Staff

Central Administrative Staff List

Bob Gillett Executive Director

Bob is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and has been the Director of MAP since 1983. He is a recognized leader in legal services—he has served as the Chair of the Project Advisory Group’s Funding Criteria Committee (FCC) and NLADA’s Civil Policy Group. He is the inaugural recipient of the Michigan State Bar Foundation’s Access to Justice Award.

Ann Routt Deputy Director

Ann is a graduate of the Ohio State University College of Law. She has appeared as counsel for statewide organizations in over 20 significant poverty law appellate cases. She has been recognized by the State Bar of Michigan as a Champion of Justice. She currently serves as the Co-President of the Legal Services Association of Michigan and is a past President of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan. Prior to becoming Deputy Director, Ann served as a staff attorney and a Managing Attorney for MAP.

Christine Robison Chief Financial Officer

Christine obtained her Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts. She has worked in the private sector in operations, finance, and auditing. Christine began working for MAP in 1996 and became the Financial Manager in 1999.

Alyson Robbins Manager, Outreach and Development

Alyson is a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law (JD), Bank Street College of Education (MSEd), and the University of Michigan (BS). Alyson was a staff attorney in MAP’s Family Law Project from 2005 to 2011, left MAP to serve as the Public Interest Director at the University of Michigan Law School from 2011 to 2016, and returned to MAP as the Manager of Outreach and Development in July 2016.

Amanda Revels Technology Manager and Program Administrator

Amanda has an associate degree in business and an associate degree in computer science. Prior to working at the Michigan Advocacy Program, she worked in the private sector in operations and purchasing. Amanda has been with MAP since 2006.

Emily Brown Financial Manager

Emily graduated from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. She started at MAP in 2013. Prior to that she worked in administration and accounting with a statewide Federal Defender office and a private sector events venue.

Eleanor Avsharian Administrative Assistant

Eleanor is currently working towards her bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan. Eleanor joined MAP in 2010 as a legal assistant in the Ann Arbor office and moved to Central Administration in 2013.

Jon McGrath Financial Administrator

Jon is currently working towards his bachelor's degree in accounting at Eastern Michigan University. Prior to joining MAP in 2017, Jon worked as an accounting assistant in the private sector.