HLAS is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that is managed by an all-volunteer staff. This means 100% of the donations and membership fees we receive can be used to support our education, advocacy and support mission.

We are grateful to our Board of Trustees for their leadership and welcome any interested member to attend one of our quarterly Board Meetings to have their voice heard.
  • Our Board meetings are held quarterly.
  • Scheduled 2023 Board Meetings: January 24; April 25; July 25; November 28 from 2:00PM – 4:00 PM. Meeting dates subject to change.
  • Currently the 2023 Board meetings are held virtually using Google Meet with captions


Valerie Stafford-Mallis President
Chris Goodier Vice President
Maria Anderson Secretary
John Wagner Treasurer
JoAnne DeVries
Lisa Talcott
Alison Gerardi