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(In alphabetical order by first name)

 

ANGELA LOVITT, DIRECTOR OF TRAINING & SPECIAL PROJECTS

Angela Lovitt is currently the Director of Training and Special Projects as well as the AmeriCorps Program Director. A 1997 graduate of the William S. Richardson School of Law, Angela has worked with the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii and the Domestic Violence Clearinghouse (NKA Domestic Violence Actions Center). Angela also teaches the Lawyering Skills Workshop at the William S. Richardson School of Law and volunteers as an assistant coach for law school’s Client Counseling team. When she isn’t working or teaching Angela can usually be found playing soccer, paddling, surfing or enjoying other outdoor activities.

 

ANNE REYNOLDS, GA-SSI PROGRAM MANAGER
Anne provides on-site management for the GA-SSI unit, providing training and technical assistance to GA-SSI advocates statewide. Anne is the primary contact for DHS on the Social Security Advocacy Project and in charge of preparing monthly reports and statistical data while maintaining a caseload of 60-70 clients, providing representation through each stage of the Social Security disability process.

 

CAROLANN ROWE, PARALEGAL

Carolann has been with the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii-Waianae Branch since July 1997.

 

CONNIE LIU, PUBLIC BENEFITS/GA-SSI SUPERVISING ATTORNEY
Connie heads the Public Benefits Unit and GA-SSI (General Assistance/Supplemental Security Income) Units. She supervises staff working on public benefits and social security advocacy cases. Connie is responsible for a caseload that includes general assistance appeals, temporary assistance to needy families, Medicaid and Medicare cases, and other areas of public benefits.

 

DANIEL POLLARD, GUARDIAN AD LITEM UNIT HEAD
Daniel supervises the Legal Aid Guardian Ad Litem Unit. A Guardian Ad Litem is a court appointed advocate for children subjected to child abuse or neglect. Legal Aid is the largest single provider of Guardian Ad Litem services in the State with at least 11 attorneys and several paraprofessionals doing work at least part time on this project. He also sits on a number of committees whose function is to improve the representation of abused or neglected children in the State of Hawaii. As a sideline, he supervises the legal work done on the Legal Aid adoption and guardianship cases.

 

DELIA C. L’HEUREUX, HOUSING UNIT STAFF ATTORNEY

Delia was raised in Hawai’i and graduated from Kalaheo High School.  She received her law degree from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, MA; and graduated from Boston University with a degree in sociology and psychology.  Prior to coming to LASH, she worked at Lawyers for Equal Justice (LEJ), where she assisted with several class action lawsuits involving the rights of tenants in public housing, the Fair Housing Act, and Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as helping veterans to obtain benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.  Through her volunteer work and internships, Delia has been very active in both the Boston and Hawai’i communities on issues surrounding homelessness and housing.

 

DESIREE HIKIDA, STAFF ATTORNEY - WINDWARD OAHU OFFICE

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DONNA M. BARR, TITLE III PARALEGAL

Donna is a paralegal and the Senior Citizen Program Coordinator for the Hawaii County Office of Aging Title III grant in the Hilo office.  Donna received a BA in English and an MA in Public Administration from the University of Houston.  She has worked for various law firms in corporate and real estate law, and was Director of Real Estate for the Archdiocese of Denver, and Real Estate Asset Manager for the State of Colorado.  In 2007 and 2008 she served in Samoa in the Peace Corps.  Donna joined Legal Aid in 2010.  She has three sons and two grandsons.  In her free time she is an avid photographer and loves to travel.

 

DONNA CHU, CONTRACT PARALEGAL – KAUA'I OFFICE

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Tel. 808-245-4728

 

EMIKO MEYERS, KAUA'I MANAGING ATTORNEY
Emiko Meyers graduated from Seattle University School of Law in 2003. In October 2003 she moved to Kauai to be the GA-SSI Paralegal for the Kauai office. In 2004 she took on the position of Americorps Attorney which she did for 2 years. In 2006 she took over the Kauai office as the Managing Attorney. She is licensed to practice in Washington and Hawaii. Emiko is involved in the local community and is currently the YWCA Board of Directors Vice-President. She is also the Chairperson for the Kauai Community Alliance which is the local Continuum of Care organization for Kauai. She paddles outrigger canoes for Niumalu Canoe Club during her free time and is happily married, a mother of one daughter and two dogs.

Tel. 808-245-4728
Email: emmeyer@lashaw.org

 

JANET KELLY, MANAGING ATTORNEY - HOMELESS PROGRAM
Janet manages a federal grant to provide holistic legal service to individuals and families experiencing homelessness. She advises her clients on their legal rights and responsibilities; conducts outreach to beaches, shelters and community health centers; works to build partnerships with other homeless service providers; and writes renewal grants and annual progress reports. She is also a supervising staff attorney and practices in the area of government benefits, family, housing and consumer law.

 

JOANNA SOKOLOW, MANAGING ATTORNEY - KONA OFFICE
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