USA Judo Welcomes New Board Members


At-Large Directors: Gerry Navarro and Jeff LeForce

Athlete Directors: Colton Brown and Ben Goodrich

Referee Board Member: Joon Chi

Independent Director: Shannon Hondl

UPDATEAll USA Judo members are advised that, in order to provide voting members additional time to complete their ballots, the USA Judo Nominating Committee has extended the Board of Directors deadline to 4 p.m. Pacific on Friday, Oct. 21. Read More

USA Judo will be holding an election in October to fill six Board of Directors positions whose terms end on Dec. 31, 2022. Each of the following positions are for four-year terms:

  • 2 At-Large Directors
  • 2 Athlete Directors
  • 1 Referee Board Member
  • 1 Independent Director to be selected by the Nominating & Governance committee

Candidates (Click links below to view candidate statements for those that were provided). 

At-Large (Elect Two)Athlete (Elect One Olympic,
One Paralympic)
Humberto LopezLeilani Akiyama
Heidi MooreAri Berliner
Gerry NavarroColton Brown
Jeff LeForceLisa Capriotti
Omar Madan Angelica Delgado
Matthew ParkerBen Goodrich
Referee (Elect One)Christopher Round
Joon ChiSavannah Salas Manful
Barbara Houston-ShimizuAndre Watson 

Key Dates: 

  • Aug. 18: Deadline to register for a USA Judo membership in order to vote in At-Large and / or Referee elections
  • Aug. 22: Nominations open for USA Judo Election
  • Sept. 6: Deadline for nominations 
  • Sept. 23: Nominees posted at
  • Sept. 30: Independent Director selected by Nominating Committee
  • Oct. 17-21: USA Judo Board of Directors Election (Election closes at 4 p.m. Pacific Time (UPDATED 10/20/2022)
  • Oct. 25: Election results announced

For more information, contact

Click the links below for more information about the 2022 USA Judo Election. 

*The Nominating Committee reserves the right to modify these procedures and dates as necessary.

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