Our Leadership Team

2018/2019 Officers

Lt/C Kathy Matheson, P

Lt/C Kathy Matheson, P

Administrative Officer

Commander Kathy Matheson joined the United States Power Squadrons in November of 2013. Kathy began expanding her education by completing Boat Handling in 2017 earning the grade of Seaman, and Marine Navigation in 2016 earning the grade of Pilot.

As an elected Bridge Officer, the Executive Officer is responsible for the functions described as “external affairs”. He oversees the committees for Boat Show, Cooperative Charting, Liaison Legislative, Public Relations, Radio Technical, Safety, and Vessel Safety Checks. The Executive Officer is a member, ex-officio, of all committees of the Executive Department and is responsible for seeing that they function properly in accordance with the policy and authority of USPS. In the absence or incapacity of the Commander, the Executive Officer assumes the duties of the Commander.

Lt/C Marie Wallach, P

Lt/C Marie Wallach, P

Educational Officer

Lieutenant Commander Marie Wallach joined the United States Power Squadrons in May of 2015. Marie was quickly taken by our educational department and began by completing Boat Handling in 2017 earning the grade of Seaman, and Marine Navigation in 2018 earning the grade of Pilot. In 2018 Marie also completed Advanced Marine Navigation and earned the grade of Advanced Pilot. In addition to advanced grades, Marie has completed 5 seminars. In Marie’s 4 years of membership, she has earned 2 merit marks for her service.

The Educational Officer is elected annually by the members of the squadron upon nomination by the Squadron Nominating Committee and approval by the District Educational Officer acting for the National Educational Officer. He is a member of the District Educational Department, the Squadron Bridge and Squadron Executive Committee. The Educational Officer manages all of the educational activities of the squadron including public boating courses and the educational curriculum of the entire squadron membership. He encourages the membership to avail themselves of all the courses offered by the squadron.

Lt/C Steven Potestio, AP

Lt/C Steven Potestio, AP

Treasurer

Lieutenant Commander Steven Potestio joined the United States Power Squadrons in March of 1996 after completing the Boat SMART boating course where he earned his boating certificate. Steven added to his education by completing Boat Handling in 1998 earning the grade of Seaman, and Marine Navigation in 1999 earning the grade of Pilot.  In addition to earning the Grade of Advanced Pilot, he has completed courses on Engine Maintenance, and Electronic Navigation as well as 2 seminars. Steven has earned 22 merit marks for his service.

As a Bridge Officer, the Treasurer is expected to attend all district conferences as a squadron Representative. The Treasurer should take Operations Training as soon as practical. The Treasurer is responsible for accurate financial reports and records for policy guidance for the solvent operation of the squadron.