NINA THOMAS is a court executive with the Superior Court of New Jersey, where she is charged with the administration of the civil division in Burlington Vicinage. She has been employed with the judiciary since 1983 and has served in her current capacity more than 12 years, first in Mercer Vicinage and now in Burlington. The division is responsible for all civil, special civil, landlord-tenant, general-equity, probate, and foreclosure cases in Burlington County. As co-chair of the statewide Civil Education Committee and the Administrative Council’s Education and Training Committee’s Professional Development Working Group, Ms. Thomas collaborates with all court divisions to develop strong strategies and educational programs for the development of staff and court leaders throughout the state. Since 2010, Ms. Thomas has served on the advisory board for the Mid-Atlantic Association for Court Management. She was elected to the NACM Board of Directors in 2012 in the position of small court director. Ms. Thomas received her bachelor’s degree in organizational development from Eastern University in Saint David’s, Pennsylvania. She has completed the Certified Court Manager Program with the National Center for State Courts’ Institute for Court Management.