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Meet the Staff
Suann Hammersmith - Executive Director
As the Executive Director for the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (MICRC), Suann Hammersmith facilitates and executes the work of the Commission to ensure fair and independent maps for Michigan Congressional, House, and Senate districts. Sue brings more than 30 years of executive experience in nonprofits.
Julianne Pastula - General Counsel
Julianne Pastula serves as General Counsel to the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (MICRC).
Ms. Pastula earned her J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy and has been recognized for both her professional work and her pro bono service.
Edward Woods III - Communications & Outreach Director
As the Communications and Outreach Director for the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (MICRC), Edward Woods III leads the awareness and engagement efforts as it relates to redistricting for the Commission. In this role, Edward is responsible for the following:
- Create and execute a multimedia and inclusive public awareness campaign about the redistricting process.
- Collaborate with statewide organizations and community groups to engage all Communities of Interest in the redistricting process.
- Coordinate and respond to media inquiries.
Sara Martinez - Executive Assistant
As a lifelong resident of Mid-Michigan, Sara brings a strong work ethic, organizational skills, and top-notch customer service to the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (MICRC).