The NJC Team

Executive Office

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

Provost Joy D. Lyngar

Chief of Operations & Finance Patrick M. Grimes

Executive Assistant Chrystn Eads

Academic Department

Senior Academic Director Katheryn Yetter

Program Attorney Brooke Sempel

Judicial Education Manager Mary Burdick

Judicial Education Manager Bryan Walker

Registrar/Judicial Studies Program Coordinator Muriel M. Bartlett

Scholarship Coordinator Brenda Pardini

Course Administrator Angelena Bonano

Course Administrator Lynn Portillo

Course Administrator Patrick Winans

Intern Jennifer Rogers

Research Assistant Katie Snider

Judicial Fellow Gayle Williams-Byers


Special Projects, Custom Courses and International Programs

Director William J. Brunson


Online Learning & Faculty Development

Director Joseph Sawyer

Online Learning 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

Communications & Marketing Assistant and Social Media Specialist
Anna-Leigh Firth

Finance Department

Director of Finance Nina M. Tirona

Accounting Manager Susan O’Haro

Staff Accountant Sue DeFuentes

Accounting Specialist Annalie Harvey

Finance Department Intern Josiah Dowell

Research Assistant Evan Murphy


Human Resources &
Facilities Department

Director Sandra DeGaine

Hospitality & Events Manager Lonnie Shodeen


Advancement Department

Director of Advancement Susan Robinson

Special Projects Assistant Vivienne French

Post-Graduate Fellow Brian Lee



IT/AV Manager – UNR Services Tony Scronce