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Staff Directory

Chery Bennett

Member Services Coordinator

Phone: 416-426-7132

General Inquiries; Membership Registration System (MRS); Letters of Good Standing; Online Shopping Cart; Sport Court Rentals; Insurance; Special Event Sanctioning; Volunteer Management and OVAtion Banquet

Jo-Anne Ljubicic

Executive Director

Phone: 416.426.7414

Strategic Planning, Grant Applications, Board and Committee Governance, Sponsorship and Revenue Generation

Carrie Campbell

Manager of Indoor Programs

Phone: 416-426-7433

Responsible for planning, developing, and guiding Association staff for all OVA Youth Competitions and Ontario Championships deliverables; Overseeing the growth and development of all OVA Indoor athlete programming; Indoor Adult Recreational Leagues

Kerish Maharaj

Manager of Community Outreach and Grassroots Programs

Phone: 647.477.2942

SPIKES House league and On the Road programs; SMASHBALL; Hoops and SPIKES; Ontario Winter Games and Regional Team programs; ADP support; Ontario Championships. 

Mark Wiersma

Youth Competitions Lead

Phone: 416.426.7428

16U-18U Girls & Boys Indoor Youth Competitions; Facility Partnerships; Ontario Championships; Team Ontario/HPC/Regional/Tall Maples Program Support

Kaitlin Malyon

Indoor Programs Coordinator

Phone: 416.426.7321

11U-15U Girls & Boys Indoor Youth Competitions and Ontario Championships

Kelvin Cheng

Operations Lead

Phone: 416.426.7233

Refereeing Program; Coaching Program; Police Screening Management; Club Forms; Coach Certification; Beach Tour

Suzanne Wallace

Manager of Beach Programs

Phone: 416.426.7396

Ashbridge's Bay Beach Volleyball; Beach Adult Recreational Leagues, Beach Court Rentals, Special Event Permitting, Ashbridge Camps & Clinics; OVA Beach Tour

Louis-Pierre Mainville

Director of Athlete Development

Phone: 416.426.7047

Process and Policy for High Performance Sport; Athlete Development (Indoor, Beach & Sitting); Coaching & Officials Development (Indoor, Beach & Sitting); Volleyball Canada Centre of Excellence Management; Manage High Performance Indoor and Beach Development Coaches

Angie Shen

Senior Beach Development Coach

Provide Leadership and Guidance to Ontario Beach Coaches; Mentor Team Ontario Beach coaches, Train and Coach OVA Beach Provincial & Canada Games Teams; Develop curriculum for Ontario beach pathway; Manage OVA Beach High Performance Programs, Identification camps and process.

Lauren Breadner

Athlete Development Lead

Phone: 416-426-7183

Develop and manage programming for the High Performance Plan; Lead the OVA High Performance Athlete Identification Process; Assist Team Ontario coaches in the delivery of the Team Ontario training; Deliver the OHPSI program for men’s volleyball; Implement strategies for coach development

Alishia Lidums

Director of Volleyball Operations

Phone: 416.426.7431

Program Development & Delivery for Indoor, Beach and Sitting; Program Budgets; Grant writing and delivery; Management of Operations Staff and Interns; Special Event Management (Ontario Championships, Hall of Fame and OVAtion Banquet);  Major National Event hosting. 

Jennifer Harkness

Director of Finance & Administration

Phone: 416.426.7318

Financial Operations, Human Resources, Risk Management and Administration

Dylan Brennand

Communications Coordinator

Phone: 647-277-7965

Website Maintenance; Communications; Public and Media Relations; Digital and Social Media

Oklend Llakaj

Operations Coordinator

Phone: 647-277-7963

Youth Competition Support; Club Forms; Respect in Sport; Refereeing/Coaching Certification Support; Sitting Volleyball Support; OVA Beach Tour;