The 2022-2023 LPI Leadership Team!

Elected Officers

President Rod Cardinale, Jr.

  • Joined LPI in 2010
  • Past President of Santa Clara County Legal Professionals Association, 2010-2014
  • 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 LPA, Governor 2013- 2018
  • Court Services Assistant II, Nevada County Superior Court

Treasurer Rita Burnett, CCLS

  • Joined LPI in 2006
  • Member of Los Angeles LSA, President of Los Angeles LSA, 2016 to present
  • Employed by Barbanel & Treuer, P.C. as a Legal Assistant
  • Notary Public

Want to get in touch with one of the LPI elected officers? E-mail info@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

Educational Program Coordinator
Renee Evans, CCLS

Shannon Quigley

Legal Specialization Sections Coordinator
Mary Lou Floyd, CCLS

LPI Chairmen

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

Heather 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

Legal Professional Training/Seminars Chair
Cyndee Sauceda, CCLS

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

Northern California Career Promotions/Professional Liaison
Leanne Ruesink

Southern California Career Promotions/Professional Liaison
Erika Garduño 

Social Media Chair
Ron Ackland

Tech Committee Chair
Dawn R. Forgeur, CCLS

Webinar Team
Janice Williams, CCLS – Chair
Francie Skaggs, CCLS- Member
Rachel Malerbi – Member

LPI Administrator
Kim Oreno

Scott Herman of WebEditor Design Services