Michele Lynch mid-throw.


Athlete Advisory Group (AAG)

U.S. Paralympics Boccia has established an Athlete Advisory Group “AAG” to serve as the collective voice for its athlete population. The members of the AAG liaise with the NGB’s professional staff to foster collaboration between program staff and athletes. The current advisory group includes Patrick Parkes, who is also the USOPC Athlete Advisory Council chair for Boccia, as well as AAC alternate Nick Taylor, Austin Hanson, Michele Lynch and Marck Harrison.


These athletes can provide guidance and unparalleled expertise based on their experience and long-term involvement with the program. Please feel free to reach out to these athletes, as well as to the U.S. Paralympics Boccia staff to ask questions and provide input about our programs. To contact the Athlete Advisors, please use the email addresses below.