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Catherine Zelinski, RPR, CRC, CSR (MA)

Catherine trained at Johnson & Wales College in 1983 and at The Cittone Institute in NJ.  She began her career as a freelance stenographer in NJ before moving to MA, working freelance in Greater Boston for Mel Lipman.  Catherine trained under Nancy Eaton and transitioned to CART Provider in 2006.  She worked as a CART provider at local colleges and universities as well as continuing her work as a freelance stenographer.  In January 2024 Catherine accepted a position as an official at the First Circuit in Boston.  She holds several state contracts providing stenotype services and is also a member of NCRA and serves as NCSA Rep.  She was appointed to the board in May 2020.


Kimberley Bouzan, CSR

Vice President


Kimberley graduated from Massachusetts Bay Community College Court & Conference Reporting with an Associate degree in 1990.  She is a seasoned stenographer reporting legal proceedings in Boston and Rhode Island.  Kimberley was appointed to the MCRA Board in 2021.

Kimberley sits on our Education, Certification, Mentoring & Outreach Committees.

Dawn Mack-Boaden, CSR (MA), RPR

President Elect

After graduating from Erwin Technical College in Tampa, Florida in 1997 in court reporting, Dawn worked as an official in Florida for two years and has been a freelance reporter in Boston since 1999. She has been a member of NCRA and MCRA for many years. Dawn joined the board in 2018.

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Janet Wynne, CSR (MA), RPR



After obtaining an Associate’s Degree in Legal Administration from Bunker Hill in 1978 and then working in a small law office for two years, Janet went on to obtain an Associate’s Degree in Court and Conference Reporting from Mass Bay in 1982.  She worked as a freelance court reporter in the Boston area until the mid ‘90s and then became a stay-at-home mom.  She returned to the profession in 2008 and continued to work in the same capacity for several years until ultimately moving to the Cape Cod area and starting her own agency.  Janet joined the board in 2019.

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Megan Speed, RPR, CRC, CRR



Megan earned her Bachelor of Arts in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences from the University of Connecticut in 2016. She graduated from Hardeman School of Court Reporting and Captioning in 2020 and began working as a CART Provider at that time. Megan was appointed to the board in March 2021 and currently sits on our Outreach and Education Committee and Mentoring Committee.

Jill Kourafas, CSR (MA)

Immediate Past President


Jill is a 1985 graduate of Massachusetts Bay Community College where she obtained an Associates Degree in Court/Conference Reporting. Jill was a freelance reporter for several Boston reporting firms until she formed Reporters, Inc. located in Quincy, MA.  Jill was appointed to the board in 2012.

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Stefanie Farrell.
Stefanie began providing CART as part of a pilot program while finishing her degree in Court & Conference Reporting at Massachusetts Bay Community College.  This is where she found her passion for CART and making places accessible for people with hearing loss.  Stefanie is on the statewide contract for the MA Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing since 1994.  Her experience includes colleges/universities, State and Federal Government, Medical School, Law School, Dental School and beyond.  Stefanie was appointed to the board in April 2024.
Barbara Hoey
Barbara is a 1989 graduate of Massachusetts Bay Community College with an Associates Degree in Court and Conference Reporting.  She has been a free-lance stenographer for over 30 years.  After working with Melvin Lipman in Boston she founded Hoey Court Reporting in 2008.
Kristin Kelley, RPR, CRR
Kristin is a 1998 graduate of Boston College with a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Geoscience.  After BC, she enrolled in the Court Reporting program at Mass. Bay Community College.  Kristin worked for 20 years as a freelance reporter in Greater Boston and currently works as an Official Court Reporter in the US District Courts for Judge Nathaniel Gorton in Boston, Massachusetts.  She is also the First Circuit Representative for the United States Court Reporters Association.  Kristin was appointed to the board in April 2024.
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Melissa McKenzie, CSR
Melissa graduated in 1989 from Husson College with an Associate degree in Legal
Administration. After working in Portland, Maine, for three years, she enrolled in Mass. Bay Community College and graduated in 1995 with an Associate degree in Court & Conference Reporting. Melissa has been a freelance reporter since graduating. She joined the MCRA Board in April 2024 and sits on the Education and Mentoring Committees.
Katherine Tevnan, CSR, RPR, RMR


Kathy graduated from Champlain College in 1986 with degrees in Court Reporting and Legal Secretarial studies.  Upon graduation she moved to Boston from her home state of Vermont where she has worked continually as a freelance court reporter.  Katherine joined the MCRA board as a director in 2020.





Jennifer Vailancourt, RPR

Jennifer is a 2007 graduate from Bridgewater State University with a bachelor’s in early education and psychology. During school, she enrolled in the New England Court Reporting Institute. Upon graduating in 2008, she started freelancing and has been a freelance stenographer for the last 16 years. She joined the MCRA board as a director in 2024.
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