PLS Staff

Pisgah Legal Services employs attorneys, client advocates, fundraisers and legal support staff who are committed to providing free legal help to thousands of local people each year.

Our offices are located in Asheville, Brevard, Burnsville, Hendersonville, Highlands/Cashiers, Marshall, Newland, and Rutherfordton. Contact us via email or call (828) 253-0406 or toll-free: 1-800-489-6144.


Executive Director

Jim Barrett, 828-210-3408

Chief Operations Officer

Jaclyn Kiger, 828-210-3415


To Contact Staff Attorneys, call 828-253-0406 or 1-800-489-6144.


Managing Attorneys

Julia Horrocks
Robin Merrell


Staff Attorneys

KaDeidra Baker
David Bartholomew
Parris Booker
Patricia Caddell
Isabel Carson
Phillip Carwane
John Cashion
Becca Eden
Justin Edge
Frank Fischer
Katherine Freeman
Shoshana Fried
James Gorsuch
Daniel Heyman
Haley Honeycutt
Je’vonne Knox
Thomas Lodwick
Ben Many
Molly Maynard
Jacquelyn Miner
Meghan Moran
Jacob Oakes
Madeline McKeller Offen
Angie Pena
Nora Ryan
Anne Salter
Cynthia Shawamreh
Casey Steen
Andrew Stevenson
Parker Smith
Madison Thornton
Ed Treat
Kathy Walker
Jenna Walley
Robert Wharton


Client Services and Legal Support Staff

Noele Aabye
Liz Allen
Cindy Benitez
Rhonda Brown
Patricia Casey
Kirsten Cole
Shannon Cornelius
Flor Corral
Joan Dennehy
Sandy Devoid
Nancy Diaz
Jeanne DiBella
Mary Dotson
Emily Ermer
Patricia Furnish
Joanne Gaylord
Thalia Hoy
Caitlyn Hill
Colyn Kilmer
Erin Kinard
Claire Kolberg
Vanessa De Maria
Ivan Melchor
Ken Nakazawa
Tom Newton
Sam Peck
Kelley Pierce
Nelson Reyes
Christy Rhodes
Daniela Risquez
Carol Rogers
Judi Schultze
Dylan Simosko
Jeanne Stillson
Tracey Walker


Franchesca Figaro, Accountant
Alex Sewell,  Senior Accountant

Community Engagement

Keverlee Burchett, Grants Coordinator, 828-210-3419
Ben Fehsenfeld, Development Coordinator, 828-210-3405
Jodi Ford, Marketing and Events Coordinator, 828-210-3774
Deborah Holt, Regional Major Gifts Officer, 828-210-3449
Megan Quattlebaum, Highlands/ Cashiers Community Engagement Manager, 828-575-1353
Katie Russell Miller, Director of Community Engagement (part-time), 828-210-3420
Michelle Spiegel, Donor Relations Assistant, 828-210-3773
Valerie True, Grants Manager, 828-210-3410
Evie Sandlin White, Communications Director, 828-210-3430
Ally Wilson, Development Director, 828-210-3444


Human Resources

Samantha Winn Galloway, Director of Facilities & Human Resources, 828-210-3425
Katie Latino, HR and Facilities Coordinator

Mountain Area Volunteer Lawyer Program

Tyshaun Johnson, MAVL Coordinator, 828-417-0477

Volunteer Program

Beth Herrman, 828-210-3787

Jim-Barrett-PLSJim Barrett has been the Executive Director of Pisgah Legal Services since 1993 and has served on the staff for more than 37 years.

Under his leadership Pisgah Legal has grown to become a leader in the nonprofit field, not only providing legal services to clients but improving public policies across NC and leveraging millions of dollars to improve life in WNC.