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 served as a Director for the NACM Board of Directors from 2016-2019, and was elected Secretary/Treasurer in 2019. In addition, he is fulfilling a three-year term on the Joint Technology Committee (JTC).
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.
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45th Circuit Court, St. Joseph County
P.O. Box 189
Centreville, MI 49032
Kathryn Griffin is the Court Administrator for the Circuit and Probate Courts in St. Joseph County, Michigan. She has been Circuit Court Administrator since 2005 and added the role of Probate Court Administrator in 2013. Prior to becoming Administrator she was employed as the Circuit Court Judicial Assistant beginning in 1997. She is responsible for maintaining judges trial docket, caseflow management, reporting requirements to the State Administrative Office as well as all human resources for the courts.
Ms. Griffin is the immediate past president of the Michigan Association of Circuit Court Administrators and served as president from 2011-2017. Prior to becoming president of the association, she was vice president from 2009-2011.
Ms. Griffin attended Kellogg Community College and Glen Oaks Community College. She is a graduate of the National Center For State Courts Court Manager Program. She graduated from the Michigan State Judicial Administration Program in 2013. She currently serves as chair of NACM's Core Committee and vice chair of the Communications Committee. She also serves on the State Association Committee, Conference Development Committee, and Membership Committee.
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 Assistant Court Administrator for Unit 1 which is comprised 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 of the judicial dashboard that is utilized across the state by judges and court administrators. Kelly was recently appointed to be the Language Access Coordinator for the North Dakota Court System.
Kelly has served on the NACM Board of Directors since 2019 and in 2022 she was elected to serve as NACM’s secretary treasurer. She is currently the 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). Her fellowship paper entitled “Caseflow Management in North Dakota: From Measurement to Management” documented the recent changes in North Dakota rules and policies and discussed recommendations for the future of caseflow management in North Dakota.
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.
2020 - 2023
Town of Silverthorne
601 Center Circle, PO Box 1309
Silverthorne, CO 80498
Angie VanSchoick is the Town Clerk / Court Administrator with the Town of Silverthorne, as of January 18, 2022. In this role, she is responsible for all court operations, including the implementation of policies and procedures, general administration, and jury management. She is also responsible for town functions, serving Town Council and maintaining the records for the town. Over the past nine years, she has expanded her court presence by serving on the Board of the Colorado Association for Municipal Court Administration (CAMCA). She currently serves as Immediate Past President and Treasurer of CAMCA, in addition to maintaining their website, serving as a trainer, and providing general oversight.
Ms. VanSchoick is a licensed macro level social worker in the State of Colorado and Michigan, receiving her MSW from the University of Michigan in 2007. Her focus was on Policy, Evaluation, Community Organization, and Community Social Systems, which has provided her with a solid background to assist her Court and CAMCA. As a lifelong learner, she welcomes opportunities to expand her knowledge and knows that serving as a NACM Director will assist in that expansion.
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.
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.
2020 - 2023
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 worked in the New Jersey Judiciary in the Essex County Criminal Division, AOC-Family Practice Division, in the Morris County Family, Operations, and Criminal Divisions (serving as Division Manager in each), in the Burlington County Probation Division as Chief Probation Officer, and currently serves as the Trial Court Administrator for the Middlesex County Superior Court. He is President of the Mid-Atlantic Association for Court Management and a Past Director on the Board of the National Association for Court Management. He has served as a member of the Advisory Committee to the National Center for State Courts’, Pretrial Justice and the State Courts Initiative, and a member of the National Judicial Opioid Task Force.
2020 - 2023
Supreme Court of Virginia
100 North 9th St, 3rd Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Kent Pankey is the senior planner in the Department of Judicial Planning, Office of the Executive Secretary, Supreme Court of Virginia (Virginia’s AOC), where he has worked since 2005. His current duties relate primarily to comprehensive projects involving strategic planning and performance measurement and management. He also staffs commissions and study groups, writes and edits reports and newsletters, and supports educational and technical assistance programs.
Admitted to the Virginia State Bar in 1988, Kent began his career at the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) where he held a variety of positions including staff attorney, departmental director, senior analyst, and head of the institutional review board. He advised judges, court administrators, legislative officials, media representatives. and others on a wide range of issues related to courts and their operation. Kent staffed or directed federally-funded, national-scope research projects on subjects including alternative dispute resolution, court coordination of family cases, the management of budget cutbacks, habeas corpus in state and federal courts, and futures studies and strategic planning in state courts. He was a contributing writer and for several years the managing editor for the annual Report on Trends in the State Courts and also the director of the Survey of Judicial Salaries.
Kent received a B.A. in Political Science from Hampden-Sydney College and a J.D. from the College of William and Mary. He is an ICM Fellow (Class of 1999) and a certified ICM instructor for the courses Accountability and Court Performance, Executive Decision Making, Leadership, Modern Court Governance, and Visioning and Strategic Planning. He has been a member of NACM since 1994 and has been an active member of the Education, Communication, and Membership Committees. Recently, he has been an editor for NACM’s new Media Guide and has authored or coauthored several articles for The Court Manager.
2022 - 2025
Union City Municipal Court
5060 Union Street
Union City, GA 30291 > Read Biography
Kristie Collier-Tucker 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 partneships with other programs.
Under Mrs. Collier-Tucker’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-Tucker 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.
2022 - 2025
DeKalb State & Magistrate Courts
556 N McDonough St
Decatur, GA 30030 > Read Biography
Mary Bell was appointed as the DeKalb County Clerk of State and Magistrate Courts in December of 2021. As Clerk, Ms. Bell supports 12 elected judges and directs the execution of administrative duties for both courts while leading over 100 employees. Ms. Bell also supports the administrative, technological, and budgetary needs of the DeKalb County Marshal and DeKalb County Probation.
Throughout her career, Ms. Bell has worked in clerk’s offices in three jurisdictions leading various aspects of operations and administration. While working through the ranks, she has spearheaded numerous projects that increased efficiency by developing employee skillsets, implementing innovative technologies, and improving public access to records. Some of the areas she has had oversight of include capital projects, information technology, talent management, budget administration, court programs, and community events.
Bell earned an Executive MBA from Kennesaw State University, is a credentialed Project Management Professional, and a graduate of Leadership DeKalb class of 2020. Bell is also a member of the National Association for Court Management and Georgia Council of Court Administrators.
She serves on the board of the Dr. Annise Mabry Foundation, a 501(c)(3) focused on improving the opportunities of homeless LGBTQ youth, sex trafficking survivors, and adult learners by helping them earn their high school diplomas. Bell also serves on the executive board of the NewRock Chapter of Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc.
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.