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USTA Northern California Committees

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USTA Northern California Committees

 

The fundamental role of each USTA NorCal committee is to support the USTA NorCal Section with its mission “to promote and develop the growth of tennis as an inclusive and inviting lifetime activity in the Northern California section.” Committees provide additional assistance to the USTA NorCal staff in developing ideas, making connections with our players, and promoting and evangelizing tennis in Northern California.

 

Want to join a USTA NorCal Committee?

Your opportunity to help shape the growth of tennis in Northern California as a USTA NorCal Volunteer Committee Member awaits. Interested in joining a USTA NorCal Committee? Please take a moment to complete this online form and submit your interest.

 

Standing Committees

Within a reasonable time after his election, the President shall appoint chairmen of the following committees* and may also appoint the members of the committees. ADVERTISEMENT Other committees may be appointed by the President when he believes it will serve the best interests of NorCal.

 

Committees

Executive Committee

Adaptive Committee

Adult Leagues Committee*

Adult Leagues Grievance Appeals Committee

Adult Leagues Grievance Committee

Adult Leagues Medical Appeals Committee

Adult Tournament Committee*

Audit Committee

Awards Committee

Budget & Finance Committee*

Constitution & Rules Committee*

Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Employee Relations Committee*

Governance & Ombuds Committee

Hall of Fame Committee

Junior Council*

Junior Team Tennis/Local Play Committee

Marketing Committee

Nomination/Election Committee

Parks & Recreation Committee

Sanction & Schedule Committee*

Sportsmanship Committee*

Strategic Planning Committee

Umpires & Referees Committee*

Wheelchair Committee

 

* Standing Committees

 

 

Executive Committee

Members: Jason Scalese (President), Pam Sloan (President-Elect), Jack Walker (Treasurer), Christine Costamagna (Secretary), and Keith Wheeler (Delegate)

 

Adaptive Committee

Charge: The Adaptive Committee serves tennis players with intellectual and/or physical disabilities the opportunity to participate in the game of tennis. The goal is to promote and develop recreational tennis opportunities for these individuals through inclusion and support by providing programming, equipment, instruction, and events.

 

Members: Chrissie Costamagna (Chair), Caryn Cranston, Sandy Kazanjian - Gostanian, Christopher May, Sarah Reiser, Pam Sloan, Carl Mendoza, Sejal Vallabh

Staff Liaisons: Christy Perez

2022 Minutes: 1/254/5

Archived Minutes: Click here

 

Adult Leagues Committee

Charge: The USTA NorCal Adult Leagues Committee is responsible for: 

  • Supporting and promoting the overall growth of existing Adult League programs; 

  • Developing ideas for new Adult League product offerings and analyze and make recommendations for retiring product lines where demand no longer supports the resources necessary to host such events

  • Securing hosts and making recommendations on hosting USTA League Championships and Annual awards event

 

Members: Chrissie Costamagna (Chair), Jeff Birkenseer (Marin), Paul Startz (San Francisco), Henry Chang (Oakland/Laney), Michelle Nicholson (Sunnyvale), Marilyn Morrell-Kristal (Pleasanton), Andrea Barnes (Palo Alto)

Staff Liaisons: Michelle Wilson

2022 Minutes: 6/137/11, 8/11, 10/4, 11/4

Archived Minutes: Click here

 

Adult Leagues Grievance Appeal Committee

Charge: The role of the Adult Leagues Grievance Appeals Committee is to review and decide upon all Adult Leagues grievance appeals submitted within the required timeline within the parameters of USTA National League Regulations and Guidelines. This committee processes Adult League Grievances that have appealed their original Adult League grievance decision.

 

Members: Anna Elefant (Co-Chair), David Holland (Co-Chair), Lucas Heller, Stan Bartelmie, Gary Takemoto, Akash Zaveri, David Gendreau, Chris Garigliano, Jason Goodrick, Henry Soong, Annette Clear, Lorraine Randall

Staff Liaisons: Michelle Wilson

2022 Minutes:

Archived Minutes: Click here

 

Adult Leagues Grievance Committee

Charge: The USTA NorCal Grievance Committee is responsible for duties outlined in the USTA NorCal Bylaws and Grievance Procedures, including enforcement of the Standards of Conduct and the USTA NorCal Rules and Regulations, and investigation of all program-related complaints. All grievance actions arising out of USTA or USTA NorCal Adult League Programs will be administered according to appropriate League Regulations. The Committee also reviews and decides upon all USTA League NTRP Grievances within the parameters of USTA National League Regulations and Guidelines.

 

Members: Sarah Robinson (Chair), Andrew Volin, Anne Herrera, Christopher Chen, Jenny Dankiewicz, Nick Bodley, Nick Kim, Rosalyn Moya, Sandy Eggers, Lynn Losande, John Andrew, Hoc Vu, Carlo Guariento, Shiraz Madan

Staff Liaisons: Michelle Wilson

2022 Minutes: N/A

Archived Minutes: Click here

 

Adult Leagues Medical Appeals Committee

Charge: To review each formal written request from a player for reconsideration of his/her NTRP Rating based on a permanent, disabling injury or illness.

 

Members: Alisa Yee (Chair), Sam Pleasure, June Ong, Alan Roth, Linda Peltz, Ludwig Lin, Karla Lovett, Beth Safrit, Edie Jackson

Staff Liaisons: Michelle Wilson

2022 Minutes:

Archived Minutes: Click here

 

Adult Tournament Committee

Charge: The USTA NorCal Adult Tournament Committee is responsible for: 

  • Supporting the promotion and growth of adult tournament growth including participation throughout the section including the use of traditional and new, innovative formats
  • Studying all adult tournament activities and making recommendations on all policies relating to adult competitive tournament tennis
  • Recommending sites for USTA and USTA NorCal Adult Tournaments
  • Proposing new Adult Tournament programming and retirement of declining programming for the benefit of USTA NorCal players.

 

Members: Mark Fairchilds (Chair), Andie Mouzes, Wendell Pierce, Greg Hayes, Luis Reis, Steve Cornell, Brian Martinez 

Staff Liaison: Cherryl Silva

2022 Minutes: 2/154/45/96/6, 7/11, 8/26

Archived Minutes: Click here

 

Audit Committee

Charge: TBD

 

Members: Pamela Sloan (Chair), Chrissie Costamagna, Nancy Deshane,  Mike Dickey, Andrea Norman, Keith Wheeler

Staff Liaisons: None

2022 Minutes: 

Archived Minutes: None

 

Awards Committee

Charge: The USTA NorCal Awards Committee is responsible for:

  • Developing and administering an awards selection procedure and ceremonies that will honor individuals and organizations that significantly contribute to and serve the game of tennis in the NorCal Section

  • Identify and promote award winners in the various geographical communities of the NorCal section

  • Administer selection process of the various award winners in October;

  • Assist with the high-level planning of the various awards ceremonies which are held at year-end virtually until the pandemic is over;

  • Attend the various VIRTUAL ceremonies to support and congratulate award winners.

 

Members: TBA

Staff Liaison: TBA

2022 Minutes: 

Archived Minutes: 

Click here

 

 

Budget & Finance Committee

Charge: The USTA NorCal Finance & Budget Review Committee is responsible for 1) preparing the annual proposed budgets for the Board of Directors; 2) reviewing the impact on the USTA NorCal budget in respect to USTA NorCal programs that significantly impact the budget. 

 

Members: Jack Walker (Chair), Karen Chen, Sandy Tompkins, Michael Cooke, Joshua Conlin

Staff Liaison:  Darren Wenger

2022 Minutes: 

Archived Minutes: Click here

 

 

Constitution & Rules Committee

Charge: The USTA NorCal Constitution & Rules Committee is responsible for:

  • Safekeeping of the original Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Rules, and all amendments, changes, and deletions thereof;

  • Reviewing the form of proposed new provisions or amendments to the USTA NorCal Bylaws and Regulations to reduce ambiguity;

  • Promote clarity and keep all provisions of the same in conformity with each other, and insure proper conformity with the USTA Constitution and Bylaws;

  • Providing advice to the Board of Directors on matters concerning the Committee's areas of responsibility.

     

Members: Ray Hixson (Chair), Linda Peltz, Jon Toney, Keith Wheeler, Martha Ehrenfeld, Scott Winn, Henry Chang, Craig Pasqua

Staff Liaison: Darren Wenger

2022 Minutes:  3/10, 4/7

Archived Minutes: Click here

 

Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Charge: The role of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee is to advise staff about opportunities and initiatives to promote greater diversity and inclusion in overall tennis participation, activities, events, and programs. 

 

Members: Cheri King (Chair), Mary Bedford, Ken DeHart, Brad Driver, Martha Ehrenfeld, Carl Mendoza, Jenn Lee Smith, and Vince Owens

Staff Liaisons: Charrisha Watkins

2022 Minutes: 2/2, 3/2, 4/6

Archived Minutes: Click here

 

Employee Relations Committee

Charge: The USTA NorCal Employee Relations Committee is responsible for oversight and investigation of personnel matters of USTA NorCal and issuing recommendations and actions to the Board of Directors for approval and implementation.

 

Members: Chrissie Costamagna (Chair), Cheri King, Pam Sloan

Staff Liaisons: Summer Verhoeven

2022 Minutes: 

Archived Minutes: Click here

 

Governance & Ombuds Committee

Charge: The Governance & Ombuds Committee (“G&O Committee”) will assist the Board of Directors of the USTA Northern California (“USTA NorCal”) to effectively fulfill its duties and responsibilities regarding all matters related to governing the organization

 

Members: Andrea Norman (Chair), Christine Costamagna, Michael Cooke

Staff Liaisons: Darren Wenger

2022 Minutes: 1/12

Archived Minutes: Click here

 

Hall of Fame Luncheon Committee

Charge: The Hall of Fame Luncheon committee plans, manages, and executes the large annual event of the USTA Northern California Hall of Fame. The committee creates an event that reflects the mission of USTA Northern California and honors those who have made valuable contributions to the sport and to USTA Northern California.

 

Members: Linda Peltz (Chair), Anna Elefant, Nancy DeSchane
Staff Liaisons: Rebecca Bauer

2022 Minutes: 

Archived Minutes: Click here

 

Junior Council

Charge: The USTA NorCal Junior Council is responsible for: 

  • Studying all junior tennis activities and making recommendations on all policies and programs relating to junior tennis that promote growth and represent all junior players in NorCal; 
  • Promote and develop opportunities for all levels of junior play in all geographical areas of NorCal; 
  • Lobbying for National level events played in NorCal and exposure to USTA NorCal board of directors; 
  • Increase visibility to all areas of junior tennis NOT exclusively high comp.
  • Provide opportunities for the development of junior players including programs and events to identify and promote all levels of junior play including but not limited to:
    • Orange & Green Ball players at all skill levels;

    • Yellow Ball play ranges from beginners to advanced;

    • Junior League Tennis ranges from NorCal Junior Leagues (Recreational) to Junior Team Tennis (Advanced)

 

Members: Andrea Norman (Chair), Brad Driver, Jana Klein, Luis Reis, Chris Aria, Ricardo Cortes, Suzy Cossette, Craig Pasqua

Staff Liaisons: Tommy Tu

2022 Minutes: 3/28, 4/4, 6/13

Archived Minutes: Click here

 

Junior Team Tennis/Local Play Committee

Charge: To develop a junior player development pathway that is in alignment with the American Development Model (ADM) in both individual and team aspects.

 

Members: Andrea Barnes (Chair), Pablo Alvarado, Todd Dissly, Mark Fairchilds, Ogidi Obi, Craig Pasqua, Carrie Zarraonandia

Staff Liaison: Chris Samuel

2022 Minutes: 7/8

 

Marketing Committee

Charge: Create and implement strategic marketing initiatives that support the overall organization’s goal to grow and promote tennis across the USTA Northern California section.

 

Members: Michelle Nicholson (Chair), Max Bunag, Scott Winn, Jack Walker, Hillary Phu, Caroline Sheu

Staff Liaison: Rebecca Bauer

2022 Minutes: 4/11, 5/9, 7/25

Archived Minutes: Click here

 

Nomination/Election Committee

Charge: The USTA NorCal Nominating & Election Committee informs member organizations of annual elections, solicits, reviews, and recommends candidates for the Board of Directors, and presents a slate of qualified individuals to the USTA NorCal member organizations. The committee also issues all related nomination and election communications, plans, hosts the annual meeting, and interfaces with the Corporate Election Company to oversee the election process and results.

 

Members: Linda Peltz (Chair), Martha Ehrenfeld, Jon Toney, Alisa Yee, Marilyn Morrell-Kristal

Staff Liaison: Darren Wenger

2022 Minutes: 

Archived Minutes: Click here

 

Parks & Recreation Committee

Charge: Outreach to Parks & Recreation organizations to support their facilities not only through the pandemic but how to partner and build programming in their facilities.

 

Members: Pam Sloan (Chair), Eric Broque, Rosalyn Moya, Peter Lowe, Channing Hale

Staff Liaison: Troy Rondeau

2022 Minutes: 

Archived Minutes: Click here

 

Sanction & Schedule Committee

Charge: An independent committee that plans junior and adult tournaments throughout the year, analyzes customer satisfaction data relating to tournament directors and tournament experiences, sanctions tournaments on both an annual basis and quarterly basis, enforces all contractual relationships with tournament directors, and enforces all USTA NorCal Junior and Adult Tournament rules. All members on the SSC committee may not have a direct or indirect relationship with Tournament Directors or Site ownership. 

 

Members: Scott Winn (Chair), Mark Fairchilds, Jon Toney, Luis Reis, Andrea Norman, Jason Scalese 

Staff Liaisons: Cherryl Silva

2022 Minutes: 2/1, 3/29, 5/266/28, 7/26, 9/13, 9/27

Archived Minutes: Click here

 

Sportsmanship Committee

Charge: To ensure that USTA NorCal tournaments promote fair play and sportsmanship. This committee handles all grievances that arise out of competitive USTA NorCal tournaments including grievances and appeals.

 

Members: Bill Johnston (Chair), Suzy Cossette, Amina Halsey, Jeff Sherman, Marilyn Morrell-Kristal, Jeff Irwin, Lorraine Randall, Mark Fairchilds, Pam Sloan, Chrissie Costamagna, Carol Kim

Staff Liaison: Chris Wilson

2022 Minutes:

Archived Minutes: Click here

 

Strategic Planning Committee

Charge: To facilitate the update of the USTA NorCal strategic directions and to advise on creative opportunities and strategies to achieve the NorCal mission.

 

Members: Pam Sloan (Chair), Margie Campbell, Gordon Collins, Michael Cooke, Andrea Norman, and Craig Pasqua

Staff Liaison: Summer Verhoeven

2022 Minutes: 

Archived Minutes: Click here

 

Umpires and Referees Committee

Charge: The Officials Committee is responsible for: 1) solicit prospective umpires, referees, and court monitors; 2) teaching, training and developing umpires and referees through online courses and in-person workshops; 3) recommend qualified officials to tournament directors to support tournaments and competitive events upon request; 4) support continuing education for all USTA NorCal officials.

 

Members: Carol Kim (Chair), Russ Groh (Vice-Chair), Chris Preston, Tom McTighe, Joan Vormbaum, John Wong

Staff Liaison: Chris Wilson

2022 Minutes:

Archived Minutes: Click here

 

Wheelchair Committee

Charge: The Wheelchair Tennis Committee promotes wheelchair tennis by 1) supporting clinics, camps, instructional programs, tournaments, and collegiate wheelchair tennis; 2) assisting with coordinating the USTA NorCal Section Wheelchair Tournaments.

 

Members: David Van Brunt (Chair), Don Bearden (Vice-Chair), Mike Applegate, Tiana Ignacio, Tracey Milne, RL Scott, Michael Yousefi

Staff Liaison: Christy Perez

2022 Minutes: 1/263/305/25

Archived Minutes: Click here

 

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