New Hampshire Legal Assistance

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

Board & Staff

Board of Directors


Deborah Kane Rein, Esq. Co-Chair
Dana Bisbee, Esq. Co-Chair
Deborah Butler, Vice Chair
Kile Adumene, Secretary
John Beardmore, Treasurer


Kile Adumene, Manchester, NH
John Beardmore, Fidelity Investments
Dana Bisbee, Devine, Millimet & Branch
Deborah Butler, 1911 Office
Lauren Snow Chadwick, National Education Association
Michael Delaney, McLane Middleton
Samantha Elliott, Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell, PC
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
Rebecca Nann, NH Institute for Therapeutic Arts
John J. Pelletier, Sr., Nashua, NH
Deborah Kane Rein, Hess Gehris Solutions
Talesha Saint-Marc, Bernstein Shur
Erin Vanden Borre, Orr & Reno



Sarah Mattson Dustin, Executive Director
Justine Campbell, Staff Accountant
Patrick Donahue, Assistant Controller
Donna Giddings, Administrative Assistant
Jeff Kelcourse, Human Resources Manager
Dawn McKinney, Policy Director
Sarah Palermo, NHLA Communications Manager / Director Campaign for Legal Services
Lori Wamser, Controller

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

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
Cheryl Steinberg, Grant Writer and Senior Law 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
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
Christopher Schott, Staff Attorney
Michelle Wangerin, Youth Law Project Director