President, Court Operations Manager, Hennepin County, Fourth Judicial District
Jennifer Miller is a member of the Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and participates on MACM
committees. She began her career in the court out of college 18 years ago. She has worked as a Senior
Court Clerk, Court Clerk Lead Worker, Court Operations Supervisor and as a Court Operations Manager. For
the first 12 years, she worked in the criminal division. For the last six years, she has been in
Probate/Mental Health. Learning different case types and diving into the challenges of a specialty
division has been extremely rewarding for Jennifer. She also had the opportunity to work on various
projects and attend several leadership programs both locally and through SCAO. Jennifer values our
organization and is proud to work with many amazing people who are dedicated to public service. She has
been a member of MACM since 2010 and has attended the yearly conferences and other MACM events. She feels
that her professional goals are closely aligned with the MACM mission and as MACM Secretary she has taken
a very active role in the organization over the last four years.
First Vice President (Legislative & Outreach Committee Chair), Court Operations Supervisor, Fourth Judicial
Ann Basta is the Court Operations Supervisor for the Court Report Unit in the Fourth District overseeing
training and outreach for the department.
Ann has previously served a partial term as the MACM Legislative and Outreach Committee chair and been a
long term member of the committee. She joined MACM in 2012.
Prior to her current role, Ann was the Court Administrator for Olmsted County. Previous to that she has
served in various roles in the 4th District, including being the Court Operations Manager for the Suburban
Courthouses, Court Operations Supervisor for the Criminal Division, and Court Operations Supervisor for
the Jury Office. In addition to these positions she has served as a lead worker and a clerk in the
Criminal Division, a clerk in the Juvenile Division, and as a judicial clerk.
Ann has served on numerous court, county, and district committees thorough her career and is a certified
court manager, graduating from the Tier 1 Court Manager Program. She is one class away from finishing the
Certified Court Executive certification.
Second Vice President (Education Committee Chair), Court Administrator - Chisago County, Tenth Judicial
Kris Cunningham is currently the MACM Second Vice President, Education Committee Chair. She is the Court
Administrator for Chisago County, Tenth Judicial District. Prior to that she was the Chief Deputy in
Washington County Court Administration since 2015. Prior to that she served as Administrative Services
Manager and Administrative Hearing Officer Supervisor in Washington County, and also as a Court Operations
Supervisor in Chisago County. She has worked for the branch for 25 years. Kris has served on the education
committee for several years where she has taken the lead on many activities. She has served on various
judicial branch statewide committees including weighted caseload and document security. She is a Fellow of
the Institute for Court Management..
Third Vice President (Membership Services Committee Chair), Carver County Court Administrator, First
Mary Dalbec has been the Carver County Court Administrator since 2017. She joined the Minnesota Judicial
Branch, Fourth Judicial District in 2008 as a Criminal Senior Court Clerk. She held various positions
within the Fourth District’s criminal division and was promoted to Court Operations Manager in January
2015. Before coming to the branch Mary worked as a Court Clerk for the City of Hazelwood Municipal Court
in Missouri and as a Clerk for the Menomonie Police Department in Wisconsin. She has a Bachelor of Science
Degree in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, and a minor in Business with a focus in finance and
accounting, from Western Illinois University. Mary is an active member of the Minnesota Association for
Court Management (MACM) serving on the Education Committee and Membership Services Committee, and was the
recipient of the MACM Early Career Excellence Award in 2016. She has participated in the Emerging Leaders
Network (ELN), Supervisory Spectrum, Deep Dive, Management EDGE Program, and a mentor for ELN and Merging
Minds. Mary became a Certified Court Manager from the National Center for State Courts in June 2017, and
is pursuing her Certified Court Executive certification.
Secretary, Court Administrator - Kandiyohi, Meeker, and Swift Counties, Eighth Judicial District
Katie Bloch is the Court Administrator for Kandiyohi, Meeker, and Swift Counties in the Eighth Judicial
District. She began her career as a Senior Court Clerk in Stearns County Court Administration in 2007. She
attained the skills of working in each area of Court Administration which led her to a promotion as the
Team Leader of the calendar division in 2014. In November 2015, she was promoted to Court Operations
Supervisor for Mille Lacs County over all lines of business. She held that title until July of 2019 when
she was promoted to her current role. Katie has her Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice with a
minor in Psychology and Business from North Dakota State University. Katie has attained both her Court
Certified Manager and Executive Certificates from the National Center for Courts. Katie is a current
member of MACM and is the representative for the Eighth district on the membership services committee.
Katie has facilitated courses in the lead worker series that is put on by SCAO. Katie has valued her time
with the Minnesota Judicial Branch. Through her various committees, trainings, and positions held, she has
developed a strong understanding of the significance of the Judicial Branch in relation to the role it
plays in people’s lives and society and looks forward to continuing to assist in the advancement of the
Branch in the future.
Treasurer, Accounting Manager, First Judicial District
Meghan is the Accounting Manager for the First Judicial District and began her career with the Minnesota
Judicial Branch in 2008 where she worked as an Office Assistant II in Court Services. In 2011 she moved to
the First Judicial District where she worked as an Office Assistant III in both HR and Administration,
before finally landing in the Finance Department in 2013 as an Accounting Technician. Meghan held two more
positions while working in Finance; in 2016 she was promoted to Accounting Officer, and then promoted to
Accounting Manager in 2019. Meghan has participated in the DiA, Merging Minds, and Supervisory Spectrum
programs. Meghan has also attained both her Court Certified Manager and Executive certificates from the
National Center for State Courts.