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Board of Directors

Sarah Castle

President - Elected 2017

Bruce Fischbach

Vice President - Elected 2017

Curtis Lease


Tim Fox

Secretary - Elected 2017

Jay Abraham


Will Waller


Doug Arambula

Member - Elected 2017

Lee Montgomery

Member - Elected 2017

Role of the NWBA Board of Directors

The NWBA Board of Directors shall represent the interests of the wheelchair basketball community for the NWBA and its athletes by providing the NWBA with policy, guidance and strategic direction. The Board shall oversee the management of the NWBA affairs, and the Executive Director shall oversee the day-to-day management of the NWBA. The Board shall select a well-qualified Executive Director and empower the Executive Director to manage a staff-driven organization with effective Board oversight.

In addition, the Board performs the following specific functions, among others:

  • Implements procedures to orient new Board directors, to educate all directors on the business and governance affairs of the NWBA, and to evaluate Board performance
  • Selects, compensates, and evaluates the Executive Director and plans for management succession
  • Reviews and approves the NWBA’s strategic plan and the annual operating plans, budget, business plans, and corporate performance
  • Sets policy and provides guidance and strategic direction to management on significant issues facing the NWBA
  • Reviews and approves significant corporate actions
  • Oversees the financial reporting process, communications with stakeholders, and the NWBA’s legal and regulatory compliance program
  • Oversees effective corporate governance
  • Approves capital structure, financial strategies, borrowing commitments, and long-range financial planning
  • Reviews and approves financial statements, annual reports, audit and control policies, and selects independent auditors
  • Monitors and properly protects the NWBA’s assets
  • Monitors the NWBA’s compliance with laws and regulations and the performance of its broader responsibilities
  • Ensures that the Board and management are properly structured and prepared to act in case of an unforeseen corporate crisis
  • Makes interpretations and decisions on matters not covered by the published NWBA rules and regulations and communicates those decisions to the NWBA membership
  • Presents an annual “State of the NWBA” report at the Annual Assembly