If anyone out there is actually a member of the Institute for International Sports’ board of directors, please contact the Courant’s Amanda Falcone.
Falcone, who has been covering developments at the embattled non-profit, reports today that yet another individual listed as a board member of the institute said he never served on the board and was unaware his name was listed on official government records. Michael Healy, who lives in Ireland, was not only identified as chairman of the board on reports filed with the state of Rhode Island, he was quoted extensively in two recent press releases issued by the institute.
He told Falcone that those press releases, and the quotes attributed to him, were a complete surprise.
How did that happen? The institute, and Executive Director Dan Doyle, aren’t talking.
In a Feb. 13 press release from the Institute, Healy purportedly announced that the group was leaving its headquarters at the University of Rhode Island, and pledged that “we will make certain to live up to any and all obligations [to URI] before we depart.”
Days later, Healy’s name was on a nine-paragraph response to an audit questioning the institute’s use of a $575,000 grant from the state of Rhode Island.
Healy joins former Hasbro CEO Alan Hassenfeld and former Phoenix Cos. CEO Robert Fiondella on the list of people who say they were unaware they were listed as directors of the non-profit, best known for its scholar-athlete games and peace initiatives.
Meanwhile, an investigation of the institute by Rhode Island state police continues, with late word that officers searched Doyle’s West Hartford home Thursday. The institute’s Rhode Island offices were searched last week.