Board of Directors

John DiPasquale (Palatine, Illinois) - President/Chairman
Tokey Hill (Long Island, New York)
Matthew Ralph (Dallas, Texas)
Roger Jarrett (St. Albans, West Virginia)
Alex Miladi (Yuba City, California)
Brian Ramrup (Richmond Hills, New York)
Cheryl K. Murphy (Jamaica, New York)
Doug Jepperson (Park City, Utah)

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes


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Board of Director Biographies Available Below

John DiPasquale (Palatine, Illinois) – Approved Sports Organization Director

John DiPasquale is a 38 year martial artist and father of four who founded one of the largest karate organizations in the United States. He has been a member of the NGB for more than thirty three years and was a former national team athlete. He continues to be an active coach and train national champions and U.S. team members.

Tokey Hill (Long Island, New York) – Coach Director

Tokey Hill has been actively involved in Karate for over 30 years as a world champion athlete (1980), a sensei (since 1983), a personal coach to National Team Members (since 1988), a national coach (1992-1997), Head Coach (1998-2002), appointed to PKF Technical Committee (2009), and Chairman FISU Technical Committee (2007). Mr. Hill looks forward to drawing from these experiences to develop a standardized certification program that services grassroots to elite, thus creating a mechanism utilizing our diverse and already accomplished National Coaching Staff.

Matthew Ralph (Dallas, Texas) – Independent Director

(Coming Soon)

Roger Jarrett (St. Albans, West Virginia) – Affiliated Organization Director

Roger Jarrett is a professional martial arts instructor with over 43 years experience in a variety of martial arts. He became involved with the Karate NGB in the late 1970’s and has been an athlete, coach, and international official.  Within the USA-NKF, he has served as Secretary General from 1998-2006, and President from 2006-2007. He also serves as President of the North American Karate Federation, a continental federation recognized by the PKF.  As Chief Instructor of both the USA Martial Arts Federation, an affiliate member of the USA-NKF, and the United International Martial Arts Federation, he oversees martial arts schools throughout the United States and Canada.  He, along with his wife Linda, is a lifelong resident of West Virginia, where he is a member of the Board of Deacons at Highlawn Baptist Church. 
Alex Miladi (Yuba City, California) – Referee Director
Alex Miladi is Founder/President of the Miladi Group, LLC and brings over 30 years of experience in the business world, which has enabled him to understand the intricate workings of the corporate world and has facilitated a successful career in real estate development, business management and business development.  In addition to his business acumen, Mr. Miladi brings 39 years of karate experience having participated as an athlete, coach and now referee.  During that time, he has held various roles including Vice-President Shotokan Karate USA, President Northern California Karate-do Federation, member USA-NKF Referee Committee and WKF/PKF/USA-NKF Karate Referee.

Brian Ramrup (Richmond Hills, NY) Athlete Director and USOC Athlete Advisory Council Representative

(Coming Soon)

Cheryl K. Murphy (Jamaica, New York) – Athlete Director

Cheryl K. Murphy has been involved with the USANKF for over 15 years including the last seven years as a U.S. National Team athlete where she won numerous national and international medals.  In addition to her karate experience, Ms. Murphy is an accomplished artist (theater, dance, and music) and brings nine years of experience as an office manager.  Holding a Bachelor’s degree and pursuing Master’s degree, Ms. Murphy looks forward to bringing all of her experiences to the Board to continue to support athletes both on and off the field of play.

Doug Jepperson (Park City, Utah) – At-Large Director

Mr Jepperson has been very active in the rebuilding of USA Karate, recruiting members from across the United States and being an avid supporter of the Signature events. In addition, he has been an active member of the Technical Committee and Masters Caucus. He is also a USA-NKF Referee and USA-NKF certified coach. As a Cum Laude graduate with a BA and MA from the University of Utah, he became the youngest General Manager in the history of US Home. After his construction career Mr. Jepperson started a business consulting firm working with companies across the US. Mr Jepperson began training in 1966 and has consistently trained, competed, officiated and taught karate ever since.  Doug Jepperson is the Founder of the Wado Conference, is on the WIKF-USA Board of Directors and  WIKF-USA Technical Committee. Mr Jepperson has published several articles and books on coaching and training including work for the US Ski and Snowboard Association on Multi Sport Approach to Teaching Kids.  Currently, his Park City Karate School has students from 4 years to 68 years old.