Board of Directors

The board of directors for the U.S. Center for SafeSport plays a critical part in achieving our mission. As the Center is the first and only organization of its kind, the board provides a depth and breadth of relevant experience to advise our team in a unique and dynamic landscape. 

Our board is comprised of independent board members, including experts in abuse prevention and investigation, nonprofit and business leadership, ethics compliance, sports executives, and elite athletes. Together, these experts provide governance and key perspectives for growth as the Center evaluates opportunities to better serve athletes and all those involved in amateur sports organizations.

Champions for our Cause

April Holmes headshot
April Holmes

Board Chair
Speaker/Executive Coach and Chief Executive Officer, HeroHangout

Chicka Elloy

Vice Chair
Vice President of People, Mavrck

Autumn Ascano

Board Secretary
Licensed Counselor and Owner
Intermodal Interventions

Matt Cenedella

Audit Committee Chair
Chief Operating Officer, Women’s Tennis Association

Scott Rochelle

Nominating & Governance Committee
President and CEO, National Basketball Retired Players Association

Kimberly Fields

Senior Vice President of Partnership Development & Operations, National Football League

Katy Spaulding

Athlete Director/Board Member/Chief of Staff, Allison

Julie Fabsik-Swarts

MS, CFRE, CAP, CEAP, Board of Directors, CEO of the Employee Assistance Professionals Association International

Pamela Wheeler

Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, NFP