Skate Canada Board of Directors – 2014-15

Skate Canada’s Board of Directors is made up of 14 elected and appointed volunteers from across Canada. The Chief Executive Officer will act as the ex-officio taking the board total to 15. Policy and direction are established by the board of directors and communicated to the sections from the national office. The board meets throughout the year and major policy decisions are taken to the wider membership of the association through Skate Canada’s Annual General Meeting.

Board of Directors

Position Term Executive Member
President 2013-2015 Leanna Caron Switzerland
Past President 2013-2015 Benoit Lavoie Beauport, QC
Director 2014-2016 Kristy Balkwill Toronto, ON
Director 2013-2015 Karen Butcher Greely, ON
Director (Ontario Region) 2014-2015 Traci Fong Kirkland Lake, ON
Director 2014-2016 Rod Garossino Calgary, AB
Director 2014-2016 Leslie Keen Vancouver, BC
Director (Coaching) 2013-2015 Monica Lockie Keswick, ON
Director (Western Region) 2014-2015 Lorraine Mapoles Kelowna, BC
Director 2014-2015 Mary Ellen McDonald Winnipeg, MB
Director (Eastern Region) 2014-2015 Bev Power Labrador City, NL
Director 2013-2015 Sally Rehorick Vancouver, BC
Director (Quebec Region) 2014 -2015 Sylvie Simard St-Jean-Chrysostome, QC
Director (Athlete Rep.) 2013-2015 Shae Zukiwsky Toronto, ON

Section Chairs

Section Chair  
BC/Yukon Lorraine Mapoles West Kelowna, BC
Alberta/NWT/Nunavut Sharon Dingle Calgary, AB
Saskatchewan Margaret Auringer Maidstone, SK
Manitoba Donna Yee St. Andrews, MB
Northern Ontario Traci Fong Kirkland Lake, ON
Western Ontario Brenda VanEngelen Watford, ON
Central Ontario Paul Cotter Alliston, ON
Eastern Ontario Gloria Brighten Kanata, ON
Quebec Sylvie Simard Laval, QC
New Brunswick Marc Robichaud Dieppe, NB
Nova Scotia Ross Ashbourne Dartmouth, NS
Prince Edward Island Amy MacMillan York, PE
Newfoundland/Labrador Bev Power Labrador City, NL

Skate Canada Board Members may be contacted at:

Skate Canada Standing (Board) Committees

CEO Operational Review Committee   Governance Committee
Leanna Caron, Chair   Karen Butcher
Karen Butcher   Leanna Caron
Rod Garossino   Lorraine Mapoles
Leslie Keen   Mary Ellen McDonald
Benoît Lavoie   Juliet O'Brien
Mary Ellen McDonald   Steve Scherrer
    Rhonda Tanton
External Relations Committee    
Benoît Lavoie, Chair   Membership Policy Committee
Leanna Caron    Rod Garossino, Chair
Cathy Dalton   Kristy Balkwill
Rod Garossino   Gloria Brighten
Shae Zukiwsky   Traci Fong
    Monica Lockie
Finance & Risk Management Committee   Bev Power
Mary Ellen McDonald, Chair   Lorraine Mapoles
Kristy Balkwill   Debbie MacMurdo
Leslie Keen   Sylvie Simard
Elizabeth MacKay    

Skate Canada Operational (CEO) Committees

Athlete Fund & Alumni Committee   Officials Development Committee
Marcus Christensen, Chair   Beth Crane, Chair
Rod Garossino   André-Marc Allain
Leslie Keen   Sheila Beard
Benoît Lavoie   Laura Carr
Ann Shaw   Sharon Dahl
Martin Smith   Debbie Islam
Tessa Virtue   Patty Klein
Tracy Wilson   Jeff Lukasik
Celina Stipanic, Staff Lead   Sabrina Wong
    Meredith Warner, Staff Lead
Coaching Development Committee    
Monica Lockie, Chair    Sections Coordinating Committee
Laurene Collin-Knoblauch   Traci Fong, Chair
Pascal Denis   Ross Ashbourne
Raoul LeBlanc   Marg Auringer
Paul MacIntosh   Gloria Brighten
Keegan Murphy   Leanna Caron
Megan Svistovski   Paul Cotter
Mary Liz Wiley   Sharon Dingle
 Josée Bourdon, Staff Lead   Amy MacMillan
    Lorraine Mapoles
Hall of Fame & Heritage Committee   Bev Powers
Ann Shaw, Chair   Marc Robichaud
Bill Boland   Sylvie Simard
Frances Dafoe-Bogin   Brenda VanEngelen
Diane Imrie   Donna Yee
Benoît Lavoie   Norm Proft, Staff Lead
Dorothy Leamen    
Manon Perron   Technical Coordinating Committee
Sally Rehorick   Reaghan Fawcett, Chair
Emery Leger, Staff Lead   Andrew Bosco
    Sylvain Guibord
High Performance Development Committee   Cody Hay
Shae Zukiwsky, Chair   Janice Hunter
Lee Barkell   Debbie Islam
Jennifer Beauchamp   Darlene Josepph
Andrea Derby   Paul MacIntosh
Patrice Lauzon   Joanne MacLeod
Nicole LeBlanc-Richard   Shawn Winter
Monica Lockie   Renee Bellevance, Staff Lead
Joanne MacLeod    
Brian Orser    
Staff Lead - TBD    
Officials Assignment & Promotion Committee    
Karen Howard, Chair    
André-Marc Allain    
Susan Blatz    
Marie Bowness    
Sylvain Guibord    
Benoît Lavoie    
Carolyn MacEwan    
Karen Robertson    
Krista Sellers    
Laura Baker, Staff Lead    

Skate Canada Committee Chairs can be contacted at:

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