Administrative Office of the Courts
601 Commonwealth Ave., Ste. 1500
Harrisburg, PA 17106-1260
Rick Pierce, Judicial Programs Administrator of the Judicial District Operations and Programs Department, has served in the field of court administration for the past twenty-nine years. Prior to his appointment at the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts, Pierce was the district court administrator for Cumberland County. Prior to his 4 ½ year tenure as court administrator, Pierce was the assistant administrator for the 9th judicial district from 1988-1997.
As judicial programs administrator, he is responsible for implementation of programs and education in court administration at the general and limited jurisdiction court levels.
Pierce served as the President for the Mid-Atlantic Association for Court Management for 2005-2006. Previously he has served on the MAACM advisory board from 1997-2005.
A graduate from Washington and Lee University, Pierce received his Masters in Public Administration from Shippensburg University in 1995. He has been an active member of the Pennsylvania Association of Court Management, (PACM) since its inception in 1989. He has served as a board member from 1994-2001, culminating in his presidency in 2000-2001.
Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts
240 N Stone Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701
Tina M. Mattison is the Deputy Court Administrator of the Pima County Superior Court in Tucson, Arizona, serving as the senior executive officer for the Consolidated Justice Courts. Previously, she served as the Deputy Court Administrator for Pima County’s Juvenile Court from 2015-2022 and worked for both Riverside and Orange County Superior Courts in California from 1988-2015.
Ms. Mattison holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from California State University, Fullerton and is a 2011 Graduate Fellow of the Institute for Court Management’s Court Executive Development Program. During his tenure with the courts, she has led numerous successful improvement projects, including caseflow management revisions, strategic planning, vicarious trauma training for staff, and the use of evidence-based practices in juvenile probation. Additionally, she has served on numerous state and national court management committees addressing the use of technology in the courts, courthouse security, and the professional development of court managers.
Ms. Mattison is currently the Vice President for the National Association for Court Management. Ms. Mattison is certified faculty for the Institute for Court Management’s Operations Management course and is a contributing editor to the National Center for State Court’s annual report Trends in State Courts.
Northeast and Northeast Central Judicial Districts
124 South 4th Street
Grand Forks, ND 58201 > Read Biography
Kelly Hutton has worked for the North Dakota Court System since January 2007 and is currently the Court Administrator for Unit 1 which is comprised of two judicial districts with a total of 13 counties and 11 judges. She has served on local committees and assisted in the implementation of many projects in North Dakota. Kelly currently works with the statewide Caseflow Management Committee, chairs the Digital Recording Workgroup, and the technology sub-group of the caseflow committee, which assisted in the creation and implementation of the judicial dashboard that is utilized across the state by judges, clerks, staff attorneys and court administrators. In 2022, Kelly was appointed to be the Language Access Coordinator for the North Dakota Court System.
Kelly has served on the NACM Board of Directors since 2019. She is currently the vice-chair of the CORE Committee where she has played an integral role in the creation, roll-out, and maintenance of the CORE Champion Program.
In 2015, Kelly completed the Court Management Program and in 2017 completed her ICM Fellowship through the National Center for State Courts (NCSC). Kelly holds a B.A. in Legal Studies from Hamline University, where she also had minors in Economics and Political Science. She obtained her Master's in Public Administration from the University of North Dakota in 2021.
Superior Court of NJ - Middlesex Vicinage
56 Paterson St.
New Brunswick, NJ 08903-2691
Greg Lambard began his career with the State of New Jersey in 1991 after obtaining a BA in Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland and a MA in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University. He has served in the State Judiciary in various administrative roles and as a researcher/statistician. Additionally, he served two years in the New Jersey Governor’s Office, as Special Assistant to the State’s Chief Information Officer.
He has managed criminal courts, family courts, operations, and probation. He currently serves as the Trial Court Administrator for the Middlesex County Superior Court in New Jersey. He is a Past President of the Mid-Atlantic Association for Court Management and sat for two terms as a Director on the Board of the National Association for Court Management (NACM). Currently, he is the Secretary/Treasurer for NACM. He is a past member of the Advisory Committee to the National Center for State Courts’ (NCSC), Pretrial Justice and the State Courts Initiative, a past member of the National Judicial Opioid Task Force, a current member of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges’ DV Aware Taskforce, and a current member of the NCSC Court Consulting Services Division Advisory Council. He is also an Institute for Court Management certified instructor for caseflow and workflow management.
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Texas Office of Court Administration
205 W. 14th Street, Ste. 600
Austin, TX 78701
Jeffrey Tsunekawa is currently the Director of Research and Court Services at the Texas Office of Court Administration, where he oversees a unit that prepares statistical and data reports, responds to proposed legislation and provides administrative and technical support to courts across the State of Texas. Prior to that, he was the Judicial Operations Manager for Seattle Municipal Court in Washington State, overseeing jury operations, courtroom judicial operations and responsibility for both the digital and paper records of the court. Prior to becoming the Judicial Operations Manager, he was the Senior Executive Assistant to the seven elected Judges and six Magistrates for the Seattle Municipal Court. He previously held positions of similar responsibility at King County Superior Court before joining the Seattle Municipal Court.
Mr. Tsunekawa received a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences from Washington State University in 2007, and a Master’s of Public Administration from Seattle University in 2016. Mr. Tsunekawa was a member of the Washington State District and Municipal Court Management Association, from 2011 to 2018. In 2016, Mr. Tsunekawa became a Fellow of the Institute of Court Management with the National Center for State Courts. He has been a member of the National Association for Court Management since 2007 and has served on multiple committees, including: Ethics, Communications, Nominations, and Membership. He has served on NACM Board of Directors since 2016. In addition, he is fulfilling a three-year term on the Joint Technology Committee (JTC).
2021 - 2024
Hawai'i State Judiciary
417 S King Street, Suite 206-A
Honolulu, HI 96813 > Read Biography
Brandon Kimura is the Deputy Administrative Director of the Courts for the Hawai'i State Judiciary. He previously served as Special Assistant to Hawai'i Administrative Director of the Courts Rod Maile, Special Assistant/Staff Attorney to Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald of the Hawai'i Supreme Court, an attorney in private practice in Hawai'i and Indiana, a judicial law clerk to Chief Judge Margret Robb of the Indiana Court of Appeals, and Co-Editor-in-Chief of the University of Hawai'i Law Review.
Brandon is a graduate of Lewis & Clark College and the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawai'i, and is a Fellow of the National Center for State Courts' Institute for Court Management (ICM). He has led work groups to review and update several NACM CORE curricula, and is a certified faculty member for the following ICM courses: Visioning and Strategic Planning, Operations Management, Leadership, Public Relations, Educational Development, and Project Management.
2021 - 2024
Clark County Superior Court
1200 Franklin St
Vancouver, WA 98660
Cheryl Stone is currently the Court Administrator at the Clark County Superior Court in Vancouver, Washington.
Ms. Stone received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Northwest Nazarene University, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Court Management (2012) with the National Center for State Courts (NCSC). Cheryl is a member of the Association of Washington Superior Court Administrators (AWSCA). She has been a member of the National Association for Court Management since 2008. Ms. Stone has appeared on the Center for Court Innovation’s New Thinking Podcast in February 2018. Her Fellows research was featured in the 2013 Spring edition of the Court Manager.
Cheryl has worked at the State Court Administrative Offices in Oregon and in both general and limited jurisdiction courts. Ms. Stone served on the Board for the Oregon Association for Court Administrators. She has worked with national, state, and local organizations on a variety of justice related projects. Ms. Stone currently serves as the NACM Director and Chair of the Membership Committee, the AWSCA Education Committee, Administrative Office of Courts (AOC) Institute for New Court Employees’, AOC Board of Judicial Administration Policy and Planning Committee, Statewide Blake Resentencing Workgroup, Department of Corrections Virtual Court Processes, and the NSCS Court Consulting Services Advisory Council.
First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
City Hall, Room 359
1400 JFK Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Creadell Webb is the Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Officer for the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania (FJD). He is a highly experienced and accomplished professional with a proven track record of success in creating inclusive work environments.
Mr. Webb held a variety of positions at the FJD, including judicial law clerk, manager, and deputy chief. In those roles, he demonstrated his ability to lead and motivate teams, draft legal documents, and manage complex projects. He is also a skilled trainer and educator who has conducted numerous Continuing Legal Education (CLE) and educational training programs on DEI.
Mr. Webb earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Howard University and a Juris Doctorate from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Mr. Webb is a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) certified professional and holds a “Diversity and Inclusion” certificate from Cornell University’s online program. He is passionate about creating a more just and equitable society. He is a strong advocate for equity in the court system, the legal world, and society.
2022 - 2025
Jefferson Parish Juvenile Courtt
PO Box 1900
Harvey, LA 70059 > Read Biography
Dawn A. Palermo is the Judicial Administrator for the Jefferson Parish Juvenile Court in Harvey, Louisiana. She has held this position since 2004. In this capacity, she oversees all court programs, employees and finances, negotiates and monitors all contracts and drafts all funding proposals. Ms. Palermo is also currently serving as a board member for the Louisiana Court Administrators Association (LCAA). She is the current columnist for the Courtside Conversation for the National Association of Court Management (NACM). She is a past board member and Communications Committee Chair for NACM. She has also authored the NACM CORE curriculum for budget and financial management.
Prior to her appointment as the Judicial Administrator, Ms. Palermo served as the Deputy Judicial Administrator for Jefferson Parish Juvenile Court from 1999-2004, the Drug Court Administrator for the Adult Drug Court at the 24th Judicial District Court from 1997-1999, a Management Analyst with the Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority from 1995-1997, and as a Liaison to the Louisiana Legislature for Jefferson Parish. Ms. Palermo started both the Jefferson Parish Adult and Juvenile Drug Courts and served on the steering committee to start Jefferson Parish School Based Health Centers. She served as the President of Louisiana Court Administrators Association from 2012 to 2013 and as treasurer and a board member for Louisiana Drug Court Professionals. She was one of the founding members of Louisiana Drug Court Professionals. She also was a founding member and served on the Jefferson Chamber Foundation Academy Board.
Ms. Palermo received a Bachelor’s of Science in Business and Public Administration from Louisiana State University and a Master’s of Public Administration from the University of New Orleans. She is also certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and a SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP). She resides with her husband and daughter in Metairie.
2022 - 2025
Union City Municipal Court
5060 Union Street
Union City, GA 30291 > Read Biography
Kristie Collier currently serves as the Court Administrator and Clerk of Court for the Union City Municipal Court, in Union City, Georgia. There she is responsible for all court operations, including the implementation of policies and procedures of the Court Services department. Union City Municipal Court is a high-volume court, holding more than 20 sessions per month including specialty dockets such as a Under 21 Court, a docket that focuses on defendants who are under 21 at the time of the violation. This docket is an effort to reduce recidivism and improve driver awareness. The court utilizes alternative sentencing principles in all court activities by establishing partnerships with other programs.
Under Mrs. Collier’s leadership the court has received the 2021 Georgia Municipal Court Clerks Councils’ Program of the Year Award for the Union City Community Resource Center. Kristie and her team opened the center in 2021 repurposing a vacant office and turning it into a resource center of law books and forms for use by the public. In addition, the center holds monthly pro-bono sessions by volunteer attorneys for the community to have thirty minute legal advice sessions. The center was featured in the January 2022 GA Courts Journal Magazine.
Kristie also serves as the 2022 President of the Georgia Municipal Court Clerks Council.
She has served in several different Court leadership roles to include Juvenile Court, Superior and State Courts, and Recorders Court.
Mrs. Collier received a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education from South Carolina State University, an ABA approved Paralegal Certificate and Bachelor of Science in Administrative Management from Clayton State University and a MBA with a Human Resources Concentration from Ashford University.
Riverdale Municipal Court
7200 Church Street
Riverdale, GA 30274
Nathaniel Mingo has been the Court Services Director for the City of Riverdale Municipal Court since 2006. Mr. Mingo oversees the Clerk of Court, Probation Departments, and Court Administration in that capacity. Before that appointment, Mr. Mingo served as court docket coordinator for the Fulton County Superior Court Clerks' office. Mr. Mingo is also active in his state association, where he has served as President and is currently serving the association as a board member.
Mr. Mingo holds a B.A. in interdisciplinary studies with concentrations in law and sociology, and he has also obtained a Master's Degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Management and Finance.
Nicole Zoe García
Superior Court in Maricopa County
201 W Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Nicole Zoe García is the Criminal Department Administrator for the Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County, appointed in April 2021. As Administrator, Nicole oversees all criminal court operations for the Superior Court, which is the 4th largest trial court in the country. Prior to that, Nicole served as the Director of Jury Services for Superior Court in Maricopa County from 2017-2021. She has also served in various other capacities in the Court, including in the Court Interpreter's Office and Judge Pro Tempore Administration.
Nicole has served with the Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County for more than 17 years and holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona and a Master of Public Administration from Arizona State University. She is also a 2014 Graduate Fellow of the Institute for Court Management.
Additionally, Nicole has contributed to statewide recommendations for jury operations and COVID court operations, through the Arizona Jury Task Force and the COVID-19 Continuity of Court Operations Workgroup. She also recently served on an Arizona Supreme Court task force to evaluate the use of the Public Safety Assessment tool in Arizona courts.
Nicole has been a member of NACM since 2017 and has served on the Governance committee since 2017, as well as the DEI committee since 2021.
The Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County is the fourth largest trial court system in the country, having more than 150 judicial officers. The court has jurisdiction over all felony cases committed in Maricopa County.
The Criminal Department is the largest department within the court. The department works in collaboration with other criminal justice agencies to efficiently resolve cases in a just manner, respecting the rights of defendants, victims, and the community.
2021 - 2024
Multnomah Circuit Court
1200 SW 1st Avenue, Room 01407
Portland, OR 97204
Roger Rand is the IT Manager for the Multnomah Circuit Court, in Portland, Oregon. The Multnomah Circuit Court is the largest of the 36 judicial districts that make up the Oregon Judicial Department (OJD). The OJD is a statewide general jurisdiction court system. The Multnomah Circuit Court spans 5 court locations and has 56 Judicial officers and over 330 staff that manage all types of case types including municipal parking and traffic cases, civil, criminal, family law, juvenile, and probate.
Roger has a BA in English from the University of Notre Dame. Roger interned with the Oregon Attorney General’s office and started his career in the Multnomah Circuit Court in 1993. He moved into court technology around the year 2000. He worked as an IT Trainer, Help Desk Lead, Help Desk Supervisor and became IT Manager in 2015. Roger’s responsibilities include managing departments that provide technical hardware and software support, software development, training, data analysis, and project management. He is a member of a court management team that oversees all local court operations. He works closely with the OJD’s Enterprise Technology office that oversees the statewide Tyler Odyssey system, the information technology data network and security systems. Roger is also the chair of the Multnomah Circuit Court Diversity Equity and Inclusion committee.
Roger joined the NACM board in July 2021. He is the Vice Chair of the NACM Communication Committee and leads a team of technicians managing NACM’s webpage content. His is also the Vice Chair of the NACM Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.