Our Team

The Association Staff

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Lisa M. Zarda, CAE

Executive Director

Direct: 480.447.4987

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D’Nette Allsop, CNAP

Office Manager/Member Specialist

Direct: 480.696.6432

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Sam Canchola

Event Planner

Direct: 480.690.8091

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Jessica Zimmer

Admin Assistant

Direct: 480.359.2175

The Association Board Of Directors

The Board of Directors is the governing body of the Association. It is made up of the following positions: President; Vice-President and five Members at large. Each Board Member is elected by the membership and holds their position for a three-year period. Board Members act as liaisons to the committee chairs of the Association.

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Buffy Folise

President – elected 2023

Chicago Swim School
2020 E Northwest Hwy
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

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Rose Cholewinski

Vice President – elected 2023

SwimAmerica – Davis
2121 2nd St #A101
Davis, CA 95618

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Debbie Sayers

Treasurer – elected 2022

DolFUN SWIM Academy
12029 N.E. Ainsworth Circle
Portland, OR 97220

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Melissa McGarvey

Director – Elected 2023

British Swim School
2829 Guardian Lane, STE 100
Virginia Beach, VA 23452

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Davina Lopez

Director – elected 2021

Davina’s Swim House
145 Marlee Ave.
York, ON M6B 3H3, Canada

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Ann Marie Sunderhaus

Director – elected 2022

Hubbard Family Swim School
Kino Plaza, Suite 100
13832 North 32nd St
Phoenix, AZ, 85032

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Melissa Taylor

Director – elected 2021

Small Fish Big Fish Swim School
346 Pike Rd #3
West Palm Beach, FL 33411

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Lisa M. Zarda, CAE

Executive Director/Secretary – hired 2017

US Swim School Association
4815 E Carefree Hwy, Ste 108-480
Cave Creek, AZ 85331