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Superior Court of California - County of San Diego: General Information: About Us: Executive Office

Executive Office

As provided by the California Constitution, judges are initially appointed by the Governor to serve on the Superior Court bench. At the end of each judge's six-year term, they stand for re-election in county-wide elections.

Executive Committee

Presiding Judge Lorna A. Alksne


Assistant Presiding Judge:
Judge Michael T. Smyth

Supervising Judges:
Judge Ana España
Judge Eugenia Eyherabide
Judge Evan P. Kirvin
Judge Margo Lewis Hoy
Judge Dwayne K. Moring
Judge Randa Trapp
Judge Sim von Kalinowski

At-Large Members:
Judge Robert O. Amador
Judge Katherine A. Bacal
Judge Laura Birkmeyer
Judge Patricia Garcia
Judge Michael S. Groch
Judge Aaron H. Katz
Judge Theodore M. Weathers

Ex Officio Member:
Judge Peter C. Deddeh

See a listing of all current judges and their department assignments.

The Executive Office has overall responsibility for the administrative management of Superior Court operations.

Executive Team:
Michael Roddy, Executive Officer
Jeff Gately, Assistant Executive Officer
Lyn Bell, Chief Financial Officer & Human Resources Director
Jake Pison, Chief Information Officer
Susanne Washington, Director, Legal Services
Cathy McCoy, Branch Director, East County Division
Kimberly Stucker, Branch Director, North County Division
Carol Marchesano, Branch Director, South County Division
Emily Cox, Public Affairs Officer

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