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Legal Aid and Defender Association, Inc. is a Michigan nonprofit corporation governed by a corporate Board of Directors and a Policy Board that oversees operations. As a provider of legal services, however, we function much like a large private law firm, with an Executive Management Group responsible for overall operations, supported by an Administrative Service Group.
 
Board Leadership
Board Officers
John Taylor
Joel D. Applebaum Esq. – Chair
   

Joel Applebaum Esq.

Joel Applebaum Esq.

Anthony R. McCree – Treasurer

Sherrie Farrell Esq. – Secretary
 
Board of Directors

Joel D. Applebaum, Esq.(Vice Chair)
Lois E. Bingham Esq. (Chair)
Karen Chadwick
Arthur Dudley, II Esq.
Sherrie L. Farrell Esq. (Secretary)
Harold Gurewitz Esq.
Nina Jackson

Vance K. Jackson, Jr.
J. Russell LaBarge, Jr.
J. Sherman Larkins
Brian M. Legghio
Anthony R. McCree, CPA (Treasurer)
Roger Short
Muddasar Tawakkul


 
Executive Management Group
The Executive Management Group consists of our President and CEO, Deierdre L. Weir, Miriam L. Siefer, Executive Vice President and Chief Defender of the Federal Defender Office, Joan Glanton Howard, Chief Counsel of the Civil Law Group, and Donald L. Johnson, Chief Defender of the State Defender Office.
 

Deierdre L. Weir

Joan Glanton Howard

Deierdre L. Weir
President & CEO
Joan Glanton Howard
Chief Counsel
Civil Law Group
   

Donald J. Johnson

Miriam L. Siefer
Donald L. Johnson
Chief Counsel
State Defender Office
Miriam L. Siefer
Executive Vice President and Chief Counsel
Federal Defender Office
 
Administrative Services Group

The Administrative Service Group consists of the President & CEO and the following staff:  

  • Angela R. Smith, Vice President, Finance
  • Tanya G. Cleveland, Vice President, Facilities Managment Project Director
  • Roger S. Lennert, Vice President of Marketing & Development
  • Evetta Adams, Executive Assistant
  • Mark Montgomery, Information Systems Manager
  • Alicia Bembry, Systems Operations Manager

To reach an LAD staff member, email us.

 


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