Sarah Roxburgh, Esq.
Co-Executive Director and Chief of Operations
Sarah Roxburgh became co-Executive Director and Chief of Operations at VLS in 2010, after previously serving as a staff attorney. She has led VLS through several capacity-building initiatives, including with Social Innovation Forum (2014), the Nonprofit Learning Institute (2016), and Social Venture Partners, Boston (2018-2021). Sarah currently serves on Social Innovation Forum’s Alumni Council, which helps identify gaps in support for nonprofits. In 2019, she was named co-Lawyer of the Year by the Frank J. Murray Inn of Court.
Sarah received her B.A. from Northeastern University and her J.D. from New England Law | Boston. Upon graduation, she received the New England Law | Boston Dean Timothy J. Cronin, Jr. Memorial Award for the graduate with the most outstanding contribution to public service.
Anna Richardson, Esq.
Co-Executive Director and Chief Counsel
Anna Richardson became co-Executive Director and Chief Counsel at VLS in 2010, after previously serving as a staff attorney. In 2019, she was named co-Lawyer of the Year by the Frank J. Murray Inn of Court and was also a Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly "Top Women in the Law" honoree. In addition to her legal work at VLS, Anna has led trainings on veterans’ legal issues for the Boston Bar Association, the Legal Advocacy and Resource Center, and various legal services agencies throughout Massachusetts.
Anna received her B.A. from Boston College and her J.D. from Boston University School of Law. She currently serves on the board of the Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee, appointed by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
Angie Vargas Martin, Esq.
Pro Bono Director
Angie Vargas Martin directs VLS's pro bono network, which features 200-plus volunteer attorneys from around the state. She has practiced public interest law, advocating for the rights of individuals in underserved populations, since 2008.
Angie has worked as a staff attorney at the Clubhouse Family Legal Support Project of the Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee and at the Disability Law Center (DLC). She spent almost 9 years at DLC, advocating for Massachusetts residents with mental health, physical and intellectual disabilities in cases involving abuse & neglect, human rights, housing, and employment discrimination.
Angie received her B.A. from Stonehill College and her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law.
Eve Elliott, Esq.
Senior Staff Attorney
Eve Elliott first joined VLS as a Law Student Advocate in 2010 and then as a Staff Attorney in 2013. She specializes in a variety of civil matters, including family law, housing, public benefits, and consumer debt. Eve coordinates VLS's legal clinics at the Edith Nourse Rogers VA Medical Center, in Bedford, and the Norfolk County Veterans Treatment Court, in Dedham.
She is a regularly featured panelist on Boston Bar Association webinars for attorneys and law students.
Eve received her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and her J.D. from New England Law | Boston. She worked as a paralegal prior to law school with a solo practitioner, a large Boston law firm, and in-house at an area investment company.
Jeff Lemberg, Ph.D.
Director of Communications and Development
Jeff Lemberg is responsible for overseeing VLS’s communications and fundraising efforts. A longtime former journalist, he was also previously a McCormick Tribune Fellow at The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, a legal aid organization that protects the First Amendment rights of news media producers through pro-bono legal representation, amicus curiae support, and educational resources.
Jeff was a full-time communication and media studies professor at Curry College for nearly 10 years, and has held faculty appointments at Brandeis University, the University of Maryland, and American University. He received his B.A. in advertising from the University of Bridgeport, an M.A. in journalism from Boston University, and a Ph.D. in public communication/journalism from the University of Maryland.
Julie Frohlich, Esq.
Senior Staff Attorney
Julie Frohlich draws upon decades of civil trial experience to assist homeless and low-income veterans in a range of civil legal practice areas, including landlord/tenant law, family law, and benefits. Julie spent years as a solo and small-firm practitioner in addition to 17 years practicing at Goulston & Storrs, the last 13 years as a partner, and 2 years at Hale and Dorr. Prior to private practice, Julie clerked for Justice Ruth I. Abrams of the Supreme Judicial Court. She also spent 16 years as a volunteer attorney for the Massachusetts Legal Clinic for the Homeless, at Pine Street Inn, and St. Francis House shelters.
Julie graduated magna cum laude from Boston University School of Law, where she was an editor on the law review, and received a B.A. in political science from The George Washington University. She has held leadership positions in the legal community, including with the Boston Bar Association and GLBTQ Advocates & Defenders, and has frequently lectured and written on litigation issues.
Scott Pitta, Esq.
Scott Pitta is a US Army combat veteran who served in Iraq from late 2003 until early 2005 as a Blackhawk helicopter pilot. After his time in the Army, he worked as a helicopter pilot for various federal government contractors and as an emergency medical helicopter captain.
Scott earned his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School in 2020 as a distinguished graduate of the Trial and Appellate Advocacy program. Scott brings experience representing clients in various probate and family court cases, as well as administrative cases. He holds a Master’s of Aeronautical/Astronautical Science and is an FAA certified airline transport pilot.
Heather Rick draws on her experience and training as an interfaith chaplain to create a welcoming and compassionate environment for the veterans who contact VLS for legal services.
She earned an A.S. in paralegal studies from Mount Wachusett Community College, a B.A. in religion from Smith College, and an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, where she specialized in religion and pop culture in the United States.
Law Student Advocate
Jeong Park is in his second year of law school at New England Law | Boston. Jeong was born and raised in South Korea and immigrated to the United States in 2011. Before attending law school, he was enlisted in the US Army as a medic in the 2nd Infantry Division at Camp Casey (South Korea) and in the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, N.Y. He was honorably discharged from active duty in 2020.
Jeong received his B.A. in Communication Studies from the University of Minnesota. As a law student, he joined Veterans Legal Services to help fellow veterans. Jeong will graduate in May 2023 and plans to commission in the Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps.
Law Student Advocate
Kendall Kapitzke is in her third year of law school at University of Massachusetts School of Law | Dartmouth. Kendall is from Tehachapi, Calif., and received her B.A. in Criminal Justice and her A.S. in Legal Studies from Southern Utah University, where she played four years of Division 1 softball.
After graduating in 2019, Kendall went straight into law school. As a law student, Kendall spent last summer interning for the Hon. Siobhan E. Foley in the New Bedford Juvenile Court. She will graduate in May and plans to work in public interest.
Law Student Advocate
Bruno Ngjeliu is a second-year law student at New England Law | Boston. A native of Toronto, Bruno has worked for a few different law firms that specialize in litigation, family and corporate law. He earned his B.A. in Psychology from York University and a law clerk diploma from Centennial College, both in Toronto.
During his first year at New England Law | Boston, Bruno interned at the WilmerHale Legal Services Center at Harvard Law School and helped low-income clients with tax issues. He is part of the CORI Initiative at New England Law, and has received the Pro Bono Honor Roll award from the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court for his volunteer service.