New Hampshire Legal Assistance

Helping to balance the scales of justice for everyone since 1971.

Board & Staff

NHLA Board of Directors


Dana Bisbee, Esq. Chair
Deborah Butler, Vice Chair
Anne Jenness, Secretary
John Beardmore, Treasurer


John Beardmore, Fidelity Investments
Dana Bisbee, Hampton, NH
Deborah Butler, 1911 Office
Lauren Snow Chadwick, National Education Association
Claire Gagnon, Easterseals NH
Maggie Goodlander, Skadden Arps
Elizabeth Greenwood, Plymouth, NH
Douglas P. Hill, Gilford, NH
Anne Jenness, Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell, PC
Quinn Kelley, Boyle Shaughnessy and Campo
Michael Lewis, Rath, Young & Pignatelli, PC
Sindiso Mnisi Weeks, University of Massachusetts Boston
John J. Pelletier, Sr., Nashua, NH
Talesha Saint-Marc, Bernstein Shur
Erin Vanden Borre, Orr & Reno


NHLA Administration 

Sarah Mattson Dustin, Executive Director
Justine Campbell, Staff Accountant
Heather Carroll, NH AHA Advocacy Director
Patrick Donahue, Assistant Controller
Donna Giddings, Administrative Assistant
Jeff Kelcourse, Human Resources Manager
Dawn McKinney, Policy Director
Lori Wamser, Controller

Berlin Office
Ruth Heintz, Managing Attorney
Carol Graham, Administrative Assistant
Chelsie Rommel, Staff Attorney
Lauren Orsini, Paralegal

Claremont Office

Stephanie Bray, Managing Attorney and Foreclosure Relief Project Director
Mary Krueger, Staff Attorney
Karen Leahy, Administrative Manager
Mary Mason, Staff Attorney

Concord Office
Geoffrey Ketcham, Managing Attorney
Raymond Burke, Co-Director, Benefits Project
Brenda Grant, Administrative Manager
Jessica Hersom, Staff Attorney
Lindsay Lincoln, Co-Director, Fair Housing Project 
Brenda Kirk, Administrative Assistant
Abdoul Fofana, Paralegal
Cheryl Steinberg, Grant Writer and Justice in Aging Project Director

Manchester Office
Elliott Berry, Managing Attorney and Co-Director, Housing Justice Project
Kerstin Cornell, Staff Attorney
Megan Dillon, Co-Director, Benefits Project
Karen Dorr, Administrative Manager
Maria Eveleth, Co-Director, Fair Housing Project 
Candace Gebhart, Co-Director, Housing Justice Project / Paralegal
Teresa Lombardi, Office Assistant & Referral Specialist
Liliana Neumann, Fair Housing Testing/Bilingual Intake
Jillian Reihl, Staff Attorney
Christopher Schott, Staff Attorney
Steven Tower, Staff Attorney

Kay Drought, Managing Attorney and Litigation Director
Ruth Cartlidge, Administrative Manager
Lauren Greenwald, Staff attorney
Erin Jasina, Director, Domestic Violence Project
Jessica Morrissey, Staff Attorney
Michelle Wangerin, Youth Law Project Director

NH Campaign for Legal Services

Sarah Palermo, NHLA Communications Manager / Director Campaign for Legal Services