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

 Certification and Accreditation Board Secretary
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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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Donna

GRACE Buchanan

Treasurer
[expires 2024, 1st TERM]
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EnriqueAlvarez

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

CHRIS SPENCER

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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Wendell Kubik

Past President
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EC Racial and Gender Report Card

RACE: A+  3/9 = 33% 

GENDER: C+  3/9 = 33% 

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


Certification and Accreditation Board (CAB)

 

 

Margaret De Long

MARGARET DE LONG

[elected, expires 2028]
Chair
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Eric Momberg

Eric Momberg

[appointed (replaces Ron Miller) - expires 2024]
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Evandro Oliveira 1

EVANDRO OLIVEIRA

[elected, expires 2028]
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gary

Gary M. van der Wege

[elected, expires 2026]
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bill

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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John Krauss

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

RACE: A-  2/8 = 25% 

GENDER: B-  3/8 = 37.5% 

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


Professional Development Committee (PDC)

Grows the modern sport of fencing through inspiring and innovative coaching education

 

Ina Harizanova

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(CHAIR)

KatHy Vail

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Jeremy Schmid

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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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Vinnie Bradford

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PDC Racial and Gender Report Card

RACE: A  3/10 = 30% 

GENDER: B+  4/10 = 40% 

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


Collegiate Committee

 

 

Zach Moss

Zach Moss

(Elected, expires 2022)
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Division I Rep.
Ivan Lee

Ivan Lee

(Elected, expires 2022)
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Division I Rep.
jennie

Jennie Salmon

(Elected, expires 2023)
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Division III Rep.
grandbois

Peter Grandbois

(Elected, expires 2022)
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Division III Rep.
Josh Runyan

Josh Runyan

(Appointed)
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Director
bruce

Bruce Gillman

(Appointed)
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Executive Committee Advisor

 

PDC Racial and Gender Report Card

RACE: B-  1/6 = 16.7% 

GENDER: B-  1/6 = 16.7% 

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


Awards Committee

 

 

Buzz Hurst

Edwin (Buzz) Hurst

Ariana Klinkov

Ariana Klinkov

Bill Shipman

Bill Shipman

Ro

Ro Sobalvarro

Finkleman

Raymond Finkleman

Andy Shaw

Andy Shaw

Jerzy

Jerzy Radz

 

PDC Racial and Gender Report Card

RACE: F  0/6 = 0% 

GENDER: F  1/6 = 16% 

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


Ethics committee

 

 

John

john Krauss

 
Chair
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Eric Momberg

Lisa Campi

 
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Evandro Oliveira 1

Charles Astudillo

 
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gary

Tony Alvarez

 
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Bylaws Committee

 

 
calexander2

Gil Pezza

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Video Review Committee

 

Buzz Hurst

Gene Gettler (chair)

Bill Shipman

Julie Seal

Ro

Margaret De Long

Finkleman

Mark Masters

 

PDC Racial and Gender Report Card

RACE: A-  1/4 = 25% 

GENDER: A+  2/4 = 50% 

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