Deputy Director of Operations and Human Resources

Cheryl-Lyn Bentley Deputy Director of Operations and Human Resources Cheryl-Lyn Bentley is the Deputy Director of Operations and Human Resources of Community Legal Services of Philadelphia, the largest public interest law firm in Pennsylvania. Ms. Bentley is an experienced employment and civil rights attorney who brings a depth of experience and expertise in non-profit, government and…

Director of Law and Technology

Nate Vogel Director of Law and Technology Nate Vogel is Director of Law and Technology at Community Legal Services (CLS) in Philadelphia. His work focuses on integrating data and technology into CLS’ legal and policy advocacy. Before joining CLS, Nate served as a law clerk for the Honorable Judge Gerald Austin McHugh of the Federal…

Director of Supervision and Professional Development

Jenna Collins is the Director of Supervision and Professional Development at Community Legal Services. Previously Ms. Collins was a supervising attorney in Community Legal Services’ housing unit. Before joining the housing unit, she was a member of the energy unit working on Pennsylvania utility policy and providing direct representation on utitlity issues.  Prior to returning…

Managing Attorney for NPLC and Intake

Dawn is a native of Brooklyn, New York.  She began her career at Philadelphia Legal Assistance where she was a Staff Attorney in the PLA Consumer Unit.  Specializing in consumer bankruptcy ( both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13),  mortgage foreclosure defense and anti- predatory mortgage lending, Dawn became the Supervising Attorney for the then Don’t…

Chief Financial Officer

Libardo Clavijo Chief Financial Officer Libardo (Li) Clavijo is the Chief Financial Officer of Community Legal Services.  Li brings a rich non-profit background with over 16 years of experience and a track record of accomplishments in finance and administration, accustomed to cross-functional leadership roles to strengthening organizational value. Prior to joining CLS, Li was Chief…

Deputy Director of Legal Practice

Katherine J. Gomez Deputy Director of Legal Practice Professional Experience Katherine J. Gomez is the Deputy Director of Legal Practice for Community Legal Services Inc. (CLS).  The Deputy Director of Legal Practice works as a member of a team of legal managers, ensuring CLS’ legal work is of the highest quality. In that role, she…

Managing Attorney - SSI Unit and Medical-Legal Partnership

Kristen DamaManaging Attorney – SSI Unit and Medical Legal Partnership Kristen Dama is the Managing Attorney of SSI and Medical-Legal Partnership.  In that role, she oversees CLS’s work connecting individuals with serious disabilities to Social Security income supports.  She also oversees the SSI Unit’s work fighting for local, state, and federal policies that stabilize and…

Managing Attorney - Housing Unit

Rachel GarlandManaging Attorney Professional Experience Rachel Garland began her career at Community Legal Services as an Equal Justice Works fellow in 2008. She is currently serving as the Managing Attorney of the Housing Unit.  Ms. Garland represents subsidized housing tenants facing a wide variety of housing issues including eviction, repairs, termination of subsidy, criminal barriers…

Managing Attorney for Housing Policy

Rasheedah PhillipsManaging Attorney for Housing Policy Professional Experience Rasheedah Phillips is currently serving as Managing Attorney for Housing Policy in the Housing Unit. Ms. Phillips is an expert in subsidized housing law and has successfully advocated for changes in housing policy affecting the entire City of Philadelphia and beyond.  Ms. Phillips first came to CLS…

Managing Attorney - Homeownership and Consumer Rights Unit

Michael FroehlichManaging Attorney Michael Froehlich joined CLS in 2006.  Since 2013, he has served as the Managing Attorney of Community Legal Service’s Homeownership and Consumer Rights Unit.  He leads CLS’s work on behalf of homeowners and victims of predatory consumer scams.  He represents clients in court and advocates before regulatory agencies, Philadelphia City Council, and…