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 12,000 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.
Senior 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 returned to KASB as its Policy Specialist/Attorney, and, since 2018, she has served in KASB’s Senior Attorney position. In her spare time, she enjoys supporting her husband, Rod, in his high school coaching endeavors and herding their three children.
Ashley Rohleder is from Gorham, KS. Since graduating from Russell High School, she earned her bachelor’s degree from Pittsburg State University, Master of Liberal Arts from Baker University and Juris Doctor from Washburn University School of Law. Prior to joining KASB Legal Services as a staff attorney, she was in private practice in Topeka, practicing primarily in children and family law. Outside of KASB, she is active in the Women Attorneys Association of Topeka, Sam A. Crow Inn of Court, and the Topeka Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.
Luke Sobba grew up in Ellinwood, Kansas, where his parents were public school teachers. He graduated from Kansas State University and was a high school teacher and coach in Jetmore for eight years before attending and graduating from Washburn University Law School. Luke was in private practice for fourteen years before joining KASB in 2016 and served a term as president of Topeka Lawyers’ Club. He is an avid reader, writer and acoustic guitar player.
Sam Blasi grew up in Topeka and received his MBA and law degrees from Washburn University in 2015. Prior to joining KASB, Sam worked in the Kansas Attorney General’s Office in the Open Government Enforcement Unit of the Civil Litigation on Division handling complaints of and investigations into violations of the Kansas Open Government Laws. He is an avid Kansas Jayhawks and Kansas City Chiefs fan.
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.