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Khalid Ibrahim
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Amy Smitter, Development Director

Smitter joined Safe & Just Michigan in 2020, bringing her talent for fundraising and organization building with her.

Smitter previously served as the development director for Camp Quality Michigan, which serves children with cancer. Before that, she served as the chief operations officer of Habitat for Humanity of Michigan for five years. She also worked 20 years in leadership roles with Michigan Campus Compact and five years at its national umbrella organization, a nonprofit that seeks to build bridges between college and university learning and other communities, including prisons.

“I have great empathy for people and need to help,” she said. “I’ve seen the power of people to affect change, and I want to be part of that.”

She was a founding board member of the Michigan College Access Network in 2010 and has served as a board member and former chair since then, and is also active in community and educational volunteering in the Lansing area.

Smitter has a bachelor’s degree in political science and Russian and Eastern European studies from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in student personnel administration from Ball State University in Indiana.

She lives in Dimondale.