Legal Aid Society Welcomes Two New Board Members

NASHVILLE, Tennessee, Feb. 18, 2016 – Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands announced today that it has added new members Hallye Fetterolf and Alysa Medina to its Board of Directors. Legal Aid Society is Tennessee’s largest nonprofit law firm.

Fetterolf was nominated to the Board as a client representative by the Oak Ridge Schools’ Preschool. She is employed by Jewelry Television as a sales/customer service agent and previously operated a state licensed home daycare in Pennsylvania. She has volunteered at the Oak Ridge Schools’ Preschool as a result of her grandchildren’s attendance there. Fetterolf will represent the client population of Legal Aid Society’s Oak Ridge service area which includes Anderson, Campbell, Claiborne, Morgan, Roane, Scott and Union counties.

“Hallye has experience both as a client and a volunteer for one of our partner agencies,” said Gary Housepian, Legal Aid Society’s executive director. “This dual experience will be an asset to the Board of Directors, bringing forth issues that could affect many of our clients. We are pleased to have Hallye involved.”

Medina was nominated as a client representative by Catholic Charities of East Tennessee representing Legal Aid Society’s Cookeville service area which includes Clay, Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress, Jackson, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Van Buren and  White counties. She is a Board of Immigration Appeals Accredited Representative and Case Coordinator for the Office of Immigrant Services, helping to provide services to people in 36 counties. Prior to working at Catholic Charities, Medina was the East Tennessee Organizer for the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition. She received her Bachelor of Music from Middle Tennessee State University and was a Fulbright Scholar in 2000.

“We are pleased to have Alysa represent our Cookeville service area as well as our Hispanic population,” said Housepian. “She has extensive experience with various nonprofits serving immigrants and refugees – Crossville for Solidarity Action, Catholic Charities, TIRRC, Shalom Center for Continuing Education, to name a few – which will be useful to our Board of Directors as our client population continues to change and grow.”

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands advocates for fairness and justice under the law. The non-profit law firm offers free civil legal representation and educational programs to help people in its region receive justice, protect their well-being and support opportunities to overcome poverty. It serves 48 counties from offices in Clarksville, Columbia, Cookeville, Gallatin, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Oak Ridge and Tullahoma. Legal Aid Society is funded in part by United Way. Learn more at, or by following the firm on Facebook.


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