BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The current USA Field Hockey Board of Directors includes eleven members consisting of a chair of the board, amateur sports association representative, three at-large directors, two athlete representatives, coach representative, three independent directors and an umpire representative.
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|Carolyn Bing|| Independent Director
|Bree Gillespie||At-Large Director|| firstname.lastname@example.org
|Simon Gray||Independent Director|| SGray@carollo.com
|Shawn Hindy|| Chair of Board, AAC Athlete Representative
| Shannon Taylor
|| Vice Chair of Board, Athlete Representative
|Kara Mings|| Independent Director
|Jamie Montgomery|| AAC Alternate Athlete Representative
|Susan Nottingham||At-Large Director|| email@example.com
|Richard Hayden||Coach Representativefirstname.lastname@example.org
|Roberta Page|| Amateur Sports Organization Representative
|Mark Vittese||At-Large Director||2018|
|Rene Zelkin|| Umpire Representative
Chairman of the Board of Directors, United States Olympic Committee Athletes' Advisory Council Athlete Representative
Shawn Hindy joined the Board in 2013 as an Athlete Representative of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Athletes' Advisory Council (AAC). In 2015, he was elected as the Chair of the Board of Directors. He serves on the USA Field Hockey Advancement Committee and Finance and Audit Committee, and is also an alternate for the USOC Athlete Advisory Council.
A former U.S. Men’s National Team member from 1995-2007, he played in over 60 international matches, was named the U.S. Field Hockey Association Field Hockey Player of the Year three times and was captain from 2001-2004. As a member of the U.S. Men’s Indoor Team, he played in the 2003 Indoor World Cup in Germany and the 2011 Indoor World Cup in Poland.
Hindy earned his Bachelor’s degree in financial services with a minor in Spanish from San Diego State University in May 2004. In 2004, Hindy joined the coaching staff at Radford University, while working toward his MBA. From 2007-2010, he was the head coach of the U.S. Women’s National Indoor Team. In 2008, he led the team to a silver medal finish at the Pan-American Cup Indoor Tournament in Argentina. Additionally from 2006-2011, he was the Athletic Director and Head Field Hockey Coach at Lehighton High School in Pennsylvania, winning the State Championship in 2009 and State Runner-Up in 2010. He joined the coaching staff at Michigan State as the assistant coach for the 2011 and 2012 seasons. In July 2013, he became the assistant coach for the University of Virginia Cavaliers.
Bree Gillespie joined the USA Field Hockey Board of Directors with a passion for growing the game and a long history with hockey. As Founder and Club Director of the Lanco Premier Field Hockey team, her goal is to provide high quality playing and learning experiences for players of all ages. From college to adult hockey, Gillespie has been playing or coaching for over 20 years. The Lanco Premier club was founded in 2001 and is a USA Field Hockey sanctioned club in the Lancaster, Pa. area.
As an independent consultant, Gillespie works with clients on product development, market research, marketing and facilitation. Previously, she held the role of director at Discovery and Innovation for Innovation Focus, a product development consulting firm. Working with clients from the pharmaceutical to toy industry, her passion lies around understanding the voice of the customer and facilitating new ideas. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Communications from Ohio University.
In her free time, Gillespie is coaching, skiing with her family or volunteering around the Lancaster community. One of her favorite pastimes is playing hockey with her two children, Benjamin and Abigail.
Susan Nottingham is a financial consultant and real estate investor in Norfolk, Va., and has worked in the financial services industry since 1987. She holds numerous professional licenses and designations including the Series 7, 63 and 65 (Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination) and is an Accredited Asset Management Specialist (AAMS®).
Nottingham earned her Bachelor's degree from Mary Baldwin College in 1984, and a Master's degree from Old Dominion University. She has been on the board since 2011, serving on task-forces and multiple committees including liaison to the Nominating Committee, past chair of the Membership Committee and is current chair of the Finance and Audit Committee. She is the recipient of a National Well's Fargo Volunteer Service Award for her work with the Norfolk Public School system and in particular, her outreach efforts with at-risk youth.
As the parent of four children, two of whom play field hockey, Nottingham is a regular at USA Field Hockey events and Division I college games.
Richard Hayden was introduced to field hockey 40 years ago in Ireland and for him it has been a lifelong passion. He is very involved in the sport and has and continues to coach in the Futures Program, at the National Futures Championship and AAU Junior Olympics. He is involved in a new high school program in Loudon, Va. and also works with athletes at the grassroots level. He also plays for the dcDragons and represented Team USA on the O-50 team at the Master’s World Cup in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Hayden has also umpired at the club, high school and college levels. He is currently the Senior Vice President of Product Management and Marketing at Unanet, a fast-growing software company in Washington D.C.
Mark Vittese is an attorney in Woodbury, N.J. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and Economics from Rutgers University in 1983 and his Juris Doctor Degree from Rutgers Law School in 1986. He previously served 8 years on the board of directors for United States Association of Roller Sports, the national governing body for all roller sports. He currently is the head field hockey coach at Camden Catholic High School. For USA Field Hockey, he serves on the Judicial Committee and has assisted on a number of legal matters for the program.
Vittese's daughters, Michelle and Carissa, both graduated from the University of Virginia where they played field hockey. His youngest daughter, Tara, is a freshman at UVA and is currently on the field hockey team. Michelle was a member of the 2012 Olympic Team and has been on the U.S Women's National Team since 2011. He can be seen at every USA Field Hockey event sporting Team USA, but usually wearing orange.
Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, United States Olympic Committee Athlete Advisory Council Athletes' Representative
Shannon Taylor joined the Board in 2015 as an Athlete Representative after being a part of the U.S. Women’s National Team for six years. She competed at the 2012 London Olympic Games and helped the United States to a gold medal at the 2011 Pan American Games. She retired in June of 2014, making 111 appearances for the team.
Taylor started her collegiate field hockey career at Richmond University but later transferred to Syracuse University. At Syracuse, she graduated with a Bachelor's in Rhetoric and Communications. With the Orange, she earned National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division I All-America First Team and All-BIG EAST First team honors. She led the national in goals (31) and points (79) in her final year of collegiate athletics and was a finalist for the Honda Award. She was recently inducted into the University of Richmond Hall of Fame with her 2004 Field Hockey Team of Distinction.
Taylor currently is the assistant coach at the University of Massachusetts. She remains active in the sport, through coaching, clinics and assisting with the Junior National Teams.
United States Olympic Committee Athletes' Advisory Council Alternate Athlete Representative
Jamie Montgomery joined the Board in early 2016 as the Alternate Athlete Representative to the United States Olympic Committee Athletes’ Advisory Council (AAC). She will serve on the board through the end of the 2016 year.
A member of the U.S. Women’s National Team from 2013-2015, Montgomery played in the 2013 FIH Hockey World League Semifinal, the 2013 Pan American Cup and other international events. Before her selection to the USWNT, Montgomery was an associate head coach at Bucknell University from 2009-2013 and the graduate assistant coach at Temple University from 2007-2009, earning her Master’s in Education. She played for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons from 2003-2006 under Head Coach Jen Averill, winning two Atlantic Coast Conference Championships, two National Championships and playing on various U.S. Junior National Teams during that time.
Carolyn Bing joined the USA Field Hockey Board of Directors in 2015 and monitors logistics and operations that permit the organization to function smoothly.
Bing is currently a partner in Vascular Consulting LLP and has over 30 years experience in the health care industry. She was the founder of Medical Media Communications in 1998, a medical education company headquartered in Chicago, which was later sold to Cardinal Health in 2005. She is currently involved with numerous philanthropic and volunteer organizations including National Charity League, El Camino Hospital and American Heart Association.
Bing is a graduate of UC Davis with a Master’s from Cal Poly University, San Luis Obispo, Calif. She lives in Saratoga,Calif. with her husband, 16 year old son and 15 year old daughter, who plays field hockey at St. Francis High school and for various U-16/U-19 club teams.
Simon Gray started playing field hockey at junior high school in his native United Kingdom and is still playing more than 40 years later. His playing experience includes club league hockey in the United States, UK, Hong Kong and Singapore, and he is currently a member of the U.S. Men’s Masters National Team – a program he co-founded in 2011.
Gray coached in the USA Field Hockey Futures Program in Northern California for many years, as well at the U.S. Men’s National Championships at the Junior and Senior levels, and helped established a grass-roots program for both boys and girls at a charter high school in the California Sierras.
A graduate of Imperial College, London, Gray is a professional civil engineer with over 30 years domestic and international experience. Now a resident in Seattle, he is married and has two hockey-playing children.
Kara Mings holds a certified public accountant license and is an independent advisor in Houston, Texas. She joined the Board in 2015 as an independent director serving on the Finance and Audit committee. Mings was employed with Bank of America, BBVA Compass Bancshares and JP Morgan Chase in various capacities. She continues to serve on various philanthropic, civic and educational boards as well as recently serving on the board of directors for the United States Optimist Dinghy Association.
Mings helped to secure a level 1 USA Field Hockey Futures site for the Region 10, South, and twice chaired the Greg Gephart Clinic, and serves on a Houston area field hockey committee as well as provides financial consultation to the Texas Pride field hockey club team. She has also taken the level 1 USA Field Hockey official clinic.
Mings is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, where she received a BBA in finance and a minor in accounting. She lives in Houston, Texas with her 18 year old son and 16 year old daughter, who plays field hockey at The Kinkaid School and for the Texas Pride club team.
Rene Zelkin joined the USA Field Hockey Board of Directors in 2008 as the Umpire Director. As a member, she has held several roles within the program including a player, a coach and an umpire. She holds a Level 3 indoor and outdoor officiating certification with over 25 years of experience.
Zelkin has and still sits on many committees including the National Federation of High Schools Rules Committee (2011-2014), the Pan American Hockey Federation Competitions Committee (2014-2017), International Hockey Federation Competitions Committee as the Pan American Hockey Federation Representative (2014-present) and is an International Technical Delegate as a Judge, Technical Officer and Tournament Director.
Zelkin attended Penn State University where she played field hockey and earned a degree in Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Arts in Organization Management from the University of Phoenix. She currently lives in Northern Virginia and is a registered nurse.
|Kara Mings (Chair)|
|Robert Evarts (Chair)|
|Simon Gray *|
|Sally Jo Placa Madison|
Finance | Audit Committee
|Susan Nottingham (Chair)|
Member Services Committee
|Harold Ferguson (Chair)|
|Mark Vittese *|
|Maren Langford (Chair)|
|Susan Nottingham *
Athlete Advisory Committee
|Shannon Taylor (Chair)|