Advisory Council & Groups

USOPC and USAB Athletes Representative Council

According to USOPC, the Athletes Representative Council (ARC) is responsible for broadening communication between the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee and active athletes. The ARC serves as a source of input and advice to the USOPC board of directors.

USAB is proud to have an ARC that consists of a diversity of athletes that represent the badminton community and its values. The USAB Athlete Representative Council (ARC) is a six-member council that is comprised of volunteer athletes and elected by athletes. Think of this council as athlete representatives for all USAB athletes.

The six-member council is composed of at least one Paralympic Athlete representative, two United States Olympic Paralympic Committee (USOPC) Athlete representatives and three additional USAB elected athletes. The USOPC athlete representatives and the USAB elected athletes each have their own eligibility requirements/procedures to conduct the elections for athletes wanting to run for the USAB ARC. Here are your athlete representatives:

Rena Wang – Athlete Director, USOPC ACC Primary Representative, USAB International Federation Delegate
Email:  renawang815@gmail.com
Term: Jan 1, 2021 – Dec 31, 2024

Richard Alcaraz – Para Athlete Director, USOPC AAC Alternate Representative
Email: alcaraz.richard.usab@gmail.com
Term: Jan 1, 2021 – Dec 31, 2024
Amy Burnett – Para Athlete Director, USAB ARC Representative
Email: AmyBurnett.usab@gmail.com
Term: April 2019 – April 2023
Iris Wang – Athlete Director, USAB ARC Representative
Email: waniris3@gmail.com
Term: Jan 1, 2022 – Dec 31, 2025
Dean Schoppe – Athlete Director, USAB ARC Representative
Email: Mbbcbod7@gmail.com
Term: Jan 1, 2022 – Dec 31, 2025
Benny Luo – USAB ARC Representative
Email: bennyusab@gmail.com
Term: Jan 1, 2021 – Dec 31, 2024

USAB Advisory Groups

USAB is proud to have volunteers who provide their expertise and lead our advisory groups. Please see the advisory groups and the corresponding USAB representatives who head these groups:

Adult Rankings USABContactUs@usabadminton.org
AthletesRena Wang renawang815@gmail.com
Badminton World Federation & Pan Am USABContactUs@usabadminton.org
CoachingYuko KawasakiYuko.Kawasaki@usabadminton.org
Collegiate USABContactUs@usabadminton.org
High Performance USABContactUs@usabadminton.org
Juniors USABContactUs@usabadminton.org
Para-Badminton Steve Kearney steve@usabadminton.org
Club Locker & Junior Rankings USAB ContactUs@usabadminton.org
Tournaments Thai PhamThai.Pham@usabadminton.org
Technical OfficialsUSABTOAG@usabadminton.org