Staff

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.

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.

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.

Jennifer Visel

Director of Development and Communiations

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Margaret Kenaga

Financial Assistant

Margaret graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in Applied Mathematics. Prior to coming to MAP, she worked as the Finance & Operations Associate at the Ecology Center in Ann Arbor.

Jennifer Shores

Financial Assistant

Bio coming soon...

Veronica Whitehead

Financial/Development Assistant

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.

Matt Olgren

Administrative Assistant and Desktop Support

Matt is a graduate of the University of Michigan (BA). He joined MAP in 2018, working first with Michigan Legal Help before moving to Central Administration in 2020.

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.