August 23, 2016
The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association is excited to announce the election of a new member of the Board of Directors, F-Bomb of the Rose City Rollers from Portland, Oregon. She will hold the position of Second Vice President.
F-Bomb's role replaces the Ex Officio seat vacated by Grace Killy, who is stepping down from the Board after six years. Killy was WFTDA President from 2010 to 2012, and has since served as Ex Officio board member. She previously held several other leadership roles within the WFTDA, including a term as Games Officer. The WFTDA Board and membership recognized Killy’s many years of service to the organization and the sport of roller derby during the WFTDA annual membership meeting in May.
F-Bomb has been volunteering for the WFTDA since 2008 as skater representative for the Rose City Rollers. She initially worked with the Tournaments Committee before moving into a long-term role within the WFTDA Grievance Committee, including three years as Grievance Chair. Most recently, she served as the Vetted Volunteer Manager. She brings significant experience in nonprofit board governance thanks to seven years as the vice president of the Rose City Rollers’ Board of Directors from 2008 through 2015.
In her professional life, F-Bomb has spent more than a decade helping others, including through social services case management and youth mentoring. She currently works as a disability benefits analyst for a medium-sized company based in Portland, Oregon. Outside of work and roller derby, F-Bomb spends most of her free time with her spouse, Keith, and their very rambunctious 4-year-old daughter (Baby Bomb), digging in her family's large urban garden, and planning camping trips all summer.
F-Bomb was elected in a special election to fill a vacant Board position after two returning Board members were re-elected, leaving no candidates for the Ex Officio position during Board elections during the WFTDA Annual Meeting in May. WFTDA President Alassin Sane and Secretary Eduskating Rita were both re-elected to two-year terms. This is the third term for Lass, a member of the Detroit Derby Girls of Detroit, Michigan, and the second term for Rita, a member of NEO Roller Derby of Akron, Ohio.
Board elections were just one small part of the annual meeting weekend in May, which brought hundreds of WFTDA league representatives from around the world to Madison, Wisconsin, for three days of strategic planning and heartfelt conversations about the WFTDA’s continued success and growth. The meeting was also the first opportunity for many members to meet the association’s new Executive Director, Cassie Haynes. The WFTDA extends its thanks to the Mad Rollin’ Dolls for the warm welcome and hospitality in their hometown while hosting this year's meeting.
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