Board of Directors

SMRLS is governed by a dedicated Board of Directors comprised of attorneys, business leaders and community members all committed to serving the mission of equal justice.

Board Membership

Gail Olson, Esq.
MN State Colleges and Universities (Ret.)
President 

Matt Benda, Esq.
Peterson, Kolker, Haedt & Benda, Ltd.
1st Vice-President 

Brenda Devlin
2nd Vice-President 

Thomas B. Hatch, Esq.
Office of the Ramsey County Attorney
Treasurer 

Kari Valley, Esq.
Miso Energy
Secretary 

Ali Abdullahi

Andrew M. Baese, Esq.
Briggs and Morgan, P.A. 

Kathy Bartz

J. Scott Braden, Esq.
Law Offices of J. Scott Braden

Judge Timothy Connell (Ret.)

Mark W. Delehanty, Esq.
Klampe, Delehanty & Paternak, LLC

Emma Hilliard

William M. Mahlum, Esq.
Mahlum & Associates

Suyapa Miranda

Sonja Miller

Terrance C.S. Newby, Esq.
Maslon, LLP

Brett W. Olander, Esq.
Olander Law Group

Barbara F.L. Penn, Esq,

Abdi Sabrie

Brett Stand, Esq.
3M 

Elizabeth Webster

Stephen F. Witort, Esq.
3M Federal Government Affairs

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