IWBF Americas

IWBF Americas, on behalf of IWBF, promotes, supervises and directs the sport of wheelchair basketball within America. It strictly recognises the autonomy of each NOWB within its own territory, while following the policies of IWBF as established by the World Congress and the IWBF Executive Council.

IWBF AMERICAS EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

Steve Bach, Canada – President / Presidente | Email: stephen.bach@iwbf.org
Dilka Benitez, Puerto Rico – Vice-President Central America & Caribbean Region / Vice-Presidente Región Centro América & Caribe
Cristina Rosello, Uruguay – Vice-President South America Region / Vice-Presidente Región Sur América
Jon Burford, United States – Vice-President North America Region / Vice-Presidente Región Norte
Juan Magallanes, Mexico – Competition Officer / Oficial de Competencia
Anne Lachance, Canada – Classification Officer / Oficial de Clasificación
Jorge Bestilleiro, Argentina – Technical Officer / Oficial Técnico
Rui Marques, Brazil – Development Officer / Oficial de Desarrollo
Sergio Giordano, Canada – Treasurer / Tesorera
Maureen Orchard, Canada – Secretary General / Secretario General | Email: maureen.orchard@iwbf.org

 

ZONE MEMBERS

There are currently 20 NOWBs in the IWBF Americas these are:
Argentina
Bolivia
Brazil
Canada
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica

Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Guatemala
Honduras
Mexico
Nicaragua

Panama
Peru
Puerto Rico
Uruguay
USA
Venezuela

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