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Margaret Allen
Director, National Programs
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Kendyl Creech
Program Specialist
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Julia Edwards-McDaniel
Instructional Designer/Curriculum Developer
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Toni Engle
Administrative Manager
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Toni Engle, Administrative Manager, joined the Institute for Court Management at the National Center for State Courts in October 2004.  She works on executive projects, contracts, budgets, administration and program oversight providing fiscal, administrative, program and executive support.  Ms. Engle previously worked as an Executive Secretary for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.  She attended National University in San Diego, CA while serving in the military.

Derek Felton
Multimedia Project Manager
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Ivy Garrenton
Multimedia Development Manager
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Toni Grainer
Conference Education Planning Manager
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Toni Grainer is a Conference Education Planning Manager for the Institute for Court Management. In this capacity, she develops and implements the education programs for the respective Midyear Meetings of the Conference of Chief Justices and the Conference of State Court Administrators; similarly she coordinates the planning and execution of their Joint Annual Meeting.  Toni also collaborates with the Council of Chief Judges of the State Courts of Appeal to design and implement the education program for their Annual Meeting. In addition to these responsibilities, Toni works directly with the Dean of the ICM Fellows Program to design and execute the Presentation Phase of ICM’s rigorous professional certification program. Toni comes to the National Center for State Courts having served many years as a corporate and association professional meeting planner as well as project directors of both state and local initiatives. Prior to coming to NCSC, she served as the Project Director for a three-year project with Virginia’s Governors Office for Substance Abuse Prevention helping to develop and deliver curricula and provide statewide technical assistance. Toni is a graduate of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA.

Linda Hardy
Conference & Meeting Planner
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Linda Hardy, is the Conference and Meeting Planner/Registrar with the Institute for Court Management. She assists with the coordination of ICM’s national, partnership, and distance learning certification programs. In addition, Ms. Hardy provides administrative support to the ICM curriculum developer to build professional faculty guides to assist faculty in delivering courses and creates participant guides for ICM courses. She has provided administrative support for more than thirty years’ for executives working in the architectural/engineering, insurance, educational, and financial fields. She officially joined the National Center for State Courts in March 2001.

Amy McDowell
Education Program Manager
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Amy McDowell joined the National Center for State Courts in 2007. She is an Education Program Manager with the Institute for Court Management, responsible for managing and coordinating the ICM Fellows Program and serving as faculty for ICM’s national and partnership courses. Amy is co-Director of the Election Law Program, a joint program with the College of William and Mary, and serves as an Editor of Judicial Education and Training, the journal of the International Organization for Judicial Training. She holds a J.D. from the University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law; a M.P.A. from Old Dominion University; and a B.A. from the College of William and Mary. Additionally, she is an active member of the Virginia State Bar, as well as an adjunct faculty member with the College of Business and Public Administration at Old Dominion University, where she is completing Ph.D. studies. Amy is a Fellow of the Institute for Court Management.


Emily Montalvo
Multimedia Production Assistant
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