Faith & Sport Leaders Council

We are honoured to welcome the following distinguished and well-respected thought leaders as

Founding Members of the Sport for Humanity Faith & Sport Leaders Council.

Dr. Denise Barrett-Baxendale MBE

Chief Executive Officer/Director
Everton Football Club

Dr. Azza Karam PhD

Religions for Peace

Ms. Renata Simril

President & Chief Executive Officer
LA84 Foundation

Mr. Ivo Ferriani

International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation

Rabbi Carlos Tapiero

Deputy Director General
Maccabi World Union

Global Patrons, Mentors, & Advisors

We are grateful for the generosity of our Global Patrons, Global Mentors and Advisors who have shared with us their time, knowledge and resources to grow and strengthen the Sport at the Service of Humanity global movement.

Dr. Haruhisa Handa

Chairman, ISPS HANDA
Global Patron

Ms. Molly Sanders

Co-Founder, VIE Inc.
Global Patron

Mr. Steven Schwartz

Chairman/Founder, VIE Inc.
Global Patron

Ms. Midori Miyazaki

International Director, ISPS HANDA

Mr. Keith Pelley

Commissioner, European PGA Tour

Ms. Val Ackerman

CEO, Big East Conference

HRH Prince Feisal

Founder/Chairman, Generations for Peace
Global Mentor 2018

Mr. Jon Tibbs OBE

Founder/Chairman, Jon Tibbs Associates
Global Mentor 2018

Mr. Victor Montagliani

President, Concacaf
Global Mentor 2018

Ms. Maria Valles

Director General, FC Barcelona Foundation
Global Mentor 2019

Mr. George Pyne

Chairman, Bruin Sports Capital
2019 Global Mentor

Ms. Charmaine Crooks

President/CEO, NGU Consultants Inc.
2019 Global Mentor

Ms. Paige Backman

Partner, Aird & Berlis

Mr. Tom D’Aquino

Chairman/CEO, Intercounsel

Sport for Humanity Foundation Vatican Patrons

His Eminence Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi

Pontifical Council for Culture

Bishop Paul Tighe

Adjunct Secretary
Pontifical Council for Culture

Sport for Humanity Foundation Leadership & Management Team

Mr. Chris Lang

Chairman, LANG Partnerships Network
SSH Foundation Chairman Emeritus (Deceased)

Mr. David Eades

Presenter, BBC World News
SSH Foundation Interim Chairman

Monsignor Melchor Sanchez

Undersecretary, Pontifical Council for Culture
SSH Foundation Director

Dr. Bernard J. Mullin, Ph.D

Chairman/CEO, The Aspire Group
SSH Foundation Director

Mr. Steven McCarthy

Chairman/CEO, ALEM International
SSH Foundation Director

Mr. Nick Marrone

Principal, Marrone & Associates
SSH Foundation Director

Ms. Malu Marella‐Sulit

Director, Programs & Communications
SSH Foundation

Mr. Ben Reiling

Director, Operations & Partner Relations
SSH Foundation

Mr. Philip Leopold

Director, Partnership Development
SSH Foundation