The Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (VAELA) is a non-profit professional association of attorneys which educates its members and others regarding needs and solutions for the elderly, their families, and their caregivers, and advocates for beneficial care and laws for these persons.


Officers and Directors for 2019-2020

President: Christopher M. McCarthy
President Elect: Angela M. Griffith
Vice President: Vera L. Golenzer
Treasurer: Scott N. Alperin
Secretary: Samantha S. Fredieu
Past President: Catherine F. Schott Murray

Board of Directors

Directors serving second year of term which will end June 30, 2020

Paul W. Barnett
Stephen D.  Burns
Valerie B. Geiger
John L. Laster
Rhona Levine
Jennifer L. Moccia
Stephen E. Taylor


Directors serving two year term ending June 30, 2021

Harold H. (Bart) Barton, Jr.
Katherine S. Charapich
Ross C. Hart
Melanie M. Lee
Gretchyn G. Meinken
Natalie T. Page
Edward (Ed) Zetlin