Meet the Panelists!

Gabriela Chavez
OKCMAR Board Member and NAHREP OKC President

My most important role in life is being a mom to four children! I am passionate about being of service to others and helping others in many different ways. I enjoy being involved in my community; and helping people become homeowners is one of my main goals in life.

I have been married 24 years and could not accomplish most of what I do without my husband’s never ending support. Educating the Hispanic community about homeownership is something I dedicate my time to because of my personal background. Being a part of NAHREP has helped elevate my motivation for being involved in homeowners’ rights and, as the motto says, help advance in sustainable Hispanic homeownership.

Michael G. Figgins
Executive Director, Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma

Mr. Figgins received his B.A. from Arizona State University in 1977 and his J.D. from the School of Law at Gonzaga University in 1980. He has spent 33 of his years in practice as an attorney providing legal services to the underprivileged.

He practiced as both a staff attorney and a managing attorney with Dakota Plains Legal Services in Mission, South Dakota, and then became the managing attorney for Community Legal Services in Yuma, Arizona. In 1989, he was chosen as the Executive Director of Western Nebraska Legal Services.

In 1995, Mr. Figgins began serving as the Executive Director of Jacksonville Area Legal Aid (JALA).

As Executive Director of Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma since 2012, he is responsible for developing staff, program and community resources.

Mr. Figgins is licensed in Arizona, Florida, Nebraska and South Dakota.

Ge’Andra D. Johnson
Staff Attorney & Legal Program Director
Metropolitan Fair Housing Council of Oklahoma

Ge’Andra Johnson serves as Staff Attorney and Legal Program Director of the Metropolitan Fair Housing Council, supervising MFHC’s Cooperating Attorney Referral Program and Law Department. She joined MFHC as a legal intern and volunteer Fair Housing Tester while a law student at the University of Oklahoma (OU). In 2015, she joined MFHC’s staff as a Law Clerk/Testing Coordinator. She received her Juris Doctorate from OU College of Law in 2015 and has been licensed by the Oklahoma Bar Association as well as the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma since 2016. In 2016, due to her outstanding community service and her service as a volunteer tester and law clerk for MFHC, she was awarded the prestigious two (2) year Gallogly Family Foundation Public Interest Law Fellowship of $100,000.00 ($50,000 per year) to start her public interest legal career as a Staff Attorney at MFHC.

Since then, Ms. Johnson has advocated for individuals in numerous civil rights lawsuits in state and federal court. Most notably, Ms. Johnson served as lead investigator and attorney liaison with MFHC’s Cooperating Attorneys on a sexual harassment lawsuit (Metropolitan Fair Housing Council of Oklahoma, Inc., et al. v. Walter Ray Pelfrey, etc., et al.) settled by a consent decree in the United States District Court of the Western District of Oklahoma on December 7, 2017 for $800,000.

Monty Milburn, REALTOR®
Chinowth and Cohen Realtors

Monty has been a member of OKCMAR for over 25 years and has an extremely diverse client base.  He was a founding member and president of the Diversity Business Association, an association that promoted LGBTQ+ businesses and their allies.

April J. Moaning
Attorney, Moaning Law PLLC
Supervising Attorney, Metro Fair Housing Council of Oklahoma

April J. Moaning, Esq. holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Oklahoma State University (OSU) and received an academic scholarship from the University of Tulsa College of Law (TU College of Law), where she later earned her Juris Doctor.

After her admission to the Oklahoma Bar in 2013, Ms. Moaning began her legal career as a solo practitioner with an emphasis on criminal defense and family law. She later served as staff counsel at Liberty Mutual Insurance Company where she gained experience in the areas of insurance defense and civil litigation matters involving personal injury and property damage. After her tenure at Liberty Mutual Insurance, Ms. Moaning re-opened her private practice. She currently represents clients in family, business, personal injury, landlord-tenant, and civil matters. Ms. Moaning currently serves as Chairperson for the Oklahoma Bar Association (OBA) Young Lawyers Division (YLD) Board of Directors. The YLD was organized in 1966 to provide an avenue for Oklahoma’s young lawyers to work on bar-related and public service-related projects. All members of the OBA in good standing who were first admitted to the practice of law in the past 10 years are automatically YLD members.

Ms. Moaning has served as a Volunteer Fair Housing Tester with the Metropolitan Fair Housing Council of Oklahoma, Inc. (MFHC) Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) for more than four (4) years. She joined MFHC’s Fair Housing CDBG Program in November 2020 as a part-time Supervising Attorney (Contractual), with duties including guiding MFHC’s student legal intern serving under MFHC’s Fair Housing CDBG Program. 

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