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NCRA elects 2021-2022 officers at national Conference & Expo

RESTON, Va., Aug. 4, 2021 — The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), the country’s leading organization representing stenographic court reporters, captioners, and legal videographers, announced that the membership elected and installed its 2021-2022 officers during the Association’s 2021 Conference & Expo held at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev., July 29-Aug. 1.

The 2021-2022 slate of officers include:

  • President Debra A. Dibble, RDR, CRR, CRC, a freelance reporter and captioner from Salt Lake City, Utah;
  • President-Elect Jason T. Meadors, FAPR, RPR, CRR, CRC, a court reporter and firm owner from Fort Collins, Colo.;
  • Vice President Kristin M. Anderson, RPR, an official court reporter from
    San Antonio, Texas; and
  • Secretary-Treasurer Cindy L. Isaacsen, RPR, an official court reporter from Shawnee, Kan.

In addition, two new members of NCRA’s Board of Directors were also installed at the Conference & Expo to serve three-year terms. They are Saba McKinley-Roberts, RPR, CRI, a freelance court reporter, captioner, and agency owner from Clarksville, Tenn., and Erika Sjoquist, RPR, CRR, a court reporter from Savannah, Ga.

Also elected to a two-year term was Yolanda Walton, FAPR, RPR, an official court reporter from Norwalk, Ohio.

Returning directors include:

  • Lance Boardman, RDR, CRR, an official court reporter from Cleveland, Ohio;
  • Cathy Penniston, RPR, CRI, a court reporting instructor and broadcast captioner from Waukee, Iowa;
  • Heidi C. Thomas, FAPR, RDR, CRR, CRC, a broadcast captioner and CART provider from Kennesaw, Ga., and;
  • Christine Phipps, RPR, a court reporter and firm owner from North Palm Beach, Fla., NCRA Immediate Past President



About NCRA

The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) has been internationally recognized for promoting excellence among those who capture and convert the spoken word to text for more than 100 years. NCRA is committed to supporting its 16,000 members in achieving the highest level of professional expertise with educational opportunities and industry-recognized court reporting, educator, and videographer certification programs. NCRA impacts legislative issues and the global marketplace through its actively involved membership. Forbes has named court reporting as one of the best career options that do not require a traditional four-year degree, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the court reporting field is expected to grow by 14 percent through the year 2020. For more information, visit




Annemarie Roketenetz
National Court Reporters Association
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