Pro Bono Council

The Pro Bono Council (PBC) engages young professionals in serving Sanctuary’s clients and ending gender violence. PBC members provide pro bono legal representation in connection with Sanctuary’s Legal Center, and plan children’s events, special service projects and in-kind drives. The PBC also hosts Sanctuary’s annual Above & Beyond Pro Bono Achievement Awards and Benefit.

For more information or to join the PBC, email

PBC Co-Chairs
Victoria Abraham
Sharon Barbour

2021 Above & Beyond Event Co-Chairs
Justin Cohen
Jennifer Garrett
Irina Sivachenko

Fundraising Chair
Caroline Irving

Membership Co-Chairs
Katherine Kettle Di Prisco
Maria Naimark
Irina Sivachenko

Amy Abramson
Elizabeth Buckel
Aretha Chakraborti
Anna Connolly
Kimberly DeAngelo
Tushna Gamadia
Carolin Guentert
Melissa D. James
Silvia E. Marroquin
Colleen O’Brien
Geneva Philips
Todd Schmid
Caroline Schulte
Divya Taneja
Nicole Vescova
Benjamin Zhu