About Us

About the NIAAA


Our Mission

The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) preserves, enhances and promotes educational-based athletics through the professional development of interscholastic athletic administrators.


Our Purpose

As a recognized accredited educational institution committed to leadership programs, resources and service opportunities, the NIAAA supports the athletic administrator's effort to provide quality athletic participation opportunities for students.


Download our Strategic Plan

Our Strategic Plan is designed to continue the forward-moving process in the NIAAA. Published every five years, it is designed and organized by a team of NIAAA members and athletic directors.


Board of directors

Tol Gropp, CMAA

Boise, Idaho

Steve Throne, CMAA

Omaha, Nebraska

Damian Frassinelli, CMAA

Stafford Springs, Connecticut

Lauren Otero, CMAA

Tampa, Florida

Sean Dowling, CMAA

Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
Section 1

Lisa Corprew, CMAA

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Section 2

Josh Mathews, CMAA

Marietta, Georgia
Section 3

Brent Cook, CMAA

Dubuque, Iowa
Section 4

Ben Tensay, CMAA

Lane, New Mexico
Section 6

Dr. Everett Kelepolo, CMAA

Spanish Fork, Utah
Section 7

Dr. Dustin Smith, CMAA

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
At-Large A

Deren Oshiro, CMAA

Honolulu, Hawaii
At-Large B

Carlos Cave, CMAA

Beaufort, South Carolina
At-Large C

Antony Fisher, CMAA

Minneapolis, Minnesota
At-Large D

Jim Dorman, CMAA

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
NEDC Liaison



Rich Barton, CMAA

Associate Executive Director of Leadership Training & Certification

Patty Conrad

Administrator of Organizational Affairs

Justin Chapman

Communications Manager

Nellie Crocker

Certification & Membership Manager

Cathy Donaldson

Administrative Assistant

Alex DuBose

Leadership Training Institute Manager

Becky Moran, CMAA

Associate Executive Director of Marketing & Development

Cole Morris

NIAAA General Manager for Teall Properties Group

Phil Rison, CMAA

Executive Director


History of the NIAAA

Learn more about the NIAAA’s rich history, dating back to 1962 with attempts to organize a national association to our official formation in 1977 to our work today.

Section Map

Download our Section Map

The NIAAA is divided into 8 separate sections that are used to determine student scholarships, who can serve on the Board of Directors and more.

State Directory

Find your State Association

Visit your state athletic administrator association's website for more information about who they are, the benefits of joining and what your state may be offering this year.

State Conferences

Find Your state conference

Learn more about your state’s annual conference where you can take select LTI courses, connect with your state association and network with other athletic administrators in your state.

Find your state conference

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