Governor Whitmer makes appointments to Michigan Indigent Defense Commission

Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the following appointments to the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission:

Tracey Brame, of Grand Rapids, is associate dean at WMU-Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Grand Rapids and a professor and co-director of the Access to Justice Clinic. She earned her J.D. from University of Michigan Law School. She is appointed to succeed Kristina Robinson whose term expired April 1, to represent the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court for a term expiring April 1, 2023.

Kimberly Buddin, of Novi, is policy counsel with the ACLU of Michigan and a VAWA/U-Visa Pro-Bono Attorney at the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center. She earned her J.D. from MSU College of Law. She is appointed to succeed Brandy Robinson who resigned March 20, to represent a Bar Association whose primary mission or purpose is to advocate for minority interests, for a term expiring April 1, 2020.

Nathaniel “Hakim” L. Crampton, of Jackson, is the Michigan statewide organizer for JustLeadershipUSA, a case manager for the Community Action Agency with the Jackson Housing Commission, and a youth action Michigan adult ally with the Student Advocacy Center of Michigan. He  succeeds  David Schuringa to represent the general public for a term expiring April 1, 2023.

Andrew D. DeLeeuw, of Manchester, is an executive assistant to the county administrator of Washtenaw County.  He is appointed to fill a new seat to represent the Michigan Association of Counties for a term expiring April 1, 2023.

James R. Krizan, of Allen Park, is assistant to the city manager for the City of Royal Oak. He is appointed to fill a new seat created by Act 443 of 2018, to represent the Michigan Municipal League for a term expiring April 1, 2023.

Christine A. Green, of Ann Arbor, is a trustee with the Scio Township Board of Trustees and a retired attorney with Green & Green, PC. She earned her J.D. from U-MLaw School. She fills a new seat created by PA 214 of 2018, to represent the State Budget Office for a term expiring April 1, 2023.

Margaret A. McAvoy, of Owosso, county administrator controller for Isabella County is appointed to fill a new seat created by Act 443 of 2018, to represent the Michigan Association of Counties for a term expiring April 1, 2023.

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