National Information

Executive Committee

The National Executive Board shall consist of the President, Vice President, National Secretary, National Treasurer, Board of Trustees, The President of member Regions and Districts or their alternates and Past National Presidents.

President

Wayne Rothschild
NYPD

 
 
Secretary

Melinda Ruopp
Marshalltown, IA

 
 
Treasurer

James Matarese
Falmouth, VA

 

National Vice Presidents

Southeast Vice President

Brandon Gilmore
Waynesville, NC

Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Alabama,
Tennessee, South Carolina, The Caribbean,
Virgin Islands, Bahamas

Northeast Vice President

Patrick Cunningham
Middletown PD, NY

Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Connecticut,
Rhode Island, New York, New Hampshire,
District of Columbia, Vermont, Pennsylvania,
Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, Maine,
Europe

Northwest Vice President

Rob Vetsch
St. Paul, MN

North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas,
Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Alaska

Southwest Vice President

Noel Salamoni
Baton Rouge, LA

Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma,Texas

West Vice President

Eric Johnson
Tulsa, OK

Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, Montana,
Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California,
Arizona,Nevada, Utah, Hawaii, Asia, Australia

Central Vice President

Doug Bueltel
Evansville, IN

Canada, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, Kentucky,
Indiana, Michigan

 

National Trustees

Until 2021

Daniel Jones
Rocky Mount, NC

Until 2022

Brady Harrison 
St Paul,, MN

Until 2023  

Ben Gatton
Algona,IA

 
Alternate Trustee

Cory Bowling

Lakeland PD  

 

 

Past National Presidents

Jason Brodt
   
Kevin Johnson
   
James Matarese
 
   
Jim Nichols
 
   
Donald Slavik
 
Russ Hess
 
   
RO Rogers
   
Donald Sterling
           

 

Departments and Committees

Executive Director

Don Slavik

Executive Director, USPCA

 
 
K-9 Courier Editor

Bob Dougherty
Flourtown, PA

 
 
Awards Committee

Larry Love
10717 Pelle Circle
Philadelphia, PA 19154-4046
FAX (215) 824-4036

Training Grounds Committee

John Binnix
Odessa, FL

 
 
National Trainers Committee

Danny Jones
Washington, D.C.

 
 
Ethics Committee

Tom Conroy

Stafford Township, NJ

Explosives Committee Co-Chairman

John Kerwick
Carmel, NY

 
 
Judges Committee

Gary Pietropaolo
Yonkers, NY

 
 
Bylaws Committee

Art Rescigno
447 17th St.
West Babylon, NY 11704

SWGDOG Representative

John Kerwick
Metro-North PD, NY

 
 
Scorekeepers Committee

Deborah Page
Stafford, VA

 
 
Supply Officer

Ben Gatton
Algona, Iowa

Historian

Russ Hess
Springboro, Ohio

 
 
Sergeant at Arms

Bubba Howell
Petal, Mississippi

 
 
Training / Certification / K-9 Law

Lou Kaelin

Policy Committee

 

 
 
Retired K-9 Committee

Richard Geraci

NYPD

 
 
K-9 Medical Director

Dr. Paul McNamara