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Officers & Board of Directors

jenna parsons, president

Jenna Parsons is a graduate of Bryan University.  She started her court reporting career in 2017 in Greenville, South Carolina.  In 2019 Jenna moved to Richmond with family and began working with Coulter Reporting.

Prior to her career in court reporting, Jenna graduated from the University of Tennessee where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from East Tennessee State University.  

Lisa Migliore Black, RSA, CCR, Immediate past president

Lisa Migliore Black

Lisa Migliore Black is the owner of Migliore & Associates®, a freelance court reporting and videography firm located in Louisville, Kentucky. Lisa currently serves as immediate past president for the Kentucky Court Reporters Association, is a member of the NCRA Strong Committee, serves as an NCRA Brand Ambassador, and is co-founder of Court Reporting Reliance.  In the past, she has served on the National Congress of State Associations Governing Committee, Task Force for Contracting, Ethics First, Freelance Community of Interest, and Election Committee for NCRA; the Ethics Committee, Legislative Committee, and Anti-Contracting Committee for KYCRA; and the Public Relations Committee for OCRA. Additional volunteer projects include the A to Z program, TRAIN, Veterans History Project, and pro bono service for the Innocence Project.   Lisa has delivered presentations and authored articles on topics ranging from ethics, contracting, digital reporting, automated speech recognition, and cybersquatting for NCRA and many state associations.

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Shelly was born and raised in Iowa. She began her career in court reporting in 1981, after graduating from American Institute of Business, in Des Moines, with an Associate of Business Degree and also passing her RPR and Iowa CSR certifications. She then spent eight years as a freelance reporter in Denver, Colorado, before moving to Kentucky in 1989. In Lexington, she worked for a freelance firm until 2013 when she and two partners started Collins Sowards Lennon Reporting, LLC, where she continues to work today. Shelly is a Registered Merit Reporter, Certified Realtime Reporter, and Certified Realtime Captioner. She and her husband, Pat, love living and working in Kentucky. They have raised three children and just welcomed their first grandchild in June 2021.



Jess is a Louisville native who graduated from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 2004 with a bachelor's degree.  She returned to Louisville and has been working as a freelance stenographer since that time.  In 2006 she formed Certified Court Reporters with her mother a fellow court reporter, Kitty Shay.  Jess received her Registered Professional Reporter certification in 2004 upon graduation. She lives in Louisville with her husband and two children.  Jess is profoundly grateful for the wonderful opportunities her career has presented to her and absolutely loves her job.  When she is not working, she can be found singing in her car, kitchen or church.  She is also an avid puzzler.   


Kim is a pen writer who began her career as a substitute reporter for the Harlan Circuit Court and became a full-time freelance court reporter working for the past 35 years in eastern Kentucky.   She received an Associate Degree from Eastern Kentucky University. She has served on several committees with KyCRA, including the nominating committee, voluntary certification committee, and ethics committee.

melissa engelman, director


Melissia been a freelance reporter a has for 28 years.  After attending The Stenotype Institute, she joined Associated Reporters in Louisville, Kentucky, until 2011, when she then moved her office to Indiana.  She and her husband, Craig reside in Corydon, Indiana.  They have two daughters, Cortlin and Madison, and one grandson, Carter.  She enjoys gardening, cooking, and most of all spending time with her grandson.  


I moved to Kentucky from Texas 16 years ago with my husband and kids, and we all love living here.  We enjoy traveling and are big Disney fans.  I enjoy lots of different types of depositions, including medical and business litigation.  My goals this coming year are to really learn my CAT software well, all the little intricacies.  I'm also planning to obtain my RPR.  Looking forward to serving on the KyCRA board for 2023.  


Hunter is a native Lexingtonian who has been reporting in Kentucky for 20+ years. She received her court reporter training at Kentucky Career Institute in Louisville and became a registered professional reporter shortly after completion of that program. Hunter also has a bachelor’s in accounting from the University of Kentucky and worked as a state auditor for several years before attending KCI. She lives in Lexington with her husband, daughter and son.

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