NASJE Committees & Workgroups

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Standing Committees

Annual Conference Committee
The Annual Conference Committee was established to plan and implement the educational components of the Association’s annual conference.

  • Chair: Janice Calvi-Ruimerman, CT
  • Curriculum Subcommittee Chair: Isabel Alvarez, CT
  • Network / Event Subcommittee Chair: Dan Rettig (Board Liaison)

Bylaws and Policy Manual Revision Committee
The Bylaws and Policy Manual Revision Committee was created to periodically review and propose amendments to the Association’s Constitution and Bylaws and Policies and Procedures Manual for the purposes of updating and revision as necessary.

  • Chair (as Vice President): Joy Lyngar, NV (Board Liaison)

Communications Committee
The Communications Committee is in charge of determining content, writing, editing, and producing a newsletter for the membership of the Association. In addition, this committee ensures that the Website provides resources, information and communication networks for NASJE membership and their colleagues.

  • Co-Chair: Lynne Alexander, MO • email
  • Co-Chair: Nancy Smith, AZ
  • Jessica Foreman, TX (Board Liaison)

Diversity, Fairness and Access Committee
The Diversity, Fairness, and Access 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, Fairness and Access Committee is intended to work with the other committees and the Board in obtaining goals related to diversity issues.

  • Co-Chair: Jennifer Juhler, IA • email
  • Co-Chair: Dana Bartocci, MN
  • Crystal Banks (Board Liaison)

Education and Curriculum Committee
The Education and Curriculum Committee is charged with updating and disseminating the curriculum designs, creating other designs as needed, and planning, developing, and conducting education such as webinars, online courses, etc.

  • Co-Chair: Julia E. Edwards-McDaniel, VA
  • Co-Chair: Ben Barham, AR
  • Todd Brower, CA (Board Liaison)

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

  • Co-Chair: Claudia Fernandes, CA • email
  • Co-Chair: Caroline Kirkpatrick, VA
  • Jeff Schrade, AZ (Board Liaison)

Futures Advisory Committee
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.

  • Co-Chair: Mr. Christopher Fields, OH
  • Co-Chair: Elizabeth Watkins Price, NC • email
  • Janice Calvi-Ruimerman, CT (Board Liaison)

International Committee
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.

  • Co-Chair: Claudia Fernandes, CA • email
  • Co-Chair: Crystal Banks, DC (Board Liaison)

Membership and Mentor Committee
The Membership and Mentor Committee supports and enhances both continuing membership in NASJE and recruits 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. NOTE: You can find the NASJE Mentor and Mentee Applications in the NASJE member area.

  • Co-Chair: Lee Ann Barnhardt, ND • email
  • Co-Chair: Christine Christopherson, NE • email
  • Ileen D. Gerstenberger, ID (Board Liaison)

Nominating Committee
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.

  • Chair (as Immediate Past President): Anthony Simones, MO (Board Liaison)

Young Professionals’ Division of NASJE
This committee will be responsible for identifying the needs of our next generation of NASJE members, including but not limited to efforts in attracting and retaining early career educational professionals, curriculum and/ or web designers, conference planners and any other new career affiliated with NASJE.

  • Co-Chair: Clorissa Prince, AR
  • Co-Chair: Erin Day, LA
  • Bryan Walker, NV (Board Liaison)

Ad Hoc Workgroups

Database Rewrite Workgroup / replacement of JERRIT

  • Co-Chair: Lee Ann Barnhardt, ND • email
  • Co-Chair: Bryan Walker, NV (Board Liaison)

Web-based Course Development / Sharing Workgroup

  • Co-Chair: Jessica Foreman, TX (Board Liaison)
  • Co-Chair: Gabe Goltz, AZ