Board of Directors

Board members may be contacted through the Michigan Advocacy Program.

Delphia Simpson

President

Ms. Simpson was appointed by the Washtenaw County Bar Association. Ms. Simpson is the Washtenaw County Public Defender, after having served as the Managing Attorney there for many years. She was formerly the primary family law specialist with the Michigan Poverty Law Program and also was a Racial Justice Attorney with the ACLU. Ms. Simpson is a past-president of the Washtenaw County Bar Association a Board Member of the Fair Housing Center of Southeast and Central Michigan, and a Board Member of the Ann Arbor NAACP.

Tom Daniels

Vice President

Mr. Daniels was appointed by the Washtenaw County Bar Association. Mr. Daniels is a principal/owner of Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C. Mr. Daniels is a long-term member of the Friends of Legal Aid steering committee. In 2012, he was awarded the first Washtenaw County Bar Association Pro Bono/Public Service Award. Mr. Daniels also is the Board Chair at Interfaith Hospitality Network and is very active in volunteering at the Delonis Center and Habitat for Humanity.

Melanie Wandji

Secretary

Ms. Wandji was appointed by the Clinton County Bar Association. She has a solo practice in St. Johns, with over 22 years’ experience in  juvenile law, immigration law, general family law and federal appellate law.  She joined the Executive Committee of the MAP Board of Directors in 2016.

Rob Mossel

Treasurer

Mr. Mossel is an attorney in the Ford Motor Company General Counsel office. At Ford, he has been active in pro bono work for many years, including acting as Ford's pro bono coordinator for several years. In 2013, Rob was awarded the State Bar of Michigan John W. Cummiskey Award for his pro bono work.

Kent Bieberich

Board Member

Mr. Bieberich was appointed by the Calhoun County Bar Association. Mr Bieberich is a partner at Steffel & Steffel in Battle Creek. Mr. Bieberich focuses his practice on civil and commercial litigation. Mr. Bieberich is active in bar association activities, including Past President of the Calhoun County Bar Association and past State Bar Representative Assembly member. Mr. Bieberich has participated on LSSCM’s pro bono panel for several years.

Charles Borgsdorf

Board Member

Mr. Borgsdorf was appointed by the Washtenaw County Bar Association. Mr. Borgsdorf is a partner with Hooper, Hathaway, Price, Beuche & Wallace, P.C. In 1987, he was one of the founders of Friends of Legal Aid –an informal organization that has raised over $1 million for LSSCM. Mr. Borgsdorf continues to serve on the FOLA steering committee.

Brad Brelinski

Board Member

Mr. Brelinski was appointed by the Jackson County Bar Association. He is a partner in Curtis, Curtis, and Brelinski, a 100-year-old Jackson firm and a past president of the Jackson County Bar Association. He has been involved in providing legal services to the poor since serving as a board member of the Free Legal Aid Clinic when he was in law school.

Lorena Dosti

Board Member

Ms. Dosti is a former client and was appointed by SafeHouse Center in Washtenaw County. She is fluent in four languages and still serves as an on-call interpreter while pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in international business at EMU.

Jacquelyn A. Dupler

Board Member

Jackie is an attorney in the family law division of Sinas Dramis law firm in Lansing. Before joining the firm, Jackie clerked for a judge in the Ingham County Circuit Court Family Law Division. Jackie is a double graduate of Michigan State University (B.A. and J.D.).

William Godfroy

Board Member

Mr. Godfroy was appointed by the Monroe County Bar Association and is a principal at the law firm of Godfroy Wetzel & Horkey, PLC. Mr. Godfroy’s primary practice areas are criminal and domestic relations law. Mr. Godfroy received the Monroe County Pro Bono Award in 2007.

B. Daniel Inquilla

Board Member

Mr. Inquilla is a principal at Inquilla Law, an immigration specialty firm located in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Prior to going into private practice, Mr. Inquilla was a staff attorney and then a managing attorney in MAP's Farmworker Legal Services program.

Bintou Kaba

Board Member

Ms. Kaba is aformer client who moved to the US in 2005.  Ms. Kaba was assisted by both the Washtenaw office of MAP and the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center.  She became a US Citizen in August of 2019 and joined  the MAP Board of Directors in September, 2019.

Charo Ledon

Board Member

Ms. Ledon is a former LSSCM client and a long-term Board member. Ms. Ledon was appointed by Casa Latina. Ms. Ledon works with Accion Buenos Latinos, an immigration assistance organization and also works as a translator in the Michigan Court System.

Guillermo Martinez

Board Member

Mr. Martinez was appointed by the Farmworker Legal Services Advisory Board, where he has served as an active member. Mr. Martinez first came to Michigan as a migrant farm worker in the 1950’s. He is now a retired agricultural outreach worker from the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth. Mr. Martinez is also a member of the National Migrant Health Advisory Council.

Luwanda McClain

Board Member

Ms. McClain is a former client who is active in her community.  Ms. McClain joined the MAP Board of Directors in 2017.

Kellie Podolsky

Board Member

Ms. Podolsky is a 2010 graduate of the Thomas M. Cooley Law School.  Ms. Podolsky practices in the areas of family law, probate and estate planning, decedent estates and probate litigation, and child abuse and neglect.  She serves as the Treasurer of the Calhoun County Bar Association.

Linda Rexer

Board Member

Ms. Rexer  is the former director of the Michigan State Bar Foundation.  Under Linda’s leadership spanning nearly 30 years, the MSBF administered more than $190 million in grants, primarily in support of legal services to the poor.  Ms. Rexer was honored by the National Legal Aid and Defender Association  in 2015 as the winner of the Charles Dorsey Award  for her  extraordinary and dedicated service to the equal justice community and to organizations that promote improving access to justice for low-income people.  In 2016, the State Bar of Michigan presented the Roberts P. Hudson Award to Ms. Rexer.   The Hudson Award is presented annually to that member of the State Bar of Michigan who best exemplifies that which brings honor, esteem, and respect to the legal profession. The Hudson Award is considered the highest award conferred by the State Bar.

Kenja J. Riley

Board Member

Ms. Riley is a former client of the program from Battle Creek, Michigan. She has been active in the community on affordable housing issues. She previously worked at Haven (a family homeless shelter and related services) and is currently involved with the Rental Roundtable (a community forum on affordable housing issues).

Reshma Sambare

Board Member

Ms. Sambare was appointed by the Ingham County Bar Association. Reshma is a Senior Attorney at the Lansing office of Miller Canfield with a focus on commercial transactions. She is an active pro bono attorney with the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center. She serves on many boards and has focused her efforts on women empowerment, immigrant rights and domestic violence issues.

Mary Kay Scullion

Board Member

Ms. Scullion was appointed by the Ingham County Bar Association. Ms. Scullion is an adjunct professor at MSU College of Law and faculty at Lansing Community College. Ms. Scullion served with the Michigan House of Representatives for more than 30 years with her most recent positions including Clerk of the House, Assistant Clerk Parliamentarian, and House Democratic legal counsel.

Kathy Thomas

Board Member

Ms. Thomas has lived in Lenawee County for most of her life.  She is an active advocate for the rights of low-income tenants in her community.