Our Committees

CEVA promotes, fosters and teaches life-long lessons through volleyball in Oregon and SW Washington. CEVA is dedicated to providing volleyball opportunities through high caliber programs, member services and community involvment.

If you share a commitment to our mission and believe your skills, relationships and resources are relevant to our goals, we invite you to apply to join our board or one of our standing committees. For more information, please see the CEVA Board/Committee Self-Nomination form.

Junior Girls

Responsible for developing and maintaining policies, procedures and formats within the junior girls constituency of the region as defined by USA Volleyball. The Junior Girls Committee shall be chaired by the Junior Girls Representative. Membership on this committee shall emphasize inclusion of small clubs, clubs outside the geographical area of Portland, a diversity of representation by age division and a representative from the officials division. Membership of this committee shall not exceed 9 members.

Adam Ellis (NPJ, Chair)
Cathy Nelson (Webfoot)
Susan Denham (Athena)
Jeff Folsom (Adidas NW)
Nate Gorman (YVBA)
Marty Mozzochi (OJVA)
Jill Emmert-Tricarico (CC Fusion)
Ashley Blanchfill (Volleyball West)
Alicia Provost (Officials' Representative)

Junior Boys

Responsible for developing and maintaining policies, procedures, formats and budgets within the boys constituency of the region as defined by USA Volleyball.

Mike Griffin (AJAX, Committee Chair)
Michal Ann Watts (Aces)
Lori Ramsey (Santiam Canyon)

Adults

Responsible for developing and maintaining policies, procedures, formats and budgets within the adult constituency of the region as defined by USA Volleyball.

Juan Caez (Envy, Adult Rep & Secretary)

Outdoor

Ad Hoc Committee responsible for developing and maintaining policies, procedures, formats and budgets within the outdoor constituency of the region as defined by USA Volleyball.

Lisa Van Sickle (Aloha)
Mike Griffin (NWAS/Bad Boys Volleyball)
Adam Ellis (NPJ)
Deng Thepharat (NWAS/Bad Boys Volleyball)
Damon Wodke (Oregon Sand)
Wendy Stammer (Portland Junior Beach)
Leilani Kamahoahoa (Woks Up)

Officials

Responsible for developing and maintaining policies, procedures, formats and budgets with regards to referees and scorers within the Region. The Officials Committee shall be chaired by the Officials’ Representative. This committee shall consist of the Referee Chair, the Scorer Chair, as well as representation from the cadre of CEVA Head Officials.

Referee Chair: Marcia Costley
Scorer Chair & BOD Officials' Representative: Paula Martin
Tom Hurst
Tracy Schofield

Finance

Concerned with budgets and overall financial operations. The Finance Committee shall be chaired by the Treasurer of the Board of Directors.

BOD Treasurer: Angela Timmen
Katie Munoz
John MacMillan
Bryce Yamamoto

Nominating/Elections

The Nominating/Elections Committee shall be chaired by the Vice President of the Board of Directors.  

The main functions of the Nominating/Elections Committee are to:
a)    Continually recruit for Board member positions.
b)    Verify that applicants meet Board position qualifications.
c)    Present nominations to the Board of Membership-Elected and Board-Elected Director positions
d)    Coordinate the general election process of the Membership-Elected Director positions.

The Nominating/Elections Committee shall be informed of all Board of Director openings and potential candidates for Director Positions.

Policy and Appeals

This committee is responsible for hearing appeals from sanctioned members. The Executive Director, from the Appeals Committee list maintained at the CEVA office, shall select this committee. The Appeal Committee shall consist of eight CEVA members with no interest or bias in the matter under appeal.
 
From the 8-member Appeal Committee, the sanctioned person may choose five (5) members to hear the appeal. The Board of Directors shall review sanction decisions, by the Appeal Committee. The Board of Directors has full authority to accept, deny, or modify all decisions, if necessary.

The Secretary of the Board of Directors shall Chair the Appeals Committee.

Diversity & Inclusion

CEVA works to ensure safety and inclusion for all who participate in CEVA volleyball programs, including all races, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender athletes, coaches, officials and parents.

CEVA believes our membership should focus on athletes, coaches, officials and parents skill set, work ethic and competitive spirit, not their race, sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

Jill Emmert-Tricarico (CC Fusion)

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Columbia Empire Volleyball Association
4840 SW Western Avenue, Suite 450
Beaverton, OR 97005

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