New Hampshire Legal Assistance

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

Board & Staff

Board of Directors


Samantha Elliott, Esq. Co-Chair

Deborah Kane Rein, Esq. Co-Chair

Anne Phillips, Vice President

Kile Adumene, Secretary

Quinn Kelley, Esq. Treasurer


Kile Adumene, Manchester, NH
Dana Bisbee, Devine, Millimet & Branch PA
Deborah Butler, 1911 Office
William L. Chapman, Orr & Reno PA
Michael Delaney, McLane Middleton
Samantha Elliott, Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell, PC
Elizabeth Greenwood, Plymouth, NH
Douglas P. Hill, Gilford, NH
Quinn Kelley, Boyle Shaughnessy and Campo
Michael Lewis, Rath, Young & Pignatelli, PC
John J. Pelletier, Sr., Nashua, NH
Anne Phillips, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
Deborah Kane Rein, Hess Gehris Solutions


Berlin Office
Ruth Heintz, Managing Attorney
Dona Larsen, Paralegal

Claremont Office
Karen Leahy, Administrative Manager
Ben Mortell, Managing Attorney and Benefits Project Director

Concord Office
Stephanie Bray, Managing Attorney and Foreclosure Project Director
Brenda Grant, Administrative Manager
Dan Hobbs, Elder Advocacy Coordinator
Cheryl Steinberg, Grant Writer and Senior Law Project Director
Stephen Tower, Staff Attorney
Raymond Burke, Director, Utilities Justice Project
Brenda Kirk, Administrative Assistant
Christine Wellington, Staff Attorney

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

Ruth Cartlidge, Administrative Manager
Kay Drought, Managing Attorney and Litigation Director
Kaitlin Gauthier, Staff Attorney
Victoria Horrock, Co-Director, Fair Housing Project
Erin Jasina, Director, Domestic Violence Project 
Michelle Wangerin, Youth Law Project Director

Justine Campbell, Staff Accountant
Patrick Donahue, Assistant Controller
Donna Giddings, Administrative Assistant
Dawn McKinney, Policy Director
Sarah Palermo, NHLA Communications Manager / Director Campaign for Legal Services 
Lynne Parker, Executive Director
Lori Wamser, Controller