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
Elaine Jarvis, Staff Attorney
Barbara Marmet, Staff Attorney
Debbie Lanham, Referral Coordinator/Secretary
Becky Stallard, Intake Paralegal

Harrisonburg Office

Betzi Bostic, Supervising Attorney
Sherron Ashby, Domestic Violence Attorney
Molly Bell, Referral Coordinator
Morgan White, Resource Development Specialist
Jim Clough, Staff Attorney
Elizabeth Coltrane, 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
Hannah Yates, Gallogly Elder Justice Fellow

Lexington Office

Shawna Cheney, Managing Attorney
Savannah Altherr, Domestic Violence Attorney
Jan Fox May, Domestic Violence Attorney
Kent Gibson, Staff Attorney
Stephanie D. Brads, Intake Paralegal/Secretary

Roanoke Office

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