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Our Team

Own the Podium Chief Executive Officer

Anne Merklinger

Own the Podium LEADERSHIP Team

Dennis Blinn - Vice President, Partnerships, Finance and Administration 
Patricia Chafe - Vice President, Winter Sport
Mark Hahto - Vice President, Summer Sport
Dr. Andy Van Neutegem - Vice President, Performance Sciences, Research and Innovation

Own the Podium Team

Amira Bayoumy - Manager, Finance
Cailey Bryson - Coordinator, Performance Sciences, Research and Innovation
Libby Burrell - High Performance Advisor
Graham Chapman - Manager, Information Technology
Walter Corey  - High Performance Advisor
Alex Davidson  - High Performance Advisor
Melody Davidson - High Performance Advisor
Chris Dornan - Media Consultant
Paul Dorotich - Sport Analytics Advisor
Michael Frogley - Summer Paralympic Performance Advisor
Jodi Hawley - Podium Pathway Advisor
Dr. Jane Labreche - Sport Science/ Sport Medicine Advisor
Kristen Lacelle - Coordinator, Winter Sport and Pursuit
Jessica Levitt (Dilliott) - High Performance Advisor
Eugene Liang - High Performance Advisor
Chris Lindsay - High Performance Advisor
Shelley Milton - Manager, Operations and Administration; Executive Assistant
Marc-André Moreau - High Performance Advisor
Justin Oliveira - High Performance Advisor
Brian Rahill - High Performance Advisor
Eman Smadi Sport Data Scientist
Danika Tanguay - Manager, Summer Sport and Technical Projects
Laura Watson - High Performance Coaching Advisor

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








Support our athletes’ ongoing success


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Learn more about the current direction of Own the Podium, as we support Canadian athletes on their journey to the top of the Olympic and Paralympic podium.