The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee has a communications staff in Lima to assist media in their coverage of the Parapan American Games. Comprised of USOPC staff and National Governing Body press officers, the communications team will manage the following elements for Team USA and the entire U.S. delegation:

  • Gathering and disseminating publicity and promotional information regarding U.S. athletes, coaches and/or officials
  • Facilitating press conferences, briefings and interviews with U.S. athletes, coaches and staff
  • Producing and distributing news releases, USA Daily newsletters, general information, storylines, and other materials via email, and all of the U.S. Paralympics social media channels: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
  • Preparing USOPC responses on all official matters in concert with delegation leadership

Media Services

Information Distribution

News and information regarding Team USA will be posted to, with supplemental material on U.S. Paralympics Facebook, Twitter and Instagram platforms. 

To request photos from Lima for editorial use, contact Katie Branham. 

The 2019 U.S. Parapan American Team microsite is available at The microsite features updated athlete biographies, sport previews, results, competition schedules, and facts and figures about the U.S. delegation and Parapan American Games.

USA Daily
USA Daily, a news blast published each day that provides U.S. results and highlights is distributed each night via email and from Aug. 23 - Sept. 1. Sign up to receive the USA Daily here.

Interview Opportunities
The primary opportunity for athlete interviews is in the venue mixed zones as athletes are leaving the competition areas. Athlete/coach interview requests outside of the mixed zone/Venue Media Centers should be directed to the respective sport press officer or a member of the USOPC communications staff. Interviews with USOPC delegation staff can be arranged by contacting a member of the USOPC communications team.

United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee Contacts
Katie Branham | Associate Director, Paralympic Communications | | 719-237-9407
Brianna Tammaro | Press Officer, Paralympic Communications | | 719-237-2179 
Kara Tanner | Digital Media Content Specialist | | 719-432-5038
Olivia Truby | Press Officer, Paralympic Communications | | 920-428-1700
Melissa Zhang | Assistant, Paralympic Communications |   
2019 Lima Parapan American Games - Press and Digital Team Contacts
Sport Press Officers in Lima
Sport Name Email Phone
Cycling Olivia Truby 920-428-1700
Goalball Bill Kellick 719-354-6580
Swimming Olivia Truby 920-428-1700
Taekwondo Bill Kellick 719-354-6580
Track and Field Brianna Tammaro 719-237-2179
Wheelchair Basketball Will Waller 330-283-0094
Wheelchair Rugby Jen Alred 205-313-7417

Remote Sport Press Officers
Sport Name Email Phone
Soccer 7-a-side Neil Buethe 312-528-1270
Judo Cara Fasciani 719-866-3610
Badminton Doug Ingels 608-225-3905
Table Tennis Matt Hetherington  

Wheelchair Tennis  Tom LaDue                                           914-697-2352
Sitting Volleyball Bill Kauffman 719-228-6800