VLN Staff

VLN Directors

Sue Pontinen

Executive Director
EMAIL:  sue@vlnmn.org
PHONE:  612-752-6671
FAX:  612-752-6656

Delaney Russell

Deputy Director
EMAIL:  martha@vlnmn.org
PHONE:  612-752-6676
FAX: 612-752-6656

Tom Walsh

Deputy Director
EMAIL: tom@vlnmn.org
PHONE: 612-752-6675
FAX: 612-752-6656


VLN Staff

Colleen Beebe

Spanish Legal Services Manager
EMAIL: colleen@vlnmn.org
PHONE:  612-752-6670
FAX:  612-752-6656

Emily Tanner

Case Coordinator (Civil)
EMAIL: emily@vlnmn.org
PHONE:  612-752-6674
FAX:  612-752-6656

Laura Busian

Resource Attorney (Housing)
EMAIL: laura@vlnmn.org
PHONE: 612-752-6647
FAX: 612-752-6656


Yaima Couso

Resource Attorney (Criminal Expungement)
EMAIL: yaima@vlnmn.org
PHONE:  612-752-6634
FAX:  612-752-6656

Kara Rieke

Resource Attorney (Family)
EMAIL: kara@vlnmn.org
PHONE:  612-752-6649
FAX:  612-752-6656

Barb Cruz

Case Coordinator (Immigrant Legal Services Program)
EMAIL: barb@vlnmn.org
PHONE:  612-752-6605
FAX:  612-752-6656

Glen Drew

Resource Attorney (Civil, Clinics and Letters to Creditors)
EMAIL:  glen@vlnmn.org
PHONE:  612-752-6659
FAX: 612-752-6656

Heidi Huber

Case Coordinator (Employment) Data Manager, & Volunteer Liaison
EMAIL:  heidi@vlnmn.org
PHONE:  612-752-6658
FAX:  612-752-6656

Nancy Johnson

Administrative Director 
EMAIL:  nancyej@vlnmn.org
PHONE:  612-752-6644
FAX:  612-752-6656


Molly Willms

Receptionist/Office Assistant
EMAIL:  molly@vlnmn.org
PHONE:  612-752-6665
FAX:  612-238-2965


Luce Guillen-Givins

Intake Specialist 
EMAIL:  luce@vlnmn.org
PHONE:  612-752-6667

Chris Kramer

Judge Nancy C. Dreher Bankruptcy Fellow
EMAIL: chris@vlnmn.org
PHONE:  612-752-6645
FAX:  612-752-6656

Maren Schieffer

Case Coordinator (Housing, Criminal Expungement)
EMAIL: maren@vlnmn.org
PHONE:  612-752-6635
FAX:  612-752-6656

Greg Rachwal

Case Coordinator (Family, Bankruptcy)
EMAIL:  greg@vlnmn.org
PHONE:  612-752-6673
FAX:  612-752-6656

Claire Comstock-Gay

Intake Coordinator
EMAIL:  claire@vlnmn.org
PHONE:  612-752-6657
FAX:  612-752-6656

Julie Thelen

Development Coordinator
EMAIL: julie@vlnmn.org
PHONE:  612-752-6648
FAX:  612-752-6656 

CFPB Financial Coach

Don Fulton AFC®¹, CRC®²

PHONE:  612-752-6687

¹Accredited Financial Counselor®
²Certified Retirement Counselor®