Committees

Committee members are appointed by the board of directors to enhance the programs of ASCA.

The Board will appoint volunteers with Full ASCA memberships to Program Committees for a period of two years at the Spring Board of Directors’ meeting.  For the Stockdog Committee,   Judges will renew in odd-numbered years and contestants will renew in even-numbered years.

Committees shall normally be made up of no more than fifteen (15) ASCA members including the Chairperson. Ideally, the Committee shall have at least one Member and no more than two Members from each ASCA regions.

The Stockdog Committee will consist of seven active ASCA trial contestants and five ASCA approved Stockdog Judges. One contestant shall be appointed from each of the seven geographic regions. Judges shall be appointed on an at large basis. Contestants may only fill the Contestant positions and Stockdog Judges may only fill the Judge positions.

The DNA Committee is exempt from regional representation and term limits.

Are you interested in being a part of an ASCA Program Committee?
Is there an ASCA Program that you feel passionate about?
Worried you don’t have enough experience?

You don’t have to be an expert to be on a committee. ASCA needs dedicated people that want to be a part of the future of  ASCA. To be a committee member just you have to send your resume to the executive secretary throughout the year. Membership is required.

If you have a question for a Committee Chair for a particular program, please click on the chair’s name for that specific program. You can find their names listed under the Liaison Person for each specific program. Click on their name and send them an email with your question.

The ASCA regions are:

REGION 1: WA, OR, ID, MT, AK
REGION 2: CA, NV, AZ, UT
REGION 3: CO, WY, NE, KS, ND, NU, SD, MB, SK, AB, BC, YT, NT
REGION 4: MI, IA, IL, OH, WI, MN, IN, MO, KY
REGION 5: AR, LA, MS, AL, TN, NC, SC, GA, FL, TX, NM, OK
REGION 6: ME, NH, VT, NY, RI, MA, CT, PA, NJ, WV, VA, MD, DE, DC, ON,
QC, NS, NB, PE, NF
REGION 7: Europe

Agility Committee
Liaison: Jean Roberts – [email protected]
Chair: Jan Niblock* – [email protected]
Region 1: Chet Katwyk* (2019)
Region 2: Sherry Butler* (2019), Sue Graham* (2020), Sharon Farkas (2019)
Region 3:
Region 4:
Region 5: Andrea Hoffmann* (2020)
Region 6: Michael Kurdzo (2020), Christine Carlson (2020), Wendy Richmond (2019), Lee Prager (2020)
Region 7: Natascha Wagenaar-Herbergs (2020)
Agility Course Reviewers: Judy Boone, Sandra Katzen, Pamela Bryant-Meeks, Richard Pittman

Aussie Rescue and Placement Helpline, Inc. Liaison: Ann DeChant – [email protected]

Conformation Committee
Liaison: Judy Boone – [email protected]
Chair: Liz Gibson* – [email protected]
Region 1: Debbie Martin (2020), Kathy Peycke (2019)
Region 2: Mary Hellmeister* (2019)
Region 3:
Region 4: Joyce Charron (2019), Ann DeChant* (2020)
Region 5: Dorothy Montano* (2020), Betty Jaco* (2019), Gail Karamalegos* (2019), Erin Sumler (2020)
Region 6: Peter Kontos (2020)
Region 7: Svenja Hagedorn (2019), Myrjam Langen* (2019)

DNA Committee
Liaison: Rick Gann – [email protected]
Chair: DNA – Peter Hellmeister – [email protected]
Region 1: Jan Wesen, Gina Larson, Carol Gerken
Region 2: Carol McLaughlin, Mary Hellmeister
Region 3:
Region 4: Robbi Norman
Region 5: Cathy Kenny, Jacqueline Tinker
Region 6:
Region 7:

Dock Jumping Committee
Liaison: Rachel Vest – [email protected]
Chair: Heidi Mobley – [email protected]
Region 1:
Region 2:
Region 3: Kristina Churchill (2020)
Region 4: Jen Bunker (2020), Tina Lass (2020)
Region 5: Emily Glass (2020), Pam Smith (2020), Jennifer Bertrand (2020)
Region 6: Sandra Czarny (2020)
Region 7:

Hall of Fame Committee
Liaison: Denise Creelman – [email protected]
Chair: Kristina Churchill (2020) [email protected]
Region 1: Gina Larson (2019), Jan Wesen (2020)
Region 2: Lynda Peppel (2020), Cynthia Kennedy (2019)
Region 3:
Region 4:
Region 5: Dorothy Montano (2020), Robin McNeill (2019)
Region 6:
Region 7:

History Committee
Liaison: Linda Gray – [email protected]
Chair: Sunday Miles – [email protected]
Region 1: Jan Wesen (2020)
Region 2:
Region 3:
Region 4: Robbi Norman (2019)
Region 5: Jeanne Joy Hartnagle Taylor (2020)
Region 6:
Region 7:

Junior Committee
Liaison: Denise Creelman – [email protected]
Chair: Andrea Bair – [email protected]
Region 1: Bryn Elliott* (2019)
Region 2: Susan Harris* (2020), Donalyn Shock (2020), Shelby Shank (2019)
Region 3:
Region 4: Soren Smail (2020)
Region 5: Mallori Bryan (2020), Bayley Williams (2019)
Region 6: Deb St. Jacques* (2019)
Region 7: Svenja Hagedorn* (2019)

Legislative Committee
Liaison: Rachel Vest – [email protected]
Chair: Susan Beals – [email protected]
Region 1:
Region 2:
Region 3: Darcy Gardiner (2019)
Region 4: Sunday Miles (2020)
Region 5:
Region 6:
Region 7: Marianne Kunzmann (2019)

Most Versatile Aussie Committee
Liaison: Ken Silveira – [email protected]
Chair: Renee Watson – renw[email protected]
Region 1: Jan Wesen (2019)
Region 2: Curt Uritz (2020), Janet Colby (2020)
Region 3:
Region 4: Beth MacLehose (2020), Sandra Hawkins (2019)
Region 5: Andrea Hoffmann (2020), Lori Fausett (2020)
Region 6:
Region 7:

Obedience Committee
Liaison: Jean Roberts – [email protected]
Chair: Katie van de Sandt* – [email protected]
Region 1: Jan Wesen* (2019)
Region 2: Laurie Rubin* (2019), Penny Jameson (2020), Betsy Coleman (2020)
Region 3: Marilyn Cherry (2020)
Region 4: Beth MacLehose (2019)
Region 5: Rosalind Hall* (2020), Sandy Walroth* (2020), Pat Pierce* (2020)
Region 6:
Region 7: Guenter Geisel* (2020), Marianne Kunzmann (2019)

Rally Committee
Liaison: Jean Roberts – [email protected]
Chair: Corinne Shanks – [email protected]
Region 1: Jan Wesen* (2020)
Region 2: Ann McCabe (2020)
Region 3: Claudia Yearsley (2020), Joan Skinner* (2020), Sara Swanson (2019)
Region 4: Mike Hopper (2019)
Region 5: Pat Pierce* (2020), Karen Black* (2020), Sandy Walroth* (2020)
Region 6: Karen Souza (2020), Leah Swatko* (2019)
Region 7: Guenter Geisel* (2019), Marianne Kunzmann (2020)

Scent Detection Committee
Liaison: Denise Creelman – [email protected]
Chair: Donna Armstrong – [email protected]
Region 1: Kiddy Christie (2020)
Region 2: Sheigh Crabtree (2020), Leslie Fassio (2020), Bev Peabody (2020)
Region 3:
Region 4: Christine Reedy (2020), Sandy Thompson (2020)
Region 5: Deborah Divich (2020)
Region 6: Kathi Filar (2020), Leah Swatko (2020)
Region 7:

Stockdog Committee
Liaison: Denise Creelman – [email protected]
Chair: Jan Wesen* – [email protected]
Region 1: Jim McKay (2020) – [email protected]
Region 2: Terri Jones (2020) – [email protected]
Region 3: Cathy Lowe (2020) – [email protected]
Region 4: Heather Oslie (2020) – [email protected]
Region 5: Diane Prather (2020) – [email protected]
Region 6: Arthur Landry (2020) – [email protected]
Region 7: Nina Krammer (2020) – [email protected]
At-Large Judges: Marti Parrish*(2019) – j[email protected]
Jan Wesen*(2019) – [email protected]
Canby Scott*(2019) – [email protected]
James Bergert*(2019) – [email protected]
Andrea Hoffman* (2019) – [email protected]

Tracking Committee
Liaison: Rick Gann – [email protected]
Chair: Beth MacLehose – [email protected]
Region 1: Lisa Klein (2019), Maia Halvorsen (2019), Jan Wesen* (2019)
Region 2:
Region 3:
Region 4: Joyce Charron (2020), Sandra Hawkins (2019)
Region 5: Jacqueline Tinker (2019)
Region 6: Laurie Shuren (2019), Leah Swatko (2020)
Region 7: Marja Teegelbeckers (2019)

* Indicates the member is a judge in that program.
(Dates) indicate when the member’s term on the committee expires.