Agency Leadership Team

Kelli Thompson

Kelli Thompson

State Public Defender

Sara Ward-Cassady

Sara Ward-Cassady

Administrative Services Director

Nancy McLean

Nancy McLean

Human Resources Director

Adam Plotkin

Adam Plotkin

Legislative Liaison

Katie York

Katie York

Appellate Division Director

Jon Padgham

Jon Padgham

Deputy State Public Defender

Joe Keuler

Joe Keuler

Chief Information Officer

Willy Medina

Willy Medina

Communications Director

Gina Pruski

Gina Pruski

Training Director

Jennifer Bias

Jennifer Bias

Trial Division Director

Bridget Krause

Bridget Krause

Deputy Trial Director

Kathy Pakes

Kathy Pakes

Assigned Counsel Director

Jaclyn Shelton

Jaclyn Shelton

Legal Counsel