LACCRA 2022-2023 Board of Directors

Board Members may be contacted by sending an email to [email protected].

PRESIDENT

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.

VICE PRESIDENT

Cassandra Medina

Cassie has been a CSR since 2001 and has also earned a license as an RPR.  She did depositions before coming to work for the Los Angeles Superior Court in 2008.  She has been a floater and also has had assignments in the Alhambra, Monterey Park, and Glendale Courthouses.  Due to the budget cuts and layoffs in 2012, she began working as a official reporter pro tempore doing civil trials and motions throughout Los Angeles County.  Cassie came back to work for the Los Angeles Superior Court in 2015 and currently has an assignment at the Monterey Park Children's Court.  Cassie is also a member of NCRA and CCRA.

PAST PRESIDENT

Lorraine Romin

Lorraine Romin has been a court reporter for 30 years.  Before coming to LA Superior, Lorraine was a freelance deposition reporter for Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties.  In 1995, Lorraine started her court career with the Los Angeles Municipal Court where she served a few years on the Municipal Court Reporters Board.  Upon the merging of the Municipal and Superior Courts, Lorraine worked in a family law department for three years and then went on to work in a civil courtroom for 12 years.  In 2012, Lorraine started working in the downtown Los Angeles Criminal Courts building covering misdemeanors and felonies.  Currently, she is assigned to a specialty court called O.D.R. which is a pilot program for felons who are homeless with mental disorders.  Lorraine and her husband Tom currently have three kids in college, and they are enjoying the empty-nester life!

TREASURER

Sandra MacNeil

SECRETARY

Jeannette Bush

Jeannette became a reporter in 1995 and worked for the next 15 years as a freelance reporter in various assignments including deposition, arbitration and city council meetings.  She started with LASC in 2007 where she had family law and criminal assignments.  Jeannette was laid off in 2012 and returned back to the freelance arena as a self-employed reporter doing civil trials and motions before being rehired by LASC in 2015.  She is currently assigned to the Children's Court in Monterey Park.  She also holds an RPR license and is a member of CCRA, NCRA, and DRA.

DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE

Shanna Gray

Shanna Gray has been a court reporter since 2011. Before becoming an official with the Los Angeles Superior Court, Shanna worked as a freelance reporter in the greater LA area. She joined the court in March of 2019. Shanna spent some time floating in criminal courtrooms before finding a home in a long cause family law courtroom at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse where she has been for two years. Shanna lives near downtown Los Angeles with her teenage son.

DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE

Lisa Hernandez

DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE

Naomi Leeper

Naomi Leeper has been a reporter since 1990.  She began her career with Los Angeles Superior Court in 1996 after being a pro tem reporter at the El Monte Courthouse prior to the unification of the Superior and Municipal Courts.  She currently is assigned to a felony trial court at the Norwalk Courthouse.

DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE

Melissa McIntyre

DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE

Kristi Perry

DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE

Desiree Tanner

Desiree M. Tanner, RPR, CSR-CA, CCG-CA, and NCRA Realtime Systems Administrator, is honored to join the LACCRA Board for the 2022-2023 year. Desiree has been a licensed reporter since 2008. From 2006 to 2008, Desiree worked as a CART provider while attending court reporting school. From 2008 to 2016, she continued working as a CART provider while adding depositions, administrative hearings, and live T.V. captioning to her reporting experience. In 2016, Desiree joined the Los Angeles Superior Court as an Official Court Reporter. She has been volunteering with the California Court Reporters Board as a Subject Matter Expert in developing the CSR licensing written exams since 2013. In addition to LACCRA, Desiree is a member of the NCRA and CCRA.

DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE

Carrianne Trigg

Carrie has been a reporter for over 20 years. She began her career providing CART for hearing-impaired college students in the Cal State system. She also captioned for the TNT Network. In 1999 she began reporting depositions, administrative hearings, arbitrations, and pro temed in San Diego, Riverside, and Orange County Courts. She started with LASC in 2005 and has had assignments in dependency, civil, probate, family law, and criminal. She is a member of CCRA and NCRA. Carrie is looking forward to representing LASC reporters and helping in any way she can to further our profession.

DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE

Diana Van Dyke

Diana Van Dyke has been a court reporter since 1995. She began her career as an independent contractor reporting depositions for over five years before fulfilling one of her professional goals of becoming a Los Angeles Superior Court Official Court Reporter in 2001. After more than ten years of serving the public as an official in almost all of the various case types for which Los Angeles provides a court reporter, she now finds herself experiencing the challenge of an assignment in a long-cause felony trial court. This is Diana’s 10th year of proudly serving the membership as a LACCRA Board member. This will be the 6th year that Diana has participated in LACCRA's E-filing Committee, helping usher into the court system the newest tool in our court reporters' array of useful assets to our justice system.