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Staff and Board


Legal Services Vermont Staff List
Name Title Phone
Sam Abel-Palmer Executive Director 802-863-7153
Muna Arbow Paralegal 802-863-7153
Kyle Clauss Staff Attorney 802-863-7153
Chelsea Conway Staff Attorney 802-863-7153
Eric Fanning Staff Attorney 802-863-7153
Stacey Francese Deputy Director 802-863-7153
Margaret Frye Managing Attorney 802-863-7153
Erika Johnson Staff Attorney 802-863-7153
Rachel Jones Staff Attorney 802-863-7153
Jenny Koppang Support Staff 802-863-7153
Julie Marshall Paralegal 802-863-7153
Cielo Mendoza Staff Attorney 802-863-7153
George Salmons Paralegal 802-863-7153
Maggie Sayles Staff Attorney 802-863-7153
Bradley Showman Staff Attorney + Pro Bono Coordinator 802-863-7153
Kris Surette Web Manager 802-383-2222
Maya Sutton-Smith Paralegal 802-863-7153
Renee Vigneau Paralegal 802-863-7153
Sara Zeno Office Manager 802-863-7153

Board members

Our board members include former clients, community and business leaders, and members of the private bar.

  • Jared Carter, Esq., Attorney Trustee
  • Erin Jacobsen, Esq., Attorney Trustee, Vice President
  • Chace Jennings, Client Trustee
  • Jill Martin Diaz, Esq., Attorney Trustee, Treasurer
  • Jessica A. Oski, Esq., Attorney Trustee, Secretary
  • Michael Ruggles, Client Trustee
  • Olivia Smith-Hammond, Client Trustee
  • Bessie Weiss, Esq., Attorney Trustee, President
  • Victoria Westgate, Attorney Trustee

Board meetings are open to the public

The next meetings are:

  • Wednesday, June 12, 2024, 4:30 - 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 18, 2024, 4:30 - 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 11, 2024, 4:30 - 7 p.m.

For information about how to attend the next meeting, please call (802) 863-5620 and ask for the executive assistant.

Minutes from previous meetings are available on request. To request minutes, please call (802) 863-5620 and ask for the executive assistant.

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