Board of Trustees

The College’s 21-member Board of Trustees sets policy, fosters a climate of excellence, promotes the development of innovative judicial education programs, and provides leadership in achieving the NJC’s mission. Trustees are dedicated individuals from diverse fields encompassing the law and the judiciary as well as business and corporate areas.

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Chair, Hon. Christopher T. Whitten

Chair Elect, Alan R. Brayton, Esq.

Treasurer, Hon. Leslie A. Hayashi (Ret.)

Secretary, Ann Thornton Field, Esq.

Immediate Past Chair, Peter Bennett, Esq.

Hon. Mary-Margaret Anderson (Ret.)

Norma Barnes-Euresti, Esq.

Hon. Stephen K. Benjamin

Hon. Margarita B. Bernal (Ret.)

Edward R. Blumberg, Esq.

Pamela A. Bresnahan, Esq.

Douglas A. Cannon, Esq.

Hon. Toni E. Clarke (Ret.)

A. Clifford Edwards, Esq.

Kim Dean Hogrefe, Esq.

Robert Hunter, Esq.

Robert L. Parks, Esq.

Darcee S. Siegel, Esq.


Angelina Tsu, Esq.

Sandra S. Yamate, Esq.
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