Welcome to Administration
The District Court Administrator is the focus of responsibility for many of the requirements placed on the district courts by the Supreme Court. It is the responsibility of the Administrator, under the direction of the Chief Judge, to manage day-to-day operations at the local level.
The functions of the District Court Administrator are highly varied. Working with her staff, this individual plans the layout of the district court offices and determines workflow: she hires and fires non-judicial employees and assigns them to their administrative and clerical functions; and also procures office equipment and supplies.
The Administrator handles fiscal matters such as budgeting, accounting, payroll, purchasing, and financial reporting. These functions are supported by the Administrator's direct reports: Clerk of Court, Court Services Administrative Officer, Project Manager, Management Analyst, Court Trustee Manager, Managing Court Reporter, and two Administrative Assistants.
Senior Staff Members
Ellen M. House - Court Administrator
Tina Herriage-Harrision - Case Management System Manager
Bernie Lumbreras - Clerk of the District Court
Rhonda Lewis - HR Manager
Jennifer Dombaugh - Management Analyst
Wilma Germany - CIO (Chief Information Officer)
Melinda Wilson - Chief CSO (Court Services Officer)
Joni Wilson-Colby - Court Trustee Program Director
Mary Castaneda - Managing Court Reporter
Location and hours:
Administration is located on the 11th floor of the Sedgwick County Courthouse.
Hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm.