NYCHA Senior Officers
Director of Youth
Chairman: Mitch Farris R6
Vice-Chair: Amy Lippincott R7
Michelle Cowan (22) R8
Alannah Chalmer (21) R8
Casey Crouch (20) R7
Landy Hedlund (21) R2
Barb Himsel (21) R4
Kolby Moore (22) R5
Tommy Neal (23) R7
Cindy Smith (23) R7
Nikki Sokol Roberson (22) R5
Rebecca Waters (21) R3
Leigh Ann White (21) R6
Kristen York EC
NYCHA Regional Directors
NYCHA Junior Officers
Youth Area Directors
Charles Russel Bushaw
NYCHA Leadership Opportunities
What is a Senior Youth Officer?
The NYCHA Senior Officers are the governing body for NYCHA. The President shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the NYCHA and shall have general supervision of the affairs of the association.
What is a Junior Officer?
The NYCHA Junior Officers shall have the responsibility of coordinating with the NYCHA Senior Youth Officers in their held positions, take directions from them, and have all responsibilities determined by the NYCHA Senior Youth Officers. They will have no voting power, or travel expenses, and will not be covered by NYCHA. They must have served as an NYCHA Youth Regional and/or Area Director one year prior to the election.
Each Elected NYCHA Junior Officer shall take office immediately following the NYCHA Convention in July. The NYCHA Junior Youth President, President-Elect, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer, and Reporter will serve a one-year term.
What are the responsibilities of an NYCHA Officer?
- Improve and promote the sport of cutting and the industry
- Improve and develop the capabilities of youth in the breeding, raising, and showing of cutting horses.
- Develop scholarship opportunities, leadership, community interest, and increase participation of youth interested in cutting horses.
- Provide our youth with the tools to help them become successful today, and in the future.
- Encourage moral character, sportsmanship, and clean living among all its members.
- Allow the youth members to learn about the leadership of the NCHA by working in conjunction with the NCHA Youth Committee, the NCHA Executive Committee, and Regional Directors.
- Acquaint the youth members with the structure and functions of the NCHA.
NYCHA Senior Regional Director
What is an NYCHA Senior Regional Director?
The NYCHA Senior Regional Directors consist of one representative in each of the eight regions.
The NYCHA Senior Regional Directors and the Senior Officers will make up the NYCHA Senior Youth Board of Directors. The NYCHA Senior Regional Directors will work closely with NYCHA Senior Officers to help grow the NYCHA to a level of excellence, work with the NYCHA Youth Area Directors to strengthen the NYCHA membership, help NYCHA Youth Area Directors with scholarship and grant opportunities, establish education and leadership programs, create fundraisers, and any other projects that will continue to strive for a level of excellence.
Want to become an NYCHA Senior Regional Director?
NYCHA Senior Regional Directors will serve a one-year term. Members that apply for a regional director position must be an eligible youth member in the year they will serve. They must be at least age 14 as of June 1st, one year prior to the term they will serve. The term of service will be from the end of Youth Convention Week in July, until the end of the following Youth Convention Week in July.
What are the responsibilities of an NYCHA Senior Regional Director?
- Attending NYCHA meetings to represent your region relating to NYCHA activities. Meetings of the Senior Youth Board of Directors will be conducted via a conference call or in-person, when possible.
- Communicate to all NYCHA Youth Area Directors about ongoing matters involving the NYCHA
- Assist in coordinating with NYCHA Youth Area Directors for all fundraisers to include but not limited to, the Stallion Service Program and/or raffles.
- Submit at least one article for the monthly Youth Newsletter and/or Youth Connection in the Chatter.
- Assist in recruiting new youth members
- Assist NYCHA Youth Area Directors with educational and leadership programs in their area.
- Assist with developing scholarship and grant opportunities.
- Conduct any other business that the NYCHA Youth President deems necessary.
NYCHA Area Director
What is an NYCHA Area Director?
The NYCHA Area Directors are the driving force of the organization. They provide the leadership and the hard work to accomplish the NYCHA mission in their areas. This position carries a lot of responsibilities and requires a commitment to fulfill the duties of the office. NYCHA Youth Area Directors will apply and are selected by the NYCHA Youth Director.
Want to become an NYCHA Area Director?
The NYCHA Area Directors will serve a one-year term. Members applying for an area director position must be an eligible youth member in the year they will serve. They must be at least age 10 as of June 1st, one year prior to the term they will serve. The term of service will be from the end of Youth Convention Week in July until the end of the following Youth Convention Week in July.
NYCHA Youth Area Directors shall act on all matters involving youth membership in their area and be responsible for all youth activity programs of the association. Youth Area Directors will be responsible for meetings, assisting in fundraising, and recruiting new members. They shall also receive the rules of the association governing the scope of their responsibilities at least once annually, or whenever deemed necessary. They will make recommendations to the NYCHA Youth Board of Directors for modification of the rules and shall perform other such duties as the NYCHA Youth Board of Directors may so direct. These meetings can be in person and/or via conference call.
What are the responsibilities of an NYCHA Area Director?
- Attend the NYCHA youth meetings representing your area relating to NYCHA activities. Meetings directed by the Youth Board of Directors will be conducted via conference call or in-person, when possible.
- Have one conference call every other month with your NYCHA Youth Regional Director to discuss NYCHA matters related to a national level and/or local level.
- Assist in all fundraisers including but not limited to, the Stallion Service Program and/or raffles.
- Recruit at least one new youth member a year.
- Organize at least two youth meetings per year for your area so that you can inform your youth members about the NYCHA youth programs (LEAP, contests, scholarships, coming events).
- Organize an educational and/or leadership clinic in your area at one of your shows.