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 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.
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. For questions about billing or to order merchandise please contact Marian.
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). She also administers the AVA associate membership program
Communications and Publicity Specialist: Samanta Sanchez,
Responsible for coordinating all communication strategies for the AVA and supports with marketing, publicity, and fund development. Provides club support with insurance and all policy related questions.
Information Technology Specialist: Hector Hernandez
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.
Who to Call for support at the National office

1. For questions about late fees, sanction fees, participation fees, invoice and billing related questions and to order merchandise please contact Marian,

2. For questions about stamps, sanction numbers, event changes, AVA database and website support contact Hector,

3. For questions about club insurance, incident reports, new clubs, closing clubs, policies, and support with publicizing your events on the website and social media contact Samanta,

4. For questions about IVV books, new walker packets, awards, membership benefits, shipping, and AVA National special programs contact Karen,
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