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Below is a listing of Athletics Ontario staff and their contact information:

Paul Osland, Chief Executive Officer

Paul has been a competitive athlete in the sport of athletics for a number of years. He was a member of the Canadian National team (1987-1992) at the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, Pan American Games and many other international events. He currently holds the Ontario Open Indoor 600m record, which he set back in 1985.

Paul brings a wide-range of experience in business development and corporate experience combined with his entrepreneurial venture capital experience, and these skills will help him drive the continued development and promotion of athletics in Ontario. Additionally, he has 25 plus years of progressively responsible leadership roles in both the business world and athletics community.

Anthony Biggar, Director, Member Services, Programs and Development

Anthony is an active member in the running community, competes on occasion and is currently on the Officiating pathway. As an All-Canadian for the University of Toronto, he won 7 medals at the CIS (now USports) Championships and became the OTFA (now AO) 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, Manager, Competitions, Technical Specification & Logistics

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.

Angela Whyte, Manager, High Performance

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AO Duties:

Manages all aspects of the Athletics Ontario high-performance programs including Quest for Gold and Team Ontario (OHPSI).  Angela maintains and updates the Athletics Ontario high-performance strategy to ensure Ontario athletes and coaches have the best opportunities to succeed on a national and international level.

Sheryl Preston, Associate Manager, Trail & Road Running

Sheryl brings with her years of experience in the rowing, running and coaching communities. Sheryl represented Canada for seven years as part of Rowing Canada, earning silver at the 2009 World Championships and two World Cup bronze medals. Since, she has discovered the strength and unity that running brings to communities and people after participating in over 20+ marathons and ultra marathons across North America, and as a member of multiple running clubs and groups.

With extensive knowledge and connections in the road and trail running communities, Sheryl is helping to build bridges in running communities between runners of all levels, coaches, clubs and race directors to foster the continued growth in the participation of our sport.

AO Duties:

Road and trail community engagement; Trillium Running Series development and organization; race sanctioning and insurance; organizer of the yearly Race Director Summit, and the producer of our new Trillium Running Podcast.

Shehara Vanniasinkam, Manager, Finance & Operations

Shehara brings with her years of experience in bookkeeping and administrative management.

AO Duties:

Bookkeeping, various administrative duties.

Saheed Khan, Associate Manager, Athlete, Coach & Officials Development

Saheed has been involved in the sport of athletics for many years.  As an athlete, Saheed has experience competing on provincial teams and competing for Canada at the NACAC Cross Country Championships in 2009, 2012, 2014 and the I.A.A.F. World Cross Country Championships in 2009. Saheed has experience as a club coach and as a provincial team coach. 

AO Duties:

Help assess, coordinate, and provide clear steps to coaches to complete their Athletics Coaching certification pathways, coordinates the hosting of NCCP Athletics Ontario Coaching Education Courses, coordinates the updates for Athletics Ontario Coaches NCCP Locker accounts, provides reminders and updates on professional development coaching education opportunities.

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