Staff Attorneys & Counselors

Veronique Briscoe Beuoy    

LITC Staff Attorney/ESL Outreach Director

Brian Dunkel 

Staff Attorney

Matthew Gaudin 

Staff Attorney 

Dee Dee Gowan 

LITC Director/Staff Attorney 

Chase Haller 

Staff Attorney 

Aimee Heitz 

Staff Attorney 

Isaac Hougland

Certified Housing Counselor 

Jill Knight 

Certified Housing Counselor 

Desiree Koger-Gustafson 

Director, Fort Wayne Office 


Carlton L. Martin 

Project GRACE Staff Attorney 


Christopher Purnell 

Interim Executive Director 

Kelsey J. Raves 

Staff Attorney 


Roger Rayburn 

Director of Housing Initiatives 

Michael St. André 

Certified Housing Counselor 

Deetta Steinmetz 

Director, Project PEACE

Patrick W. Thomas 

Staff Attorney, ABA Section of Taxation Public Service Fellow 

Rachel Van Tyle 

Staff Attorney 

Administrative Staff

  Helene Campos-Espinoza   Bilingual Housing Assistant 
  Ashley Caveda  Housing: Intake Specialist 
  Peter Claassen 

Immigrant Justice Program Manager
BIA Accredited Representative

Jessica Cooney 
Project GRACE Program Manager
  Noemí Gallegos  Bilingual Paralegal 
  Molly Howes  Housing Paralegal 
  Maggie Johnson   Development Assistant 
  Gabrielle Jones  Receptionist 
  Patti Le Sesne  Victim Justice Program Manager 
Mariana Lopez-Owens

EARN Indiana Intern | Bilingual LITC Outreach Assistant 
  Jodie McClain  Director of Operations                            
  Noel McClain  Communications & Outreach Coordinator
  Julie Mennel  Paralegal
  Jocelyn Oppenhuis  Volunteer Coordinator
  Lillie Ramos  Housing Assistant 
  Cassandra Sanborn  Grants Coordinator 

Angie Simmons 
Housing Education & Outreach Coordinator 
  Kim Smith  LITC Paralegal 
  Catherine Warney  Fort Wayne Paralegal & Volunteer Coordinator 


Board of Directors

Name Position Company
Joshua W. Abel   Executive Committee   Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

James J. Ammeen, Jr., Esq

Development Committee Ammeen & Associates

Matthew Barr

Jenifer Brown

Executive Committee
Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Ice Miller LLP
Russell L. Brown   Development Committee  Clark, Quinn, Moses, Scott & Grahn, LLP 
Timothy Dooley

Kristin Garn
Finance Committee Republic Airways

Indiana Attorney General's Office
Miltina Gavia, J.D.    Martin University 

John Hoard, Esq. Treasurer

Finance Committee Rubin & Levin
Herb Jensen, Esq. Finance Committee Jensen & Associates, P.C.
Fatima Johnson    The Law Firm of Fatima Johnson

Abigail Lawlis Kuzma

Executive Committee Development Committee Indiana Attorney General's Office

Heather Moore

Development Committee Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Ann Preston   Development Committee   Easter Seals Crossroads 
Roger Reece    Associated Churches of Fort Wayne & Allen County 
Jason R. Reese
Development Committee  Wagner Reese, LLP 
Janet Stephenson Development Committee Fort Wayne Community Volunteer



Partnership is critical to the success of our programs. Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic would like to express our appreciation to the following partners.

Program Partners:

  • The Clinic is grateful for the multi-service centers that house four of our intake and preventive law education sites: Vida Nueva Centro Familiar, St. Vincent Primary Care Center, La Plaza and Shepherd Community Center.
  • The Clinic is blessed by the homeless and domestic violence shelters we serve, including: Julian Center, Salvation Army, and HVAF of Indiana (Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation).
  • We are so grateful for all of the churches that support us, house our intake sites and/or send volunteers for our programs: St. Paul's Episcopal, Trinity Church, Oasis of Hope Baptist Church, Grace Community Church, Trinity Episcopal, Tabernacle Presbyterian, Centro Cristiano de Celebración, First Presbyterian Church of Noblesville, College Park Church, Faith Missionary Church, John Knox Presbyterian Church, Madison Avenue Baptist Church, Southeastern Church of Christ, First Presbyterian Church of Lebanon, Zionsville Presbyterian Church, Chin Baptist Church, and more.
  • The Clinic thanks the more than 25 different non-profit and government agencies as well as private attorneys that present information at our preventive law workshops, including: Marion Co. Prosecutor's Office, Department of Housing and Urban Development, the IRS, and a host of private attorneys. Each of the presenters volunteers his or her time to this preventive law program.
  • The Clinic thanks the many collaborations that make service to our clients more effective and holistic. Indianapolis Bar Association and Heartland Pro Bono Council for their partnership in providing Continuing Legal Education seminars for our volunteer attorneys; the Julian Center and the other partners in the Central Indiana Coalition Against Human Trafficking; the Domestic Violence Network; United Way of Central Indiana, the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention; the IRS, the City of Indianapolis, AARP, and the other partners of the Asset Building Campaign; Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership, Apprisen, IHCDA and the other partners of the Indiana Foreclosure Prevention Network.



Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic  3333 N Meridian Street, Suite 201, Indianapolis, Indiana 46208  phone 317.429.4131  fax 317.429.4130       


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