Our Staff

Blue Ridge Legal Services employs a small staff of licensed attorneys, paralegals and support staff in offices located in Winchester, Harrisonburg, Lexington, and Roanoke.

Our legal staff is supplemented by the donated services of over 400 private attorneys throughout the Shenandoah Valley and Roanoke Valley who have agreed to assist low-income clients we refer to them on a pro bono basis, without charge.

Staff Directory

Click on staff person’s name for a short biographical sketch and contact information.

Program-wide Management

John E. Whitfield, Executive Director/General Counsel
Wanda Propst, Program Administrator

Winchester Office

Jennifer Locke, Managing Attorney
Cindy Decker, Domestic Violence Attorney
Debbie Lanham, Referral Coordinator/Secretary
Joan K. Thompson, Intake Paralegal

Harrisonburg Office

Dathan J. Young, Supervising Attorney
Sherron Ashby, Domestic Violence Attorney
Molly Bell, Referral Coordinator
Betzi Bostic, Staff Attorney
Mary Katherine Hayburn, Domestic Violence Attorney
Vanessa Keasler, Staff Attorney
Sarah M. Morton, Elderly Services Attorney
Anne See, Elderly Services/Public Benefits Paralegal
Courtney Sinnett, Intake Paralegal
Dan Sullivan, Healthcare Navigator
Beth D. Wimer, Secretary

Lexington Office

Robin J. Mayer, Managing Attorney
Shawna Cheney, Staff Attorney
Robert Lunger, Domestic Violence Attorney
Jan Fox May, Domestic Violence Attorney
Stephanie D. Brads, Intake Paralegal/Secretary

Roanoke Office

Susan C. Proctor, Managing Attorney
Robert Williams, Staff Attorney
Lawrence Brewer, Jr., Volunteer Intake Paralegal
Sue O’Bryant, Intake Paralegal
Megan Lee, Legal Assistant/Receptionist