NASJE Committees

Bylaws, Policy, and Procedures Committee
Purpose: The By-Laws, Policy and Procedures Committee was created to periodically review and purpose amendments to the Association’s Constitution and By-Laws and policies and procedures for the purposes of updating and revision as necessary.

  • Kelly Tait, VT (Chair)  (as President-Elect)
  • Jill Goski, MN (as President)
  • Marty Sullivan, AR (as Past-President)
  • Margaret Allen (as Vice-President)
  • Board Liaison: Kelly Tait

Curriculum Committee
Purpose: Develop, maintain, and assist with the implementation of a curriculum for state judicial branch educators based on NASJE’s core competencies.  This curriculum will be incorporated into NASJE’s annual conference education programming and other judicial branch education offerings for its members, and will serve as a resource for members to use locally.

  • Caroline Kirkpatrick, VA (Co-Chair)
  • Jeff Schrade, AZ (Co-Chair)
  • Stephanie Hemmert , DC
  • Stephen Feiler, PA
  • Martha Martin, FL
  • Anthony Simones, MO
  • Robin Wosje, VA
  • Board Liaison: Jeff Schrade

Diversity, Fairness and Access
Purpose: The Diversity Committee was created to recommend methods and opportunities for addressing diversity issues and implementing greater diversity within the Association, its projects, and products. The Diversity Committee is intended to work with the other committees and the Board in obtaining goals related to diversity issues.

  • Kelly Tait (Co-Chair)
  • Todd Brower (Co-Chair)
  • Denise Dancy, VA NCSC (2013)
  • Jill Goski, MN (2013)
  • Ronald Truss, AL
  • Michael Roosevelt, CA (2013)
  • Jennifer Juhler, IA
  • Kelly Tait, VT
  • Joseph Sawyer, NV
  • Board Liaison: Cynthia Davis

Education Committee
Purpose: The Education Committee was established to plan and implement the educational components of the Association’s annual conference.

  • Lee Ann Barnhardt, Co-chair
  • Anne Jordan, Co-Chair
  • Michael Roosevelt
  • Margaret R. Allen, NASJE VP
  • Jill Goski, NASJE President
  • Crystal Banks
  • Janice Calvi-Ruimerman Esq.
  • Ileen D. Gerstenberger
  • Denise Kilwein
  • Dottie McDonald
  • Crystal Duarte
  • Anthony Simones
  • Joy Lyngar
  • Peter Koelling
  • Barry Forrest
  • Board Liaison: Meredith Hofford

Fundraising Committee
Purpose: The Fundraising Committee was established to research, identify, and obtain funding sources to support the goals of the Association.

  • Tom Langhorne, UT (Co-Chair)
  • Claudia Fernandes, CA (Co-Chair)
  • Jill Goski, MN (as President)
  • Kelly Tait, VT (as President-Elect)
  • Margaret Allen, OH (as Vice President)
  • Marty Sullivan, AR (as Past President)
  • William Brunson, NV
  • Judith Anderson, WA
  • Dottie McDonald, TX
  • Joseph Sawyer, NV – Endowment Fund Chair
  • Board Liaisons: Merry Hofford and Jeff  Schrade

Futures Advisory Committee
Purpose: The purpose of the NASJE Futures Committee is to identify trends and make forecasts of emerging issues, knowledge, and information that have the potential to significantly impact NASJE and the practice of judicial branch education in the United States and to report those trends and forecasts to the NASJE Board and membership.

  • Marty Sullivan, AR (Chair)
  • Amy McDowell, NCSC
  • Joseph Sawyer, NJC
  • Sue Tate, OK
  • Gavin Lane, CA
  • Susan Love, MN
  • Blan Teagle, FL
  • Rich Reaves, GA
  • Katheryn Yetter, NJC
  • M. Christy Tull, OH
  • Jill Goski, MN
  • Board Liaison: Lee Ann Barnhardt

International Committee
Purpose: The International Task Group was established as a result of a strategic planning session in February 1997 to address Board goals of expanding NASJE’s focus to international judicial and justice system education. It is also intended to recognize the contributions of NASJE’s growing international membership to the profession.

  • Claudia Fernandes, CA (Co-Chair)
  • David Gordon, NV (Co-Chair)
  • Joan Bishop, NH (2013)
  • Jeff Apperson, IACA
  • William Brunson, NV
  • Hon. Barbara Harcourt, IN
  • Ellen Marshall, DC
  • Lamar McCorkle, TX
  • Milt Nuzum, OH
  • Hon. Cornelia Mews, Ontario
  • Board Liaison: Cynthia Davis, MS

Membership/Mentor Committee
Purpose: The Membership Committee, a standing committee appointed pursuant to Article VI, Sections 1 and 2 of the Constitution and Bylaws, exist to support and enhance both continuing membership in NASJE and new members by ensuring that each member is aware of the resources available to them through their NASJE membership and has access to those resources and services.

  • Margaret Allen, OH (Co-Chair)
  • Joy Lyngar, NV (Co-Chair)
  • Johnathan Bowers, UT
  • John Meeks, NCSC
  • Cornelia Mews, Ontario
  • Mary Kennedy, PA
  • Rose Patterson, FL
  • Danica Winter, FL
  • Board Liaison: Marty Sullivan

Newsletter Committee
Purpose: The Newsletter Committee was established to determine content, write, edit, and produce a newsletter for the membership of the Association.

  • John Newell, NV (Chair)
  • Christal Keegan, NV
  • Lee Ann Barnhardt, ND
  • Jennifer Wadsworth, IA
  • Christine Christopherson, SD
  • Kelly Tait, VT
  • Nancy Smith, WA
  • Michael Roosevelt, CA
  • David Gordon, NV
  • Special Advisor: Steve Circeo (Non-Member)
  • Board Liaison: Kelly Tait, VT

Nominating Committee
Purpose: The Nominating Committee was created to make recommendations to the Board and the membership regarding individuals to serve in leadership positions. The committee solicits input from the membership regarding potential leaders, assesses members’ interest in serving in leadership positions, and assures that those nominated or voicing interest in serving are qualified to serve. This expedites the election process. It is a goal of the Association to encourage all full members to participate in the governance of the Association through the elective process.

  • Marty Sullivan, AR (Chair)
  • Nancy Smith, AZ (Western Region Representative)
  • Denise Kilwein, KS (Midwestern Region Representative)
  • Joan Bishop, NH (Northeastern Region Representative)
  • Robin Wosje, VA (Southeastern Region Representative)

Website & Technology Committee
Purpose: The Website and Technology Committee ensures that the Website provides resources, information and communication networks for NASJE membership and their colleagues. In addition, this committee will identify the technology needs of our members and act on providing resources and services.

  • Joseph Sawyer, NV (Chair)
  • Rob Godfrey, UT
  • Jeff Schrade, AZ
  • Jesse Walker, WA
  • Phil Schopick, OH
  • Special Advisor: Steve Circeo (Non-member)
  • Board Liaison: Mary Kennedy

Special Appointments

  • COSCA Education Liaison Committee – John Meeks
  • Michigan State University Judicial Administration Program – Blan Teagle
  • Century Council – Claudia Fernandes
  • NCSC – M. Christy Tull
  • Traffic RIF – Paul Biderman
  • PIO – Joseph Sawyer