Greetings, all! I hope this message finds everyone healthy and well. This has been a challenging time for the courts as we navigate unchartered waters with social distancing and avoiding COVID-19, yet ensuring the business of the court continues. I have missed seeing many of you at conferences and training over the last few months.
For those of you who do not know me, I have been with the Judiciary for 30 years, most of those years have been spent in Bankruptcy Courts. I began my career in the Bankruptcy Court in the Northern District of Georgia as a temporary file retrieval clerk (when we used to have paper files!), and have been fortunate enough to have worked in 5 courts since then. I was appointed as Clerk of Court in the Southern District of Alabama on April 30, 2018, after being the Chief Deputy in the Northern District of Oklahoma for the past 16 years.
By now I have spent most of my life in the Judiciary and look forward to retiring from here when that time comes. I am a life-time member of the NCBC and have always enjoyed going to conferences, especially meeting new people, and seeing old friends. The term “court family” rings so true, and since we haven’t been able to travel lately, I truly miss those social connections during these trying times.
I look forward to serving you as your president elect for the next two years. If there is anything I can help you with, please do not hesitate to reach out.
It has been a privilege to serve on the Board of Governors since 2017, where I have served as the Chair of the Benefits Committee, while also serving on the Website and Education Committees. As Treasurer, I hope to continue exploring new processes, systems, and ideas that will directly benefit our members, and work with fellow Board members to contribute to the growth and future of the NCBC, while continuing to promote the critical role that the NCBC plays in recognizing and support our court family. I look forward to seeing you at our next conference in Boston!
Member, Board of Governors
I have been the Clerk of Court in the Southern District of Indiana for nearly fourteen years and a member of the NCBC since my appointment, and have served as a member of the Benefits Committee. I have been appreciative of the strong leadership that has helped this organization grow and endure, and hope that I can contribute in some small way to its continued success. This past July, I participated in the Board Meeting from Houston, Texas, where I was meeting my first grandchild!
Member, Board of Governors
Greetings to the NCBC membership! My name is Carolyn Baker and thanks to your votes, I was re-elected as a Member of the Board of Governors for another term. I am excited to continue to serve in this position and very appreciative of your votes of confidence!
So far, my time on the Board has been with the Mentorship Committee, of which I am extremely passionate. It’s been a privilege to work with each of the Mentorship Committee members, who also share a passion for mentorship. I was able to meet many of you during the InfoShare session at last year’s conference and hope to see you again, and meet new members, at the conference scheduled for 2021 in Boston. Please don’t hesitate to reach out at any time if you have ideas or suggestions for Board discussion and consideration!
Member, Board of Governors
My name is Johanne Rémy and I am excited to have been elected to the NCBC Board of Governors for the 2020-2022 Term.
Being a member of NCBC since 2012 has been a meaningful experience. I have had opportunities to create intra-court relationships and encounter and receive innumerable benefits from belonging to this organization. In 2014, I was a mentee. In 2015, I joined the NCBC’s Mentorship Committee. Since 2018, I have served as Co-Chair for the Mentorship Committee. I have written numerous articles for the NCBC Impact Newsletter and am an MSU Judicial Administration Certificate Program graduate. While working in the Central District of California since 2010, I have served on several committees and task forces. I continually work towards modifying internal court processes to better assist communities to move the Court from good to great! I am grateful for this position and plan to continue to pay it forward. Thank you!
Howdy! I’m Jeff Peirce from the District of New Jersey and I am honored to be joining the NCBC Staff as Co-Historian. I have been actively involved in many capacities with the NCBC. I have served as the Circuit Liaison for the Third Circuit since 2012. I’ve also worked on many committees since joining the NCBC. I have been Co-Chair of the Membership Committee and the Co-Chair of the Impact Editorial Committee. Additionally, I have also served on the Education Committee (as part of the Information Sharing Sub-Committee) and the Benefits Committee. I have also been fortunate to serve as a mentor as part of the NCBC’s Mentorship Program. Last year, I completed the NCBC LEAD Academy Pilot Program, and served as a mentor for this year’s LEAD Academy program.
I enjoy travel, dining out, museums, theater and attending concerts and sporting events. I also serve as volunteer and board member for two different non-profits.