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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.

Admin (ADM)

ADM Staff List
Name Title
Stephanie Berube Support Staff
Edmund Booth IT and Network Admin.
Jim Brown Chief Financial Officer
Yasmin Dwedar Executive Director
Hunter Emery Support Staff
Liam Flynn IT and Network Admin.
Alex Frank Support Staff
Jeannette Lachapelle Support Staff
Mandy McDermott Human Resources Admin.
Anson Montgomery Senior IT Admin.
Wendy Morgan Special Assistant to Exec. Director
Sofia Nolan Support Staff
Jennifer Philo Support Staff
Jean Elizabeth Shockley Executive Assistant
Brianna Sturgeon Senior Accountant
Rebecca Wells Accounting & HR Assistant
Betsy Whyte HR Assistant

Disability Law Project (DLP)

Includes Brain Injury and Developmental Disability Advocacy Project (BDAP) and Client Assistance Program (CAP).

DLP Staff List
Name Title & Project(s)
Devon Ayers BDAP Paralegal - DLP
Sherrie Brunelle CAP Paralegal - DLP
Kelli Kazmarski Project Director - DLP
Susan Garcia Nofi Attorney - DLP / PLP
Cammie Naylor Attorney - DLP
Barb Prine Attorney - DLP / PLP
Matthew Shagam Attorney - DLP / HDLP
Andrea Smith Paralegal - DLP / VRP

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

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

Office of the Health Care Advocate (HCA)

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

Housing for Everyone Law Project (HELP)

HELP Staff List
Name Title & Project(s)
Jean Murray Project Director - HELP
Daniel Schmidt Attorney - HELP/PLP
Everett Secor Attorney - HELP

Homeowner Legal Assistance Project (HLAP)

HLAP Staff List
Name Title & Project(s)
Greg Fox Attorney - HLAP
Chris Merkle Attorney - HLAP
Grace Pazdan Project Director - HLAP

Housing Discrimination Law Project (HDLP)

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

Medical Legal Partnership (MLP)

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

Mental Health Law Project (MHLP)

MHLP Staff List
Name Title & Project(s)
Wendy Hoffman Attorney - MHLP
Sean Londergan Attorney - MHLP
Brigid Lynch Attorney - MHLP
Lauren Mabie Attorney - MHLP
Jack McCullough Project Director - MHLP
John Smith Attorney - MHLP
Saiward Turnbaugh Support Staff - MHLP

Poverty Law Project (PLP)

PLP Staff List
Name Title & Project(s)
Zoe Cunningham-Cook Attorney - PLP
Laura Gans Attorney - PLP
Susan Garcia Nofi Attorney - PLP / DLP
Olivia Graffeo-Cohen Attorney - PLP
Maryellen Griffin Attorney - PLP
Sara Kagle Attorney - PLP / VRP
Zachary Lees Attorney - PLP / MLP
Maureen O'Reilly Attorney - PLP
Sandra Paritz Project Director - PLP
Barb Prine Attorney - PLP / DLP
Daniel Schmidt Attorney - PLP/HELP
Rebecca Smith Attorney - PLP / ELP

Vermont Long-Term Care Ombudsman Project (VOP)

VOP Staff List
Name Title & Project(s)
Michelle Carter Ombudsman - VOP
Dawn Donahue Ombudsman - VOP
Terry Kalahar Ombudsman - VOP
Kaili Kuiper State Ombudsman - VOP
Randi Morse Ombudsman - VOP
Alicia Moyer Ombudsman - VOP
Nancee Schaffner Volunteer Ombudsman - VOP
Kerry White Ombudsman - VOP

Victims’ Rights Project (VRP)

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