Executive Management

Our executive management team are volunteers from all over the USA.  If you are interesting in serving on our management committee or on a taskforce, please email us at info@netballamerica.com

VP of WEST REGION, Jazmine Scanlan

Jaz is based in Los Angeles, California.  Jazmine Scanlan started playing Netball in her home town of Turangi, New Zealand.  Since discovering Netball exists in the USA in 2006 she has become an active member of Netball America and the Los Angeles Waves Netball Club and has served as a club secretary and currently President for the LA Waves.  She has represented the LA Waves in the US Open National Championship consistently for the last 6 years, helping them to bring home a 2013 Netball America Cup Championship, the 2014 Division II Championship and the 2015 Division I 2nd place wins.  She supports local efforts to partner with schools to introduce Netball to the youth and as VP of the West Region will help align clubs and support their growth and community exposure to Netball. Email Jazmine at West@NetballAmerica.com.

VP of YOUTH DEVELOPMENT, Hyacinth Douglas

Hyacinth has more than 30 years experience in playing, coaching, umpiring and developing netball in three countries (Jamaica, Canada and USA).  As a past Canadian National player and Provisional player – Quebec, Hyacinth was a pioneer in the development of  developing netball programs in Ontario, Canada.  Co-founder and coach Gems Netball and development of netball in Georgia USA, Hyacinth was also the the Netball America – Make a Difference Award recipient 2013.  Hyacinth is passionate about giving youth the opportunity to learn life skills through sport.  Hyacinth has alos been a Netball America Assist Coach & presenter  at National Teachers Conferences and also Netball America Assist Coach & presenter for Bermuda development.  Hyacinth is also instrumental in the development of the US Open Youth Championships.  Hyacinth is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

VP of COACHING,  Ilze Gideons

Ilze is a graduate of Stellenbosch Netball Institute (SNI), South Africa and studied Sport, Marketing Management & Nutrition through SNI and Stellenbosch University.  She represented the Senior Provincial (State) team from age of 18 until August ’11 and was also captained the Provincial Team.  Her coaching experience includes working with top international players and coaches, including Australia’s Jill Macintosh.  Ilze is NY based.

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VP of OLYMPICS and INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, Kelli McShane

Kelli sees the introduction of Netball to the Special Olympics dramatically increasing inclusion in the community by helping break down barriers that have historically kept people with and without cognitive disabilities apart. It Kelliwill also provide opportunities to individuals with cognitive disabilities who are not presently involved with Special Olympics. Her work with Special Olympics is to fulfill the mission of providing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympic athletes and the community.

As a Fitness Educator, former USA National Team representative, and a current member of the West Coast representative team, Kelli will make a difference by helping people pursue a healthy, active life.  Her vision is also helping drive a lot of our international programs.  Kelli is based in Dallas, Texas.

PrueVP of UMPIRING,  Prudence Plummer, PH.D

Prue’s passion for umpiring progressed her through the umpire ranks of Netball Australia very quickly. From obtaining her C grade umpires’ award at sweet 16 and then being awarded the All Australia (AA) award at just 21. By the age of 23, Prue received the highest umpire’s award in the world – the International Umpire’s Award (endorsed in 2001). Prue umpired various international matches such as Australia vs NZ, participated in tours to Jamaica, Cook Islands, England etc. In recognition of Prue’s Australian sporting achievement she was awarded the Australian Sports Medal in 2000. Prue is responsible for developing the first premier USA National Netball Pool of Umpires.  Prue has received her PhD in physiotherapy and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Dept of Physical Therapy at Northeastern University.  Prue is based in North Carolina.

 

 

 

 

 

VP of Media Production, Josh Eizsenberg

Josh has been involved for many years capturing netball magic in photos and film for Netball America and is based in New York.  Involved in the communications field and television production, Josh, is the President of Fridge Films, Inc.  Josh’s Specialties: fluent in Avid, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Audition and Apple Motion.  You can view Josh’s work by looking at the many wonderful video productions he has done on behalf of Netball America.

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VP of Medical, Simon Williams  is a certified physiotherapist and nurse and is based in Miami, Florida.

 

 

 

Committees

Coaching Committee

Ilze Gideons (NY) – CHAIR

Jayne Quick (NY)

Hilary Collins (AUS)

Hyacinth Douglas (GA)

Lucy Rogers (CT)

Ros Day (TX)

Kelli McShane (TX)


East Coast Committee

Stacy-Ann Bentley (PA) – CHAIR

Ilze Gideons (NY)

Bennett Podolsky (DC)

Hyacinth Douglas(GA)

Joe Luczka (CT)

Lucy Rogers (CT)


Marketing & Strategic Partnership Committee

Sarah Attwood(TX) – CO-CHAIR

Ros Day (TX)


USA National Team & International Relations Committee

Kelli McShane (TX) – CHAIR

Ros Day (TX)

Sarah Attwood(TX)


US Professional Sporting Committee

Steve Anderson (CA) – CHAIR

Ros Day (TX)

Bennett Podolsky (DC)

Joe Luczka (CT)

Kelli McShane (TX)

Sarah Attwood(TX)


Program Operations – East Coast

Bennett Podolsky – CHAIR

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Development Committee

Steve Anderson (CA)

Education Committee

Ros Day (TX) – CHAIR

Hilary Collins (AUS)

Ilze Gideons (NY)

Lucy Rogers (CT)

Lizett Pretorius (NJ)

Stacy-Ann Bentley (PA)

Kelli McShane (TX)

Selection Committee

Prue Plummer D’Amato (MA)

Ilze Gideons (NY)

Colleen Ellis (NY)

Ros Day (TX)

Jo O’Key (CA)

Sandra Gurdon (NY)

Umpire Executive & Education Committee

Prudence Plummer(MA) – CHAIR

Ros Day (TX)

Jeff Perrson (TN)

Heather Jackson (WA)

Jo O’Key (CA)

Christina Campbell (CA)

Ava Hector (AZ)

West Coast Committee

Carey Dunlop (CA-LA)

Juhne Tuilaucala (CA-SJ)

Faye Hall (AZ)

Tina Lockhart (CA-TA)

Jean Miller (CA-SJ)

Gail Helmore (TX)

Moana Kaluau (HI)

Zoia Adam (HI)

Program Operations – West Coast

TBD

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