CRASIF Administration: 517.371.7880
Claims: 810.844.8137
Safety & Risk Control: 810.355.8642


Jim deSpelder – CRASIF Administrator
Jim was hired in August, 2010, as CRASIF administrator, and on January 1, 2011, he officially assumed the full duties of Mack Rabourn, the former long-time administrator who resigned at the end of December, 2010. Jim is an attorney with expertise in insurance law and managing group self-insurance funds. His group fund administration experience includes the MASB-SEG Property and Casualty Pool, the Middle Cities Risk Management Trust and the Middle Cities Workers’ Compensation Fund. Jim has been married to Therese for over 20 years and they are blessed to have three boys. Jim enjoys athletic activity, coaching basketball, and being a husband and a dad.



Doris BaakkoController

Doris joined the staff on August 27, 2012 as an Accountant/Administrative Assistant. She was promoted to Controller in 2016. She graduated from Michigan Technology University in accounting, worked in a CPA firm and was the office manager/chief accountant at a NAPA store. She is a Yooper and proud of it.

Janet Wise – Administrative Assistant

Janet was hired on July 16, 2018 as an Administrative Assistant through a joint venture with CRA. She splits her timely evenly between CRASIF and CRA. She currently works for CRA in the AM and for CRASIF in the PM.