Charlisa Powell


Since August 2023, Charlisa has served as the Lead Attorney of the Veterans Law Project, a statewide project providing assistance to veterans who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of experiencing homelessness. Prior to her current role, she served as a Public Benefits attorney in the Greensboro office, where she primarily represented children and adults in SSA disability matters and veterans in VA disability matters. She also led the Greensboro Medical-Legal Partnership. Before joining LANC, Charlisa’s 20 + year legal career, includes working as an Attorney-Advisor at the US Department of Veterans Affairs-Board of Veterans appeals, a SSA disability attorney at private law firm in Charlotte, and a Staff Attorney at The Children’s Law Center of Central NC in Winston-Salem, NC.

In her free time, Charlisa enjoys reading, going to plays and concerts, chauffeuring her children around, and volunteering, including as a Judge with Forsyth County’s Teen Court. She also sits on the Board of Directors at City with Dwellings, an organization working to end homelessness in Winston-Salem, where she also serves as Board Secretary.