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April Dawn Nocifora (7 April 1968December 2021; age 53) was a producer who worked in several different capacities in the Star Trek franchise, spanning over 30 years.

She started her professional career by working as a production associate on Star Trek: The Next Generation. She worked as assistant to Ronald D. Moore between October 1994 and October 1995 and later as assistant to Peter Lauritson on Star Trek: First Contact. Nocifora later became a post-production coordinator and later post-production supervisor on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager.

She returned to the franchise in 2017 and served as producer on Star Trek: Discovery, and supervising producer on Star Trek: Short Treks, the first season of Star Trek: Picard, and the first season of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.

Most of the credits list her as April Rossi, her name via marriage to producer Dave Rossi. Later, she had reverted to using her maiden name.

An image of Nocifora can be seen in a group shot in the Star Trek: Communicator issue 115 in 1998, part of the article "Fans to Pros". Her name can also be seen on a computer readout in the DS9 fifth season episode "The Darkness and the Light".

Career outside Star Trek

Nocifora was a graduate with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, TV/Film from the California State University-Fullerton with an additional grade received at AVID Technology, Inc.

After her work on Star Trek, Nocifora had been consistently working in the television industry, serving as associate producer for HBO between 2005 and 2007 and since 2008 as associate producer for Old Breed Productions for HBO mini-series, including the war drama Rome (2005-2007), the comedy The Flight of the Conchords (2007-2009), and the war drama The Pacific (2010, starring William Sadler). Other credits include Michael Piller and Shawn Piller's The Dead Zone (2002, as associate producer) and as post-production supervisor the television series Taken (2002, with Emily Bergl and Matt Frewer), Carnivàle (2003-2005), Rome (2005-2007), the science fiction series Fringe (2010), and Brannon Braga and René Echevarria's Terra Nova (2011).

Alternating between HBO and 20th Century Fox, Nocifora had since then worked as a co-producer, having worked as such on such television series as The Event (2010-2011), Sleepy Hollow (2012-2014), and Scorpion (2014).

She passed away in December 2021 due to cancer. [1] The Star Trek: Discovery fourth season finale, "Coming Home" and the premiere episode of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, "Strange New Worlds" were dedicated to her memory.

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