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Our Staff


Barbara Gibson, Senior Hearings Officer
Barbara has been an attorney since 1984 and has practiced privately and in the non-profit sector. Most recently, she was program counsel for the Legal Services Corporation in Washington, D.C. She is a state recognized mediator and case evaluator and has been with the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe since October of 2002. Barbara served as the attorney for the Interim Membership Commission and currently is the director of the Office of Administrative Hearings.

Leif E. Rasmussen,Hearing Officer
Leif has been an attorney since 1989 and has practiced Indian law for over 20 years. He has been general counsel to the Upper Sioux Community in Minnesota for 18 years and has served as an election judge, hearings officer and Tribal Court judge for a number of tribes in the Midwest. He was appointed Hearings Officer for the SCIT Office of Administrative Hearings in 2011.

Erika Schunk, Adm. Assistant
Erika is originally from northern Indiana with a degree in Agricultural Communications from Purdue University. Erika joined the OAH staff in September of 2011. Recently married, Erika and her husband, Travis, reside in Clare where they maintain a family cattle farm.

Jane Clark, Court Recorder
Jane has been a court reporter since 1980 and owns Clark Reporting. She also co-owns
Clark Family Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services with her husband, Dane, and lives in
Mt. Pleasant. They have 3 children and 3 grandsons.

Krandall Williams
Krandall is currently a student at Central Michigan University and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders. She has called Mt. Pleasant her home for 20 years and joined the OAH staff in July of 2013. In her time off, Krandall loves to travel and spend time with family and friends.