Board of Directors
JOHN SAYE | Hayes Harkey LLP
MARY SAPORITO | Blue Cross Blue Shield Louisiana | Treasurer & Secretary
SEAN ADAMS | Special Olympics Athlete
BRADLEY COOK | Stirling Properties
JOHN DERBAS | Retired FBI
JILL EAGLE | Special Olympics Athlete
PEYTON LAMBERT | Locke Lord LLP
BRANDON MCNABB | This Mama Wines
JIM PITTMAN | Orleans Parish Medical Society
EMMETT ROBBINS | Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System
CLARIS SMITH | Cooper Law Firm, LLC
MARANDA WHITE | Octagon Media
FALLON BUCKNER | Louisiana High School Athletic Association
JOHN GUZZARDO | Ex-Officio Board Member | Special Olympics Louisiana President & Chief Executive Officer
Athlete Leadership Council
Special Olympics Louisiana’s Athlete Leadership Program empowers athletes to explore opportunities for greater participation in our movement beyond sports training and competition: as coaches, officials, spokespeople, and Board and committee members. Athlete leaders are an integral part of the Special Olympics Movement and help Special Olympics leaders stay in touch with athletes' interests. This way we can ensure that our programs remain vital and attractive to the people we serve.
The Athlete Leadership Council is made up of athletes from all of Louisiana. Council meetings provide a forum for athletes to report to other athletes what is happening in their areas, voice their opinions about important issues and gain leadership training and experience.
ASHLEY ARCENEAUX | President
SEAN ADAMS | Vice President
CHANNING EWING | Assistant Vice President
Sports Advisory Council
COMING SOON! The Sports Advisory Council for Special Olympics Louisiana is comprised of leaders from the state’s collegiate and professional sports organizations who provide guidance on elevating the role of sports in the lives of people with intellectual disabilities in Louisiana.