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Indiana Civil Rights Commission

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Office of the Executive Director

Jamal L. Smith, Executive Director
Paula Barnett, Assistant to the Executive Director

Office of the Deputy Director

Akia Haynes, Deputy Director and General Counsel
John Burkhart, Paralegal
VACANT, Paralegal

Office of the Administrative Law Judge

Noell Allen, Administrative Law Judge
Debbie Chavez, Assistant to the Administrative Law Judge

Operations and Finance

Pamella Cook, Chief Financial Officer

Human Resources

Heather Whitaker, State Personnel Field Representative

Legal Counsel

Fred Bremer, Attorney
Michael Healy, Attorney

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Jonathon Gordon, Mediator
Diane Graves, Mediator

Intake and Case Management

Melissa Deering, Director
Cindy Haynes, Intake Specialist
Shawn Thomas, Intake Specialist
Phryll Thornton, Intake Specialist

Employment Investigation Unit

Marco Deckard, Director
Tammy Bibbs, Employment Investigator
Debra Bluitt, Employment Investigator
VACANT, Employment Investigator
Bernadette Nichols, Employment Investigator
Leah Ross, Employment Investigator
Bradford Shockney, Employment Investigator

Real Estate, Public Accommodation, Credit and Education (REPACE) Investigation Unit

Michael Johnson, Housing Investigator
Virginia Ocasio, Housing Investigator
Tawanda Sharp, Housing Investigator
Kimberly Simmons, Housing Investigator

Education and Public Outreach

Darren Thomas, Communications Director
Ava Taylor, Public Outreach and Events Manager

Cultural Commissions

Danielle Dean, Executive Director for the Indiana Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs (ICHLA)
James Garrett, Executive Director for the Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males (ICSSBM)
Kristin Garvey, Executive Director for the Indiana Commission for Women (ICW)
Kerry Steiner, Executive Director for the Indiana Native American/Indian Affairs Commission (INAIAC)