Staff & Board

Our Staff

General: 810-244-8044
CCJ Helpline: 1-800-481-4989
Healthcare Eligibility Law Project - HELP (Genesee County only): 810-238-8053

Terri Stangl
Executive Director,
Terri Stangl is a graduate of Yale University and the University of Michigan Law School. She is a past President of the Saginaw County Bar Association and is currently co-chair of the Committee on Justice Initiatives of the State Bar of Michigan. She was elected twice to the Representative Assembly of the State Bar of Michigan.  Stangl also serves on the board of the Food Bank Council of Michigan and on the board for the three-state Committee on Regional Training. Prior to becoming the Director of CCJ, she was a Directing Attorney and Director of Litigation and Training for Legal Services of Eastern Michigan. She began her career in poverty law in 1982 and has been CCJ's director since 1996.

Jackie Doig
Director of Advocacy,
Jackie Doig is a graduate of Duke University and Boston University School of Law. Prior to working for CCJ, she was a Directing Attorney and Litigation Director at Legal Services of Eastern Michigan and a staff attorney at Georgia Legal Services. Doig received the Champion of Justice Award from the State Bar of Michigan in 2011. She currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of United Cerebral Palsy of Michigan, and is past Chair of the Administrative Council for the State Bar Association’s Administrative Law Section. Doig is a member of the Michigan Medical Care Advisory Council which advises the state Medicaid Director. She started her work in poverty law in 1981 and has been with CCJ since 1996.

Elan Stavros Nichols
Elan Stavros Nichols received her J.D. cum laude from the Michigan State University College of Law, and her B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Michigan. She came to CCJ after practicing public interest law and engaging in advocacy in the area of housing law as a clinical professor at the MSU College of Law Housing Law Clinic.  Prior to that, Nichols practiced in appeals and litigation for property rights advocacy groups and individuals in a real estate law firm in Lansing. She has served extensively on the Ingham County Bar Association and at her church.  Nichols has also been published in various legal and educational journals and has presented at several legal seminars and educational conferences.

Andrea Rossi
Policy Analyst,
Andrea Rossi received her J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law and B.A. in Women and Gender Studies from Oakland University.  She is currently pursuing her MBA at University of Michigan-Flint.  Prior to law school she served as an enlisted soldier in the U.S. Army followed by a career in the private sector.  Her legal education was fortified with a combination of externships and fellowships at Legal Services of Eastern Michigan, Flint City Attorney’s Office, and Attorney Grievance Commission.  Rossi is also a Project Manager for Michigan Unemployment Insurance Project.

Mary Vizcarra
Project Coordinator, Healthcare Eligibility Law Project,
Mary Vizcarra graduated with a B.A. in Communications from the University of Michigan-Flint. She was previously the Food and Nutrition Program Coordinator at CCJ. She has been with CCJ since 2002. Se habla Espanol.

Marybeth Laisure
Child Nutrition Program
Marybeth Laisure is a graduate from Saginaw Valley State University with a B.A. in Sociology and Criminology. She also has an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from Delta College. Prior to joining the CCJ staff in April 2011, Marybeth worked in the non-profit human services sector for 23 years, specializing in family and children's issues

Justin Rumenapp
Communications Specialist,
Justin Rumenapp is a graduate of Oakland University.

Board of Directors

Due to legal requirements of one of CCJ’s major funding sources, 50 percent of CCJ’s Board of Directors must be attorneys.

If you are interested in potentially serving on the board or on a board committee, please send a letter to

Executive Committee

  • Carolyn (Cary) Bernstein – President, Attorney UAW GM Legal Services Plan, Genesee County
  • Malinda Baker -- Vice-President, Social Worker Carman Ainsworth Early Head Start, Genesee County
  • Shayla Blankenship -- Treasurer, Attorney at Law,  Blankenship & Blankenship, PLLC, Genesee County


  • Shakesha Barret, FSS Coordinator, Flint Housing Commission, Genesee County
  • Marcy Garcia, General Motors, Genesee County
  • George Heron, Retired, former Director United Way of Bay County, Bay County
  • Shelly Hoffman, Major Gift Officer, U of M Flint, Genesee County
  • Bruce Petrick, Attorney,  Underground Railroad, Saginaw County
  • Karen Webster, C.P.A.  Vice-President, AXA Advisors, LLC, Saginaw County
  • Ilene Segar,  Retired Attorney, Genesee County
  • Katrina Bolton-Miller, CEO Founder of LeHorizon Financial & Accounting, LLC, Genesee County
  • Antwan Edson, Consumer Representative, Genesee County
  • Barbara J. Tomcal, Attorney, Tomcal Law Office, Saginaw County