LACCRA 2016-2017 Board of Directors

Board Members may be contacted by sending an email to info@laccra.org.

PRESIDENT

Camille Marquez

Camille has been a reporter since 1978.  She has worked as a freelance deposition reporter, a hearing reporter, a pro tem reporter in Federal bankruptcy court, and as an official with Orange County Superior Court.  She began working in the Los Angeles Municipal Court 1988 and later transferred to the Los Angeles Superior Court in 1998. Currently, she is assigned to a preliminary hearing/early-disposition courtroom.  Camille is a member of CCRA and NCRA. She has served in the past as a branch rep, board director, secretary, vice-president, Member Outreach and Seminars Chair.

vice president

Diana Whitesel

Diana has been a Court Reporter since 1983.  She did depositions for 15 years before coming to Los Angeles Superior Court in 1998.   While working for the court she has enjoyed assignments in long-cause civil, felony EDP and prelims, felony trials, calendar civil courts and currently misdemeanor calendar and trial court.   Currently she is assigned to CJC/CCB Department 53 .This is her fourth year on the LACCRA board.  Although it has been a lot of work, it has also been a lot of fun.  She has enjoyed working with board members and learning more about this great association.  As Seminar Committee Co-chair for 2015-2016, her goal is to get all members to come enjoy LACCRA seminars, increasing their knowledge of our profession and also their versatility in the marketplace.

SECRETARY

Debra Ford

Debbie received her CSR & RPR in May 1999.  She joined LASC in 2001.  She worked in Children's Court until January 2013.  Debbie is currently working in a misdemeanor courtroom in Pomona.  She is a member of LACCRA, CCRA, and NCRA.

treasurer

Diana Van Dyke

Diana has been a court reporter since 1995.  After working as an independent contractor reporting depositions for five plus years, she fulfilled a long-time goal by coming to Los Angeles Superior Court in 2001.  After more than ten years of serving the public in civil assignments at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse, she now finds herself enjoying the challenge of a felony criminal court assignment.  Diana's favorite part of her service with LACCRA has been her role as the Public Outreach Committee Chair.  This is Diana’s fourth year serving as a LACCRA Board member. 

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

Rose Nava

Rose is a licensed court reporter since 1999. She has worked with the Los Angeles County Superior Court since April 2001, having previously subcontracted in Mariposa, Madera, Merced, Tulare, Kings and Kern Counties. She began her attendance at Sierra Valley College in Fresno, CA one week after having graduated high school. Currently, she works as a floater. This is her 8th year proudly serving on the LACCRA Board. She served as secretary for two years, vice-president for one and president for two. She is currently the Immediate Past President. During her time on the board she has completed 35 units of labor studies at the college level. Following Arnella Sims’ retirement, she is now serving as chief steward for our bargaining unit. Rose has served on many committees with LACCRA, as well as the Bargaining Policy Committee for the county, negotiations and Labor/Management.

DIRECTOR-at-large

Christy Cannariato

Christy Cannariato began her career as a CSR in July of 1988 and began working at LASC shortly thereafter.  She has earned NCRA’s RPR, CRR, CRC, and Realtime Systems Administrator credentials.  Before leaving LASC in 1999 to pursue other interests, she volunteered as an LACCRA and PARLAC director and officer as well as a member of the MOU bargaining team for two contract cycles.  She has served as a board member, officer, committee chair, and advisor to CCRA since 2012.  Christy returned to LASC in January, 2016, after working 15 years as a freelancer.

DIRECTOR-at-large

Therese Claussen

Therese Claussen, CSR, CMR, CRR, has been an Official Court Reporter for the Los Angeles Superior Court for almost 25 years. She worked in both the freelance field and official field an additional 10 years in the state of Kansas and Florida. Therese has been involved with Los Angeles County Court Reporters Association as a board member and has held officer positions as Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President and President. She has been married for 30 years and has  one son. Therese enjoys cycling, swimming, working out, reading, gardening, friends and family. She strives to preserve the court reporting profession by staying involved in association work and advocating the profession both legislatively and with the public.

DIRECTOR-at-Large

Lauren Engel

Lauren Engel, CSR has been a court reporter since 1989.  She has exclusively worked in court in Los Angeles County.  Since 1998 she has had a civil assignment in the Mosk Courthouse.  She has been a member of the LACCRA Board for a number of years.  She is a member of the Website Committee and Seminar Committee.

DIRECTOR-at-arge

Carol Herrera

Carol Herrera received her CSR and RPR in 1990.  Carol worked the first 11 years of her career in the deposition field.  She joined LASC in 2001 and has been in her present Family Law assignment in Pomona since 2006. This is her third year on the LACCRA board as a director and her third year as the Student Outreach Committee co-chair.   She joined LACCRA to help promote and protect this terrific and rewarding profession.  Being on the board has truly been a tremendous learning experience and she has enjoyed working with and getting to know some of the most talented and hard working reporters on the planet! Carol is also a member of NCRA and CCRA.

DIRECTOR-at-large

Naomi Leeper

Naomi has been a reporter since 1990, first doing deposition work after passing the CSR exam.  She started her court work at El Monte Court in 1992 as a pro tem.  In 1997, she began working for Los Angeles Superior Court, first as a floater, then taking an assignment at Children's Court.  In 1998, she followed her judge to Norwalk Superior Court where she worked in a felony court for approximately four years.  In 2002, she started in Pomona Superior Court in a felony trial court assignment and also did several years reporting probate matters.  She is currently in a felony trial court assignment in Pomona.

DIRECTOR-at-large

Regina Morales

 

DIRECTOR-at-large

Cindy Tachell

Cindy Tachell, CSR, RPR, CRR, CCRR, a reporter since 1990, is currently in a family law assignment in the Van Nuys civil building.  She has had assignments in civil in Santa Monica and CCH and criminal in the beloved Malibu courthouse.  Cindy is a member of NCRA and CCRA as well as LACCRA.