The Director and Founder of the Lamont Centre is Sally Wood-Lamont. Sally has been resident in Cluj-Napoca, Romania since December 1993. Formerly a Senior Librarian at Edinburgh University, she came over on sabbatical leave as a Library Consultant for the Central University Library of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Sally's specialty is in Library Management including Personnel Management. She has published over 25 scientific articles, has attended and given papers at many International Conferences, is Chief Editor of the Journal of the European Association of Health and Information Libraries as well as being co-ordinator of other international projects such as SCROLL (Scotland Romania Language Link). In 1995 she was awarded "International Librarian of the Year" by the British Library Association, in 1996 she attained the Fellowship of the British Library Association and in 1999 she was awarded an Honorary degree from Edinburgh University for her work in Romania. In 1999 she founded the Lamont Centre and Sports Club for persons with physical disabilities. In 2006 she became a member of the Executive Board of the Federation for Sport for People (FRSPH) with Disabilities and in 2008 she was Chef de Mission for the Romanian Paralympic Team in Beijing. In 2009 the FRSPH became the National Paralympic Committee, Romania and Sally became its first President. In 2012 she was again the Chef de Mission for the Romanian Paralympic Team in London and in 2013 was re-elected for a further 4 years as President of the NPC Romania. In 2013 she was awarded the National Merit Order, Officer rank, by the Romanian President Basescu for her dedication, commitment and professionalism in her role as President of the National Paralympic Committee, Romania.

On October, 29, 2002, Sally received the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (M.B.E) from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace for "services to young people and the disabled in Romania".






Elisabeta Vuscan has been a valuable Secretary of the Lamont Centre since it opened and has been its Vice President since 2005. Formerly an employee at the Dacia Felix bank she began working at the Lamont Centre on the 1 April 2000. She is General Manager of the LC in charge of protocol, secretarial work, daily accountancy, a representative for conferences, official meetings regarding people with disability, working with the Local Council and Mayor’s Office, and organising board and accommodation for all courses, conferences, competitions run by the LC.




Anca Chereches, Sports Manager/Vice-President . A member of the national Romanian team of table tennis for 9 years, and a player for 18 years, she graduated from the Babes Bolyai University, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Cluj-Napoca. In 2006-7 she completed a Masters course in Sport Science. As a qualified table Tennis trainer she was appointed to the Lamont Centre in 2004 and has since become National Coach for all disabled TT players in Romania. In 2006 she became Sports Manager of the Lamont Centre and is in charge of buying all equipment, seeing to all sport aspects of every national competition for disabled people in Romania. In 2012 she attended the London Paralympic Games with the first Romanian player to qualify, Dacian Makszin, an athlete from the Lamont Centre that she had trained for 8 years. In 2013 she was appointed Technical Director of the National Paralympic Committee, Romania



Petru Ifrosa, Assistant Secretary/Sportsman/Webmaster, Lamont Centre Education: Liceul economic 1996-2000; Babes Bolyai Faculty of Economic Science – currently attending. He is a member of the Romanian National Team of Wheelchair Basketball and the National Table Tennis Team and has been a member of the Lamont Centre since 2003 and an employee since 2011 as an assistant administrator, webmaster and media officer.