Meet the Staff

The staff of Michigan Disability Rights Coalition work daily to develop resources and increase access to content, assistive technology and leadership opportunities that advance the interests of people with disabilities across the state of Michigan.

Meet the Team

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Abby Squires
Gaming, Crafting, and Daily Living, AT Specialist
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Aimee Sterk, LMSW
Michigan Assistive Technology Program Co-Director
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Ajaunè Thomas
Director of Leadership Programs
A white woman with long hair, stands with hands on her hips in front of a towering blue spruce tree. She is smiling.
Caitlin Hurban
Augmentative and Alternative Communication, AT Specialist
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Casey Stratton
Youth and Young Adult Advocate
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Erin Shannon
Youth and Community Living, AT Specialist
Black and white headshot of Feliece Turner, a Black woman with short black hair in an afro style. Feliece is sitting on steps with a plant behind her. Feliece is facing the camera with one hand on her chin and is smiling. She is wearing a t-shirt, cardigan and silver hoop earrings
Feliece Turner
Disability Specialist
Hispanic male with short brown hair in a blue and purple plaid collared shirt with glasses.
Francisco Vaca
Leadership for Inclusion Coordinator
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Janna Bitterle
Training and Virtual Outreach Coordinator
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Jileesa Irwin
Outdoor Recreation, AT Specialist
Kellie Blackwell, MA, CRC
Michigan Assistive Technology Program Co-Director
A person with pale ivory skin and dark blonde hair smiling while sitting in a power wheelchair. They are wearing a black blouse with a pattern of red roses.
Laura Hall, MSW
Program Director & Assistive Technology Specialist
Norman DeLisle, elderly white male, with short gray hair, wearing a blue checkered shirt with suspenders; slight smile. He is sitting in his computer office at home, with part of his home kitchen in the background.
Norman G. DeLisle Jr.
Policy Consultant & Mental Health and Recovery AT Specialist
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Priscilla Cano
Bilingual Disability Advocate (Spanish/English)
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Robbie Renkes
Training and Conference Planner
An older white woman with gray hair who is wearing black glasses, a black and white tie-dye shirt, a black hat and pink lipstick. She is sitting in a waterfront restaurant, gazing thoughtfully at a lake in northern Michigan.
Salli Christenson
Executive Assistant
Sarah Szwejda
Demonstration and Loan Administrator
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Tameka Citchen-Spruce
LEAD-IN Program Director
Theresa
Theresa Metzmaker
Executive Director
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Wade Handrich
Finance Director
White woman of size, smiling with long wavy dark brown hair. Dark rimmed glasses and black t-shirt in background of photo is brick background
Abby Squires
Gaming, Crafting, and Daily Living, AT Specialist
An image of a white woman with dark brown and gray curly short hair. The image is a selfie. She is sitting in her home office with a poster behind her that says "Do Justice'' she is wearing a black plaid vneck shirt.
Aimee Sterk, LMSW
Michigan Assistive Technology Program Co-Director
A woman with brown skin and long dark brown braids positioned with her hands crossed and smiling while standing in front of a brick wall. She is wearing black glasses and a black long sleeve blouse.
Ajaunè Thomas
Director of Leadership Programs
A white woman with long hair, stands with hands on her hips in front of a towering blue spruce tree. She is smiling.
Caitlin Hurban
Augmentative and Alternative Communication, AT Specialist
Headshot of Casey Stratton, a white man with short, reddish brown hair. Casey is wearing a dark blue blue blazer with a light blue T-shirt and magenta pocket square and is standing in front of a dark grey wall
Casey Stratton
Youth and Young Adult Advocate
headshot of Erin, a white woman with chin length brown hair with blonde highlights. She is wearing a black shirt with a vibrant floral collar and vibrant floral sleeves. She is smiling directly at the camera.
Erin Shannon
Youth and Community Living, AT Specialist
Black and white headshot of Feliece Turner, a Black woman with short black hair in an afro style. Feliece is sitting on steps with a plant behind her. Feliece is facing the camera with one hand on her chin and is smiling. She is wearing a t-shirt, cardigan and silver hoop earrings
Feliece Turner
Disability Specialist
Hispanic male with short brown hair in a blue and purple plaid collared shirt with glasses.
Francisco Vaca
Leadership for Inclusion Coordinator
[Image description: Headshot of Janna Bitterle, a white woman with long brown hair and blue eyes. Janna is indoors with a blue and white wall behind her. She is looking directly at the camera, smiling. She is wearing a black sweater. End image description.] --
Janna Bitterle
Training and Virtual Outreach Coordinator
White woman smiling with hair in a messy bun, with a light blue shirt on, standing in front of a brick wall
Jileesa Irwin
Outdoor Recreation, AT Specialist
Kellie Blackwell, MA, CRC
Michigan Assistive Technology Program Co-Director
A person with pale ivory skin and dark blonde hair smiling while sitting in a power wheelchair. They are wearing a black blouse with a pattern of red roses.
Laura Hall, MSW
Program Director & Assistive Technology Specialist
Norman DeLisle, elderly white male, with short gray hair, wearing a blue checkered shirt with suspenders; slight smile. He is sitting in his computer office at home, with part of his home kitchen in the background.
Norman G. DeLisle Jr.
Policy Consultant & Mental Health and Recovery AT Specialist
[Image description: a latina woman with long dark blue hair. Priscilla is looking directly at the camera, smiling. She is wearing black framed glasses. End of image description.]
Priscilla Cano
Bilingual Disability Advocate (Spanish/English)
Headshot of Robbie Renkes, a white woman with short, blonde, curly hair. Robbie is sitting looking directly at the camera, smiling.
Robbie Renkes
Training and Conference Planner
An older white woman with gray hair who is wearing black glasses, a black and white tie-dye shirt, a black hat and pink lipstick. She is sitting in a waterfront restaurant, gazing thoughtfully at a lake in northern Michigan.
Salli Christenson
Executive Assistant
Sarah Szwejda
Demonstration and Loan Administrator
A person with dark brown skin and curly black hair smiling in front of a white background. They are wearing a white turtleneck sweater and a light blue denim jacket
Tameka Citchen-Spruce
LEAD-IN Program Director
Theresa
Theresa Metzmaker
Executive Director
A person with pale ivory skin and gray and brown hair with a beard smiling while standing in front of a brick wall. They are wearing a green collared button up shirt.
Wade Handrich
Finance Director

Meet the Board

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Alan Hejl
Member
Ferndale, Michigan
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Elizabeth Abdnour
Member
East Lansing, Michigan
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Dalia Smith
Treasurer
Saginaw, Michigan
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Yuself Seegars
Member
Detroit, Michigan
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Lucia Rios
Member
Holland, Michigan
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Sarah Slocum
Board Chair
Lansing, Michigan
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Stuart Herman
Member
East Lansing, Michigan
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Bill Earl
Bill Earl
East Lansing, Michigan
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Lucia Rios
Member
Holland, Michigan
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Sarah Slocum
Board Chair
Lansing, Michigan
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Stuart Herman
Member
East Lansing, Michigan
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Bill Earl
Bill Earl
East Lansing, Michigan