Fair Housing Center Board of Directors 2011-2012
Ann L. Routt, President
Ann is the Deputy Director of Legal Services of South Central Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan where she has practiced poverty law for more than 22 years. She is a frequent trainer on poverty law advocacy, particularly regarding family law matters. She is a 1985 graduate of the Ohio State University College of Law, and received her B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1980. Ann is a past president of the state and Washtenaw Region of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan and currently serves on the board of the Women Lawyers Association Foundation. She has served on many committees of the Washtenaw County Trial Court and Bar Association, including serving as co-chair of the Race, Ethnic, Gender Bias Awareness Committee. She is a founding member of the Fair Housing Center of Southeastern Michigan and is the secretary of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Livingston County. She and her husband, Mike Foley, are the parents of two daughters, Maura and Emma. Ann has served on the Board of Directors of the Fair Housing Center since 1992.
Michael Appel, Secretary/Treasurer
Michael serves as Senior Developer at Avalon Housing in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he has worked in various capacities for 20 years. He has recently also begun work as a housing and community consultant through AppelWorks LLC. He has worked for over 25 years in the field of low-income housing development and advocacy. In his previous employment at the Housing Law Reform Project of Student Legal Services, Michael worked with Pam Kisch on the initial community organizing that laid the groundwork for the formation of the Fair Housing Center. Michael has a Masters in Social Work (1986) and an MA in Anthropology (1988) from the University of Michigan and graduated with a BA from Oberlin College (1983). He has served on the Board of Directors of the Fair Housing Center since 1992.
Paul D. Haynes, CHBC, EA
Paul has over 30 years of experience in healthcare management consulting, including practice management, group practice, human resource issues, income tax planning and preparation, accounting, retirement plan design and administration, and compliance issues. Paul is a charter member of the National Association of Healthcare Consultants (www.healthcon.org), and has further distinguished himself with certification in, and as Secretary-Treasurer to, the Institute of Certified Healthcare Business Consultants (www.ichbc.org). He is an Enrolled Agent (EA) before the IRS. Paul is a graduate of Cleary Business College followed by graduate school studies, and is a member of the Independent Accountants Association of Michigan. For over 25 years Paul has served his community with participation and/or board membership in non-profit organizations, including Packard Community Clinic, Fair Housing Center, Our Own Thing Chorale, Ann Arbor Community Center, Guild House, Habitat for Humanity, and active church participation. Paul has served on the Board of Directors of the Fair Housing Center since 1998.
Mark was born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in Flint, Michigan. Mark received his B.A. from University of Michigan (1971) and J.D. from Wayne State University Law School (1974). He was a Public Defender in Seattle, Washington from 1974-1981, a Clinical Professor at the Boston University School of Law from 1981-1989, and a Clinical Professor at the University of Michigan Law School from 1989-1986. Since 1996 Mark has helped run a small family owned property management business. Mr. Mitshkun is married to Diane Rosenblum, a teacher/consultant in special education for Ann Arbor Public Schools. Mark has served on the Board of Directors of the Fair Housing Center since 1997.
Kim Moore is an attorney in private practice in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Kim has served on the Board of Directors of the Fair Housing Center since 1998.
Edward L. Moorman, Ph.D.
Dr. Moorman joined the Board of Directors of the Fair Housing Center of Southeastern Michigan on April 10, 2012. He brings 36 years of corporate experience and 18 years of board experience to the FHC. Dr. Moorman retired from General Motors on January 1, 2011 after serving 16 years in U.S. market analysis and strategic planning in addition to twenty years in Africa. He resided in Cairo, Egypt during his last ten years in Africa where he served as GM Corporate Director and GMODC Vice President of African Operations.
Dr. Moorman’s board experience includes the U.S. Corporate Council on Africa in Washington, D.C., GM Nigeria in Lagos, Nigeria, and the GM Africa Dealers Franchise Board encompassing twenty-two countries. He was Chairman of the Franchise Board for 10 years. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a Ph.D., M.S. and M.A. in mathematics and mathematics-education. He also graduated with an MBA from Eastern Michigan University and a B.A. in mathematics from Fisk University. He currently resides in Ann Arbor where he is consulting, teaching at Eastern Michigan University, and giving motivational speeches to inner city students. Dr. Moorman is married and has one son and three grandchildren.
Raymond G. Mullins
Raymond G. Mullins was born in Detroit, Michigan, reared in Ypsilanti and educated in the Ypsilanti Public Schools. He graduated from Howard University in Washington, D.C., in 1965 with a BA Degree in Economics and minor in Government. On February 13, 1966 he entered into the United States Air Force as a 2nd Lieutenant, was trained and served as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer and received an Honorable Discharge with the rank of Captain in 1970. In September 1970 Attorney Mullins entered the University of Michigan Law School where he obtained his Juris Doctor Degree in 1973. After graduation, he clerked with the Honorable Damon J. Keith, a judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. On August 2, 1974 he returned home to Ypsilanti and opened a sole practice of law, which is still in existence.
Attorney Mullins has been active in many civic organizations since returning home to practice law. Most notably, he served as President of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Ypsilanti Branch from 1979 to1980 and President of the NAACP Ypsilanti-Willow Run Branch from 1987 through 1998. One year during the 1980ies, he chaired the annual dinner of the Washtenaw County Democratic Party. He has been an active member of several branches of the NAACP including but not limited to the Ypsilanti-Willow Run Branch, Ann Arbor Branch and the Western Wayne County Branch since 1999. He was a candidate for President of the Michigan State Conference of the NAACP in 2005. In 2006 he founded an organization named the Loyal Opposition to the Status Quo. Attorney Mullins is the father of two adult daughters, Andrea and Kimberly. Ray has served on the Board of Directors of the Fair Housing Center since 1992.
As former President of the NAACP-Lenawee County Branch, Larry Richardson worked closely with the Fair Housing Center on /NAACP v Adrian Manor/. This race discrimination case originated from a white couple who came forward to report comments by their landlord favoring white tenants. Testing supported the claim and the NAACP-Lenawee County Branch enthusiastically agreed act as the plaintiff. The case settled for an undisclosed amount. Currently Larry serves as the elected Supervisor of Madison Charter Township in Lenawee County. In December 2008, he retired from a forty (40) year career in law enforcement: thirty-two years as a police officer for the City of Adrian and the last eight as elected Sheriff of Lenawee County. Hired in 1968, he was the first African American police officer to be hired by the City.
Larry received his formal education from several colleges/universities; Associate degrees from Jackson Community College and Siena Heights University; Bachelor of Science degree Siena Heights University; Masters in Criminal Justice from Madison University. He worked on his Juris Doctorate Degree at Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Larry is and has been affiliated with numerous non profits and boards of directors including: Board of trustees Siena Heights University, Vice President of the Lenawee County Democratic Party, Board member Salvation Army, Lenawee County NAACP (Past president for six years), Lions Club International, Boys and Girls Club of Lenawee County. Born and raised in Arkansas, Larry graduated from Lakeview High School. He is married with one adult son. Larry Richardson has served on the Board of Directors of the Fair Housing Center since 2003.
Gayle Rosen is a housing attorney with the University of Michigan’s Student Legal Services. Gayle graduated from of the American University’s Washington College of Law in 1988 and represented tenants while working for Legal Services in New Jersey and represented individuals with disabilities as a staff attorney at the Michigan Protection and Advocacy Services. Gayle joined the Board of Directors of the Fair Housing Center in 2009.
Delphia T. Simpson
Delphia T. Simpson was raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She received her undergraduate degree from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia and then attended the University of Maryland School of Law. After her admission to the State Bar of Maryland she practiced family law at the Legal Aid Bureau of Maryland. While there she was promoted to the Chief Attorney for the Family Law Unit and served in that position for over 4 years. Ms. Simpson then returned to Michigan where she joined the Michigan Poverty Law Program as their state-wide family law attorney. When presented with the opportunity to practice in the area of civil rights she began working with the ACLU of Michigan as their Racial Justice Attorney. In 2003 Ms Simpson joined the Office of the Washtenaw County Public Defender in Ann Arbor as their managing attorney. Ms Simpson is very active in the community and serves on several non-profit boards. Delphia has served on the Board of Directors of the Fair Housing Center since 2000.