Athletics Ontario Organizational Chart:
Below is a listing of Athletics Ontario staff and their contact information:
Ross Ste-Croix, Executive Director
Phone: 647 352 7214
Ross brings a wide-range of experience in sports-management and administration to the role. His program development and project management skills and experience will help drive the continued development and promotion of athletics in Ontario.
Prior to joining AO, Ste-Croix spent several years with National Sport Organizations (NSO’s) where, in addition to serving as an NSO executive council member with the Coaching Association of Canada, he developed and implemented educational and leadership programs, supporting capacity building grant projects, and provided administrative management. More recently, Ste-Croix served as a Sport Consultant with the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.
Anthony Biggar, Member Services, Programs and Development Manager
Phone: 647 352 7211
Anthony is an active member in the running community and is the Head Coach for the Seneca College cross country team. As an All-Canadian for the University of Toronto, he won 7 medals at the CIS Championships, and became the OTFA Indoor 800m Champion in 1993, Anthony’s active and energetic past speaks for itself.
Responsible for the design, delivery and support of AO programs and services, Anthony aims to explore methods to expand membership benefits. Promoting and encouraging underrepresented groups in athletics (road running, para athletics, race walk) to participate from the grassroots level through to a high performance level, Anthony is determined to engage new communities and clubs across the Province.
AO Duties: Volunteer Program development, Registration Process improvement, Club Development and improvement (Club Excellence Standards), Coaches and Official development, Development Camp opportunities.
Randolph Fajardo, Competitions, Technical Specifications, and Logistics Manager
Phone: 647 352 7208
Randolph is a former national caliber sprinter. He is a multiple Ontario Universities Athletics All-Star recipient and a two-time First Team All-Canadian.
Randolph brings a diverse knowledge of computer programming, software platforms and photo timing to his role. In addition to his expertise with managing the AC Direct database system for entries and results – he has assisted in the coordination and delivery of Athletics Ontario events, including National Qualifier meets, Provincial Championships and the Ontario Summer Games.
In his spare time, Randolph spends time rock climbing and mountain biking.
AO Duties: Para Athlete integration, Athlete Membership ranking system, Championship planning and delivery, Facility Compliance Matrix and Equipment program.
Mehrunnisa Kharodia, Office Assistant
Phone: 647 352 7214
With equal passion for a vast variety of sports, Mehrunnisa has spent time with Soccer Canada, Speed Skating Canada, and the Professional Golfers’ Association of Canada.
Mehrunnisa manages office operations, maintains supplies and equipment, and serves AO members with the latest news. She provides assistance to members with coaching certification questions, or event organization.
AO Duties: Membership registration improvement support, AO engagement and outreach and road running focus.
Kyle Smith, Coach Education and Athlete Development Coordinator
Phone: 647 352 7209
Kyle brings with him a wealth of knowledge and sense of familiarity within the Track and Field community as both a high performance athlete and coach. As founder of the Blue Devils Athletics Club, Kyle’s passion lies in teaching fundamental movement skills and physical literacy through Track and Field inspired activities.
Responsible for coaching development and training opportunities, qualification criteria for athlete development opportunities, identification and performance profiling initiatives and athlete coach development at the High Performance and grassroots levels.
When Kyle isn’t at the track, he can be found training with his track club, the Blue Devils or spending time with his family and new baby girl.
AO Duties: NCCP coaching development (i.e. course calendar, mentor program, evaluation support, Para inclusion, OPHEA support, etc.), athlete development (i.e. training and event opportunities – Canada Summer Games, Dual meets, Games, Provincial teams, etc.).
Melissa Johnstone, Media Relations and Communications Coordinator
Phone: 647 352 7216
Melissa brings experience in brand management, marketing and social media to this role and this positions her well to promote athletics across the province. Prior to joining AO, she worked as a social media marketing consultant, producing content for small businesses across various platforms.
Duties: Developing AO’s brand identity, generating awareness of all AO programs, services and current news through communication tools, managing community outreach and partnership development. She also leads AO’s social media/web strategy, and effectively leverages social media to build communities and engage new athletes, volunteers and donors.
Sheryl Preston, Road Running Coordinator
Phone: 289 214 8333
Sheryl brings with her years of experience in the rowing, running and coaching communities. During her time in Victoria, BC, Sheryl represented Canada for seven years as part of Rowing Canada, earning silver at the 2009 World Championships and two World Cup bronze medals. During this time, Sheryl cross trained and competed in multiple road running series, triathlons, half Ironmans and Ironman Canada.
With extensive knowledge and connections in the road and trail running communities, Sheryl will help establish Athletics Ontario as the premiere destination for road and trail running series.
Duties: Road and trail community engagement, develop road and trail AO running series and sanctioning race events.
Collaboration with Athletics Canada:
Molly Killingbeck, NextGen Manager
Phone: (416) 427 0741
Molly is a former Olympic silver medalist and track athlete who has represented Canada on several occasions. With extensive knowledge on Canada’s high-performance stream, Molly will work to identify Canada’s NextGen athletes, whose performances are five to eight years from the Olympic and Paralympic Podium . Previously, Molly has worked with the 2015 Pan Am/Para PanAm organizing committee as well served as Athletics Canada’s National Event Group and Lead Coach where she was responsible for recruitment and selection of the Integrated Support Team (IST).
When Molly isn’t surrounding herself with future Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls, she can be found enjoying time with her family and dog.
Duties: Quest for Gold and OHPSI funding for athletes and coaches, athlete talent identification and Professional Development opportunities for Coaches and implementing para-athletic development programs in the Province of Ontario.
Jim Catton, Run, Jump, Throw, Wheel (RJTW) Program Coordinator
Phone: 647 352 7214
Jim’s beliefs and understanding of Long Term Athletic Development, Fundamental Movement Skills, Learning Strategies and Fun have contributed to his unique and engaging approach to athletic development. Jim brings a wide variety of experience and education with him that ensures he is consistently creating an active environment for youth.
Seeking to expand Ontario’s network of delivery partners, Jim shares the RJTW program with groups across the Province to develop athletic skills for track and field and provide a strong foundation for all athletics in every sport. Jim has consistently been able to create viable partner models to share the philosophy and physical literacy program for athletic development within the community.
Jim is dedicated to giving back to the youth in his community, he coaches football and track and field in Brampton.
Duties: Delivery of RJTW program in Ontario, instructor recruitment and training, partnership development.