Candidate for Board of Governors: Matt Brittain
Advancements in information technology will continue to improve processes in the courts, but a court is only as good as the people that are doing the work in the office day in and day out. I have been with the court since 2003 as an Operations Specialist, Trainer, and, now, IT Analyst. I have worked with both the day-to-day operations of the Clerk’s Office and the information technology that supports the court. This gives me a unique perspective of these two different but complimentary sides of the court. If re-elected, I will continue exploring new processes, systems, and ideas that will directly benefit judiciary employees. I will work with fellow board members to contribute to the growth and future of the NCBC, while continuing to promote the critical role the NCBC plays in recognizing and supporting our court family.
I would appreciate your vote. Thank you for considering me for a position on the Board of Governors.
Candidate for Board of Governors: Jeffery Dingman
From NIBS to BANCP to CM/ECF, government shutdowns, employee terminations due to budget shortfalls - the challenges were great and oftentimes overwhelming. The NCBC understands the struggles that court employees experience throughout each day, and as a united and strong front they work to lobby Congress and lawmakers to get us the funding and staffing that are so necessary in order to effectuate necessary court functions. I have always felt so fortunate to be a part of the NCBC. Over the years, serving as either a local district representative or circuit liaison, I have steadfastly worked to increase membership in my Court for an organization that many either didn’t know existed or did not really understand the NCBC’s mission.
My first NCBC/FCCA Conference in 1999 held in Cleveland, Ohio was indescribable - here I was, among professionals from throughout the country performing the same work functions, experiencing the same struggles with our case filing system, and dealing with the exact day-to-day issues that our Court was experiencing. I was honored to be among these highly respected individuals and developed friendships that are still maintained to this day. If elected as a member of the Board of Governors, I will gratefully utilize my background in project and policy management to carry out the mission of the NCBC, allowing this great organization to prosper and continue to serve the needs of our great court family.
Candidate for Board of Governors: Eileen Garrity
In 2006, I became a member of NCBC and started my MSU (Michigan State University) Certificate program. From 2011 ‐ 2013, I was honored to have been chosen to serve on the NCBC Board of Governors. Throughout the years, I have also served as the NCBC Secretary, Chair and Co‐Chair of a variety of Awards, Scholarship and Educational Committees, as well as being a member of the Mentorship and Website Committees. In 2012, I received my Certificate of Judicial Administration from MSU. This amazing organization has helped me connect with members throughout the United States for over a decade. As a member of the Board of Governors, I will do everything I can to help maintain the values and opportunities for education and personal growth that NCBC was built upon. In 2018, I became a Lifetime Member of this great organization. Thank you for your support and consideration.
Candidate for Board of Governors: Leslie Murin
Candidate for Board of Governors: Jeff Peirce
I am a strong advocate of the NCBC and the unmatched personal and professional enrichment this organization offers. Your vote is appreciated, and I thank you for your consideration.
Candidate for Board of Governors: Johanne Remy
While working in the Central District of California since 2010, I have served on several committees and task forces. I strive to make positive contributions by being actively involved in the Court’s Forms Committee, Human Resources Focus Group, Human Resources Manual Working Group, and Strategic Planning Council Volunteers. As a member of the Workflow Analysis Team and Centers of Excellence, I continually work towards modifying internal court processes to better assist communities to move the Court from good to great!
Furthermore, I am also a member of the Appeals Committee and Transcribers Committee which allows me to frequently collaborate with various courts regarding procedures. In addition, I have written proposals for presentation before the Court’s Board of Judges. The ability to make cohesive decisions, resolve impromptu court issues and answer questions based on my knowledge and experience has been immeasurable in my partnering with various entities.
As with all organizations, its members need a voice that represent its interests. I can be counted on to represent those interests. With your vote, you will be helping me in continuing to pay it forward. Thank you for your support!
Candidate for Board of Governors: Danielle M. Urban
I have been a member of NCBC since 2012 and the local NCBC representative for my court since 2017. I had the privilege of co-chairing the local Education Committee for the 2017 NCBC Annual Education Conference in Denver, Colorado. It was a rewarding achievement and a pleasure to work with various committees and members of NCBC to organize what we in Denver like to think of as the best conference ever! Securing the plenary speaker for the conference and proposing the first ever bookend speaker at NCBC was not without challenges. Watching a room full of our conference attendees light up with enjoyment, enlightenment and laughter while listening to the speaker, made every effort worth the journey.
As a member of the NCBC Board of Governors, I will be dedicated to fulfilling the professional needs and mission of the board, the bankruptcy clerks and the members of NCBC. I will work hard towards the development and continued improvement that our members have come to expect. Vote for me and allow me to share my passion, enthusiasm and extraordinary efforts with NCBC!!
Candidate for Board of Governors: Khadijia V. White-Thomas, EdD
It is with great enthusiasm that I submit my candidacy statement to serve on the Board of Governors for the National Conference of Bankruptcy Clerks (NCBC). As you know, the NCBC has a long history of being an advocate to the bankruptcy community. I’ve had the privilege of being a member and reaping many benefits associated with educational resources, professional development initiatives, and an array of supplemental benefits provided to NCBC members. I would love to give back to NCBC!
I serve as the Chief Deputy Clerk for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Arizona. I have 20+ years of experience working in the courts, which has equipped me with strong leadership qualities, integrity, and excellent interpersonal and communication skills. I have knowledge and competence to interpret policies and procedures, statutes and regulations, and to develop and implement plans and services.
My interest in serving on the Board of Governors stems from my life’s work and desire to engage and educate all individuals, by strengthening personal and professional development. I believe I can offer insight, advocacy, and knowledge pertaining to issues, and learn from those currently serving on the Board of Governors and the NCBC staff.
I look forward to education, inspiration, and engagement with the bankruptcy community through the efforts of NCBC.
Candidate for Secretary: Shannon Morris
I have held the position of Secretary on the NCBC Board for the last two years and would be honored to continue my involvement in the same capacity. Prior to my position on the Board, I assisted with the planning and organization of the education conferences in Atlanta and Washington, D.C. The annual NCBC conferences provide knowledge and education, which are cornerstones for building our future leaders for the Court.
I look forward to the opportunity to contribute my experience, ideas and dedication to accomplishing the objectives of the organization. I appreciate your consideration in voting for me as Secretary.