Board of Directors

Krista Crozier, R.Kin
President

I graduated from McMaster in 2009. For the last several years I have been working as a registered kinesiologist and diabetes educator with the Guelph family health team and Diabetes Care Guelph. I am passionate about promoting the profession of kinesiology and truly believe that we have the ability to drastically improve the health system and make all Ontario residents not only move better but live better.

Devon Blackburn, R.Kin
President Elect

Dr. Steven Fischer, R.Kin
Secretary/Treasurer

Dr. Steven Fischer is a Registered Kinesiologist, Canadian Certified Professional Ergonomist and Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo. Steve is passionate about applied research and teaches courses related to ergonomics, MSD prevention and return-to-work. As Director of the Occupational Biomechanics and Ergonomics Lab, his research aims to optimize function and performance in the workplace by improving tools to support digital human modeling and functional capacity evaluations. In 2014, the Surgeon General of the Canadian Armed Forces awarded Steve with the Major Sir Frederick Banting Award for Military Health Research and in 2017 the Government of Ontario awarded Steve an Early Researcher Award. Steve is passionate about strong leadership and vision for both the discipline and practice of Kinesiology, where he has served on the Canadian Kinesiology Alliance Board of Directors (2012-13), and now serves on the Ontario Kinesiology Board of Directors (since 2017).

Greg Gillam, R.Kin
Vice President

Greg Gillam graduated from the University of Guelph in 1988 and has worked in a wide variety of public and private health care settings. Greg has been involved with the Ontario Kinesiology Association since 1992. His roles have included; Membership Co-Director in 1994, President-Elect in 1996, President in 1997, Past-President in 1998, Secretary in 1999 and 2000 and Vice President for 2019. Greg was the contact person for the OKA to the Ontario Ministry of Health in the years leading up to Kinesiology becoming regulated. From 1997 to 2015, Greg was involved in many meetings with the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council (HPRAC), the Ontario Ministry of Finance and with numerous local MPPs. Greg has twice been voted by his peers as an “Educationally Influential Kinesiologist” for the Knowledge transfer projects of the Institute for Work and Health. Greg sees the profession of Kinesiology being pivotal to support Ontarians in their health and well being.

Sabrina Francescut, R.Kin
Immediate Past-President

Deny Brulotte, R.Kin
Director

As a graduate of the University of Windsor Honours Degree in Kinesiology (Human Kinetics) Deny pursued a variety of kinesiology practices from: personal training, clinical assessments and treatments, ergonomics, disability management with return to work programming and clinic management that included completing FAE, PDAs and PDAs.   With over 25 years of rehabilitation experience assessing and treating patients, he has worked in various settings providing exercise prescription, as well as treating patients with acute and chronic conditions. He has also worked in various treatment settings including spas to multidisciplinary clinics, home care visits,  factories and insurance companies. He has extensive experience treating motor vehicle accident patients, post-operative patients, elite athletes, private patients as well as WSIB workers.  His unique approaches to treatments encompass his diverse kinesiology background.  His goal, no mater what the cause of injury or ailment is to restore complete movement, eliminate pain and return clients back to work and to a healthy state of being.

Renee Raymond, R.Kin
Director

Renee Raymond is a Registered Kinesiologist and Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) who is currently completing her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. She has applied the science of human movement in a wide range of capacities throughout her career. She is currently serving as a Clinical Specialist on the Health Services Team at Intact Insurance assisting with RTW. She has previously served as a Return-to-Work Specialist with the WSIB, working with the Mental Stress Injuries team facilitating RTW for clients with mental stress, serious, musculoskeletal, and occupational disease injuries.  Renee owns and operates Toronto Pulse CPR, a Lifesaving Society Affiliate first aid and CPR company, which she founded in 2012. An advocate for integrating the science of human movement into health care, Renee sits on the board of directors for the Ontario Kinesiology Association and serves on the Patient Relations Committee of the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario. Renee holds a degree in Kinesiology and Health Science/Psychology from York University and a Level B certificate in Psychometric Assessments from Yorkville University.

Jory Kettles, R.Kin
Director

Jory works as the Manager of Rehabilitation and Chronic Disease Programs at a rural acute care hospital in Ontario where he leads multiple teams of diverse regulated healthcare professionals in the delivery of care to patients across the healthcare spectrum, including acute and chronic, inpatient and outpatient. As a Registered Kinesiologist, Jory has worked in a variety of roles and settings, including public hospital, private practice, post-secondary education, fitness, recreation, public health, and chronic disease management. He has worked predominantly to improve access to exercise programming and health promotion for marginalized and underserviced populations. Driven by the belief that the human body is designed to be in motion, and that regular physical activity plays a critical role in promoting health, Jory continues to advocate for and support the integration of exercise into the primary healthcare setting.

Evyanne Wooding, R.Kin
Director

Hello!  My name is Evyanne and I’ve been involved in the field of Kinesiology since graduating from the University of Ottawa Human Kinetics program in 2007. Since then, I’ve held both clinical and research roles within private practice and hospital-based settings. These experiences have taught me how to deliver realistic and best-practice based programs to my patients. Currently I’m employed as the Research Manager of the Division of Prevention and Rehabilitation at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. Within this role I supervise practicing Kinesiologists who are responsible for the day-to-day patient related activities such as fitness testing and exercise sessions. As an OKA Director I have witnessed firsthand how much our profession has grown these last few years. I’m excited to see how the next chapter will unfold!

Brett Hicks. R.Kin
Director

Brett has been a member of the OKA since he received his Kinesiology degree from, Brock University, in 2004.  He then continued his education and graduated from, the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy, in 2009.  He operates a private practice in Niagara where he focuses on the integrated mechanics of movement and how the mechanical system of our body can influence our health.
Jillian Walker, R.Kin
Director

Jillian Walker is a graduate from the specialized Honours Kinesiology and Health Sciences program at York University. Jillian has a post graduate diploma in Sport Business Management from Durham College, has obtained numerous qualifications ranging from Office Ergonomics to Physical Demand Analysis, and has experience as a WorkWell Functional Capacity Evaluator, personal trainer, and coach in multiple sports. Having competed at a varsity level in basketball and lacrosse, Jillian has cultivated a health and fitness-based lifestyle approach, and through this has developed a passion for helping others rehabilitate through functional movement. She expresses this passion as a Registered Kinesiologist at Altum Health, and has joined the Ontario Kinesiology Association (OKA) to help grow the profession of Kinesiology.

Isaac Olajos, R.Kin
Director

Stephen Maniscalco, R.Kin
Director

Stephen graduated from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario with an Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology, Bachelor of Education and Master of Public Health degrees.  He is a member and director for the Ontario Kinesiology Association (OKA), a member of the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario (CoKO), a member of the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT), and a member of the R&D committee for the Canadian Kinesiology Alliance (CKA). Stephen is passionate about promoting active lifestyles.  Working as a Registered Kinesiologist (R.Kin) he encourages others to stay active in office environments through appropriate ergonomics in the workplace.  He has experience developing safe and appropriate rehabilitative exercise programs for motor vehicle accident (MVA) clients, individuals with chronic pain, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis, concussions and various other medical conditions. Stephen engages with diverse groups and individuals to stay up to date with the prevailing research in Canada around human movement and performance.

Matthew Assiniwe, R.Kin
Director

My name is Matthew Assiniwe, I live on Manitoulin Island where I’m practicing as a Kinesiologist in my hometown of Wikwemikong Unceded Territory. I have been a part of the Ontario Kinesiology Association since being registered with the College of Kinesiologist since the Spring of 2016 and joined the Board of Directors team November 2018. So far it has been a wonderful experience and the team holds a wealth of knowledge and kinesiology backgrounds.

In my down time, I can be seen weight training at our local fitness centre, taking my morning or night walks, playing my bass guitars, reading various sci-fi novels and star gazing. 

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