Colleen West is the founder and president of Enright Court Reporting, Inc. After returning to school at the age of 28, the newly-single mother of an infant and two-year-old began her career as a court reporter in 1989 and established Enright Court Reporting, Inc. in 1991.
Through her vision and commitment, the agency has grown and has over thirty court reporters, staffing all types of legal proceedings for the most well-respected law firms in New York and Long Island. Due to its diverse service offerings, reliability and transcript accuracy, the agency is recognized as an industry leader.
In 1998, Colleen took a risk and expanded her business to include a franchise for a web-based transcription service. The franchise transitioned to an alliance program, which now consists of over 50 independently owned transcription companies throughout the nation. Transcription services are provided to a broad range of professions; including legal, medical practices, hospital networks and insurance carriers. The Enright Sten-Tel company ranks in the top 3 out of the 50 Sten-Tel transcription companies nationwide.
As a recognized business leader, Colleen sits on several advisory boards, including the Long Island Business Institute, the Sayville and Patchogue Chamber of Commerce as well as other civic organizations. In addition, in January 2009, she was named Chair of the Board of Directors of United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Suffolk County, after having been a member of that Board for two years, and was their Dinner Gala Honoree in October 2009. Colleen was named "Woman of the Year 2009" by 5 Times Beacon Record Newspapers on Long Island, including the Port Times. She is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Bob Venero Children's Foundation, and volunteers her time to the Cody Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at Stony Brook University and to Splashes of Hope. She has been featured on Cablevision's "Women of the New Century," is a member of the Energeia Partnership -- The Academy for Regional Stewardship at Molloy College, a 2-year program from which she graduated in January 2010.
Over the years, Colleen has been honored by many organizations, including the National Association of Women Business Owners, and was named one of Long Island's 50 Most Influential Women by the Long Island Business News. She was also an honoree of the Victim Information Bureau of Suffolk (VIBS), and received an honorary degree in 2009 from the Children's Center at UCP for her dedication to their Education Program.
Colleen is a graduate of the Long Island Business Institute and the Dale Carnegie Institute, where she served as a graduate assistant. She is a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners, the National Association of Female Executives, the National Court Reporters Association, the National Association of Legal Secretaries and Paralegals, the American Association of Medical Transcriptionists, the Medical Transcription Industry Alliance, the Long Island Healthcare Information Management Association, and the Health Information Management Association of New York City, Inc. She lives in Bayport with her husband and is the proud mother of two daughters. Her eldest, Shannon, is married with one child and expecting her second child shortly and her youngest, Erin, recently became engaged and is happily planning her 2014 Long Island wedding.