Board of Directors

The TCVLS Board of Directors is made up of representatives from organizations who are committed to our mission.  There are three representatives each from Thurston County Bar Association, the Government Lawyers Bar Association, and Washington Women Lawyers/Capitol Chapter.  Other directors are considered “at large” board members and represent other counties in the TCVLS coverage area, other civil legal aid organizations, paralegals, and community partners.  If you are interested in applying to be on the TCVLS Board of Directors, please contact the Executive Director at (360) 688-1376.  The 2018 Board of Directors:


President Jennifer Benway, Administrative Office of the Courts
Vice President Emily Nelson, Office of the Attorney General
Secretary Terry Church, Church Rietzke Law
Treasurer Jason Zittel, Jay Goldstein Law Office


Geoff Arnold, Attorney at Law Montesano
Phyllis Barney, Office of the Attorney General
Terry Church, Church Pietzke, PLLC
Anne Egeler, Office of the Attorney General
Carrie Graf, Northwest Justice Project Olympia
Mary Kendall, Senior Vice President, First Citizens Bank
Emily Nelson, Office of the Attorney General
Eric Palosaari, Department of Financial Institutions
Nicole Potebnya, TEPHRA Law
Grady Williamson, Department of Enterprise Services
Allyson Zipp, Office of the Attorney General
Judge Anne Hirsch, Thurston County Superior Court
Judge Daniel Goodell, Mason County Superior Court
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