Executive Board

NISOA Executive Board

Gary Huber (MO) – President

Responsible to supervise the Executive Director, Associate Executive Director, and Director of Operations. Presides over Executive Board meetings. Advises on the management of the Association. Appoints/terminates committee chair. Appoints officers and representatives to unexpired terms.
Contact Gary.

Mark Lawrence

Marc Lawrence (MI) – Vice President

Serves in the absence of the President. Responsible for the Ethics and Grievance committee, sales, welfare and the National Convention.
Contact Marc.

Ben Trevino (IN) – Secretary

Serves as official record keeper. Records minutes of all official meetings and distributes them as required. Maintains complete and updated copy of the Constitution, By-Laws and Policy Manual.
Contact Ben.

John Puglisi (NY) - Secretary

John Puglisi (NY) – Past President

Responsible for marketing, hospitality and fundraising. Assists in forming chapters. Maintains record and history.
Contact John.

Todd Abraham (IL) – Sr. Director of Instruction

Develops National training materials. Responsible for training National and Local Clinicians. Coordinates regional and NSCAA clinics. Oversees the curriculum and management for the National Training Academy and National Referee Program. Prepares the Preseason Guide and Rules Differences Guide. Liaison with NASO.
Contact Todd.


George Noujaim (CA) – Sr. Director of Evaluations

Manages the Assessment and Physical Fitness programs.
Contact George.

Dan Lukash (MD) - Sr. Director of Programs

Dan Lukash (MD) – Sr. Director of Programs

Responsible for NISOA programs for interscholastic, assignment and technology.
Contact Dan.

Tom Richardson (NC) – Associate Director

Manages the membership roster, awards, and makes payments to vendors. Responsible for sales.
Contact Tom.

Lance Van Haitsma (FL) – Sr. Director of Operations

Responsible for managing operational support and organizational policy issues.
Contact Lance.

Tori Penso (FL) – NISOA Managing Director

Provides strategic leadership and general overall management to NISOA
Contact Tori.

Jim Miller

Jim Miller (NY) – Chairman, Regional Representatives

Represents the regional representatives and their chapters.
Contact Jim.


Carmen Serbio (NC) Director, Financial Management

Responsible for financial and investment management. Prepares reports and monitors financial performance
Contact Carmen.

NISOA Regional Map

NISOA Regional Map

There are 11 Regional Representatives who expedite grievance decisions, act as an intermediate agent between the National Office and local Chapters. The Regional Representatives also make recommendations on policies, coordinate new chapter formation and manage the regional referee of the year award. Regional Representatives are elected by the chapters in their region every two years.

Regional Representatives
Jim Triplett
Region I
Jim Miller
Region II
Dave Steiner
Region III
Patrick Doering
Region IV
Owen Waltman
Owen Waltman
Region V
Cliff Clement
Region VI
Brian Miller
Brian Miller
Region VII
Khalaf Al-Laytafeh
Region VIII
Diana Esquivel
Region IX
Joe Rivetti
Region X
Steven Brooks
Region XI