Staff

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.

Administration (ADM)

ADM Staff List
Last name First name Title Office
Avildsen Eric Executive Director Burlington
Berube Stephanie  Support Staff St. Johnsbury
Booth Edmund IT and Network Administrator Burlington
Brown Jim Chief Financial Officer Burlington
Carroll Berry Support Staff Montpelier
Flynn Liam IT and Network Administrator Burlington
Frink Marit Support Staff Springfield
Jackson Skye Human Resources Temp. Burlington
Kenton Victoria Support Staff Burlington
Keyser Kerrie Support Staff Burlington
Koeninger David  Deputy Director Burlington
Lachapelle Jeannette  Support Staff Springfield
McDermott Mandy Human Resources Administrator Burlington
Montgomery Anson Senior IT Administrator Burlington
Morgan  Wendy Interim Executive Director St. Johnsbury
Philo Jennifer Support Staff Rutland
Seelig Rachel VLA Lobbyist / Project Director - DLP Montpelier
Shockley Jean Elizabeth Executive Assistant Burlington
Sturgeon Brianna Senior Accountant Burlington
Wells Rebecca Accounting Assistant Burlington

Disability Law Project (DLP)

DLP Staff List
Last name First name Title & Project(s) Office
Brunelle Sherrie Paralegal - DLP Burlington
Callahan Jane Paralegal - DLP Rutland
Garcia Nofi Susan Attorney - DLP / PLP St. Johnsbury
Naylor Cammie Attorney - DLP Burlington
Prine Barb Attorney - DLP / PLP Burlington
Seelig Rachel Project Director - DLP / VLA Lobbyist Montpelier
Shagam Matthew Attorney - DLP / HDLP Burlington

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

ELP/MAP Staff List
Last name First name Title & Project(s) Office
Benvenuto Michael Project Director - ELP Burlington
Burdick Leah Attorney - ELP Springfield
Eltabbakh Noura Attorney - ELP Burlington
Jarrett Carolyn Attorney - ELP Montpelier
Kreek Leslie Paralegal - MAP Springfield
Murphy Moreton Kelly Case Coordinator - MAP Burlington
Smith Rebecca Attorney - ELP / PLP Rutland
Xu Wendy Attorney - MAP Burlington

Office of the Health Care Advocate (HCA)

HCA Staff List
Last name First name Title & Project(s) Office
Bailey Kate Advocate - HCA Burlington
Becker Charles Attorney- HCA Rutland
Beaulieu Annalee Advocate - HCA Burlington
Bens Emily Advocate - HCA Burlington
Fisher Mike Chief Advocate - HCA Burlington
Ilazi Fexha Advocate - HCA Burlington
Larson Laurie Advocate - HCA Burlington
Maier Jeff Advocate - HCA Burlington
Peisch Sam Policy Analyst - HCA Burlington
Riggs Emma Advocate - HCA Burlington
Roderigue Alicia Communications Coordinator - HCA Burlington
Schultheis Eric Attorney- HCA Montpelier
Stinchcombe Marjorie Helpline Director - HCA Burlington
Zavez Emma Advocate - HCA Burlington

Housing for Everyone Project (HELP)

HELP Staff List
Last name First name Title & Project(s) Office
Conway Chelsea Attorney - HELP Burlington
Hedges Lindsey Paralegal - HELP Burlington
Murray Jean Project Director - HELP Montpelier
Secor Everett Legal Intern - HELP / PLP Burlington
Smith John Attorney - HELP Burlington

Homeowner Legal Assistance Law Project (HLAP)

HLAP Staff List
Last name First name Title & Project(s) Office
Ayers Devon Paralegal - HLAP Burlington
Merkle Chris Attorney - HLAP Montpelier
Pazdan Grace Project Director - HLAP Montpelier
Tibbott Kassie Attorney - HLAP Springfield

Housing Discrimination Law Project (HDLP)

HDLP Staff List
Last name First name Title & Project(s) Office
Batterson Rachel Project Director - HDLP Burlington
Bockius Melissa Testing Coordinator - HDLP Burlington
Johnson Erika Attorney - HDLP Burlington
Shagam Matthew Attorney - HDLP / DLP Burlington

Medical Legal Partnership (MLP)

MLP Staff List
Last name First name Title & Project(s) Office
Bernstein Matthew Attorney - MLP Burlington
Burke Amber Attorney - MLP / LAIRS Burlington
Lees Zachary Attorney - MLP / PLP Burlington
Plummer Rebecca Project Director - MLP Montpelier

Mental Health Law Project (MHLP)

MHLP Staff List
Last name First name Title & Project(s) Office
Hoffman Wendy Attorney - MHLP Burlington
Londergan Sean Attorney - MHLP Burlington
Lynch Brigid Attorney - MHLP Springfield
Mabie Lauren Attorney - MHLP Springfield
McCullough Jack Project Director - MHLP Montpelier
Turnbaugh Saiward Support Staff - MHLP Montpelier

Poverty Law Project (PLP)

PLP Staff List
Last name First name Title & Project(s) Office
Cunningham-Cook Zoe Attorney - PLP Springfield
Fox Greg Attorney - PLP Montpelier
Gans Laura Attorney - PLP Burlington
Garcia Nofi Susan Attorney - PLP / DLP St. Johnsbury
Graffeo-Cohen Olivia Attorney - PLP Burlington
Griffin Maryellen Attorney - PLP St. Johnsbury
Kagle Sara Attorney - PLP / VRP Springfield
Kazmarski Kelli Attorney - PLP St. Johnsbury
Lees Zachary Attorney - PLP / MLP Burlington
O’Reilly Maureen Attorney - PLP Rutland
Paritz Sandra Project Director - PLP Montpelier
Prine Barb Attorney - PLP / DLP Burlington
Smith Rebecca Attorney - PLP / ELP Rutland

Vermont Long-Term Care Ombudsman Project (VOP)

VOP Staff List
Last name First name Title & Project(s) Office
Boemig Katrina Ombudsman - VOP Springfield
Carter Michelle Ombudsman - VOP Montpelier
Donahue Dawn Ombudsman - VOP St. Johnsbury
Kuiper Kaili State Ombudsman - VOP Montpelier
Moyer Alicia Ombudsman - VOP Burlington
White Kerry Ombudsman - VOP Rutland

Victims’ Rights Project (VRP)

VRP Staff List
Last name First name Title & Project(s) Office
Bierley Laura Project Director - VRP Burlington
Kagle Sara Attorney - VRP / PLP Springfield