NJA Staff

Executive Director
Email: Victoria Coolbaugh
Victoria Coolbaugh has been with NJA since 1993.  She serves as NJA's Chief Executive Officer, Administrator/Head Lobbyist of Citizens For Justice and Administrator of the Nevada Foundation for Consumer Education (NFCE), NJA's 501 (c)(3) charitable foundation.  She is chiefly responsible for all staffing decisions and issues.  She coordinates NJA's overall political strategy, large-scale Association fundraising, and the overall vision and mission of NJA. 

Deputy Executive Director, Las Vegas
Email:  Julie Ostrovsky  
Julie has been with NJA since January 2005.  She runs our Las Vegas office and oversees all southern member activities, services, and CLE in addition to member services, recruitment and retention.  She is our community liaison, creating and maintaining relationships with our business partners and friends.

Office Manager, Carson City
Email:  Kathy Cowan 
Kathy joined the NJA team in July 2002.  In addition to running the office, Kathy's specific duties include serving as support for the Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director, oversight of CFJ accounting and billing, all office invoicing, coordination of board meetings, graphic design, website updates, convention exhibitors, and much, much more!

Administrative Assistant, Carson Ciy
Email:  Dolly Elsesser

Dolly came on board in the spring of 2005.  She is administrative assistant to all professional staff members.  Dolly oversees the comprehensive NJA member database and coordinates the annual publication of the Member Directory and all mailings, among many other duties.

Associate Director of Membership, Carson City
Email:  Rebecca Johnston
Rebecca joined NJA in August 2016.  Rebecca serves as liaison with membership committee in recruitment and retention.  She coordinates our northern member activities, services and CLE programs.  In addition, she serves as managing editor of NJA's bimonthly publication The Advocate.

Associate Director of Government Affairs, Las Vegas
Email:  Kaylyn Kardavani  
Kaylyn joined NJA in January 2016 and participates as a staff lobbyist.  Kaylyn's additional duties include acting as liaison to the William S. Boyd School of Law NJA Student Chapter, coordinating NJA communication strategies, partnering with local charities to advance NJA's charitable arm NJA Cares, and educating members about NJA's political arm, Citizens for Justice.

Administrative Assistant, Las Vegas
Email:  Lara Wilson
Lara Wilson returns to NJA as the Administrative Assistant in our southern Nevada office in downtown Las Vegas. Lara will assist with local CLE's, member outreach, recruitment and retention, activies and services.






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