Marla LeMae MSW, JD

Marla received her MSW from WMU in 2000 with a concentration in policy, planning, and administration and individual practice and a Juris Doctorate degree from Cooley Law School in 2019 with cum laude honors.

She has practiced social work for over 20 years with a lens of equity and always been a staunch advocate for access to fair housing. She currently serves as Chief Client Navigator for Kalamazoo Defender.

In her role in the Board of Kalamazoo Housing Advocates, she functions as a strong voice to lift up the struggles faced by our unhoused clients to find and maintain adequate and affordable housing.

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