/Pa Legal Aid Network Board

Pa Legal Aid Network Board

Brianna joined PLAN, Inc. in September 2020 after beginning her career as a legal aide in grants management. Brianna holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a Certificate in Grant Writing from Temple University. She is the proud mother of a cheeky Siamese woman named Mina and an ever-growing cohort of beloved houseplants. When she`s not working, Brianna enjoys art, cooking, reading, writing and acting. An avid traveler, Brianna has long dreamed of combining this passion with her love of games and puzzles, in the form of a trip to Los Angeles to do „Come on down!” on The Price is Right. Prior to working as a consultant for PLAN, Inc., Susan spent 15 years as a program administrator in a legal services program that merged with MidPenn Legal Services. She began working with PLAN, Inc. in 1993 and continued to serve as team leader for peer review visits to Language Service Providers (LSPs).

Her consulting role with PLAN, Inc. has expanded over the years to include compliance monitoring, technical support for PLAN, Inc. and language service providers, special project oversight and other compliance-related responsibilities. Susan has twice been the national project manager for the transition of programs and PLAN, Inc. to new case management systems. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Pennsylvania State University. Susan enjoys reading suspense novels, cruises, gardening, diamond painting, and most importantly, spending time with family and friends. Meetings with clients or community representatives. Four client or community representatives, two appointed by the Clients` Council of Pennsylvania and two by the Pennsylvania State Welfare Rights Organization.

At least one of the two directors of each of these employment agencies must be a person authorized at the time of appointment to be a client of legal services as defined by the Société des services juridiques; Mariel Quiñones Mundo is a digital content manager for PALawHelp.org and other online platforms. She joined PLAN in January 2020 after beginning her legal career with access to justice nonprofits in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. Mariel holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Puerto Rico and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She is vegan for animals and shares her life with several rescued pigs and dogs. Jayme has dedicated her career to public service after serving as supervising counsel for the Economic Advocacy and Community Health (EACH) and Veteran Advocates Legal Outreach & Representation (VATOR) projects at Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida, Inc. Jayme founded and led the VALOR Project, a medical-legal partnership with Veterans Affairs. She also served in the public sector as Chief Assistant to the Broward County Public Defender and Assistant Attorney General. Jayme is the Program Director for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, where she teaches legal skills and ethics across the country.

She is also a national panelist for the American Bar Association and the Equal Justice Conference on pro bono and access to justice issues. Sometimes the bureaucracy doesn`t want to listen, especially when it makes a mistake. A grandmother with limited income was informed that she had received an overpayment of $1,100 in her Social Security benefits and was ordered to pay it back. At that time, the woman was struggling to pay for a new roof and stove for the old house where she cared for her granddaughter. One of our legal aid membership programs, North Penn Legal Services, has appealed on his behalf. In the end, it was decided that the overpayment was Social Security`s fault, and the claim for reimbursement was withdrawn. Without legal assistance, the woman would have been unjustly punished. Director of Information and Digital Content hleone@palegalaid.net Housing Subsidy Coordinator/Website Resource Assistant ltoline@palegalaid.net Rena joined PLAN, Inc. in May 2019 as an accountant with 25 years of accounting experience. Rena and her husband enjoy cycling, gardening and spending time with their family with two boys and several grandchildren.

Members are normally entitled to serve a maximum of two four-year terms, but a member appointed to complete the unexpired term of another member may serve two full four-year terms after the expiration of the remaining term. Members who are officers of the Corporation at the end of their term may remain on the Board until the next election of officers. Chief Justice Emeritus Philadelphia, PA 19111 Term: 6/2022-3/2026. Karen joined PLAN, Inc. in July 2008 as an Accountant and was promoted to Controller in July 2010. She graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration (Professional Accounting) and has 28 years of experience in nonprofit accounting and grant management. Karen and her husband are the proud parents of two sons. She enjoys traveling with her husband, kayaking, hiking, biking, gardening, handicrafts with her 5 granddaughters and is an avid knitter. PA House of Representatives 121 Main Capitol Building P.O. Box 202100 Harrisburg, PA 17120 Term: 3/2020 – 3/2024 Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas 5059 Family Law Center 440 Ross Street Pittsburgh, PA 15219 Term: 3/2018 – 9/2022 Prior to joining Legal Services, Jayme was Director of the Veterans Law Clinic, Legal Incubator and Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Law Clinic at Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law. Jayme developed, started and taught all three programs.

Each nominating agency shall take into account the need for diversity in the composition of the Board of Directors, including racial, sexual, geographic and institutional diversity. Appointment of the Pennsylvania Project Directors` Corporation. A director appointed by the Pennsylvania Project Directors Corporation to represent the membership programs of the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network; and Kelly began serving as PLAN, Inc.`s first Training Coordinator in 2015; Previously, she spent nearly 20 years as technical assistance coordinator for the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence.