Budget and Audit Committee Co-Chair
Dean became interested in LAJC’s advocacy soon after moving to Charlottesville in 2008 and he joined LAJC’s Charlottesville Advisory Council in 2015 and the Board of Directors in March 2018. He has been involved with numerous LAJC campaigns and events including organizing Justice for Ale, co-chairing a work group for the 2020-2025 strategic plan, and serving as the Audit and Budget Committee chairperson. He spent several years in private practice representing clients in trial and appellate litigation, worked at UVA in the School of Medicine and UVA Physicians Group, and is currently the Head of Legal and Compliance for Eleanor Health, a multi-state substance use and mental health care provider. Dean has also held leadership positions in the Virginia State Bar, Central Virginia Legal Aid Society, the Charlottesville Albemarle Bar Association, and the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and also served as a steering committee member on the Charlottesville-Albemarle Dialogue on Race. He and his wife have two rambunctious boys who call LAJC “the pie store” because they tagged along one day and enjoyed some pie while Dean signed thank you notes to donors.