Our Staff


Katie White

Executive Director &
Accredited Immigration Legal Representative


Katie is the founder of the Immigrant Connection at City Life Church and has been practicing immigration law as a Department of Justice Representative since its opening in March of 2015. She has a passion for social justice and believes strongly in the importance of a good cup of coffee. Katie graduated from GVSU with a degree in Human Rights and Social Photojournalism and is currently pursuing her Juris Doctor at WMU Cooley School of Law. When Katie is not at work, church, or school, she enjoys film photography, listening to her husband play piano and maintaining her ever-growing urban farm.



Adriana Rodriguez Vazquez

Accredited Immigration Legal Representative 

Adriana started at Immigrant Connection in January 2017 as an intern. Her passion for helping others inspired her to get more involved with Immigrant Connection that she did training to become a DOJ Representative. She has graduated from GRCC with her associates and hopes to obtain her bachelor's at GVSU. When she is not at work she enjoys spending time with her husband Yobani and their spoiled dog Coco.


Janice Barbee

Accredited Immigration Legal Representative

Janice began her adventure with IC in 2017 as a volunteer and quickly figured out how vital and enjoyable this advocacy work is.  She took the plunge and became accredited as part of a team effort to build our organization's capacity in order to serve more people in our community who wouldn't otherwise have options.  Her favorite parts of the job are working with our elderly refugee clients and being part of a "dream team" of dedicated, really hard-working, smart and fun people. Life outside of work is all about her family and friends.  She thanks husband Chris and teenage daughters Maya and Janelle for all their support and hopes to continue in this work for as long as possible.  During downtime you will likely find Janice working on home DIY projects, watching Netflix or obsessively reading news online.  


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Cindy Martinez

Accredited Immigration Legal Representative


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Rosa Zarate

Administrative Assistant


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America Ortega

Administrative Assistant


Mick Hanna

Satellite Site Manager and Accredited Immigration Legal Representative

Outpost Immigrant Connection



Bob Gray

Satellite Site Manager

Immigrant Connection at Hart Wesleyan