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Ken Vitael, M.D.

Member at Large
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Jenevieve Roper, Ph.D.

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Michele LeBlanc, Ph.D.

President- Elect
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Todd Astorino Ph.D.

President
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Donna Cataldo, Ph.D.

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University of New Mexico

Ann Gibson, Ph.D.

Past-President
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Gene Adams, Ph.D., FACSM

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Jack Young, Ph.D., FACSM

Executive Director
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Ben Yaspelkis III, Ph.D., FACSM

Associate Executive Director
CSU, Northridge

Kim Henige, Ed.D.

Member at Large
University of La Verne

Sarah Dunn, Ph.D.

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Nicole Dabbs, Ph.D.

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Past Leadership

Executive Directors

Executive Director                               Years

Gene Adams, Ph.D. FACSM                1981-1985          

Gary Adams, Ph.D., FACSM                1986-1990        

Joseph Mastrapaolo &Gail Butterfield  1990 (acting)      

Gail Butterfield, Ph.D., R.D., FACSM  1991-1993           

Lawrence Golding, Ph.D., FACSM      1994-2000

 Steven Loy, Ph.D., FACSM                 2001-2003

Jack Young, Ph.D., FACSM                 2004-Current

Assistant or Associate Executive Directors

Assistant or Associate Executive Director             Years

Gene Adams, Ph.D., FACSM                               1986-1990

Joseph Mastrapaolo, Ph.D., FACSM                    1988-1990

Gail Butterfield, Ph.D., FACSM                             1990

Mrs. Jeanette Butterfield (Gail’s mother)               1991-1993

Ben Yaspelkis, Ph.D., FACSM                               2010- Current

Past Presidents

President                                  Year     State                  

Gary Adams, Ph.D.                  1982    NV

James McIlwain, M.A.             1983    CA

Fred Roby, Ph.D.                     1984    AZ

Robert Ruhling, Ph.D.              1985    UT

Robert Bielen, M.D.                 1986    CA

Robert Conlee, Ph.D.               1987    UT

George Brooks, Ph.D.              1988    CA

Garth Fisher, Ph.D.                  1989    UT

Gail Butterfield, Ph.D.              1990    CA

Christine Wells, Ph.D.              1991    AZ

Robert Wiswell, Ph.D.              1992    CA

Larry Verity, Ph.D.                  1993    CA

Larry Golding, Ph.D.               1994    NV

Steven Loy, Ph.D.                    1995    CA

Marta Van Loan, Ph.D.            1996    CA

Ron Deitrick, Ph.D.                  1997    CA

Fred Baldini, Ph.D.                  1998    CA

William Beam, Ph.D                 1999    CA

Paul Mole, Ph.D.                      2000    CA

President                                  Year     State                  

William Whiting, Ph.D.            2001    CA

Marialice Kern, Ph.D.             2002    CA

Steven Davis, Ph.D.               2003    CA

Richard Coast, Ph.D.              2004    AZ

Jack Azevedo, Ph.D.               2005    CA

Pamela Swan, Ph.D.               2006    AZ

Ben Yaspelkis, Ph.D                2007    CA

Barbara Ainsworth, Ph.D.       2008    AZ

Fred Kolkhorst, Ph.D.             2009    CA

Steven Hawkins, Ph.D.           2010    CA

Michael Hogan, Ph.D.             2011    CA

John Mercer, Ph.D                  2012    NV

Lee Brown, Ed.D.                    2013    CA

Matt Lee, Ph.D.                       2014    CA

Glenn Gaesser                        2015    CA

Dale Wagner                            2016    UT

Ann Gibson                             2017    NM

Todd Astorino                         2018    CA

Michele LeBlanc                     2019    CA

Past Board of Directors

Member-at-Large                     Years               State                

Robert Conlee, Ph.D.               1981-1983       UT

Robert Bielen, M.D.                 1982-1984       CA

Janet Lunn, M.A.                     1983-1985       CA

George Brooks, Ph.D.              1984-1986       CA

John Pagliano, D.P.M.             1985-1987       CA

Gail Butterfield, Ph.D.              1986-1988       CA

Anne Atwater, Ph.D.                1987-1989       AZ

Steven Van Camp, M.D.          1988-1990       CA

Lawrence Golding, Ph.D.         1989-1991       AZ

Norman James, M.S.                1990-1992       CA

Steven Loy, Ph.D.                    1991-1993       CA

Diane Tracy/Ted Adams          1992-1994       UT

Fred Baldini, Ph.D.                  1993-1995       CA

Carol Meredith 1993                1993-1995       CA

Casey Donovan, Ph.D.            1994-1996       CA

Priscilla MacRae, Ph.D.           1995-1997       CA

Wayne Willis, Ph.D.                 1996-1998       AZ

Fran Weber, M.A.                    1996-1998       CA

Jack Young, Ph.D.                   1997-1999       NV

Marialice Kern, Ph.D.              1998-2000       CA

Jennifer Thompson, M.S.         1998-2000       CA

Ken Sumida, Ph.D.                  1999-2001       CA

Janice Thompson, Ph.D.         2000-2002       NM

Helen DeMarco-Ziraldo, R.D.  2001-2003       CA

Julie Rounds, M.S.                   2001-2002       CA

Pat Vehrs, Ph.D.                       2001-2002       UT

Sue Biedma                              2001-2003       CA

Patricia Eisenman, Ph.D.          2002-04           UT

Ben Yaspelkis, Ph.D.                2003-05           CA

Pat Vehrs, Ph.D.                       2004-06           UT

Jennifer Blevins, Ph.D.             2005-07           AZ

Steve Hawkins, Ph.D.               2006-08           CA

Felicia Greer, Ph.D.                  2007-09           CA

Member-at-Large                 Years           State                       

John Mercer, Ph.D.                2007-09           NV

Michele LeBlanc, Ph.D.          2008-10          CA

Linda Wilkin, Ph.D.                 2009-11           CA

Guillermo Noffal, Ph.D.          2010-12           CA

Larry Verity, Ph.D.                  2010-12           CA

Matt Lee, Ph.D.                       2011-13           CA

Marci Raney, Ph.D.                  2012-14         CA

Todd Astorino, Ph.D.               2013-15          CA

Dale Wagner, Ph.D.                 2013-15          UT

Ann Gibson, Ph.D.                   2014-16          NM

Trevor Gillum, Ph.D.                2015-17           CA

Micah Drummond, Ph.D.         2016-18           UT

Nicole Dabbs, Ph.D.                2016-18           CA

Kim Henige, Ed.D                   2017-19            CA

Sarah Dunn, Ph.D.                   2018-20           CA

Jenevieve Roper, Ph.D.           2019-2022       CA

Ken Vitale, MD                         2019-2022       CA

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