USA Archery Logo

If you're looking to get more involved with USA Archery, please consider joining a Committee! This is a great way to volunteer while helping the sport of archery.

Nomination Forms

The Audit Committee is a standing committee of the Board of Directors charged with oversight of financial reporting and disclosure.

Term Length: 2 Years
Maximum Consecutive Terms: 3 Terms

Audit Committee Members

Chair: Josh Halpern First Term (2024-2025)
Rhonda Ryals

 First Term (2024-2025)

Belinda Foxworth First Term (2024-2025)
Bobby Sharma First Term (2022-2023)
Athlete: Jason Tabansky First Term (2024-2025)
Athlete: Jacob Wukie First Term (2023-2024)

The Coach Advisory Council representatives make recommendations to USA Archery on the USA Archery instructor and coach certification programs, continuing education, and opportunities and challenges in the coaching community. The Coach Advisory Council will meet quarterly and as needed.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Coach Representatives must be a current USA Archery member in good standing with a current USA Archery Level 2 Instructor Certification or higher.
  • Athlete Representatives must be 18 years of age or older, have a current USA Archery membership in good standing, a current USA Archery Background Screening, and a current U.S. Center for SafeSport Training. It is recommended that Athlete representatives have an interest in coaching.

Term Length: 2 Years
Maximum Consecutive Terms: 3 Terms

If an advisory council member serves any number of two-year terms as the Athlete Representative, their maximum term limit will not start over if they are consecutively elected to serve as a Coach Representative. The same will apply to a Coach Representative who moves to a new region. For example, an archer serving one, two-year term as an Athlete Representative, may then serve only two, two-year terms as a Coach Representative.

Elections: 

  • Four Coach Representatives will be elected by current USA Archery Level 2 Instructor, and higher, coaches.
  • Two Athlete Representatives will be selected by the USA Archery Athlete Advisory Council and Para Athlete Advisory Council.
  • At minimum one athlete member must be female.
  • At minimum one council member must be female.

Staggered Terms: 

Upon initial creation of the Coaches Advisory Council, terms will be staggered to create representative continuity on the council. For example:

  • *Two Coach Representatives and One Athlete Representative elected in 2023 will serve through 12/31/24. Beginning in 2024 representatives will begin serving full, two-year terms.
  • *Two Coach Representatives and One Athlete Representative elected in 2023 will serve through 12/31/25. Beginning in 2025 representatives will begin serving full, two-year terms.

*The two coach representatives with the highest number of votes will serve through 12/31/2025. The two coach representatives who receive the fewest votes will serve through 12/31/2024. The USA Archery Athlete Advisory Council and Para Athlete Advisory Council will select the athlete representative who will serve through 12/31/2024 and the representative that will serve through 12/31/2025.

Coach Advisory Council Representatives

Linda Beck

First Term (2023-2025)

Tom Hinojosa

First Term (2023-2025)

Kyle Bissell

First Term (2023-2024)

Steve Yee

First Term (2023-2024)

Athlete Representatives

Eleanor Rodriguez

First Term (2023-2025)

John Shelby Stephens

First Term (2023-2024)

The Collegiate Archery Program Council makes recommendations regarding the Collegiate Archery Program to USA Archery Staff. Regional representatives also serve as Regional Coordinators for the program, while the Athlete Representatives represent the student athlete population. Advisory representatives are elected by the collegiate membership.

Term Length: 2 Years
Maximum Consecutive Terms: 3 Terms

If an advisory council member serves any number of two-year terms as the athlete representative, their maximum term limit will not start over if they are consecutively elected to serve as a regional representative. The same will apply to a regional representative who moves to a new region. For example, an archer serving one, two-year term as an athlete representative, they may then serve only two, two-year terms as a regional representative.

2023 Collegiate Archery Program Council Nomination Form

2023 Collegiate Archery Program Meeting Notes

North States: ND, MN, SD, NE, KS, MO, IA, WI, IL, IN, MI, OH

South States: TX, OK, AR, LA, MS, AL, GA, FL, SC, NC, TN, KY

East States: VA, WV, PA, NY, ME, MD, DE, NJ, CT, RI, MA, NH, VT
West States: OR, WA, CA, NV, ID, MT, WY, CO, UT, NM, AZ, AK, HI

Collegiate Advisory Council Representatives

North Representative: Craig Holycross, Muskingum University  First Term (2024-2025)
South Representative: Caleb Kirby First Term (2023-2024)
East Representative: Andy Puckett First Term (2021-2022)
Second Term (2023-2024)
West Representative: David Stauffer, San Jose State University  First Term (2024-2025)

Athlete Representatives

North and West: Kylee Brookover, Muskingum University  First Term (2024-2025)
South and East: Alyssa Tenney First Term (2023-2024)

Meeting Minutes

2022 Collegiate Archery Program Annual Presentation

The Board of Justice is a standing committee of the Board of Directors, which oversees all administrative grievances and right to compete matters filed with USA Archery. They identify individuals who would be fair and impartial and who would have the qualifications and ability to serve on hearing panels. They hear and render a decision, or appoint a panel to hear and render a decision, on grievances and disciplinary matters. The Board of Directors appoints committee members and the Chair.

Term Length: 2 Years
Maximum Consecutive Terms: 3 Terms

Judicial Committee Members

Chair: Marty Swanson First Term (2019-2020)
Second Term (2021-2022)
Third Term (2023-2024)
Julio Mazzoli First Term (2022-2023)
Second Term (2024-2025)
Tom Stevenson First Term (2020-2021)
Second Term (2022-2023)
Third Term (2024-2025)
Sydney Shaefer First Term (2024-2025)
Mandy Griego First Term (2024-2025)
Amy Lin Myerson First Term (2024-2025)
Athlete: Timothy Palumbo First Term (2022-2023)
Second Term (2024-2025)
Athlete: Tom Stanwood First Term (2020-2021)
Second Term (2022-2023)
Third Term (2024-2025)
Athlete: Matt Requa First Term (2024-2025)
Athlete: Ariel Fortenberry  First Term (2024-2025)

The Ethics Committee is a standing committee of the Board of Directors and administers and oversees the implementation of, and compliance with, the USA Archery Code of Ethics and other ethical issues. Committee members review and investigate matters of ethical impropriety and make recommendations on such matters to the Board. They review and provide guidance on ethical questions presented by the Board, officers, committee and task force members, volunteers, staff and USAA members. The Board of Directors appoints committee members.

Term Length: 2 Years
Maximum Consecutive Terms: 3 Terms

Ethics Committee Members

Bradley Kendrex First Term (2024-2025)
Anna Harrington First Term (2024-2025)
Charles Platt First Term (2024-2025)
Athlete Rep: Wendy Gardner First Term (2024-2025)
Athlete Rep: Karen Sternfeld  First Term (2024-2025)
Athlete: Savannah Vanderwier First Term (2022-2023)
Second Term (2024-2025)

The Diversity Equity, Inclusion and Access (“DEIA”) Advisory Council shall be responsible for guiding and supporting USA Archery’s progress on diversity, equity, inclusion and access. Council members will be asked to:

  1. Assist in the creation and implementation of diversity, equity, inclusion, and access principles and practices into USAA’s strategic goals and objectives;
  2. To recommend for Board and USAA staff consideration best practices and principles for building an inclusive organization;
  3. Report all diversity, equity, inclusion and access challenges as they arise;
  4. Assist USAA to monitor progress and impact of DEIA efforts.
  5. Consult with the Board of Directors regarding the N&GC’s recommendations for Director nominees.
  6. Collaborate with USAA Staff to identify and address DEIA considerations. This includes, but is not limited to, matters specifically related to underrepresented members including people of color, women, LGBTQ+, persons with disabilities and those with socioeconomic limitations. 

Term Length: 2 Years

Maximum Consecutive Terms: 3 Terms

Chair: Mary Emmons, USA Archery 

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access (DEIA) Advisory Council Members:

Jan Murray Easter* First Term (2024-2025)
Athena Tran* First Term (2022-2024)
Kinley Hetletved* First Term (2024-2025)
Sarah Chai Schildknecht** First Term (2022-2024)
Athlete Rep: Vacant*** First Term (2024-2025)
Candice Caesar (Athlete Rep)*** First Term (2022-2023)
Second Term (2024-2025)

DEIA Advisory Council Member one-year term to implement staggering of appointment

Eligibility: All candidates must have a current USA Archery Background Screen and current U.S. Center for SafeSport Training through the duration of their appointment.

Selection: The DEIA Advisory Council shall be comprised of a diverse range of identities including, but not limited to expertise, status as an athlete, roles within the USAA community, and statements of interest and shall be selected as follows

*Three (3) individuals who are selected by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors shall prioritize  choosing qualified individuals whose demographics are underrepresented within the organization;
**One (1) individual selected by the DEIA Advisory Council;
***Two (2) athlete representatives selected pursuant to the USAA Bylaws Section 9.4

JOAD Advisory Council representatives make recommendations regarding the Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) program and event administration to the USA Archery staff.  Representatives also serve as Regional Coordinators for the program. The JOAD Grassroots Director serves as the USA Archery Board of Directors representative to this advisory council as a non-voting, advisory representative. The JOAD Advisory Council is elected by Club Leaders in respective regions.

Term Length: 2 Years
Maximum Consecutive Terms: 3 Terms

If an advisory council member serves any number of two-year terms as the athlete representative, their maximum term limit will not start over if they are consecutively elected to serve as a regional representative. The same will apply to a regional representative who moves to a new region. For example, an archer serving one, two-year term as an athlete representative, they may then serve only two, two-year terms as a regional representative.

JOAD Advisory Council Nomination Form 

North States: ND, MN, SD, NE, KS, MO, IA, WI, IL, IN, MI, OH
South States: TX, OK, AR, LA, MS, AL, GA, FL, SC, NC, TN, KY
East States: VA, WV, PA, NY, ME, MD, DE, NJ, CT, RI, MA, NH, VT
West States: OR, WA, CA, NV, ID, MT, WY, CO, UT, NM, AZ, AK, HI

JOAD Advisory Council Representatives

North Representative: Sarah Briscoe, North Side Archery Club  First Term (2024-2025)
South Representative: Renee Roberts First Term (2021-2022)
Second Term (2023-2024)
East Representative: Bryan Brady First Term (2023-2024)
West Representative: Robert Pian, Arizona Junior Olympic Archery Development First Term (2020-2021)
Second Term (2022-2023)
Third Term (2024-2025)

Athlete Representatives

North and West: Vacant - If you are interested in filling this spot, please email [email protected]  
South and East: Samantha Ensign First Term (2023-2024)

The Nominating and Governance Committee is a standing committee of the Board of Directors and identifies and evaluates prospective candidates for the Board of Directors and selects individuals to serve on the Board as provided in the Bylaws. When requested by the Board, they recommend individuals to serve on various committees and task forces and consult with the Ethics Committee to inspect all nominations. They develop and recommend to the Board for its consideration an annual self-evaluation process of the Board and its committees and task forces.

Term Length: 2 Years
Maximum Consecutive Terms: 3 Terms

Nominating and Governance Committee Members

Bobby Slaton First Term (2024-2025)
Judge/Coach: Gabe Querol First Term (2024-2025)
JOAD/CAP: Linda Beck First Term (2020-2021)
Second Term (2022-2023)
Third Term (2024-2025)
Independent: Miles Foxworth First Term (2022-2023)
Second Term (2024-2025)
Athlete: Alexis Ruiz First Term (2023-2024)
Athlete: Sydney Sullenberger First Term (2024-2025)

The Officials and Rules Advisory Council members make recommendations to USA Archery regarding judge membership, judge certification and judge education. Advisory Council members help organize and run judge education opportunities including webinars, seminars, and judge newsletters.As a USA

Archery Officials and Rules Advisory Council Representative, you will be asked to:

  • Focus on Judge Certification and Judging Development
  • Advise USA Archery staff on Judge Certification and Judge and Judging related issues
  • Act as a resource to, and communicate with judges within your Region
  • Attend virtual and phone meetings quarterly and as needed
  • Ensure the accuracy of the list of qualified Judges for each USA Archery event
  • Help organize and run judge education opportunities including webinars, seminars and judge newsletters
  • Review rule updates and case studies and provide clarification and guidance to USA Archery judges
  • Assist in review of complaints filed on USA Archery Judges in the effort to better educate judges
  • Provide recommendations to USA Archery for rule interpretation submissions to World Archery as needed

Term Length: 2 Years
Maximum Consecutive Terms: 3 Terms

Eligibility: Continental Judge or International Judge with current USA Archery membership, background screening and Center SafeSport Training. It is recommended that candidates have judged in international events within the last two years. Athlete Representative: Athlete representative must be a current USA Archery member. Representatives would serve 2 year terms and could serve a maximum of 3 consecutive terms.

Voting: Voting would occur via region through Survey Monkey or another online service with Regions staggered to improve continuity of functions and performance of the council. 

Voting Years:

  • North Representative and South Representatives would be selected by nomination and voting at the end of even years starting in 2020.
  • East, West and Athlete Representatives would be selected by nomination and voting at the end of odd years starting in 2021.

Officials and Rules Advisory Council Members

Regional Representatives States Terms
West Representative: Wendy Whalen West States: OR, WA, CA, NV, ID, MT, WY, CO, UT, NM, AZ, AK, HI

1st Term: 2023-2023

South Representative: Eric Davis South States: TX, OK, AR, LA, MS, AL, GA, FL, SC, NC, TN, KY 1st Term: 2023-2024
North Representative: Jennifer Laux North States: ND, MN, SD, NE, KS, MO, IA, WI, IL, IN, MI, OH 1st Term: 2019-2020
2nd Term: 2021-2022
3rd Term: 2023-2024 
East Representative: Megan Tierney East States: VA, WV, PA, NY, ME, MD, DE, NJ, CT, RI, MA, NH, VT 1st Term: 2023-2023
Athlete Representative: Erin Mickelberry
1st Term: 2019 - 2021
2nd Term: 2022 - 2023
Athlete Representative: Matthew Requa  1st Term: 2022 - 2023

 

The Athletes Advisory Council advises the Board of Directors and USA Archery staff on any issue relating to athletes or athlete rights. Council members represent the athlete membership and act as a voice on their behalf. They are responsible for broadening communication between USA Archery and active athletes. They review all team selection procedures and provide input on other athlete related matters. Current athlete members of USA Archery elect council members.

Term Length: 4 Years
Maximum Consecutive Terms: 2 Terms

Athletes Advisory Council Members

Chair: Steven Marsh 
First Term (2023-2026)
Jacob Wukie, USOPC AAC Representative First Term 2021-2024
Steven Marsh (Compound)

First Term (2023-2026)

Brady Ellison (Recurve)

First Term (2017-2020)
Second Term (2021-2024)

Heather Koehl, Alternate USOPC AAC Rep First Term (2021-2024)
Amy Jung (Recurve) First Term (2021-2024)
Makenna Proctor (Compound) First Term (2023-2026)
Savannah Vanderwier (Compound) First Term (2021-2022)
Second Term (2023-2026)

 

The Para Athletes Advisory Council advises the Board of Directors and USA Archery staff on any issue relating to athletes or athlete rights. Council members represent the athlete membership and act as a voice on their behalf. They are responsible for broadening communication between USA Archery and active athletes. They review all team selection procedures and provide input on other athlete related matters. Current Para athlete members of USA Archery elect council members.

Term Length: 4 Years
Maximum Consecutive Terms: 2 Terms

Para Athlete Council Members

Chair: Wendy Gardner

First Term (2023-2026)

Chair: Kevin Mather

First Term (2021-2024)

Recurve Representative: Eric Bennett

First 2 yr. Term (2016-2017)
Second 2 yr. Term (2019-2020) to implement staggered terms
Second 4 yr. term (2021-2024)

Recurve Representative: Candice Caesar  First Term (2021-2024)
Recurve Representative: Kevin Mather First Term (2021-2024)
Compound Representative: Andrew Pike First Term (2023-2026)
Compound Representative: Wendy Gardner First Term (2023-2026)
Compound Representative: Ben Thompson First Term (2019-2022)
Second Term (2023-2026)

The Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games legacy created an endowment to support each national governing body in the U.S. Olympic organization. The National Archery Association (NAA) Foundation is responsible for managing the distribution of those funds allocated to our organization over time. They also manage the distribution and use of large directed giving donations including the Ann Hoyt/Jim Easton JOAD grants.

Term Length: 3Years
Maximum Consecutive Terms: N/A

Foundation Chair Members

President: Margaret Poole First Term: (2023-2025)
Vice-President: William T. Nolan First Term: (2022-2024)
Treasurer/Secretary: Robert Pian First Term: (2011-2013)
Second Term: (2014-2016)
Third Term: (2017-2019)
Fourth Term: (2020-2022)

Fifth Term: (2023-2025)

Jack Williams First Term: (2023-2025)
Nobuhisa Ishizuka First Term (2022-2024)
Mike Cullumber First Term: (2021-2023)
Second Term: (2024-2026)

The Traditional Target Archery Council makes recommendations regarding Traditional Target Archery to USA Archery staff and oversees the Traditional Indoor and Traditional Target Nationals events in coordination with the USA Archery National Events Manager. The Council sets rules for traditional equipment, maintains records for the traditional divisions, distributes designated division awards and updates Traditional Archery web page as necessary.

Traditional Target Archery

The Traditional Target Archery Council is elected by USAA members who identify their discipline as Traditional Archery in their member profile.

Term Length:  3 years Maximum

Consecutive Terms:  2 terms

Current Committee Members

Chair: Norm Graham   Initial term: 2020-2022
Glenn Meyers Initial term: 2020-2022
Jennifer Larsen Initial term: 2020-2021
    Second term: 2022-2024 to
    Implement staggering of terms.

A thank you to our proud sponsors

View All Sponsors

Connect With Us