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Leadership & Staff

Board of Directors

Todd Nicholson (Chair)
Dr. Araba Chintoh
​Chris Clark
Katie Green
Robert Hatch
Scott Hutcheson
John Mills
Sue Paish
Andrea Shaw
Tara Whitten

Own the Podium Chief Executive Officer

Anne Merklinger

Own the Podium LEADERSHIP Team

Patricia Chafe - Director, Winter Sport
Mark Hahto - Director, Summer Sport
Lane MacAdam - Director, Partnerships and Operations
Dr. Andy Van Neutegem - Director, Performance Sciences, Research and Innovation

Own the Podium Team

Cailey Bryson - Coordinator, Performance Sciences, Research and Innovation
Libby Burrell - High Performance Advisor
Graham Chapman - Manager, Information Technology
Mike Christie - Performance Intelligence and Analysis Advisor
Walter Corey  - High Performance Advisor
Chris CormierResults Analyst 
Christina Cotterill - Coordinator, Coaching Enhancement Program and Winter Sport
Alex Davidson  - High Performance Advisor
Melody Davidson - High Performance Advisor
Chris Dornan - Media Consultant
Paul Dorotich - Sport Analytics Advisor
Peter Eriksson  - High Performance Advisor
Jodi Hawley - Podium Pathway Advisor
Dr. Jane Labreche - Sport Science/ Sport Medicine Advisor
Jessica Levitt (Dilliott) - High Performance Advisor
Chris Lindsay - High Performance Advisor
Rob McIntosh - Manager, Finance
Shelley Milton - Manager, Operations and Administration; Executive Assistant
Rob Paradis - High Performance Advisor
Brian Rahill - High Performance Advisor
Danika Tanguay - Manager, Summer Sport and Technical Projects
Laura Watson - High Performance Coaching Advisor
Ron Wuotila - High Performance Coaching Advisor

For Canada to be a world leader in high performance sport at the Olympic and Paralympic Games








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