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Meet the NCRA slate of nominees

NCRA’s Nominating Committee has offered its candidates for the 2022-2023 Board of Directors. The following outlines the candidates’ qualifications as members prepare for voting.

The slate will be presented to the NCRA membership on Thurs., July 21, at the Annual Business Meeting, 8:30-11 a.m. Eastern, as part of the 2022 NCRA Conference & Expo at the Hyatt Regency Orlando.

In accordance with NCRA’s Bylaws, the President-Elect automatically ascends to the office of the President.

The slate includes nominations for President-Elect, Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, and two Director seats for three-year terms.

President
Jason T. Meadors, FAPR, RPR, CRR, CRC
Fort Collins, Colo.

Jason T. Meadors

Jason Meadors began his career in court reporting while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1975-1978. He has worked in both official and freelance roles and founded Meadors Court Reporting in 1989.

Meadors holds the nationally recognized professional certifications of Registered Professional Reporter (RPR), Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR), and Certified Realtime Captioner (CRC). He is also a Fellow of the Academy of Professional Reporters (FAPR).

During his career, Meadors has reported coast to coast as well as in 13 foreign countries. At the national level, he has served on numerous NCRA committees as well as Director and Secretary-Treasurer. He is a contributor to the JCR magazine and has presented at the national and state levels.

His volunteer service has included numerous roles with the Colorado Court Reporters Association, including as its president.

President-Elect
Kristin M. Anderson, RPR
Denton, Texas

Kristin M. Anderson

Kristin Anderson is the official court reporter for the 481st Judicial District Court, Denton County, Texas. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management and Human Relations in 2012 and will graduate with her Master of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership in December of 2022. Anderson is a Certified Shorthand Reporter in Illinois, Missouri, and Texas and holds the nationally recognized professional certification of Registered Professional Reporter (RPR).

From 2013-2017, Anderson worked for the U.S. District Court in San Antonio, Texas. During her tenure in that position, she obtained her Federal Certified Realtime Reporter (FCRR) designation with the U.S. Court Reporters Association (USCRA).

Anderson has been a stenographer for 22 years. Previously she worked as a freelance reporter in Kansas and Missouri and as an official court reporter for the states of Illinois and Kansas, as well as for Bexar County in San Antonio.

She is a past Chair and Vice Chair of the National Congress of State Associations (NCSA) and served on that committee in various capacities from 2006-2014. She has also served on several other committees and task forces during her 17 years of volunteer service for the profession in both state leadership in Kansas, including two terms as president, and national leadership.

During her NCRA Board service as an officer, Anderson has chaired the Board Policy & Procedures Committee as its current Vice President and the Finance and Audit committees during her two years as the Secretary-Treasurer. From 2015-2016, she also served on the convention and ethics committees for the Texas Court Reporters Association (TCRA). In addition to TCRA and USCRA, Anderson also holds membership in the Bexar County Court Reporters Association and the Texas Deposition Reporters Association.

Vice President
Keith R. Lemons, FAPR, RPR, CRR (Ret.)
Brentwood, Tenn.

Keith R. Lemons

Keith R. Lemons is a retired freelance court reporter, former firm owner, and official court reporter with more than 40 years of experience. He retired in 2020 from Cleeton Davis Court Reporters in Nashville, Tenn. Lemons holds the nationally recognized professional certifications of Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) and Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR). He is also a Fellow of the Academy of Professional Reporters (FAPR).

At the national level, Lemons served on the NCRA Board of Directors for three years. He is also a past chair of NCRA’s Scopists Task Force and served on the Association’s Constitution & Bylaws, Technology, and Realtime Systems Administrator committees. He has been a contributor to the JCR magazine for many years. He has also served as a presenter at the national and at the state levels.

At the state level, Lemons is a past president of the Wyoming Association of Shorthand Reporters and the Tennessee Court Reporters Association.

Secretary-Treasurer
Cindy L. Isaacsen, RPR
Shawnee, Kan.

Cindy L. Isaacsen

Cindy Isaacsen is an official court reporter from Shawnee, Kan., for the 10th Judicial District Court. She was elected to serve a three-year term as a member of NCRA’s Board of Directors in 2018-19 and currently serves as Secretary-Treasurer. She holds the nationally recognized professional certification of Registered Professional Reporter (RPR).

Isaacsen began her career in 1988 as a freelance court reporter in Clarksville, Tenn. In 1990 she worked as a freelance court reporter in Schweinfurt, Germany. She has also worked as a freelance court reporter at Fort Polk, La., and for several firms including Welker & Associates in Clarksville, Tenn., and AAA Court Reporting Company in Overland Park, Kan. Isaacsen also worked as an official court reporter for the 36th Judicial District Court in DeRidder, La., and currently serves as an official court reporter for the 10th Judicial District Court in Olathe, Kan.

At the national level, she served on NCRA’s Election Committee in 2016-2017, and as a regional representative, and as Vice Chair for the National Congress of State Associations (NCSA). Isaacsen has also served on various committees, including the Finance Committee, the Brand Ambassadors Council, and the Student/Teacher Committee.

At the state level, Isaacsen has served on the board and twice as president of the Kansas Court Reporters Association. She has also served as a speaker for several state associations. She is a graduate of the Stenograph Institute of Texas.

Director
Phyllis Craver Lykken, FAPR, RPR
Yakima, Wash.

Phyllis Craver Lykken

Phyllis Craver Lykken is a freelance court reporter and agency owner from Yakima, Wash. She began her court reporting career in 1980. She holds the nationally recognized professional certification of Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) and is also a Fellow of the Academy of Professional Reporters (FAPR).

At the national level, Craver Lykken has served as a member and chair of the NCRA STRONG Committee. She also has served on the Association’s Constitution & Bylaws and New Professionals committees, and on the National Congress of State Associations Governing Board. Additionally, she served as an NCRA Regional Representative and has presented at NCRA’s annual Conference & Expo, Stenopalooza event, and in a number of NCRA webinars.

At the state level, Craver Lykken has held most every position with the Washington Court Reporters Association (WCRA), including serving as president on three separate occasions individually and once as a co-president. She has been active legislatively within Washington relating to court reporting and notary bills, serving as chair and co-chair of WCRA’s legislative committee for many years. She once individually appeared before the Washington Supreme Court to brief a proposed rule amendment. She served as a co-author of Guidance on Video and Electronic Depositions for the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) during the COVID-19 crisis and played an instrumental role with WSBA and the supreme court enacting an emergency order to allow for remote oath administration.

Director
Stacey M. Potenza, CRC
McKinney, Texas

Stacey M. Potenza

Stacey Potenza is a CART provider, captioner, and agency owner from McKinney, Texas, with more than 15 years of experience providing realtime captioning. She holds the nationally recognized professional certification of Certified Realtime Captioner (CRC).

At the national level, Potenza has served as a member and co-chair of NCRA’s Captioning Committee. She has also served on the Association’s Education Content Committee and the Political Action Committee Governing Board.

Potenza is a past secretary of the Kansas Court Reporters Association. In addition to providing CART and captioning services, she has also specialized in accessibility and communication services management.

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