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
Harris Companies
2nd Vice-President

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

Kari Valley, Esq.
Miso Energy
Secretary

Ali Abdullahi
Community Member

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

Kathy Bartz
Community Member

Judge Timothy Connell (Ret.)

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

Emma Hilliard
Community Member

Sonja Miller
Community Member 

Suyapa Miranda
Community Member

Joshua Murphy, Esq.
Mayo Clinic

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

Brett W. Olander, Esq.
Olander Law Group

Abdi Sabrie
Community Member

Brett Strand, Esq.
3M 

Elizabeth Webster
Community Member

EMERITUS MEMBERS

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

William M. Mahlum, Esq.
Mahlum & Associates

Barbara F.L. Penn, Esq.

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

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