Assistant Executive Director/Legal Services
KASB General Counsel
Donna coordinates the KASB Legal Department and assists with providing legal services, seminars, legal publications and other educational services to school board members, community college trustees, and educational service center members throughout Kansas. The KASB Legal Department handles over 10,000 calls from school board members and school administrators yearly. Donna began her career as a 7th grade English and Social Studies teacher and graduated from Washburn School of Law. She was in private practice in Hutchinson, Kansas while serving in the Kansas House of Representatives. She was also head of Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services for four years under Governor Joan Finney.
Staff Attorney/ Policy Specialist
Angie was raised on a farm outside Monument, Kansas and is a graduate of Oakley High School. She received her bachelor of science degrees in psychology and political science from Kansas State University and her law degree from the University of Kansas. Angie started her legal career at KASB as a Staff Attorney prior to working for the Kansas Department of Agriculture as a Staff Attorney, Special Assistant Attorney General for Agriculture, Special Deputy Animal Health Commissioner, and Legislative Liaison. In 2012, Angie was given the opportunity to return to KASB as its Policy Specialist/Attorney, and she has served in that role ever since. She lives in Basehor, Kansas, with her husband, Rod, and their three children.
Lynette holds a bachelor of arts degree from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, and masters of education in adaptive special education from Washburn University, Topeka, where she also earned her juris doctorate degree. She began her law career as a research attorney for the Kansas Court of Appeals, and later for the Kansas Supreme Court. She also served as a motions attorney for the state’s appellate court. Prior to joining KASB, Lynette taught in Topeka USD 501 and served as adjunct professor in Washburn University’s School of Education.
Luke Sobba is a graduate of Kansas State University and Washburn University Law School. He taught and coached in Kansas public schools and was in private practice for fourteen years before joining KASB in 2016.
Legal Assistant/ Paralegal
Leslie Garner joined the KASB Legal Department as a Legal Assistant Paralegal on February 18, 2015. She has worked in the legal field for 36 years. Before joining KASB she worked 17 years as a Public Service Administrator I in the Legal Section for the Kansas Department of Agriculture. Prior to that she was the Great Bend Municipal Court Clerk in Great Bend, Kansas for 16 years.
Sarah J. Loquist graduated magna cum laude from Pittsburg State University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree. She received her legal education at Washburn University School of Law and graduated magna cum laude in 1997. While in law school, she was a member of the “Washburn Law Journal” and served as its business editor. Following graduation from law school, Sarah served two years as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Dale E. Saffels in U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. She then joined Hinkle Elkouri Law Firm LLC where she worked as an attorney for nearly eight years, practicing primarily in the areas of education law, employment law and civil litigation. In 2007, Sarah joined Wichita USD 259 as assistant general counsel. Following a year in private practice, Sarah joined the KASB legal services in 2012 as a staff attorney. She is a past president of the Kansas Women Attorneys Association and a past president of the Kansas School Attorneys Association. Sarah is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals – Tenth Circuit and the state and federal courts of Kansas and Missouri.