1,000 Years of ParaSport® Advisory Team

Have a question about participating, competing, volunteering, coaching or absolutely anything else related to parasport in Ontario? Ask away! Our incomparable ParaSport® Ontario Advisory Team, with a combined 1,000+ years of parasport experience, will have an answer for you.

ParaSport Advisory Team

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Jeff Tiessen

Jeff Tiessen

Areas of Expertise: Marketing, communications, journalism
Sports: Paralympian - athletics
Lawrence Flynn

Lawrence Flynn

Areas of Expertise: Event, program and organization management, coaching
Sport:Sitting volleyball, Paralympic medalist
Joe Millage

Joe Millage

Areas of Expertise: Organizational management, coaching, skill development, advocacy
Sports: Multiple sports
Elisha MacMillan BA Hons, CPCC

Elisha MacMillan BA Hons, CPCC

Areas of Expertise: Inclusive rhythm & movement, community building
Sports: Dance, horse-back riding
Tracy Schmitt

Tracy Schmitt

Areas of Expertise: Public speaking, business management, strategic planning
Sports: Skiing, sailing, scuba diving
Kristen English

Kristen English

Areas of Expertise: Therapeutic recreation, health promotion, inclusion, youth-centred program development
Sports: Soccer, sailing, skiing, wheelchair basketball
John Szczygiel

John Szczygiel

Areas of Expertise: Marketing, logistics, operations
Sports: Para-triathlon
Alan Dean

Alan Dean

Areas of Expertise: Amputee sports, international parasport competition
Sports: Lawn bowls, paragolf, amputee sports
Tom Ward

Tom Ward

Areas of Expertise: International competition, coaching, sport/athlete development
Sports: Wheelchair curling, power wheelchair hockey
Karen Natho

Karen Natho

Areas of Expertise: Club development, sport development, volunteers, research, grants
Sports: Para-swimming
Lorette Dupuis

Lorette Dupuis

Areas of Expertise: Classification, sport event planning
Sports: Athletics, boccia, cycling, volleyball
Cathy Vincelli

Cathy Vincelli

Areas of Expertise: Community recreation, sport development and event management
Sports: City of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division
Archie Allison

Archie Allison

Areas of Expertise: Recruitment, inclusion, education, advocacy, certification
Sports: Multi-sports and active living activities
Mike Longo

Mike Longo

Areas of expertise: Sport products and equipment and supporting events
Sports: Various sports with Sunrise Medical Canada
Kevin Humphrey

Kevin Humphrey

Areas of Expertise: Coaching, advocacy, peer support
Sports: Electric wheelchair hockey, track & field
Joanne Smith

Joanne Smith

Areas of Expertise: Radio and television broadcasting, nutrition with specialization in spinal cord and brain injuries, multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy
Mary Daniel

Mary Daniel

Areas of Expertise: Classifier, curling, marketing, fundraising, events
Sports: Boccia and crossbow
Kimberley Barreda

Kimberley Barreda

Areas of Expertise: Sponsorship, event production and management, specialty talent casting, web wevelopment, consulting
Sports: Alpine skiing, paddling, swimming
Reggie Millage

Reggie Millage

Areas of Expertise: Head Coach for Golf Ontario
Sports: Golf, wheelchair basketball, sledge hockey
Todd Keirstead

Todd Keirstead

Areas of Expertise: Sports & player development, leadership training, inclusion, advocacy
Sports: Invictus Games, paragolf
Dave Sora

Dave Sora

Areas of Expertise: Club development, coaching, inclusion, advocacy.
Sports: Soccer
Paul Rosen

Paul Rosen

Areas of Expertise: Public speaking, media, team building
Sports: Ice sledge hockey, sitting volleyball
Jerome Jordan

Jerome Jordan

Areas of expertise: Brain injury rehabilitation, prevention, nutrition, health and fitness, personal/athletic/sports training
Sports: Football, basketball, table tennis, badminton, golf.
Naomi Schafler

Naomi Schafler

Areas of expertise: Adaptive sport and outdoor winter sports
Sports: Adaptive ski, disc golf
Robynn Nierop

Robynn Nierop

Areas of Expertise: Certified accessible yoga instructor, nutrition coach, reiki practitioner, dance & pilates instructor
Sports: Yoga, dance, pilates
Jane Arkell

Jane Arkell

Areas of Expertise: Active living, sports administration, accessibility.
Sports: Multi-sport
Jess Silver

Jess Silver

Areas of Expertise: Adaptive fitness and health promotion, sport engagement, sport consulting
Sports: Weightlifting and adaptive fitness
Melissa Dermody

Melissa Dermody

Areas of Expertise: Physiotherapist at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Centre, neuromuscular conditions, medical classifier in Para-Swimming, power wheelchair hockey,
Sports: Synchronized swimming, ultimate frisbee, medical volunteer for Toronto Pan Am Games

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