Pan-American Team Handball Federation

Pan-American Team Handball Federation (PATHF)

PATHF logo
Type Sport federation
34 Members
Official language
English, Portuguese and Spanish
Mr. Mario Moccia Argentina

The Pan-American Team Handball Federation, often referred to by the acronym PATHF, is the administrative and controlling body of the national handball associations of Northern, Central and South America and Caribbean.

PATHF Presidents

S. No. Name Country Tenure
1. Dr. Peter Paul Buehning, Jr.  United States 1997-1980
2. Dr. Walter Schwedhelm  Mexico 1980 - 1984
3. Mr. Andy Meszey  Canada 1984 - 1987
4. Dr. Peter Paul Buehning Jr.  United States 1987 - 1996
5. Mr. Rubén Gómez  Uruguay 1996 (Interim President)
6. Mr. Manoel Luiz Oliveira  Brazil 1996 - 2012
7. Mr. Mario Moccia  Argentina 2012 - Till date

PATHF Executive Committee

Following is the PATHF Executive Committee.

Designation Name Country
President Mr. Mario Moccia  Argentina
1st Vice President Mr. Julio Noveri  Uruguay
2nd Vice President Mr. Rafael Sepúlveda  Puerto Rico
Secretary General Mr. Héctor Fernández  Chile
Treasurer Mr. Carlos Ferrea  Argentina
Representative to the IHF Mr. Mario Garcia de la Torre  Mexico
North America Vice-President Mr. Bryan Hayes  Canada
Central America Vice-President Dr. Carlos Morales Sosa  Guatemala
South America Vice-President Mr. Ghassan Mamo Kapasse  Venezuela

PATHF Commissions

Commission Chairman Country
PATHF Commission of Organizing and Competitions Mr. Carlos González Aldea  Cuba
PATHF Playing Rules and Referee Commission Mr. Salvio Sedrez  Brazil
PATHF Commission for Development Mr. Rafael Sepúlveda  Puerto Rico
PATHF Commission of Coaching and Methods Mr. Mike Cavanaugh  United States
PATHF Medical Commission Dr. Llew Harper  Barbados
PATHF Marketing Commission Mr. Gabriel Klein  Argentina
PATHF Appeals Tribunal Mr. Héctor Fernández Bogdanic  Chile
PATHF Juridical Commission Mr. Héctor Fernández Bogdanic  Chile
PATHF Beach Handball Commission Mr. Luiz Filippe Caldas  Brazil
PATHF Wheelchair Handball Commission Mr. Germán Bonnemezón  Argentina


North America and Caribbean

Central America

South America



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