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Leadership

Legal Aid Society's leadership is comprised of seasoned professional and advocates who share a passion for social justice and a dedication to providing legal help to those in need. With a wealth of experience in diverse fields, our leaders bring a depth of knowledge that drives our mission forward.

Together, we strive to ensure equal access to justice, championing the rights of the marginalized and underserved. Meet the faces behind our impactful initiatives and discover the driving force that propels the Legal Aid Society towards a more just and equitable society.

Executive Team

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DarKenya W. Waller

Executive Director
Sue Kay

Susan L. Kay

Board of Directors President

Vanderbilt University Law School

Zac

Zac Oswald

Sr. Deputy Director of Client Services
Kaylne

Kalyne Renda

Deputy Director of Development and Community Engagement
Paul

Paul Swiney

Deputy Director of Operations
Shaina

Shaina Castillo

Executive Project Specialist

Board of Directors Officers

Walter H. Stubbs

First Vice President

Sumner County Bar Association

Katie Bell Klinghard

Second Vice President

Montgomery County Bar Association

David A. Weil

Third Vice President

Other Member

Mozianio “Trey” S. Reliford

Treasurer

Napier Looby Bar Association

Adrie M. Rhodes

Secretary

Nashville Community Board Member

James L. Weatherly, Jr.

Member at Large

J. Andrew Goddard

Past President

Nashville Bar Association

Board Members

Charita Bennett

Gallatin Community Board Member

 

John Blankenship

Tennessee Bar Association

 

Traci Brooks

Tullahoma Community Board Member

 

Jim Conley

Coffee County Bar Association

 

Sharon Crane

Oak Ridge Community Board Member

 

Diane Davis

Columbia Community Board Member

 

Josh Hill

Young Leaders Council Board Intern

 

Cameron Hoffmeyer

Lawrence County Bar Association

 

Brad Hornsby

Rutherford-Cannon Bar Association

 

Tessa Lawson

Putnam County Bar Association

 

Joel Lucas

Murfreesboro Community Board Member

 

Misty Phy

Cookeville Community Board Member

 

Erin Palmer Polly

Tennessee Bar Association

 

Christina Sanders

Clarksville Community Board Member


Sal Varsalona

Anderson County Bar Association

 

Katie Mathews Zipper

Williamson County Bar Association