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Dr. Puello Herrera To Preside Ethics Panel Of FIVB
SANTO DOMINGO (NORCECA) -- Dr. Jose Joaquin Puello Herrera, former president of the Central American and Caribbean Sport Organization and president ad vitam of the Dominican Republic Olympic Committee, has been confirmed as Chairman of the Ethics Panel of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB).
A renowned neurosurgeon in his native country, Dr. Puello Herrera presided over the organizing committee of the 2003 Pan American and Caribbean Games held in Santo Domingo and he recently announced his decision to present his candidature to preside the Pan American Sport Organization (PASO).
Over the course of his brilliant career in the fields of medicine and sports, Dr. Puello Herrera has received recognitions for his altruism and contributions.
He is the recipient of the Olympic Merit Medal by the International Olympic Committee and twice was decorated by the Dominican government with the Duarte, Sanchez and Mella Order for his community services and also for sport merits.
Dr. Puello Herrera competed in yachting at the Central American and Caribbean Games held in Havana, Cuba in 1982 and currently is a member of the executive committee of the Association of National Olympic Committees.
Born in 1940, Dr. Puello Herrera graduated from the University of Santo Domingo as Doctor in Medicine “Magna Cum Laude” in 1963 and post graduated as neurosurgeon at Oxford University in England.
In 2008, he was a candidate to the vice presidency of the Dominican Republic.