WCLC Family


We're looking for an Assistant Director,  Lead Attorney,  Staff Attorney,  Youth Justice Coalition Coordinator, and Administrative staff to aid in the implementation of the Wyoming Children's Law Center.

Image of the Executive Director, Donna Sheen

Donna Sheen, JD, MPA, CWLS – Director/Attorney

Donna founded the Wyoming Children’s Law Center in 2009.  She is a 2001 Graduate of the University of Wyoming College of Law. She is a Child Welfare Law Specialist.  Donna has been admitted to Federal and State court.  She has been an advocate for children’s legal rights for many years. She is a parent of a child with special needs and also completed a graduate assistant-ship with W.I.N.D. (Wyoming Institute for Disabilities).

Staff Attorney Gabriella Sala

Gabriella Sala, JD - Staff Attorney

Gabriella is our free service attorney.  She has over 10 years of experience working in schools and recently graduated from the University of Wyoming College of Law. She has a keen interest in disability law and is an excellent legal researcher.

 - Staff Attorney

Sonja Bartrop - Administrative & Program Manager

Sonja is a Laramie native and joined the team in March of 2015.  She has extensive prior work experience in various service sectors and bookkeeping.  She is a 2014 graduate of the CLIMB Wyoming Program. Sonja is a very bright, dedicated and hard-working addition to our team and has life experiences that have proven to be a great asset to the Center.  Her background is well suited to working with the youth & family populations we serve as she experienced many challenges in her own youth and has overcome many obstacles.

 – Administrative Staff

 - Coalition Coordinator

College Students: 

Spring 2023: Molly, Law Extern

We are thrilled to have extremely talented University of Wyoming students join us for the 2023 spring semester. We love having students in our office to teach and provide an alternative way of learning.  It shows them what they can really do with the interests that they are passionate about.

Board Members:

Board Chair:  Joe Evans

Wyoming County Commissioners Association (Ret.)

Board Secretary: Eleanor Downey

Associate Professor of Social Work at UW (Ret.)

Treasurer: Mary Doherty

President at Wyoming Capital Access fka WIDC Frontier CDC 

Board Member: Michelle Heinen

Executive Director - Uplift

Board Member: The Honorable Tom Harrington

District Court Judge (Ret.)

Board Member: Tiffany Crabtree

Customer Service Supervisor

Board Member:  Amy Reyes

       Wyoming Department of Education