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Our mission is to make Michigan welcoming and inclusive.

As an integral part of the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO), The Office of Global Michigan works to make Michigan welcoming and inclusive. Consistent with that mission, the office supports economic and community development, and leads newcomer integration initiatives for the state.

OGM works with state agencies and a host of local partners that provide services and outreach to immigrants and ethnic communities. OGM strives to minimize or eliminate barriers to accessing those services. We will continue to achieve this vision through community engagement, operational improvements, improved collaboration and coordination with our many stakeholders, and robust and informed program development.

The Office of Global Michigan remains resolute in its pursuit of a Michigan that not only embraces diversity but thrives on it. Through innovation, cooperation and a commitment to breaking down barriers, we aspire to create a state that is truly welcoming and inclusive.

Leadership

Poppy Sias Hernandez

Poppy Sias Hernandez

Executive Director
The Office of Global Michigan
Chief Equity Officer
Executive Office of the Governor

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Ben Cabanaw

Deputy Director
The Office of Global Michigan
State Refugee Coordinator
State of Michigan

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Nicole Adams

Refugee Administrative Manager
Refugee Services Division
Deputy State Refugee Coordinator
State of Michigan

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Eva Alexander

Strategic Operations Manager for Equity & Inclusion
Equity & Inclusion Division

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Mika McAskill

Commissions Administrative Manager
Commissions Administration Division

Team Members

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Dawn Arwood

Refugee Health Program Analyst
Refugee Services Division

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Guadalupe Ayala

Statewide Language Access Coordinator
Equity & Inclusion Division

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Patient Baraka

Refugee Mental Health Program Analyst
Refugee Services Division

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Laura Betts

Refugee Policy and Data Analyst
Refugee Services Division

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Carmen Bordea

Community Engagement Coordinator
Refugee Services Division

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Amy Cheadle

Digital Literacy and Learning Program Coordinator
Refugee Services Division

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Marisa Constantini-Ramos

Administrative Assistant, Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan
Commissions Administration Division

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Raul Hernandez Guzman

Michigan LGBTQ+ Commission Administrator
Commissions Administration Division

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Jennifer Kalis

Unaccompanied Refugee Minor Program Specialist
Refugee Services Division

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Molly Kosnak

Sponsorship Coordinator
Refugee Services Division

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Sharif Krabti

Refugee Health Program Manager
Refugee Services Division
State Refugee Health Coordinator
State of Michigan

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Isabel Montemayor-Vazquez

Executive Director, Hispanic Latino Commission of Michigan
Commissions Administration Division

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Banjor Musa

Michigan Immigrant and Refugee Council Administrator
Commissions Administration Division

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Natasha Myles

Equity & Inclusion Coordinator
Equity & Inclusion Division

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Alexander Sahouri

Commission on Middle Eastern American Affairs Administrator
Commissions Administration Division

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Roger Tijerina

Workforce Development Coordinator
Equity & Inclusion Division