We’re pleased to announce the newest members of our Board of Directors: Matt Bozzelli, Kathryn Lawler, Jonathan Olinger, Andrew Rosenzweig, and Steven E. Wolfe.
“I am so pleased to welcome our new members to the Board of Directors,” said Board President
Adria Perez. “These members represent the future of AVLF and will help shape the organization
for years to come.”
Matt Bozzelli is Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Southern Company Services, Inc.
In this role, he oversees day-to-day legal support of The Southern Company’s central service
enterprise and its various corporate, administrative, and operational teams. Matt also works
closely with other leaders across the Southern system to help support its utility companies. Matt
is a member, and former Chairman, of the Board of Directors of Access to Capital for
Entrepreneurs and he serves as a director of The Georgia Appleseed Center for Law & Justice.
Prior to joining Southern Company, Matt was a corporate attorney at King & Spalding LLP. He
is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Notre Dame Law School.
Kathryn Lawler serves as the CEO of Saint Joseph’s/Mercy Care, a large provider of healthcare
to uninsured and low-income residents of metro Atlanta. Prior to this role, Kathryn was the
Executive Director of ARCHI, the Atlanta Reginal Collaborative for Health Improvement.
ARCHI is a coalition of 100+ organizations and health systems aligned around a 28-year plan for
improving health through the integration of healthcare and social care. Before ARCHI, Kathryn
held a variety of leadership positions advancing systems change in the critical areas of affordable
housing, accessible transportation, comprehensive long-term care and community supports.
Kathryn received her undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and her masters
from Harvard University.
Jonathan Olinger is Senior Vice President and Senior Associate General Counsel at Global
Payments Inc., where he leads teams responsible for the company’s issuer solutions business,
technology counseling, and strategic sourcing negotiations. Prior to joining Global Payments,
Jonathan was a patent litigator for seven years, including most recently at Kilpatrick Townsend
& Stockton LLP. Jonathan began his legal career as a clerk for the Honorable Timothy C.
Batten, Chief Judge of the US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. He received
his undergraduate degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology and his J.D. from Stanford
Andrew Rosenzweig is a Partner at Nelson Mullins. Andrew focuses his litigation practice in the
areas of product liability, pharmaceutical and medical device defense, premises liability, and
commercial litigation and arbitration. Andrew is also a Registered Neutral in Georgia for general
civil mediation and non-binding arbitration. He previously served as President of AVLF’s
Leadership Council and is a long-time AVLF volunteer. Andrew is a graduate of Boston
University and received his J.D. from New York Law School.
Steven E. Wolfe is a Partner at Legare Attwood & Wolfe. He helps individuals overcome
workplace discrimination, harassment, and retaliation as well as negotiating severances and new
employment contracts. Prior to this, he oversaw individual rights cases at other firms. He has
served for three years on the AVLF Annual Campaign Steering Committee where he has helped
raise more than $4 million for general operating support. He, too, is a graduate of Boston
University and received his J.D. from Emory Law School.
Michael Lucas, Executive Director, said, “Each of these new members have worked with AVLF
as volunteers, as community partners, and/or as fundraisers. They bring a wealth of experience to
the board, and I am excited to work with them as we launch a new strategic plan and continue
our important work of serving the Atlanta community.”
Serving Atlanta and Fulton County since 1979, AVLF is the largest provider of free legal
services to two groups – low-income tenants and survivors of intimate partner abuse. Our
mission is to create safe and stable homes and families by inspiring the fight for equal justice.
We believe no one standing up for their rights should have to do it alone. Whatever our clients
are up against, we’re here for them. At AVLF, ‘here’ means many things. It means beside them
in court; at our downtown legal clinics nearly every Saturday of the year; in our two offices in
the Fulton County Courthouse; in our communities’ schools; and in our clients’ homes. For more
information, visit avlf.org.