Americas Committees

The Americas Region of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) assembled 32 of its national federations in the continent for an Extraordinary Congress and Ordinary Assembly held in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Friday, October 16, and Saturday, October 17.

The new Americas Finance, Competitions, Development, Youth Basketball, Medical and Club & League committees for the 2015-2019 were informed to all national federations present at the Assembly.

The following individuals were named to each committee:

1. FINANCE COMMITTEE
Chair, Mr. Jim Tooley USA
Vice-Chair, Mr. Marcelo Bedoya PAR
Member 1, Mr. Daryll Matthew ANT
Member 2, Mr. Julio Eduardo Torres PUR
Member 3, Ms. Michele O’Keefe CAN


2. COMPETITIONS COMMITTEE
Chair, Mr. Carmelo Cortez VEN
Vice-Chair, Mr. Carlos Álvarez ARG
Member 1, Mr. Yamil Bukele ESA
Member 2, Mr. Vanderlei Mazzuchini Jr. BRA
Member 3, Mr. Frederick Brown BAH


3. DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Chair, Mr. Enrique Tolcachier ARG
Vice-Chair, Mr. Glyne Clarke BAR
Member 1, Ms. Kim Bohuny USA
Member 2, Mr. Alberto Espasandin URU
Member 3, Mr. Fernando Pereza MEX


4. YOUTH BASKETBALL COMMITTEE
Chair, Mr. Mario Mendez MEX
Vice-Chair, Mr. Mario Ontivero ARG
Member 1, Mr. Jay Demings USA
Member 2, Mr. Victor O ‘Garro CAY
Member 3, Ms. Dawn Smyth CAN


5. MEDICAL COMMITTEE
Chair, Dr. Luis Castillo URU
Vice-Chair, Dr. Diego Grippo ARG
Member 1, Dr. Antonio Grangeiro Neto BRA
Member 2, Dr. Rene Best BAR
Member 3, Dr. Arnaldo Rodriguez PUR


6. CLUB AND LEAGUE COMPETITIONS COMMITTEE
Chair, Mr. Kouros Monadjemi BRA
Vice-Chair, Dr. Juan Manuel González MEX
Member 1, Mr. Jorge Hernández VEN
Member 2, Mr. Carlos Martha COL
Member 3, Mr. Fabián Borro ARG

“It is an honor for the Americas Region to have such esteemed and experimented individuals contribute to each of these committees that will help advise our institution in the goals we have set for the growth of basketball in our continents.”, said Mr. Usie Richards, President of FIBA Americas.