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Following are our 2012-2013 Board of Directors ----

Board members may be contacted through Legal Services of South Central Michigan.

President

Tom Daniels

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 serves on 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.

Vice President

Richard Mills

Mr. Mills was appointed by the Jackson County Bar Association. Mr. Mills is a private attorney specializing in probate and estate matters. Mr. Mills is very involved in the Jackson community.

Secretary

Delphia Simpson

Ms. Simpson was appointed by the Washtenaw County Bar Association. Ms. Simpson is the Managing Attorney at the Washtenaw County Office of Public Defender. 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 Washtenaw County Bar Association Board Member and a Board Member of the Ann Arbor NAACP. Ms. Simpson is our immediate prior Board President.

Treasurer

Lawrence Wells

Mr. Wells was appointed by the Shiawassee County Bar Association. Mr. Wells is an attorney and Chief Operating Officer of the Michigan League for Human Services. He has worked with the league since 1990. Mr. Wells is a former legal aid staff attorney. He is also an accounting instructor at Davenport University and Baker College.

Charles Borgsdorf

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.

Ella Dickerson

Ms. Dickerson was appointed by the Monroe County Opportunity Program. Ms. Dickerson is very active with the Oddfellows Lodge #19 where she is Lodge Deputy and Past Noble Grand. She was the first African American woman to receive the rank of Noble Grand.

William Godfroy

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

Kirsten Inquilla

Ms. Inquilla was appointed by the Farmworker Legal Services Advisory Board and the State Bar of Michigan. Ms. Inquilla is the Director of the Diocese of Kalamazoo Immigration Assistance Program. Ms. Inquilla is also the co-chair of the Westside Immigration Advocates of Michigan. Ms. Inquilla is a prior fellow with the National Association of Public Interest Law and the Urban Morgan Institute of International Human Rights.

Charo Ledon

Ms. Ledon is a former LSSCM client and former LSSCM Board member. Ms. Ledon was appointed by Casa Latina. Ms. Ledon works with Casa Latina, an immigration assistance organization and also does some court translating.

Guillermo Martinez

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.

Janene McIntyre

Ms. McIntyre was appointed by the Lansing Black Lawyer’s Association; she is the current President of the association. Ms. McIntyre is an associate with Foster, Swift, Collins and Smith and practices Public Finance law.

Teresa Phillips

Ms. Phillips was appointed by the Woman’s Co-op in Battle Creek. Ms. Phillips was one of the founders of the Woman’s Co-op and now serves as the Executive Director. Woman’s Co-Op helps people define life goals and break the cycle of generational poverty.

Lee Reimann

Ms. Reimann is a Shareholder and Director at Willingham Coté, P.C. in East Lansing. She is a member of the firm’s Business and Corporate Law Group. Ms. Reimann is also a Certified Public Accountant. In 2007, Ms. Reimann was instrumental in starting a Friends of Legal Aid campaign for our Lansing office.

Suellyn Scarnecchia

Ms. Scarnecchia was appointed by the Washtenaw County Bar Association. Ms. Scarnecchia is Vice President and General Counsel of the University of Michigan. In 2003, she became the dean of the University of New Mexico School of Law. Prior to serving as dean, Ms. Scarnecchia was Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at the University of Michigan Law School where she taught in the Child Advocacy Law Clinic.

Mary Kay Scullion

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. Scullions 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.

Annie Sherzer

Ms. Sherzer was appointed by the Calhoun County Bar Association. Ms. Sherzer has worked at the W. K. Kellogg Foundation since 1990 and currently is a Program Services Manager. Ms. Sherzer has a Masters in Public Administration and completed law school in 2009.

Verna Spayth

Ms Spayth was appointed to the board by Avalon Housing. Ms. Spayth is a disability advocate with ADAPT. Ms. Spayth is an activist on many community issues. She is a resident of Avalon Housing and serves as the Community Garden Manager and Community Farm Delivery Coordinator. She also serves on other nonprofit boards. She was recently appointed to the Michigan Quality Community Care Council.

Sreedevy Viswanathan

Ms. Viswanathan is a former client appointed by MSU Safeplace. She is the mother of a seven year old daughter and works at Jackson National Life.

Chris Vreeland

Mr. Vreeland was appointed by the Calhoun County Bar Association. Mr. Vreeland focuses on personal injury law, immigration law and probate matters. Mr. Vreeland also serves on the Calhoun County Bar Association Executive Committee. He also assists LSSCM by handling numerous pro bono cases.

Melanie Wandji

Ms. Wandji was appointed by the Clinton County Bar Association. Ms. Wandji has been in private practice in St. Johns for about 13 years.

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