The 2023-2024 LPI Leadership Team!

Elected Officers

President Rod Cardinale, Jr.

  • Joined LPI in 2010
  • Past President of Santa Clara County Legal Professionals Association, 2010-2014 and Treasurer of Santa Clara County Legal Professionals Association 2016-Present
  • Employed by the Law Office of Janet L. Brewer as a Sr. Paralegal and Office Manager
  • Notary Public

Vice President Donna Day

  • Joined LPI in 1987
  • Member of Alameda County Legal Legal Professionals Association, Past President
  • Employed by Nixon Peabody LLP in San Francisco as a Team Leader and Practice Assistant to three partners
  • Notary Public

Executive Secretary Bettina Jacobson

  • Joined LPI in 2012
  • Member of Placer County Legal Professionals Association, Governor 2013- 2018
  • Placer County Legal Professionals Association, Treasurer 2018-Present
  • Courtroom Clerk – Probate, Sacramento County Superior Court

Treasurer Erika Garduño

  • Joined LPI in 2011
  • Member of Desert Palm Legal Professionals Association, Governor 2015-2023, President of Desert Palm Legal Professionals Association, 2023
  • Employed by Thris Van Taylor, A Law Corporation

Want to get in touch with one of the LPI elected officers? E-mail president@legalprofessionalsinc.org or call (800) 281-2188.

Appointed Officers

LPI’s appointed officers have taken on specific roles for the organization.

Executive Advisor
Lynne Prescott, CCLS

Elise Dresser, CCLS

Linda Lane, CCLS

Editor of The Legal Professional Magazine
Barbara Barregar

Education Director
Renee Evans, CCLS

Shannon Quigley

Continuing Education Coordinator
Mary Lou Floyd, CCLS

Professional Development Coordinator
Cyndee Sauceda, CCLS

LPI Chairs

LPI’s chairs oversee the organization’s various programs and committees.

Heather Czuelger – Nowak

California Certified Legal Secretary
Vivian Shreve, CCLS

Cheron McAleece, CCLS

Editor, The Legal Professional’s Handbook
Lisa De La O

Editor, Law Office Procedures Manual
Elizabeth Adame, CCLS

Co-Legacy Project Chair/Curator
Mary S. Rocca

Co-Legacy Project Chair/Curator
Heather Edwards, CCLS

Legal Procedure/Blog Editor
Larry McGrew

Liaison to the Law Practice Management and Technology Section of the California Lawyers Association
Brooke Mansfield

Marketing Committee Coordinator
Donna Day

Nominations and Elections
Lynne Prescott, CCLS

Career Promotions/Professional Liaison
Leanne Ruesink

Social Media Chair
Ron Ackland

Tech Committee Chair
Dawn R. Forgeur, CCLS

Assistant Tech/Blog Chair
Janice Williams, CCLS 

LPI Administrator
Kim Oreno, CAE

Scott Herman of WebEditor Design Services