ACBA Staff

On this page you’ll find contact information for ACBA staff members, organized by department.

ACBA Staff: Administration, Membership and Lawyer Referral Service

Tiela Chalmers

Chief Executive Officer and General Counsel

(510) 302-2208

Hadassah Hayashi

Deputy Director

(510) 302-2200

Cailin Dahlin

Tech Support, Education & Events Coordinator

(510) 302-2217

Salma Taleb

Membership Coordinator

(510) 302-2201

Julia Hall

MCLE Coordinator

(510) 302-2221

Valerie Brown Lescroart

Communications Director

(510) 302-2215

Stephanie Chamberlain

Development Associate and Special Events Manager

(510) 302-2209

Amber Sutter


(510) 302-2207

Rachel Shigekane

Lawyer Referral Service Director

(510) 302-2210

Shree Benjamin

LRS Referral Coordinator

(510) 302-2206

HongYu Minh

LRS Referral Coordinator - Mandarin

Zeba Shariff


(510) 302-2213

ACBA Staff: Legal Access Alameda

Christina Wiellette

Legal Access Alameda Director

(510) 302-2216

Cynthia Chandler

BALI Director

Christine Knowles

Court Programs Managing Attorney

(510) 406-3108

Beth Litwin

Family Law Day of Court (FLDOC) Supervising Attorney

(510) 302-2222

Pam Hinchliffe

Disaster Legal Services Attorney

(510) 302-2225

Alexa Montalvo

Disaster Legal Services Coordinator

Vanessa Smith

Shriver Family Law Attorney

Mariana Acevedo Nuevo Nuevo

Shriver LL Attorney

Amarilis Medrano

Volunteer and Clinics Coordinator

(510) 302-2219

Janet Synder

Disaster Outreach and Planning Coordinator

ACBA Staff: Criminal Court Appointed Attorneys Program (CAAP)

Andrea Zambrana

CAAP Director

(510) 302-2202

Maria Anderson

CAAP Conflict Referral Coordinator

(510) 302-2205

Sarah Brooks

CAAP Administrator

(510) 302-2204

April Sterrett

CAAP Billing Specialist

CAAP Billing Specialist