Board Members

Cindy Bevilacqua


Cindy Bevilacqua is a three-time archery All-America and a member of the first James Madison University (JMU) team in any sport to win a national team championship and was named female athlete of the year at JMU in 1984    She was named to the U.S. National Team in 1983 & 84.
Cindy was named the Athlete of the Year in Pennsylvania in 1995. Her accomplishments as a competitor are equaled by her contributions as a coach in the sport of archery. Two of her highest awards came in 2012 she was a member of the USA Olympic team staff and in 1996, when the U.S. Olympic Committee named her archery Development Coach of the Year.  She obtained the Level IV National Coach Certification in 1996, when she was head coach and designed the advanced training camp program at Lake Placid, N.Y.
She was head coach of the U.S. Junior Team and assistant coach of the Junior World Championship team in 1996. She was assistant coach for the U.S. Junior Team in 1998, head coach to the U.S. Junior Team Training Camp in 1999 and head coach of the U.S. Junior Team for the 2000 World Championships in France. In 2000 she earned the level of National Coach and inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame @ JMU that year too.  Cindy has been inducted into Penncrest H.S. Sports hall of fame,  Delaware County Women Athletes Hall of Fame, Media Hall of Fame and The George Helwig JOAD Award.
Other accomplishments Cindy has been honored with are; Joad East Regional Coordinator,  Coach of the Women’s Gold Track Program 2000-2004, 2004 Alternate Women’s Olympic Coach, 2003 Pan American Women’s Head Coach,  elected to the Board of Directors (JOAD/Grassroots) 2009 where she served for 6 yrs.  Cindy was a member of the International Team Staff as Team Leader/Coach for World  Cups, World Championships, Pan American Games and in 2012 Olympic Team Leader.   President of the FITA Archers of  Pa. State Association.   
She has been Head coach of the Middletown (Pa.) Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) Team since 1984
She is a native of Media, Pa.
Dawn Altomonte (Chudy) started her archery career in 1991 Middletown Archery Club in the JOAD program. She became a Resident Athlete at the US Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista CA in 1998-1999. Dawn earned an athletic scholarship to shoot archery at Texas A&M University, where she claimed numerous accolades.
Among Dawn’s accomplishments:
  • Four Time All American
  • Four Time Letterman
  • PA State Outdoor Record Holder Sr. Recurve Women
  • Ranked 8th at 2008 Olympic Team Trials
  • 2003 World Indoor Team Member, Nimes France
  • 2003 Indoor & Outdoor Collegiate National Champion
  • Ranked No. 1 in US 2002
  • Exceptional Student Athlete Award, Texas A&M 2002
  • 2nd Place 2002 World University Archery Championship, Chonburi Thailand
  • 2001 European Archery Grand Prix Team, Nicosia Cryprus
  • 2001 Outdoor National Collegiate Champion
  • 2000 Indoor National Collegiate Champion
  • 2000-2002 USAT Member
  • 1996-1998 Jr. United States Archery Team
  • 1997 Jr. European Cup Championship Team
  • 1996 Jr. World Team
  • 1995 U.S. Olympic Festival Team, 10th
  • 1995 Jr. National Outdoor Champion
  • 1994 Jr. National Indoor Champion
  • Level 2 NTS Coach

Dawn Chudy Altomonte

Vice President

Eric Burkett
Aka: Trainwreck


Began shooting a bow at 19years old
5 Year Veteran of the USA Archery Team (Para)
NTS Level 4 Coach
USA Archery Certified Judge
USA Archery Para Athlete Advisory Council Member
FAoPA Secretary
Life Member of the Archery Shooters Association
Avid Bow Hunter
Retired Marine Combat Veteran and double leg amputee
Marine and father of six

Mark Hendrzak


Board of Governors

Bessie Lawton
At-Large Rep

Dan Jackson

Eric Yost
At-Large Rep

Meeting Minutes

2014 Meeting Minutes can be found here

2013 Meeting Minutes can be found here

2012 Meeting Minutes can be found here

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