HELP Director

Cammie Naylor, Attorney

Sandy Paritz, PLP Director

Grace Pazdan, HLAP Director

Rebecca Plummer, MLP Director

Eric Schultheis, Attorney

Montpelier - Mental Health Law Project

Wendy Hoffman, Attorney

Jack McCullough, Director

Saiward Turnbaugh, Support Staff


Charles Becker, Attorney

Jane Callahan, Paralegal

Maureen O'Reilly, Attorney

Jennifer Philo, Support Staff

Rebecca Smith, Attorney

Kerry White, Ombudsman


Katrina Boemig, Ombudsman

Leah Burdick, Attorney

Zoe Cunningham-Cook, Attorney

Sara Kagle, Attorney

Leslie Kreek, Paralegal

Jeannette Lachapelle, Support Staff

Brigid Lynch, Attorney

Lauren Mabie, Attorney

Kassie Tibbott, Attorney

St. Johnsbury

Stephanie Berube, Support Staff

Dawn Donahue, Ombudsman

Susan Garcia Nofi, Attorney

Maryellen Griffin, Attorney

Alice Harter, Ombudsman

Kelli Kazmarski, Attorney

Wendy Morgan, Attorney