Board of Directors

Pisgah Legal Services is a nonprofit organization guided by the following
business and community leaders:

2021 Members of the Board

Shelley Brown, President
Retired Attorney

Ryan Coffield, Executive Committee Member-At-Large
Attorney
The Van Winkle Law Firm

Perrin Dargan
Attorney

Claudia Hawkins, Treasurer
CPA

Leslie Heywood, Executive Committee Member-at-Large
Social Worker/Interpreter
Henderson County DSS

Zephyr Jost Sullivan
Attorney
McAngus Goudelock & Courie

Jean Lee, Executive Committee Member-at-Large
Attorney

Zach Levin
Chief Financial Officer
MAHEC

Harris Livingstain
Attorney
McGuire, Wood & Bissette

Lucy Massagee
Attorney
Prince, Youngblood & Massagee

Gwen McKinney
Chief Compliance Officer
Mission Health

John Noor, Vice President
Attorney
Roberts & Stevens

Glenn Ottley
Retired Banker

Iindia Pearson
Accountant
Green Opportunities

Jorge Redmond, Secretary
Assistant District Attorney

Charlie Shanor
Retired Attorney

Carol Steen
Vice President, Talent and Human Resources
Biltmore Farms

William (Bill) Wolcott, III Past President
Attorney
Ward & Smith

Shelley Brown, Board President
Retired Attorney

I’ve had the privilege of working both as a volunteer and staff attorney at Pisgah Legal Services, which gives me a special appreciation for its work.

In addition to providing free legal services, Pisgah Legal is also a strong advocate for improving conditions, protections and policies that affect under-represented populations in our mountain communities. 

Pisgah Legal Services has been instrumental in helping create some of our most venerable local agencies, such as MANNA Food Bank, the Buncombe County Family Justice Center and the Rutherford Housing Partnership. 

When a need is identified, Pisgah Legal leads the way in helping find solutions—for the individual, for the community, and for the system.