The NJC Team

Executive Office

President & CEO  Hon. Benes Z. Aldana (Ret.)

Provost Joy D. Lyngar

Chief Financial Officer & Chief of Strategic Engagement Patrick M. Grimes

Chief of Staff & Assistant to President Chrystn Eads

Academic Department

Associate Provost for Academic Affairs Katheryn Yetter

Senior Judicial Education Manager Bryan Walker

Program Attorney Brooke Sempel

Judicial Education Manager Mary Burdick

Registrar/Judicial Studies Program Coordinator Beth Loureiro

Course Administrator Lynn Portillo

Course Administrator Erin O’Brien

NHTSA Judge-in-Residence Earl Pendrod


Special Projects, Custom Courses and International Programs

Director William J. Brunson

Distinguished Fellow Keith Fisher

Judicial Fellow Gayle Williams-Byers

Research Fellow & Judicial Identification Specialist Brian Lee, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Katie Snider



Online Learning & Faculty Development

Director Joseph Sawyer

Program Manager Elizabeth Morgan-Beesley


National Tribal Judicial Center

Director Hon. Jan W. Morris (Ret.)

Program Manager Charisse Abbie


Communications & Marketing

Director Ed Cohen

Technology & Campaigns Manager Sheena Britschgi

Interns Emerson Drewes and Olive Giner


Finance Department

Director of Finance Nina M. Tirona

Staff Accountant Sue DeFuentes

Accounting Specialist Annalie Harvey

Research Assistant Evan Murphy

Operations Manager Tami White

UNR IT Systems Administrator


Advancement Department

Director of Advancement Susan Robinson

Director of Strategic Initiatives Konstantina Vagenas