GCDBC is lead by a Board of Directors who oversee and manage the Non-For-Profit sponsorships and donations in order to provide the Greater Chicago area communities with access to Dragon Boat Paddling.   We maintain an independent Board that oversees the Safety, Coaching and Operations departments.

Susan Villanosa
Vice President:
Howard Moy
Treasurer:Steve Albright
Secretary:Kathy McDermott
Director:Rita Miyagi
Past Director:Randall Tom, Mike Loosevelt


Chicago Coaching Staff led by John McDermott, Allison Toy, and Randall “Randy” Tom.  All GCDBC Coaches have completed American Dragon Boat Association (ADBA) Level 1 Coaching Certifications.  Coach McD has completed Dragon Boat Canada Level 1 Certification. Coach McD conducts the ADBA Steersperson Certification training for our Region of the United States Dragon Boat Federation (USDBF).

Safety is first and foremost priority for GCDBC with adult athletes at the center of activities.  Read our Safety Plans for more detailed information. You will feel the presence of our safety programs right from the moment you join us.   

Greater Chicago Dragon Boat welcomes you........