Steven Boutcher
Executive Officer

Steve Boutcher joined LSA as Executive Officer on July 1, 2018. Before coming to LSA, Steve was a Research Fellow at the Center for the Study of the Legal Profession at Georgetown Law Center, an assistant professor of sociology and public policy at UMass, and most recently, the Executive Director of the Center for Employment Equity at UMass. Steve received his PhD in Sociology from the University of California, Irvine in 2010. Steve’s scholarship focuses on the relationship between law, organizations, and social change, particularly focusing on law and social movements and the legal profession. He is currently co-PI on a multi-year project investigating sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination in the workplace. For more information about Steve please visit:

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Madeleine Neill Madeleine Neill
Associate Director of Membership and Engagement

Madeleine Neill joins LSA as Associate Director of Communications and Membership Engagement. Madeleine Neill graduated from Eckerd College in 2014 with her BA in Latin American Studies and Spanish. She recently received a Master’s of Public Policy and Administration from UMass Amherst, with a focus on reproductive health and family policy. She is excited to engage with members and foster law and society scholarship!

Melissa KingMelissa King
Associate Director of Operations

Melissa joins LSA as Associate Director of Operations. Before LSA, Melissa managed a long-standing, local ice cream manufacturing and distribution company, which included organizing events and overseeing daily operations. She previously held roles in the arts managing performances and educational programs. She holds an MM in music theory and cognition from Northwestern University. She regularly volunteers at local food pantries and a local composting program that provides jobs with the goal of preventing recidivism. She is thrilled at the opportunity to work at LSA and facilitate law and society scholarship.


James Hokonya James Hokonya
Financial and Administrative Assistant

James joins LSA as a part-time Financial and Administrative Officer. James holds a Diploma in Purchasing and Supply Management from Bulawayo Polytechnic, Zimbabwe and Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from Greenfield Community College, Massachusetts. He is pursuing his Bachelor of Business Administration degree at Isenberg School of Business. James comes from a background of accounting, administrative and procurement work at the Laboratory of Medical Zoology at UMass Amherst, and several companies in Zimbabwe. His non-profit experience spans four years working for CESVI and then UNICEF in Zimbabwe where he executed program funds disbursements, liquidations and reconciliations among other tasks.