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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
Alex Davidson - Vice President, Summer Sport
Dr. Andy Van Neutegem - Vice President, Performance Sciences, Research and Innovation

Own the Podium Team

Cailey Bryson (on leave) - Coordinator, Performance Sciences, Research and Innovation
Libby Burrell - High Performance Advisor
Graham Chapman - Database Manager
Walter Corey  - High Performance Advisor
Melody Davidson - High Performance Advisor
Chris Dornan - Media Consultant
Paul Dorotich (on leave)  - Performance Sciences Advisor 
Michael Frogley - Summer Paralympic Performance Advisor
Max Gartner - Pursuit Performance Consultant
Jodi Hawley - Performance Sciences Advisor 
Vincent Jourdain - High Performance Advisor
Dr. Jane Labreche - Performance Sciences Advisor 
Jessica Levitt - High Performance Advisor
Eugene Liang - High Performance Advisor
Marc-André Moreau - High Performance Advisor
Muriel Morin - Administrative Coordinator
Stacey Murphy - Manager, People and Culture
Emily O'Connor - Senior Coordinator, Culture of Excellence Project
Justin Oliveira - High Performance Advisor
James Ponsford - Controller
Brian Rahill - High Performance Advisor
David Robertson - High Performance Pursuit Advisor
Eman Smadi Sport Data Scientist
Danika Tanguay - Manager, Operations
Cara ThibaultHigh Performance Advisor 
Janelle Utting - Administrative Coordinator
Tania Vicent - High Performance Advisor
Laura Watson - High Performance Pursuit Lead 
George Zarif - Manager, Information Technology

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








Support our athletes’ ongoing success


Media Information

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.