Committees

Meet the People Behind the USFCA

Professional Staff

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Vincent Bradford

 Executive director
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Josh Runyan

 Collegiate Director
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David Sierra

 Educational Manager
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Julie Seal

 Communications Manager
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Erika Velarde

  Executive Administrative Assistant
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Staff Racial and Gender Report Card

RACE: B+  1/5 = 20% 

GENDER: A+  3/5 = 60% 

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More info: https://www.tidesport.org/racial-gender-report-card 

Executive Committee The People Who Manage the USFCA

President

Rob Handelman

 President
[expires 2024, 2nd TERM]
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Executive Vice President

Elsayed Emara

Executive Vice President
[expires 2024, 1st TERM]
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GRACE Buchanan

Treasurer
[expires 2024, 1st TERM]
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Enrique Alvarez

Secretary
[expires 2024, 3rd TERM]
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Silvia brandt

Vice President, South
[expires 2024, 1st TERM]
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Bruce Gillman, Vice President, Northeast

Dwight SMITH

Vice President, Northeast
[expires 2024, 1st TERM]
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Vice President, Midwest

Roberto Sobalvarro

Vice President, Midwest
[expires 2024, 2nd TERM]
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Andy Gearhart

Vice President, West
[expires 2024, 1st TERM]
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Kathy Vail

Vice President, Southeast
[expires 2024, 1st TERM]
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Paul Schimelman

Vice President, at large
[expires 2024, 1st TERM]
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Wendell Kubik

Past President
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EC Racial and Gender Report Card

RACE: A-  3/11 = 27% 

GENDER: C-  3/10 = 30% 

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More info: https://www.tidesport.org/racial-gender-report-card 


Certification and Accreditation Board (CAB)

 

 

MARGARET DE LONG

[elected, expires 2028]
Chair
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Eric Momberg

[appointed (replaces Ron Miller) - expires 2024]
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EVANDRO OLIVEIRA

[elected, expires 2028]
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John Krauss

[appointed, expires 2024]
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Bill Shipman

[elected, expires 2026]
Associate chair
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Connie Louie

[appointed, expires 2024]
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Carolyn Gresham-Fiegel

[appointed, expires 2024]
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CAB Racial and Gender Report Card

RACE: A-  2/7 = 28.5% 

GENDER: A-  3/7 = 43% 

More info: https://www.tidesport.org/racial-gender-report-card


Professional Development Committee (PDC)

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Ina Harizanova

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STACY EDDY

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Mark Masters

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Julie Seal

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Neil Mittal

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Matt Cole

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Ray Parker

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Carissa Hammonds

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PDC Racial and Gender Report Card

RACE: A  3/10 = 30% 

GENDER: B+  4/10 = 40% 

More info: https://www.tidesport.org/racial-gender-report-card


Collegiate Committee

 

 

Zach Moss

Division I Rep.
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BENJAMIN BRATTON

Northeast Rep.
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Jason Henderson

Mid-Atlantic/South Rep.
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Peter Grandbois

Midwest Rep.
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Juan Ignacio Calderon

West Rep.
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Robert "Rob" Charlton

Division III Rep.
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Josh Runyan

Director
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Vinnie Bradford

Executive Committee Advisor

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PDC Racial and Gender Report Card

RACE: D+  1/8 = 12.5% 

GENDER: F  1/8 = 12.5% 

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More info: https://www.tidesport.org/racial-gender-report-card


Awards Committee

 

 

Edwin (Buzz) Hurst

Ariana Klinkov

Bill Shipman

Ro Sobalvarro

Raymond Finkleman

Andy Shaw

Jerzy Radz

 

PDC Racial and Gender Report Card

RACE: F  0/6 = 0% 

GENDER: F  1/6 = 16% 

More info: https://www.tidesport.org/racial-gender-report-card


Ethics committee

 

 

john Krauss

 
Chair
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Lisa Campi

 
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Charles Astudillo

 
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Tony Alvarez

 
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Staff Racial and Gender Report Card

RACE: A+  2/4 = 50% 

GENDER: D+  1/4 = 25% 

More info: https://www.tidesport.org/racial-gender-report-card 

 

Bylaws Committee

 

 

Gil Pezza

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Video Review Committee

 

Gene Gettler (chair)

Carolyn GReshman-Feigel

Mark Masters

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Connie Louie

Kristin Vines

 

PDC Racial and Gender Report Card

RACE: F  0/4 = 0% 

GENDER: B+  2/5 = 40% 

More info: https://www.tidesport.org/racial-gender-report-card