EX-DSA President Ms. Rebecca Adam Appointed To ICSD Board
The International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) has announced that Ex-President of Deaf Sports Australia Ms. Rebecca Adam has been appointed to the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf Board temporarily, to fill the vacancy created by former Vice President Josef Willmerdinger’s resignation. She will work till ICSD announce the new Vice President.
Ms. Rebecca is known to many of us as a previous President of Deaf Sports Australia, and a long-serving member of International Committee of Sports for the Deaf’s Legal Commission.
Ms. Rebecca has been brought in by International Committee Of Sports For The Deaf to perform the vital task of reviewing International Committee of Sports For The Deaf’s governance in the aftermath of the cancelled Slovakia Winter Deaflympics, and in the lead up to the upcoming 43rd International Committee of Sports For The Deaf Congress, to be held in Rome, Italy in September – 2011.
Deaf Sports Australia congratulates Ms. Rebecca Adam on her appointment to the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf Board, and has offered Ms. Rebecca and International Committee of Sports for the Deaf our full support.
Ms. Rebecca Adam has never felt that her disability has held her back. Profoundly deaf from birth and growing up in a completely deaf family, Ms. Rebecca’s first language was Australian Sign Language (AUSLAN) and from an early age she enjoyed a confidence to tackle any challenge and live life to the full.
In 1995, Ms. Rebecca completed a combined degree in Commerce/Law from the University of Melbourne. Upon completion of her studies Rebecca worked at a Melbourne law firm and then another organization in the area of policy.
Ms. Rebecca later joined IBM where she has enjoyed a number of roles, the latest being as a Business Program Manager. She also contributed significantly to the success of the 2005 Summer Deaflympics in Melbourne as President of the Deaf Sport Australia.
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