General Programs Committees

There are several PWDCA committees that focus on general programs for Portuguese Water Dogs, owners and handlers.  Where available, information on the mission and function of the committees are provided in the links below. Additional committee member contact information is listed in the Membership Directory (members only).

Chair / Committee Members
AKC Outstanding
Sportsmanship Award

Chair: Susan Myrick (
Committee Member: Lisa McNellis and Linda Kelly


Chair: Amanda Ford (
Committee Members: Verne Foster (Pins), Laurie Hardman, Jennie Wilson, Julie Asbed, Kari Lavalli and Barb Crowther (AKC Stats)

Futurity/Maturity Program Coordinator

Coordinator: Shelly Jakubowski (

Junior Affiliate

Chair: Christie Kello (
Committee Members: Amy Lane and Rita Araujo

Miller Scholarship Fund

Chair: Kristen Cofiell (
Committee Members
: Melinda Harvey and Rita Araujo

Owner Handler & Junior Showmanship
Awards Programs
Chair: Lin McClure (
Committee Members: Matthew Davis, Jenna Bullis, Hillary Snyder and Shelley Plucker

Remembrance Fund

Chair: Angela Rogerson (


Co-Chair: Chuck Teasley (
Co-Chair: Milarie Rude (
Committee Members: Bonnie Chase, Barb Crowther, Kathy Gilmore, Jamie Keller, Lynn McCallum, Sandra Overton, Amy Phelan, Shelly Plucker, Renee Reiherzer and Cheryl Smith



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