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.


Susan Alexander, Ombudsman

Eric Avildsen, Executive Director

Devon Ayers, Testing Coordinator

Kate Bailey, Health Care Advocate

Rachel Batterson, HDLP Director

Emily Bens, Health Care Advocate

Michael Benvenuto, ELP Director 

Laura Bierley, Attorney

Sherrie Brunelle, Paralegal

David Chien, Senior IT Administrator

Tyler Compton, Attorney

Maguire Curran, Attorney

William R. Dysart, Attorney

Eric Fanning, Health Care Advocate

Michael Fisher, Chief Health Care Advocate

Jennifer Fredette, Support Staff

Mark Hengstler, Support Staff

Carol Jenkins, Chief Financial Officer

David Koeninger, Deputy Director

Laurie Larson, Health Care Advocate

Zachary Lees, Attorney

Sean Londergan, State Long Term Care Ombudsman

Mairead O'Reilly, Poverty Law Fellow

Barbara Prine, Attorney

Jessica Radbord, Attorney

Kit Rees, VISTA Outreach & Legal Education Coordinator

Alicia Roderigue, Outreach Specialist

Jim Rohde, Systems Administrator

Wendy Rowe, Ombudsman

Amelia Schlossberg, Health Care Advocate

Rachel Seelig, Attorney

Julia Shaw, Health Policy Analyst

John Smith, Health Care Advocate

Marjorie Stinchcombe, Attorney

Courtney Stout, Law Clerk

Kris Surette, Web Content Manager

Leslie Thayer, HR Admin/Accounting

Rebecca Wells, Accounting Assistant

Rose Wunrow, Executive Assistant


Berry Carroll, Support Staff

Michelle Carter, Ombudsman

Carolyn Jarrett, Attorney

Kaili Kuiper, Attorney

Wendy Morgan, Attorney, Website Specialist

Jean Murray, Attorney

Cammie Naylor, Attorney

Sandy Paritz, PLP Director

Grace Pazdan, Attorney

Eric Schultheis, Health Law & Policy Analyst

Montpelier - Mental Health Law Project

Ellen Cheney, Office Manager

Jack McCullough, Director

Rebecca Plummer, Attorney

Gail Sophrin, Attorney


Charles Becker, Attorney

Nancy Breiden, DLP Director

Jane Callahan, Paralegal

Jane Munroe, Ombudsman

Maureen O'Reilly, Attorney

Jennifer Philo, Support Staff

Rebecca Smith, Attorney


Katrina Boemig, Ombudsman

Jeanine Farnsworth, Secretary 

Sara Kagle, Attorney

Leslie Kreek, Paralegal

Jeannette Lachapelle, Support Staff

Brigid Lynch, Attorney

Marilyn Mahusky, Attorney

Christine Speidel, Attorney

Jacob Speidel, Attorney

Charlene Wakefield, Accounts Analyst

St. Johnsbury

Stephanie Berube, Support Staff

Maryellen Griffin, Attorney

Alice Harter, Ombudsman

Kelli Kazmarski, Attorney

Sara Williams, Paralegal