Our Staff

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  • Miranda Brown, Outreach Coordinator [Contact]

KEJC Outreach Coordinator Miranda Brown helps people apply for Medicaid, KCHIP and healthcare.gov plans. She also conducts bilingual community education about health insurance and workers’ rights. Before joining KEJC, Miranda scripted, compiled and edited audio documentaries on Appalachian coalfield life. She brings this training to her work for KEJC. Miranda collects consumer stories for advocacy work and records Spanish radio shows with Lexington Community Radio. Miranda is a graduate of Murray State University and serves on the board of the Migrant Network Coalition.

  • McKenzie Cantrell, Employment Law Attorney [Contact]

McKenzie Cantrell joined Kentucky Equal Justice Center in November 2013 as our Employment Law Attorney. Based out of KEJC’s Louisville office, McKenzie represents individuals with wage and overtime violations and other employment law claims. Her work also includes community education and policy outreach on employment law topics. McKenzie came to KEJC after having received her undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and her law degree from the University of Louisville-Brandeis School of Law. During law school, McKenzie interned with the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy and the University of Louisville Law Clinic. Prior to joining KEJC, McKenzie worked for local law firms in Louisville, practicing employment law and family law.

  • Ivonne Camacho, Legal Assistant [Contact]

Ivonne began working as a legal assistant at Maxwell Street Legal Clinic in August 2017. She graduated from University of Westminster with a BA in Business Management and is currently pursuing a Professional Certificate in Interpretation and Translation. She is from Bogota, Colombia and has been in Kentucky since 2012.

  • Nathalie Dietrich, DOJ Accredited Representative [Contact]

Nathalie was born and raised in Germany in a Spanish-German household. She has lived in Germany, Spain, India, Washington, DC, and now Kentucky. She completed her studies at EKU with a double degree in Spanish and Comparative Humanities. For two years, 2010-2012, Nathalie was a Legal Assistant at Maxwell Street Legal Clinic, translating, interpreting and aiding in various ways the work with the immigrant community. She started working as medical interpreter in fall of 2011. In 2015, she came back to Maxwell Street Legal Clinic as the new CLINIC Immigration Fellow, and became a DOJ Accredited Representative. She is now preparing to become fully accredited and able to take on removal proceedings cases.

  • Leah Engle, Immigration Attorney, Program Director [Contact]

Leah Engle began work as Program Director at Maxwell Street Legal Clinic in March 2017. Leah comes to us from Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, where she served as an Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow with Veterans Legal Corps. Earlier, Leah helped survivors of human tracking and domestic violence through the Legal Aid Society of Metro Family Services in Chicago and the Human Trafficking Clinic in Ann Arbor, MI. Leah received her JD from University of Michigan in May 2014. She served in the Peace Corps from August 2008 to October 2010 as a teacher of English as a foreign language in Turkestan, Kazakhstan.

  • Michelle Haubner, Legal Assistant [Contact]

Michelle began working as a legal assistant at Maxwell Street Legal Clinic in August 2017. She graduated from Morehead State University in 2012 with a BA in Mathematics education and Spanish education. She also has earned an English Language Learner Endorsement. After graduating college, Michelle lived with her family for three years in Guadalajara, Mexico, working in a school. Her experience there increased her existing passion to help address immigration issues. Upon return from Mexico, she served as a high school teacher in Math and Spanish in Northern Kentucky

  • Anne Marie Regan, Senior Staff Attorney [Contact]

Anne Marie Regan worked as a staff attorney for the Louisville Legal Aid Society for twenty years and as staff attorney to a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge for a year before joining KEJC in 2002. She has handled a variety of complex cases, including a successful federal class action that challenged Kentucky Medicaid long term care cutoffs. A recognized expert in consumer law, Ms. Regan often has testified on consumer loan proposals in the General Assembly. Ms. Regan graduated from Case Western Reserve University and received her law degree from Catholic University in Washington, DC.

  • Richard J. Seckel, Director [Contact]

Rich Seckel has worked at KEJC since 1979. He often has served as an advocate on poverty law issues before state agencies and the Kentucky General Assembly. Today, he coordinates legal services task forces in consumer, family and housing law. Mr. Seckel has served as a board member of the Homeless and Housing Coalition of Kentucky and the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. He is Treasurer of Kentucky Voices for Health. He holds a BA from Oberlin College (1974) and an MSW from West Virginia University (1979). Before graduate school, he volunteered as a boycott organizer for the United Farm Workers, AFL-CIO. In October, 2011, Mr. Seckel represented Kentucky Voices for Health at a White House briefing for consumer health leaders.

  • Cara Stewart, Health Law Fellow [Contact]

Cara Stewart started work as our new Health Law Fellow on June 18, 2013. A native Kentuckian and graduate of Berea College, Cara holds a JD from Salmon P. Chase College of law in Northern Kentucky. During five years of practice at Legal Aid of the Bluegrass in Covington, she represented low-income Kentuckians on a variety matters from housing to family law to consumer protection and public benefits. Cara also found time to volunteer in campaigns to enact local smoke free ordinances. Together with co-author Ryan Smither, in 2012 she published a Northern Kentucky Law Review article calling for reform of Kentucky’s landlord-tenant laws. Recognizing moment of opportunity for Kentuckians when it comes to health care, Cara brings talent, experience and energy to a new challenge.

  • Corinna Svarlien, AmeriCorps VISTA Outreach Specialist [Contact]

Corinna Svarlien joined KEJC in August 2017. She serves as an AmeriCorps VISTA at KEJC and the Maxwell Street Legal Clinic. She is joining our Outreach and Communications teams for her year of service. Originally from Lexington, Corinna graduated from Scripps College in Claremont, California in 2016. She spent the following year teaching English in Oviedo, Spain. Previously, Corinna has interned with the National Organization for Women, the National Women's Law Center, the Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance and the Lexington Mayor's Office.

  • Marcie Timmerman, Health Communications Coordinator [Contact]

Marcie Timmerman joined KEJC in November 2015 as the Health Communications Coordinator. She earned her Masters in Health Administration from the University of Kentucky College of Public Health in 2012. She brings extensive social media, event planning and public relations experience to our team.