Our Staff

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Donna Jones

Executive Director
Donna Jones's career in the business and financial services field includes work as Controller, CFO, and Executive Director, now adding SLOLAF to the list of organizations of which she's been at the helm. Prior to joining SLOLAF as its Executive Director, Donna spent countless hours supporting each of SLOLAF's fundraiser events, helping to ensure the financial success of the event and securing SLOLAF's Annual Fundraiser's place in a very short list of "must attend" events in San Luis Obispo County. As a CPA, she has worked for manufacturing, service and nonprofit organizations, along with being an active volunteer with several non-profits in our county. In addition to her extensive business, management, and human resources experience, Donna brings a passion for SLOLAF's mission and the clients we serve. A graduate of Cal Poly, Donna has lived in San Luis Obispo County for over 30 years. In her spare time she sings in a trio and a local women's ensemble, and loves to capture the beauty of our county with her camera.
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Stephanie Barclay

Legal Director
Stephanie Barclay graduated from Santa Clara University School of Law in 1996 and practiced civil litigation at several bay area law firms, eventually becoming a Deputy Attorney General at the California Attorney General’s Office in the False Claims Section before returning to her hometown of San Luis Obispo in 2003. Stephanie worked as an Associate Attorney at the San Luis Obispo law firm Ogden & Fricks LLP practicing business and real estate law when she was invited to join the SLO Legal Alternatives Board of Directors in 2011. In 2013, the Board of Directors hired Stephanie as the Project Director of Senior Legal Services Project, and in 2014 promoted her to Executive Director of the organization. Stephanie increased the ability of SLOLAF to assist the most underserved in the county and fostered strategic partnerships with other service providers. As a result of this growth, at the end of 2018 SLOLAF was able to hire a full-time Executive Director and appointed Stephanie full-time Legal Director to enable her to focus on providing legal services.
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Sadie Weller

Staff Attorney
Sadie Weller grew up in San Luis Obispo and graduated from SLO High in 2009. She received a bachelor’s degree in metabolic biology from UC Berkeley in 2012 and a law degree from UC Davis School of Law in 2017. After law school, she worked as a graduate law clerk for one year at the Contra Costa County Public Defender’s Office in Martinez, California. She then worked as an eviction defense attorney at Legal Assistance to the Elderly in San Francisco, helping seniors and adults with disabilities remain in their homes. Looking to return to SLO and contribute to her home community, Sadie joined the staff of SLOLAF in January 2020. Sadie enjoys hiking, re-discovering the Central Coast, rooting for the Lakers, and spending time with her family.
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Annette Lares

Office Administrator
Annette began her position with SLO Legal Assistance Foundation in 2019. Annette grew up on the Central Coast and moved to Visalia, California in 2014, where she began her career in the legal field. Initially taking a job with a law office specializing in family law, her passion for the law grew. Shortly thereafter, she accepted a position with Tulare County Counsel with a focus on juvenile and probate law. Within her position she served the county's most vulnerable individuals, children and the elderly. In 2019, Annette moved back to her hometown to be closer to family and continue her career in the legal field. Annette enjoys training in jiu-jitsu and muay thai, hiking, and being close to those she loves. At this time, Annette is focused on her career in helping the needs of others and spending time with her family.