Legislative Staff Coordinating Committee (LSCC) | Roster



The LSCC is made up of the NCSL staff officers, the legislative staff members elected to the NCSL Executive Committee, the staff co-chairs and staff vice chairs of the NCSL Standing Committees, two officers of each of the  nine professional staff associations, and six discretionary appointees of the staff chair.

The purposes of the Legislative Staff Coordinating Committee (LSCC) are to oversee the legislative staff division of NCSL, to coordinate the work of the nine professional staff associations of NCSL, to promote professional development of legislative staff, and to review and evaluate NCSL services to legislative staff.   LSCC serves in an advisory capacity to the NCSL Executive Committee.

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NCSL Executive Committee Officers

Martha R. Wigton, NCSL staff chair, Georgia
Joseph James "J.J" Gentry, NCSL staff vice chair, South Carolina
Jon Heining, NCSL immediate past chair, Texas

NCSL Executive Committee At-Large Members

Tim Bommel, photojournalist, Missouri
Jon Courtney, deputy director for program evaluation, New Mexico
Charlotte Carter-Yamauchi, director, Hawaii
Matt Gehring, staff coordinator, Minnesota
Aurora Hauke, chief of staff, Alaska
Jennifer Jackson, legislative counsel, Texas
Scott Kaiser, assistant secretary - Senate, Illinois
Susan W. Kannarr, chief clerk, Kansas
Othni J. Lathram, director, Alabama
Sabrina Lewellen, deputy director, Arkansas
Natalie Mullis, director, Colorado
Rich Olsen, director, West Virginia
Anthony "Steve" Pike, chief of police, Virginia
Anne Sappenfield, director, Wisconsin
John Snyder, committee staff administrator, Kentucky
Betsy Theroux, director, Georgia

2020-2021 Discretionary Appointments

Miriam Fordham, Ph.D., legislative fiscal analyst, Kentucky
Rachel Gudgel, director, New Mexico
Maryann Horch, senior systems analyst, Virginia
Wendy Jackson, administrative services manager, Wisconsin
Jackie Little, human resource director, Maine
Jill Reinmuth, staff director, Washington

2020-2021 Staff Officers of the Overall Standing Committee

Lonnie Edgar, staff co-chair, NCSL Standing Committees, Mississippi
Jennifer Jones, staff co-chair, NCSL Standing Committees, Texas
John Bjornson, vice chair, NCSL Standing Committees, North Dakota
Monique Appeaning, vice chair, NCSL Standing Committees, Louisiana
K.C. Norwalk, vice chair, NCSL Standing Committees, Indiana
Esther van Mourik, vice chair, NCSL Standing Committees, Colorado

2020-2021 Professional Staff Association Officers

American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries (ASLCS) 

Paul Smith, president, ASLCS, New Hampshire
Brad Young, president-elect, ASLCS, Ohio

NCSL Liaison: Holly South


Leadership Staff Professional Association (LSPA)

Sheron Violini, chair, LSS, California
Josh Nacey, first vice chair, LSS, Kentucky

NCSL Liaison: Megan McClure


Legislative Information and Communications Staff (LINCS)

Besty Theroux, chair, LINCS, Georgia
Will Tracy, vice chair, LINCS, Arkansas

NCSL Liaison: Jennifer Stewart


Legislative Research Librarians (LRL)

Eric Glover, chair, LRL, Idaho
Ingrid Hernquist, vice chair, LRL, New Jersey

NCSL Liaison: Megan McClure


National Association of Legislative Fiscal Offices (NALFO)

Eric Nauman, president, NALFO, Minnesota
Melody DeBussey, president-elect, NALFO, Georgia

NCSL Liaison: Erica MacKellar


National Legislative Program Evaluation Society (NLPES)

Kiernan McGorty, chair, NLPES, North Carolina
Kristen Rottinghaus, vic chair, NLPES, Kansas

NCSL Liaison: Brenda Erickson


National Association of Legislative Information Technology (NALIT)

Jeff Ford, chair, NALIT, Indiana
Soren Jacobsen, vice chair, NALIT, Idaho

NCSL Liaison: Kae Warnock


National Legislative Services and Security Association (NLSSA)

Martin Brock, president, NLSSA, North Carolina
Richard Webb, vice president, NLSSA, South Carolina

NCSL Liaison: Angela Andrews & Brenda Erickson


Research, Editorial, Legal and Committee Staff (RELACS)

Jamie Shanks, chair, RELACS, Tennessee
Fred Messerer, vice chair, RELACS, California

NCSL Liaison: Kae Warnock