The Federal Defender system has two types of offices, Federal Public Defender offices and Community Defender offices. Federal Public Defender offices are federal entities, their staff are all federal employees. Community Defender offices are non-profit defense counsel organizations who receive federal grants to provide defense services. Community Defender offices operate under the supervision of a Board of Directors.

We are proud to provide defense services as an independent Community Defender organization and are helped by a talented and dynamic Board of Directors.



Julie Treida

Vice President

Joseph Yaeger


Faith Alvarez


Board Members

Megan M. Anthony

Jonathan A. Bont

Janeia L. Brounson

Lauren Grizzard

Julian E. Harrell

Kathleen I. Hart

Angka E. Hinshaw

Kathleen L. Matsoukas

Stevie J. Pactor

Joseph C. Pettygrove