Leadership and Board Members

The board and advisory council at Project Steno are fierce advocates for the court reporting profession. Above all else, they wish to solve the profession’s most critical need: Getting more qualified students into court reporting schools and more court reporters into the workforce. Each member of the board has served in leadership roles at the National Court Reporters Association, and all are active as speakers and educators on the profession at the state, regional, and national level.

Jim DeCrescenzo

Jim DeCrescenzo

President

Jim operated a court reporting agency in the Greater Philadelphia area for three decades before opening Exhibeo, LLC, a paperless deposition service, in 2015. Jim has served in countless volunteer capacities at the state and national level over the years. He is a Registered Diplomate Reporter, a Certified Realtime Reporter, and is a Fellow of the Academy of Professional Reporters.

Glyn Poage

Glyn Poage

Treasurer

Glyn is a retired official court reporter from the 166th District Court in San Antonio, Texas. He operated two court reporting schools along with his wife Marilyn for many years. Glyn served on the board of the National Court Reporters Association.  He is a Registered Diplomate Reporter, a Certified Realtime Reporter, a Fellow of the Academy of Professional Reporters and was the 2013 recipient of  the TCRA Distinguished Service Award.

Bill Weber

Bill Weber

Secretary

Bill has worked as an official court reporter and operates a reporting agency in Pittsburgh. Bill is also a founder of RevolutionaryText, a company that provides remote real-time court reporters to court systems. Bill is a past president of NCRA.  He is a Registered Diplomate Reporter, a Certified Realtime Reporter, and is both a Realtime Systems Administrator and a Fellow of the Academy of Professional Reporters.

Nancy Varallo

Nancy Varallo

Executive Director

Nancy is the owner of The Varallo Group in Worcester, Mass.  Nancy has worked with students formally and informally over the years to lend her expertise and support in their development. Nancy is a past president of the National Court Reporters Association and recipient of NCRA’s Distinguished Service Award.   She is a Registered Diplomate Reporter, a Certified Realtime Reporter, and a Fellow of the Academy of Professional Reporters.

Chris Willette

Chris Willette

Board Member

Chris is the founder and owner of Willette Court Reporting in Wausau, Wisconsin.   She has served as president for both the National Court Reporters Association and the Wisconsin Court Reporters Association.  Chris has played an active role in advocacy to external stakeholders and promotion of the profession.  Chris is an Registered Diplomate Reporter, Certified Realtime Reporter, and Certified Realtime Captioner.

Nativa Wood

Nativa Wood

Board Member

Tiva is currently a freelance reporter in Harrisburg, PA, having served for 37 years as an official reporter with the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas, the final 12 years as its chief reporter. Tiva served as president of NCRA and chair of the National Court Reporters Foundation. She is an Registered Diplomate Reporter, a Certified Manager of Reporting Services, and a Fellow of the Academy of Professional Reporters.

Advisory Council

Renee Bush

Currently one of the owners of Aiken Welch Court Reporters, Renee started her court reporting career with Aiken & Welch in 1982.  Before obtaining her CSR, Renee became certified as a Registered Professional Reporter.  After becoming part of the ownership team of Aiken & Welch, Renee became a Certified Manager of Reporting Services, a Certified Realtime Reporter, and a Realtime Systems Administrator.

Rick Levy

Rick is an owner and managing partner of First Choice Reporting & Video Services in Florida. He is an RPR and a Florida Professional Reporter. Rick has served as a director of the National Court Reporters Association board and as president of FCRA. He is a recipient of FCRA’s Emily Mann Distinguished Service Award and was awarded the Arlene P. Sommers Award for his contribution to students and new professionals in the reporting field.

Camille Palladino-Duffy

Camille is the owner of Duffy & McKenna Court Reporters in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  She is a member of the Retired Army Reserves, a Master Sergeant with over twenty years in the U.S. Army Reserve JAG Corp as Court Reporter, Legal Specialist and Chief Paralegal. Currently, Camille is Chairman of the Governor-appointed NH Board of Court Reporters. She has served as President-elect and Vice President-elect of NHCRA.

Sandra M. VanderPol

Sandy is a freelance realtime reporter in California and is a Registered Merit Reporter, Certified Realtime Reporter, Certified LiveNote Reporter, and Realtime System Administrator.  She has served as president of the California Court Reporters Association and on numerous committees of the National Court Reporters Association.  Sandy is a Fellow of the Academy of Professional Reporters and has been the recipient of both the NCRA and CCRA Distinguished Service Awards.

 

George Catuogno

George began his career in the court reporting and clinical documentation services industries in 1986.  He served as President of Catuogno Court Reporting & StenTel Transcription, as a member of the Board of Directors of the Medical Transcription Industry Association, and currently works with The Varallo Group, a national court reporting support services organization.  In his role at Project Steno, George manages student registrations for the Basic Training program.