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Coaching and Officiating

John Lofranco

Coach Education Manager
Extension: 3314

Communications, Marketing, Events, Partnerships, Member Services

Amanda Nigh

Manager, Communications and Marketing
Extension: 3307
  • Manages Athletics Canada's communications and marketing efforts
  • Liaises with the media and handles requests for interviews and information
  • Manages Athletics Canada’s e-store (Shop.Athletics.ca) and on-site sales at AC and partner events
  • Helps deliver Athletics Canada’s annual Hall of Fame and Awards Gala

Andrew Cameron

IT, Membership and Statistic Services
Extension: 3320
  • Oversees Association technological support, development and implementation
  • Oversees rankings, statistics and event registration
  • Manages membership services

Mathieu Gentès

Chief Operating Officer
Extension: 3303
Mobile: (613) 868-7692
  • Responsible for executing Athletics Canada's operating plan
  • Provides leadership in the areas of marketing, communications, events and program development (excluding high performance), following the rules, bylaws and policies

Mitchell Torres

Event and Marketing Coordinator
Extension: 3309

Nicole Clarke

Events Advisor
Extension: 3317

Paul Janikowski

Merchandise Coordinator
Extension: 3311

Finance and corporate

Judy McCallum

Finance Assistant
  • Assists the Chief Financial Officer with credit card reconciliations, expense reports and accounts payable
  • Provides support to the Chief Executive Officer in the execution of administration and management tasks
  • Acts as a liaison with and manages secretariat functions for Athletics Canada’s Board of Directors

Rob Guy

Chief Executive Officer
Extension: 3300
  • Together with the Board of Directors and Member Branches, creates Athletics Canada’s strategic plan, goals and objectives
  • Reporting to the Board, oversees the overall organization and ensures that Athletics Canada has the infrastructure and systems required to meet the objectives
  • Acts as the lead spokesperson for Athletics Canada and Athletics Canada Foundation
  • Lead point of contact for strategic partnerships

Sylvie King

Chief Financial Officer
Extension: 3315
  • Ensures that the organization properly assesses risk
  • Oversees all elements of Athletics Canada’s financial management, including human resources and reporting to all key stakeholders, following the rules, bylaws and policies

National Team / High Performance

Adam Janssen

Central Canada Para-Athletic Recruiter
Mobile: (416) 951-1981
  • Carries out para-athletic talent development and identification in Central Canada, as directed by the Para-Athletics Development and Talent Identification Lead
  • Provides opportunities for interested athletes to try para-athletics

Andrea Stephen

Sport Medicine (SM) Lead, East Hub
  • Provides para-medical/medical services and outreach to all carded and targeted athletes out of the East Hub
  • Leads and/or coordinates integrated health testing and communicates medical results to appropriate personnel
  • Works with other IST members to monitor athlete health, including injury prevention strategies and injury management plans
  • Provides recommendations regarding medical cards, injury classification and other medical topics as required
  • Helps to coordinate and integrate all para-medical/medical information into Athletics Canada's national database

Carla Nicholls

Olympic Development Lead
Mobile: (306) 551-8545
  • Athletics Canada's primary contact and liaison for Own the Podium
  • Leads and implements all aspects of Athletics Canada’s NextGen Program
  • Develops criteria for NextGen athletes
  • Leads and manages talent identification initiatives in collaboration with the East and West Hub
  • Builds relationships and communicates with USports, NCAA, the Provinces and Clubs regarding Athletics Canada's NextGen program

Charles Allen

Sprints and Hurdles Coach
Mobile: (416) 200-4722
  • Coaches athletes who focus on sprints and hurdles, including National Team members, high performance and NextGen athletes
  • Oversees training plans for carded athletes, in addition to the final phase of their development
  • Supports Lead Coach with outreach to athletes and their personal coaches in regards to sprints and hurdles
  • Attends Athletics Canada training camps and National Team competitions as required, including professional development seminars and learning opportunities for coaches and athletes

Corey Dempsey

Manager, Athlete Services
Extension: 3312
  • Primary contact for all athletes regarding the submission of training plans, the Athlete Assistance Program (AAP), Canada Athlete Insurance Program (CAIP) and Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport programs
  • Updates National Team technical documents as required
  • Coordinates event groups, National Team training camps and competition logistics
  • Attends Athletics Canada training camps and National Team competitions as required

Dale LeBlans

Sport Science (SS) Lead, East Hub
  • Leads the Sport Science team to provide coaches with support in planning, training, recovery and monitoring to all carded and targeted athletes out of the East Hub
  • Oversees and implements performance testing for to all carded and targeted athletes
  • Provides recommendations regarding medical cards, injury classification and other medical topics as required
  • Works closely with the IST Lead to develop innovative research plans and projects in the area of Sport Science
  • Helps to coordinate and integrate all sport science related information into Athletics Canada's national database

Dave Scott Thomas

Endurance Coach
  • Coaches endurance athletes, including National Team members, high performance and NextGen athletes
  • Oversees training plans for carded athletes, in addition to the final phase of their development
  • Supports Lead Coach with outreach to athletes and their personal coaches in regards to endurance events
  • Attends Athletics Canada training camps and National Team competitions as required, including professional development seminars and learning opportunities for coaches and athletes

Dr. Paddy McCluskey

Sport Medicine (SM) Lead, West Hub
  • Provides para-medical/medical services and outreach to all carded and targeted athletes out of the West Hub
  • Leads and/or coordinates integrated health testing and communicates medical results to appropriate personnel
  • Works with other IST members to monitor athlete health, including injury prevention strategies and injury management plans
  • Provides recommendations regarding medical cards, injury classification and other medical topics as required
  • Helps to coordinate and integrate all medical/paramedical information into Athletics Canada's national database

Dr. Trent Stellingwerff

National Integrated Support Team (IST) Lead
  • Oversees Athletics Canada’s strategy of SSSM services for National Team events, in addition to the East and West Hub
  • Provides leadership in creating a national network of SSSM practitioners
  • Manages the IST budget
  • Develops national standardized medical and performance screening processes/approaches
  • Advises the Chief Technical Officer, Head Coach and Athletics Canada’s senior leadership team with respect to Sport Science, Sport Medicine, medical carding and anti-doping rules/regulations
  • Acts as the West Hub’s Sport Science (SS) Lead

Geoff Harris

NextGen Endurance Coach
  • Responsible for the delivery of Athletics Canada’s NextGen Institute Endurance Program
  • Leads the NextGen Institute Endurance Program within Athletics Canada’s integrated Western High Performance Hub in Victoria
  • Identifies Canadian endurance athletes who have the potential to be our next generation of podium performers in 2020 and beyond
  • In collaboration with Athletics Canada’s NextGen Olympic Lead and its Middle Distance/Endurance Leads, provides opportunities for athletes and their coaches to ensure their daily training environments are conducive for development to high performance through training camps, international competition opportunities, introduction to Sport Science/Sport Medicine, in addition to professional development opportunities for coaches

Glenroy Gilbert

Lead Coach
Extension: 3308
  • Primary contact for all Athletics Canada high performance coaches
  • Oversees Athletics Canada's relay programs (4x100-metres and 4x400-metres), including communication with athletes and their personal coaches
  • A key part of Athletics Canada's leadership team, and takes part in advance site visits for all international events/competitions

Heather Hennigar

Endurance Coach
Mobile: (250) 661-5663
  • Coaches endurance athletes, including National Team members, high performance and NextGen athletes
  • Oversees training plans for carded athletes, in addition to the final phase of their development
  • Supports Lead Coach with outreach to athletes and their personal coaches in regards to endurance events
  • Attends Athletics Canada training camps and National Team competitions as required, including professional development seminars and learning opportunities for coaches and athletes

Jared MacLeod

Operations Lead
Extension: 3302
  • Oversees the High Performance Hub Managers and Hub operations
  • Manages the technical budget
  • Oversees National Team training camps and competitions and takes part in advance site visits
  • Provides assistance and support to the National Team Committee

Jeff Huntoon

Jumps and Combined Events Coach
Mobile: (416) 768-0755
  • Coaches athletes with a focus on jumps and combined events, including National Team members, high performance and NextGen athletes
  • Oversees training plans for carded athletes, in addition to the final phase of their development
  • Supports Lead Coach with outreach to athletes and their personal coaches in regards to jumps and combined events
  • Attends Athletics Canada training camps and National Team competitions as required, including professional development seminars and learning opportunities for coaches and athletes

Jessica Scarlato

Manager, National Teams
Extension: 3335
  • Oversees all communications to technical staff, athletes, coaches and Athletics Canada’s Intergraded Support Team
  • Supports senior leadership team with communications functions as required
  • Coordinates event groups, National Team training camps and competition logistics
  • Attends Athletics Canada training camps and National Team competitions as required

Julianne Zussman

Western High Performance Hub Manager
Mobile: (250) 634-4305
  • Ensures effective delivery of Athletics Canada’s high performance program at the West Hub, including management of training facilities, enforcement of policies and oversees the operating budget
  • Primary contact for all incoming enquires to the West Hub
  • Supports technical staff with outreach and communications to carded and NextGen athletes and their coaches, including information on injury prevention programs, monitoring athlete health and booking appointments

Kim Cousins

Paralympic NextGen Coach/Manager
Mobile: (403) 461-2673
  • Responsible for the delivery of Athletics Canada’s Paralympic NextGen Program
  • Creates and leads the Paralympic NextGen Program within Athletics Canada’s integrated high performance program
  • Identifies Canadian para-athletes who have the potential to be our next generation of podium performers in 2020 and beyond
  • In collaboration with Athletics Canada’s NextGen Olympic Lead, provides opportunities for athletes and their coaches to ensure their daily training environments are conducive for development to high performance through training camps, international competition opportunities, introduction to Sport Science/Sport Medicine, in addition to professional development opportunities for coaches

Kristine Deacon

Manager, National Teams
Extension: 3305
  • Primary contact for the external athletics community, including but not limited to the COC, CPC, IAAF, IPC, NACAC and CWC
  • Coordinates classification and IPC licenses for all funded athletes
  • Coordinates event groups, National Team training camps and competition logistics
  • Attends Athletics Canada training camps and National Team competitions as required

Mat Yorke

Eastern High Performance Hub Manager
Mobile: (416) 458-4094
  • Ensures effective delivery of Athletics Canada’s high performance program at the East Hub, including management of training facilities, enforcement of policies and oversees the operating budget
  • Primary contact for all incoming enquires to the East Hub
  • Supports technical staff with outreach and communications to carded and NextGen athletes and their coaches, including information on injury prevention programs, monitoring athlete health and booking appointments

Molly Killingbeck

NextGen Manager
Mobile: (416) 427-0741
  • Monitors the NextGen budget, including Ontario High Performance Sport Initiative (OHPSI) and Quest for Gold funding
  • Supports Olympic Development Lead with outreach to NextGen coaches and athletes in regards to sprints, hurdles, jumps and combined events
  • Attends Athletics Canada training camps and National Team competitions as required

Richard Parkinson

NextGen Manager and Coach (Throws)
Mobile: (416) 254-0916
  • Coaches NextGen athletes and oversees training plans/programs, including the final preparation/phase of National Development Team athletes
  • Supports Olympic Development Lead with outreach to NextGen coaches and athletes in regards to throws events
  • Attends Athletics Canada training camps and National Team competitions as required, including learning opportunities for coaches and athletes

Rick Reelie

Wheelchair Coach
Mobile: (306) 229-1086
  • Coaches wheelchair athletes, including National Team members, high performance and NextGen athletes
  • Oversees training plans for carded athletes, in addition to the final phase of their development
  • Supports Lead Coach with outreach to athletes and their personal coaches in regards to wheelchair events
  • Attends Athletics Canada training camps and National Team competitions as required, including professional development seminars and learning opportunities for coaches and athletes

Taylyr Dickinson

Western Canada Para-Athletic Recruiter
  • Carries out para-athletic talent development and identification in Western Canada, as directed by the Para-Athletics Development and Talent Identification Lead
  • Provides opportunities for interested athletes to try para-athletics

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