Meet the Team

NIHGA is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of the Team Captains, Treasurer, Handicapper, and Scheduler. A Webmaster assists the Board by posting information on the official NIHGA website. The Board of Directors collectively manages all aspects of the association including but not limited to membership, tournaments, outings, handicapping, finances, policies, rules, guidelines, and awards.

Todd Smith

Todd Smith

Team 1 Captain
Match Play Coordinator

Todd has served as captain since the 2017 season. He has enjoyed being a member of NIHGA since 2005 when he was invited to join through Clubgolf.  Todd retired from the federal government in Jan 2020 after 39 years at the FBI and DMA.  For the past several years, Todd has coordinated match play and recruited many new members.

Wes Russell

Wes Russell

Team 2
Captain

Wes has served as Captain of Team 7 for the past several years. He has enjoyed being a member of the NIHGA since the mid 1980’s when he worked at the National Library of Medicine, NIH where he was an IT Specialist, primarily working with computer networks. He retired from NLM at the end of 2014. He enjoys spending the winter months in Florida to escape the cold weather.

Gus Lambis

Team 3 Captain
Scheduler

Gus joined NIHGA in 2008, and has been a captain and the league scheduler for the past two years.  Gus worked at NIH for over 30 years as a Project Officer and semi retired in 2012. He went back to NIH as a consultant for two and half years and finally retired in 2015. Gus enjoys traveling and playing different golf courses.

Denise Droneburg

Denise Droneburg

Handicapper

Denise has been the NIHGA Handicapper since 2020 when she joined the league. She maintains records of all scorecards, prepares handicaps, and publishes outing and annual award winners. She also maintains Sign Up Genius as the league’s online tee time reservation application.

Mike Zielinski

Mike Zielinski

Treasurer

Mike has been a league member for longer than he can remember, and has been treasurer since 2009.  Mike maintains the league accounts at the NIH Federal Credit Union, collects dues, pays expenses, helps budget for the End of Year Outing, and reports on league finances at the close of the playing year.

Jen Puzio

Webmaster

Jen started playing with the league in 2020 and took on the role of the Webmaster after the 2021 season. She oversees all the features of the site, solves technical problems, implements site content for league members, and works with the board making sure the site looks and performs well.