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Julie (O'Neill) Dussliere

Julie (O'Neill) Dussliere

Chief of Paralympics and Internally Managed Sports, U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee

Julie (O’Neill) Dussliere serves as the chief of Paralympics and internally managed sports for the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC). In this position, she oversees the high-performance planning, strategy, support processes and sport development projects for all 28 Paralympic sports. In addition, she leads Paralympic international relations efforts and serves as a key member of the USOPC’s leadership team. Dussliere also directs the day-to-day operations for the 12 Olympic and Paralympic sports managed by the USOPC — Para alpine skiing, breaking, Para-cycling, Para Nordic skiing, pelota, Para powerlifting, Para snowboarding, skateboard, ski mountaineering, surfing, Para swimming and Para track and field.

She began her USOPC career in 2003, when she joined U.S. Paralympics as an associate director and head coach of the U.S. Paralympics Swimming National Team. Through the 2008 Paralympic Games, she directed all high-performance planning and coaching support for U.S. Paralympics Swimming including implementing the Paralympic Swimming Resident Program at the Colorado Springs Olympic & Paralympic Training Center. Dussliere has been involved with coaching Paralympic swimming on an international level for over a decade. She has also served as the Team USA chef de mission for the Paralympic Winter Games Sochi 2014, Parapan American Games Toronto 2015, Paralympic Games Rio 2016, Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, Parapan American Games Lima 2019, Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, and Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022. 

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