America’s Walking Club

AVA Leadership Team

AVA Board of Directors


Regional Directors

AVA National Office

Henry Rosales
President & CEO

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.

Erin Grosso
Finance Director

Responsible for all financial and accounting duties for the AVA national office and its nationwide network of clubs. Provides fiduciary oversight, management, and operation of AVA’s finance department and all departmental functions that contribute to the overall financial health and success of the organization. Acts as the interim Executive Director in the absence of an Executive Director.

Marian DeVaul
Accounting Specialist

Responsible for invoicing related to clubs, individuals, membership and advertising, and merchandise orders. Maintains accounts receivable reports and also researches club supply requests. For questions about billing or to order merchandise please contact Marian.

Karen Winkle
Awards/Membership Coordinator

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). She also administers the AVA associate membership program.

Hector Hernandez
Information Technology Specialist

Responsible for maintenance of AVA National website and Club database (ESR). Provides information and technological support to the organization to include employees, volunteers, and member clubs, maintains the AVA national database and website, creates graphics designs and promotional videos for the AVA and oversees the stamp production process for AVA events.