Please consider joining a committee!  You do not need to be on the board to do so.  If interested, please email contact@mcraonline.com. 


Membership Committee
Chair: Amie Rumbo
Members: Megan Castro, Darlene Caiazzo Sousa, Michelle Keegan, Lorreen Hollingsworth, Lori London

The membership committee shall promote membership in MCRA and encourage members to be involved in events, initiatives and goals.


Legislative Committee
Chair: Kathryn Sweeney
Members: Jill Kourafas, Janet Wynne, Marianne Wharram, Megan Castro, Lori London

The Legislative Committee shall keep informed of matters that affect both positively and negatively the stenographic court reporting profession. When necessary, the legislative committee shall educate stenographic court reporters and the legal community on the ethics, laws, and statutes regarding the practice of stenographic court reporting in the Commonwealth, seek enforcement of the Commonwealth’s laws and statutes, and shall aid in the drafting and passage of legislation for the advancement of the stenographic court reporting profession.


Certification Committee
Chair: Darlene Caiazzo Sousa

Member: Deanna Veinotte, Dawn Mack-Boaden

The certification committee shall conduct the NCRA and MCRA examinations.  The committee shall issue a certificate to each candidate who has satisfactorily passed the Certified Shorthand Reporter examination.


Education Committee
Chair: Rachel Lopez

Members: Lorreen Hollingsworth, Darlene Caiazzo Sousa

The education committee shall keep informed of court reporting training programs and assist where possible in the development and success of said programs.


Events Committee

Chair: Jacqueline Curran

Members: Susan Wilson, Megan Castro, Toni Beckwith, Lorreen Hollingsworth, Janet McHugh

The events committee shall assist in the planning and implementing of educational and social events sponsored by MCRA.


Outreach Committee

Chair: Jill Kourafas

Members: Lori Atkinson, Kim Bouzan, Deb Gill Brown, Michelle Kaczynski, Michelle Keegan, Rachel Lopez, Carina Moreira, Kathy Silva, Lisa McDonald

The outreach committee shall endeavor to raise awareness of the court reporting profession and MCRA by initiating contacts and developing relationships in the legal community and elsewhere.

Nominating Committee

Chair: Dawn Mack-Boaden

Members:  Darlene Caiazzo Sousa

The nominating committee will nominate officers and members of the Executive Board for the action of the membership at the annual meeting. 

Bylaws Committee

Chair: Megan Castro

Members: Darlene Caiazzo Sousa

The bylaws committee shall conduct a continuing review of the Bylaws of the Association and propose such amendments as, in its judgement, are deemed necessary to coordinate and simplify the Bylaws and to eliminate conflicting and impracticable provisions therein.

MCRA, PO Box 377, Westwood, MA  02090
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