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Committees

Board of Directors

Peter Burchard (Chair), David Arias (Treasurer), Donald Alperstein (At-Large), Cliff Bayer (Independent), Cat Bouwkamp (Athlete Director), Lauren Haynie (Independent Director), Lorrie Marcil Holmes (At-Large), Alan Kidd (Independent), Ann Marsh-Senic (At-Large), Nzingha Prescod (Athlete Director), Daria Schneider (Athlete Director), Adam Watson (Athlete Director)

USA Fencing Representative to NGB Council and USOC Assembly

Chief Executive Officer Kris Ekeren
President Peter Burchard

Athlete Advisory Group

Staff Liaison: Kate Reisinger Ben Bratton, Jason Chang, Kat Holmes, Cody Mattern (Ex-Officio Member), Gerard Moreno, Nicole Ross, Daria Schneider, Jeff Spear, Kamali Thompson, Adam Watson

USOPC Athlete Representative

Daria Schneider
Alternate - Adam Watson

Support

General Counsel Jim Neale
Asst General Counsel – Emeritus Steve Sobel
Legal Resource Group Donald Alperstein, Vic Bianchini, Sam Cheris, Julio Mazzoli, Roger Pierro
Background Screen Review Group Donald Alperstein, Lorrie Marcil Holmes, Athlete - Cody Mattern
Secretary Melissa Jones
Parliamentarian Peter Barton

Standing Committees

Audit Committee

Staff Liaison: Bridget Toelle Sam Cheris (Chair), Cliff Bayer, Lorrie Marcil Holmes, Maria Panyi, Athletes - Cat Bouwkamp, Kat Holmes, Daria Schneider

Budget Committee

Staff Liaison: Bridget Toelle David Arias, Adam Watson, Athlete - Jake Hoyle

Election Committee

Staff Liaison: Nicole Jomantas Susan Belanich, Dan Berke, David Hitchcock, Michael McTigue, Athetes - Eli Dershwitz, Anna Van Brummen
Board Liaison: Daria Schneider

Ethics Committee

Board Liaison/Chair: Lorrie Marcil Holmes Valerie Asher, Athlete - Maya Lawrence
Staff Liaison: Suzie Riewald
Ethics Committee Contact Information: ethicscomm@usafencing.org

Nominating Committee

Ex Officio: Kris Ekeren Sam Cheris, Molly Hill, Alan Kidd, Terrence Lasker, Athletes - Kat Holmes, Jimmy Moody

Additional Principal Committees

Referees' Commission

Board Liaison: Donald Alperstein Tasha Poissant (Chair), Anne Crocket (Vice-Chair), Devin Donnelly (Vice Chair), Kelly Koehler (Vice-Chair), Patrick Webster (Vice Chair), Athlete - Kat Holmes, Alex Massialas, Dagmara Wozniak
Equipment Tech Liaison: Kathy Walters Ex-Officio, FIE Ref. Com.: Iana Dakova
Staff Liaison: Christine Strong Simmons Ombudsman: Sue Borgos

Committees of the Board

Hall of Fame Committee

Board Liaison: Adam Watson Doug Nichols, Jennifer Oldham, Athlete - Cassandra Bates
Staff Liaison: Jill Grotzinger

International Relations Committee

Board Liaison: Lorrie Marcil Holmes Donald Anthony, Sam Cheris, Sada Jacobson, Sunil Sabharwal, Jennifer Yamin, Athlete - Daria Schneider
FIE Council/Commission Members/Advisors: Donald Alperstein, Rita Comes, Iana Dakova, Ted Li, Greg Massialas, Jeremy Summers
Staff Liaison: Kate Reisinger

The Electronic Signaling Equipment and Installations Commission (SEMI)

Board Liaison: Donald Alperstein Kathy Walters (Chair), Chuck Alexander, David Blake, Anne Crocket, Irene Edgerton, Ron Herman, Alice Kee, Al Merritt, Liz Morey, Brian Rosen, Athlete - Leo Curtis
RC Liaison: TBD
Staff Liaison: Glen Hollingsworth

Tournament Committee

Board Liaison: Peter Burchard Brandon Rochelle (Chair), David Blake, Meredith Delgado, Maggie Dull, Nikki Franke, Alan Gellar, Andrey Geva, Jeff Salmon, Athlete - Cody Matttern
RC Liaison: Devin Donnelly
Staff Liaison: Dan Mott

Veterans Committee

Board Liaison: Ann Marsh-Senic Bill Walker (chair), Valerie Asher, Vic Bianchini, Rita Comes (ex officio), David Hitchcock, Judith Offerle, Athletes - Kat Holmes, Adam Maczik
Staff Liaison: Brandon Dyett

Resource Teams

Club/Member Services Resource Team

Board Liaison: David Arias Fernando Delgado, Yitzy Frankel, Rob Lichten, Vickie Miller, Athlete - Geoffrey Loss, Isis Washington
Staff Liaison: Bob Bodor

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Resource Team

Board Liaison: Daria Schneider Race Imboden, Nzingha Prescod, Richard Torres, Dawn Wilson
RC Liaison: Tasha Poissant
Staff Liaison: Brandon Dyett

Divisions Resource Team

Region 1 Dan Berke
Region 2 Fernando Delgado
Region 3 Dennis Kolakowski
Region 4 Jennifer Nollner
Region 5 David Sierra
Region 6 Rich Weiss
Athletes Rebecca Chimahusky, Lewis Weiss
Board Liaison Donald Alperstein
Staff Liaisons Bob Bodor, Christine Strong Simmons

Marketing and Communications Resource Team

Board Liaison: Al Kidd Athletes - Kat Holmes, Race Imboden, Kamali Thompson, Adam Watson
Staff Liaisons: Brandon Dyett, Nicole Jomantas

Paralympic Development Resource Team

Board Liaison: Daria Schneider Ginny Boydston, Sean Shumate, Gary Van Der Wege, Athletes - Leo Curtis, Gerard Moreno
Staff Liaison: Brandon Dyett

SafeSport Resource Team

Board Liaison: Nzingha Prescod CJ Callahan, Sarah Kaufman, Lauri Lewis, Rich Weiss, Athlete - Sada Jacobson
RC Liaison: Sue Borgos
Staff Liaison: Suzie Riewald

Sports Medicine Resource Team

Board Liaison: Cody Mattern Valerie Asher, Giuseppe Giovatto, Jennifer Krug, Ronda Peterson, Athlete - Kat Holmes, Kamali Thompson
Staff Liaison: Jeremy Summers

Sports Performance Resource Team

Board Liaison: Daria Schneider Sam Cheris, Iana Dakova, Buckie Leach, Athletes - Maya Lawrence, Keeth Smart
Staff Liaisons: Kate Reisinger, Jeremy Summers

Youth Development Resource Team

Board Liaison: David Arias Ina Hartzanova, Brando Messinese, Jennie Salmon, Mika'il Sankofa, Athletes - Adam Maczik, Adam Watson
Staff Liaison: Christine Strong Simmons

USA Fencing Leadership Academy

Board Liaison: Lorrie Marcil Holmes Sam Cheris, Kat Holmes
Staff Liaison: Nicole Jomantas