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Board Members & Committee Heads

Board Members & Committee Heads

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the Oakland Strokes oversees the programs and provides strategic leadership for the staff and coaches. The Board consists of A-level and B-level members. The A-level members are non-parents who bring expertise in rowing and business to our organization. The Strokes currently have three former Olympic rowers, a former collegiate head coach, and a former USRowing Board member on our board. The B-level members are parents who form the volunteering backbone of our organization.

The Board of Directors includes the Coach’s Liaison Committee. Created in 1995, this committee is tasked to act as a confidential resource for parents to access the coaches and the organization. Covering everything from simple how and why questions to mediating disputes, the liaisons act as an unbiased third party. Contact the liaisons by emailing or leaving a message at 510.926.4100 ext 5.


Dan Herbert – Chairman

Rachel Yates – Coach’s Liaison’s Committee

Mark Zembsch – Coach’s Liaison’s Committee

Peter Brand – Boathouse Committee

John Heylin – Boathouse Committee

Rebecca Demorest – Medical Committee

David Banks – Outreach

Kay Worthington – At Large

John Woll – At Large


Dave Covin – President

Anlie Reichel – Vice President

Iyad Darcazallie – Treasurer

Inga Heuser – At Large