Jordan Bates-Rogers
Executive Director

Jordan became the Executive Director of the Legal Aid Foundation and the Colorado Lawyer Trust Account Foundation in January of 2024. Prior to joining the Foundation’s staff, he served as the Executive Director of the Arkansas Access to Justice Commission & Foundation. At Arkansas Access to Justice, Jordan promoted limited scope representation and led the rollout of a statewide self-help kiosk network, among other projects. He started his legal career as a legal aid attorney in the Mississippi River Delta, serving low-income Arkansans with housing-related legal needs. Jordan’s educational background includes a degree in Management, summa cum laude, from Arkansas State University and a Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from the University of Alabama.

Jessica Clark-Daugherty
Associate Director

Jessica has over twenty years of experience working in the nonprofit sector and is passionate about improving equity, access, and inclusivity. Before joining the Legal Aid Foundation in February of 2024, she served as the Executive Director of the Denver Urban Debate League for fifteen years where she worked to bring speech and debate education to Denver metro area students furthest from opportunity. She holds an MFA from New York Univeristy’s Tisch School of the Arts, and a BFA from the University of New Mexico.

Mike Lee

Mike originally worked for the Foundation as an Administrative Assistant and returned in 2021 as the Administrator and Bookkeeper. Prior to joining the Foundation he worked as a librarian and earned both a Bachelors in Business Administration and Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of South Carolina.

Maria Rentzios
Administrative Assistant

Maria joined the Foundation in 2021 and holds a BA degree in Political Science from the University of Montana. Most recently, she worked at Macy’s as an Administrative Team Supervisor and the National Stroke Association as a Senior Office Manager. Previously, she worked at Charles Schwab as a broker where she held both her Series 7 and Series 63 FINRA Securities Licenses and CFP Board as a Manager of Continuing Education.

The Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado shares its staff with the Colorado Lawyer Trust Account Foundation (COLTAF).