Katya Riasanovsky

Katya Riasanovsky Photo 3 (Square)Director of Pro Bono Services

Riasanovsky earned her B.A. in political science from Wellesley in 1980, graduating as a Durant scholar with honors and Phi Beta Kappa. She received her M.B.A. from Pennsylvania State University in 1985, working as a legal assistant at a Philadelphia law firm before graduate school. She was part of the management team at Springs Global and held positions in forecasting, marketing, product and customer service management, public relations, and strategic and project planning there from 1985 to 2007. Riasanovsky joined LSSP in March 2010.

The Access to Justice Pro Bono Partners Program is a joint program with Legal Aid of North Carolina-Charlotte and LSSP. Riasanovsky’s responsibilities include managing the pro bono programs for both agencies, involving recruiting, training and coordinating local private attorneys to represent clients on a pro bono basis.

Riasanovsky found fulfillment in her work with nonprofits after leaving the private sector several years ago.  She considers her career a privilege as she works with two organizations with an extensive, shared history and passion and expertise in serving the civil legal needs of low-income members of the Charlotte community. Riasanovsky works on statewide pro bono initiatives, including her active participation on the NCBA Pro Bono Activities Committee and her work with the Equal Access to Justice Commission Pro Bono Committee. Outside the office, she serves as the president of the board of the Wellesley Club of Greater Charlotte.