NCA Committees & Regional Council Members

NCA reaches out across the nation and has assembled an exemplary group of club leaders to assist in addressing the needs of clubs on both NCA committees and at the regional level. 
NCA Committees may include both members of the NCA and NCA Foundation Boards and non-board members, as may be needed to support NCA’s goals and objectives.  Non-board members may include current Corporate Partners, Regional Council members, Associate members and past board members.  

Frank J. Vain, Chairman
Terra S. H. Waldron, Vice Chair
Malcolm MacColl, Treasurer
Christine R. Pooler, Secretary
Kevin P. Vitale, Immediate Past Chairman

NCA Board:        
C. J. (Joe) Bendy, Co-Chair, River Oaks Country Club
Christine Pooler, Co-Chair, Indian Creek Country Club
Nick Sidorakis, CCM, Southern Hills Country Club

Committee Members:              
John Assumma, CCM, CCE, Waccabuc Country Club
Tim Bakels, Colleton River Plantation
Peter Cafaro, Studio JBD (JBD) and Jefferson Group Architecture (JGA)
Robert Crifasi, CCM, CCE, CPA, New Orleans Country Club
Eric Dietz, CCM, CCE, PGA, Mountain Lake
Tom Elliott, CCM, Fairlawn Country Club
Ryan Kenny, CCM, Dedham Country and Polo Club
Matt McKinney, CCM Capital City Club
Tim Muessle, CCM, CCE, The Yale Club of New York City
Jim Muldowney, Club Resources
James Paris, CCM, Old Town Club
Steven Richardson, CCM, CCE, Paradise Valley Country Club
Roger Simon, New York Athletic Club
Tammy Tassitano, RSM US LLP
Tom Walker, RPS Bollinger Sports & Leisure
Michael Wheeler, MCM, CCE, Cherokee Town and Country Club
Justin Wolf, First American Payment Systems

Senior Staff Liaison:
Stephen E. Peeler, CFRE

Staff Liaisons:
Monique Hyatte
Neil Harm

NCA Board:
Terra Waldron, Chair, Greensboro Country Club
Lou DiLorenzo, Interlachen Country Club
Luke O'Boyle, Chevy Chase Club


Brian Armstrong, RCS Hospitality Group
John Kinner, Private Club Governance
Kevin Kopanon, MetricsFirst
Kristen B. LaCount, The Country Club
Carmen Mauceri, The Club at Mediterra
Bill McMahon, Jr., McMahon Group
Keith Pabian, Pabian Law, LLC
Wally Smith, Missouri Athletic Club
Desi Speh, The Arizona Country Club
Robert St. Francis, Jr., Sulgrave Club
Michael Wheeler, Cherokee Town & Country Club

Staff Liaisons
Cindy Vizza
Phillip Mike

NCA Board:        
Malcom MacColl, Chair, The Westmoor Club
Ted Benn, Thompson & Knight LLP
Kevin Vitale, Baltusrol Golf Club


Kevin Reilly, PBMares 


Staff liaison:     
Henry Wallmeyer

NCA Board:        
Tom Lenz, Chair, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo
Mike Bruni, Olympia Fields Country Club
Nick Sidorakis, Southern Hills Country Club
Rob Smith, Mercury

Alan Achatz, Club Safety Solutions
Mark Bado, Myers Park Country Club   
Janine Budzius, Philadelphia Country Club
David Colclough, John's Island Club
Albert Costantini, Canoe Brook Country Club
John Philip Dorman, The University Club
Nicholas E. Graczyk, Bloomfield Hills Country Club
Philip Iannelli, Wilmington Country Club
Robert C Josey, The Country Club
Ken Kouril, The Sanctuary GC
Joel Livingood, Interlachen Country Club
Michael Mooney, Naples Yacht Club
Kevin Reilly, PBMares
Jeffrey Ruzal, Epstein Becker Green
Michael Seabrook, Belle Meade Country Club
Robyn Nordin Stowell, Sherman Howard
Caleb Tindall, The Merion Cricket Club

Staff liaison:   
Joe Trauger



Regional Council Members
A national network of regional council members works with NCA board member liaisons in their regions to communicate more effectively with NCA members and private club leadership. Regional council members are club managers and other leaders who serve as key contacts at a grassroots level, and also help NCA track trends and issues on a local level. Council members also assist with the development of publications and help NCA headquarters staff with recruitment and retention activities.

Club Industry Brief

NCA's free bi-weekly news digest is designed specifically for private club leaders. It covers industry news and trends and articles on golf, membership and operations for private clubs.