National Office Team


Contact AVA National Headquarters located at:
1001 Pat Booker Rd, Suite 101, Universal City, TX 78148-4147
Monday - Friday 8 am to 5 pm, CST
Phone: 210.659.2112  Fax: 210.659.1212


Executive Director: Henry Rosales,      
Serves as chief executive officer, reporting to the national president of the American Volkssport Association (AVA). The Executive Director serves as an ex-officio member of the AVA National Executive Council (NEC), a board of directors composed of four elected officers and ten Regional Directors. Primary duties include fund development, communications, and organizational oversight of national headquarter initiatives in member outreach, programs, financial management, administration, personnel, and governance.
Finance Manager: Erin Grosso,
Responsible for all financial and accounting duties for the AVA national headquarters and its nationwide network of clubs. Oversees all national headquarter operations including club and member services, human resources and personnel, property, and internal controls. Acts as the interim Executive Director in the absence of an Executive Director.
Events Coordinator: AVA National Office Transition
The team at the National Office asks for your patience as we work through the transition due to the departure of Marie. Her main responsibility was to work with clubs. During the interim please refer your questions and concerns to the following individuals at the National office:

1. For questions about late fees, sanction fees, participation fees and all invoice related questions please contact Erin Grosso.

2. For questions about stamps, sanction numbers, club insurance, reports and all other club related questions about an event please contact Samanta Sanchez.

3. For any technical support and website related questions please contact Hector Hernandez. He will work closely with our IT Chair to help resolve any database related issues.
Accounting Specialist: Marian DeVaul,
Responsible for invoicing related to clubs, individuals, membership and advertising, and merchandise orders. Maintains accounts receivable reports and also researches club supply requests.
Awards/Membership Coordinator: Karen Winkle,
Responsible for awards processing, record books processing, AVA membership database and merchandise shipping. Administrative processing in support of the Girl Scout Walk Together, Master Walker, and national special programs (A-Z, 50 States, 51 Capitols, and Centurion).
Information Technology Specialist: Hector Hernandez
Responsible for maintenance of AVA National website and assisting the executive director with media outlets.
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