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VPLC Staff

Please note that the Virginia Poverty Law Center does not provide direct legal representation except in very limited matters. If this is what you need, please call (866) 534-5243 to reach your local legal aid office. You can also visit VaLegalAid.org for other resources.

Main Number: (804) 782-9430
Fax Number: (804) 649-0974
Email: info@vplc.org



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James W. (Jay) Speer, Esq.
Chief Executive Officer

 (804) 351-5268
Carol Gordon headshot

Carol Gordon
Chief Financial Officer

 (804) 659-7344
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Louis Green
DEI Director

Ezra Halstead headshot

Ezra Halstead
Center for Outreach Director

 (804) 624-7812
Faith Kallman headshot

Faith Kallman
Chief Operating Officer

Deepak Madala headshot

Deepak Madala, Esq.
Director of the Center for Healthy Communities and ENROLL Virginia!

 (804) 432-0199
Christine E. Marra headshot

Christine E. Marra, Esq.
Director of Housing Advocacy

Toni Maxey Headshot

Toni Maxey
Director of Development

 (804) 351-5263
Connie Stevens Headshot

Connie Stevens
Communications Director

 (540) 354-8597
Susheela Varky

Susheela Varky, Esq.
Director of the Center for Family Advocacy and Legal Assistance for Victim-Immigrants of Domestic Abuse

 (804) 351-5274
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Dana Wiggins
Director of the Center for Economic Justice

 (804) 351-5269


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Carmen Bingham
Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) Project Coordinator

 (804) 980-5467
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Blanca Bonilla
Health Insurance Navigator, Winchester
Enroll Virginia

 (540) 926-3008
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Lois Caliri
Health Insurance Navigator, Roanoke
Enroll Virginia

 (540) 613-1696
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Jessica Conley
Health Insurance Navigator, Southwest Virginia
Enroll Virginia

 (276) 229-9388
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Janae Craddock
Staff Attorney

 (804) 840-4311
Anna Daniszewski Headshot

Anna Daniszewski, Esq.
Family Defense Fellow
Family & Child Welfare

 (804) 904-7447
Cassie Edner Headshot

Cassie Edner, Esq.
Staff Attorney
Public Benefits; Director of Virginia Hunger Solutions

 (804) 588-2079
Steve Fischbach Headshot

Steve Fischbach, Esq.
Litigation Director

 (804) 351-5266
Kajsa Foskey Headshot

Kajsa Foskey
Economic Justice Outreach Coordinator

 (804) 659-7345
Amanda Gago Silcox Headshot

Amanda Gago Silcox
Economic Justice Outreach Coordinator

 (804) 659-7359
Mara Guyer Headshot

Mara Guyer
Strategic Communications Manager
Enroll Virginia

 (804) 801-2927
Emily Hardy Headshot

Emily Hardy, Esq.
Deputy Director of the Center for Healthy Communities
Staff Attorney
Elder Law

 (804) 588-2089
Delaney Larkin Headshot

Delaney Larkin
Program Coordinator
Enroll Virginia

 (804) 510-8847
Valerie L’Herrou Headshot

Valerie L’Herrou, Esq.
Deputy Director of the Center for Family Advocacy
Staff Attorney
Family & Child Welfare

 (804) 351-5276
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Sarah Morton
Staff Attorney
Senior Legal Helpline

 (804) 840-1343
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Flannery O’Rourke, Esq.
Staff Attorney
Unemployment and Social Security Law

 (804) 750-3151
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Vanessa Paster, Esq.
Staff Attorney
LA VIDA (Legal Assistance for Victim-Immigrants of Domestic Abuse)

 (804) 351-5259
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Amber Poron
Outreach Coordinator & Health Insurance Navigator
Enroll Virginia

 (804) 432-9874
Daniel Rezai Headshot

Daniel Rezai
Housing Attorney

Victoria Richardson Headshot

Victoria Richardson
Staff Attorney

Annika Schunn Headshot

Annika Schunn
Paralegal/Eviction Legal Helpline Coordinator
Housing Advocacy

 (804) 916-9794
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Rhonda Seltz
Health Insurance Navigator, New River Valley
Enroll Virginia

 (540) 525-5924
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Phil Storey, Esq.
Staff Attorney
Housing Advocacy

 (804) 418-3210
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Dan Sullivan
Health Insurance Navigator, Shenandoah Valley
Enroll Virginia

 (540) 926-3009
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Eleanor Sullivan
Medicaid Policy Analyst, Health Insurance Navigator
Enroll Virginia

 (804) 625-2519
Denise Thomas-Brown

Denise Thomas-Brown
Housing Community Education and Engagement Specialist
Equal Justice Works Housing Justice Program Fellow
Housing Advocacy

 (804) 382-8408