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Board Member

Cheri Blauwet was appointed to the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee board of directors and began serving as an independent director in January 2017.

A three-time Paralympian in track and field, and accomplished medical doctor, Blauwet chairs the International Paralympic Committee Medical Committee, serves as a member of the International Olympic Committee Medical and Scientific Expert Group, and previously served as treasurer on the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency board of directors.

A seven-time Paralympic medalist, Blauwet joined the USOPC board of directors after leading the IPC Medical Committee at the Paralympic Games Rio 2016. During her board tenure, she also led the IPC Medical Committee at Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. With a degree from Stanford University School of Medicine, she maintains an active sports medicine practice at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, while also serving as an assistant professor in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School. She has previously published on the power of sport to promote both well-being and disability rights for individuals with mobility impairment.

Blauwet is also a four-time winner of the Los Angeles Marathon and a two-time winner of both the Boston and New York City marathons. Blauwet has been nominated for an ESPY award, Laureus World Sports award and the Women’s Sports Foundation’s Athlete of the Year award. In 2016, she was the recipient of the Harvard Medical School’s Harold Amos Faculty Diversity Award and was named one Boston’s “10 Outstanding Young Leaders” by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. She was a guest at the White House as well as the keynote speaker at the Boston celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Blauwet currently resides in Boston.