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Board of Directors & Officers

The NCJFCJ Board of Directors and Officers are a critical part of our organization. We benefit every day from the dedication, energy and time devoted by these members. We recognize their year-round commitment not just to the NCJFCJ, but to the children and families they serve each and every day.

Fairfax, Virginia
Gayl Branum Carr

The Honorable Gayl Branum Carr serves in the Commonwealth of Virginia’s 19th Judicial District. She has been an esteemed member of the Fairfax Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court since 1994, and she was elected as chief judge in 2004. In 2023, she was inducted into the Virginia Lawyers Hall of Fame. Prior awards include Judge of the Year, the Ebone Image Award, the Law Service Award: Inspiring the Youth of Fairfax County and induction as an Honorary Member, Chi Chapter, Phi Alpha Honor Society, George Mason University.

Judge Carr
Newark, New Jersey
David B. Katz
Immediate Past President

Judge David B. Katz was appointed to the Superior Court of New Jersey in 2008 and is the Presiding Judge in the Family Division in the Essex Vicinage.  He chairs the Conference of Presiding Family Judges in New Jersey and in that capacity is a member of the Judicial Council.

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Robert Hofmann
Mason, Texas
Robert R. Hofmann

Judge Robert R. Hofmann began his career of public service for the state of Texas in 1996. He was recognized by Education Reach for Texans for his work to improve educational outcomes for children in foster care and received the Texas CASA Judicial Leadership Award in 2018.

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Kathleen Quigley
Tucson, Arizona
Kathleen A. Quigley

Judge Kathleen Quigley was appointed to the Pima County Juvenile Court Bench as a Hearing Officer and Judge Pro Tem in 2003. Kathleen has volunteered to serve on many community, professional, and court-related committees since 1987.

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Augusta, Georgia
Amanda N. Heath

Judge Heath is a Superior Court Judge in the Augusta Judicial Circuit. She was the first African American woman to be elected as a Superior Court Judge in the Augusta Circuit’s history, and is currently the only African American Superior Court Judge.

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Members of the

Board of Directors

Wenona C. Belton, Judge
Saint Simons Island, Georgia
Wenona Belton
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Bobbe Bridge
Seattle, Washington
Bobbe J. Bridge (Ret.)
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La Jolla, California
Tiffany Brown
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Reno, Nevada
Patricia Cafferata
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Nashville, Tennessee
Sheila Calloway
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Pulaski, Virginia
H. Lee Chitwood
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Denver, Colorado
Laurie Clark
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Hastings, Minnesota
Jamie L. Cork
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Judge Dixon
Salisbury, North Carolina
Beth S. Dixon
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Angela Fonnesbeck
Logan, Utah
Angela Fonnesbeck
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
Major Sheffield Ford III
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Don Gimbel
Livingston, Montana
Donald B. Gimbel
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Judge Faith Graham
Lafayette, Indiana
Faith Graham
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David Hejmanowski
Delaware, Ohio
David Hejmanowski
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Judge Aurora Martinez Jones
Austin, Texas
Aurora Martinez Jones
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Federal Dam, Minnesota
Anne K. McKeig
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Michael Newell
Wilmington, Delaware
Michael Newell
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Great Falls, Montana
John W. Parker
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Jane Pearl
New York, New York
Jane Pearl
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Tiffany Sizemore
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Trenton, New Jersey
Rodney Thompson
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