California Official Court Reporters Association

Board Members

Officers


President
Stacy Gaskill
San Mateo County

Stacy began her reporting career in 1996 and has been working as an Official in San Mateo County for the past 19 years. Stacy has been on the COCRA Board of Directors since 2008, serving as a Regional Rep and has Co-chaired the Seminar Committee for the past several years. Stacy also serves as the current president of the San Mateo County Court Reporters Association. She is a member of SEIU Local 521 and has been a steward for the past ten years as well as served on the Labor Managment Committee and Bargaining Team for the past four contracts.  Stacy holds a CSR, RPR, and CCRR.


Vice President
Teri Hosmer
Sonoma County

Teri began her reporting career in 1986, working in Alameda County as an Official, serving many positions with the Alameda County Court Reporters Association, including Vice President. She has been a member of COCRA since its inception. In 1997, Teri moved to Mendocino County and has been an official in Sonoma County for the last 21 years. She is a member of SEIU Local 1021 and has served on the Bargaining Teams in both Alameda and Sonoma Counties. Teri has always been an advocate of Real-time and started writing Real-time in court in 1992 and became a CRR in 2003. She is very proud to currently be serving as COCRA’s Vice President.


Secretary
Janice Scott
San Mateo County

Janice has been a licensed CSR since 1994 and began her career in San Mateo County in 1996 as an official pro-tem reporter and assigned official reporter. Janice joined the COCRA Board of Directors in 2003, serving as Regional Rep, Conference Committee Chair, Vice President, President, and is now serving as COCRA’s secretary. She is a member of SEIU Local 521. In 2008, Janice formed COCRA’S Preserving Access to Justice Task Force (PAJTF), which was established to address the implementation of digital recording and demonstrate the essential role of the Official Reporter in California’s court system. Janice and her committee developed and published the PAJTF Report, which can be found on the COCRA Web site.

Treasurer
Michelle Caldwell
Santa Clara County

Michelle began her career in 1990 in the freelance world of Southern California before relocating to Northern California in 1994. There, she continued her freelance career until 2001 when she became an official for Santa Clara County. In 2015, Michelle spearheaded the separation of reporters from a larger bargaining unit within the court and helped create a reporter-specific professional bargaining unit for Santa Clara County officials. Currently, Michelle serves on the contract bargaining team, the labor relations committee and also serves as a steward. In addition to her work as a reporter, Michelle has been a freelance writer for most of her adult life, covering primarily news and politics for local, state and national publications. Michelle is a relative newcomer to COCRA and is looking forward to serving in her role as treasurer. Michelle holds a CSR and a CCRR.

Immediate Past President
Anne Hall
Monterey County

Anne began her reporting career in 1980 and has been working as an Official in Monterey County for the past 19 years.  Prior to that, her career took her to Southern CA; New Jersey; New York; and Washington, DC.  Anne has been on the COCRA Board of Directors since 2011, serving as a Regional Rep and President and is currently the Immediate Past President.  Anne is a member of SEIU Local 521 and has served on the Bargaining Team.  Anne holds a CSR, RPR, and CCRR

Executive Director
Debra Julius

Debra started in the accounting field in 1977 working for a few smaller companies, at first in accounting clerk positions and then in Office Management positions.  In 1990, she started her own accounting business.  Debra joined COCRA as their Executive Director July 2012. She enjoys hearing from the members and working with the Board of Directors.

COCRA Regional Representatives

Bay Area/Northern Coastal Regional Representative
Formerly known as Judicial District 1 and Judicial District 6

This region shall consist of Judicial District 1 and Judicial District 6 and shall include the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Solano, Sonoma Santa Clara, Santa Cruz.

Gordon F Aiavao
San Francisco County

Gordon F Aiavao has been an official reporter with the San Francisco Superior Court for over twenty years. He is a past president of COCRA and one of the original COCRA founders still actively working on the current COCRA Board. He’s been active on a local level within his court acting as a union steward for SFOCRA IFPTE/Local 21. He’s also held every board position with the San Francisco Official Court Reporters Association (SFOCRA) and currently serves as the association’s treasurer.

Northern/Central Regional Representative
Formerly known as Judicial District 3 and Judicial District 5

This region shall consist of Judicial District 3 and Judicial District 5 and shall include the following counties: Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Kern, Kings, Lassen, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Tulare, Tuolumne, Trinity, Yolo, Yuba.

Anne Hall
Monterey County

Anne began her reporting career in 1980 and has been working as an Official in Monterey County for the past 19 years.  Prior to that, her career took her to Southern CA; New Jersey; New York; and Washington, DC.  Anne has been on the COCRA Board of Directors since 2011, serving as a Regional Rep and President and is currently the Immediate Past President.  Anne is a member of SEIU Local 521 and has served on the Bargaining Team.  Anne holds a CSR, RPR, and CCRR

Southern Regional Representative
Formerly known as Judicial District 2 and Judicial District 4

This region shall consist of Judicial District 2 and Judicial District 4 and shall include the following counties: Imperial, Inyo, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Ventura.

Nichole Rodich
San Francisco County

Nichole Rodich has been a court reporter for twenty years with experience as a freelancer, a pro tem in the federal courts, as well as an official reporter.  In 2004 she was appointed as an official reporter in the San Francisco Superior Court.  Nichole has served on the board of the San Francisco Official Court Reporters Association (SFOCRA) and has also worked on local labor-related issues in San Francisco Superior Court with IFPTE Local 21.  She currently serves on the COCRA Board as the Southern Regional Representative.