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, Kevin Cook, Jack Perkins, Jared Book, Courtney Forcucci
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
Telephone: (O) (319) 335-9476
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, Mark Anderson, Dashiell Enos, Carrie Dragland
Staff Liaison: Pam Majors
Chair: Don Leas
Chair: Anneliese Tuymer
Chair: Kevin Rockhill
Members: Luke Bagnaschi, Dashiell Enos
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, Nick McCrory
Advisory: Gary Cox, Ron Kontura, Kevin Rockhill, Hunter Shafer and Carol Reep
Staff Liaisons: Molly Evans, Steve Foley
Senior Diving Committee
Chair: Julian Krug
Members: Abel Sanchez, Aaron Fleshner, Cassandra Metzler, Sean McCarthy, Samantha Pickens
Staff Liaisons: Steve Foley
Junior Diving Committee
Chair: Sean McCarthy
Members: Mike Hilde, Cassandra Metzler, Mark Anderson, Gracia Leydon Mahoney, 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.
Co-Chairs: Nick McCrory and Brittany Viola
Committee Members: Courtney Forcucci, Samantha Pickens, Brittany Viola, Aaron Fleshner, Michael Hixon, Nick McCrory, Mark Anderson, Dashiell Enos, Bryce Klein, Carrie Dragland, Gracia Leydon Mahoney, Jessica Parratto
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: Ron Kontura, Sean McCarthy, Yahya Radman, Daniel Rosendahl, Anneliese Tuymer, Aaron Fleshner, Courtney Forcucci, Samantha Pickens
Junior Subcommittee: Chair: Jack Perkins. Members: Doe Krug, Don Mason, Todd Hill, Gabi Chereches, Michael Hixon, Bryce Klein, Hunter Shafer, Sean McCarthy
Staff Liaison: Jason Baumann
The Governance Committee initiates and considers proposed changes to the Code of USA Diving.
Chair: Camila McLean
Members: Kathy Dacey, Sally Hansell, Susan Bromberg, Jeff Stabile, Nick McCrory, Bryce Klein, Gracia Leydon Mahoney
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: Mary Bennett
Rules Chair: Eric Bomberger
Staff Liaison: Mikela Calabrese
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: Jared Book
Trustees: Kathy Bonuchi, Tom Gompf, Micki King, Steve McFarland, Ron O’Brien, Cynthia Potter, Steve Voellmecke, Bill Walker.
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 Farrar
Acting Chair Members: Dave Burgering, William Walker, John Proctor, Allison Brennan
Site Selection Committee Members:
Rick Schavone, Julian Krug, Sean McCarthy, Jessica Parratto, Larry Calabretta
Staff Liaison: Mikela Calabrese