2023-24 Election of Fundraising Chair, Registrar and Treasurer

Candidates for Fundraising Chair

Bob Frey


Hello Hawks Families,

My name is Bob Frey and I am running for the Fundraiser Position within the Haverford Hawks.  For those who don’t know me, my son Bobby is currently a second year 14U player.  Bobby started with the Hawks as a second-year squirt four years ago.  During that season, I was asked to participate as a chair member for the Hawks Finland Exchange.  During my time as a Finland Chair member, we have done many fundraisers to help keep the cost of the Finland Exchange home and away tournaments at a minimum for the Hawks players participating.  I have been directly involved in organizing fundraising such as corporate sponsorships, cake sales, online Facebook raffles, restaurant nights out, bag bingo, guest bartending, beef and beers plus many other fundraising efforts.  From this fundraising effort, we are getting ready to send the largest Hawks player group to Finland for a fraction of the total cost of the trip.

During my time as a Hawks parent, besides being a Finland Chair I have been the team manager the last three years and the last two years I have jumped in and helped behind the bench.  I currently serve or have served on many boards in different clubs where fundraising has taken place.  Some of the boards range from school district hockey to youth baseball/softball.

I truly enjoy the time committed to the Hawks organization.  I am asking you to please consider me for the board position of fundraiser.  It is my desire to see the club flourish for those Hawks families from Atoms to 18U.

Bob Frey
610-608-6370 Cell

Lisa Genet


Lisa M. Genet

Fundraising Chair for Haverford Hawks

Our family has been involved with Haverford Hawks for 3 seasons.  Our son Xavier started as an Atom in 2020 and is now wrapping up his second year as a Mite.  He also plays with the Haverford Fords elementary league.  He lives for hockey!  My husband also plays Shinny at the Skatium and in an adult rec league at IceWorks.  While they have tried to get me on the ice, I prefer to show my support from the stands and now by volunteering with the Hawks.

I have a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Bellarmine University and earned my MBA from Indiana University.  I worked for GE Appliances from 1998 to 2014 in Louisville, KY as a Sales and Marketing leader with over twenty years of experience in the commercial/consumer channels, managing a portfolio that ranged between $10M-28M. I have expertise in account and people management, digital marketing, call center management, sales training, merchandising/marketing management, and concept-to-commercial launch project management. I am certified as a Black Belt in Six Sigma. Additionally, I led inclusivity groups and volunteered within the community - Junior Achievement mainly and GE volunteer projects.

While at GE, in 2011 and 2012, I was the campaign manager for our Employee Contribution Fund that donated $1.65M to the Metro United Way.

From 2014 to 2017, I worked for BrightView, the nation’s leading commercial landscape company.  I was a Director of National Accounts, managing the largest single customer portfolio in the company, a $17M landscape, snow removal and sweep contract.

After leaving the corporate world in 2017, I worked for Orangetheory Fitness as Human Resources Manager and certified personal trainer coaching classes.  While at Orange Theory, I organized private classes for non-profits and members to build engagement in community with members and opportunity for new member sales; there were 2 classes in 2018 and 5 classes in 2019.  I was also the lead on raising money for a non-profit called Augie’s Quest where proceeds went to help curing ALS/Lou’s Gehrigs disease.  I organized silent auctions and raffles - we asked our members to donate items such as a tour of a local news station, a firetruck ride to school from our local fire department, gift cards to restaurants, and a 10 year old bottle of Pappy Van Winkle.  A favorite amongst the members was “Torture the Coach” buying poker chips for burpees, running, rowing, pushups, etc and then at the end each coach had to complete what was in their fish bowl of chips.  In 2018, we raised almost $20K (my studio was 2nd in the country) and in 2019, we finished at $11K.

Upon moving to Philadelphia, I’m now a full-time mom and now Chief Home Officer at our residence.

I am excited by the prospect of joining the Haverford Hawks Board by being the Fundraiser Chair.  Our Mite Red team was excited about raising money for sled hockey - the team raised the most amount of money, enough for 2 sleds!  I look forward to continuing this and/or finding another deserving group where our club teams can help benefit as well as raising money for the Finland Exchange.  My son is already excited about participating.  Our family has donated to the teams going because we know it is important to pay it forward - when it is Xavier’s turn, we want the players behind him to do the same.

Our family believes in giving, whether it is our time, effort or money.  Since moving here, we’ve gotten more involved with Alex’s Lemonade Stand, benefiting pediatric cancer - this included participating in their annual Frozen Lemonade charity hockey tournament.  We all have something to gain from helping others and I want to put my time and effort into helping this amazing hockey organization.

Candidates for Registrar

Dan Gale


Dan Gale


  • I have been the in the role of Registrar for the Haverford Hawks for the last year. I was appointed to the position by the Hawks board at the beginning of last season when Matt Crane vacated the position to become President of the Hawks.
  • Interface with Atlantic Hockey Federation (AHF) and Atlantic Amateur Hockey Association (AAHA) on all USA Hockey Rosters including players, coaches and team managers including registrations, SafeSport requirements, coaching requirements, and volunteer requirements.
  • I have been a Haverford Hawks team manager for the last three seasons.
  • I have been a member of the Haverford Hawks for 7 years and my son Grant Gale is a member of the Hawks 14UAA team.


  • Helped the Hawks organization with its first year in the Atlantic Hockey Federation (AHF) by interfacing with league representatives to ensure a smooth registration and rostering process for the entire Haverford Hawks club
  • For the upcoming 2023-2024 season, lead the efforts to re-register over 95% of the current Haverford Hawks.
  • Established/rolled out the first ever club wide technology platform for the Haverford Hawks organization to communicate internally/externally and store/share documents from a single platform (Google Workspace for Nonprofits)


  • Continue to make the Haverford Hawks a premier Hockey Club that players and families want to be a part of for their hockey experience. Help support the Haverford Hawks brand as one of the top Tier II clubs in the area and in the AHF / AAHA.
  • Make it easy for players/families to become a Haverford Hawk
  • Make it easier to complete and keep track of all players, coach and volunteer requirements
  • Continue the transparency of where your Hawks tuition dollars go and look for opportunities to optimize every dollar to get the best hockey experience for every player and family
  • Help expand awareness of the Hawk’s programs for young hockey players that are just starting out

Dan Gale
Registrar, Haverford Hawks Ice Hockey Club
[email protected]
+1 484-767-1557

Robert Henderson


Hello everyone, my name is Rob Henderson and I’m expressing interest in running for the Haverford Hawks Registrar position. My family has been members of the Haverford Hawks since 2018. My twin boys Jake and Deegan started as first year mites and just completed their first year as 12U Players. I’m a former board member of both the Haverford Hawks and the Haverford Fords Ice Hockey Club.


  • Haverford Hawks:  Youth Development Director ( Mites and Atoms)
  • Haverford Fords Ice Hockey Club:   Elementary Representative
  • Member of the Haverford Hawks disciplinary committee.
  • Served on the Laura Sims Skate House advisory board; representing  the Hawks

Experience with the Haverford Hawks database and registration system (GameBeast).

  • From registering players, player team assignment, and following up to confirm players, coaches, and managers complete their registration requirements and/or certifications with USA Hockey.
  • I put a lot of emphasis on recruiting; resulting in doubling the number of Mite teams and maximum player capacity in the Atoms program.
  • Team Manager for multiple youth ice hockey teams.
  • Organized Fords elementary skills clinic and player evaluations.
  • Recruited players, resulting in doubling the size of the Fords Elementary program


  • Perform all job duties of the registrar quickly and efficiently.
  • Take on the responsibility to answer all questions as soon as possible and respond to any concerns of the members.
  • Properly represent all of the families from 6u-18u.
  • Continue to be out front and extremely approachable.
  • Contribute to our club culture in any way possible.

Thank you for your time, and thank you for your consideration. To all of our playoff bound teams, I wish you all the best of luck. Represent us well, GO HAWKS!!!

Candidates for Treasurer

Jen Viera


My name is Jen Vieira and I have been the Haverford Hawks Treasurer for the past six seasons.

I'm a wife and mother of three kids, two boys and one girl. My two boys have been playing with the Haverford Hawks since they were five years old and started in the Atoms program. My sons are now 17 and 15 and both play on the 16U teams.

I work full time in the Corporate Accounting department at Willis Towers Watson as the North America Region Accounting Manager. My work experience is accounting and finance and I have applied this to the Haverford Hawks Treasurer position.

The history and knowledge that I have gained as the Treasurer over the past six seasons has been important when preparing the budget and expense analysis, the monthly financial statements and the annual tax return information.

Since I became the Treasurer, I have worked with the other Hawks Board members to improve the finances, manage the expenses and help build the club to be in a positive position financially. I helped with making the tuition payment process easier for parents with the online payments. This process has improved the tuition payments and collections tremendously. I have a great working relationship with the other Hawks Board members, the managers, the coaches and the Finland Exchange chairs.

I'm dedicated to the role and responsibilities as the Treasurer. When I decided to submit a statement to become the Treasurer six years ago, it was because I wanted to help the club. The Treasurer position was the best fit for me. I would like to continue to help and make improvements for the club as the Treasurer and I hope you'll vote for me. Thank you!


Adam Terranova


The trait of a good leader is to be inclusive and motivate everyone into a shared vision while creating great family memories and experiences from membership in the Hawks organization!

My name is Adam Terranova and I am running for the position of Treasurer: My 12U player is second-generation Hawk finishing his fourth season and I couldn’t be more proud! I am a hockey coach, a hockey official and heavily involved in USA Hockey for over 25 years. I’ve officiated in many leagues at all levels of hockey throughout the US and even in Europe! I deeply believe in the ADM (American Development Model) for the development, fun and safety of youth players.

Previously, I served as head of the skatium advisory board where we made vast improvements to budgeting and projections. Additionally, we secured funding to improve the infrastructure and the appearance of our ice rink that are scheduled to take place over the next 5 years.

Related Accomplishments:

  • Skatium board member from 2012 to 2022, serving as President for the 5 years.
  • Served three seasons a Hawks coach. One team won a DVHL Championship.
  • 25+ Year Involvement in USA Hockey.
  • Worked tirelessly with many organizations to ensure we had a 2020-2021 hockey season.
  • Collaborated with Rink Manager to ensure financial stability of rink led programs. These actions led to no hourly price increase over many years.

Board Role Qualifications:

  • Intimate knowledge of processes and personal relationships with Skatium & Township staff that will benefit the organization.
  • Have been responsible for financial reporting, including budgeting, projections, cash flow management and tax exposure for monthly audits of companies.
  • A portfolio company has many different entities. I have experience in portfolio companies similar to how Hawks / Finland will work.

Goals of Treasurer Position:

  • Provide a general understanding of all fees to members.
  • Move Tournament (Slush funds) back to team level with two audits per year.
  • Negotiate the best possible contracts and control expenses.
  • Ensure the long-term financial well-being of the Hawks organization.
  • To ensure our organization is for all ages and all levels.
  • This position votes for appointed positions and should vote for best candidates

We have an obligation to grow the passion within our organization and the game of hockey that we all love while keeping a commitment to constantly improving. I have great memories of growing up a Hawk and want to pass that along to all of the players and families as we approach the clubs 50th Anniversary.

Candidates for Vice President

Tom Ely


My name is Tom Ely and I currently serve as the Vice President of the Haverford Hawks. I am asking the members of the club to consider me as I would like to serve for another term on the board for the Hawks.

I first joined the Hawks family back in 2011. Currently, we have three sons that play within the club- at the 12U, 14U, and 16U levels. Throughout the years, I have assisted in the Atoms program, coached at the mite,squirt, and pee wee levels, held the secretary position, and now the Vice President. I have watched and personally been part of the transformation of this club into one of the largest tier II hockey clubs in the area that still has that family atmosphere.

Some of my past and current roles and duties within the club:

  • served as secretary on the board
  • serve on the grievance committee
  • held an active role in the decision to leave the DVHL and join the AHF
  • assist in navigating the club through the difficult times of the recent pandemic
  • attend township and Skatium meetings as a voice for the club
  • serve as the DVHL and AHF representative
  • organize and assist in various events to promote the club in this area
  • schedule and coordinate the yearly evaluations
  • assist in the annual Mitey March Tournament held by the Hawks
  • fabricate, repair, and maintain the training equipment and nets used by the club
  • assist the president and other board members with various tasks throughout the season

In closing, my goal for the club is to continue developing players and putting competitive teams on the ice. I want the Hawks to continue to give the children in the area the opportunity to compete for one of the best clubs in the region for many more years to come! I also want to thank you all for giving me the opportunity to serve on the Hawks board.


Tom Ely
Vice President
Haverford Hawks

Tom is running unopposed.