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:

Nanci Smith, Esq., President

John Shullenberger, Esq., Vice President

Robert Appel, Esq., Secretary

Hans Huessy, Esq., Treasurer


Erin Jacobsen, Esq., Attorney Trustee

Peter Kunin, Esq., Attorney Trustee

Joan Lavoie, Client Trustee

Masiti Mohamed, Client Trustee

Alicia Van Dyk, Client Trustee

Jean Murray, Esq., Staff Representative


Vermont Legal Aid board meetings are open to the public. For information about how to attend the next meeting scheduled for March 14, 2018, please contact Rose Wunrow ( or (802) 448-6929). The agenda will be available on this page on March 7, 2018.