District 28                                                           


Phone: 828-259-3443
Email: GAL.District28@nccourts.org
Primary Address: 43 College Place, Suite 204, Asheville, NC 28801 (see map)
Counties Covered: Buncombe

Your GAL Support Team, District 28, Buncombe County:

District Administrator:


Coby Wellshear 828-259-6604 coby.c.wellshear@nccourts.org

GAL Supervisors:
Jenna Jackson 828-259-6600 jenna.l.jackson@nccourts.org


Sarah Vial 828-259-6608 sarah.j.vial@nccourts.org


Sarah Young 828-259-6605 sarah.e.young@nccourts.org


Program Specialist:
Dianna Ryel-Lindsey 828-259-6603 dianna.ryel-lindsey@nccourts.org

Upcoming Trainings & Events

2019 GAL Continuing Education:

GAL Continuing Education events are held 12-1:30 pm on the third Monday of the month at the Unitarian Universalist Church located at 1 Edwin Place in Asheville. Continuing Education is offered to all GALs to increase their knowledge and skills on topics applicable to their case work. We hope to see you there!



Mon 10/21 12pm – GAL Practice Refresher

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June 2019 Newsletter

March 2019 Newsletter



I’m a GAL because a critical need in our community is not being satisfied. Hundreds of neglected and abused babies and children have no one to speak for them, nobody to focus on their needs. I can do that. I can fill that need. Each hour I spend working to improve a young person’s life, gives purpose to my life.”

–John Russo, District 28 GAL




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