Staff

 

Alex Binkley

Financial Assistant

Alex received his BBA in Finance from Eastern Michigan University. Alex worked in banking and administration prior to joining MAP.

Amanda Revels

Technology & Operations Manager

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.

Ann Routt

Executive 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.

Caroline Laman

ProBono Administrator

Caroline received her Master's Degree (MSc) in Social Work through the Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degree program funded by the EU. She also has a BA in Psychology and Spanish from the University of Michigan. Prior to her position at MAP, Caroline worked at a non-profit doing volunteer coordination.

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. As MAP has grown, Christine has grown with the organization, and was elevated to Chief Financial Officer in 2017.

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.

Jennifer Shores

Financial Assistant

Bio coming soon...

Jennifer Visel

Director of Development and Communications

Jennifer has a BA and an MA in Political Science from Fordham University. Prior to coming to MAP, Jennifer served as the Director of Foundation & Government Relations at the New York Legal Assistance Group, leading the organization’s institutional giving program.

Jingjing Zhang

Financial Assistant

Jingjing has a BA from Beijing Language and Culture University and an M.S. from Eastern Michigan University. Prior to joining MAP, she worked as a payroll specialist, accounting associate, and accounting specialist.

Jessica Kurtz

Operations and Helpdesk Support Assistant

Jessica is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University (BA). Prior to joining MAP, she worked as a customs trade coordinator, ensuring that shipments entering the country met regulatory requirements set by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Lauren Mundy

IT & Operations Administrator

Lauren attended Eastern Michigan University and University of Derby in Derby, England, with a focus in Biology and Athletic Training. She joined MAP IT in 2022. Before joining MAP, Lauren worked in finance and customer service. She volunteers with a wide range of non-profit and mutual aid organizations, and is currently the community moderator for a game streaming channel that focuses on fundraising for children’s charities.

Mackenzie Hewitt

Communications and Development Associate

Mackenzie graduated from the University of Michigan with a dual degree in Art & Design and Sociology and a sub-major in Law, Justice, and Social Change. Before joining MAP, she worked as a Media Assistant for the U of M Detroit Center.

Onshonta Gavin

Human Resources Administrator

Onshonta graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor degree in Business Administration. Previously, she worked in the government sector in administration, project management, and determining eligibility for public assistance programs. Onshonta began working for the Michigan Poverty Law Program in 2019 as the Office Manager and Training Coordinator and joined MAP in 2021.

Patrice Mosley

HR Administrative Assistant

Patrice Moseley received associate's degrees in Business Administration and Liberal Studies at Oakland Community College. Prior to her position at MAP, Patrice worked as an administrative assistant and office manager at Family Victory Fellowship Church/Covenant Pastors Association and as a retail credit specialist.

Sarah Munro

ProBono Manager

Sarah is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Fordham University School of Law. Prior to becoming Pro Bono Manager, Sarah served as a staff attorney and the Medical Legal Partnership Attorney for MAP. Sarah began her law career as a public defender in New York City.

Shannon Lucas

Director of Advocacy

Shannon is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the University of Toledo College of Law. Prior to her current role as the Director of Advocacy, Shannon served as a staff attorney and a Managing Attorney for MAP.

Steve Lehman

Grant Writer

Steve has a BA from Haverford College, where he majored in History and minored in Spanish. Before joining MAP in 2021, he worked as a human rights paralegal in Philadelphia, PA, and as an English teacher in Córdoba, Spain.

Veronica Whitehead

MSAS Grants Manager

Veronica graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy with a BA in Communication Studies. She joined MAP in 2019 as a financial assistant and transitioned to the development team in 2021.