GCDBC is led by a Board of Directors who oversees and manages the Non-For-Profit sponsorships and donations to provide communities within the Greater Chicago area with access to dragon boat paddling.   We maintain an independent board that oversees the safety, coaching, and operations of the club.

Rita Kuan
Vice President:
Howard Moy
Treasurer:Steve Albright
Secretary:Robin Kim
Director:Kathy Lawson
Past President:Susan Villanosa
Past Director:Randall Tom, Mike Loosevelt, Rita Kuan
Past Secretary:Kathy Mcdermott


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

Safety is the first and foremost priority of the 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.   

"The health and safety of our members is the top priority for us. We are heeding CDC guidelines and protecting our members.  Our club is actively planning and training(individually). We will see everyone on the water as soon as this is all over..."  Stay strong!