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


Berlin Office
Ruth Heintz, Managing Attorney

Claremont Office
Yasin Alsaidi, Law Graduate

Karen Leahy, Administrative Manager

Mary Mason, Staff Attorney

Ben Mortell, Managing Attorney and Benefits Project Director

Concord Office
Stephanie Bray, Managing Attorney and Foreclosure Project Director
Raymond Burke, Director, Utilities Justice Project
Brenda Grant, Administrative Manager
Jessica Hersom, Staff Attorney
Dan Hobbs, Elder Advocacy Coordinator

Lindsay Lincoln, Law graduate
Brenda Kirk, Administrative Assistant
Cheryl Steinberg, Grant Writer and Senior Law Project Director
Stephen Tower, Staff Attorney
Christine Wellington, Staff Attorney

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

Ruth Cartlidge, Administrative Manager
Kay Drought, Managing Attorney and Litigation Director
Erin Jasina, Domestic Violence Project Director
Christopher Schott, Staff Attorney 
Michelle Wangerin, Youth Law Project Director

Justine Campbell, Staff Accountant
Patrick Donahue, Assistant Controller
Donna Giddings, Administrative Assistant
Jeff Kelcourse, Human Resources Manager

Sarah Mattson Dustin, Executive Director
Dawn McKinney, Policy Director
Sarah Palermo, NHLA Communications Manager / Director Campaign for Legal Services 
Lori Wamser, Controller