Board of Directors

2022 SATA General Board Information and Responsibilities

Annette Marteeny Kitowski
Annette is SATA’s 2022 Board President. She has been playing tennis off and on most of her life. Most recently she retired in 2014 and has been a member at Spare Time’s Rio Del Oro Sports Club playing on a more consistent basis and has participated in SATA league play since 2015.

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Joe Ayala
Vice President
Joe is SATA’s 2022 Board Vice President. He is a long time tennis enthusiast, having played since high school and in various tournaments and leagues, including those organized by SATA. He is a retired state attorney and is active with different nonprofit organizations. Joe currently plays out of McKinley Park and hopes to promote SATA’s high school tennis program.
Colleen Buck
Colleen is SATA’s 2022 Board Treasurer. She has been playing tennis for about eight years and is a member at Spare Time’s Johnson Ranch Sports Club where she has captained many different teams over the years. She currently owns a retained executive search firm – Insight Executive Search Partners, Inc.

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Judy St. Amour
Board Member
Judy is SATA’s 2021 Recording secretary. Judy has been playing tennis for 30 years and has captained many teams. Currently, she is captain of a Gold River senior team which is playing in the Palm Desert Senior Open. She is a retired paralegal with a specialization in probate and estate planning.
Diane Rodes
Diane Rodes recently joined SATA’s Board in 2022 and assumed the role of Secretary. She has been playing tennis for the past ten years and is a member of Broadstone’s Spare Time Club. Most recently, Diane retired from her career as a Senior Human Resources Director with a healthcare company. As a new Board member, Diane is excited about the opportunity to meet new players and become more involved with the SATA tennis community.
Sheryl Yamashita
Board Member
Sheryl Yamashita is SATA’s 2021 Interclub chairperson and oversees Interclub coordination. Sheryl has served on the SATA Board since October 2017 and has captained over 30 teams since she started playing tennis in 2011. Sheryl’s background includes over 30 years in the online payments world, creating relationships between people and companies.
Greta Macdonald
Communications Chair
Greta is a new board member as of 2021 and serves as the Communications Chair. She’s played tennis for over 30 years and currently plays for both Arden Hills and Rio Del Oro interclub teams. She’s a mother of two beginning tennis players and works as an independent contractor in government audits and program evaluation.
Dexter Fong, USPTA Master Pro Certified
Jr. Grand Prix Coordinator
Dexter has been teaching tennis for over 44 years and has personally coached hundreds of students who have achieved local SATA to USTA sectional and national rankings. He founded the USTA Sacramento Summer Junior Team tennis in the 1980s and was its first Summer Junior Team League Coordinator.  Dexter is now our Jr Grand Prix Coordinator.

SATA’s Interclub League Coordinators

Kelly Downey

Kelley has been playing tennis since 2012 and has captained/co-captained 13 times at her home club, Rio Del Oro. She is a wife and mother of 3 (almost) grown children. Kelley is an avid reader, hiker and loves horror movies.

Chris Modin
Chris Modin has been of our Interclub coordinators since 2004 and she is also the Top Dog coordinator. Chris has been playing tennis since 1979.
Cecelia Zimmerling
Cecelia has been a SATA Interclub coordinator for over 10 years. She has also been on the SATA Board in the past and present for over 5 years. Cecelia brings a wealth of knowledge to her position as she is an Interclub Coordinator and also serves as the bookkeeper for Interclub.