Staff

Carolyn Carter, Esquire:
Carolyn Carter is the Co-Director of Franklin County Legal Services.  Ms. Carter is an attorney with over thirty years experience in providing legal services to low-income families and individuals.  Ms. Carter previously served as the Executive Director of Legal Services, Inc.  She is a nationally recognized expert in Consumer Law.  Ms. Carter works for Franklin County Legal Services in an administrative capacity. 

Jonah Fish-Gertz, Esquire:
Jonah Fish-Gertz is an Attorney with Franklin County Legal Services. Before joining Franklin County Legal Services, Mr. Fish-Gertz clerked for Judge Jeremiah Zook of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas. While attending law school at Temple University Beasley School of Law, Mr. Fish-Gertz was active in the Student Public Interest Network, the Women's Law Caucus, and the Temple Environmental Law Society.  Mr. Fish-Gertz interned for Community Legal Services of Philadelphia, the Clean Air Council, and the Department of Justice (Aviation and Admiralty Division).  Prior to law school, Mr. Fish-Gertz received a B.A. in History and Philosophy & Religion from Elmira College.  His home town used to be called Podunk.  Mr. Fish-Gertz is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar.      

Brittany Henderson, Esquire:
Brittany Henderson is the Supervising Attorney at Franklin County Legal Services.  Prior to joining Franklin County Legal Services, Ms. Henderson worked for a nonprofit organization in West Virginia providing immigration legal services to low-income immigrants and their families and also worked with refugees resettling in the state.  She has also worked for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and for Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez.  Ms. Henderson graduated from the University of Miami School of Law in 2012.  In law school, she participated in the Immigration Clinic and also interned with the Miami Immigration Court.  Prior to law school, Ms. Henderson attended Shepherd University where she majored in Political Science and Spanish.  Ms. Henderson is a member of AILA and is fluent in Spanish. She is licensed in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and New York.  Ms. Henderson is also a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Franklin County Bar Association. 

Gloria Keener:
Gloria Keener is the Executive Director of Franklin County Legal Services. Ms. Keener has been involved in positions of responsibility for over a decade with both Franklin County Legal Services and MidPenn Legal Services. Prior to becoming involved with the legal services community, Ms. Keener worked in a variety of social services positions with agencies serving the low-income and migrant communities.  Ms. Keener received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Eastern Mennonite University where she majored in Elementary Education with minors in Teaching English as a Second Language and Missions.  Ms. Keener is accredited to practice immigration law before the Immigration Courts, Board of Immigration Appeals, and Department of Homeland Security on behalf of Franklin County Legal Services.

Rosita Methner:
Rosita Methner is the Service Facilitator at Franklin County Legal Services.  Ms. Methner attended IPAE Business School and Harrisburg Area Community College.  Ms. Methner served as a volunteer at Franklin County Legal Services prior to joining the staff and is strongly committed to social services.  Ms. Methner brings experience in customer service, accounting, and office administration to her role at Franklin County Legal Services.  Ms. Methner also serves as an interpreter and translator at Franklin County Legal Services.  She is fluent in Spanish and proficient in Portuguese.
 
Katrina Smith:
Katrina Smith is an Immigration Paralegal with Franklin County Legal Services.  Ms. Smith graduated from Messiah College with her BA in English and Spanish; and she completed Wilson College’s TIP Program to obtain her Spanish Teaching Certification.  Ms. Smith is a member of MILPA (Movement for Immigrant Leaders in Pennsylvania) and is actively involved with the local chapter in Chambersburg.  Katrina served with Mennonite Volunteer Services on the border of Texas and Mexico as a volunteer immigration paralegal at ProBAR (Pro bono Asylum Representation Project).  Ms. Smith also serves as an interpreter and translator at Franklin County Legal Services.  She is fluent in Spanish. 
 
Brendan Sullivan, Esquire:
Brendan Sullivan is an Attorney with Franklin County Legal Services.  Prior to joining Franklin County Legal Services, Mr. Sullivan worked in private practice.  Mr. Sullivan is a 2015 graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law with a concentration in Public Service.  In law school, Mr. Sullivan participated in the Immigrants Rights Clinic and received recognition for public service.  Mr. Sullivan graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park.  He is a member of the Pennsylvania and Maryland bars.  Mr. Sullivan is also a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He is a member of the Franklin County Bar Association.
 
Shane Young, Esquire:
Shane Young is an Attorney with Franklin County Legal Services. Before joining Franklin County Legal Services, Mr. Young worked in the field of International Law and Global Compliance.  Mr. Young has worked with Refugees, Immigrants, and Genocide Victims in New York City, and Mr. Young also participated in the Immigration Legal Clinic at West Virginia University College of Law.  Mr. Young graduated from the WVU College of Law in May of 2018 with a concentration in International Law.  Mr. Young received recognition for his Public Service and Pro Bono work and was the recipient of the Scholarship, Character, and Activism Award.  Additionally, Mr. Young has also received recognition from the State of West Virginia and the City of Pittsburgh for his work with the immigrant community.  Before Law School, Mr. Young attended Wheeling Jesuit University where he majored in International Studies.  Mr. Young is a member of the D.C. Bar and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.