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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; 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

Alishia Lidums

Director of Volleyball Operations

Phone: 416.426.7431

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

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

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

Kerish Maharaj

Manager of Communications & Community Outreach

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; Diversity and inclusion; Marketing and Communications. 

Mark Wiersma

Youth Competitions Lead

Phone: 416.426.7428

16U-18U Girls & Boys Indoor Youth Competitions; Facility Partnerships; Ontario Championships; Sport Court rentals. 

Jacob Barker

Indoor Programs Coordinator

Phone: 416.426.7321

4V4-15U Girls & Boys Indoor Youth Competitions and Ontario Championships; Convention Centre events. 

Kelvin Cheng

Operations Lead

Phone: 416.426.7233

Refereeing Program; Coaching Program; Police Screening Management;  Coach Certification; Beach Tour lead.

Oklend Llakaj

Operations Coordinator

Phone: 647-277-7963

Youth Competition Support; Convention Centre events; Club Forms; Respect in Sport; Refereeing/Coaching Certification Support; Sitting Volleyball Support; 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 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

Dylan Brennand

Digital Media Coordinator

Phone: 647-277-7965

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

George Huffman

Communications Coordinator

Written and Video Communication; Website Maintenance; Event Coverage; Hall of Fame Research; AGM Research; Community Interest Stories

Jennifer Harkness

Director of Finance & Administration

Phone: 416.426.7318

Financial Operations, Human Resources, Risk Management and Administration

Mario Rando


Phone: (416) 426-7105