William H. McMahon, IV
Board Member, United States Blind Golf Association
Bill began playing golf as a totally blind person in 1985. He made the qualifying scores in 1986 and competed in his first USBGA tournament at the Ken Venturi Guiding Eyes Classic in June of 1986. Bill and his coach, Kevin Sullivan, began working together in 1991 and have been teammates ever since playing together at a Lions’ event in October of that year.
Bill and Kevin traveled “across the pond” to compete in the World Championship that was held in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2000. Bill has now competed in over 20 USBGA National Championships and has served on the USBGA Board of Directors since 1987.
Bill lost his eyesight due to complications from diabetes, which he has had since 1966. He also received a kidney transplant in 1996, which was donated by his brother Kevin. Bill’s coach, Kevin Sullivan, is the head instructor of golf at the Millwood Farms golf course in Framingham, Massachusetts.
Robert Welch MS, PT, MBA
Vice President, Outpatient Services, Spaulding Rehabilitation Network
Rob is the Vice President of Outpatient Services for the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network. In this executive leadership role he is responsible for all outpatient rehabilitation and ancillary services operations for the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, including 23 off campus therapy and physician practice centers stretching from Cape Ann to Cape Cod.
Under Rob’s direction, the outpatient division at Spaulding provides multiple adaptive sports programs featuring a variety of recreational and competitive sporting activities, including water sports, bicycling, wheelchair tennis, and golf. Spaulding has a strong commitment to advocacy for individuals with disability for inclusion in recreational sports and has numerous partnerships and community connections with organizations who share a similar mission.
Rob has been with the Partners HealthCare System for 14 years and has extensive experience in network and program development, marketing, quality and compliance initiatives, and clinical strategic planning. He holds a bachelor degree in Biology from the University of Oregon, Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Boston University, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado. He is a member of the American College of HealthCare Executives and has been an active consultant with McKesson Health Solutions and the Gerson Lehrman Group.