Officers, Directors, and Committees

Board of Directors

Officers

West Palm Beach, FL

West Palm Beach, FL

President

William Ofshlag

White, GA

White, GA

Vice-President

Collette Jaynes

Broomfield, CO

Broomfield, CO

Treasurer

Bambi Hankel

Harrisburg, PA

Harrisburg, PA

Secretary

Teri Rossi

Board Members

Mechanicburg, PA

Mechanicburg, PA

Designer

Lisa Chiado

Corresponding Secretary

Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis, MN

Brian Thiering

Director #5

Saratoga Springs, NY

Saratoga Springs, NY

Colleen Kimble

Director #1

Ramona, CA

Ramona, CA

Joanne Hutchins

Director #2

Dallas, OR

Dallas, OR

Sarah Beaird

Director #4

Ariel, WA

Ariel, WA

Dona Bergstrom

Director #3

Santee, CA

Santee, CA

Jamie D Rucker

Membership Secretary
Non-Voting Board member

Woodbridge, VA

Woodbridge, VA

Kelly Lease

AKC Delegate
Non-Voting Board Member

Board of Directors

CSCA Officers

President: William Ofshlag
Vice President: Collette Jaynes 
Secretary: Teri Rossi
Treasurer: Bambi Hankel
Corresponding  Secretary: Lisa Chiado

Directors

Colleen Kimble

Sarah Beaird

Brian Thiering

Joanne Hutchins

Dona Bergstrom

Committees

Agility/Obedience/Rally

  Board Liaison:

Joanne Hutchins

Chair: Gail Budde

Committee Memebers: 

Betsy Harringer

Susan Hall

 

Audit

  Board Liaison:

Bambi Hankel

Chair: Ken Harringer

 

Breeder Referrall

  Board Liaison:

Colleen Kimble

Chair: Kelly Lease

 

 

Tracking & Barn Hunt

  Board Liaison:

Colleen Kimble

Chair: Colleen Kimble

Committee Memebers: 

Sally Underwood-miller

Health 

  Board Liaison:

Colleen Kimble

Chair: Doug Johnson

AKC Companion Events Group Moderator

  Board Liaison:

Joanne Hutchins

Chair: Cherilyn Hoerman

 

Hunting

  Board Liaison:

Sarah Beaird

Chair: Jack Rutherford

Committee Memebers: 

Julie Wickwire, Sarah Bulwinkle, Cindy Brizes, Cathy Vinzant, Roe Froman, Roger Watt, Linda Fraser, Tamara De Silva, Jennifer Darcy

International Committee

  Board Liaison:

Dona Bergstrom

Chair: Doug Johnson

 

Clumber Closet

  Board Liaison:

Collette Jaynes

Chair: Collette Jaynes

Committee Memebers: 

Jane Westervelt- Ofshlag

AKC Studbook/Pedigree Database

  Board Liaison: Lisa Chiado

Chair: Lisa Chiado

 

CGC/Trick Dog/Therapy Dog

  Board Liaison:

Joanne Hutchins

Chair: Merrielle Turnbull

 

Judges Education

  Board Liaison:

Dona Bergstrom

Chair: Julie Wickwire

Committee Memebers: 

Jan Sutherland  

Helen Marshall

Integrated Communica!ons &
Fund raising

  Board Liaison:

Bill Ofshlag

Chair: Charlie Zaragoza

 

AKC Columnist

  Board Liaison:

Bill Ofshlag

Chair: Dr. Bryant Freeman

 

Annual Awards/Awards Record Keeper

  Board Liaison: Colleen Kimble

Chair: Milford Cole

Committee Members:

Peggy Holman

Betsy Harringer

 

Public Education

  Board Liaison:

Sara Beaird

Chair: Jennifer Darcy

 

Technology Committee

  Board Liaison:

Bill Ofshlag

Chair: Bill Ofshlag

Website Secretary: 

Charlie Zaragoza

 

Breed Historian

  Board Liaison:

Bill Ofshlag

Chair: Dr, Bryant Freeman

 

Scent Work  & Fastcat

  Board Liaison:

Brian Thiering 

Chair: Tamara De Silva

 

Auction Oversight

  Board Liaison:

Sara Beaird

Chair: Cathy Wiseman

 

Clumber Chronicle

  Board Liaison:

Bill Ofshlag

Chair: Tamara De Silva

Committee Memebers: 

Betsy Harringer

Susan Hall

Rescue & Placement

  Board Liaison:

Bill Ofshlag

Chair: Sue Carr

 

Welcoming Committee

  Board Liaison:

Teri Rossi

Chair: Teri Rossi

 

Archives

  Board Liaison:

Brian Thiering

Chair: Chelsea Parten

 

Committee Structure

Purpose

This paper documents the implementation of the committee reorganization approved by the 2007-08 CSCA Board of Directors.

Background

The CSCA Board of Directors approved a new committee structure for the club to reduce the span of control from 27 committees to 7 committees. This was accomplished by consolidating committees falling under a common category into one new committee with the “old&quot committees becoming subcommittees of the new committee. For example, a new Performance committee was comprised of the “old” Agility, Hunting, Obedience/Rally and Tracking committees which then became subcommittees. Each new committee was staffed with a committee chair and each was provided with a committee charter approved by the CSCA Board.

Implementation of the New Committee Structure

Reducing the span of control means that the CSCA has seven standing committees that do the work assigned by the Board of Directors. These committees are run by a committee chair who fulfills the traditional role of a committee chair. The committee chairs report to the Board of Directors and manage their committees (including their subcommittees) in a way to accomplish the work assigned by the Board of Directors through the committee charter. Each committee has an assigned club director as its liaison to the CSCA Board.

Role of the Committee Chair

The committee chair is responsible to the Board of Directors for accomplishing work assigned to the committee. The committee chair oversees the work of the subcommittees and the chairs of the subcommittees report to the committee chair, rather than to the Board of Directors as was the case under the old committee structure. This allows the reduction in span of control that was the object of the reorganization. The committee chair is responsible for preparing a consolidated report of committee activities to be presented at the National Specialty Show Board meeting and at the Board Interim meeting.

Role of the Board Liaison

The Director assigned as the liaison between the Board of Directors and committee provides an identified conduit for communications with the Board of Directors and serves as a champion for the committee with the Board of Directors. The Board Liaison serves as the Board “expert” for matters pertaining to its committee. The Board Liaison does not run nor manage the committee, but works closely with the committee chair to ensure the wishes of the Board are carried out and that the resource needs of the committee are made known and understood by the Board of Directors.

Role of the Subcommittee Chair

The subcommittee chair manages the work of the subcommittee as defined by the committee chair. The committee chair and the subcommittee chair work closely together to ensure that the work assigned by the committee chair is being accomplished. The subcommittee chair communicates resource needs to the committee chair. A subcommittee report is provided to the committee chair as required.

Role of the Committee Charter

 The committee charter is provided to the committee chair by the Board of Directors. This document outlines the responsibilities of the committee, the reporting requirements, the budgetary requirements, communications requirements, and the authority boundaries of the committee. This document provides the framework within which no additional approvals of the Board of Directors are required for committee activities. Importantly, this allows a degree of autonomy for the committee not previously provided under the old structure.

Conclusion

The implementation of the new committee structure reduces the span of control problem to a more manageable level with only seven committee chairs reporting to the Board of Directors. Committee charters approved by the Board of Directors provide the direction and authority from which the committees operate, thus further reducing the need by the Board of Directors to insert itself in the operation and work of the committees. The goal is to have committees operate the club while the Board of Directors focus on policies and strategic issues.