Marc Truffaut (Legión de Honor de Francia) – Virtus President
Virtus President Marc Truffaut
Marc Truffaut (FRA)
Marc was elected as Virtus: World Intellectual Impairment Sport President in April 2017 having previously served as Technical Officer since 2011. Marc was awarded the ‘Knight of the Legion d’Honneur’ by French Minister for Sport on July 2018.
He is also President of the French Federation of Adapted Sport (FFSA), which supports more than 61,000 athletes with an intellectual impairment.
“I am committed to defending and representing the rights and interests of all Virtus athletes and National Member Organisations through a strong relationship with the International Paralympic Committee, International Federations and, partners”.
Barry Holman – Secretary General
Secretary General, Barry Holman
Barry Holman (USA))
Barry has been the organisation’s Secretary General since 2013. He was the co-founder of Athletes Without Limits – the US member organisation of Virtus – supporting more than 500 athletes across the USA.
“I want Virtus to be the premier worldwide organisation for sport for people with an intellectual impairment, promoting world-class sporting events”
Virtus Board Members at Large
Amal Mobadda (EGY)
Patrick Chan (HKG)
Co-opted – Prof. Jan Burns MBE (GBR)
Humberto Ferreira (BRA)
Co-opted – Ian Conyers (USA)
The Eligibility Committee determines all aspects of policy and procedure regarding eligibility for athletes with an intellectual disability and provides expert guidance on all matters relating to eligibility.
Chair of Eligibility Committee – Prof. Jan Burns MBE (Governing Board)
Catherine Fayollet (FRA)
Oili Sauna Aho (FIN)
Michelle Gilpin (CAN)
Anti-Doping And TUE Committee
The Anti-Doping and Medical Committee determines all aspects of policy regarding doping control, provides support and guidance to event organisers, and oversees TUE and other administrative procedures.
Chair Anti-Doping Committee – Trudi Jackson (USA)
Chair TUE Commitee- Marcelo Patricio (BRA)
Dr Matsontso Mathebula (RSA)
Dr Marcelo Patricio MD (BRA) – TUE Committee Member
Dr Halim Jebali (TUN) – TUE Committee Member
Georgia Cahill (NZE) – TUE Committee Member
Halim Jebali (TUN) – TUE Committee Member
Henry McKinney (GRB) – TUE Committee Member
Iara Andrade (BRA) – TUE Committee Member
Mohy El-Din Nail (EGY) – TUE Committee Member
The Elections Committee oversees the nomination and election procedures for the Governing Board.
- Yossi Romano (ISR)
- NG Ching Man Aimee (HKG)
The Finance Committee receive financial reports and advise on all financial matters.
Chair of Finance Commitee – Karon Nicol (GBR)
Paul Charnvit (Governing Board)
Catherine Fayollet (FRA) – Chair of Medical Committee
Ralph Belig (FRA)
Piera Marchettoni (ITA)
Dr. Amy Berglund (USA)