Board of Trustees

Legal Aid is governed by a 30-member Board of Trustees representing the 40-county service area. In accordance with Legal Services Corporation regulations, the board is composed of attorney and client eligible representatives from the program’s service area. This volunteer board meets every other month to consider policy matters, establish case priorities and provide financial and general program oversight. Various board committees meet between regular board meetings to discuss issues and to agree upon specific recommendations to be made to the full board.

Lisa A. Weixelman –  President
Polsinelli  PC

Jerry Venters – Vice President
Attorney at Law

Shauna Woody-Coussens – Treasurer

Blake Heath – Secretary
M. Blake Heath, Trial Attorney LLC


Janell Avila
Solorio & Avila Law Firm, LLC

Kendra Mosley Ayuk
Mosley Ayuk Law Firm LLC

Cristel Beamer
Community Volunteer

Dave Bolander
Attorney at Law

Ronda Calvert
Community Volunteer

Michael T. Carey
Michael T. Carey, LLC

Sharon Courter
Community Volunteer

Hon. Charles Curless
Attorney at Law

Matt Dameron
Williams Dirks Dameron LLC

Mary Jo Draper
Draper Communications

Saundra Hayes
Community Volunteer

Mary Hill
Community Volunteer

Susan Hill
Community Volunteer

Christine Hudec
Community Volunteer

Matt Keenan
Shook Hardy & Bacon PC

Hon. Meryl L. Lange
Associate Circuit Judge-17th Circuit

Benjamin Mann
Husch Blackwell LLP

Mike Manners
Langdon & Emison

David Meyer
Attorney at Law

Maxine Phillips
Community Volunteer

Dennis Robinson
Community Volunteer

Beth Tong
Community Volunteer

David Tushaus
Attorney at Law

Dave Vogel
Latrop & Gage, LC

Gillian Wilcox

Brad Yeretsky
Stinson Leonard Street LLP


Karen T. Haren – Board Advisor
Katie Hollar  – Board Advisor



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