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 President

Kile Adumene, Secretary

Quinn Kelley, Esq. 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
Elizabeth Greenwood, Plymouth, NH
Douglas P. Hill, Gilford, NH
Quinn Kelley, Boyle Shaughnessy and Campo
Michael Lewis, Rath, Young & Pignatelli, PC
Rebecca Nann, NH Institute for Therapeutic Arts
John J. Pelletier, Sr., Nashua, NH
Deborah Kane Rein, Hess Gehris Solutions 
Robin Collen-Zellers, LRCHealthcare



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

Chelsie Rommel, law graduate

Claremont Office
Yasin Alsaidi, Law Graduate

Stephanie Bray, Managing Attorney and Foreclosure Relief Project Director

Karen Leahy, Administrative Manager

Mary Mason, Staff Attorney

Concord Office
Raymond Burke, Co-Director, Benefits Project
Brenda Grant, Administrative Manager
Jessica Hersom, Staff Attorney
Dan Hobbs, Elder Advocacy Coordinator

Lindsay Lincoln, Staff Attorney
Geoffrey Ketcham, Managing Attorney

Brenda Kirk, Administrative Assistant
Cheryl Steinberg, Grant Writer and Senior Law Project Director
Christine Wellington, Staff Attorney

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

Steven Tower, Staff Attorney

Ruth Cartlidge, Administrative Manager
Kay Drought, Managing Attorney and Litigation Director

Lauren Greenwald, Staff attorney
Erin Jasina, Director, Domestic Violence Project 

Jessica Morrissey, Paralegal
Christopher Schott, Staff Attorney 
Michelle Wangerin, Youth Law Project Director