NCRA Slate of nominees
As provided in the bylaws, additional nominations are possible if received within 60 days after publication of the Nominating Committee slate. The date by which additional nominations were to be received was May 6, 2013.
Nominees will be presented to the NCRA membership for vote on Thursday, August 8, 2013, at the Annual Business Meeting, 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. central time, which will be part of the 2013 NCRA Annual Convention & Exposition at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn.
Final voting on any contested elections will be conducted electronically on August 8 following the NCRA Annual Business Meeting.
Nancy Varallo, RDR, CRR
Nancy Varallo, RDR, CRR, is NCRA's current President-Elect. She owns The Varallo Group, a non-traditional agency that offers court reporting, business development, and administrative support services to reporters and reporting firms. Nancy began her court reporting career in 1979 and worked as a freelancer, a court reporting educator, and a CART provider.
Nancy has served as chair and member of many committees and task forces for NCRA, including the Total Immersion Task Force, the Item Writing Committee, and the CART Task Force.
Nancy has been involved with the Massachusetts Court Reporters Association since 1979, serving on various committees and its board, including as president. During her service, she worked to develop guidelines and a code of ethics for CART providers working in Massachusetts.
Nancy has written many articles for and served as editor of MCRA's The Baystate Reporter, and her "Dear Nancy" column appears regularly in the JCR and other state publications.
Nancy was inducted into the Academy of Professional Reporters in 2001. She is married to Ed Varallo, RMR, CRR, a six-time NCRA speed contest champion.
At the 2013 NCRA Convention & Exposition, Nancy Varallo will be installed as NCRA President.
Sarah E. Nageotte, RDR, CRR, CBC
Sarah E. Nageotte, RDR, CRR, CBC, is NCRA's Vice President. Sarah has been an official court reporter for 15 years and is currently employed for the U.S. District Court in Cleveland, Ohio. Sarah previously worked as an official for Ashtabula County Common Pleas Court in Ohio and Crawford County Common Pleas Court in Pennsylvania.
Sarah served on many committees for NCRA. Currently, she chairs the Board of Director's Communications and Outreach Committee, the Policies and Procedures Committee, the TRAIN Task Force, and the Strategic Alliance Task Force. Sarah's previous service includes the Officials Community of Interest Committee, Finance Committee, CAPR's Verification Committee, Social Media Networking Committee, and New Affiliates Task Force.
Sarah is an active member of the Ohio Court Reporters Association, previously served on OCRA's Board of Directors, and continues with OCRA committee work. In 2008, Sarah received OCRA's Distinguished Service Award, and in 2012, OCRA's Legislative Award. In 2011, she was awarded the Academy of Court Reporting/Miami Jacobs Alumni Award. In 2012, Sarah was honored by the Ashtabula Area Chamber of Commerce receiving the designation of one of the "Top 5 Under 45 Young Professionals of Ashtabula County." Sarah is also a member of the United States Court Reporters Association.
Sarah has made presentations to the county bar association, the Ohio Judicial Conference, and numerous community groups, as well as during NCRA, OCRA, and additional court reporter association conventions. She has testified on behalf of court reporters to the Ohio Senate Finance Committee. Sarah has also written articles for Ohio's Buckeye Record and contributed to articles in the JCR.
Glyn Poage, RDR, CRR
Glyn Poage, RDR, CRR, is an official court reporter in the 166th District Court, Bexar County, Texas. He has worked as a federal official, a freelance court reporter, and a court reporting instructor.
As of the 2013 NCRA convention, Glyn will complete his third year on NCRA's Board of Directors. Currently, Glyn serves on NCRA's Education and Schools Committee and the Policies and Procedures Task Force. An NCRA member since 1972, Glyn has served as an NCRA Chief Examiner and grader for NCRA tests. In the past, he has also served on several committees for NCRA, including the Test Advisory Committee, the Item Writing Committee, and the Constitution and Bylaws Committee. He continues to serve as a volunteer with the Veterans History Project through NCRF.
In addition to his NCRA credentials, Glyn is a Texas CSR. He has served as president of the Texas Court Reporters Association and as a member or chair of many TCRA committees. He received the TCRA Distinguished Service Award in 2012.
Glyn was inducted as a Fellow into the Academy of Professional Reporters in 2009. In 2004, he received NCRF's Santo J. Aurelio Altruism Award.
Steve Zinone, RPR
Stephen A. Zinone, RPR, is an official court reporter from Pittsford, N.Y., who started out freelancing in 1983, working as a stenographer in the Monroe County Town courts and in the deposition arena. In 1989, he was employed by the Monroe County D.A.'s office as a grand jury reporter, where he worked until 1997. He spent the next three years working for the Federal Court for the Western District of New York. Since 2001, Stephen has worked for the New York State Unified Court System in the 7th and 8th Judicial Districts and is now assigned to the Ontario County Courts.
A member of NCRA since 1993, Steve is currently serving on the Finance Committee and the Cost Comparison Task Force. He also served on the New Affiliates Task Force Committee in 2008.
Steve is a member of the New York Court Reporters Association, the StenoCAT Users Group, the United States Court Reporters Association, and the Society for the Technological Advancement of Reporting. He served on the board of the New York State Court Reporters Association since 2004, including as president. Steve also served on the board of directors of the StenoCAT Users Group for several years.
Steve has been nominated for a second year as NCRA's Secretary-Treasurer. According to NCRA's Constitution and Bylaws, a person may serve as the association's Secretary-Treasurer for no more than three consecutive terms.
DIRECTORS (Three-year term)
Debra A. Dibble, RDR, CRR, CBC, CCP
Debra A. Dibble, RDR, CRR, CBC, CCP, has 24 years' experience in the court and deposition arena. Currently, she is a deposition reporter in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she has worked since 2002. Prior to that, she reported in Memphis, Tenn. Debbie has also worked as a captioner and CART provider since 2010.
Debbie has served as a NCRA Chief Examiner, as well as being involved in NCRA's Taking Realtime Awareness and Innovation Nationwide program. She has been a delegate to the National Committee of State Associations from 2008 to 2012. She received the UCRA Distinguished Service Award in 2012.
In addition, Debbie has volunteered for state associations, serving as director for the Western District of Tennessee and then on the board of directors for the Utah Court Reporters Association, including as president, from 2005 to 2012.
Sue A. Terry, RPR, CRR
Sue A. Terry, RPR, CRR, has been a reporter since 1975. She has reported arbitrations, court, conventions, administrative hearings, public utility hearings, large environmental cases, patent cases, tobacco cases, and other cases with highly technical or medical testimony. As a trainer, she has helped many reporters from independent agencies transition to realtime by improving their translations rates and helping them master their CAT software. In addition, she taught at the Stenotype Institute in the 1980s.
Sue currently serves as co-chair of NCRA's Technology Evaluation Committee. She is also serving on NCRA's Taking Realtime Awareness and Innovation Nationwide Committee.
Sue has served as president of both the Ohio Court Reporters Association and the StenoCAT Users Group. She has received numerous distinguished service awards from court reporting associations, including the StenoCAT Users Group and the Ohio Court Reporters Association. In addition, she has served on the advisory committee for Gigatron Software Corporation, for LiveNote for the Thompson West Corp., and for Clark State Community College Court Reporting.
Sue has extensive experience as a presenter, giving seminars for the OCRA, NCRA, the StenoCAT Users Group, and many state associations. In addition, she has spoken before the Ohio State Bar Association, the Connecticut State Bar Association, and the American Trial Lawyers Association. She has also participated as faculty of the Ohio Judicial College for the Ohio Supreme Court.
Michele R. York, RPR
Michele R. York, RPR, is a court reporter licensed in New Hampshire, where she works as a freelance reporter. In addition to reporting, she also has business experience.
Michele has been involved with NCRA's Ethics Task Force and Constitution and Bylaws Committee. Michele has attended NCRA's Leadership Conferences and Legislative Boot Camps.
Michele is a member of the New Hampshire Court Reporters Association and the Pennsylvania Court Reporters Association. She has served on the board of the NHCRA, including as president, from 2006 to present. She is also a member of the New Hampshire Board of Court Reporters.
In addition, Michele has served as a volunteer on various non-profit boards and worked with local organizations, especially in the areas of community renewal and enhancement.