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 2018-2019

President: Catherine F. Schott Murray
President Elect: Christopher M. McCarthy
Vice President: Angela M. Griffith
Treasurer: Scott N. Alperin
Secretary: Cary Z. Cucinelli
Past President: Joley L. Steffens

Board of Directors

Directors serving second year of term which will end June 30, 2019

Ron Feinman
Ross Hart
James McConville


Directors serving two year term beginning July 1, 2018

Paul W. Barnett
Stephen D.  Burns 
Samantha S. Fredieu
Valerie B. Geiger
Vera L. Golenzer
John L. Laster
Rhona Levine
Jennifer L. Moccia
Stephen E. Taylor