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 two trios and loves to capture the beauty of our county and beyond with her camera.
Legal Director, Civil Law Services
Kevin Green graduated from Loyola Law School in 2003. Kevin has worked as in-house counsel for an oil company and a general civil engineering firm but has spent most of his career practicing in civil litigation. Kevin joined SLOLAF two years ago as a staff attorney out of a desire to assist the most underserved individuals in the county, and has been promoted to Legal Director of Civil Law services as of April 10, 2023. Kevin enjoys snowboarding, traveling, and spending time with his family.
Staff Attorney, Civil Law Services
Christy Ferioli graduated from Stanford Law School in 2012. She has spent most of her career as a legal aid attorney, providing pro bono legal representation to those in need. During her first four years of practice, she provided holistic civil legal services to low-income veterans and transition-age foster youth in Los Angeles. She assisted her clients with a broad range of legal issues, including public benefits, special education, citation defense, and consumer matters. Subsequently, Christy clerked for a federal district court judge in the Middle District of Florida, after which she spent three years providing representation in family law proceedings to survivors of domestic violence in Tampa. Christy recently relocated to San Luis Obispo County, and she loves her new home. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, biking, and wine tasting in the beautiful Central Coast.<br />
Supervising Legal Assistant, Civil Law Services
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.
Bilingual Outreach Coordinator
Francisco grew up in Paso Robles, graduated from Paso Robles High School and has been an active member of the Paso Robles community. He is on the board of directors of Latino Outreach Council and is a founding board member of the Hispanic Business Association. “It is my passion to serve my community and help others, which is why I have always done so much volunteer work. I am honored to be given this opportunity to be of service,” Francisco says. Francisco was a lead tenant spokesperson in the lawsuit that SLOLAF filed against Grand View Apartments on behalf of hundreds of tenants in 2019. He joins SLOLAF as our Community Housing Advocate, working in the community to increase awareness of tenants’ rights, legal access, and available resources among the Black and Indigenous People of Color in San Luis Obispo County, specifically focusing on rural underserved communities.
Dinora Escalera Delgado
Bilingual Intake & Referral Coordinator, Civil Law Services
Dinora was born and raised in San Luis Obispo and graduated from Pacific Beach High School in 2015. As the child of undocumented immigrants, she also experienced homelessness and foster care at a young age. These challenges have inspired Dinora to advocate for and serve her community. In addition to working for SLOLAF, Dinora serves on the board of directors of Firstfruits Farm SLO, a nonprofit farm providing farm fresh produce to people experiencing food insecurity in San Luis Obispo County. She currently attends Cuesta College and is pursuing a global studies degree. In her free time, Dinora loves expanding her understanding of the world through travel, reading, and embroidery.
Finance & Administration Assistant
Gina Jenkins joined SLOLAF’s Finance and Administration Department in August 2022. Coming to SLOLAF is full circle for her, as she graduated San Francisco Law School in 1999, but has spent her career primarily in finance and accounting. After spending the last 12 years getting married, having more babies, supporting her husband’s construction business, and becoming a fitness instructor, she is thrilled to now bring her gifts and talents to SLOLAF. Gina has supported many different businesses with her accounting skills, both public and private, and her heart is to serve her community. SLOLAF is a great fit! She is currently enrolled in a Doctor of Divinity program and teaches barre and yoga classes in her spare time.
Legal Assistant, Civil Law Services
Monique was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, then moved to San Luis Obispo County in 2015. Prior to moving, Monique studied to be paralegal, but did not pursue working in the legal field until 2019, when she worked at the SLO District Attorney’s Office as a legal clerk. Monique then had the opportunity to work as a legal assistant for a local criminal defense attorney, which further sparked her passion in working with underserved populations. SLOLAF’s opening for a legal assistant felt like it was meant to be for Monique. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.