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The Officials Assembly

The Officials Assembly, comprised of officials from all roles and levels, helps the recruitment, education, certification, deployment and retention of officials throughout volleyball. See who represents you on the OA and in other roles.


Call for Nominations Chair, Officials Assembly - Deadline April 24

Officials Assembly Nomination Form

Officials Assembly Elections

This year, four positions on the Officials Assembly are up for election. Those four positions are:

  1. Chair, Officials Assembly
  2. At-Large RVA Indoor Scorers Representative
  3. At-Large RVA Beach Officials Representative
  4. At-Large National Indoor Referees Representative

As each election approaches, more information will be posted above.

OFFICIALS ASSEMBLY ADMINISTRATIVE MANUAL (PDF)


Officials Assembly Administrative Council

NamePositionCareer Highlights
Carlos Rodriguez.
Carlos Rodriguez
Officials Assembly Chair
  • Over 27 years of officiating experience
  • Lone Star Region Beach Referee Chair since 2017
  • Texas Board of Volleyball Officials Chair since 2002
  • Coordinator of Volleyball Officials for several collegiate conferences
  • Two-time Head Referee at USAV’s High Performance Championships
  • Scorer at 1996 Paralympic Games, 2019 VNL Finals
Ken TaylorKen TaylorInternational Officials Commission
  • More than 33 years of officiating experience
  • FIVB International Referee from 1997-2012
  • Officiated at seven NCAA Men’s NCAA Championship Finals
  • SCVA Referee Chair 1987-2000, 2015-present
  • Coordinators of Officials for NCAA Men’s Volleyball for multiple conferences
  • USAV Glen Davies Referee Service Award winner in 2017
Lena GustafsonNational Indoor Officials Commission
  • Officiating since 2008
  • Earned National Referee Certification in 2016
  • Bronze Whistle recipient from Junior National Referee Candidate Class in 2013
  • NCAA Division I Referee since 2012
  • FIVB Line Judge since 2009
  • Earned Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2014
A headshot of Thang NguyenThang NguyenNational Beach Officials Commission Rep
  • Over 20 years of officiating experience
  • Member of USAV Advisory commission as Beach Officials Chair, 2018-present
  • Member of Lone Star Region Board of Directors, 2005-present
  • Head Referee and Event Assigner for Lone Star Region, 2000-present
  • Parapan American Zonal, Games Referee (2013, 2015, 2017)
  • USAV Robert L. Lindsay Meritorious Service Award Winner, 2008
A headshot of Donnie Goodwin
Donnie Goodwin
At-Large RVA Indoor Referees Rep
  • More than 32 years of officiating experience
  • Earned National Certification with PAVO and USA Volleyball in 1995
  • Pioneer Region Officials Chair since 2000
  • Served as head Official at BJNC, GJNC, USAV Opens and HP Championship since 2000
  • PAVO Board Chair from 2000-2020
  • Referee Chair of the Year 2007-08
  • USAV and PAVO training and evaluation team member
A headshot of Jane Dong
Jane Dong
At-Large RVA Indoor Scorers Rep
  • Over 25 years of scoring experience
  • USAV National Scorer since 2009
  • USAV International Scorer since 2012
  • 24 years experience scoring NCAA Men’s volleyball
  • Nine years experience as a National Scorer Rater
  • Trainer and/or evaluator at USAV Opens, HPCs and GJNCs
Ryan MacDowell.
Ryan Macdowell
At-Large RVA Beach Officials Representative
  • Over 21 years of officiating experience
  • USAV National Indoor Referee since 2004
  • USAV National Beach Referee since 2001
  • Officials Assembly Admin Council rep since 2008
  • Rocky Mountain Region Beach Officials Training/Evaluation
  • CO/WY Board of PAVO Officials – Coordinator of Beach Officials Training
Steve Franco.
Steve Franco
At-Large National Indoor Referees Rep
  • Over 23 years of officiating experience
  • Sun Country Region Official, Scorers Chair since 2016
  • Officiated at USAV GJNC for 15 years, BJNC three
  • Sun Country Officiating and Scorer Clinician since 2000
  • Sat on Sun Country Region Board of Directors 2013-16
  • NCAA ref since 1996
Bonnie Apol.
Bonnie Apol
At-Large National Indoor Scorers Rep
  • Over 22 years of scoring experience
  • Over 20 years of scoring in FIVB Beach tournaments
  • Scoring in NCAA Division I since 2001
  • RMR Showdown Tournament Director AND Scorer Clinician
  • Scored at 2019 FIVB Beach World Championships
  • Has coached in elementary school, high school and club volleyball
Tony Chan.
Tony Chan
At-Large National Beach Officials Rep.
  • USAV National Referee since 1997…National Beach Referee since 1999
  • FIVB International Beach Referee since 2012
  • Member of USA Volleyball Beach Training, Evaluation and Certification Team
  • Southern California Volleyball Association Beach Officials Liaison
  • NCAA beach official since 2016
  • Officiated at five NCAA Men’s NCAA Championship Finals
Tim Harlow.
Tim Harlow
At-Large ParaVolley Officials Rep
  • Over 30 years of officiating experience
  • International World ParaVolley-certified since 2010
  • USAV National Official since 1995
  • Over 21 years experience scoring NCAA volleyball
  • 23 years experience as a USAV assignor
  • Experience on USAV Rating and Training teams

Travis Karlin
Board of Directors Rep
  • 33 years of officiating experience
  • Officials chair of North Country since 2019 (previously 2007-2011)
  • On the North Country Board of Directors
  • Holds a USAV National Referee and National Scorer Certification
  • Holds PAVO National Certification
  • International Scorer since 2012
Angelle Simms.Angelle SimmsOA Rep to the USAV Admin Council
  • Over 14 years of volleyball leadership roles
  • Officiated since 1996
  • Over 14 years of volleyball leadership roles
  • USAV Junior National Referee certification in 2007…National certification in 2019
  • Bayou Region Referee Chair since 2007
  • Served as President and currently as Past President on Gulf Coast Board of Officials

National Indoor Officials Commission

NameRoleEmailCareer Highlights
Lena Gustafson.Margaret (Lena) GustafsonChairlgusto85@hotmail.com
  • Officiating since 2008
  • Earned National Referee Certification in 2016
  • Bronze Whistle recipient from Junior National Referee Candidate Class in 2013
  • NCAA Division I Referee since 2012
  • FIVB Line Judge since 2009
  • Earned Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2014
A headshot of Donnie GoodwinDonnie GoodwinMemberdon.usaref@gmail.com
  • More than 32 years of officiating experience
  • Earned National Certification with PAVO and USA Volleyball in 1995
  • Pioneer Region Officials Chair since 2000
  • Served as head Official at BJNC, GJNC, USAV Opens and HP Championship since 2000
  • PAVO Board Chair from 2000-2020
  • Referee Chair of the Year 2007-08
  • USAV and PAVO training and evaluation team member
Tim Harlow.Tim HarlowMembertim3407@msn.com
  • Over 30 years of officiating experience
  • International World ParaVolley-certified since 2010
  • USAV National Official since 1995
  • Over 21 years experience scoring NCAA volleyball
  • 23 years experience as a USAV assignor
  • Experience on USAV Rating and Training teams
A headshot of Becky BrockneyBecky BrockneyMemberbeckersbroc@hotmail.com
  • 45 years of scoring experience
  • USVA National Scorer since 1988
  • USAV International Scorer since 2006
  • Worked as a trainer and evaluator at both the national and international level
  • Former Scorers chair of the Cornbetl Region (now Iowa)
  • Work as a socrer/libero tracker for the Mountain West Conference
A headshot of Rod RodriguezRod RodriguezMemberrod-rodriguez@usa.net
  • Over 28 years of officiating
  • Hoosier Region Scorer Chair since 2002
  • USAV National Referee and USAV National Scorer
  • PAVO National Referee Certification 2008
  • USAV Rating and Training teams since 2019
  • NCAA Men and Women’s Division I official since 2004
  • USAV Silver Whistle Award recipient 2006 and USAV Gold Whistle Award recipient 2011
Pati Rolf.Pati RolfUSAV Staff Liaisonpati.rolf@usav.org
  • Director of Officials for USAV
  • Over 40 years of officiating experience
  • 18 years as an International Referee
  • Member of the NASO Board
  • Referee of the gold medal match in 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the bronze medal match at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo
  • Referee of the 2016 NCAA Division I Women’s National Championship

Rules of the Game Commission

NameRoleEmailCareer Highlights
A headshot of Julie VoeckJulie VoeckChairjvoeck@runbox.com
  • USAV Rules Commission, Chair since 2018
  • International volleyball referee from 2004 to 2018
  • Serves as a referee coach at international events
  • NORCECA Referee Commission, since 2020
  • Leader of the USAV Certification and Evaluations of Junior National referees
  • Commissioner of Badger Region and President of the Board from 2007 through 2019. Badger Region Referee Chair for from 2001–2007
  • President of the PAVO board of directors since 2012
Tony Chan.Tony ChanMembertony@tcscuba.com
  • USAV National Referee since 1997…National Beach Referee since 1999
  • FIVB International Beach Referee since 2012
  • Member of USA Volleyball Beach Training, Evaluation and Certification Team
  • Southern California Volleyball Association Beach Officials Liaison
  • NCAA beach official since 2016
  • Officiated at five NCAA Men’s NCAA Championship Finals
Ken TaylorKen TaylorMemberktaylor69@cox.net
  • More than 33 years of officiating experience
  • FIVB International Referee from 1997-2012
  • Officiated at seven NCAA Men’s NCAA Championship Finals
  • SCVA Referee Chair 1987-2000, 2015-present
  • Coordinators of Officials for NCAA Men’s Volleyball for multiple conferences
  • USAV Glen Davies Referee Service Award winner in 2017
A headshot of Kevin WendelboeKevin WendelboeMembercrvbceo@gmail.com
  • Over 30 years of refereeing experience
  • FIVB certified Referee since 2004
  • USAV Junior National Referee in 1997 and USAV National Referee since 1999
  • Commissioner of the Carolina Region since 2006
  • PAVO referee since 1993
  • Selected to multiple NCAA Division I and II finals games
Keith Murlless.Keith MurllessMemberkmurlless@gmail.com
Eric LazowskiMembereric.lazowski@gmail.com
Mary AndrewMembermary@floridavolleyball.org
Joe CampbellMemberiokepa1@yahoo.com
A headshot of Brian Sharkey.Brian SharkeyMemberbrian@badgervolleyball.org
  • Over 14 years of coaching experience from high school to college
  • Badger Region High Performance Program Director since 2014
  • Badger Region coach mentor since 2018
  • Junior Assembly Elite Development Committee Chair (2019 to present)
  • Junior Volleyball Recruiting Association Boys Advisory Committee (2018 to present)
  • Wisconsin High School and Boys Coaches Advisory Committee member since 2015
  • Wisconsin Volleyball Conference Advisory Committee member (2001 to 2012)
A headshot of Bill StanleyBill StanleyMemberhopsinc@cox.net
  • Over 26 years if refereeing experience
  • College Referee since 1997
  • USAV Jr National Referee since 1999
  • USAV National Scorer since 2001
  • USAV National referee since 2002
  • PAVO National Referee since 2005
  • Certified International referee since 2011
  • USAV Indoor Rules Interpreter since 2017
Pati Rolf.Pati RolfUSAV Staff Liaisonpati.rolf@usav.org
  • Director of Officials for USAV
  • Over 40 years of officiating experience
  • 18 years as an International Referee
  • Member of the NASO Board
  • Referee of the gold medal match in 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the bronze medal match at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo
  • Referee of the 2016 NCAA Division I Women’s National Championship

National Beach Officials Commission

NameRoleEmailCareer Highlights
A headshot of Thang NguyenThang NguyenChairtgnmossimo@aol.com
  • Over 20 years of officiating experience
  • Member of USAV Advisory commission as Beach Officials Chair, 2018-present
  • Member of Lone Star Region Board of Directors, 2005-present
  • Head Referee and Event Assigner for Lone Star Region, 2000-present
  • Parapan American Zonal, Games Referee (2013, 2015, 2017)
  • USAV Robert L. Lindsay Meritorious Service Award Winner, 2008
Gigi PrietoMemberGigiPrieto17@gmail.com
a headshot of Kristen Boessneck.Kirsten BoessneckMemberkirrierose@hotmail.com
  • USAV National Beach Officials Commission Member since 2018
  • Palmetto Region Membership & Juniors Officiating Coordinator since 2014
  • Palmetto Region Board of Directors: 2016-2019
  • NORCECA Continental Beach Referee
  • USAV National Beach Referee, USAV National Referee, and USAV National Scorer
  • PAVO State Referee and National Line Judge
Greg ClarkMembergcdadof3@gmail.com
A headshot of Katy MeyerKaty MeyerMemberkaty.meyer@me.com
  • PAVO Executive Director
  • Over 27 years of officiating in Indoor and Beach
  • International Beach and FIVB referee since 2012
  • Head Coach, Collegiate Women’s Volleyball: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Associate Director of Athletics: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Representative, Beach Officials’ Commission: Beach Assembly Administrative Council of USAV
  • Representative, NAIA: Board of Directors, American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA)
Pati Rolf.Pati RolfUSAV Staff Liaisonpati.rolf@usav.org
  • Director of Officials for USAV
  • Over 40 years of officiating experience
  • 18 years as an International Referee
  • Member of the NASO Board
  • Referee of the gold medal match in 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the bronze medal match at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
  • Referee of the 2016 NCAA Division I Women’s National Championship

International Officials Commission

NameRoleEmailCareer Highlights
Ken TaylorKen TaylorChairktaylor69@cox.net
  • More than 33 years of officiating experience
  • FIVB International Referee from 1997-2012
  • Officiated at seven NCAA Men’s NCAA Championship Finals
  • SCVA Referee Chair 1987-2000, 2015-present
  • Coordinators of Officials for NCAA Men’s Volleyball for multiple conferences
  • USAV Glen Davies Referee Service Award winner in 2017
Joe CampbellMemberiokepa1@yahoo.com
Keith Murlless.Keith MurllessMemberkmurlless@gmail.com
Mary BlalockMembermaryholly@aol.com
A headshot of Julie VoeckJulie VoeckMemberjvoeck@runbox.com
  • USAV Rules Commission, Chair since 2018
  • International volleyball referee from 2004-2018
  • Serves as a referee coach at international events
  • NORCECA Referee Commission, since 2020
  • Leader of the USAV Certification and Evaluations of Junior National referees
  • Commissioner of Badger Region and President of the Board from 2007 through 2019. Badger Region Referee Chair 2001–2007
  • President of the PAVO board of directors since 2012
Pati Rolf.Pati RolfUSAV Staff Liaisonpati.rolf@usav.org
  • Director of Officials for USAV
  • Over 40 years of officiating experience
  • 18 years as an International Referee
  • Member of the NASO Board
  • Referee of the gold medal match in 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the bronze medal match at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo
  • Referee of the 2016 NCAA Division I Women’s National Championship

USA Volleyball is Here to Help

USA Volleyball (USAV) is the National Governing Body (NGB) for the sport of volleyball in the United States and is recognized by the Federation International de Volleyball (FIVB) and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC). The vision of USA Volleyball is to be acknowledged as the world leader in volleyball.

USA Volleyball is committed to and works toward opportunity for all to participate. It is an advocate for all Americans endeavoring to assure universal access to opportunities at all levels of the game. If you have any questions, please contact USA Volleyball.

Contact USAV

USAV Officials Leadership

Carlos Rodriguez.

Carlos Rodriguez

Chair, Officials Assembly

Pati Rolf.

Pati Rolf

Director, Officials Development

Stephanie Evans

Stephanie Evans

Coordinator, Officials Development

Matt Podschweit

Matt Podschweit

Instructional Systems Designer