Government Relations Staff

Ann Arbor Staff

Ruthven Building | 1109 Geddes Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1079

State Relations Director Rebecca DeVooght

Rebecca DeVooght

State Relations Director

[email protected] | 734-763-5554

Nell Dority

Nell Dority


Chief of Staff, Vice President for Government Relations

[email protected] | Cell: 734-945-4178 (preferred) | Direct: 734-615-2562


Associate Director of State Outreach, LaSonia Forte

LaSonia Forte

Associate Director of State Outreach

[email protected] | 734-764-7901

LaSonia Forte serves the eastern region of the State of Michigan, including Detroit, Saginaw, Bay City, Midland, and Alpena. As an outreach representative in the Office of Government Relations, LaSonia's role is to build strategic partnerships in the business, institutional, government, education and non-profit sectors throughout the east side of Michigan.

Fleming Building Reception Anita Greca

Anita Greca

Secretary Intermediate - Fleming Administration Building, Mailroom/Information Desk

[email protected] | 734-763-0901

Secretary Associate Angela Keys

Angela Keys

Secretary Intermediate

[email protected] | 734-763-2301

Vice President Chris Kolb

Chris Kolb

Vice President for Government Relations

[email protected] | 734-763-5554


Andrea Lewis

Government Relations Specialist

[email protected] | 734-764-9261

Executive Assistant to the Vice President Terry Ianni

Terry Ianni

Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Government Relations

[email protected] | 734-763-5554

Associate Director Michael Rein

Michael Rein

Director of Community Relations

[email protected] | 734-763-5554

Director of Community Relations, Michael Rein coordinates activities and engagement linked with community-based organizations and local government officials in the greater Ann Arbor area and Southeastern Michigan, including Detroit. Michael also coordinates the engagement activities of Government Relations’ State Outreach officials, Dana Sitlzer and LaSonia Forte across the state of Michigan

Web Associate Mark Rivett

Mark Rivett

Senior Web Designer

[email protected] | 734-764-9256

Mark maintains The University of Michigan Office of Government Relations Website, The University of Michigan Detroit Website, Michigan Impact, The Central Campus Classroom Building, and The Ruthven Administrative Building Website. Before joining U-M in March 2018 he worked for seven years as an Application Developer, six years as a Senior Graphic Design Specialist, and four years as a Multimedia Instructor.

Associate Director Dana Sitzler

Dana Sitzler

Associate Director of State Outreach

[email protected] | 734-763-5554

Dana's areas of outreach include the west side of Michigan, northern, Tribal Connections and Project Manager for Michigan Road Scholars Tour.

Lansing Staff

University of Michigan Lansing Boji Office | 124 West Allegan, Suite 1200, Lansing, Michigan 48933-1768

Sean Hammond


Associate Director, Government Relations

[email protected] | Cell: 517-282-0685


Washington, D.C. Staff

The University of Michigan Washington Federal Relations | 444 N.Capitol Street, NW Suite 820, Washington, D.C. 20001