Rep. Stevens Announces Congressional Staff

January 16, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Haley Stevens of Michigan’s 11th Congressional District announced the congressional staff that will be serving in her Washington, D.C., and Michigan offices. Rep. Stevens congressional staff have deep ties to Michigan and bring a wide variety of professional experience to their new roles.

Chief of Staff Justin German is a veteran of Capitol Hill where he previously served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Director for Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster (NH-02).  Justin has a record of working on complex policy challenges on issues like manufacturing innovation, workforce development, and opioid misuse.

District Director Colleen Pobur is an experienced senior executive with thirty years of diverse experience in government, economic development and public policy development. She has deep ties to Michigan’s 11th District as a result of serving as Plymouth’s Mayor Pro Tem for many years, developing the award winning, groundbreaking concessions program at DTW’s McNamara Terminal and serving as a Liquor Control Commissioner for the state.

Legislative Director Sarah Reingold joins Rep. Stevens from Congressman Bill Pascrell’s office (NJ-09), where she managed his Ways and Means Committee work on healthcare. She previously worked for Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (NY), overseeing the Senator’s Aging Committee work, in addition to advising her on health, education, and labor policy. Sarah lives part-time with her fiancé in the City of Detroit. 

Press Secretary Blake McCarren was the Communications Director on Rep. Stevens’ campaign. Blake has worked for campaigns and advocacy organizations in Michigan and Washington, D.C., and holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan.

Deputy District Director Eli Isaguirre has advocated for working families throughout his exciting career, having held positions at the Michigan Education Association, Michigan Nurses Association, Michigan AFL-CIO, and Michigan Consumers for Healthcare. Eli looks forward to taking this experience to make sure everyone in the 11th District has access to affordable, quality, healthcare.  

Legislative Assistant Casey Denoyer is a native of Novi, Michigan and holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and a Masters of Public Administration from  George Washington University. Prior to joining the office, she worked with labor groups and other key stakeholders on policy development for a big three U.S. automaker.

Legislative Correspondent Sanjay Reddy joins Rep. Stevens’ office with experience as a data scientist at a major health-technology startup. Sanjay grew up in West Bloomfield, Michigan and holds a Bachelor of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Michigan.

Scheduler John Martin worked on Rep. Stevens’ campaign, where he served as a Scheduler and Special Events Coordinator. In November of 2018, he was appointed Special Assistant to the Transition. Born and raised in Michigan, John has a passion for serving the people of the Midwest.

Staff Assistant Brendan Greenlee grew up in northern Oakland County and has a background in data analysis and artificial intelligence. Most recently, Brendan graduated from Miami University of Ohio in December 2018 with a degree in Political Science and a minor in Data Analytics.

Outreach Manager Hannah Gyani joins Rep. Stevens’ office with two years of experience in a congressional office and has a Masters of Social Work with a specialization in policy. Having grown up in the 11th district, she is excited to represent Rep. Stevens and serve the community.

Press and Technology Associate, Julia Fegan, has a rich background in marketing, design, and technology, and moved to Michigan over a year ago to be closer to new family. Most recently, Julia worked on Rep. Stevens’ campaign as a Digital Organizer.

Caseworker Zach Rich received his Bachelor's Degree in public affairs and international studies and a Master's in public administration from Wayne State University. He currently serves on the Farmington Public School Board and previously worked as a Deputy Treasurer for Oakland County, where he helped Michiganders who were facing foreclosure.