Finance and Audit Committee
The Finance and Audit Committee monitors the financial activities of the organization, including preparation of the annual budget, development of financial procedures, approval of contracts, auditing of report and programs to obtain continuing financial support.
Chair: Kathy Bonuchi
Members: Bob Rydze, Ellen Owen, Jack Perkins, Bill Walker, Bryce Klein
Staff Liaisons: Karen Poulsen, Linda Paul
Compensation and Personnel Committee
The Compensation and Personnel Committee is charged with reviewing and comparing the direct compensation and fringe benefits provided to the employees of USA Diving. This committee also performs an annual review of the Chief Executive Officer.
Chair: Bob Rydze, Chair of the Board
Members: Chris Sholtis (Vice Chair – Admin), Kathy Bonuchi (Treasurer), TBD, and Brittany Viola
Staff Liaison: Linda Paul
Member Services Committee
The Member Services Committee combines the functions of the formerly ad hoc committees of Safety, Education, and Membership. In 2006, the Grassroots Subcommittee of the Committee for Competitive Excellence was moved to the Member Services Committee.
Chair: Chris Sholtis
Title: Vice Chair, Administration
Members: Dave Burgering, Lewis Fellinger, Barb Parker, Anneliese Tuymer, Cynthia Potter, Don Leas, Susan Bromberg, Kathy Dacey, Kara McCormack, Abby Johnston, Kristian Ipsen
Staff Liaison: Taylor Payne
Chair: Don Leas
Chair: Anneliese Tuymer
Chair: Kevin Rockhill
Members: Zach Hawley, Mary Beth Dunnichay
Committee for Competitive Excellence
The Committee for Competitive Excellence is responsible for the organization and implementation of successful junior and senior programs to ultimately improve U.S. divers on an international scale.
Chair: Rick Schavone
Title: Vice Chair, Competitive Excellence
Members: Megan Neyer, Julian Krug, Sean McCarthy, Bob Rydze, Matt Scoggin, Steve Foley, Steve McFarland, Cassandra Metzler, Cheyenne Cousineau
Advisory: Gary Cox, Ron Kontura, Kevin Rockhill, Hunter Shafer and Roberta Page
Staff Liaison: Steve Foley
Senior Diving Sub-Committee
Chair: Julian Krug
Members: Abel Sanchez, Kara McCormack, Cassandra Metzler, Sean McCarthy, Sam Dorman
Staff Liaisons: Steve Foley
Junior Diving Sub-Committee
Chair: Sean McCarthy
Members: Cassandra Metzler, Steele Johnson, Mary Beth Dunnichay, Buck Smith, Hunter Shafer, Curt Wilson, Kevin Rockhill
Staff Liaisons: Mikela Calabrese, Steve Foley
Athlete representatives are elected every two years by those athletes in attendance at the U.S. National Diving Championships. They represent the interests and opinions of all athletes on the committees of USA Diving.
Committee Members: Cheyenne Cousineau, David Dinsmore, Sam Dorman, Michael Hixon, Emma Ivory-Ganja, Kara McCormack, Mary Beth Dunnichay, Kristian Ipsen, Steele Johnson, Abby Johnston, Bryce Klein, Katrina Young
Staff Liaison: Jen Lowery
The Rules Committee interprets technical diving rules and considers proposed amendments to the rules for recommendation to the Board of Governors.
Chair: Hunter Shafer
Members: Bob Rydze, Kathy Dacey, Steve McFarland (advisory)
Senior Subcommittee: Aaron Hintz, Camille Akridge, Sean McCarthy, Susan Bromberg, Yahya Radman, Daniel Rosendahl, Anneliese Tuymer, Lewis Fellinger, Michael Hixon, Bryce Klein, Abby Johnston
Junior Subcommittee: Chair: Jack Perkins. Members: Doe Krug, Krista Klein, Don Mason, Todd Hill, CJ Hardy, Lia Fusaro, David Dinsmore, Emma Ivory-Ganja, Hunter Shafer, Sean McCarthy
Staff Liaison: TBD
The Governance Committee initiates and considers proposed changes to the Code of USA Diving.
Chair: Jared Book
Members: Wes Mattice, Sally Hansell, Eric Best, Susan Bromberg, CJ Hardy, Daniel Rosendahl, Kathy Dacey, Anneliese Tuymer, Michael Hixon, Steele Johnson, Katrina Young
Staff Liaison: TBD
The Masters Committee is responsible for the organization and conduct of a program for divers 21 years of age and older who no longer compete in the senior program. The Masters Committee conducts both an indoor and outdoor national championships annually.
Chair: Ron Kontura
Secretary: Gerry Dunn
Rules Chair: Emily Richmond
Staff Liaison: Taylor Payne
U.S. Diving Foundation
The United States Diving Foundation, Inc. was formed in 1985 to receive and distribute funds for the support of activities that advance U.S. participation in diving. Over the past 18 years, the Foundation has funded programs, projects, and research studies that have helped the sport grow and remain successful.
Chair: William H. Walker
Trustees: Kathy Bonuchi, Jared Book, De Cutshaw, Tom Gompf, Micki King, Steve McFarland, Ron O’Brien, Cynthia Potter, Steve Voellmecke.
Board of Review Committee
The Board of Review Committee reviews complaints regarding disciplinary and Administrative matter pursuant to Article 70 of the USA Diving Code.
Chair: Bill Walker
Committee Members: Chris Sholtis, Tracey Bird, John Proctor, Cassandra Metzler