Ellen Beals (played by Michelle Clunie) is the head of the National Committee. She doesn't like Sasha and wants to get rid of him, and she's not afraid to ruin the girl's futures. Lauren leaks the photo of Sasha and Payson kissing to her, and she shows it to the National Committee to get him kicked out of the gymnastics world. Also, she is shown to dislike Emily in many episodes. After the National Committee fires Marty Walsh, she takes over as coach of the National Team.