Regional Advisory Council Representatives are elected by the NAPHA members of 15 geographic regions throughout the U.S. When the terms expire and elections are held the new terms will be for three years. Newly elected RAC’s are seated January 1, following their electionas possible if run-off elections push the or as soon elected date past January 1.

Regional Advisory Council Meeting Minutes

Regional Advisory Council Description/Duties

Purpose: To provide regional representation for members, so that there is communication between the Board of Directors of NAPHA and its members. To provide support and assistance to the Board of Directors as it provides the leadership for NAPHA.

Membership: Membership “shall consist of elected representatives for the various regions established by NAPHA. In addition, the Presidents of Regional Clubs (as defined by Article 8) whose membership exceeds the minimum number of voting members to be determined by the Board of Directors (currently 10) will be non-voting members of the Regional Council. The members of the Board of Directors will be ex-officio members of the Regional Council.” (As defined by the North American Peruvian Horse Association bylaws, Article 5.6):

Duties:
(1) “Recommend the location and date of the National show for approval by the Board of Directors.
(2) Recommend the judge(s) for the National show for approval by the Board of Directors and/or oversee the elections for such judge(s).
(3) Nominate Committee Chairpersons and Committee Members to the Board of directors for approval.
(4) Make recommendations to the Board of Directors on proposed bylaw amendments.
(5) Recommend show rules and judging criteria for approval by the Board of Directors.
(6) If properly submitted in writing, a majority of the Regional Council may require an item be placed on the agenda of the Board of Directors meeting.” (As defined by the North American Peruvian Horse Association bylaws, Article 5.7):

Region One

CA – San Bernadino, Riverside, San Diego, Imperial Counties & Hawaii

Robin James
18515 Falling Water Way
Riverside, CA 92504
951-789-1306 (home)
951-544-4166 (cell)
Contact By Email
3yr – Expires Dec 31, 2018

Region Four

Northern CA – All Counties Nevada

Mike Powers
16265 Campbell Ave
Escalon,CA 95320
(209) 380-5190
Contact By Email
3yr – Expires Dec 31, 2020

Region Seven

Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming

Lawrence Underwood
29155 CR 45
Kiowa CO 80117
(719) 671-1304
Contact By Email
3yr – Expires Dec 31, 2017

Region Ten

North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska

Darla Austin
23541 3rd Avenue.
Mankato, MN. 56001
(507) 625-1232
Contact By Email
3yr – Expires Dec 31, 2016

Region Thirteen

Lower Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, and West Virginia

Heidi Opdyke
9920 Dickerson Mill Rd
Moneta, VA 24121
(862) 266-2081
Contact By Email
3yr – Expires Dec 31, 2016

Region Two

CA – Los Angeles & Orange Counties

Rosie Heffley
7520 Escondido Cyn Rd
Acton CA 93510
661-268-0357
Contact By Email
3yr – Expires Dec 31, 2018

Region Five

Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska

Irene Taylor
1696 Pilgrim St SE
Salem, OR 97302
(503) 362 4926
Contact By Email
3yr – Expires Dec 31, 2016

Region Eight

South Texas South of I20 from SE corner of NM to Midland & I20 East to LA

Carlos Salinas
817 Lazy Lane
Bryan, TX 77802
(979) 220-4714
Contact By Email
3yr – Expires Dec 31, 2018

Region Eleven

Upper Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois and Missouri

Jim La Rue
638 Ridge Rd
Osceola, WI 54020
(715) 294 3897
Contact By Email
3yr – Expires Dec 31, 2018

Region Fourteen

Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Mass, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Penn, Delaware, Dist. of Columbia, Virginia, and N Carolina

Heidi Opdyke
9920 Dickerson Mill Rd
Moneta, VA 24121
(862) 266-2081
Contact By Email
3yr – Expires Dec 31, 2016

Region Three

CA – San Luis Obispo, Kern, Santa Barbara, Ventura Counties

Joline Hahn
7414 3rd Ave
Hesperia, Ca 92345-4369
(760) 963-2340
Contact By Email
3yr – Expires Dec 31, 2017

Region Six

Arizona, Utah

Juan Bosco Sandigo
14185 S Ave 4E
Yuma AZ 85365
(928) 785-7474
Contact By Email
3yr – Expires Dec 31, 2017

Region Nine

Kansas, Oklahoma, and North Texas

Pam Castaneda 
439 CR 2395
Alvord, TX 76225
(940) 255-9747
Contact By Email
3yr – Expires Dec 31, 2017

Region Twelve

Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama

Joyce Russell
45 Hurricane Creek Rd
Red Bay, AL 35582-4521
Contact By Email
(256) 577-3496
3yr – Expires Dec 31, 2020

Region Fifteen

Georgia, South Carolina & Florida

Juvy Pina
240 Crandon Blvd Suite 211
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
(305) 815-3545
Contact By Email
3yr – Expires Dec 31, 2018