The Staff and Organization

The Commission has 6 staff positions, including 4 attorneys and 2 administrative staff. The legal staff is comprised of Lynn A. Helland, Executive Director and General Counsel; Glenn J. Page, Deputy Executive Director; Casimir J. Swastek, Staff Attorney; and Margaret N. Rynier, Staff Attorney. The administrative staff is comprised of Camella Thompson, Senior Administrative Assistant, and Celeste Alexander, Secretary. All Commission staff are State of Michigan employees.

The Executive Director and General Counsel is hired by, and reports directly to, the Commission. The Executive Director oversees the intake and investigation of complaints and is the examiner handling the formal proceedings. The Executive Director is also the primary liaison between the Commission and the judiciary, the public, and the media.

The Commission’s staff attorneys are responsible for the evaluation and investigation of grievances. The staff attorneys serve as associate examiners during formal proceedings. The examiner, with the assistance of the staff attorneys, is responsible for preparing cases for hearing and presenting the evidence that supports the charges before the master. They also prepare legal briefs addressing master’s reports, and present cases orally and in writing in hearings before the Commission and the Michigan Supreme Court.  


Lynn Helland became the Executive Director and General Counsel on February 6, 2017.  Before joining the Commission he worked as an Assistant United States Attorney for 34 years.  Mr. Helland has been a member of the State Bar of Michigan since 1980.

Glenn Page was named Deputy  Executive Director of the Commission in February 2017 after serving as Interim Executive Director and General Counsel for the prior six months. Before joining the Commission as a Staff Attorney in November 2009, he worked for 27 years as an assistant prosecutor in the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office. Mr. Page has been a member of the State Bar of Michigan since 1981.

Staff Attorney Cas Swastek joined the Commission in August 1997. His legal work in private practice focused on commercial litigation and the defense of legal and accounting malpractice claims. Mr. Swastek has been a member of the State Bar of Michigan since 1989.

Staff Attorney Maggie Rynier joined the Commission in January 2011. She worked for 25 years as an assistant prosecutor in the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office. Ms Rynier has been a member of the State Bar of Michigan since 1982.