Board Member Profile: Vanetta Jamison

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Ms. Jamison at work in a Legal Aid board meeting.

Ms. Jamison at work in a Legal Aid board meeting.

 

Vanetta Jamison was proud to join The Legal Aid Society’s board of directors in 2011. Ms. Jamison had been an entrepreneur and active member of her community for a decade prior to joining Legal Aid. She was always drawn to helping families and children and Legal Aid was the perfect place for her to nurture her passions.

Ms. Jamison knew first-hand the impact Legal Aid can have on a family: she was a family law client in 2004. Her connection to the organization was solidified through the intense encouragement and dedication of her attorney, Susan Stauffer. Ms. Stauffer is a Senior Attorney at Legal Aid and describes Ms. Jamison as a “fabulously determined woman and so dedicated to her kids,” from day one of her representation. Ms. Jamison’s divorce was granted and soon after, she graduated from college with a degree in business administration. Ms. Jamison now works with The United States Department of Veterans Affairs. There she is able to work with a client base similar to that of Legal Aid while remaining an active board member, frequently attending neighborhood brief advice clinics.

Ms. Jamison brings her unique experience and determination to Legal Aid’s board of directors. She says she never hesitates to refer people to Legal Aid when they’re in need of information or services, noting that the most important thing Legal Aid gave her was “a support group; people who understand what you’re going through and how you feel.”

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